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Cowes – Torquay winning Apache 41 Race Boat – “Flyin’ Falcon” for sale in Southampton

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Cowes - Torquay winning Apache 41 Race Boat - "Flyin' Falcon" for sale in Southampton

Cowes – Torquay winning Apache 41 Race Boat – “Flyin’ Falcon” for sale in Southampton

2015 Cowes – Torquay powerboat race – 4th overall, 1st in class

Rare opportunity to purchase  this Apache 41 race boat ‘Flyin’ Falcon’ born in the heat of Miami’s 188th Street, known as Thunderboat Row.

Built from Kevlar & Carbon fibre and powered with twin Chief Engines 950hp engine ‘Flyin Falcon’ is offered complete with lots of extras including; a triple axle road trailer for easy boat movement.

‘Flyin Falcon’ is in a very presentable condition, she is true ‘turn key’ boat.

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1984 Maxi 108 for sale in Aegean, Greece

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

 

1984 Maxi 108 for sale in Aegean, Greece

1984 Maxi 108 for sale in Aegean, Greece

Designed by Pelle Petterson, this Swedish built Maxi 108 sleeps five in two double and a pilot berth, She has been well maintained by her Yacht Master owner and benefits from full osmosis treatment in 2017 at which time all her side windows were replaced.

Auxiliary powered by a Yanmar 30 diesel engine and Sail Drive which was installed in 2008, this Maxi 108 engine room was then updated and relined in 2018.

Other equipment includes a big sound system with cockpit speakers, 30 inch TV plus DVD player, Grill and Oven (2015), Jabsco head (2016) with stainless steel holding tank, new cockpit table and Compass (2017), new cockpit cushions, new capstan (2018), 1500w Inverter (2017) and new batteries (2018). Extensive sail wardrobe, spray hood, bimini and sun awning.

This Maxi 108 is complete with safety equipment including Six-man liferaft (Serviced 2017), Life Jackets, Harness, Lifebuoys and LifeSling System.

British Registered for secure transfer of Title.

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1974 Nautor Swan 41 for sale in Italy

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
1974 Nautor Swan 41 for sale in Italy

1974 Nautor Swan 41 for sale in Italy

A wonderful example of the Sparkman & Stephens Swan 41, ‘Something for us’ is ready for new owners to enjoy and sail her.

This 1974 Swan 41 was hull no.20 of 61 produced between 1973-1977. She has benefitted from continual maintenance throughout her life including a new Perkins 80Hp engine in 1990, extensive refit in 2007-2008 including an overhaul of engine and a new teak deck. In 2014 the electric system was replaced and Osmosis treatment which was undertaken in 2004.

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1969 Fairey Spearfish for sale in Falmouth, Cornwall

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
1969 Fairey Spearfish for sale in Falmouth, Cornwall

1969 Fairey Spearfish for sale in Falmouth, Cornwall

Exquisite and Exceptional.  A very rare opportunity.

Every enthusiast for Fairey Marine powerboats knows that the hard-to-find Spearfish encapsulates the advantages of a GRP hull with fabulous sea-keeping capabilities (derived from the Huntsman 31) giving a soft and dry ride.

This Spearfish is very rare due to the wooden superstructure on that GRP hull with such elegant lines.  This wooden top Spearfish by Fairey Marine is a joy to the eye and in concours condition.

Current and previous owners have maintained this boat fastidiously to keep her as original as possible ensuring desirability while also doing whatever is needed.  Thus, in addition to gleaming  varnish and glistening topsides the engines blocks have electric pre-heaters switched on by a phone app which when the boat is connected to shore-power. These warm the engines before arrival/start-up to reduce smoke and increase engine longevity.  A powerful bow thruster with its own battery system aids coming alongside helping make that a calm experience.

New teak decks were fitted in 2011/12 and subsequently re-painted this boat has for many years been dry-stored out of the sunlight and washed with fresh water after salt-water enjoyment.

This fine vessel is not for the shy – she turns heads wherever she goes.

As a reminder: In the late 1960s the ‘plug’ used to make the mould for the Spearfish was a Fairey Huntsman 31 – the high-water mark of the Fairey Marine powerboat range.  Early GRP hulls were made almost as thick as the wooden hulls they replaced so by modern standards this is a very solid GRP hull. Couple that to the fabulous dry and soft ride that a Fairey Huntsman 31 has – and by extension the Fairey Spearfish – then one can understand why these boats so rarely come on the market and are so sought-after when they do.

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1977 Nautor Swan 47 for sale in Salerno, Italy

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
1977 Nautor Swan 47 for sale in Salerno, Italy

1977 Nautor Swan 47 for sale in Salerno, Italy

‘Grampus’ is an S&S Nautor Swan 47 Mark I. This gives her a larger master cabin compared to the Mark II version.

The Sparkman & Stephens Swan 47 is a very powerful sailing yacht with impeccable sea manners and performance, especially upwind. In her current configuration she is easily handled by 2 or more crew.

This Nautor Swan 47 has benefitted from continual maintenance and upgrades throughout its life, including an engine rebuild in 2017, new Mase generator in 2001, new electronics in 2011, new sails in 2011, a new water maker in 2008 to name just a few items.

Owner’s comments:

A great boat that navigates in an impeccable, fast and manageable way. Add the comfort of a new power generator, a desalinator, a motorised furler, a new teak deck with a thickness of 12mm. The Yanmar engine has also been totally renewed with a new shaft line. Propeller Max-Prop.

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1985 Moody 47 for sale in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
1985 Moody 47 for sale in Baja California Sur, Mexico

1985 Moody 47 for sale in Baja California Sur, Mexico

1985 Moody 47 lying in Mexico.

This Moody 47 spent 1987-1997 ashore in dry storage, followed by 10 years on a fresh water lake, so it has not seen the usage or wear and tear you would expect from a 30+ year old boat.

The Moody 47 is a great example of yet another successful design to come from the drawing board of Bill Dixon. With a full beam master cabin aft and a spacious saloon this centre cockpit cruiser is well thought out and comfortable for longer distance cruising.

The current owners have recently replaced the navigation equipment to a modern Garmin system, added a Kubota generator, new ICOM SSB, Maxwell windlass along with a new stove and water heater.

Owner’s comments:

‘Divershun’ has been well maintained, teak is in great shape, the gel coat waxed to look new too, over all a very clean boat.

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1977 Nautor Swan 47 for sale in Malta

Friday, February 15th, 2019
1977 Nautor Swan 47 for sale in Malta

1977 Nautor Swan 47 for sale in Malta

13mm Teak Deck new in 2012

‘Pulsar II’ is an S&S Nautor Swan 47 MK II and was the first hull with the Mk II interior. This gives her a larger saloon and slightly smaller aft cabin compared to her earlier sisters with her mast just forward of the saloon table instead of in the middle of the table. She was built in June 1977.

The Sparkman & Stevens Swan 47 is a very powerful sailing yacht with impeccable sea manners and performance, especially upwind. In her current configuration she is easily handled by 2 or more crew.

The Current owners purchased in Palma, Majorca in 2001. She was shipped to the UK via cargo ship and went immediately into a yard for professional work on the hull and the yacht in general. Over the next 2 years she was heavily refitted.

In 2004 the rig was un-stepped, all fittings removed and the aluminium tube painted in white Awlgrip. All mast fittings including the rod kicker were also painted. The mast was re-assembled and re-stepped after all rigging and electrics were checked and replaced as required.

The work was carried out at the Swan service centre, Camper & Nicholsons, Gosport.

Since then she has been continuously updated. In 2012 she had a new 13mm teak deck, new instrumentation including a chart plotter at the helm position in a custom built stainless steel frame, new anchor chain and a new cruising furling genoa in 2014.

The hull is original gel which is in very good condition. The coach roof and cockpit were painted in 2012 with white Awlgrip, 6 coats.

She was very successfully raced in 2003, achieving overall amateur winner of the Swan Europeans and 1st in class in JOG Cat 3 Class 1 summer series.

In 2004 she left the UK and was sailed to the Mediterranean. In 2005 she arrived in Malta and has been based in Malta since that date and has been updated every year with the concept of keeping her as original as is practical.

Every summer she has sailed to Greece and cruised the Ionian Islands and the Aegean Greek islands, returning to Malta in September for the winter ashore.

‘Pulsar II’ is currently registered with Small Ships Register, UK.

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2010 Revival 45 Gentlemans Motor Yacht for sale in Sardinia

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
2010 Revival 45 Gentlemans Motor Yacht for sale in Sardinia

2010 Revival 45 Gentlemans Motor Yacht for sale in Sardinia

The Revival 45 is unquestionably the ultimate Gentlemans Motor Yacht in her size range; designed and built by some of the best in the business for a discerning owner she oozes style, comfort and performance in a very well specified and understated package.

Designed around the picnic / LD / Lobster boat styling the Revival 45 is unlike other similar boats which have “corridor accommodation”. From the impressive wheelhouse, where you can serve a full meal for six cooked on the electric BBQ with ingredients from the deck fridge and wine from the chiller or storage cupboard, you go below decks to a huge U shaped Saloon and fully equipped Galley area where a dishwasher is anticipated not an added extra. With mains power provided by shorepower, generator (last serviced May 2016) or inverter (new 2015) there is no shortage of power for every occasion.

Certainly not a boat for lunch and dinner – a fine motor yacht for extended cruising with family and friends, after all if you want the company she sleeps eight adults in two doubles and two drop down U shaped saloon seating area’s….

Her master cabin has so much full beam space between the cabin door and the foot of the bed that you feel like you are on a much larger boat, a true home from home feeling throughout enhanced by her very high quality interior joinery and fittings.

With a second bathroom at the foot of the companionway steps which doubles as day head and guest head along with a self-contained guest cabin the Revival 45 offers friends their own private accommodation.

Powered by the very latest Volvo IPS engines (last serviced 2019) with twin counter-rotating propellers mounted on steerable pods under the hull this Revival 45 offers the ultimate in 360 degree docking, reduced fuel consumption / greater range and reduced emissions. With reduced sound levels and the engine fumes exhausting through the center of the propellers there is no diesel smell when travelling at low speed downwind which is normally a real problem for conventional wheelhouse shaft driven motor yachts.

Volvo Penta’s Joystick control provides fingertip handling with perfect precision making docking and close-quarter manoeuvring simple, even fun. Forget complicated manoeuvres in crowded marinas, just move the joystick in any direction and the Revival 45 will follow. At speed, in addition to the conventional wheel and throttle controls, if you wish you can manoeuvre her with precision at all speeds. You steer comfortably by pushing and rotating the joystick.

Aft of the large cockpit, which benefits from a retractable bimini shade, the hydraulic lifting tender lift / bathing platform is a real feature on this motor yacht whether lowering, either just above or just below the waters surface, for swimmers or alternatively using the remote control until lowering it further to simply drive on board with a tender full of shopping…

At sea the hull of this Revival 45 gentlemans motor yacht performs as you would expect from the world renowned team at TT Boat Design, originators and designers of the Nelson range amongst many other well-known leisure and commercial hull designs.

Dark blue hull, white superstructure, varnished toe rail, superyacht quality stainless anchor, rails and fittings together with her exposed laminated wheelhouse frames turns heads of owners of even the largest superyachts when the Revival 45 is in port.

Owners Comments

This Revival 45 motor yacht is a kind and gentle boat, much loved, and I hope will be equally loved by her new owners.

Brokers Comments

I know every inch and aspect of this boat personally having been fortunate enough to be involved with her complete life from inception through design and build and on to her operation in Southern England, the length of the French canals, and four years in the Mediterranean in all cases where she has been perfectly at home and capable.

Full Mediterranean specification including air conditioning, passerelle and hydraulic bathing platform / tender lift coupled with her ease of handling and economy provided by her Volvo IPS drives with joystick control.

This Revival 45 benefits from new antifoul, anodes and full safety equipment upgrade and service ready for the season.

Viewing is highly recommended with easy access close to Olbia airport.

This Vessel is Part 1 British Registered for secure transfer of Title.

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1984 Hallberg-Rassy 352 for sale in Bahamas

Thursday, January 17th, 2019
1984 Hallberg-Rassy 352 for sale in Bahamas

1984 Hallberg-Rassy 352 for sale in Bahamas

Sturdy construction, superb craftsmanship and signature seaworthiness

The Hallberg Rassy 352 is one of the most sought after model of all categories on the pre owned boat market.

This Hallberg Rassy 352 benefits from a great specification including, a bow thruster, renovated teak deck, 2009 Yanmar engine, Honda generator, solar panels, new batteries, new sea cocks, EPIRB, liferaft, AIS, Autopilot, Hydrovane wind steering system to name just a few items.

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1979 Nautor Swan 39 for sale in Flensburg, Germany

Thursday, January 17th, 2019
1979 Nautor Swan 39 for sale in Flensburg, Germany

1979 Nautor Swan 39 for sale in Flensburg, Germany

Owner’s Comments:

MOIN started her life as ‘Roratonga’ in 1979 delivered from the shipyard of Nautor Swan to Germany. Since then she had 3 owners. From the mid nineties to 2003 the Swan was called Nirwana owned by an experienced yacht builder who strengthened her keel construction, modified the keel from 2,20m to 2,0m depth, now with a torpedo. The interior was redesigned from racer to performance cruiser. In that time the boat sailed from its home habour in North Germany to Finland and Portugal.

In 2003 I acquired the boat and named it Moin. The boat got a teak deck and was repainted. I sold the boat in 2007 to an owner in Copenhagen who invested in a new mast, navigation, sails and engine. The boat got automated with an electric forestay furler, anchorage system, furling main sail system and electric winches. The boat received a new upholstery, a bow thruster, a heating system and a new sprayhood.

In 2017 I bought the boat back from the Danish owner. Moin is today fully automated and can easily be sailed by one person or a couple. I mostly sail in the region of southern Denmark / North Germany but she is fully capable to go long distance.

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