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So Fast Sun Fast! Jeanneau Sun Fast 20 for sale

So Fast Sun Fast! Jeanneau Sun Fast 20 for sale

Friday, 25 October 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Jeanneau Sun Fast 20 trailer sailer. The Sail Fast is an ideal trailer-sailer with a lifting keel, retractable spinnaker boom and a self-tacking jib (new in 2012). The trailer bearings and brakes have been serviced recently and engine dates from 2006. The mast can be raised and lowered single handedly making this a very versatile and easy yacht to own. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Moody 31 for sale

New Instructions – Moody 31 for sale

Friday, 18 October 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Moody 31. These really are superb boats – in fact nearly 300 were built (both MKI and MKII). Of important note are the recent upgrades to this yacht including standing rigging and a new Volvo engine in 2011. Designed by Bill Dixon, the Mk I Moody 31 was built from late 1983 to the end of 1985, at which time it was superseded by the Mk II, which was virtually identical except for the addition of a sugar scoop stern. Production continued until 1991. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

Sailing and a Formal Qualification – A great combination!

Sailing and a Formal Qualification – A great combination!

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Thinking about a career in the marine industry or are you looking for a new direction in your life? Then the Foundation Degree in Yacht Operations might be right for you and although the 2013-2014 term has started there is still time to enrol!

New Instructions – Beneteau Flyer Viva 9.20 for sale

New Instructions – Beneteau Flyer Viva 9.20 for sale

Tuesday, 08 October 2013

Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a very well presented Beneteau Flyer Viva 9.20. The Flyer 9.20 offers superb cockpit space and a very well appointed spacious interior. To port of the companionway is the large galley area while opposite are the heads and access to the large double cabin. On viewing the boat and taking the photos I was impressed with her very tidy and clean presentation throughout. She is fitted with (reversible) air conditioning though this was wired to a previously installed generator so it would need re-connecting. Or if a generator was required everything is in place to reinstall one. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Beneteau Antares 8 for sale

New Instructions – Beneteau Antares 8 for sale

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a one owner from new Beneteau Antares 8. Fitted with the Nanni 200hp diesel inboard the Antares provides economical cruising in comfort. This Antares 8 has many extras including the very useful cockpit seating (with cushions) and table, which converts into a sensible sunbed too. The full cockpit enclosure ensures whatever the weather the cockpit can be used. Shore power, hot and cold water and holding tank complete a very full package. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Gibsea 284 for sale

New Instructions – Gibsea 284 for sale

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Gibsea 284 described by PBO as ‘A wolf in sheep’s clothing’. This is also described as a yacht that performs well and a lively coastal cruiser for a family. This model is fitted with the (simple) lifting keel and twin bilge keels/plates. With her twin rudders she sits quite comfortably on good ground. She is clean, tidy and well presented. Her shallow draft makes her ideal for shallow waters or those who like to take advantage of quieter backwaters. In summary, a really nice boat and one to be viewed soon. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Sovereign 40 (deck saloon) for sale

New Instructions – Sovereign 40 (deck saloon) for sale

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth and Brixham are delighted to offer for Sovereign 40 deck saloon.

New Instructions – Quicksilver 650 Weekender for sale

New Instructions – Quicksilver 650 Weekender for sale

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale a Quicksilver 650. The 650 Weekender offers a lot more than just a fast fisher. Still a practical sports fisher with a large open cockpit and wide side decks, but with the added benefit of offering 4 berth accommodation and a proper sea toilet in a separate heads. This makes this boat not only ideal for day fishing trips, but also for longer weekends away. This particular example is well presented, having been meticulously maintained by her current owner. The boat also has the added practicability of a nice 90hp Mariner outboard engine with full service history and 5-year hull warranty. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Dehler 41DS for sale

New Instructions – Dehler 41DS for sale

Monday, 12 August 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth and Brixham are delighted to offer for sale Dehler 41DS. Built by Dehler in Germany in 1998 under the supervision of Germanischer Lloyd over 120 41 DS's were built (until January 2005). In 1998, the boat came top of Cruising World's 'Cruising Boat of the Year and top of their 'full size' category. As with all Dehlers of that vintage, they are known to be strongly constructed and built to a high standard. Without doubt the Dehler 41DS makes a very good liveaboard sailing boat or blue water cruiser. The 41DS is rated for its performance yet very easy handling and down below the deck saloon layout provides plenty of room, air and light. Stowage is extensive, both above and below decks. This example has been recently extensively and professionally upgraded and refitted to a high standard including installation of a new engine and new standing rigging. The executors of the previous owner are offering her for sale and as much detail and information on the yacht has been obtained, especially refit work. However due to the circumstances it has not been possible to verify all the information. Viewings are strictly by appointment and they can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth and Brixham broker.

New Instructions – Hardy Motor Sailer 21 For Sale

New Instructions – Hardy Motor Sailer 21 For Sale

Wednesday, 07 August 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Hardy Motor Sailer 21. As with all the Hardy’s their name goes before them so you have all the build quality and sea-keeping benefits of the Hardy’s. With bilge keels she will happily take the ground making her ideal for exploring rivers, canals and creeks. This one is nicely upholstered throughout and well presented. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Jeanneau Sun 2000 For Sale

New Instructions – Jeanneau Sun 2000 For Sale

Wednesday, 07 August 2013

Boatshed Brixham are delighted to offer for sale a Jeanneau Sun 2000. The Sun 2000 combines good sailing performance with the flexibility of trailer sailing. However the large cockpit and clever interior layout offers a yacht equally suited to family sailing. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Classic Farne Islander 26 for sale

New Instructions – Classic Farne Islander 26 for sale

Saturday, 03 August 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth and Brixham are delighted to present this beautiful Farne Islander 26. Words are a bit inadequate with a yacht as stylish as this as the photographs say it all. She is absolutely stunning both inside and out – lots of varnished wood inside and teak laid decks. It is believed that this was the only Farne Islander built by McNulty’s so you have here the opportunity to buy a unique, traditional yacht that has been lovingly cared for by her owners.

New Instructions – Quicksilver 650 Weekender for sale

New Instructions – Quicksilver 650 Weekender for sale

Friday, 26 July 2013

Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Quicksilver 650 Weekender. The 650 Weekender offers a lot more than just a fast fisher – she is still a practical sports fisher with a large open cockpit and wide side decks, but with the added benefit of offering 4 berths. This makes this boat not only ideal for day fishing trips, but also for longer weekends away or just family cruising. This particular example is well presented and equipped and benefits from both shore power connection and a 6hp 4-stroke auxiliary. The boat also has the added practicability of a 115hp Mariner outboard engine for performance. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Saver 690 Cabin Sport for sale

New Instructions – Saver 690 Cabin Sport for sale

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale an Italian built Saver 690 Cabin Sport. She is built with Italian flair and style and has been set up for ultimate performance, giving a top speed of 55 knots, though more realistically around mid 40 knots might be more ‘sensible’. She has a large cockpit, big enough to seat eight for cocktails in the marina and is well presented. A good layout includes galley area with hob and fridge with a good sized heads to starboard. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Prout Snowgoose 37 for sale

New Instructions – Prout Snowgoose 37 for sale

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Prout Snowgoose 37. The Snowgoose 37 is known for ample room making them ideal as a live aboard or long distance cruiser. This Snowgoose has been extensively refurrbished with new interior head linings throughout, new standing rigging, new wiring and much more besides. Of major importance is that the Sillette leg has been stripped and refurbished. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Contessa 32 for sale

New Instructions – Contessa 32 for sale

Monday, 15 July 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale an ever popular Contessa 32. The Contessa 32 is a classic 'cruiser-racer' with a tremendous pedigree. First seen at the Boat Show in 1970, over 750 have since been built. Their reputation for seaworthiness is second to none and yet they are still a most beautiful boat to look at. This Contessa 32 is unexpectedly being offered for sale and is being sold very well equipped with a good inventory, good sail wardrobe and very recent new standing rigging. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Hardy Mariner 26 for sale

New Instructions – Hardy Mariner 26 for sale

Friday, 12 July 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a two owner from new Hardy Mariner 26. Introduced in September 1998 this shaft-driven cruiser combines the very best Hardy features with a modern planning underbody. This example is equipped with the 230hp Yanmar diesel provides good performance and planning capability. The wheelhouse, which can be enclosed or opened fully using four framed teak doors, allows full standing headroom. The cabin accommodates 3 and contains a galley, locker space and toilet/shower compartment. Traditional wide side decks are apparent with easy access and there is an abundance of stowage. This Hardy Mariner is very well presented with low hours, full service history and full documentation. The current owners have used her as a day boat only so the accommodation has hardly been used. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Crownline 250CR for sale

New Instructions – Crownline 250CR for sale

Friday, 12 July 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Crownline 250CR. This is the ideal ‘fast cruiser’ with the added bonus of good accommodation, separate proper heads, galley area and a really comfortable cockpit layout. She is well presented and has just been serviced. Subject to negotiation there is the option to remain on her fantastic berth on the River Dart until 2014. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Sea Ray 240DA Sundancer for sale

New Instructions – Sea Ray 240DA Sundancer for sale

Tuesday, 02 July 2013

Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a one owner from new, Sea Ray 240 DA Sundancer. This boat has clearly both been well looked after and lightly used. I struggled to find so much as a mark on the topsides and with just 112 hours on the engine (and serviced to date) she is both well-presented and ready to go. The 240 has a good layout with aft cabin and a really well laid out cockpit with ample seating. The interior is complimented with a good galley area, microwave and sink. To the starboard is a good sized heads with Vacu flush heads. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Fisher 34 MKII for sale

New Instructions – Fisher 34 MKII for sale

Monday, 01 July 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale an incredibly well presented and maintained Fisher 34. Designed by Wyatt and Freeman in 1977, the Fisher 34 was in continual production, with minor variations to internal layout and fit-out, from then until around 2010. The Fisher 34 is a traditionally styled motor-sailer on the general lines of a North Sea fishing boat, of very heavy displacement, and with an excellent reputation for seaworthiness. The Fisher 34 is generally regarded as the model in the Fisher range with the best sailing performance. This example has been meticulously maintained and documented – on file and onboard are full details of every maintenance item, operating manuals, service sheets and much more. This boat really is ready to go and with a significant inventory there is not really much you’ll need to do or add. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.