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Fountaine Pajot's MY44
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French catamaran manufactuer Fountaine Pajot has announced its new Motor Yacht: the MY 44, equipped with 350 to 600 hp IPS motors. The 44–footer is built to Daniel Andrieu hull plans and designed by Pierangelo Andreani, the Italian architect specialising in the luxury…
Sunseeker 95 – a modified or warped V hull
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Sunseeker have released detials of its new performance craft, the 95–Yacht that is priced at £6.5m (€8.3m). It is the latest in the firm's cutting-edge design plans. Sunseeker say the new yacht featured in the video below showcases the new…
The F4, the first foiling offshore one-design catamaran from Holland
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Hot on the heels of its F1 A-Class catamaran, DNA Dutch builder has announced the F4, the first foiling offshore one-design catamaran. The DNA F4 is a full carbon 46-foot foiling catamaran designed and built to push the boundaries of distance…
The Kennedy family’s Impala 28 Rowena in full cry off Bangor on Belfast Lough. For two months of every summer from being new-built in 1980, she made her holiday home in Baltimore in West Cork.
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If ever you call by Baltimore in a cruising boat at the height of the summer, you’ll find you’re rubbing shoulders with sailing families from all over Ireland writes W M Nixon. This is despite the popular view that the…
The Numarine 32XP Series – together with 24XP and 40XP – is a new line of Explorer series models
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How about this for the last word in 'Explorer yachting'? If the world's your oyster, could you go too far wrong in this €7.9m stress–free cruiser? With a range of 3,000 nm at 12 knots it is literally possible to cruise…
Ker 36 – A dual purpose yacht with a modern comfortable interior that lends itself to both racing and cruising
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A Dublin based Ker 36 'Keragous', a development of the successful Ker 39 "Flying Glove" is for sale through Leinster Boats Ltd yacht brokers. With the same style of deck and interior as the Ker 39, this yacht was built with the…
The Ker 46+ is significantly lighter than the previous generation
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Hull#1 of the new generation Ker46+ has been sold and will begin build later this month. The deal was signed last week at McConaghy's Zhuhai facility between the new owner Mr Shawn Kang and McConaghy's MD Mark Evans. Jason Ker was…
The plans (above and below) of the Idylle 13.5 reveal her to be a classic cruising yacht with modern comforts
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There are many sides to the story of this Beneteau Idylle 13.5 writes W M Nixon. Some are happy, some are less so, but all are interesting. She’s a 45-footer which dates from a magic era in the 1980s when…
A thoroughbred H Boat in cruising use, seen in Ostend in Belgium ten days ago. (The boat pictured is not for sale)
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Boat finance can sometimes be an extraordinarily complex business when you get into the realms of the superyachts which are supposedly the playthings of the mega-rich, at the exclusive beck and call – sometimes at very short notice - of…
This example of a 1974 Contessa 32 is down Galway Bay way, and owner Pat MacSweeney is selling her privately.
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Some boats are just boats, but the Contessa 32 is a statement writes W M Nixon. If you have a Contessa 32, you’re telling yourself - and everyone else too, if it comes to that - that some day you…
For Sale one J/80 fleet ready to race
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The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has put its fleet of eight J/80 keelboats on the market.  The national governing body is seeking 'Expressions of Interest' (EOI) from parties by noon 3rd June 2016 regarding the purchase of eight J80 keelboats.…
Distant Horizons Beckon The Trader 535
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Most folk will think of sailing boats when they dream of breaking away from everyday life, and voyaging towards the distant horizon with all those exotic places and ports beyond writes W M Nixon. But some very special motor-cruisers evoke…
A classic Rogger 36 ketch-rigged motor-sailer brings a very attractive boat centre-stage
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Although the current spell of good weather might well get you thinking of the need for biminis, shades and sunhats, don’t forget that only a couple of days ago we were in glowery damp conditions, when boats with a proper…
The vision of the Grand Soleil 40 is in fast yet comfortable cruising mode, but in straightforward racing trim she’ll give a good account of herself
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There are some boats which make the world seem a better place simply by sailing by, writes W M Nixon, and this dark blue Grand Soleil of 2003 vintage listed on Afloat Boats for Sale has been warming the hearts of discerning…
The Grampian 34 is the very epitome of the no-nonsense cruising boat
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1978 may now seem a very long time ago if you’re looking at used boats. But they built them well back then writes W M Nixon, over-strength if anything. And many of them were built with solid accommodation to match…
 Hunter Horizon 21 – a little beauty of a 21–foot sailing cruiser in Kinsale, a pretty boat which ticks all the boxes
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With the weather that’s in it this week writes W M Nixon, you could be forgiven for kicking over the traces and getting down to the sea and buying a boat. Immediately. If not, then sooner.  But not a boat…

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