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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…
2016 models of Jeanneau's Sun Odyssey 349 (right) and 449 sailing cruisers are on the Irish market from €144,900 and €227,500 respectively through MGM Boats
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Following last week’s Afloat report on the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 33i for sale from MGM Boats, the Irish brokerage firm has added new models of Jeanneau's Sun Odyssey 349 and its bigger sister, the Sun Odyssey 449 to Afloat's popular sailing…
A classic for our times – the stylish Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 33i is keen to sail.
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When Jeanneau’s new Marc Lombard-designed Sun Odyssey 33i made her debut in 2010, the description “modern classic” sprang readily to mind writes W M Nixon. But then it has to be admitted that at the time, with the international yacht-building…
Slim and interesting – the Mustang 30 had an almost-unfashionably narrow hull when she was built between 1988 and 1998, so even when heeled she doesn’t hang on her helm like a ton of bricks, unlike the fatties. As can be seen here, the tiller is sweetly central, and she’s powering along.
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Boat people often become a lot more interesting when you learn more about their boats. But equally, when you find out about some of the other creations produced by the designer of a boat you’re considering, that in turn gives…
This is the powercruiser for you if your first love was sailing - the elegant Oyster LD43 draws successfully on several style forms.
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An Oyster LD43 powerboat is listed on Afloat boats for sale. Ever since viable powercuisers first cut their way confidently across the sea, yacht designers and quality boatbuilders have aspired to create a dreamship which has all the attributes of a…
Corby 25 – an ideal IRC racer for the Irish circuit
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Have you ideas about purchasing the perfect IRC racer with occasional day cruising possibilities? Are you looking at a yacht with an overall length of 25 to 28–ft, to suit a crew of four or five? Are you working off…
This 1980 Westerly Griffon is fitted with a 13.5HP Volvo diesel engine is for sale on Afloat.ie for under €10,000
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After last weekend’s superb weather, there could be many dinghy sailors who might be thinking that, with new family responsibilities or whatever, it’s time they moved up a to good little all-round cruiser with a more-than-decent performance writes W M…

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