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An athwartships double bunk down aft is one of several unusual but effective features of the Hanse 301
We all have mixed feelings about very beamy boats writes W M Nixon. They can certainly provide a significant amount of extra space, but whether or not that actually improves the accommodation depends entirely on how it has been utilised. Some…
Buy now before the pound sterling soars…..this specially interesting Corby 25 in North Wales is being advertised as a “Brexit Bargain”
The designs of John Corby are a fascinating area of study in many ways, as is the man himself writes W M Nixon. His father invented the eponymous trouser-press which saved so many of us from looking scruffy when we…
The Viksund 260 is a sensible compromise between the needs of seaworthiness and the hope that the weather Gods are going to send a day reminiscent of the Mediterranean at its sweetest.
It could well be that anyone from the coastal districts of Scandinavia has had more than enough of people making silly stereotyped comments about the Vikings writes W M Nixon. But the reality is that when it came to boats,…
Dix 38 for sale
The South African-born boat and yacht designer Dudley Dix may now be based on the sedate shores of the Chesapeake on the east coast of the US writes W M Nixon. However, he learnt his sailing in the breezy Western…
The Westerly Centaur stayed true to her origins as an uncompromising bilge-keeler
Cheltenham Week of all times, it’s more than appropriate to be considering a Laurent Giles-designed 1978 Westerly Centaur for sale on Afloat Boats for Sale at a bargain price in Crosshaven writes W M Nixon. The 26ft Westerly Centaur has…
The Nimbus 280 Coupe is an attractive combination of style, performance and roomy accommodation
You know that sight you’ll increasingly see on the roads as the Spring weather begins to manifest itself writes W M Nixon. The cheering glimpse of a superbly maintained classic coupe or sports car of a certain age smoothly moving…
A Greek ship broker and an Irish yacht club are among the inquiries made about the former LE Aisling seen with Tall Ships flotilla off Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#AislingInterest - Interest from three foreign navies writes The Irish Times are among those who have expressed in acquiring the last Irish Naval Service ship to be built at Verolme Cork Dockyard, when it goes for auction later this month.…
Farr 42 WOW is for sale priced at €169,950 through Farr Yacht Sales
George Sisk's Championship winning Farr 42 WOW is for sale priced at €169,950 through Farr Yacht Sales. The Royal Irish Yacht Club based ICRA Boat of the Year 2015 is designed for both inshore and offshore performance. According to Farr…
Rob Woodward (right), Chairman of Network Yacht Brokers welcomes Ronan Beirne Leinster Boats
Irish yacht broker firm Leinster Boats has joined Network Yacht Brokers, the leading co-operative of multiple independent yacht brokers with 18 offices in Wales, England and the Mediterranean. Principal broker Ronan Beirne of Leinster Boats sees this as a natural…
While the comfortable Dufour 40 Performance undoubtedly gives of her best for well-planned cruising, some of her sister-ships have shown she’s no slouch on the racecourse
It tells us much about the intrinsic quality of a boat if her looks don’t seem to date writes W M Nixon. The debut of the Dufour 40 Performance in 2002, as the result of an interesting design linkup between…
The guide price is €150 - 200 for the original poster
A Broadside Poster will be of Irish Yachting Interest at this weekend's Fonsie Mealy Auction in Kilkenny. The 19th century poster reads “For Sale. The Cutter Yacht Mystic,” Ten Tons (Coppered), Built by Hatcher 1872, Sails by Lapthorn, Fully Found. Racing Gear, etc.…
The LE Aisling is for sale by Public Auction (if not previously sold). The Auction will be held at 12.00 noon on Thursday, 23rd March 2017
LE Aisling is for Sale by public auction (if not previously sold) at 12.00 noon on Thursday, 23rd March 2017 at the Carrigaline Court Hotel, Cork. The vessel is offered For Sale AS SEEN AS IS at Cork Harbour. FOR SALE BY PUBLIC…
Cape 31 Sailing in SA
With the launch of ‘Flame’ the first Cape 31 in South Africa last week, Mark Mills Design’s latest high performance design from County Wicklow was revealed. Conceived and brought to fruition by Cape Town resident and prominent sailor Lord Irvine…
An Archambault A 35 as you’ll have seldom seen her - kitted out for the easiest of handling, and with a family crew out for a sunny day sail.
The J/109 has firmly established herself as the boat-to-go-for if you’re sailing in Ireland and want a 34-36 footer which offers surprisingly good accommodation with an excellent competitive performance, and often with a virtually one-design racing option writes W M…
Priced at €16,500 the boat comes with many extras including a trailer
The five–times National Championship winning clinker–built Mermaid Zuleika is for sale. Built in 1996 by Des Tyrrell the Derek Joyce owned and skippered dinghy was fitted with a new deck last season. Priced at €16,500 the boat comes with many extras…
The Seaward 23’s workmanlike appearance with its hints of rugged style particularly appeals to former total sailing enthusiasts moving into motoryachts
The boat community has a significant proportion of formerly hundred-per-cent sailing enthusiasts who have reached the stage in life where they accept that their needs might be better met by an able motoryacht writes W M Nixon But it mustn’t…

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