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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…
Discounted Inflatable Tender at €450 From O'Sullivan's Marine
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O'Sullivan's Marine in Tralee County Kerry has a range of discounted inflatable tenders for sale. The WavEco 2.30M solid transom has an air floor and has a special offer price of €450 down from €525. The WEC230 AM/3 has a…
Oyster 39 ketch Shadymaid is for sale through Crosshaven Boatyard
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This well known Oyster 39 ketch, (ex Morningtown) acted as the RORC escort and radio relay boat during the infamous 1979 Fastnet Race. She was responsible for relaying the positions of the racing fleet. Her inventory includes a Ford 80HP diesel engine, wheel…
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The successful Sigma 33 White Mischief, based in Dun Laoghaire, has gone on sale through yacht broker Leinster Boats. Built by Marine Projects, the Sigma 33 has proved to be a popular club and regatta one design well capable of…
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The London Boat Show returns to the British capital's ExCeL this Friday and promises much awaited new launches and innovations, a '60s Revival, Mediterranean Bay and a plush Sunseeker Champagne Bar. As Afloat reported previously, among Irish interest at the…
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The 1978 Ed Dubois designed and professionally IRC optimised Quarter Tonner Supernova is for sale for just under €15,000. The 2011 winner of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta is advertised on Afloat boats for sale here.
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The 2016 Irish Sailing Annual published this week at €6.50 includes a sailing season review, a preview of an action packed 2016 including an ISA calendar of events plus a line up of Afloat's Sailors of the Year. Check out…
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For all those who have ever wished for a little help at the helm, Harken and Jeanneau have announced the result of a three-year collaborative effort to re-imagine cruising and shorthanded sailing. This collaboration has produced an advanced system to…

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