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Dufour 36 Classic, Lymington

Dufour 36 Classic

Dufour 36 Classic Yacht Marine Survey with Ancasta in Lymington at Lymington Yacht Haven. A solid sailing cruiser with a deep coloured mahogany interior that had been well cared for. The linear galley to starboard, curved seating to port with a bench seat on the centreline is an unusual but highly effective and practical layout.

Hallberg Rassy 48, Sea Trial

Hallberg Rassy Sea Trial

Hallberg Rassy 48 Sea Trial with Berthon Brokerage and the purchaser from Lymington within the Western Solent. The best part of being a Yacht Surveyor / Marine Surveyor can be sea trials such as this. This Hallberg Rassy is a high quality Scandinavian yacht, this vessel has sailed around the world, and could do so again!

Beneteau First 34.7, Hamble

Beneteau First

Beneteau First 34.7 Marine Survey at Ancasta in Port Hamble. The 34.7 is Beneteau’s IRC racer/cruiser answer to the likes of the J/109, X35 and Archambault 35. Designed with a low CofG fin keel with a lead torpedo bulb, the optional carbon rig and carbon bowsprit and a lightweight interior, this vessel should be highly competitive in IRC fleets around the country, inshore cans racing or JOG & RORC offshore racing.

Moody 376, Hamble

Moody 376

Moody 376 Yacht Marine Survey at the RAFYC scrubbing dock in Hamble. Designed by Bill Dixon and built by Marine Projects of Plymouth, who also built the Princess range of Power Yachts and the Sigma range of cruiser racers. A great cruiser with very comfortable main saloon and owner’s aft cabin.

Hanse 455, Universal Marina

Hanse 455 Marine Survey, at Universal Marina on the river Hamble. The Hanse 415, a stylish German production cruiser / racer with modern interior at Universal Marina, Hamble River. This Hanse in excellent condition and offering a good combination of accommodation and performance.

Nauticat 321, Chichester

Nauticat

Nauticat 321 Marine Survey for Stratton Marine. The Nauticat 321 was built in Finland to very high standards using the best quality materials. This Nauticat is a go anywhere aft cockpit heavy displacement cruiser that has been meticulously maintained by her current owner. This pre-purchase survey resulted in no recommendations at all to the hull and structure, with just a few fire extinguishers to replace.

Beneteau Oceanis 390, Port Solent

Beneteau Oceanis

Beneteau Oceanis 390 Marine Survey at Ancasta ,Port Solent Marina, Portsmouth. These high volume low cost comfortable cruisers have been a favourite with charter companies worldwide for years. Wrap around coachroof windows, plenty of ventilation, a large bathing platform and space for a bimini without obstructing the mainsheet system are several reasons why these vessels are popular in the hotter climates.

Bavaria 39 Cruiser, Hamble

Bavaria Sailing Yacht

Bavaria 39 Cruiser Yacht Marine Survey for Sea Ventures in Hamble. The Bavaria range have changed the face of boatbuilding over the last decade or so with high production, high volume designs that have proved most popular with charter fleets and private buyers alike due to their unbeatable value.

Fairline 43, Hamble

Fairline 43

Fairline Marine Survey at Yachting Sports, Hamble. This Fairline 43 in Hamble near the completion of an 18 month refurbishment programme. Considerable betterment of the original Fairline design including new galley area, heads, upholstery plus new Fischer Panda generator, Caterpillar C7 diesels, Furuno radar and navigation equipment, and a long list of other improvements.

Dehler 34, Poole

Dehler 34

Pre-Purchase Marine Survey on 1989 Dehler 34 Top in Poole. A very well built vessel from Germany with a good performance too – the Dehler 34 was derived from a successful IOR 3/4 tonner and mass produced on a large scale. Still popular and a vessel that has aged very well over the 25 years since new.

Bowman 40, Southampton

Bowman 40

Bowman 40 Yacht Marine Survey at Shamrock Quay, Southampton. This Bowman 40, built in Southampton to exacting standards including Lloyds Certification and has been well looked after. Her single skin hull construction with long fin lead keel, full length skeg and moderate displacement design by Chuck Paine make her a great blue water cruiser.

Contest 46, Holland

Contest

A Contest 46 Marine Survey – Contest, built in Holland, surveyed in Holland and in great condition for a 25 year old vessel. These boats are solid and well built, this one meticulously looked after by the German owner, wintered ashore under cover for 6 months every year, with a comprehensive maintenance programme.

J Boats J109, Hamble

J Boats J/109

J/109 Marine Survey at Key Yachting, Hamble. The J/109 by J Boats / J Composites of France, is a one design and IRC cruiser racer that are prolific in the results of most major regattas. /these yachts are at home in one design fleets or in IRC handicap racing. A great combination of performance with reasonable accommodation too.

Bavaria 30 Sport Cruiser

Bavaria 30 Sport

Bavaria Sport 30 Marine Survey at Moodys, Swanwick. The Bavaria Sport range are a great boat for a Yacht Surveyor: good access to structure internally, single skin construction below the waterline and a foam core to the topsides and deck; good structural stiffening around the engines, this one with twin Volvo Penta 4.3 GXiE-M with sterndrives.

Corby 29 IRC Racer

Corby 29

Corby 29 in a barn in the middle of Hampshire! This IRC racing design has successfully competed in numerous inshore “cans” races, and will be back for Cowes Week in 2015. Currently undergoing a refurbishment project, having recently had a rebuild by Desty Marine in Hamble.

Moody Eclipse 33, Poole

Moody Eclipse

Moody Eclipse Marine Survey, Poole. A bilge keel version of this popular Moody, built by Marine Projects in Plymouth. With a shallow draft and inside steering position this type is great for Poole, Chichester and other shallow harbours, and when the British summer isn’t so good!