Jeanneau Sunrise 35, Almerimar Boat Yard - Amerimar - Spain
The Sunrise 35 designed by Jacques Fauroux, is typical of Jeanneau designs of the period - a clean-lined and fast hull form.
These slightly older Jeanneaus share a distinct family resemblance to some much more recent current Jeanneau models, but may actually be better sailing boats thanks to narrower stern sections allowing better hull balance.
This Sunrise 35 is a twin aft cabin version, with one large forward V-berth. The interior is fitted out with lots of solid teak, in a much more traditional style than current Jeanneaus.
Akerboom 38, Southdock Marina - London - UK
A beautiful classic Akerboom 38 surveyed in Southdock Marina London.
A 1962 center cockpit, motor cruiser constructed in steel and solid teak. This is beautiful example of the craftsmanship from the Akerboom Yard. With a 4 meter beam and Twin Parsons Pike 4 cyclinder engines and substantial internal framing, she's not only pretty but robust too.
Wauquiez Pretorien 35, Aktio Marina - Preveza - Greece
A lovely Wauquiez Pretorian surveyed in Aktio Greece
The entry is raked, and there's enough forefoot to keep the boat from pounding. A reverse transom helps deliver a long waterline of 30 feet, 4 inches. The fin keel is mounted on a deep stub and the draft is a healthy 6 feet. The deep rudder is mounted well aft for good steering control and incorporates a narrow but full skeg. The Pretorien displaces 13,000 pounds with 6,000 pounds of ballast, for a ratio of 46%.
The Pretorien is built for ocean sailing. The hull is solid fiberglass and has six full-length longitudinal stringers that stiffen the panels and encapsulate the bulkheads.
Hanse 370e, Almerimar Boat Yard - Almerimar - Spain
A Hanse 370e in Almerimar, Spain surveyed for a pre-purchase . The Hanse 370e, the “e” standing for epoxy, are incredibly strong. Built with a vacuum bagged epoxy/Corecell foam sandwich construction which is then post cured.
Although the epoxy is more expensive, it is lighter than the other construction materials and quite a significant weight saving can be had by using it in the construction. Another important aspect of epoxy is that it is nearly impervious to osmosis. All laminates in a marine environment will permit very low quantities of water to pass through them in vapour form which can manifest itself as osmosis. Epoxy has a lower water transmission rate and has a higher resistance to attack by water.
These are extremely strongly built vessels, they don’t make them like this anymore!
Nauticat 33, Ionian Marina - Preveza- Greece
A Nauticat 33 surveyed for pre-purchase in Ionian Marina, Preveza. The 33 is a heavy displacement long-keel ketch with a fibreglass moulded superstructure, including a central wheelhouse. It also features safe, high bulwarks, an easily handled low aspect ratio rig and a powerful diesel engine driving a big three big bladed prop.
The design was updated in 1978 to include the new fibreglass moulded superstructure, which gives a more modern appearance and significantly reduced the maintenance requirements.
Marvellous boats which are still in production, with almost 1,300 having been built in almost half a century.
Hanse 495, Cleopatra Marina - Preveza - Greece
This Hanse 495 was surveyed in Cleopatra Marina, Preveza. Greece. The 495s hull is solid hand-laid fiberglass below the waterline with balsa core in the topsides. The deck is also cored with balsa, while the hull is stiffened with a solid fiberglass grid.
Both the hull and deck are laminated with isophtalic gelcoat and vinyelseter resin to resist blistering, and the standard T-shaped deep-draft keel cast in iron.
The overall construction quality of the 495 is very good.
Sea Ray 36, London - UK
Moody 38, Preveza - Greece
Pierre Roland 650, Brighton - UK
Beneteau, Antares 9, London - UK
Corniche, Flybridge Cruiser, Ipswich - UK
Hylas 44, Preveza - Greece
Surveyed in Cleopatra Marina, Preveza this Hylas 44 is a solidly built boat. The hull is heavily laid up fiberglass and is supported with full-length foam longitudinal stringers that also encapsulate the bulkheads. The deck is cored with either Airex or balsa; apparently Queen Long went back and forth on this material. The hull-and-deck joint is the standard inward flange with through-bolts and chemical bonding. The bolts, on 6-inch centers, also tie down the aluminum toerail. The bulkheads and furniture facings are securely tabbed to the hull, there's not a molded liner in sight.
The ballast is lead and is mounted as a shoe on the keel stub, a great way to include the advantages of both an internal keel with those of external ballast.
These are seriously great blue water cruisers!
- Seelina 33, London - UK
- Laguna 10, Grand Banks, London - UK
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