We use a number of different yachts. Jeanneau 379’s, Najad 39’s, Beneteau Oceanis 38’s, Hanse 400’s. They are clean and comfy, and are equipped and maintained to the high standard required for teaching by the RYA and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
On the South Coast in 2010 we took delivery of some brand new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i cruising yachts. In January 2014 we replaced these with slightly bigger brand new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379s.
The new boats have more space below in the cabins and on deck, heating, the latest in touch screen radar/chart plotter/automatic identification system technology, twin wheels and other a number of other exciting features that all add up to improve our customers sailing experience.
Below deck are fully equipped galleys and heating supplied to each cabin.
The quality of equipment onboard is unequalled, including top brands such as Harken deck fittings and Selden mast and boom. All the yachts have electronic chart plotters on board and some are integrated with radar and AIS built into the cockpit, which means you can navigate from on deck. Obviously we still carry paper charts and using these will be very much part of any course.