We use a number of different yachts. A Jeanneau 12.5, Bavaria 42, Beneteau 37, Beneteau 38.1, a Gibsea 37 and others. 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.
NEW YACHTS IN FEBRUARY 2019
But our big news is that in February 2019 we replaced our Jeanneau 379s Batida and Manhattan with two brand new Beneteau 38.1s. We have continued with the cocktail theme and named them Palomar and Sazerac. These new yachts are fractionally bigger in length than the Jeanneau 379’s. However the carry their chine almost all the way to the bow, consequently there is a noticeable amount of extra space both below and in the cockpit.
The boats have two wheels, Raymarine Axiom Chart Plotter, Raymarine Quantum Radar, AIS and heating. In fact everything you would expect a modern yacht to have!
You can take a tour of one of the yachts here:
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.