The Yachts

Bagadeus (Bavaria 34)

The yachts we charter, such as that pictured above,  typically have the following characteristics:

  • Length typically between 36 and 45 feet
  • 6 to 8 berths.   3 Cabins with 1 or two heads.
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Air blown central heating
  • Draft is usually between 1.6 and 2.0 metres.
  • Foresails are fitted with roller reefing with lines led aft.
  • Mainsail will have all three reef pennants rove with a cringle for securing the tack to the rams horn. Some yachts have a single line reefing system for Reef 1+2.
  • Reefing lines and associated winch are usually located in the cockpit.
  • Cockpit set at the stern with wheel steering, engine controls and instrumentation mounted on a pedestal.
  • Mains boom rigged with lazy jacks.
  • It is becoming more common for the mainsheet traveller to be mounted on the coach roof leaving the cockpit clear.
  • Lines terminating at the cockpit include the kicker, halyards and sheets.
  • Topping lift is sometimes adjusted at the mast and sometimes from the cockpit.
  • Jack-stays for safety harnesses run the length of the boat on either side and there are securing points located around the cockpit.
  • Engines fitted to these yachts are usually 30-40 horsepower diesels (with sail drives) giving the yachts speeds of at least 5 to 7 knots when the need arises.

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