We buy our first keel yacht.
After years of dreaming we are now doing...we are the new owners of Blue Dolphin and super excited about it!!!
She is a Cavalier 39 build in 1975.
Displacement 16800 lbs
Sail area 750sq ft
Construction: The hull, deck, cabin hatch and rubber mouldings are constructed in hand laid GRP to specifications more stringent than Lloyds, using balsa core sandwich techniques. Encapsulated lead keel. Accommodation: Seven berths, including a navigator's quarter berth and a private forward cabin. Headroom in the main cabin is 6'6''. Galley features an oven, deep freeze, and pressurised hot water system feeds both the gallery and shower/head. Dinette and double berth layout in the salon. Joinery: All interior cabinets, lockers and joinery constructed in teak.
Now the adventure can begin..........follow us along the way...
It all started about 15 years ago when we bought our first trailer sailor a little Hartley 16 and later a Nolex 22 which we sold Dec last year.
We loved that fact you could go to far away places with our family that you would not all ways have gone too or being able to get too. It's great to have fun as a family.......get back to the basics camping out, bush walking, swimming and sleeping under the stars.
As kids Malcolm and I had both dabbled with sailing. Malcolm sailed with the Brighton Sea Scouts and I cooking on a 60ft yacht Southern Spirit out of Dunedin. Both still draw to the sailing and the adventure of being on the water.
Follow us on our journey of finding our keeler, the highs and lows along the way....