With a love of water, my dream, having dingy sailed for most of my teenage years, was to own a yacht. Having dabbled with the full renovation of a 21ft motor boat, (will be posted in due course), it wasn’t my true love. Following a trip to St Malo with the family, it was greed we would sell the motor boat and trade up to a yacht.
After lots of searching over 6 months we found several to visit, this involved trips to Brighton, West Wales and North Wales. North Wales ended in a weekend away in February with the Sunday set aside for boat viewing.
The one which ticked our fancy, was ready to sail and priced realistically was Shelia Bear – a Hanse 301.