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Great boats for sale at the South Coast Boat Show this weekend

South Coast Boat Show

MDL’s South Coast Boat Show is running this weekend (7-8 May) at Ocean Village in Southampton. We were there on the opening day, Friday, to see some of the yachts and catamarans on the pontoons.

Pompey Lass is an interesting ‘entry level’ cat from Broadblue, who report a significant number of custumers going to monohulls to multis as they realise, post pandemic, they can be more mobile, living and working remotely. A cat provides more space, of course.

This boat, the Broadblue 346, is not so much a long-haul liveaboard, say Broadblue, more a first catamaran for a family looking to cruise over weekends and holidays. Narrower than some cats, this can go through the French canals so many find their way to the Med.

Built in Poland, she’s yours for £230k ex VAT at a well-specced sailaway price. There are delivery slots available for October.

A very different beast, the Dazcat 1295, a performance-cruising multihull that was second at the MOCRA Nationals last weekend. This is made in Cornwall and you’ll find a seamanlike approach to build and design throughout.

She’s comfortably specced for cruising and enjoying, as well as racing.

The bowsprit is 6.5 metres long! Everything is built in-house at the yard in Cornwall, including the mast. This boat is five years old but you can have a build slot this year. Turn-key price, £750k plus VAT.

Lots of good reading lying around on boats at the show.

This bloke’s enjoying a good read…hang on, is that the editor?

The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410, a popular boat. On the water, well-specced, this could be yours for £248k inc VAT.

She is a very safe boat, boasting the walkaround side decks that Jeanneau do now and consequently higher coamings for the cockpit, a nice touch for those sailing with young crew.

Attractive off-set foreward double berth…

And a fine saloon, ready for a big family meal anchored off somewhere warm and calm!

We had to include this. We like!

This is the Dufour 430, a lovely boat with a huge volume up top and below. Easily handled and well fitted out. There’s a delivery slot early next year, which is very good, given theat currently order books are full for most builders. £345k inc VAT on the water and fully specified, ready to go.

Here’s her saloon with a great galley stretching the beam of the boat towards the foreward end. Very nice!

The Nautitech 46. Huge. When you’re talking luxury cats, this is on your list. In fact while Key Yachting have this boat to exhibit as an attractive example of the brand, the manufacturer is concentrating more on the 44, which is similar in style and size.

An amazing owner’s suite to port.

And plenty of room in the cockpit/saloon. For the 44, you’re looking at £650k inc VAT.

Here’s a monohull, the Salona 46, which the broker tells us is popular with dnghy sailors moving up in size – a mark of the yacht’s attractive simplicity, perhaps, compared to some boats, and her design, very much a sailor’s boat. There’s a 105% jib and you can see that long recessed track in the photo – you can dump the main a long way, meaning you’ll be enjoying a greater range of conditions before having to change sails or reef.

While you’re pointing high, they’ll be comfortable down below. Yours for £297,500 ex VAT.

There’s plenty more to see at the show. You can pick up a copy of our latest issue around the event. Enjoy!

Visitor details here:

https://www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/events/2022-05-06/south-coast-boat-show/

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