Anonymous was a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 37. We chartered her for two weeks in Athens in 2002, when she was about two years old.

For some reason I have always likes the feel of Jeanneau yachts. We did our day skipper in a Sunsail Sun Fast 36 in the Solent and I had also done a few corporate race days on them.

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Ariel was a Dufour 32 which we chartered in the Ionian in 2001.

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of the actual boat.

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 Bagpuss was a 2003 Fountaine Pajot Belize 43 (13m) in an owners configuration. She was Hull number 108.

We named her Bagpuss after the kids TV show from the 1970's, "the most Magical, saggy old cloth cat in the whole wide world...".

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Bella 2007 Jeanneau 39ft Sun Odyssey Deck Saloon (39DS)

Bella at Kawau before we renamed her

I had been looking all over the place for a new boat, including several trip to Australia and even the Düsseldorf boat show in Germany. On one occasion we had gone to look at a boat in our own marina Gulf Harbour. The minute Bev saw the home built monstrosity she was making her way back to the car.

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2012 Catana 42 Carbon Infusion

We rented Carmen in Raiatea for a 10 trip round the French Polynesian Leeward Islands of Ta'haa, Bora Bora and Huahine. I was particularly keen to try out a Catana as I've long dreamed of owning one.

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Enterprise E19372

Clod was the first boat I owned. A beautiful wooden Enterprise dinghy with nice wood inlays on the seats.

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Hobie Cat

Hobie Cat was a Hobie 17. We never actually named it.

I had bought a Hobie 14 Turbo on an auction site for about $1,000. I hadn't really looked at it well enough, and as time progressed I realised that everything apart from the hulls was in need of replacement. I found a guy who was willing to take her off my hands in part exchange on a Hobie 17.

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Inordinate was a Fountaine Pajot Venezia 42 catamaran.

We chartered her in St Vincent in the Grenadines from Sunsail just before Christmas in 2001. We had the intention of buying the later model Belize (Bagpuss) so this trip was about trying to establish whether we liked catamarans and the quality of the product.

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Minx is a Katalyst H2 catamaran, Hull Number 94, which we bought in 2015.

We were holidaying in Tauranga, New Zealand, when we decided to take our daughter Annabel down to Papamoa beach for the day.

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Terivan is a 2010 Nord West 370 Coupe.


She was build in Sweden and has twin Volvo D6 370 hp motors with stern drives. Top speed is over 35 kts but fuel consumption starts to get a bit painful.

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