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Luxury Sailing Yacht Coral of Cowes Classic Charter Yacht
Coral of Cowes 1902 classic yacht is an amazing, lovingly restored vessel with a modernized rig and amenities to enhance your yacht charter experience. Her accomplished crew has teamed up with an owner that has an excellent charter history. On charter yacht Coral of Cowes step back in time to an age of luxury and leisure for the well-heeled, and surrender to the experience of a lifetime.

Charter sailing yacht Coral of Cowes provides an unparalleled adventure, whether for leisurely cruising or competitive racing in a legendary regatta. This stunning restoration has been the focus of several media shoots requiring authentic period staging and can be booked as needed for film or photo. Coral of Cowes is an excellent charter option for day and event charters when available. This outstanding classic yacht turns heads in every port of call!

Coral of Cowes was built by Fred Shepherd, who is remembered for the exquisite styling and superb seaworthiness of his cruising yacht designs. He was a master naval architect who excelled at the allocation of space, and Coral of Cowes is a fine example of his art.

Interiors exhibit all the character of her original build and she remains throughout a magnificent example of her genre and devastatingly beautiful to behold. This elegant sailing yacht has been meticulously resurrected with passion, love and generosity.

Coral of Cowes is available this summer 2013 in the historic glorious Spanish Balearic Islands – Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza!

Coral of Cowes: Brochure, Rates and Availability

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White Brothers

Yacht Description

Coral was built in 1902 by White Brothers of Southhampton, designed by Fred Shepherd. Shepherd was known for his mastery of the use of space, and CORAL of Cowes is a fine example of his art. She had a refit in 2011 and her interior exhibits all the character of her original build as she has been lovingly and generously brought back to life; remaining, outside and in, a magnificent example of her genre - essentially quite unspoilt - and devastatingly beautiful to behold. Coral of Cowes accommodates up to 8 charter guests. The aft Master cabin has two single beds, plus the recent addition of a double bed, so this cabin can accommodate up to 4 pax if required. This cabin was traditionally called the ladies cabin, but gentlemen were also allowed in there! Access to shower, toilet and washbasin is on the port side of Coral of Cowes The port amidships cabin has a double bed, washbasin, shower and toilet. The starboard amidships Guest cabin is traditionally called the captain's cabin which is alongside the companionway steps. However, the captain now has a berth with the rest of the crew in the forward section of Coral with their own bathroom facilities. A comfortable detachable berth can be added at 90 degrees to the permanent berth to make this a twin cabin with washbasin. Coral of Cowes also has an awesome bedouin tent style on deck shower - perfect after a dip in the warm blue waters! To find out more of the history of Coral of Cowes' story, join Captain Richard on charter and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

Yacht Accomodations

CORAL OF COWES can accommodate 8 guests in 3 cabins.

The aft Master cabin has a Double AND 2 single beds, washbasin, shower and toilet. (the double is a new addition!)
Double bed measurements - 4' wide x 6' 6" long
Now Sleeps 4 pax in Master cabin if required.
The port Guest cabin has a double bed, washbasin, shower and toilet.
The starboard twin Guest cabin has a single bed, a detachable bed and a washbasin.
The detachable berth is made of wood and canvas (5'7")and fits in at 90 degrees to the permanent berth. This cabin is recommended for one adult, or two children, or a nanny and a child.

Crew has a separate companionway, 4 fixed berths & 2 pip cot berths and their own head and shower.

Small electric fans in all cabins.

Bedouin tent on deck with shower

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Richard Oswald

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Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Other Toys

Coral has two tenders.

One 6.5m RIB powered by a 150hp engine. This boat can take 8 people ashore at high speed, and tow a skier or the ship's doughnut. She is big enough to take you snorkelling on off-lying reefs.

Alternatively, why not take advantage of 'Coralette', the recently built 11ft gig. One can row ashore to the beach in her to search for buried treasure, or alternatively you can raise her lugsail and sail around 'swallows and amazons' style. The crew can pack a hamper and you take-off. They ask only that you maintain radio contact with the mother ship.

2 Paddle boards

Crew Profile

British skipper, Richard Oswald, could tie a clove hitch before he could tie his shoelaces. Certified by the Royal Yachting Association as a cruising instructor, Richard is as happy teaching you to handle the boat yourselves as he is allowing you to relax and be spoiled without a worry in the world.

Having graduated from the LSE in 1985, Richard hitched a ride across the Atlantic and began his yachting career. Since then he has wandered between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean providing his guests with many wonderful and varied holidays. Richard is also a wonderful cook.

Additional Crew Members:

Katie Bolhuis. Before joining Coral, Katie was head chef at Hamilton's restaurant in Nelson's Dockyard, Antigua. Although qualified in holistic medicine, Katie has spent most of her life working in restaurant kitchens.
Now 26, she was born in Pembrokeshire of Dutch parents. She loves swimming and skylarking.

Bosun / Mate - Dexter is from Grenada and 29 years old. He grew up in a fishing village on the South of the Island and met the crew of Coral when they anchored in front of his home. He has been sailing small boats since childhood and can tease the fish out of the sea. He has been crewing on Coral for a couple of years now and is now studying for his Yachtmaster. He has enjoyed getting to know Europe on his travels with Coral and has made many friends especially in our home port, Cowes. He loves reggae music!

Deckhand / Ships carpenter - Charlie is 19 years old and was educated at the Morna International College in Ibiza, where skipper Richard was a teacher. Charlie finished his education in Guernsey and then went on to study wooden boatbuilding at Lyme Regis in Dorset. He grew up living on and sailing the gaff yawl which his father built. He speaks Spanish and is an accomplished archer. He loves yacht racing, dinghy sailing and cooking.

Photo of the Crew

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