is a 9m (30ft) Benetau Antaes 9
Merlani is now up for sale
Just bought another Boat called Merlani (2011)
She is a 28ft Fjord motor sailor with a rather unusual sail arrangement.
The mast is way back behind the cabin with a small mainsail and a very large jib
As you can see the long keel is also located well back to balance the sail plan
Undergoing marine survey by George
She has recently been fitted with a new Volvo engine and sail drive
Sails well with an expert crew
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My other boat ANNA is a 29ft Westerly Consort motor sailer She is ideal for days out with our grandchildren (Anna is now up for sail) Sold February 2011.
Update January 2016 Thrial
has now been sold back to her
previous owner Duncan Lougee
This is Thrial which I co-own with my sailing partner George Francis who has now kindly taken over complete responsibility for her (Nov 2012)
Thrial is over 40 years old but she still goes like a rocket