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Southampton, United Kingdom

UFO34

  • Sailboat
  • 34ft
  • 2
  • 6

About the Boat

1980 Cruiser/racer - designed for offshore racing and successful in it's day. Technically sleeps 8 but that's not practical unless doing long distance racing. 6 is really the max for cruising.
If you have not heard of the model then look it up on yachtsnet. Ours has the original tiller steering which is great.
We have done quite a lot of modernisation on the boat, for example fitting a fridge, uprating the battery capacity, installing a new engine, usb charging points, etc. It is still an old boat but now has a lot of the modern features you would expect from a new charter boat.

Boat Specs

  • Boat model: UFO34
  • Boat name: Zappa
  • Year built: 1980
  • Draft (cm): 160
  • Engine power (hp): 28(HP)
  • Fuel Tank (liters): 100
  • Water tank (liters): 200

Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Shower
  • Gas Burner
  • Oven/Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stereo/TV
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About the location

The boat is on Southampton Water which feeds directly into the Solent. The Solent is the major UK sailing destination and with good reason. In the summer there is the Round the Island race - the largest participation sailing race in the world I believe (we race in it regularly and it's great) - also Cowes week, the Solent is the start line for many long distance races - the Fastnet race, etc, etc. Outside of regattas and racing the Solent is also just a great sailing location. There are 10ish small towns and villages with marina facilities all within a few hours sailing. These are almost all very small, very English towns. Very easy to walk around with pubs, restaurants and shops. And there are lots and lots of quiet anchorages. For the adventurous, France is a 10-12h sail away.
You should be aware that Southampton and the Solent are both a busy sailing location and a moderately busy with commercial shipping (ferries, container ships, cruise ships, etc). Also tides are important here and if you are not used to sailing in tidal waters then make sure you brush up on your skills before coming. And the weather is variable. Forecasts are extremely good and the Solent is sheltered but it can get windy.
Paul