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Sold! Diamond Blue departs

They always say that the two best days are the day you buy a boat and the day you sell it. Well it simply wasn't true for us. I just loved Diamond Blue. yes it won't perfect and yes it needed a small fortune spending in it(Show me a boat that doesn't), but this boat was special, a fast cruiser-racer that could take any sea conditions and just shrug them off.

It went to a good home two really nice men who have bought it jointly with their wives, but we couldn't keep it as we need a bigger boat if we are to go blue after cruising and Diamond Blue just isn't designed to do that.

"I think I have found our next boat"

Linda (elbowing me in bed)
No boat is perfect and having owned a 10 year old boat for 10 years I didn't go into this with my eyes closed but I went carefully over the boat taking photographs and making notes to pass to the surveyor for checking.


  • Air conditioning
  • Watermaker
  • Generator
  • Davits
  • Duo-gen
  • Bulleted List Item
  • Fuel 1300L in three tanks
  • Water 1100L
  • Fridge and Freezer
  • Microwave
  • SSB HF radio
In short this boat has just about everything needed to go world cruising. However as some of this equipment/kit is 10 years old much of it needs servicing or replacing.



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