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Saturday, 12 May 2018

Yacht Summer Song for sale

Simon on Summer Song a few years ago

Selling Summer Song. I’ve been putting it off. Procrastinating for months, but here goes....
For sale in Greece - Yacht Summer Song Snapdragon 27 sailing yacht with possibility of local mooring in Corfu. Length 8.28m, 27’2”. Beam 2.59m, 8’6”. Tonnage 7.5. Draft 1.40m, 2’9”. Bilge keels. Roller reefing foresail. Reefing cringes on mainsail. GRP construction. 5/6 berths. Full inventory. Reconditioned 16hp Yanmar diesel auxiliary engine. Registered Poole UK. Certificate of British Registry SSR01977.  Third party insured to Oct 2018. New 2m inflatable tender.
Corfu is a beautiful island, famous for sailing holidays and friendly weather, lying a few nautical miles from mainland Greece, both shores dotted with safe harbours, coves and beaches, many with jetties for tavernas. Summer Song is a sturdy seaworthy boat, sailed from England to Mediterranean Spain, to Turkey and back to Ionian Greece. She has given her present and previous owner, and their families, much enjoyment. ‘Summer Song’ can be seen almost any time by arrangement.  €4,990 ONO (please no time wasters) or part-exchange, for smaller yacht, to suit my age. Contacts: Simon  07806 816730 or Dave 0030 6994895948
How did we come by this boat? 12 years ago, our daughter, Amy, sitting at our kitchen table in Birmingham, drew our attention to an ad on eBay for Summer Song. I phoned the owner in Corfu. 
Pauline answered “Hullo?”
“Hullo. I’m Simon phoning from UK. We’ve seen your ad. Can I ask why you want to sell your boat?”
“I don’t”
“It’s my husband, Norman”
After brief further enquiries, I clicked on ‘Buy now’.
Now I’ve arrived at a decision for someone else to make about Summer Song's future
Simon and Lin on Summer Song

Our grandson Oliver sailing to Pirate Island

Summer Song's interior - photo taken yesterday - 11 May 2018

Basic diagram of Snapdragon 27. We don't carry a spinnaker though

The Youtube clip is of Lin and I and friends on Summer Song up against a typical katabatic headwind on a summer afternoon. We had to motor-sail to make any progress. It was then I decided to buy and install a reconditioned and more powerful engine. 
Moored at Agni, Corfu
Reconditioned engine
Out of the water for repairs and antifouling two years ago

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