"Cayenne" 43ft Robert Clark classic cutter, lying Suffolk
As a professional sailor for the last twenty four years, I've had an opportunity to sail many different craft from square riggers to Chinese junks. I've spent many years at sea sailing and delivering different yachts and I can honestly say that Cayenne is the best boat I've ever sailed. Why is this?
1. She has a great character and soul, which only beautiful wooden yachts seem to exhibit.
Cayenne at the Brest festival
Cayenne mid Atlantic
1. She is one of only forty yachts listed on the National Register of Historic Ships
I've sailed Cayenne over 50,000 miles, this has included four very special journeys:
1. A three month expedition to the Azores - collecting plants for Kew Gardens and RHS Wisley. This expedition discovered a new species of plant
Cayenne off Table Bay, Cape Town
2. A two year voyage round Africa to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first European rounding of southern Africa. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales personally paid for the refit and
Cayenne is a very special classic yacht with a great sailing performance - both locally and long distance across the world's ocean's. With Cayenne, you get a lot of boat for your money; you also get an asset which, if looked after well, is likely to appreciate in value over time - unlike modern, soulless, GRP bathtubs which depreciate in value and won't be around in 60 years time ...
I've lost count of how many times in the last twenty years someone has come over to Cayenne and told me that she is the most beautiful boat in the marina.
Cayenne is a joy to sail. She is waiting for a new adventure. Will you be at the helm?
Cayenne is currently nearing the end of a major refit, New doghouse roof, decks re-caulked, new cockpit floor, engine serviced, hull repairs completed total paint job. Well worth a look.