"Fionagal" Westerly Renown Ketch, Lying Devon
This is a solidly built, confidence inspiring offshore cruising yacht having a roomy, safe centre cockpit with plenty to grab and steady oneself when necessary. Below decks there is generous standing head room throughout the saloon, and in the heads and part of the fore cabin.
Since we are giving up sailing for health reasons, the inventory remaining with the yacht is particularly comprehensive.
No evidence of osmosis was found by the surveyor at the time of purchase by the present owners, but as a preventative measure the hull was slurry blasted below the water line, dried out under cover until moisture readings were appropriate, and then epoxied. This work was carried out by Emsworth Shipyard Ltd in 1988. They also sprayed the topsides using a two-part paint system.
We bought "Fionagal" fifteen years ago following a cross channel trip in a chartered Renown. In
fresh conditions the yacht's good handling and very secure feeling centre cockpit impressed. The
crew felt that this was a boat that would look after them. Our then thirteen year old younger
daughter even gained enough confidence for spells of down wind helming in a force six.