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Grassholm  Ex- Trinity House Pilot Vessel,  Lying  Culatra Island Near Faro, Portugal


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August 2012 photo

July 2012 photo

Grassholm has been tastefully modified from her roll with Trinity House as an all-weather pilot vessel, to a comfortable, long range motor yacht.

The owner has cruised Scotland and the Isles, the West Country, the Welsh Coast , the North French Coast, the Channel Islands several times, the Atlantic coast of France, Northern Spain and Northern Portugal as far as Oporto.

In 2014 she was fully re-caulked from the keel up, hardened up and fastened if/where loose,
then anti-fouled and re-painted. So the hull is pretty much like new again. Bilges are basically dry.

She has now sailed from Rochefort to the Algarve
The owner says
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I left Rochefort for good on 8th May. Crossed to Gijon with 2 friends, which took about 35 hours. Since then I have port hopped by myself. I am anchored in the Ria Formosa inside Culatra Island. Maybe Winter in Olhao. A short distance from Faro Airport.

On big trips, I do a maximum of 6 hours and don't bother if the weather is not suitable. Grassholm can take most weather, but then no fun in that if one does not have to.
Of the 12 ports visited, I have only used 3 Marinas, which is normally to take on water. I now have extra water tanks which I have calculated would last possibly a month.

I had enough of Marinas with Rochefort, and now with my new electric anchor system, have enjoyed some beautiful Spanish and Portuguese Rias. And it is free.

So, in essence I am "really" living aboard. I estimate my fuel use is about 14/15 litres per hour. I may be wrong, but that is what I have calculated. Nothing for 250 horse.
I have 3 generators on board, and I run them for an hour in the morning and maybe 2/3 in the evening to keep the deep freeze and fridge topped up. Plus hot water (150 litres) for the morning shower.

She is now seriously for sale as the owner wishes to buy a larger vessel.

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19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996   

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