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NickyNoo Interior

NickyNoo Interior

Images of the interior of NickyNoo



The day our Legend 41 arrived at the Boatyard



Our first day on the boat

Our 3 Favourite Sailing Magazines

Sailing Today

Why Choose a Sailing Magazine? No matter what level your sailing experience you will always find yourself referring to your course notes or favourite sailing handbook for a ‘theory’ refresher. In broad terms, the general principles you are checking up on do not change. However in our modern world of constantly evolving technology, revolutionary design […]

10 Reasons to Charter a Yacht

Monaco Harbour

Whilst watching the Monaco (F1) grand prix, have you ever been distracted by the sights of the beautiful yachts moored up in the waters beside the track (We won’t judge if it was the sight of the bikini clad ladies drinking champagne that first caught your attention!)? Dreams of living life in the fast lane […]

10 Reasons why you should start Sailing

Legend 41

So why should you start sailing? Sailing is a pastime and sport enjoyed by thousands around the globe, a lifetime passion to some. So, what is the attraction? Here are 10 good reasons why you may also want to consider starting to sail… View image |   1. Health & Fitness In today’s world […]

A Change of Direction – May 2004


Following my last post ‘Handover’ when we took ownership of NickyNoo and spent a fabulous week preparing for future adventures we were about to embark on, Suzie and I returned to our home in Lancashire in order to close a chapter of our lives and fulfill a promise I had made to Sue many years […]

Handover – April 2004


Finally, the day we had been waiting for arrived. After months of decisions about equipment, where it should be fitted and watching the progress of commissioning our new craft, she was now in the water and waiting for us to step aboard for the first time as a proper sailing vessel. We left our home […]

Waiting For Delivery – February 2004


Following our Legend 41 test day on the Solent in September 2003, Suzie and I made our way to see David Lindner – Sales Manager at the Opal Marine site in Ipswich Haven Marina. David was to be our main contact and liaison throughout the whole process of construction and commissioning of our new yacht. […]

Decision Time – September 2003

Legend 44 - SBS

After many years of dreaming, reading yachting magazines and brochures, then spending many happy hours visiting boatyards & boat shows clambering over yachts old & new, the day of reckoning was fast approaching! We had decided on new or as new as possible within the constraints of our budget. We had produced a wish list […]

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