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NickyNoo | Legend 41

An Introduction to 'NickyNoo'


NickyNoo at the Ipswich Haven Marina


NickyNoo is a Legend 41AC (Aft Cockpit) sailing yacht. She is beautifully built to extremely high standards of quality and safety, offering performance capabilities suitable for all levels of sailing ability.  She is exceptionally comfortable with a luxurious interior, perfect for entertaining the most discerning of guests and large enough to accommodate the occasional unexpected arrivals as well. The space and comfort designed into NickyNoo has created a superb yacht suitable not only for weekends and holidays, but would equally make an ideal home for the live-aboard or long distance cruiser. These were important considerations when making our choice out of the many quality craft in this size class.

Classified as a 'Category A' cruiser she is built for and capable of Ocean passages, taking both long coastal and offshore sailing in her stride. For the inexperienced yachtsman, the Legend 41's ease of handling, manoeuvrability, balance, acceleration and stability provide a great sailing experience and yet, for the more experienced Yachtmasters among you, the only challenges are choosing the limits to which you wish to push yourself and the direction in which you wish to set sail. NickyNoo is set up for short-handed sailing, and together with the electronic navigation and autopilot features, she is an ideal yacht for the single-handed sailor.

For the fair weather sailor, the interior boasts beautiful teak furnishings and surrounds, a spacious salon with large dining / seating area (seating 6 to 8 people) and a sofa. The galley would grace many small homes with built in microwave, fridge and plenty of storage in the built in cupboards and space under the galley floor to house the wine cellar. There are large work-spaces featuring genuine Corian® counter tops and a double stainless steel sink. There is even a built in drying cupboard for the crockery. The many windows and opening ports provide an interior that is always bright and airy. In the aft deck cockpit there is room to  seat 8 people comfortably, so it's never a difficult decision to put some nibbles on the cockpit table, uncork a bottle of wine from the cellar and enjoy the evening sun sat in the Marina or at anchor in beautiful sandy beached bay.

Time to rest those weary sea legs? NickyNoo has an en-suite double berth forward stateroom, a huge aft master stateroom with queen size bed, both with interior sprung mattresses. When the unexpected additional guests arrive, the dining table will drop down to form another berth which could sleep 4 (at a pinch).

NickyNoo is presently moored just north of Biarritz, on the idyllic coast of South-West France, awaiting her next adventure. Whether that will be for a trip out onto the beautiful coastal waters of SW France or just a quiet weekend in the Marina, it will still be a pleasure we hope to share.

Specification of NickyNoo:

In the table below we've given you a [very] brief overview of NickyNoo's specifications. I'm sure you're not interested in knowing about the number of bins and storage cupboards (aside from the cellar tip above)? Please note some of the items below were not included as part of the standard specification of the Legend 41 when NickyNoo was built and commissioned.



Dimensions Length 12.29m [~40.3ft] LWL 10.82m [~ 35.5ft] Beam 4.04m [~13.25ft] Draft 1.52m [~5.0ft] Displacement 8800 kg
Engine & Propulsion Volvo 55hp saildrive upgrade with 2 blade prop (Diesel)
Keel Shoal draft wing keel
Electrical Systems 80amp alternator
50amp battery charger, 2 house / 1 starter batteries
Automatic bilge pump
High bilgewater alarm & pump
42L electric hot water tank
Isolation transformer
Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
Glomex mast digital arial
Cable tv and phone jacks
Navigation & Performance Systems RD68 DSC Radio
RL CRC Radar Plotter
Raymarine® ST60 wind, depth & speed system
Raymarine® ST3 Autopilot
Navtex PC weather system
Radar Reflector
Rigging & Winches Inmast furling Main with 110% Furlex furling jib
Delforth anchor with 50m chain and 50m warp, electric anchor windlass
4 x 2 speed self tailing winches (2 jib/sheet, 2 rigging)
8 sheet stoppers
Sails Doyle USA Main & jib
Anodised B&R backstayless rig
Stainless steel overhead Mainsheet arch
General Equipment Webasto diesel central heating system
Full canvas cockpit cover and sprayhood
3 Cockpit harness points, adjustable webbing jackstays
2.3m Wetline Dingy with Honda 2.4hp outboard motor
Auto engine room fire extinguisher system
Hot & Cold transom shower (Note: there are 2 showers & 2 heads on board)
Inbuilt microwave, twin burner Force 10 gas stainless steel cooker & oven
Stainless steel fridge
Double stainless steel sinks

For those of you interested in the more technical aspects of the yacht, and would like to learn more, the design and build incorporates the use of the following quality equipment and innovation;


A brief introduction to NickyNoo, but we hope you've learnt a little about the Legend 41. There will be more to come in later posts. If you have any questions, please let us know via the Contact Us page.

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Bon Voyage

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