Explore Britain’s wonderful coastline, harbours and estuaries aboard this wonderful fully formed little coastal cruiser! I bought Floreasca four years ago and she has rewarded me with the most wonderful experiences of my life. I have sailed through pods of dolphins while gannets have crashed down into the sea all around me hunting for herring and mackerel. Have woken up on perfect still summer days when the Helford in Cornwall has reflected the sky like a mirror. I have explored the beautiful Tamar & Lyhner rivers, The Yealm, Erme and Avon estuaries, Polperro, Looe, Fowey, & Mevagissey, Falmouth and the Helford. Throughout all these adventures Flo has been a wonderful companion. She has coped admirably with all conditions we have found ourselves in, and with her triple keel she has afforded access to drying harbours and the upper reaches of the rivers and estuaries.
She has four births, a head (toilet) and a galley, which has allowed my kids and I to do week long explorations and live aboard. She is both homely and cosy to stay on.
At 7 meters long (23ft) she is cheap to run (one tin of antifoul will do her), and maintenance is fun and manageable rather than being a chore. Since I have had her I have added a new sail cover, made new hatches for the cockpit lockers and washboards and sliding hatch for the companion way. I have put in a new electrical system and completely stripped the old paint from below the waterline, applied an epoxy barrier coat (gelshield 2000) and re-applied antifoul.
My adventures aboard Floreasca have been documented on my youtube channel:
I’ve enjoyed her so much that she’s inspired me to look for further adventures, further afield. For this I’m now looking for a yacht suitable for taking on ocean crossings.
She is moored on the River Plym in Plymouth. She could easily be moved by road on the back of a trailer or lorry to a location of your choice, or you could take over the existing mooring where she is afloat throughout the full tidal range, easily accessible any time of the day or night.
Please contact me if you have any further questions!
Current Price: £2950.00
This Halcyon 23ft Sloop boat is located in Plymouth, and is being sold on eBay by surfingjamie.