I’m very excited to introduce you to our new boat, Ruby May. She is a 39ft twin helmed Beneteau Cyclades. A beautifully maintained sailing yacht with a fair few miles under her keel.
Starting life over in the US, she was custom built as a reserve boat for charter company, Sun Sail. Based in the Caribbean for a couple of seasons, she was never called upon, and was sold to a sailor from the UK. Bringing her to the UK, across the Atlantic, he kept her in South West Wales for a number of years, regularly sailing out in the Irish Sea, and all around that beautiful stretch of coast.
She’s perfect for the type of sailing we do – lots of room for friends and family, capable of doing blue water. She’s a perfect step up from our Colvic Liberator, which just didn’t have the space we needed, abeit we will miss her.
We’ve spent the last few weeks kitting her out, and making her ours. Adding everything from new safety gear, through to a paddle wheel (I have never seen a boat without a paddle wheel before!!!), and everything in between. We’ve only managed a very short 5-mile trip on her so far, but we’re planning a longer shake down sail soon, so watch this space for lots of upcoming adventures!