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"Thanks to Richard, we stopped short of buying a total shocker of a boat from another boatyard and Richard found us a better, cheaper equivalent. Also being 'first timers' he and James told us about all the things we should know/buy/be aware of. Thanks for being so helpful and we look forward to a nice summer of sun and sailing (please)"
Karen Dresser, Essex

“I would just like to thank you for delivering my yacht Reverie from Sandwich to Ipswich. It was done in the most efficient and professional way at a very reasonable cost and the feed back from the passage was very useful. I enjoyed my stay on the mooring at Highway, I found everyone most friendly and helpful.”
R Parkin, Ipswich

"In October 2012, James from Highway Marine assisted me in moving my boat from Sandwich to Hayling Island. I can honestly say that I would trust him to move any boat of mine, anywhere in the world. James organised the entire trip, he supplied charts and planned for the correct tide/weather windows. He took great care over every procedure and was always fully in control. We had the perfect day and James was more than happy to have me come along for the ride, during which I was able to pick his brain on all manor of boating questions.
If I ever need my boat moving again and did not feel confident enough, or have the time to do it myself, my first port of call would be Highway Marine. Thank you so much guys for all your support in getting Paws back on to the water and a special thank you to James, who helped me move her on her first, of hopefully many journeys”.

A Sanderson, Oxford

“Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you for all your help in the sale of ‘Phoenix’ and thank you for the 2 life jackets - you might see me and Jasmine going along the river in our dinghy! ;-) Thanks again.”
Bernita

“James took my dutch barge Roma round the Kent coast and up the Thames to London. As well as being immensely competent he was a fine company. It was a first rate passage and his piloting/delivery was a first rate service.”
Dan Re'em, London

"I imported a boat from England to Sweden through Highway Marine Group. When investing so much time and money in your dream, you don’t want anything to go wrong - especially doing it from abroad. Richard and his team did a great job. They are very service-minded and helped me with every matter along the way, including paper work, transport etc. Above all, they are honest, straight people that care about their customers and reputation. I would definitely buy another boat from through Highway Marine Group."
Michael B. Gothenburg, Sweden.

“Just a quick email to congratulate you on the purchase of our lovely ‘Reverie’. We wish you very many happy voyages aboard her. Thanks, too, to Richard for all your help in the sale process.”
Michael & Felicia Foster

“I would like to say how enjoyable it has been dealing with yourself and your company. You are not only knowledgeable but incredibly helpful, in fact you are the first broker I have been pleased to deal with. I have always bought privately in the past.”
Neil Sutherland, Dorchester

“Hi James and Richard, I would just like to thank you for delivering my yacht Reverie from Sandwich to Ipswich and for the feed back afterwards. It was done in the most efficient and professional way at a very reasonable cost and the feed back from the passage was very useful I enjoyed my stay in the mooring at Highway I found everyone most friendly and helpful. Thank you all very much. I hope to meet you all again sometime.”
Robin Parkin

“Finally purchased the 1997 Four Winns Vista 258 for £18,500 accepting a slightly higher price because it had had a new engine so I think your valuation was spot on.”
Stuart

“Thank you very much for the cheque for the sale of Mergarer. Thank you also for your help over the last few months and the speedy completion of business once an offer had been made.”
Nick Lockhart

"Just a quick note to say thanks for easing through our purchase of the yacht ‘Dreamcatcher’ with the minimum amount of fuss. Thanks also to James for the excellent delivery service of the boat from Ramsgate to Chichester.  My apologies for not organising the right wind, and for him having to motorsail for nigh on 23 hours. The boat was delivered smack on time too. Great doing business with Highway Marine – highly recommended."
Mike Nicholson

Hello Gents. Bill of sale now in the post which hopefully concludes everything. Just want to say a massive thanks for all your help. What was turning into a nightmare finished beautifully once in the hands of the Highway marine boys. Amazingly quick sale which is great for all. 
One large worry off my mind. Thanks again and see you soon. Cheers

Jim Woods, Beaumont, Essex

 

 


FEELING 286 SPECIAL (available)
'Skye'

Specifications:

Year: 1989
LOA: 8.69 m
Beam: 3.14 m
Draft: 1.70 m
Construction: GRP
Hull / Keel: FIN
HIN: N/A

Description:
andquot;This is a very well cared for yacht, surprisingly spacious and comfortable above and below deck. An excellent family cruiser that’s also very easy to manage single-handed.The French like their comfort and Skye is a very comfortable yacht combining a large open cockpit and spacious comfortable saloon. We have owned 'Skye' for 10 years and cruised around the whole of the south coast and across to northern France. She was first registered in April 1989 and was highly specified from new for weekend racing and family cruising. She has a fin keel, sugar scoop stern, and inboard diesel mounted over the keel in the centre of the saloon. The engine position keeps the weight low and central and also means the stern double cabin is unusually spacious as it’s not encroached by the engine. 'Skye' has a particularly spacious saloon and large drop leaf table. The saloon also provides sleeping for two adults with two more in the Breton berth in the forepeak and a large double aft cabin with wardrobe. 'Skye' benefits from upgraded main winches plus two additional cockpit winches making handling under all sail configurations easier. There are a further two winches on the coachroof and a reefing winch on the mast. A 14hp Beta diesel was installed in November 2010, replacing the underpowered and noisy single cylinder Volvo. The twin cylinder Beta is smoother running, more powerful and has better economy than the Volvo. It is also easier to access the main components for servicing than the Volvo. The engine has less than 100 hours running since installation. The cockpit seating is finished in teak boards and the sole has a full size teak grating. There is a very large cockpit locker and plenty of storage under the stern seat. The main sail handling lines run across aft to the coachroof giving easy and protected access whilst under way. The sliding hatch and washboards are tinted Perspex allowing plenty of light into the cabin. 'Skye' has been well looked after and maintained. All of the vinyl headlining was professionally replaced in 2014 and remains in 1st class condition. The genoa was new in 2015 and has had very little use since. The sprayhood and dodgers were replaced in 2012 and are still in very good condition. There is a lazyjack system making stowage of the mainsail quick and simple. The leisure batteries were replaced in April 2016 with 2 x Numax 110Ah deep cycle batteries. 'Skye' has been fitted with all new navigation electronics - a fully networked Simrad/BandG system including speed, depth and wind, DSC VHF, Class B AIS, 12” touchscreen Simrad NSS Evo2 Chart System (mounted on coachroof) and 2 x mulifunction instrument displays mounted on the coachroof garage, 1 x colour instrument display mounted at the chart table, a BandG 7” touchscreen multifunction display mounted at the chart table and a Simrad TP32 tillerpilot. In the saloon there is a Sony DAB radio/CD surround sound system and a Panasonic 24” TV (currently without aerial). 'Skye' has shore power with galvanic isolation and circuit breakers protecting the 240V onboard sockets. She comes with quite a full inventory of warps, fenders, anchors, jackstays and many other bits and bobs including 'Skye' fender socks! She is lying ashore so can be viewed top to bottom.andquot;

Engine(s) and Electrical:
Beta 14hp diesel (2010). Serial number: ALG518. Fuel capacity: 35 litres. Maximum speed under power: 6 kts. 3 batteries (1 engine, 2 new service/domestic) charged from the engine. Galvanic isolator. Shore power.

Accommodation and Below Deck:
6 berths,1 cabin, 6’ headroom, curtains, upholstery, new headlining, wood flooring, chart table, saloon table, hanging lockers, 240v electric, heating, heads, wash basin, stereo, cooker, galley sink, 240v coolbox, 24andquot; LCD TV, DAB radio, cuttlery, 25 litre water capacity, pumped fresh water, 6kg propane gas bottle (inc. spare).

Deck and Canvas:
Sloop rig, aluminium Eurospars, stainless steel rigging, slab reefing mainsail, roller furling headsail (new in 2015), GRP deck, anchor locker, 7 x winches, 2 x new anchors with new warp and chain, pushpit/pulpit, stanchions/guardwires, 6 x hatches, boarding ladder, cockpit table, cockpit shower, 8 x fenders, 6 x fender socks, boat hook, sprayhood, dodgers, lazy jack system, main sail cover, cockpit cushions.

Navigation and Safety:
3 GPSs, 2 chart plotters, autopilot, echosounder, log/speed, VHF radio, wind speed/direction indicator, 2 compasses, clock, navigation lights, lifebouy, floating light, 2 radar reflectors, jackstays, fire blanket, 2 fire extinguishers, first aid kit, 12v bilge pump, manual bilge pump.

Miscellaneous:
Viewings are by appointment only. For an instant insurance quote call Euromarine Insurance Services on 01843 603345 or click on the link below:
http://www.euromarine-ltd.com/index.php?source_id=9

Disclaimer:
The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Highway Marine Ltd who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified independent agents to carry out a survey, and/or any mechanical and electrical checks.

£16,995

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