And So To Sea..
On and off for the last couple o’years I’ve been looking for a solid motor yacht for training. I’ve been quite specific in my search as I have been looking for a motor yacht specifically suited to training. My search criteria included:
- solid build
- excellent sea keeping ability
- “cables not computers” so we can really teach the inner workings of a motor yacht without the requirement for a diagnostic expert plugging in a laptop
- “good access to the interior helm position” so that our students and instructor could easily access the side decks without having to dash through a carpeted saloon and through a patio door
We wanted a yacht less than 40’ providing a spacious fly-bridge with good visibility. A yacht we could apply commercial coding to, where safety equipment is on display rather than hidden in lockers. Basically, we were looking to buy a yacht for our training team, and thus our students.
Solid motor yacht
When I found the Colvic Trawler yacht I was immediately engaged. So much so that I booked the flights and flew to meet her. I happen to be a great believer in fate and what is meant to be will be, but before following my instincts I asked our trainers for their opinion, showing them photos of ‘plastic fantastics’ against images of the Colvic. Their feedback was unanimous. The deal was done.
Berthed in Marina Naviera Balear, ‘And So To Sea’ is our second yacht based in the centre of Palma harbour, and therefore we are the only Palma based RYA Training Centre to not only own our own solid motor yacht but able to provide training yachts in central Palma.