“A very comfortable, responsive and well presented boat – ideal for coastal cruising and a pleasure to sail.”
New Furling Genoa fitted late 2017 season, New Volvo D30 engine fitted mid 2016, New electric windlass fitted for 2016 season. New sprayhood, deck hatches and tender for 2015 season; fully battened mainsail for 2014 season, plus new autopilot, DSC vhf, safety lines and wheel cover.
Over the previous few years Avocet's genoa, battery bank, cooker, curtains and all cabin upholstery have all been renewed, improving on her already very good specification. Just when we thought we might be running out of ideas for improvement, we installed a heater outlet in the heads, both for comfort and to make it easier to dry your oilies!
Flexible accommodation comprising 8 good-sized berths with three double cabins and two single berths in the main saloon. Hot and cold pressurised water system, heated from engine or shore power immersion heater. Eberspacher warm air central heating plus 240v A.C. shorepower sockets in all cabins. New invertor to power 240v phone charger and/or laptop underway. 29hp Volvo saildrive diesel engine gives excellent performance and makes for easy manoeuvring.
Wheel steering - with controls and displays for the hydraulic autopilot, wind/speed/depth and colour chartplotter, all mounted at the wheel. DSC VHF radio and separate GPS readout at chart table. Radio/CD player. Fridge. Dinghy with outboard. Avocet is a delightful boat for west coast of Scotland cruising with a really fresh feel to her and all the home comforts you could ask for. She's also a pleasure to sail and a very easily handled yacht, whether under power or sail.
Note: Cruising Chute available as optional extra at £200 per week or part thereof.
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Engine: Volvo saildrive 29hp
Mainsail reefing: slab with stack-pack
Genoa reefing: Selden roller reefing
Cockpit chartplotter: Yes
Windlass: Yes, electric
Sleeping cabins: 3
Overnight berths: 8
Suggested ideal overnight: 6
Central heating: Yes
Year of build: 2001
"We thoroughly enjoyed our week aboard Avocet in May 2018. As berthholders in Largs Yacht Haven until a few years ago we know this scenic area very well, but we have never before experienced a full week of such glorious, warm, sunny weather. Avocet is fully equipped and well maintained and was a very comfortable home for our crew (5 people for the first couple of days then 3 for the rest of the week). The yacht handles beautifully - Avocet was such fun (and so easy) to sail, cutting through the water like a knife. Andrew from Sailaway was very friendly and professional and the communication was great. We would have no hesitation in booking another trip on Avocet, in fact I am sure that we will. Highly recommended!"
"Another good time in Scotland, At my third trip with this well equipped boat we attempted to round the Mull Of Kintyre, but the westerly winds brought us to Campbeltown and later to the many scenic places in Firth Of Clyde like Loch Ranza Bay, the Kyles Of Bute, or Tarbert Harbour. Assisted by the competent team of Sailaway and impressed by the highlights of the tour (such like meeting friends from Germany in Rothesay) we mastered this trip and will come back to this fantastic sailing scenery as soon as possible." Jochen Nüchter
"...it was a most enjoyable week and we had a great time aboard Avocet. She was in a really good state and a pleasure to sail in the wonderful waters of the Clyde." Christian Anders
"I should just like to say how much we enjoyed cruising in "Avocet" recently. The boat is comfortable, very well equipped and handled well in a variety of conditions. It was good to re-visit the places which we know well after many years sailing in The Clyde area. There's nothing to beat the West Coast of Scotland!"
"Enjoyed experience with sailaway –best sailing Bavaria yet, your attitude and approach professional but friendly."
"We had a wonderful time sailing Avocet which is a very responsive and easy boat to sail and manoeuvre under motor. The boat is well equipped and beautifully kept. She is easily sailed by two. There are lovely extra touches internally which makes Avocet feel very much loved and comfortable. She is also well equipped and maintained on deck.......Thank you so much for your friendly and professional support. We would have no hesitation in chartering her again...."
Neil and Catriona Menzies
"Spent seven days with Avocet, a well presented Bavaria and a pleasure to sail; even the inexperienced members of the crew found her a pleasure to handle - comfortable and safe. Sailaway Scotland? definitely. Looking forward to next time."
"Hi Wilson - we had a great time, liked the boat, and will probably be booking again for next year – likely to be May. I have got the deposit so thanks for the quick return."
"Just to say that we had a great weekend.... The boat was very well equipped and fun to sail, please pass my thanks on to Kirsteen who did a great job of showing us where everything was."
"We thoroughly enjoyed our trip... as before we found Avocet a joy to sail, very well equipped and maintained." Roger Bramley
"Thanks again for providing such a well founded boat, would love to charter from you again."
Julian Hawkings, Durham
"Thank you again for your friendly and professional support and service that enabled our memorable sailing experience.... We wish you all the best for your charter business and will definitely consider charter a yacht again this summer."
Rainer Herbert, Aberdeenshire
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