Dawning Light II is a great compromise between the beauty of a classic wooden yacht and the simple maintenance of a modern GRP yacht.She has a very powerful rig and her suite of sails will cope with all winds between F6 and F1. I have particularly enjoyed light wind sailing with the powerful mainsail bellied out, but F3 & F4 are exhilarating under full sail. She flies along in F6 with a small staysail, no jib and 3 reefs in the main.Dawning Light II is a heavy displacement yacht which provides a comfortable motion in a seaway and her gentle heeling angle gives confidence to the crew. She heaves-to beautifully and allows foredeck work to be done with ease. She drifts steadily with her tiller amidships to allow crew to attend to the sails, even singl-handed.Dawning Light II is very forgiving to the helmsman and can be sailed in an unbelievably relaxed manner. She is very responsive to those who seek to tweak the rig and helm positively and she has many simple ways of tweaking the set of the sails. She sails well with just staysail and main, which helps one to get to know her ways.Dawning Light II has a cosy varnished wooden cabin full of character and charm, with a small galley and heads, as well as loads of storage.Dawning Light II has achied coastal passages, including around Portland Bill, with the crew staying ashore in B&B's. She suits a summer mooring buoy, easy to pick up when short-handedand the bowsprit remains in situ. She can take the ground on her long keel on legs, quaay walls or piles, as used every year for a scrub.Dawning Light II's length can be reduced to 22 foot by steeving up her bowsprit when berthing in marinas. Dawning Light II has a 6 hp outboard which pushes her along at 4 knots in flat waterand can be securely left in situ when moored (best to anti-goul the leg). She has the power to tow her tender in light conditions - useful for a run ashore.She only really needs to be wintered in a yard every second or third year as long as she can be berthed in a marina at cheap winter rates. She can be maintained over 8 week-ends per year since she has full covers for the winter and a two-thirds cover for the summer. Please contact Simon Flowers of Network Yacht Brokers Chichester on 02392 637466 to arrange a viewing.
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Network Yacht Brokers.
Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 0NH
Tel +44 (0)2392 637466