A little history
She was professionally built in Scarborough by a yard that used to build Thunderbird 26s using quality materials....fir, mahogany and teak
. The owner of the shop had his men
build this Benford design for him and his wife to cruise
on and they took her to the Bahamas
and back twice. In preparation for the third trip he decided to switch out the original Atomic 4 for a brand new Yanmar
2GM20F. Unfortunately his wife became ill and passed away and that trip didn't happen. The vessel saw little use since then and then I aquired her.
She points surprisingly high and sails
well in the slightest of airs.
Amazing amount of storage
space. Huge easily accessed lockers and a large sensible ventilated hanging locker.
Coleman "Extreme" cooler in a drawer in Galley
. ...keeps ice for 5 days.
Fold down extendable galley
The aft cabin
is just gorgeous and very comfy with its own head
concealed beneath the step up into the cockpit
. Very handy for night time pees.