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Yacht to cir­cum­nav­i­gate in com­fort, for £250k. We take a look at a Rustler 42, a Hall­berg-rassy and an Al­lures

Af­ter a wor­ry­ing med­i­cal scare Graham, 54, and his wife of 30 years, Dilly, have de­cided it’s time to pass on their den­tistry busi­ness to their son and make the most of their time to­gether. Nei­ther want to sit at home get­ting bored and fat, and both love be­ing on the wa­ter, prefer­ably some­where warmer and bluer than the English Chan­nel. Although they have char­tered be­fore in the Caribbean, they’ve never ven­tured fur­ther afield and long to head to the South­ern Hemi­sphere, South Pa­cific and Aus­tralia.

They cur­rently sail their age­ing Moody 38 out of Gosport, reg­u­larly vis­it­ing the south-west coast, Chan­nel Is­lands and north­ern France, but are now look­ing for some­thing much newer, around the 40ft mark, with a seakindly hull and com­fort­able in­te­rior for them­selves and the oc­ca­sional guest cou­ple, plus a cabin for their son, An­drew, who plans to join them for the oc­ca­sional week or two. Graham’s main con­cern is that she should be ca­pa­ble of be­ing sailed eas­ily sin­gle­handed, and although Dilly is an ex­pe­ri­enced sailor, she is quite pe­tite so would pre­fer some­thing that doesn’t re­quire a go­rilla to trim the head­sail. He also thinks a cut­ter rig would be a bonus, to fa­cil­i­tate sail han­dling and to give them more sail choice in heavy weather.

Ex-dinghy racer Dilly doesn’t want a ‘slug’, she says. ‘There’s no fun in not be­ing able to sail in light airs or av­er­age at least 6 knots on a pas­sage.’

Hall­berg-rassy 43

Al­lures 45

Southerly 42 RS

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