October 18, 2019
Built in 1982 at Trehard to stunning designs by Martin Francis, she was famous as BUZZY B and under that moniker was totally rebuilt at Camper & Nicholsons in 2000. She has seen plenty of investment since in subsequent ownerships.
Below you can see a video of DARK STAR as she looks today in a covered shed, with a container full of kit and her rig and boom stowed away from her.
With her stunning flush teak decks, centreboard, great aft stern platform and enormous cockpit, she is a great platform for sailing and enjoying shipboard life. Of course, she sails like a witch and is a capable mile muncher as well as being fun for regattas.
Down below, she has an atmospheric main saloon and no less than five guest cabins, all of them with their own en-suite heads compartments. The owners’ stateroom is forward and there is a central corridor from which four other guest cabins may be accessed – two upper and lower berth cabins and two double-berthed cabins.
Aft is a large galley, which is fully equipped for serious cooking and aft of that is the crew mess. There is access from here up to the working cockpit. The crew have a comfortable cabin and their own heads compartment aft. There is then access into a walk in engine room.
DARK STAR has been used by this owner in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean and whilst in use she was maintained to MCA Category 2.
She is now ashore and slumbering at Port Napoleon in the South of France. Before she was placed in undercover storage, her topsides were repainted in flag blue. In Port Napoleon the humidty is super low, so everything is dry and fresh.
Her owners have no further plans to use her and so now we seek a new yachtsman, to reassemble the yacht and to take her sailing.
DARK STAR would be great for a family bluewater adventure and with her great layout and masses of deck space she would be super for charter too…
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