Not just any 36 footer, the Feeling 36 is a special little yacht and Freestyle even more so. She sports many upgrades in this ownership. Including the addition of a furling inner forestay making her a proper cutter, which is rarely found at this size. All deck gear has been upgraded and she comes with quite a trendy sail wardrobe. Ready to go off for local Solent summer cruising or even further afield.
FREESTYLE is extremely well set up for her primary role as a family cruising boat. However her sail inventory will support the owner wishing to try their hand at Club racing. White sails and the furling asymmetric are of very good quality and the low usage is more relevant than date of manufacture.
The two furling gears on the foredeck allow Channel crossings to be made with confidence that if the wind pipes up the genoa can be furled and the heavy weather jib deployed, all from the cockpit. The autopilot is sturdy, reliable and a genuine ‘extra hand’.
The Duogen in water mode will support the power demands of the autopilot when cross channel sailing. When anchored, wind mode provides power to the batteries if the breeze is strong enough.
The large cockpit with drinks table and folding wheel is accommodating for a family. The cavernous cockpit locker to starboard is a real asset to the cruising family, swallowing the unavoidable clutter that is the by-product of a successful cruise. The port locker is handy for mooring lines, spare sheets etc.
Below decks provisions are readily absorbed by the storage within the central table and behind the galley. In a marina, shore power and the ring main to each cabin support family demands for recharging mobiles, tablets etc.
Plotters, at the chart table and the helm with radar and AIS support sound passage making.
Feeling build quality is well known and she has been professionally maintained since new. This boat benefits from the many enhancements over the years including the extra navigation equipment which still does the job it was designed to do. The same can be said of the sails.
The new owner will recognise that this boat represents a very special opportunity to go sailing, with lots of high quality accessories, all at a small fraction of the cost of new.