OTTERS WAY OF BEAULIEU is a properly-built Dutch ship. Laid down in Maasbracht, with bottom plating of 6mm steel, hull of 5mm, decks of 4/5mm and superstructure in 4mm steel (with stainless steel inserts as required) – this is no lightweight flyer. Happy at 8 knots cruise, she will light up to around 9 knots – governed by a coefficient of the waterline length. She is stabilized with the Naiad gyro stabiliser system, and her fair and round-bilged hull form and raised bows are purposeful in a seaway.
Her teak interior is quite superb – and near indistinguishable from a new build yacht. Being the Mark II, she is a substantial full-displacement motor-yacht, and executed to the highest standards using the best materials available to her builder. A true yachtsman’s motor-yacht.
These boats are quite simply magic – and you will not find a better equipped, maintained and presented vessel in her class.
“We bought Otters Way in 2007, virtually unused, and that same year she was on display at the Southampton International Boat Show and we were very proud owners!
She is a wonderful boat and as ex sailors we found a steady 8 knot cruising (always in the right direction) perfect. With a Linssen yes, you go slow, but with a confidence that there is little noise, and in almost all weathers she is comfortable; particularly with the stabilisers running.
We have been to the Channel Islands the West Country, with extensive explorations of the Solent.
Berthon have looked after the boat for us; and engines, generator and hydraulics have been serviced annually. The last time was Spring 2019.
We love this boat and have taken great care to make sure she looks well. Unfortunately work has got in the way of cruising, but we did manage marina weekends as often as possible and she is a perfect boat for extended living and cruising.
Now in retirement we have decided to buy something a little smaller. Looking at the spec and video Berthon produced our reaction was “we had forgotten how beautiful she is”.”