What a superb full-displacement motor-yacht. If you are after a really nicely-built 4-berth cruiser, with masses of space and volume for size (and a flybridge!), then you must pay attention to “Solent Eagle”.
It is little surprise that these Transpac 32s were imported into the UK by the same company that dealt with Fleming Yachts – this really feels like a mini-Fleming. She has a proper wheelhouse, galley in the saloon, cosy aft cockpit and doors to each side deck – so she is ever so versatile.
Her present owners (she is in her fourth ownership from new) have enjoyed improving her – with a new bow-thruster, recent batteries, re-upholstery and only light usage. She has timeless lines, and is a truly cute sight on the water.
“We believe the Transpac produced some 96 Eagle 32s, before making larger boats. They were built by Transpacific Marine Co. Ltd. in Taiwan. Allan Taylor Marine (ATMAR) of Hamble Point imported 5 or 6 sisterships in 1991, including hull 3235 (now known as “SOLENT EAGLE”) which was first launched in 1992. UK specification, Owners Manual and 1991 Motor Boat & Yachting reports are all available.
These particular boats are used extensively in the USA on the inland waterways or the more open waters and sounds of Alaska. They are ideal for coastal or inland waterways use (most have a short mast, but this can be easily lowered (or removed) to give an air height of around 3.2m) and they are suitable for open waters too. Previous Owner George Bibby confirmed that this boat had been cross Channel many times.
We bought the boat 5 years ago in Falmouth and moved her to Lymington and undertook a full refit to get her into the shape we feel happy with; this includes (receipts available):