Our Charter Yachts
"Merlin's Magic" is an 8.8 metre, twin-keel cruising yacht:
Able to sleep 7 in total [though coded for 6], there's a double berth in the forward cabin, a double and a single in the main saloon, and a small, private after cabin with a very long double berth and standing/changing room found on the port side.
A very roomy "heads" compartment with vanitybasin and toilet is aft to starboard, with the wet locker, chart table, and then the settee along the starboard side. The thermostatic heater duct exits here, warming the clothes locker.
The galley is to port, in front of the door to the after cabin, with a cooker, grill, twin-burner hob, oven, icebox, front opening fridge, then the main saloon seating and dining table is found along the port side; the elegant saloon table seats 6 in comfort!
Ed Dubois designed the Westerly Merlin as a modern replacement for the Konsort, another hugely successful Westerly design; with a fractional rig, and cast-iron keels of excellent configuration, he got it right and she is a swift sailer, yet sea-kindly, strong, stable, and most important of all, SAFE !
With battened, loose-footed mainsail and new headsail roller reefing, a cruising chute and spare sails if needed, you should be able to find the perfect sail combination for the conditions.
A Volvo-Penta diesel engine will bring you into harbour, anchorage or marina quickly, safely and quietly.
Merlin's Magic is also a superb yacht for the less experienced Skipper, and due to her twin keels and shallow draft - only 1 metre -- she is ideally suited to the inner Moray Firth, where confidence and experience can be gained, before you tackle that passage to Orkney !
LOA 29 ft LOD 24 ft Beam 10 ft Draught 3 ft 4" Displacement 7700 lbs [3.5 tonnes] Ballast 3330 lbs
At CROMARTY, on the Moray Firth, we have our 32 foot motorsailer, "MERLIN"