New Boat and a New Beginning

New Boat and a New Beginning

Today I am the new owner of a new yacht! It’s time to forget the upset and drama of losing my last boat and move on. It’s a new boat and new beginning.

Marathon was based on the production Feeling 1350 but apart from the overall shape that is where the similarity ends. She was built for the 1990 BOC Single-handed round the world race and is massively strong – having to be specially designed, constructed and fitted out to meet the requirements of the BOC race. The oversize rod rigging supports a special heavy section mast with a deep lead keel and was fitted out regardless of cost. The current owner first bought the yacht in 1999 and the boat was then sailed by him around the UK and in Guernsey and down to Spain in 2000. Later he sold her to a friend, who had the hull epoxied and sailed to Scotland. The yacht then saw minimal use and remained out of the water for 2 years. The current owner then re-purchased the yacht and sailed her back to Barcelona, Spain in 2006. Since then he has carried out extensive work and refurbishment, all of which is logged for a future owner. This yacht has been continuously updated from the initial very high specification and now offers excellent live-aboard comforts for up to four people. She would suit a couple planning a world cruise. She could also be further fitted out to give two more cabins aft.

Feeling 1350 (44′)

Other details about boat :
Fuel Diesel Hull Material Fiberglass
Beam 13 ft 9 in Max Draft 8 ft 2 in
Draft Board/Drive Up 8 ft 2 in Engine Make Perkins
Engine Model Prima M60 Engine Year 1992
Fuel Capacity 50 gal Length at Waterline 35 ft 9 in
Length Overall 44 ft 3 in Number of Heads 2
Water Capacity 200 gal Engine Hours 2200
Number of Berths 2 Number of Engines 1

By | 2017-04-13T08:56:31+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Boat, World Challenge|1 Comment

About the Author:

Keith lives on the Isle of Wight and is an accomplished solo offshore Yachtsman. He lost the use of his left arm in a motorway accident in 1991, so he really is your genuine single handed yachtsman. What is incredible is that not only has his disability not prevented him from living his dreams, it’s spurred him on to better things. In 2015 he takes on the pinnacle of solo sailing by sailing single-handed and non stop around the world in his World Challenge.

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  1. joyhardwick January 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    I lke your new boat the name is very apt for your new adventure sailing none stop round the world , I will follow your next adventure with great interest

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