Coral of Cowes was built in 1902 by White Brothers of Southhampton, designed by Fred Shepherd. Shepherd was known for his mastery of the use of space, and Coral of Cowes is a fine example of his art. She was refitted in 2011 and her interior exhibits all the character of her original build and she has been lovingly and generously brought back to life; remaining, outside and in, a magnificent example of her genre - essentially quite unspoilt – and devastatingly beautiful to behold.
Coral of Cowes accommodates up to 6 charter guests.
The aft Master cabin has two single beds and is traditionally called the ladies cabin, but gentlemen are also allowed in there! Access to shower, toilet and washbasin is on the port side of Coral of Cowes.
The port amidships cabin has a double bed, washbasin, shower and toilet.
The starboard amidships Guest cabin is traditionally called the captain's cabin which is alongside the companionway steps. The captain now has a berth with the rest of the crew in the forward section of Coral of Cowes with their own bathroom facilities. A detachable berth has been constructed at 90 degrees to the permanent berth to make this a twin cabin with washbasin.
Coral of Cowes also has an awesome bedouin tent style on deck shower - perfect after a dip in the warm blue waters!
DECK & SYSTEMS
CORAL OF COWES Crew Profile
British skipper, Richard Oswald, could tie a clove hitch before he could tie his shoelaces. Certified by the Royal Yachting Association as a cruising instructor, Richard is as happy teaching you to handle the boat yourselves as he is allowing you to relax and be spoiled without a worry in the world.
Having graduated from the LSE in 1985, Richard hitched a ride across the Atlantic and began his yachting career. Since then he has wandered between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean providing his guests with many wonderful and varied holidays. Richard is also a wonderful cook.
Additional Crew Members:
Stewardess - Justyna: 32 years old and born in Poland and is fluent in German and English, with some Russian. She has worked in Switzerland and London as a nanny and also as a tour guide in a Swiss museum. Justyna started yachting professionally four years ago working in the Caribbean on the very popular 'Dove' sailing yacht for three years before joining Coral of Cowes this year for her Mediterranean adventures. Whilst working in London she qualified in Reflexology and Massage from Regents College. She loves to cook seafood and has some fabulous Italian recipes. She loves both sailing and visiting new places, and loves taking photographs of her travels. Justyna particularly enjoyed crossing the Atlantic a couple of years ago. Sports include running, cycling and hiking. She reads all sorts of books from biography and history to Narnia and Harry Potter.
Bosun / Mate - Dexter is from Grenada and 29 years old. He grew up in a fishing village on the South of the Island and met the crew of Coral of Cowes when they anchored in front of his home. He has been sailing small boats since childhood and can tease the fish out of the sea. He has been crewing on Coral of Cowes for a couple of years now and is now studying for his Yachtmaster. He has enjoyed getting to know Europe on his travels with Coral of Cowes and has made many friends especially in our home port, Cowes. He loves reggae music!
Deckhand / Ships carpenter - Charlie is 19 years old and was educated at the Morna International College in Ibiza, where skipper Richard was a teacher. Charlie finished his education in Guernsey and then went on to study wooden boatbuilding at Lyme Regis in Dorset. He grew up living on and sailing the gaff yawl which his father built. He speaks Spanish and is an accomplished archer. He loves yacht racing, dinghy sailing and cooking.
Languages spoken by the crew: English, Polish, German, Spanish, Russian.
CORAL OF COWES Specifications
CORAL OF COWES Testimonials
Antigua to St Maarten, 3/31 - 4/6
The perfect condition of Coral was only surpassed by the professionalism and services provided by the crew. Richard has put together a cruise experience that could not have been improved and will be long remembered. I have chartered many boats and this was the best cruising experience ever. On top of all this he even gave us credit for soda and drinks we ordered and did not use. A charter first.
CORAL OF COWES Specifications
|LENGTH||80ft (24.4m)||BEAM||15ft (4.6m)||DRAFT||10ft 0in (3.0m)|
|YEAR BUILT||1904||BUILDER||White Bros. Southampton||DESIGNER|
|GUESTS||6||CREW||Captain Richard Oswald & Chef Richard Oswald and Justyna + 2||REFIT|
|SPEED||8kts / 12kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||United Kingdom|
CORAL OF COWES Accommodations
CORAL OF COWES can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins.
The aft Master cabin has 2 single beds, washbasin, shower and toilet.
The port Guest cabin has a double bed, washbasin, shower and toilet.
The starboard twin Guest cabin has a single bed, a detachable bed and a washbasin.
The detachable berth was constructed to go in the Twin cabin at 90 degrees to the permanent berth. It is made of wood and canvas and is 5ft 7in long. This cabin is recommended for one adult, or two children, or a nanny and a child.
Crew has a separate companionway, 4 fixed berths & 2 pip cot berths and their own head and shower.
Small electric fans in all cabins.
Bedouin tent on deck shower.
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