Coral 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 had a refit in 2011 and her interior exhibits all the character of her original build as 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 8 charter guests.
The aft Master cabin has two single beds, plus the recent addition of a double bed, so this cabin can accommodate up to 4 pax if required. This cabin was traditionally called the ladies cabin, but gentlemen were 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 and toilet, with an adjacent, independent shower.
The starboard amidships Guest cabin is traditionally called the captain's cabin which is alongside the companionway steps. However, the captain now has a berth with the rest of the crew in the forward section of Coral with their own bathroom facilities. A comfortable detachable berth can be added at 90 degrees to the permanent berth to make this a twin cabin with washbasin.
Coral of Cowes has fabulous deck spaces and a deck fridge. Her windsock keeps her cool at anchor and her sun awnings provide wonderful shade. Also on deck is an awesome bedouin tent style shower - perfect after a dip in the warm blue waters!
To find out more of the history of Coral of Cowes' story, join Captain Richard on charter and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.
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:
Chef - Philippa Stokes - Philippa Stokes hails from New Zealand where yachting is a way of life. Philippa has been working as a charter chef for the last 9 years and charter guests love her wonderful creations!
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!
Mate - Tom Harry is from England and joins Coral of Cowes for the last season in the Caribbean before heading back to England in summer of 2015.
Languages spoken by the crew: English, German, Spanish, Russian.
CORAL OF COWES Specifications
CORAL OF COWES Testimonials
Xmas Charter 2014 Grenadines
We had a wonderful charter. Coral was a wonderful adventure in herself, offering a unique and authentic sailing experience, with a great deal of charm and excitement. The itinerary was excellent, with beautiful sailing in 3-6 hour legs that were fun and manageable for the kids, as well as a great variety of lovely islands and cultures. Finally, food was delicious and the crew was excellent. Professional, hard-writing, thoughtful, hospitable and great fun. Many thanks,
Comment from broker: Thanks Richard and Crew, you came through again, remember our elderly charter guest last year who said it was the best charter he had ever done in his life, he was way up there in his late 80’s. William’s family obviously had the same great experience with you all.
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||8||CREW||Captain Richard Oswald & Chef Richard Oswald and Philippa Stokes + 2||REFIT||2001|
|SPEED||8kts / 12kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||United Kingdom|
CORAL OF COWES Accommodations
Bedouin tent on deck with shower.
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