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 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, 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!
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 - Katie Bolhuis - Before joining Coral, Katie was head chef at Hamilton’s restaurant in Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua. Although qualified in holistic medicine, Katie has spent most of her life working in restaurant kitchens.Now 26, she was born in Pembrokeshire of Dutch parents. She loves swimming and skylarking.
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||8||CREW||Captain Richard Oswald & Chef Richard Oswald and Katie Bolhuis + 2||REFIT|
|SPEED||8kts / 12kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||United Kingdom|
CORAL OF COWES Accommodations
Bedouin tent on deck with shower.
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