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Broadblue owners are our very best ambassadors.
Buying from Broadblue. A new owners viewpoint.
“Buying the Voyager435 from Broadblue is definitely not just about handing over the money and waiting for delivery. You can be involved in the build as much or as little as you want. So we took every opportunity to be involved as much as possible- beginning with the build phase completion approvals.
It was great to be able to talk to the engineers directly, it really felt as though we were having a custom build. Suffice to say then that we have been absolutely delighted with the degree of flexibility available during the build process and nothing has been too much trouble for Broadblue.
It really has been a pleasure to see genuine craftsmen hand building our boat and their experience was invaluable when it came to suggesting alternatives for revisions or upgrades. All in all, Ann and I have felt totally involved in the build process and very much enjoyed what could otherwise have been an remote, impersonal operation and a long wait! Ann and I can’t wait to begin our circumnavigation of the world next year.”
All the best.
Broadblue Voyager435 Serenity
‘In 2007 I picked up my brand new Broadblue Voyager385 in the UK and sailed her to the Mediterranean. Since then, my family and I have also sailed her all around the Aegean.
By nature, I am always interested in new boats and any improvements…. so I visit as many boat shows as I can to look at all the different cats that are available….however, my wife and I are now agreed that we have already made the best choice by deciding on a Broadblue, as we haven’t yet seen any other yacht, that delivers such great overall completeness and appeal.
Best regards from Kos”
”I started sailing in 1982 at the age of 18, serving as a Royal Marine in Patagonia and since then I have been sailing on and off, all of my life.
In 2002, I gave up what I considered was a proper job to work in the industry that is my passion. Sailing.
Eventually, I owned and ran my own Yacht Charter and Sailing School, and I also undertook many deliveries around the world. Then in 2005 one of my regular customers purchased a Broadblue 42 and asked me to deliver it from Emsworth to Croatia.
My passion for Broadblue began 2 days later, and has not waned ever since then.
I have since delivered many new Broadblues for their respective owners and also have undertaken many RYA Training courses – usually own boat tuition.
So why do I regard Broadblue in such high esteem? Well, I have sailed them to many parts of the world in all sorts of weather from 60-knot storms in the Gibraltar Straights and the Adriatic to light wind, downwind sailing with large cruising genakers… and I have never felt so safe and secure.
Beam reaching down the West Coast of Portugal at 18 knots SOG whilst eating a 3-course dinner cooked by the owner of that particular boat has been probably the highlight of my sailing experiences on board a Broadblue.
Broadblue really do have the hull shape right, with the high fine entry bows which amply demonstrate their benefits when surfing down waves, and they also cut straight through instead of stalling in the troughs. This allows Broadbue catamarans to sail 35 degrees apparent to the wind.. and yes – like all other boats the further, you come off the wind the faster they go.
Broadblue have achieved the perfect balance of cabin space, but without having so much volume in the hulls that windward performance is inhibited. The interiors are furnished to extremely high standards, using American Light Oak throughout, and with superb all round vision should you get that inevitable inclement weather on passage.
Once you have sailed a Broadblue you will want more- and I cannot wait for the new Rapier series to make an appearance.
I wish both Marks’ and their respective families all the best with the future of Broadblue. You have done a fantastic job of creating and then revitalising these fantastic cruising catamarans, and the level of service you provide to Broadblue owners really is second to none.’
“We took delivery of ‘Tiger Toes’ a Broadblue Voyager385 in 2008 to start Breakaway Sailing – our skippered catamaran charter company.
Our requirements were for a luxury true blue water cruising catamaran and not the mass produced catamarans that tend to end up just for the charter market.
The dream was to work the boat for a few years and then use her for the familyand travelling. The boat is very solid and extremely well made with all the interior joinery.
I like to think of it as ‘sailing with your living room’.
And after 4 years we still received glowing comments on how new she looks.
‘Tiger Toes’ performs extremely well under sail and in the right sea conditions can sail up to 30 degrees AWA. 40-45 AWA being the average.
We have been out sailing with clients in winds exceeding 45 knots and she felt as safe as a house.
The solid build means she’s a heavier boat which is great for heavy weather sailing.
The slight compromise is that she isn’t as quick as lighter cats of a similar size. Personally, I would much prefer to be in a Catamaran that feels solid and safe and so did our clients!
The vast majority have been seasoned Monohull sailors who would have never have dreamed of going out in such conditions in their own monohulls. It’s great to see people even smiling and enjoying it.
Sailing in F4-5 with full canvas will give us a boat speed of 8-9 knots through the water (unladen) and we normally base our passage plans on 6-7knots.
The Aft rigged main is unusual compared to other Catamarans but it works extremely well with all your lines being led into the cockpit. Great for short-handed sailing and we don’t have to reef until about 27 knots (App). The larger Genoa and Optional Genaker (A must in my opinion) is fantastic when sailing downwind. No awkward Spinnakers or potential gybing Main sails to worry about.
Handling under engines is also a doddle. The engines are mounted in front of the rudders so we also get prop wash for those extra tight spots!
As you can probably tell we are very much sold on our Broadblue. We are so fond of her she has now become part of the family!
And if you are wondering, no, I don’t work for Broadblue Catamarans!”
It’s a womens’ world…
Last summer, we explored Alderney, Guernsey, Sark, Cowes, and then finally moored up directly beneath the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth at Gun Wharf Quays.
Each time we had the best possible location, and the best possible views.
Our family of six were ensconced in comfort, luxury and privacy throughout, with space for everyone, and a wonderful feeling of complete freedom to explore.
What holiday home could offer more?
A 385 Owner Speaks
‘Since my Ellen MacArthur moment, I understand better how important it is to have complete confidence in your boat, and to know that it won’t crack in two…honestly, I’ll never forget the sheer power of that wind, and the sound of the sail tearing, and just the sensation of feeling incredibly small in a very very big ocean… and your fate is down to your overall sailing ability, and the inherent quality of your Broadblue catamaran.’