If you’ve seen the videos of our deck saloon sailboats manoeuvring effortlessly in the tight space of a marina, you may wonder how we can make it look so easy. The simple answer is that it looks easy because it is easy. Years of practice are absolutely not required as we prove on every test sail; after 10 minutes of simple instruction anyone on board who is more than eight years old can manoeuvre a Sirius with the same confidence. Part of the reason our yachts are so easy to manoeuvre is rudder design, combined with the position of the propeller.
A deck saloon yacht is just a sailboat with big windows, right? Wrong. While many sailing yacht builders may have you believe that adding a higher coachroof with bigger windows and putting ‘DS’ at the end of a model name is enough for a boat to qualify as a ‘deck saloon’, there’s actually a lot more to it than that.
What’s the best hull material for an ocean cruising sailboat, fibreglass (GRP) or aluminium? It’s an important decision for any boat buyer to make and both materials have their pros and cons. In essence, the right choice depends on two fundamental factors: the yacht’s size and where you plan to cruise. But there are other practical considerations too, some of which might surprise you.
We often get asked on social media how much our boats cost, but we don’t post the answers. Instead, we invite you to contact us. This might seem obtuse but we have nothing to hide, we just don’t feel that the comments sections on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram are the right places to share that information.
Has any yacht sailed further to get to the Seattle Boat Show this year? Here’s Torsten giving a guided tour of ‘My Family’ the Sirius 40DS Deck saloon that has sailed from Germany, via France, Portugal, the Canaries, the Caribbean, Panama, Galapagos, French Polynesia, Hawaii and Vancouver to make her USA Debut at the Seattle Boat Show!
Hello from Seattle! We had a great first day and an excellent start to the 2020 Seattle Boat Show. We were able to welcome an amazing number of good customers on board. In many ways, this show feels a little bit like the first years that we exhibited in Southampton.