ARABESQUE is one of three yachts built to this iconic Michael Pocock design (Design No.P33); the other two being built in aluminium (AL SHAHEEN and SADKO) with all three originally built for very experienced members of the Royal Cruising Club and/or the Ocean Cruising Club. The original design brief was create a safe, comfortable and extremely capable yacht for her owners to go cruising without the requirement for scores of berths (although she will happily sleep six). Her two year build was undertaken by MB Yachts in Dorset who are renowned for their custom one-off yacht construction and refit/restorations on yachts such as the 57ft S&S ‘ARGYLL’, The use of composite construction allowed for a light, stiff and incredibly well insulated hull, whilst her GRP moulded deck and superstructure (an extremely expensive process for a one-off build) allows for far better ergonomics than a wood-epoxy construction would allow in this area. Her hull shape is reminiscent of a Bowman 42 or Malo, with a forgiving deep-V hull shape, long fin keel and well supported rudder. Coupled with a powerful yet easily-managed sloop rig, complete with twin furling foresails and a fully-battened mainsail, she sails beautifully on all points and in all conditions. Below decks, she really impresses, with stunning Brazilian Mahogany joinery, luxurious Corian counters and hard-wearing Alcantara upholstery throughout. Add in a comprehensive, yet uncomplicated inventory and you have all the ingredients for a stress-free and thoroughly capable blue water cruiser capable of taking her owners anywhere. First launched in 2004 and in only her second caring ownership since new, the time has come for this extremely special ocean cruising yacht to find a new custodian.
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