Current projects in the Stella Maris Yachting shed include a 17mtr Oyster sailing yacht called Raya (formerlyPurusha). Her current owner, Richard Smith, who is new to yachting at this level, approached SMY in the summer to discuss which yacht would best suit his blue water cruising plans. Based on our recommendations he purchased Raya and delivered her to our base at Shamrock Quay in September.
Working in collaboration with Richard we put together a project which suited his budget and focussed on operational safety items first. This included a full rig service, major systems servicing, deck refurbishment, electronic upgrades and deck hardware servicing.
Importantly, we have given Richard the opportunity to work with us on all aspects of the refit. As a result he is learning about his yacht systems and how to maintain them, which will stand him in good stead when he is operating Raya.
However, as a Stella Maris Yacht Club member, our service does not stop there. In addition to commissioning and sea trialling Raya, we will tailor an onboard training package for Richard which we deliver prior to his departure from the UK in April.
Richard and his wife Roz will head to the Mediterranean for a programme of spring and summer cruising before heading across the Atlantic as part of the ARC 2015. Stella Maris Yachting will be supporting them throughout their voyages.
For more information on the Stella Maris Yacht Club please contact James Miller on 02380 987347.