|The current, and our 3rd,
'Streetcar' is a Grand Soleil 52
Designed by the respected naval architect German Frers, it was built by Cantiere del Pardo in Italy & launched in 1993.
If you know your boats, you'd say this STREETCAR looks a lot like a Swan. Blame that on the designer: Grand Soleil & Swan both used Frers in the early days. Still, we're very happy to be sailing the oceans in a 'spaghetti Swan'.
|Our 1st 'Streetcar’ was a
Designed by Phil Southwell and built in Cape Town by Joek de Haan, it was originally called ‘@C’. A performance cruiser, launched in 2001, it has a strikingly modern & minimalist interior. It looked after us very comfortably on our trip across the South Atlantic from Cape Town, and during the 3 years we lived & chartered in the Caribbean.
Our 2nd ‘Streetcar’ is a 2008 Jeanneau Sunfast 3200
Designed by Daniel Andrieu, it’s a fast, fun boat with twin rudders, rather like a scaled down Open 60. Bought for having fun on Sydney harbour, we planned to race it but a combination of complicated Ozzie rules & regs, plus an unexpected relocation back to Europe, meant we didn't get a chance.