Peak is for sale
After the -once again- comprehensive re-fit following the decision to renew the teak deck, our plans have evolved. We are not getting any younger and the time has come to pass her on to a new loving and caring owner. Looking back over the last 20 years ownership, we realise putting her up for sale is not an easy decision. We have done it before, and although we received financially attractive offers over the years we still did not sell her. Simple reason, we were not ready to let her go.
Now we are.
We hope to sell her as an ‘ongoing business’ opportunity. Not in the meaning of ‘work in progress’, although arguably she is, but in the sense that she has all of the equipment and supplies necessary for sailing into a new ownership.
She is ready to go.
In 2021 my wife and I sailed Peak effortlessly from her home base in Scarlino, Tuscany Italy, to the Canary Islands. Early 2022 we then set sail for the Caribbean, where we ended up at Peake’s Yacht Services in Trinidad for the renewal of the teakdeck and the extensive refit associated with it.
Peak is a joy to sail, always assuring us of her strength and reliability.
Over the past 20 years we have cruised, chartered and raced her.
Cruising with the family, friends or just the two of us always resulted in the same question. ‘Where is your crew?’ But it was clear to us from the start. This is an easy, albeit challenging yacht.
She has no bow thruster.
‘They were designed and build without’, was the answer I got when I asked Pekka Koskenkyla, Nautor’s founder.
Smiles and compliments after docking were the result. It makes one proud.
Chartering was also fun to do. It’s hard work, but to share the joy and love was a privilege. We have many testimonials to prove it.
Racing Peak to the limits of the crew is wonderful. We stood on the podium a few times. During Swan events and regatta’s the 65 ‘s are well represented. Race your heart out, I would say. But for us the racing has also served another purpose. Racing her to the limits made her strong enough for cruising and chartering.
With this in mind we have continuously re-fitted Peak. Rudder, masts and rigging, winches and tracks, all, yes, everything has been strengthened and tried. We did not want to have it otherwise.
The engine is still the original Perkins 6 cylinder, a true beast. Yes of course one could replace it for a new engine. Environmentally probably a good idea, although she is a sailing yacht. But concerning reliability we felt keeping her has been the right choice. The Perkins has no sensitive turbo. She will cough out contaminated fuel and just keeps on running. We had her rebuild some 10 years ago, and now in the Caribbean, she is once again proving her reliability.
The same can be said of the other technical systems. Reliability is wat we have chosen. Easy to repair and maintain. Swanlike.
We will leave Trinidad in March and set sail for our next adventures on our way back to Europe.
Please contact us if you are interested.
Sea trials in the Caribbean sounds good fun to us ;)