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Boat Equipment List

by Adrian 11th Sep 2015 - details

This is the start of a complete boat equipment list and inventory.

I’ll tidy it up later, but I think this captures most of the equipment onboard. Needless to say Vagaris is probably one of the best equipped Allures yachts out there.

This equipment list is in addition to the standard factory setup. Support for major items (water maker sea cocks, generator fittings etc) was pre-installed by the factory.

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Up the mast again…

by Adrian 26th Mar 2015 - Caribbean

At long last we’ve reached the Bahamas and I’ve been able to head up the mast to take the photos I’ve been waiting for.

To make it even better we met another Allures 45 in the Turks and Caicos heading our way so have been sailing with them for the last few days.  

This photo was taken with the GoPro whilst anchored in 2m of water just off the northern coast or West Caicos.

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Engage overdrive…

by Adrian 31st Jan 2015 - Caribbean

We’re heading west for the first time in 3 months as we cross from Antigu to St Kitts. It’s a calm day here in the Caribbean with just 5 knots of wind behind us so we’ve engaged the iron sail and are motoring along steadily at 7 knots.

PropIn the world of modern folding propellers, I’m really pleased with the choice we made when fitting out our boat.

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Yachting Monthly review

by Adrian 15th Oct 2012 - details

A few weeks ago Yachting Monthly journalist Chris Beeson and photographer Graham Snook visited us in Cherbourg to conduct a boat test and review. They intended to sail back to the UK with us but there wasn’t enough wind, so they familiarised themselves with the boat, took their videos and photos, enjoyed some good French food and and stayed on board for the night.

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Boat Show TV

by Adrian 12th Oct 2012 - build

Yachting TV came along to the boat show to do a piece about the Allures 45…

Featuring Mark Ellyat from Williams and Smithells, the UK dealer and Stéphan Constance, founder of Allures Yachting.

Yachting TV said…

One of the stand out boats at this PSP Southampton Boat Show was the Allures 45. This boat is aimed at Bluewater sailors, so we decided to take a closer look.


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Towards Brighton

by Adrian 26th Sep 2012 - details

We had a cracking sail today on the way back from Portsmouth towards Brighton.

Squally rain and winds all day made for frequent genny reefing and unreefing.

Averaging over 7 knots through the water and 8-9 knots over the ground at 40-50° apparent in 15-22 knots of true wind. 1 reef in the main and one occasional turn around the genoa.

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Southampton Boat Show

by Adrian 16th Sep 2012 - details

We’re currently at the Southampton boat show in the marina area on stand M267. It’s a fantastic experience and we’re meeting plenty of very interesting people, exchanging plans, swapping tips and talking boats.

If you’ve met us, leave us a message to say hi, remind us of your plans and keep in touch.

If you were impressed with the Allures blue water yacht, drop me a line if you have any more questions.

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Boat test

by Adrian 16th Sep 2012 - details

Read a journalist’s review of the Allures 45


Click here to download

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French Fancy – magazine article

by Adrian 16th Sep 2012 - build

I produced this article for a sailing magazine to describe the boat, its equipment and outline our experiences of the purchase process and the Allures yard.

French Fancy Article
Click here to download as PDF

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Performance

by Adrian 19th Jul 2012 - baltic

This is what it about.

Sailing at 8 knots through the water in just over 11 knots of true wind.

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