I happen to have a good friend whose son is one of the references in performance driven yacht design today, Samuel Manuard. I also met Sam, but briefly.
Between many achievements, I would single out his being the designer of the most successful class 40 racing boats of today ( for example, the first 3 places on the last Transat Jacques Vabre were occupied by his designs) and also his cooperation with Seascape, which produces performance yachts within reach of the common human being.
Here is a link for a race wherer his boats excelled:
And here a couple for his Seascape designs:
So, the boat for sale by his father has behind it a lot of experience and pedigree. You can read about the specific design in Sam´s own Website. The name of the design is Phill 1300.
The boat is 14m long, and has 9500 Kg ( value actually measured on a crane ). It is built in plywood epoxy and sheated in FRP.
I have been on board, as we cruised together in Brazil, and I can say I really liked the boat.
So when my friend asked me if I had any ideas on which website to advertise his boat in Brazil, I offered to put a note in this blog. I will pass any contacts directly to him, so if you think you might be interested and would like to know more, please fill in the contact form ( contact, not comment on this post, please, as I do not check comments regularly ).
The boat is located in Southeast Brazil, near Rio de Janeiro.
The reason for the sale is that my friend is building a similar but smaller boat, designed by his son, of course.