Small boat voyager and environmental campaigner Giacomo De Stefano – the Man on the River – is selling his Alan Buchanan-designed 1965-built ketch Brancaleon.
Poor Giacomo’s heart must be breaking at the thought of selling his gorgeous yacht. There are more pictures here, and more information at Doryman’s weblog.
Size-wise, she’s 43ft overall, 38ft on the waterline, has a beam of 12ft and a draught of 6ft. In terms of materials, she’s planked with iroko below the waterline and mahogany above, with oak frames and a teak deck.
Brancaleon is currently on a well protected mooring at Mallorca in the Mediterranean – and the mooring can come with the boat. Contact Giacomo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s peaceful as I write at 7.30 in the evening – but you should see it during the day!
Giacomo de Stefano is building one of Iain Oughtred’s Ness Yawls online this week – but you may have to be quick to catch it judging by the speed he and his friends were working working at when I looked earlier today. Click on the image to see what’s going on.
I should explain that Mr de Stefano plans to row and sail this boat from London (he’s leaving on the 15th April by the way) to Istanbul in a kind of new-age bid to forge a new relationship between man and nature. It’s a big ask, but then so is his target of sailing and rowing his way to Istanbul in the space of six months with little or no financial backing.
Anyway, he plans to have his boat built in four weeks, and from what I’ve seen he’s likely to make that target. Click on the photo above to catch a little of the action. See his Man on the River project website here: http://www.manontheriver.com
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