f Yacht Ningaloo: Ningaloo For Sale?

Ningaloo For Sale?

With Brexit reducing the time that I can cruise in Europe after 2020, I am having to re-think my future sailing plans. Right now it is clear that there are benefits in having Ningaloo over-wintered within the EU to avoid possible future VAT payments if I resume cruising in Europe.

But I still feel that Scotland (my original plan for 2019) is 'unfinished business' so I am currently planning to try to get there in 2020 and have identified New Ross, Wexford in Ireland as a possible option to over-winter 2020/21.

If this comes about I'll be looking for crew to get from Portsmouth to Belfast in June.

However a more radical alternative that I am considering is to sell Ningaloo and upgrade to a Hanse 455, a larger boat that would allow me to cross oceans, possibly sailing to Australia in time for the next Fremantle-Bali race in 2022. If you might be interested in buying Ningaloo (or you know of anyone selling a 455), please contact me.

Watch this space!

[Update 12/04/2020] Clearly, even if we manage to launch, this is going to be a very short season! Everything is on hold but I'll be ready once the current restrictions are lifted. In the meantime please stay safe.