Constructed in 1995,Palace is an America class yacht built along the lines of the original America which appeared in the Blakes brochure in 1916. Back in those days these boats were supplied with a skipper and were known as small Wherries, they were the height of luxurious yachting on the Broads and with the classic counter stern Broads design that set it apart from the rest. Back to today and these yachts still offer the same luxurious yachting on the broads with more of the modern conveniences that you would expect but still with the same classic lines as yesteryear but now you’re the skipper.
With a glass fibre hull, mahogany bright work and lovely softwood spars these yachts are the envy of the hire fleet. With a four burner gas hob, cooker and grill, small under counter fridge, flush toilet, shower and webasto diesel central heating these yachts are very well equipped.
These traditional yachts are ideally suited for family and group bookings with previous sailing experience. With a traditional gunter rig and genoa with Wykeham Martin furler this rig offers the best sailing experience whether you are out on the broads in open water or on the more sheltered river sections.
Palace offers an exhilarating sailing experience either in a good breeze or light airs, straight line speed is good, she sails close to the wind and tacks really well and accelerates keenly when coming about.
Please note that Palace is not suitable for inexperienced sailors, experience of sailing on rivers is required along with a minimum crew of 4.
- Sleeps 4 – 7
- 3 single 2 Doubles
- Traditional gunter rig
- Genoa on Wkyeham Martin furler
- Slab reefable mainsail
- Counter weighted mast (lowering for bridges)
- Hydraulic lifting roof
- Inboard diesel (positioned in forepeak)
- Large cockpit (with mainsheet well)
- Oven equipped with a four burner hob and grill.
- Under counter electric fridge
- Diesel central heating
- Flush toilet
- Hot shower
- CD and radio player
- 12v plug sockets and USB connections.