Welcome onboard M/Y Chico

Chico, a gentleman's motor yacht, was built in 1932 at St. Monans, Fife. A Dunkirk Little Ship, and registered as a National Historic Ship, she is now available for charter on the West Coast of Scotland. There are three double cabins for up to six guests, with separate crew accommodation. Day trips for up to eight people can be booked by arrangement. Please visit our website for more details.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Three old ladies together

In beautiful September weather we tied up in Crinan Basin alongside  two other boats with long and interesting histories.
The former tug, Duke of Normandy II, was built in Germany in 1934, arriving in Scotland in the 1970's from Jersey.  VIC32, one of the last surviving steam puffers, was built in Yorkshire in 1943 for the Admiralty. http://www.savethepuffer.co.uk/history.htm

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Crinan Canal

Heading north to Oban through the Canal, a bit of a tight squeeze in places but eased by the ever helpful Canal staff.

Friday, 14 May 2010

London to Argyll

Four days and four nights non stop, from Gallions Point Marina in the former Royal Docks, to Chico's new home in Loch Striven. Not exactly new waters for her though, she was last there in the 1970's.

A stiff breeze!! rounding Lands End. On the horizon is the Scillonian, en route from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly.