Our Yacht "Damsis”

"Damsis” is a beautifully appointed Bavaria sailing yacht. At 44' LOA, she has ample accommodation space for eight people. Though, for most trips, there will only be 6 people and the skipper on board. Warm air heating keeps the cabins cosy in cooler weather. We have a stereo system with CD changer on board, so please feel free to bring along CDs of your choice.

There are four cabins aboard the yacht;

Twin aft cabins are identical in size, each with a 5'x 6'3 mattress, a hanging locker, stowage along the shelf above the bed, and a seat in front of the locker. A port-light, opening hatch, overhead recessed light and reading light make the cabins light and airy.

To starboard mid-ships is a cabin with two single bunks, again with hanging locker, overhead & reading lights and opening hatch. Lee cloths on these bunks mean they are suitable for use whilst sailing.

The fore-cabin in the bows of the yacht is usually designated for the skipper.

Situated on the port side of the yacht, both fore and aft of the galley, there are two ‘heads' on ‘Damsis', both have a manual marine toilet, wash hand basin and shower with pressurised hot and cold water.

The saloon has a dining table with seating for 8 people, plenty of room to relax after a day on the water. The well-equipped galley is opposite the dining table, running linear along the port side of the yacht and features double sink, oven and hob, fridge and cool-box, plus all equipment and utensils necessary to cook and serve to a hungry crew.

Coming out into the cockpit, there is plenty of space for everyone to sit in comfort. The cockpit table provides an opportunity for pre-dinner drinks or alfresco dining on summer evenings. The large sprayhood offers excellent protection against the weather and the sea, whilst the twin wheels ensure helming is easy whatever tack the boat is on.

A well equipped navigation station with full instrumentation is accompanied by an autopilot connected to the twin wheel steering. On deck she has an electric anchor windlass, hi-performance furling genoa and stacapac mainsail, with adjustable backstay and all lines led aft to cockpit. She has a 55hp engine with sail-drive, and a deep spade rudder. An inflatable dinghy and outboard engine ensure you can get ashore from moorings to stretch your legs and explore the area.

Our Yacht "Goshawk"

"Goshawk" - 72' (loa) Gentleman’s sailing yacht.

Welcome to luxury and comfort on a grand scale. "Goshawk" is a CT 65 Scorpio Ketch, built in 1987. She is based in Clyde Marina, Ardrossan, and is available for Skippered Charter (from single days to multiple weeks), corporate entertaining, and sailing events.

"Goshawk" boasts spacious berths for 10 guests in 5 en-suite cabins (2 double, 3 twin), all with generous stowage. Bed linen or sleeping bags are available on request.

She has a full beam saloon offering space to seat 10 in comfort around her dining table, with seating for a further 6 at her occasional table on the port side. In addition, she has a large chart table for the navigator.

To ensure guests are comfortable whatever the weather, she has a warm air heating system and an air conditioning system. 230v electricity is provided by generator set, so guests are able to use mains-powered equipment whilst on board. She has a well equipped, secure-at-sea galley with 3 burner hob and oven, electric frying pan, microwave, fridge and freezer.


Ideal for the Scottish climate, "Goshawk" has a pilot house enabling the yacht to be steered from inside, as well as from the usual aft-deck steering position. Electronic navigation equipment installed in the pilot house and repeated at the external steering position includes: Radar, 2 GPS plotters, wind speed, boat speed and log instruments, navtex weather recording and compasses.

The yacht has a 215hp engine installation giving a cruising speed of 8 knots and maximum speed of 10 knots, with a range of over 700 miles thanks to its generous 1500litre fuel capacity. In addition, she carries 1200 litres of water, ample for a full compliment of crew.

Moving forward of the pilot house, "Goshawk" has a comprehensive sail wardrobe, with electric furling headsail, staysail, slab reefing mainsail, mizzen & cruising chute, with several new sails purchased in 2009.

"Goshawk" carries a 3.4m RIB (rigid inflatable boat) and 9hp outboard engine to safely transport guests from the yacht to the shore when moored or anchored off.

Her safety inventory includes lifejackets, life-rafts, safety harnesses & lines and comprehensive Man Overboard recovery equipment, as well as communication equipment, all of which is compliant with the MCA Code of Practice governing small commercial vessels. This means "Goshawk" is licensed to operate as a charter vessel and you can therefore be guaranteed the highest level of safety and seaworthiness.

Please view our calendar page to find out where and when you can step aboard "Goshawk" this season. Please note that this calendar is liable to change at short notice so please visit regularly to keep up to date with her plans. We will use the 'News & Special Offers' page to advise visitors about her planned trips in more detail.

To charter "Goshawk" with her skipper and mate costs from £1000 per day. Please telephone or e-mail for a quote tailored to your exact requirements.

Our Yachts

“Damsis” is a beautifully appointed Bavaria sailing yacht. At 44’ LOA, she has ample accommodation space for eight people. Though, for most trips, there will only be 6 people and the skipper on board...

Our Skipper

Stephen is a married father of one little boy. He started his working life in the Yorkshire coal mines, before redundancy forced him to find a new career. Stephen worked for several large financial organizations in England...

Our Sailing Area...

Whether you’re cruising or mileage building, with us for just a weekend or a full week, the Firth of Clyde is a wonderful place to sail, it has some of the most beautiful scenery from the splendour of Goat Fell on Arran to the picturesque Kyles of Bute.