"Maddie Too” is a Beneteau 323 Oceanis Clipper. She was launched in 2005 and has spent her life sailing on Windermere.
It was the combination of dazzling good looks, together with her dark blue hull and contrasting coach lines and comprehensive specification that attracted me to her.
She has some very clever touches such as a lifting keel with which enables her to approach even the shallowest of jetties for guests to embark. The steering wheel can rotate 90 degrees to allow a wide passage from the cockpit to the cabin enabling easy access onto the boat.
Internally the 323 is fitted with central heating to take the chill off those cooler evenings. Glass panoramic roof windows allow plenty of light into the cabin complementing the spacious saloon. She also has two double cabins, a good size galley and a surprisingly roomy heads (bathroom).
Under sail she comes into her own and displays grace and stability as her bow cuts through the water with ease. With almost a 50 foot mast, huge sails deliver consistent speed with very little wind.
All in all “Maddie Too” is perfect for the job and once you've been aboard and experienced a sail you will be as impressed as I still am.