Boatshed Barcelona has on its books a really classic boat (Classic Ocean Cruiser) and the owner had been gently hinting that she wanted us to go out on the open water together so I could see her in all her glory (the boat that is, rather than the owner!)

Finally, at the end of July, we had a window and so six of us, a mixture of sailing enthusiasts and yachting experts, took to the water. We had a great days sailing, reaching 7 knots at times and apart from the sun-burn, we were all agreed that this boat is a cracker. And as a Boatshed team member, what better way than to really understand a vessel than to be part of her crew for a day?

The boat has recently undergone some serious maintenance work – the engine has been rebuilt, the woodwork re-varnished, the deck has been sanded and levelled and a new lazy bag installed. She has also been anti-fouled and is prime condition for viewings so what are you waiting for? Visit Classic Ocean Cruiser and see for yourself.