Monday morning was one of the busiest days on the Solent and it was quite difficult to find a safe area away from the shipping for the photography of this fine vessel. My photo boat was the Seastart rib skippered by Matt. There was a steady flow of outbound and inbound ships plus one tug keeping the harbourmaster busy. All VTS needed was a photo session taking place amongst all their traffic.
Adina is a Hylas 46 owned by Tom and Susie who have completed a 4 year cruise around the world in her, (visit AdinaYacht). They certainly chose a well appointed boat, this one is beautifully made and finished. Up on deck polished stainless steel is everywhere, a metal polishers delight. Down below you have a wonderful teak fit out, plenty of light enters the saloon from both the overhead and side windows. The aft cabin is large enough to walk around the bed and the layout of the boat gives separate forward and aft accommodation, each with its own heads, perfect when guests are onboard. Chis Beeson and I were on board for the day boat testing for a forthcoming feature in Yachting Monthly. Susie had baked fresh cinnamon rolls to go with the coffee, a thumbs-up yum yum treat.
One feels safe and secure in Adina's centre cockpit, well appointed winches are conveniently positioned on the top outer edge of the cockpit with electronic buttons to furl and unfurl the sails nearby.
The saloon is light and airy from the large windows and well finished with plenty of stowage. The boat is currently for sale with John Rodriquez, a broker specialising in blue water boats. She is currently berthed at Universal Marina on the River Hamble. Perfect to buy and set sail around the world now.