For sale – Beautiful 27 ft Philippe Briand Jouet 760 yacht in immaculate condition – a real bargain

"Spoofer" at Dittisham, on the Dart

“Spoofer” at Dittisham, on the Dart

Yacht for sale. Price reduced to  £8,950. 1985  Philippe Briand Jouet 760, 27ft Bermuda-rigged sloop. 4/5 berths, separate double berth aft cabin. Lovingly improved and maintained. Sails beautifully. New rigging 2012, Kemp cruising sails, Sanders cruising ‘chute, new engine 2001, heater, GPS and deck instruments, 2nd battery. 1 owner since 1988.

Sleek modern lines and impeccable presentation belie its age

Lightly sailed for for the past 3 years, and stored ashore for the most part. Nevertheless, regularly maintained and serviced.
The price now includes a recent  engine service and a serious polish! See story

Lying Beaulieu. Dory, dinghy and other bits also available.

Very competitive price! See story

Roy Heeley (Broker) 0788 094 7376
Martin Musgrove (Broker)  01590 616316
Richard Gaunt on 0771 169 19 28,
or Tom Mallaburn on 0788 587 6471,


February 22 2014 | The Boat | Comments Off on For sale – Beautiful 27 ft Philippe Briand Jouet 760 yacht in immaculate condition – a real bargain

Get ready for the 2017 Horsington Open

The Horsington Open is back, bigger and better, at a date and time which will be more convenient for many players.

This year’s competition will be played at Henstridge Golf Club on Saturday September 2nd 2017.

The 9-hole competition is in aid of local charities, and is open to all comers. Ladies and non-handicappers are welcome. Entry is just £15 per player, including green fees. Individuals and teams of 4.

The prize (as befits an “Open”) is a claret jug, plus many other prizes generously donated by local businesses and suppliers to Horsington’s Half Moon and South Cheriton’s White Horse pubs.

The competition tees off just after 10 am. The prize giving will be held in the Half Moon, Horsington at 6.30 pm, when there will also be a charity raffle.

This competition is back after a year off in 2016. It provides an opportunity for players at all levels to get together for a fun day of golf and raise money for charity. The field normally includes some really good golfers, some desperately bad golfers, many ladies and several beginners.

The Half Moon, Horsington, has generously agreed to sponsor some prizes and to host the prize giving.  South Cheriton’s White Horse pub has volunteered its customary support, with players and prizes. Henstridge Golf Club have been generous and wonderful, as usual.

The easiest way to enter is to book on line  Pay on the day.

Or you can get an entry form  and more information from the Half Moon, the White Horse, or Henstridge Golf Club,  ALL WELCOME!

The competition is organised by Horsington’s Richard Gaunt and David and Tricia Blake.

Thanks to the estate of the late, celebrated cartoonist, HM Bateman for permission to use his cartoon in our poster. We will be offering one of his famous prints as a prize.

Download a poster to put up in your office

May 05 2017 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Get ready for the 2017 Horsington Open

Spoofer 2016 Update

Spoofer - ready to go Spoofer – ready to go

Bucklers Hard, March 2016: The yachting bargain of the decade! Offers in excess of £8,999. A lick of antifouling (not included), and she’s ready to go. A wonderful boat. Who will be the lucky new Owner?

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Jouet 760 in immaculate condition – must be viewed

Spoofer in Newton Ferrers, Devon in August 2015

Spoofer in Newton Ferrers, Devon in August 2015

September 2015: Summer has not even started! There are at least two good sailing months left this season – three or more  if you use the wonderful heater on Spoofer”!

The price? £9,950. This includes an Avon dinghy, 2hp outboard, GPS, speedo, life jackets, safety harnesses, bosun’s chair, VHF radio, flags, cutlery, crockery, glasses etc. It really is ready to go!

The boat is in immaculate condition for its age, and has just come back from a successful west country cruise where everything performed beautifully.

The boat has recently had a full engine service (less than 24 hours on the clock since service), a full polish, a new anode and a new stern navigation light.

The boat has been ashore for the last 3 years, sailing for about only 2 months per year. Nevertheless, it has been maintained as if in full service.

This is a fantastic opportunity. Sail away next week!

Contact Richard Gaunt for a viewing 0771 169 1928.



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Southampton Boat show bargains 2014 -Ha!

Southampton Boat show 2014

Southampton Boat show 2014

The Southampton Boat Show opens tomorrow, and what a great event it is. This year it’s bigger and better than ever.

But don’t go looking for a bargain in the 30 ft and under category. In fact there are hardly any boats there at all in this class. We did spot some, but at eye-watering prices.

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Fancy the latest offering from Cornish Crabbers?, one of the few “small” boat builders represented at the show.   A mere £90.000 will buy you this 29-footer(although you will still have to fork out for a few extras, like spinnaker, fenders and a satnav). If that’s too much, here’s a 2011  22 ft Shrimper for sale at Bucklers hard for a mere £31,000!

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Or, if your budget is tight, try this tiddler – a trifling £3,000.

Then consider what a bargain “Spoofer” is. Tried and tested, loads of extras, beautifully enhanced and maintained , ready to sail away- all for just £10,950.

If you’re visiting the show, take half an hour and pop down to Bucklers Hard and snap up a great deal.. You won’t be disappointed.


September 13 2014 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Southampton Boat show bargains 2014 -Ha!

“Spoofer” back at Bucklers Hard

Update Monday  1st September 2014:  Spoofer is  back ashore at Bucklers Hard, having cruised the south coasts of Devon and Cornwall for the summer.  She has performed well, surviving hurricane Bertha without a blemish, and acquired a few nice embellishments .

If you are thinking of looking for a boat at the Southampton Boat Show, than make a short detour to Bucklers Hard. This boat must be seen – it’s a steal for the money.

We have reviewed other similar yachts of this type currently advertised. Some are in a very sorry state, and we have to say that Spoofer is in a class of its own in terms of condition, maintenance and extras, and well worth the bargain price of £10,950.

Do yourself a favour and grab a real, genuine bargain!

Call  Martin Musgrove, at Kings Easton   01590 616316 or Richard Gaunt on 077 11 69 1928.

July 08 2014 | The Boat | No Comments »

Welcome scammers

Our “For Sale” ad in Yachting and Boating World (YBW) has attracted a lot of interest, particularly from people who live  000s of miles from the sea.
If you are one of these bidders, please note

  • We will not take it off the market if you offer us an extra payment
  • We will not accept PayPal
  • You will not get possession until the bank confirms that the funds are irrevocably in the account and cannot be removed
  • We will not send funds to your agent (or anyone else) through Western Union, or any other money transfer system
  • This may be a fantastic yacht, but only an idiot would buy it unseen. Don’t assume we are as dumb as you are!

July 07 2014 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Welcome scammers

Jouet 760 accommodation

Diagram of the interior showing accommodation layout

Diagram of the interior showing accommodation layout

Accommodation Very compact, but surprisingly spacious– Up to 5 berths –

Open plan main cabin with  1 double bunk in forepeak, one single berth and one child berth. Stowage underneath bunks.

Rear cabin with double bunk, clothes stowage, heater controls and second battery.

Saloon/galley area with, navigation desk, wet gear stowage, icebox, food storage, stainless steel sink, gas cooker, central table, battery compartment.

Separate heads aft with Par marine toilet, basin, mirror and cupboards.

Owner’s comment: This boat is as warm and comfortable as it gets. Great for 2 couples, perfect for one.  The aft cabin offers a comfortable retreat when off watch and privacy on the mooring. 5 or six people can sit down to dine, and over the years the boat has witnessed several gastronomic miracles. Keep the icebox topped up and your stores will keep deliciously cold. Ice should last for 24 hours.

When the weather turns cold, the heater (diesel) warms the boat up quickly and economically.

Richard Gaunt Tel 077 11 69 1928

Saloon are with forward berth

Saloon area with forward berth

Saloon looking aft

Saloon looking aft

Galley area

Galley area

The heads

The heads

February 22 2014 | The Boat | Comments Off on Jouet 760 accommodation

Zen and the art of Spoofer maintenance

Lovingly maintained -over £45,000 spent since 2001

Lovingly maintained -over £45,000 spent since 2001

February 22 2014 | The Boat | Comments Off on Zen and the art of Spoofer maintenance

Spoofer’s History

The boat has been jointly owned by me since 1988 and has been improved and maintained to the highest standard by the Bucklers Hard Boatyard and the owners. The engine and sails have been annually serviced. New rigging 2012 .Full service history available.

1989: New anchor, chain and line
1990  New Genoa. New Rotostay foil. Epoxied.
1992: Replaced bronze propeller shaft with stainless steel. New anode system. New rudder
1996 New Spinnaker
1998: Keel removed, sandblasted, sealed and replaced
1999: Rudder pintles replaced
2000: New Mainsail
2001: Total refit, new engine, and interior linings and furnishings, new instruments. New Autohelm.
2001: New Genoa
2002 :Full survey. Rigging replaced, and all main recommendations carried out.
2003 New compass, New guard rails
2005 New raw water strainers
2006 New furling system. New P bracket and shaft. (rope caught round propeller)
2007 New kicking strap tackle, New washboard
2010 New main sheet tackle
2011 New Main sheet traveler, new deck halyard organisers, new Autohelm, new propeller.
2012 Rigging and safety lines replaced. New boom end fitting and gooseneck. Interior re-varnished. New interior lights
2014 New water pump, new genoa furling line, genoa serviced.
2015 Engine service, mainsail serviced, new stern navigation light, new anode

February 22 2014 | The Boat | Comments Off on Spoofer’s History

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