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“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 »

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

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

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

Joet 760 – a fast, comfortable cruiser at a bargain price

Spoofer, reefed down for a blow

Spoofer, reefed down for a blow

Value! This Jouet 760, at only £9,950 comes with a whole load of extras – heating, instruments (not wind), separate gas compartment meeting legal requirements, 2nd battery in its own compartment. Over £45,000 has been spent on improvements, maintenance and renewals since 2001.

The market is overflowing with bigger boats, but the under 30 ft market has very few quality cruising yachts for sale at present. New prices in this sector are ridiculous. See story.

Below is a selection of comparable yachts advertised in mid September 2015

2011 Beneteau First – 25 ft- Falmouth £42,950
2006 Beneteau First  -25 ft-  Poole £32, 500
1983 Jeanneau Fantasia -27ft- Swansea £17,500
1983 Jeanneau Fantasia -27ft- Hayling Island £11,450
A second hand Jeanneau Sunfast 26 (1999+) by the same designer (slightly smaller than Spoofer) will set you back £17-18 000.

If you are looking for a fast, economical, immaculate,  comfortable cruiser under 30 ft, make sure you view Spoofer first.

February 22 2014 | The Boat | Comments Off on Joet 760 – a fast, comfortable cruiser at a bargain price

A great design from a great designer

“Spoofer” was designed by Philippe Briand, who also designed many of the yachts in the Jeanneau and Beneteau ranges.

Yachting France was the second largest (after Beneteau) builder of GRP boats in France.

February 22 2014 | The Boat | Comments Off on A great design from a great designer

A fabulous sailer – The Jouet 760

Exif JPG 422The Jouet 760 is a fabulous boat for day sailing or longer voyages. We have taken Spoofer to the Scilly Isles, round the Bay of Biscay, and many short hops to Cherbourg, St Vaast and Deauville.

The boat is very safe, sails like a dream and has a good turn of speed. With the weight off, an empty water tank and a clean bottom, she’s a fast lady. We have recorded over 9.5 knots on the speedo, although for planning purposes assume 4.5 -5 knots. We do well in occasional club cruiser races and have a respectable collection of silver.

Last year (2014) a  voyage, from Bucklers Hard to Salcombe (105 NM), was completed in just 18 hours, an average speed of 5.8 knots, which includes motoring against the tide down the Beaulieu River and the Solent.

It is  easy to sail single handed, even with a spinnaker up. Under power, it turns on a sixpence and can be moored up easily. It has withstood some very strong winds and mountainous seas, and has never let us down. The cockpit is remarkably dry in heavy weather. If it blows up, reef early and see how she leaps through the water. The engine is economical and uses around 1 litre per hour. The tank+ spare has sufficient capacity for a 24-hour voyage, which will get you across to France and back.

February 22 2014 | The Boat | Comments Off on A fabulous sailer – The Jouet 760

All-in-one package – everything you need to get going immediately!

A handy Dory, hard to come by these days

A 14ft Dell Quay Dory, hard to come by these days

Spoofer is in the Agamemmnon Boatyard on the beautiful Beaulieu River, one of southern England’s loveliest private rivers, part of the Beaulieu Estate  More . . .

Moorings are available on the river.  The following accessories are also for sale and you will have everything you need for a carefree existence on a swinging mooring anywhere.

Dory and outboard   Dell Quay Dory 13 No 8909 with a lightly used Tohatsu 18HP outboard (electric start). Fully maintained and stored ashore during winter months. 2 full size oars and a foul weather hood (never used, needs attention). No trailer.

Avon Redstart (4-man) with a  Yamaha 2HP outboard.  Stows away neatly on board. Engine fully maintained and stored ashore during the winter.  Dinghy floorboards and collapsible oars.

Also  for sale:

Extra long strong shore mooring/ towing line
Light, long anchor line
Medium , long, anchor line
2 Icom hand held VHF radios
Compass binoculars
Fishing equipment
Musto foul weather gear – large
Henri Lloyd foul weather gear –medium

The price for all this –including the boat -is £12,250 – superb value

February 22 2014 | The Boat | Comments Off on All-in-one package – everything you need to get going immediately!

Spoofer – Detailed inventory


Sloop “Spoofer” – Jouet 760
Ashore at Beaulieu
Built 1985 by Yachting France
Length 8.01m Beam   2.8m
Sail No GBR4106T
SSR No  27044
Hull No 1545033.204 179
VAT Certificate

Yanmar 1GM10 single cylinder diesel engine, new in 2001
Tiller steering
Kemp Cruising Sails
Kemp mainsail cover
Sanders Cruising spinnaker
New spinnaker tack line
Eberspächer heater (diesel)
Garmin Satnav with output socket for GPS data
Sea Talk cockpit repeaters for GPS data, depth, boat speed, log, race timer, Speedo
2 ring gas stove and grill –Plastimo.
Separate gas locker.
Fenders and mooring lines
Crockery, cutlery, glasses
Integral navigation lights
New LW/MW/FM Radio with USB connection for iPods etc
Spray hood frame – not used since 1990 (needs new hood)
Wooden flagpole
Outboard stowing bracket
3 lifejackets
3 life harnesses
1 Bosun’s chair
Husun VHF radio
2x gas cylinders (1 full)
Spare nav lights
Shore power adaptor
Set of signal flags
Fuel cans

February 22 2014 | The Boat | No Comments »