Welcome to Sandeman’s Yachting Chronicles

A set of details, a description and some accompanying pictures may describe a yacht, her dimensions and her appearance, but somehow these always fail to capture the whole picture – the magic is missing.

The yachts on our brokerage lists are all striking to the eye, and the images of them are easy to appreciate: the schooners and flush deck cutters may woo our imagination – a world of refinement surviving in a place that can be rugged, even brutal – or a wholesome 1950s cruising boat swinging on her mooring, varnish and paint not perfect, but the patina evidence of her sailing adventures – an honesty, and a simpler beauty.

Within this weblog we would like to use a broader brush to create a fuller picture of how these boats came to be and possibly to explain better why they touch us in the way they do.

We would like to cast a little more light on and around these boats, their histories, their designers, their owners, families and crews – indeed, to tell their whole stories.

Thereby we hope to inform and inspire you.

Thank you for visiting our site and we hope that you find our articles interesting and informative.

Sandeman Yacht Company

Brokerage of Classic & Vintage Yachts