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Croft Marine were a boat builders based in Stratford-upon-Avon, in the heart of England and a long way from the sea. They were known for building steel-hulled yachts and specifically Callisto Yachts until they closed in the late 90s.
The yachts were designed by the well renowned Bill Dixon, who is probably most well known for the large number of Moody Yachts he designed.
In the early 90s, the owner of Callisto 40 REVEL LADY saw and admired the Callisto 385 but she had some missing features he wanted. With nothing else available on the market, in 1993 he went about making his dream yacht a reality.
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The plan and ambition was to sail around the world, but life got in the way and she has spent her life so far cruising European waters. Despite this, she is fully kitted out for safe and comfortable cruising.
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As her owner will openly admit – there are a huge number of positives for owning a steel yacht (mainly just how strong they are), but of course there are also some downsides. The main one, as most of you will guess, is rust. From the very beginning, this has been continually monitored, even down to how Croft prepped the hull. Throughout her life, REVEL LADY has had a hull respray every 7 years to keep on top of any hull rust. On deck, any small sign of rust has always been professionally dealt with.
Her layout has been well thought out. Rare on a 40ft yacht – she has two heads, one forward and the other en-suite aft. A pilot berth to port in the saloon makes a great sea berth. She has a very deep centre cockpit and a carefully designed solid sprayhood whose design, with help from Bill Dixon, ensures it is practical as well as matching in with her lines.
Callisto 40 REVEL LADY is in fantastic condition and cosmetically she is wonderful! For added reassurance she comes with a recent hull survey including ultrasound. She must be seen to be appreciated.