Nautor Swan 68, SEA EAGLE OF SHIAN III and what her current location really has to offer
July 20th, 2018
The Nautor Swan 68 SEA EAGLE OF SHIAN III is offered for sale via Berthon. She is a powerful, robust and beautifully engineered sailing yacht which will mile munch or regatta. She is now reduced in price to £450,000, which is a very modest sum.
Full specification available here – [OFF MARKET]
Currently ashore, undercover in Rosneath, Scotland – an hour from Glasgow airport. All the infrastructure is in place to commission her and have her ready to sail right where she is.
Of course her storage shed lies at the heart of some of the most outstanding cruising grounds on the planet, so rather than consider a delivery right away to the Mediterranean, how much nicer to enjoy this incredible place aboard a yacht that will always be the prettiest in any of these outstanding anchorages.
Still rated as one of the best-unspoilt cruising grounds boasting an abundance of scenery, natural history and of course the odd malt. Aboard your own yacht is really the only way to enjoy some of the most breath taking and secluded anchorages our islands have to offer.
Islay/Jura – an essential destination for anyone who loves Scotch Whisky – the amber liquid is available here in quantity with more than half a dozen world renowned distilleries to visit.
Treshnish Isles – Best known for their Puffin population from mid-April until early August. These characterful birds are much too busy to be put off by visiting yachtsmen so it’s possible to get very close to them. Close by is the island of Staffa and Fingal’s Cave which inspired Mendelssohn’s overture The Hebrides – the island’s basalt rock columns are similar to the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland.
Oban and Mull – The gateway to the Highland with a glorious deep-water port. Tobermory and the famous Mishnish Hotel and the Tobermory and Oban distilleries close by – more amber nectar!
The small isles of Rum, Eigg, Canna and Muck are just south of Skye and offer idyllic anchorages, all with their own unique personalities and the ever abundant wildlife. Rum is home to the exotic Kinloch castle with its many deer, and of course late summer sees the arrival of scores of minke whales.
Stornoway – famous for Lews Castle as well as Harris Tweed the Outer Hebrides boast of the best beaches in the UK. The sheltered harbour of Stornoway provides an ideal base to explore Lewis and Harris which is also home to the world famous Harris Gin.
Loch Dunvegan, Skye – the perfect place for hill walking and when you’re done why not sample the delights of the award winning Three Chimney’s Restaurant before retiring to ‘Sea Eagle’ for a well earnt Talisker.
St Kilda – A dual world heritage site, it is Europe’s most important seabird colony, home to the Stacks. You can drop your hook in the village bay but if you do so, keep an eye to the weather.
For more information about your magic carpet to this extraordinary place.