Brian Cory, an avid sailor, turned his passion into a business in 1966 and started Cory Yachts out of their base on the Kent coastline, building racing dinghies, sailing boats and cruising motorboats across the UK and Europe. Brian passed on his knowledge to his son Simon, also an accomplished sailor, who joined the company in 1985 and is now a highly experienced designer and boat builder. Cory Yachts pride themselves on offering a friendly, approachable and tailored service that is just as much about the process, as it is about the quality of the end product.
First launched in the early 2000s, the Kent 33 was the flagship of Cory Yachts and was available with either single or twin-engine installation. The huge volume design gave impressive space internally, with beautiful cabinetry work and obvious build quality. With the company’s strong connections with the sailing world, the Kent 33 was an instant hit with those transferring from sail to power. The deep keel and skeg provides great protection to the props, while making for a comfortable and relaxing ride, perfect for long passages on the coastal and inland waterways of Europe.
When stepping on board “Quo Vadis,” the first thing you will notice is the build quality. The second thing you notice is the condition, which is a clear credit to the three previous and current owner. The large rounded aft cockpit, which can be fully enclosed, has cushioned seating and works brilliantly as an entertaining/storage area, and although the RCD max recommendation of 8 people would be a squeeze, it still is an impressive space. The large wheelhouse is light and airy and allows good visibility, whilst seated at the saloon table. The master cabin is my favourite part of the boat with its huge island berth and a great deal of storage.
Built in a 2003 “Quo Vadis” is specified with a pair of ever reliable Nanni 4.340 TDI, 4 cylinder, 130hp, diesel engines that have been mounted on with ZF 4A gearboxes. “Quo Vadis” has sensible running hours and both engines have been serviced as recently as May 2019. Being a full displacement hull, cruising speed is a leisurely 8 knots that certainly does not provide life in the fast life, but impressive economy in style and comfort. With such amenities as heating and gas cooking, “Quo Vadis” will provide you the perfect home from home.
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