She is a big and powerful boat and did extensive cruising in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans under her first owner. He told me of surfing her at 19 knots on large Atlantic swells en-route to St Helena island and of how she steered herself without anyone touching the helm for 10 consecutive days, hard on the wind, on the return voyage.
|"Spirit of Malverne" at her launch, at Royal Cape Yacht Club.|
|Saloon of "Spirit of Malverne". That champagne bottle is a Magnum, giving scale to the cabin.|
|Hout Bay 70 "Spirit of Malverne under sail.|
In the process of modifying her hull, much of the skin plating was replaced to bring her up to like-new condition. To do this, the interior was gutted then rebuilt after the completion of the structural work. The end result is a beautiful and luxurious boat that will give very special memories to anyone who charters her.
|"Dallinghoo", the Hout Bay 70 reborn for charter work.|
|Elegant modified stern of "Dallinghoo"|
|Dining on the aft deck .|
|The decks were stripped and new teak decks laid.|
|Rebuilt interior. The other half of the original saloon is now a luxurious cabin.|
|One of the luxurious sleeping cabins.|
|Profile and accommodation of "Dallinghoo"|
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