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What’s the reason for selling the yacht?
We had been on outlook for some for an aluminum yacht with variable draft. Recently we ran into centre board Koopmans 43, which met almost all our wishes.
Where have you been sailing (sailing area)?
We have had very nice holidays: Channel Islands such as Guernsey, Jersey, the French coast towards Honfleur and Malö, the English south coast (Island of Wright, Weymouth, Dartmouth) up to the Scilly Islands. In the other direction we have also been to Denmark (Limfjord, Fünen, Copenhagen) and the west coast of Sweden (around the island of Orust where the boat was built). But we have also been in all Dutch waters a lot, from Zeeland, IJsselmeer to the Wadden. The advantage of a boat like the CouldBe is that it is a fast sailor and therefore has a large radius of action during a summer holiday.
Since when are you the owner of the yacht? How many owners?
We are the 1st owner and had the ship built in 2005. When we were looking for a sailboat in 2004, we looked at X-Yachts, Dehler, Beneteau, etc. But what particularly appealed to us about the CB365 was that it a fast ship with a beautiful Swedish quality mahogany paneling (same as eg Hallberg Rassy) and that the cockpit + steering wheel is very ergonomic at sea (deep and you can hold on well everywhere). In addition, in consultation with ship designer Carl Beyer and the yard, we were able to make a number of adjustments to the interior: large chart table and beautiful deep drawers for pans, for example. During the construction of the ship, we often visited the shipyard to get the details right (eg heavier landing mainsail sheet and built-in equipment).
Has the yacht been without any accident?
Yes, we did not have any accidents with our boat. In the winter of 2019/2020, the boat went to Schaap Ship Care for major maintenance for a new underwater hull (new epoxy layer), the keel was refitted with a new sealant seal and a new rubber seal for the sail drive. The new underwater hull was needed to put on a copper coat (expoxy mixed with copper) layer as antifouling instead of self-sharpening antifouling. The advantage of copper coat is that the underwater hull will no longer need maintenance for the next 8 - 10 years (except occasionally roughening it with a scouring pad). Furthermore, the boat has almost always been on the side in the winter under a winter tent (new from 2017) at Breehorn in Woudsend where all items (sails + cushions) could lie dry in the attic. Furthermore, the boat is well cleaned every year and waxed at the beginning of the sailing season.
What can you tell about the sailing characteristics?
The boat sails and steers like a dinghy / Laser and is very fast. The steering wheel is 130 cm in diameter where you have very good control over the course both standing and sitting on the cockpit edge. The CB365 has a 40 m2 battened mainsail and a 31 m2 non-overlapping genoa. From 8 knots of wind the boat is already running at 5 Kts. In stronger winds, the mainsail can be reefed quickly and easily so that the boat remains easy to handle. If the wind blows a bit, you can reach speeds of 8 Kts - 10 Kts even with a reefed mainsail. For at sea we usually use the high aspect jib of 23 m2. At the time, we opted for Quantum Sails of an extra heavy (ocean) quality for the sails and are still in excellent condition. The sail drive is well positioned in front of the helm so that you can maneuver very easily in the harbor: the boat turns around its keel axis, so to speak.
How is the yacht maintained, are there any invoices available concerning the maintenance?
The boat has been out almost every winter. At the start of the new season, the boat was thoroughly cleaned (and polished every few years) and waxed, engine checked, oil changed, etc. The specification and invoice are available for the major maintenance at Schaap Ship Care. Furthermore, the sails also had major maintenance in 2019 / 2020 at North Sails in Rotterdam; invoice also available. Before the boat was brought to Yaching Company Muiderzand, the carpenter made a number of repairs so that everything looks neat again. Last winter, the moose leather (retaining its soft brown color at all times) on the steering wheel and the handle on the spray hood was renewed.
Was the yacht regularly ashore during winterperiods? Every year?
Yes, almost every winter and under a winter tent. The current winter tent is as good as new and is from 2017. In one of the first winters, water leaked through the mast, causing moisture to penetrate into the wood in the cabin floor; we have therefore installed a drain pipe in the bilge so that this problem was solved.
What is the boat name and the (special) meaning of this name?
Boat name is Could Be. That indeed has a special meaning. First of all, after a long search and a long list of wishes, it was great to find the boat of our dreams and we wondered: Could (it) Be? Secondly, we had great contact with the ship designer Carl Beyer about modifications to the boat, etc. His initials are CB and so we found a name for the boat with his initials. In the end, it's the best free time investment we've ever made.
About 50 of the CB365 were built. We have no. 33. The CB365 has been tested by De Zeilen, De Water Kampioen and the German Yacht.