This is an incredible opportunity to own the newest Bristol Channel Cutter available. This one is the real thing, equipped to sail fast and far. Her first owner sailed her from Costa Mesa CA to Annapolis MD, the long way. Since purchased by her current owner in fall of 2010, she has been loved, maintained to perfection, and readied for crusing while being sailed very very little. You know we love our Bristol Channel Cutter, but this one, Galatea, is without question ourvery favorite BCC. She is one that is truly perfect with nothing out of place, nothing overdone. She has everything that is necessary; everything done right and maintained to perfection by an ex aircraft mechanic with zero tolerance precision. The Bristol Channel Cutter is renowned for its seaworthiness and sea kindliness. This is a beautiful ocean capable vessel that can be sailed easily by a small person like me. Lin and Larry Pardey have been sailing Lyle Hess-designed wooden cutters for just about 45 years. Their mantra of "go simple, go now" has reverberated around the world inspiring the owners of the fiberglass Lyle Hess Bristol Channel Cutters to do just that. A few do it! Galatea did it!