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The Aislig Bheag

“Aislig Bheag” is Gaelic for small dream or vision and is pronounced Aishlick Vaick in a soft lilting highland accent.  It is a Jeanneau Trinidad 48′, which for ease of handling, has roller reefing on the foresail and lazy-jacks on the mainsail.  The inconspicuous pilot house is equipped with large panoramic windows making the main saloon light and airy.

She is built for speed and comfort with plenty of room for the crew to sleep, eat and relax in. There is ample storage space and duvets, towels, waterproofs can be provided at a small additional cost.  The size of the boat means that fast sailing can be completed in reasonable comfort with plenty of space therefore making her an appealing boat both for novices trying sailing for the first time and the more experienced sailor looking for a bit of comfort.  Book the whole boat or just a berth; we can tailor a cruise to meet your needs.

The Skipper

The skipper of the Aislig BheagJohn has skippered Aislig Bheag since 2002. As a passionate sailing enthusiast since a boy he has sailed extensively around the West Coast of Scotland with the occasional longer foray to the Faeroe’s, Norway, Russia, the Baltic, the Mediterranean, trans Atlantic crossings and the Caribbean. He became a commercially endorsed yacht-master offshore in the mid 90’s in order that he could enjoy passing on his skills and knowledge of the area to others. He particularly enjoys fostering the friendships that build up among the crew and promoting the confidence in their ability to handle the yacht.


Meals and mealtimes on board the yacht tend to vary according to the itinerary. However, food is of good quality throughout. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated.

Food provided consists of breakfast, lunch (usually taken while sailing) and a home cooked evening meal. Bring your own favourite tipple. Fresh fruit, snacks and soft drinks are always available.

Equipment on board includes Raymarine Autohelm sailing instruments, chart plotter with Admiralty Charts, AIS tracker, GPS, VHF radio, autopilot, internal LED lighting, liferaft, lifejackets, EPIRB, safety harnesses and all other legally required safety equipment and frozen food storage. Tourist information on places likely to be visited is also carried and there is a CD player available with MP3/IPOD interface.

Deck plan of the Aislig Bheag

1) Liferaft stowage7) Bookshelving13) Internal steering
2) Aft cabin8) Saloon14) Hanging lockers
3) Hanging locker9) Bar15) Forward cabin port
4) Hot water tank10) Navigation table16) Forward cabin starboard
5) Aft cabin washroom/heads11) Galley17) Forepeak sail store
6) Hanging locker12) Washroom/heads18) Anchor chain locker

Facts and Figures

BUILDER:Jeanneau - Ribaudeau-Dumas design and British Registered.
DIMENSIONS:47.57' LOA, 41.34' LWL, 15.09' Beam, 7.5' Draught. Displacement - 14 tons.
CONSTRUCTION:White GRP hull and off-white/cream superstructure.
2 steering positions, wheel in cockpit and wheel in saloon.
MECHANICS:82 hp Perkins 4.236 diesel engine.
3 blade Maxi folding propeller.
Fuel tanks capacity: approx 110 gallons.
ELECTRICS:1 x 12v 165ah battery (engine)
4 x 12v 86ah batteries (service)
Two 12v engine driven alternators.

2 x 100watt solar panels

Mastervolt electrical system with combi charger and invertor system giving 230V AC

Watt and Sea Hydrogenerator

Complete re-wiring 2014
SAILS:Heavy weather jib.
Small staysail
Working staysail
Roller reefing Genoa
Fully battened Main
Cruising Chute & Spinnaker both with launch/recovery socks

Twin poled out Genoas for down wind sailing
WINCHES:Lewmar - 2 x 65ST, 2 x 48, 3 x 42ST and 3 x 40
LAYOUT:13 berths in 6 cabins including foc’sle. Internal LED lighting
3 WCs, showers, hot water.
Oven, grill, 3 ring burners.
‘Frigoboat’ combined fridge/freezer.
NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT:Autohelm ST 60 & Raymarine instruments comprising, electronic compass, speed/log, close hauled/VMG, wind speed & direction, echo sounder, depth, log & wind, GPS and ST6000 Autopilot. LED navigation lights
Swiftech fixed and Swiftech portable VHF.
Plastimo Binnacle Compass.
Magellan Internal Compass.

AIS system
On board computer and Admiralty chart plotter
Iridium Satellite Phone
GENERAL EQUIPMENT:45lb and 35lb Plough anchors, chain, warp.
Lewmar V5 vertical electric windlass.

Deck and Anchor wash
4-Person Zodiac dinghy
8-Person liferaft,
Davits on stern.
Eberspacher cabin warm air heating.
8 fire extinguishers
Electric and 2 manual bilge pumps.
Maroon mainsail cover and sprayhood
Stainless steel boarding ladder.
Clock and barometer.
Gas detector/alarm equipped with 2 sensors.
Yamaha 2.5hp 4 stroke outboard.
Warps and fenders.
Moveable inner forestay with 2 attachment points on deck.
Electric management/monitoring system.
3 smoke detectors/fire alarms.
Fire blanket
Lazyjacks on main.
4 plastic Tek-tank fresh water tanks of 210 gallons capacity.
Pressurised domestic fresh water system equipped with calorifer and immersion heater.
Radio/CD player/MP3/IPOD interface