So much more than ‘just a boat’, Florence has kept us safe and provided us with a comfortable home while transporting us around the world. We could not love her more.
Before leaving England we spent months searching for a solid, trustworthy boat that also sailed well. Florence is exactly that.
Designed by Holman and Pye and Built by Oyster Marine in 1985, Florence is one of 35 Oyster Heritage 37s ever built. With an 18mm solid fibreglass hull, integral ¾ length keel (no bolts), skeg hung rudder and keel stepped mast, she is a traditional ocean going cruiser.
Florence often sustains us for months at a time without being connected to land. She stores enough food and water to keep us going for weeks at a time and turns the sun’s rays into energy so we never have to connect to shore power.
Her internal layout…..
For a more detailed look at Florence, you can check out our boat tour video….