is captured here under full working sails, seizing the power of the fresh
trade winds and dancing with the waves on her approach to Admiralty Bay,
Bequia, in the Grenadines.
Come Join Us on our
Ocean Angel was built at the Beneteau factory in
France in December 1985 and was originally delivered to a Canadian owner
in 1986. The history and development of the First 42 is an amazing success
story as the boat design concept came from a flush-deck racer built to
win the Admiral's Cup series races. The racer-cruiser version came out shortly after the
Fastnet success story.
Joy and I are the third owners of this beautiful
ocean going vessel. We found her in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, traced her history, and
discovered she was owned by the developers
of the "Spartite" mast collar system and was once named
"Spartite R&D". We bought her in 2001 and had her
trucked to the Snead Island Boatworks in Palmetto, Florida, where she was commissioned
for us. Her home port is the Bradenton Yacht Club, Snead Island, Florida.
We hope, as you read these
pages, you too will come to admire our Ocean Angel, enjoy our travels, and
begin to fulfill your own cruising dreams.
All About Ocean Angel
Who are Steve
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