Sail With Ocean Angel

  1986 Beneteau First 42

Ocean Angel 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.  

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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.



Where to Go

All About Ocean Angel

Who are Steve and Joy?

Exuma Cays 2004

The Yucatan Adventure

Bahamas 2010

The Caribbean 2011

 Lesser Antilles 2012

Eastern Caribbean 2013