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Single handed sailboat

Have you been dreaming of solo afternoons, a short coastal trip, or a day’s sail all by yourself? Experience the magic of single-handed sailing...

All our yachts, whether it is the 38 or 70, have in common that they are easy to handle and suitable for single-handed sailing. All the controls, such as the jib winches, are located at the steering position. If desired, the mainsheet can be made electric on a captive winch allowing you to adjust the mainsail by the touch of a button. The excellent manoeuvrability of our single handed sailboats will make sure leaving and returning to your dock is never a hassle. But who better than one of the Eagle owners can explain the easy handling and manoeuvrability of our single handed sailboats:

Owner's Perspective: Sailing with the Eagle

Hi, Just wanted to let you guys know that the boat has been an absolute joy so far… I absolutely love it. I’ve been sailing it 2-3 times a week since it arrived and it has basically been flawless.  I do a lot of single-handed sailing and it has been really perfect for that. Not to mention the number of compliments I get from people in the marina, which is incredible… It is probably the most talked about sailboat in Marina del Rey right now. Anyhow, just wanted to pass along this feedback – thanks for making such an amazing boat!



Owner's Perspective: Delivery of the Eagle

I first encountered the Eagle range of sailing yachts in Sainte Maxime, VAR, Southern France. Needles to say the area is awash with magnificent craft, however the Eagle 54 stopped me in my tracks. It started me on my journey seeking an Atlantic-coast seaworthy modern day-sailor. Believing that something around 10m would fit the bill, I spent about 24 months investigating, and test-sailing, several options.

At the end of the day the deciding factors were (in no particular order): Maneuverability, Ergonomics, Single handed sailing not critical, but advantageous, Stability and predictability, Ability to point, Off wind sailing, Centre of gravity, Feel when helming - which was very important, Ability to keep the skipper and crew dry, even in Irish Atlantic swells and conditions, Fun, Performance. And of course, design, build-quality, and finish.

Our Eagle 38 was ordered, and delivered, and launched on the 30th August of this year. She is a beautifully and highly technically well built and appointed day-sailor, and one that ticks every single box on the wish-list. She arrived on time, in wonderful condition, Steven having arrived the day before. The launch was seamless, by no means rushed, and had been clearly well planned by Leonardo Yachts.

Within 24 hours of her arrival, and on day one post her launch, we were beating at a steady 7 kts in a 1m swell, with about 10kts true wind. We bared away to a reach and were managing 8 to 8.5 kts without any effort whatsoever. Coming alongside the pontoon is a pleasure.

In terms of value for money, I would have to say that while these magnificent yachts may seem to be expensive, once fully kitted out, these boats represent very good value for money.

Thanks Leonardo Yachts,

Gary Delaney.



Elevate Your Sailing Experience

With the classic lines but modern technology and underwater body, our single handed yachts are fast but comfortable sailers. Due to the relatively low weight, of which a substantial part is placed in the keel, the Eagles are stable sailers. And due to the classic lines, the waterline increases when the single handed sailing yachts catch some wind and slightly heel. Just a small breeze will get the Eagles starting to fly and they will remain comfortable in stronger winds as well.Our Eagles are the perfect yachts for a single hander. If you share our passion for single handed sailing, we would be honoured to help fulfil your aspirations.

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