All 5 yachts in the Jolly fleet are British registered and VAT paid. They all conform to the MCA code of practice and are certified as a minimum to Category 2 (operational area up to 60 miles from a safe haven). Additionally, they are registered training yachts with the RYA so you can be sure that they comply to the most stringent safety codes anywhere. Over and above the inspection procedures required to conform to regulations, Jolly Parrot Sailing ensure that each yacht is lifted out of the water and thoroughly inspected at least once in any 12 month period so you can be certain the yacht you sail on is safe and seaworthy.
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Bavaria 36 Jolly Parrot
Our Bavaria 36, Jolly Parrot, is one of our primary training yachts. Her interior boasts a spacious, functional galley and large saloon that lends itself perfectly to lively entertaining or quiet relaxation. She is equipped with a chart plotter, VHF and a fully integrated class 'B' AIS transponder. She can accommodate 8 people in 3 double cabins plus 2 single, separate saloon berths. For evening entertainment Jolly is fitted with a Bluetooth stereo.
Above deck, Jolly takes on a whole new personality, with easily adjustable sail controls utilising only the highest quality hardware. This generous sail plan including a laminate, slab reef mainsail, a yankee-cut jib, spinnaker, cruising chute and a full set of storm sails gets her performing up to the expectations of the most avid sailor, whether it is a light air cruise or the thrill of a total adrenaline rush when the breeze picks up. Jolly Parrot has the added bonus of having a deep lead keel which has her out-performing most other Bavaria 36 yachts and in fact, is our choice for racing in local regattas.
Playful Parrot is exactly the same size and layout as Jolly. The only difference being she has in-mast furling.
Bavaria 37 Cheeky Parrot
Our Bavaria 37, Cheeky Parrot, is equipped with a generous galley, complete with a positively cavernous refrigerator and boasts a luxurious, spacious saloon area. Ideal for the taller sailor or larger bodies. She has 8 berths in 3 double cabins and 2 large separate saloon berths. She is fitted with a chart plotter, VHF radio, Navtex and fully integrated, class 'B' AIS Transponder. For evening entertainment Cheeky Parrot is fitted with a Bluetooth stereo system.
Above deck the large cockpit and easily handled in-mast furling mainsail and 100% genoa coupled with the handy autohelm make longer distance, and short handed cruising, a breeze. Cheeky is fitted with a full set of storm sails and with her deep keel she is a very capable yacht.
Crazy Parrot is the newest addition to our fleet. She will appeal to the sailors that prefer a high performance yacht. The First 40.7 is a Bruce Farr designed cruiser racer with a huge global following. The marque is regularly seen performing in 'round the cans' racing as well as longer offshore races such as Fastnet and Rolex Middle Sea Race. The rod- rigged, three spreader 9/10 fractional rig complete with a 2.3m deep lead keel, ensures sporty performance both on and off the wind. Crazy Parrot has a full set of cruising and high performance racing sails as well as several spinnakers and a full set of storm sails. The race instrumentation is B&G throughout with repeaters on deck so performance can be closely monitored. She is also equipped with a Class B AIS transponder.
Of course, it's not all about performance. As well as a large comfrotable cockpit and wide side decks, Crazy Parrot has three large double cabins below and two smaller single bunks in the volumous saloon. She is coded for 10 people but is comfortable for 8 for cruising / racing. For RYA training courses we will only ever put a maximum of 5 plus instructor on board. The galley is well appointed with a two burner stove and gas oven. There are plenty of power points throughout. All of this makes this high-spec yacht an ideal choice for a group who fancy some performance sailing. You mind find yourself experiencing Crazyif you've signed up for our Yachtmaster Preparation, Sailing Masterclass, Milebuilding adventures or local racing.
Silent Years is our Bavaria 46 Cruiser. She is a luxurious 10 berth, extremely spacious ocean cruiser. With her linear galley complete with two fridges and a cocktail cabinet, light wood interior and positively cavernous saloon area she is always a popular choice for larger groups. Accommodation is in 2 large rear cabins, a master suite in the bow, capable of accommodating 3 people comfortably, a bunk room for two and a single saloon berth. In fact all of the cabins are massive, so the accommodation is infinitely flexible. Silent Years boasts the usual array of navigational equipment such as Chart plotter, VHF radio, Navtex and Autohelm as well as a Bluetooth music system.
Above deck, the spacious cockpit with a large cockpit table and twin helm positions, is ideal for entertaining and safe and secure for those days when the sea can be a little 'choppy'. The in-mast furling mainsail and 100% genoa make for sparkling performance both up and down wind. With her 60 Horsepower turbo-charged engine this yacht really is a mile-muncher and ideal for our longer adventures.