What a fantastic Raid!!!

The 2017 Swallow Yachts Raid was a great success!  Everyone enjoyed themselves - the winds were light at times.... but that's what oars are for on a Raid!  The weather was kind to us for our three days of really enjoyable sailing in company out of Mylor...

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2017 Raid Entrants List

Here is the entrants list for the 2017 Swallow Yachts Raid - we're looking forward to seeing you there! 1 Storm 17 "Gwennol Teifi" - Skipper Gareth Rowlands 2 BayRaider 20 "Turaco III" - Skipper Graham Wickenden 3 BayRaider 20 "Ella" - Skipper John Westoby 4 BayRaider...

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Swallow Yachts Raid 2017

This year's Raid will run from 2nd - 6th July 2017   +++++++++++++++++++++++    UPDATE - WE STILL HAVE SOME SPACES LEFT    +++++++++++++++++++++++ We will need to close booking soon though!   ...

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Boot Dusseldorf 2017

We're going to be exhibiting at Boot Dusseldorf in January! This is one of the biggest boat shows in Europe and we're very excited to have a presence there for the first time with the BayCruiser 23 (which recently had a great review in the popular German sailing...

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Swallow Yachts Raid 2017

The 2017 Raid is going to be held out of Mylor Yacht Harbour from 2nd to 6th July.   We'll be launching on 2nd July, sailing 3rd/4th/5th and recovery/departure on 6th.   As before, we are planning to be able to offer a place to camp together (tents or...

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Southampton Boat Show 2016

Swallow Yachts will be at the 2016 Southampton Boat Show. If you would like to purchase your advance ticket at the special rate of just £13 please go to the show website (see below) and use our special promotion code EPTOWPKV7N ...

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Swallow Yachts Raid 2016

A fantastic time was had by all who took part in the 2016 Raid at Mylor near Falmouth.  The first day was wet and windy, but the afternoon of the second day and the whole of the final day were fine conditions for a bit of friendly competition (for those who wished)...

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Swallow Yachts Raid 2016 – Entrants List

Swallow Yachts Raid 2016 - Falmouth (by Skipper - Boat Type - Boat Name) 1 Alison Kidd - Storm 17 - Boadicea 2 Anthony Huggett - BayRaider 17 - Emily 3 Graham Wickenden - BayRaider 20 - Turaco III 4 John Westoby - BayRaider 20 -Ella 5 Matthew Peacock - BayRaider 20...

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Swallow Yachts at National Boat Shows

We'll be at the following boat shows   2016 London Boat Show - Friday 8 January – Sunday 17 January 2016 Southampton Boat Show - Friday 16th to Sunday 25th September 2016   2017 London Boat Show - Friday 6 - Sunday 15 January 2017 Southampton Boat Show -...

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Swallow Yachts Raid 2016

We're pleased to announce that the 2016 Swallow Yachts Raid will be held 27th June to 1st July.     This year’s programme will follow the successful format of the 2015 Raid. You will be met on arrival for launching on Monday and given everything you will...

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Swallow Yachts at the London Boat Show

We're at the 2016 London Boat Show at ExCel  - the show runs from 8th to 17th January and there's something for everyone   http://londonboatshow.com/   We look forward to seeing you there!

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English Raid 2015

Photos of this year's English Raid can be seen here... https://www.flickr.com/…/80529710@N…/sets/72157658489964589/ and here.... http://www.henleywhalers.org.uk/NS/EnglishRaid2015.html Many thanks to BayRaider 20 owner Graham, and to the Henley Whalers too for sharing...

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Swallow Yachts Raid 2016

We are pleased to announce that, after the success of last year, Swallow Yachts are returning to Falmouth in 2016 for their second annual Raid.   The dates for your diary are Mon 27 Jun to Fri 1 Jul 2016.  It will follow a similar format to last year with launching on...

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Contacting Swallow Yachts

We are having trouble at the moment receiving enquiries through the contact forms on our website and we hope to have this problem fixed imminently.  In the meantime, we apologise if we have not come back to you on an enquiry you have recently made and we would be very...

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What a great show!

Just a quick line to say thank you to everyone who came to see us at the Southampton Boat Show last week - we had a super time and we really hope you enjoyed seeing our boats in person.  It was brilliant being down on the marina, we really felt that the boats were...

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BIG NEWS!!!

BIG NEWS!!! We're sure you can see from the changes to our website and you may have heard the news on social media but if not then we are pleased to let you know that we have now established ourselves as Swallow Yachts. Ten years after taking the company on, Matt...

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Special Rate For Southampton Boat Show Tickets

The Southampton Boat Show is on 11th - 20th September 2015 and we would love to see you there... This year we're making a splash on the Marina for the first time, we'll be on stand number M204-205 with some of your favourite boats, the BayRaider Expedition, the...

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Taking the water by Storm!

Taking the water by Storm! This week sees the launch of the Storm 23 - our newest boat is an elegant semi custom-built daysailer with the hallmark classic looks combined with the superb performance you can expect from a Swallow boat.  Have a look at the details of the...

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Swallow Boats Test Sails

We're pleased to be able to offer test sails at the following locations   BayCruiser 23 - Plymouth and Cardigan BayRaider Expedition - Northney (Hayling Island) BayRaider 20 - Cardigan   If you would like to arrange a sail please get in touch!  Contact Laura...

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Victory for a Swallow at Sail Caledonia!

Sail Caledonia 2015   We hope everyone that took part had a super time, despite the rain, from what we've read on the forum and heard from people who were there, it was a really great event.   We are delighted to hear that Swallow boat BayRaider 20 'Gladys'...

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BayCruiser 26 now in build

The first GRP BayCruiser 26 is now in build at our workshop in Cardigan.  It's early stages at the moment and we will keep you posted as the build progresses...   What a stunning colour, she's certainly going to cut a dash on the...

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Entrants to Swallow Boats Raid 2015 at Mylor, Falmouth

Swallow Boats Raid 2015 - Falmouth   Current entries:     Skipper Boat Name Boat Type 1 Alison Kidd Boadicea Storm 17 2 Anthony Huggett Emily BayRaider 17 3 James Lowden Tarika BayRaider 17 4 Tony Langmead Four Sisters Cardigan Bay Lugger 5 Bill Rollo Askari...

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Swallow Boats are coming to the Beale Park Boat Show!

We are looking forward to a fun filled weekend from 5th to 7th June 2015 and will be bringing the first Storm 23 to show before she goes off home with her owner so if you fancy a look at our newest model then join us at Beale Park, near Reading.  ...

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2015 Swallow Boats Raid at Mylor

The inaugural Swallow Boat Raid is proposed for Mon 29 June to Fri 3 July 2015 at Falmouth, Cornwall.  Based at Mylor Yacht Harbour, it will consist of three days of sailing with a day either end for launching and recovery. The aim of the Raid is to give like-minded...

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Swallow Boats at Southampton Boat Show

Swallow Boats had a record breaking Southampton Boat Show with a total of 5 boats sold at the show and several more in the weeks since. We now have to make a decision as to whether or not to attend the London or Dusseldorf boat shows this winter. Any comments...

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BayCruiser 26 Completed

Earlier this month we took the first BayCruiser 26 (later named Muddy Waters) out onto the water for her initial tests. As you can see, she's a beatuiful boat - everything went smoothly, she has now been completed and taken by her owner to be rigged and launched on...

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Horning Boat Show 2014

Swallow Boats will be at the Horning Boat Show on 3rd May 2014.  One of our BayCruiser 23 owners will be taking his brand new boat (currently in build) to display and will be kept in good company by one of our much-appreciated boat show helpers, Dudley. This is a new...

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BayCruiser 23

If you have been interested in looking further in to the Bay Cruiser 23 but felt that Cardigan has been a bit far to come, our demo boat is currently at Hayling Island where she's staying for a month. If you would like to arrange to see or test sail her please contact...

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Swallow Boats at the Horning Boat Show 2014

Swallow Boats had a stand at the Horning Boat Show in Norfok over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Horning is a lovely setting for this one-day show and Stuart Morris, a BayCruiser 23 owner who was kindly there on our behalf with his new boat, Loulabelle, and long-time...

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BayCruiser 26 – Update

With the build of the first boat now all but complete, the main jobs remaining are the interior fittings (including electrics) and the all-important paintwork.  The keel and rudders are being fitted at present, and we're looking to complete in mid-April 2014.  This...

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London Boat Show 2014

Come and see us at the 2014 London International Boat Show from 4th to 12th January - we're at stand...

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Southhampton Boat Show 2013

We will be taking a Bay Cruiser 23, Bay Raider Expedition and Bay Raider 20 to Southampton this year.  We will be on Stand A107, which is the same location that we had last year so please feel free to come a long and say hello. No doubt we will be snowed under with...

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Going back to our roots…the new Storm 23

The Storm 23 will be somewhat a return to our roots in classic style double-ended boat design Again following our Swallow Boat design ethos with classic lines yet modern performance, the Storm 23 will carry a thoroughly modern Carbon Fibre Rig, Water Ballast, Swing...

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The new BayCruiser 26

The New BayCruiser 26 The new BayCruiser 26 has been designed to fill a gap in the market for a small yacht that offers real performance potential and great accommodation. Already the first boat has been sold and there is a huge amount of interest with considerable...

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Swallow Boats Lake Bala Rally 15/16 June

Bala Sailing Club will be hosting a rally of Swallow Boats on Lake Bala over the weekend of 15/16 June. 14 Swallow Boats have so far expressed an interest in this informal and fun event, which was last held on a sunny weekend in June in 2009. If you would like to...

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Dayboat Rally in Cardigan

This summer again sees the Teifi Boat Club here in West Wales host a Dayboat Rally 29th-30th June. The event is kindly organised by Gareth Rowlands, owner of one of our boats, and is run as part of the Drascombe Association programme of events. As always, all dayboats...

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Swallow Boats – South Coast Sales

Swallow Boats are very pleased to announce the opening of a South Coast Sales office, based on Hayling Island and skippered by experienced local Nick Peters. Nick is better known for co-founding RS Sailing, the hugely successful performance dinghy brand and as such...

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Turquoise BayCruiser 23 demo boat hits the water

Last week we had some great weather (for March in West Wales) which spurred us on to finish those final little jobs on our own demo boat, in order to get her on the water. She is now available for test sailing here in Cardigan. We have an excellent list of local...

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BayRaider expedition Test

November 6th, Poole Harbour saw David Harding from Practical Boat Owner Magazine testing the new BayRaider Expedition. The write up will be in the January issue, and you can also see the boat at the London Boat Show in January, but we also have some footage taken by...

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London Boat Show

After some deliberation we have decided to attend the London Boat Show this winter, 12-20th January 2013. We have been exhibitors there for many years but it is a hugely expensive show to attend and we have questioned the value for money it generates. However, as one...

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Swallow Boats build Bronze Age Boat

Swallow Boats post new Facebook Update http://www.facebook.com/Holgar2012 This page commemorates the Holgar, its brave crew and the people that enabled her to carry her precious cargo of Bluestone from where she was built in Cardigan, to as close as she could get to...

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