Brandy of Troon is a Moody 36 centre cockpit sloop. She was built in 1999 by Marine Projects in Plymouth to a Bill Dixon design and launched in 2000. Brandy is perfect for the varied sailing and weather conditions of Scotland’s West Coast. Her layout comprises of 3 cabins, a comfortable saloon, large heads/shower, and a centre cockpit with canvass cover should rain make an appearance! Brandy was fitted out to the robust and renowned Moody standard combining the luxuries needed for a cruising week aboard. Central heating keeps the crew toasty warm early and late season. As a RYA and MCA approved vessel, she has all the tools on board to learn both the traditional and electronic navigational skills required by a Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster candidate. Brandy has over 31000 nautical miles under her keel and has learned to respect the wild and challenging waters of Malin and Hebrides. As you can see the flexibility of the layout provides a combination of single, twin and double bunks ensuring any crew combination can get a comfortable and peaceful nights sleep..zzz
On deck the centre cockpit arrangement means crew can safely sit or stand on an aft deck away from the action in the cockpit and helm. If Andy isn’t preparing food, putting the kettle on, or cleaning the loo, then you’ll find him on the aft deck keeping a look out behind the Genoa.
Perhaps the reason Brandy of Troon has many returning crew each season is because she is both easy to handle for the cruising novice or RYA student but also very seaworthy and predictable in the way she handles rougher conditions found in the Outer Hebrides and North Channel. For 2018 season a major refit has seen a gantry provide easy launching for dinghy shore excursions and wildlife exploration. Crew aboard Brandy can travel light en route to their cruise aboard Brandy because all the cumbersome essentials are provided. No need to drag sleeping bags and towels up to Scotland. On board Brandy your own fresh linen, duvets and towels will be provided for your convenience.