6th January 2017

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New Listing………Starlight 46 Rising Star


2001 Fin keel Starlight 46 – this was the first Starlight 46 to be built by Bowman Yachts, which embodied all the cruising extras which the new owner required of the yacht, having previously owned several Starlights being 35 and 39. She was reviewed by Yachting Monthly in January 2001 who were most complimentary and described the Starlight 46 as a ‘fine yacht in every way, beautifully built, looks great, sails well and seems vice-free. She exudes charisma and is a boat to be coveted.’ Further comments were that she was’a delight to handle and maintained a high cruising speed being, 9 knots on a close reach in 18 knots apparent wind.’

1st December 2016

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New listing …….Javelin 30 ‘Glenbeigh Girl’ 


1978 Fin keel Javelin 30 – designed by Fred Parker, this elegant yacht has been under the same ownership for 24 years, however Vendor is now reluctantly moving to a larger yacht to suit his growing family.

Includes a new Beta 14 engine fitted in 2010 –  a great yacht for the serious sailor.

11th May 2016

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New listing …….Sadler 34 ‘Lindos’ 


1997 Bilge keel Sadler 34 – almost the last Sadler 34 built by Bowman Yachts to their acknowledged high quality is now for sale. Very few bilge keel 34s were built and therefore highly sought after by those knowledgeable buyers looking for a yacht with great sailing capability, but suitable for shallow waters and able to take the ground in those idyllic isolated coves only accessible by sea!

19 February 2016

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New listing …….Sadler 34 ‘Sparkle’

Keep an eye on our website. We will shortly be adding a well cared for fin keel Sadler 34……watch this space!

17 February 2016

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Cornish  Crabber Pilot Cutter 30 – Price reduced by £15,000!

Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter 30 only 9 years old, with comprehensive spec and almost new condition now available at less than 2/3rds new price! Owner is now selling his much cherished Pilot Cutter to make room for a new traditional boat, currently in build.

Always professionally maintained and ready to sail from Salcombe in South Devon, Verane is a really good prospect for a new owner seeking a traditional gaff yacht, built by Cornish Crabbers to their acknowledged high quality of build.

Call Mike on 07717 885435 for latest info.

16 February 2016

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Arrival of Starlight 35 Aquila

We have just listed a lovely example of a Bowman built Starlight 35 – we only have a few pics at the moment, but they do show how well maintained this lovely yacht is.

The link below will take you to the draft spec.

4 February 2016

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Southerly 135

Our latest boat to be listed is a Southerly 135, now on passage from Gibraltar to South Devon with delivery crew from Halcyon Yachts. We expect them to make landfall in Torquay, where we can inspect the boat and review the yacht, prior to a general check over and then available for viewing.

4 February 2016

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New arrivals at Retreat Boatyard

We have several yachts now arriving on our website and heading for Retreat Boatyard in the River Exe, being a Sadler 32 from Mylor again to be delivered by Halcyon Yachts. Also a very well equipped Startlight 39 which is heading up from Greece and will be with us during the Summer.

A particularly interesting yacht is one of the Heard 28 gaff cutters, which has been completely overhauled and much new equipment, which will also arrive at Retreat Boatyard, later in March of this year.

We are settling in to our new office in Torquay Harbourside, same level as Harbour Master and overlooking Brixham and Torquay Harbours.

25 January 2016

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We are moving forward!

    • New office on Beacon Quay – views across Torbay to Brixham and overlooking Torquay harbour;
    • New website – encompasses our recent brokerage development to include all yachts of all types;
    • Lucas Yachting – new website and re-branding by Fruition Creative Services;

Our new office facility is now open for business. We have a comprehensive knowledge of the wide range of yachts, from small family sailing boats for exploring local waters, to sophisticated yachts capable of ocean sailing and also race yachts suitable for our West Country waters.

Our passion is boats! 

Mike Lucas continues to be actively involved in the Torquay office and will enthusiastically discuss sales prospects – please look in for a chat sometime.

Suzie Lees is a trained yacht broker and runs the office admin. After 2½ years of working with Mike, she has already acquired considerable boat knowledge and will be able to take you through our steadily expanding range of yachts available.

We will look forward to giving you a great welcome at our new office.

1 January 2015

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Sadlers and Starlights

Mike Lucas Yachting has moved office to Torquay harbourside (Unit 7, Beacon Quay, Torquay TQ1 2BG) and trading name is now Lucas Yachting, with new website. Brokerage now extended to include all yacht types but we still have the familiar Sadler and Starlight website, which can be accessed from our home page via the ‘Sadler & Starlight’ link.

Sadlers and Starlights on brokerage are listed on both websites, now expanded to additional yacht sale websites, so as to increase exposure for all our listed boats.

The existing Sadler and Starlight site has all the old favourite articles, details of equipment supplied, access to forum, and so on.

We are wondering if Starlight Owners (past and present) could help us? Mike has evolved comprehensive data and boat detail for Starlights over the past twenty-five years, some of which has been lost in our move. It would be most helpful if Starlight owners could send to us a brief email with boat build number, year of build, keel description (wing or fin) and engine type, with list of owners (past and present). Please email this info to

Keep in touch and good sailing.