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We are pleased to bring to the market the one and only Blue Legend. An exceptional example of the Nelson marque and a true one of a kind at 80 feet.
She would suit a couple looking to expedition cruise with a crew, or equally a wonderful opportunity for a sea faring family to have a cruising holiday home.
The current owner/skipper has extensively cruised 12,000 miles in the UK and Mediterranean over the last four years with his family and friends. She has proven to be an excellent family boat, often with children as young as 2 on board.
Recently refurbished and fully equipped, she is ready for her new owners to cruise the world!
Blue Legend is the largest Nelson ever built and is the only one of her kind, a true Original! She was built in 1996 as a 69-foot Nelson in the UK by Richardsons under the penmanship of TT Boat Designs. She was meticulously maintained with a full-time skipper and crew throughout her first ownership and in 2006 she was substantially rebuilt in Palma de Mallorca (still under the auspices of TT Boat Designs) giving her the extended transom and making her up to 80 feet whilst maintaining her Lloyds 100 A1 classification.
Originally designed as pilot boats for any weather, Nelsons are renowned for their sea keeping ability. Blue Legend has this capability together with an attractive and well-conceived interior and deck layout that makes for a boat at home Mediterranean cruising, crossing the Bay of Biscay, or visiting the tip of Scotland.
She is finished below in American white oak veneer throughout, and her accommodation can only be described as exceptional. She boasts an owner’s stateroom forward with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom that does indeed have a bath. Two further twin guest cabins with ensuite facilities, and two single cabins aft with a large, shared heads makes her a versatile home afloat. Her galley adds to this, both large and functional, it is perfectly positioned near the engine room for stability at sea.
Her external deck layout is superb. With two u-shaped sofas around dining tables, she can comfortably sit ten people to dinner. Her aft deck complete with steamer chairs is a sunbather’s paradise at anchor.
When it comes to passage making she is unrivalled. Two main control positions and a further three for docking make piloting her a joy. She is beautifully balanced and incredibly easy to helm with twin engines and a hydraulic bow thruster. Her engine room is as expected on a boat designed to go to sea, there is easy access to both engines and generators making engine checks easy, and more importantly, safe.
Undoubtedly one her most memorable feature is her transom garage. The whole transom hydraulically lifts to reveal a large area to stow her tender and toys. Including the paddle boards, canoe, and the all-important Seabob.
She also boasts a fully retractable hydraulic passerelle for stern-to berthing.
Blue Legend is MCA Coded MGN280 Cat 2 for the carriage of 12 passengers and is registered as a Commercial Yacht. Coding was certificated in 2018 and the vessel has just completed her midterm survey in August 2021.
She has been fortunate with her current owners who have put her through a major refurbishment programme to bring her up to modern standards in both appearance and safety at a cost in excess of £400,000. This includes:
Blue Legend comes with extensive documentation and instructions for equipment operation, large selection of charts and chart books for Southwest England, Western Atlantic and Eastern Mediterranean.
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Engine & Gearboxes:
Maintenance & Performance:
Propulsion & Steering:
12 v DC, 24 v DC, and 220 v AC.
On Board Systems:
Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
Grey Water Holding Tanks:
Black Water Holding Tanks.
Tank Monitoring Systems:
LED lighting throughout.
Summary of Accommodation:
Description of layout from forwards:
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Covers, Canvas & Cushions:
Owners Website - https://bluelegend.org/
Video drone shots - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzww7oBz0OU
Full Speed clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r7WwDMB4sg
For a full, detailed specification with additional photographs and direct contact details for the listing office.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Unless otherwise stated on the specification sheet the following presumptions are made
Sail drive and shaft seals are more than 5 years of age
Gas hoses and regulators are over 5 years old
Standing rigging and sails are more than 10 years old
NOTE - Please ring our offices prior to visiting, as the boat may be unavailable for viewing or located at a different marina.