For those who like idea of adventure,
thrills and discovery on the high
seas but who are reluctant to give
up their creature comforts,
then join us for a sailing holiday
Welcome aboard “Asante” a
luxury 57ft Oyster sailing yacht
Step aboard! We would be delighted to welcome you onto one of our adventure sailing charters aboard Asante, our luxury yacht an Oyster 57ft. For those who don’t want to stray far from home perhaps you may consider sailing with us around the East Coast of England or exploring the West Coast of Scotland with its beautiful islands. Or can we lure you further afield? Cross an ocean, explore the warm Caribbean or venture to remote Pacific islands.
Owned and operated by Ian & Fiona, we specialise in taking guest to some of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. Footloose Sailing Adventures offers crewed charters that caters to all experience levels. All you need is a sense of adventure and a willingness to get involved.
Ian who is the skipper is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor with over 120,000 nautical miles of worldwide sailing while Fiona is a Commercial Yachtmaster who also holds Ocean Yachtmaster and is always happy to share her enthusiasm for celestial navigation. She too has sailed in many parts of the world and acts as first mate. They both enjoy cooking – producing food from local ingredients wherever possible. Ian & Fiona both love adventure, exploring new places and meeting new people. Footloose Sailing Adventures allows their guest to be a part of the adventure in a relaxed informal way with an element of luxury.
Asante is a 2007 Oyster 56 A luxury 57ft sailing yacht designed by Rob Humphries. The 56 is perhaps the quintessential Oyster design and was the undisputed class leader at this size for more than a decade.
The key to her success is her size; large enough for rapid ocean cruising and to accommodate her crew and guests in comfort and style when living aboard, but easy to handle.
A spacious deck layout, large secure cockpit area and wide side decks make for comfortable and safe cruising and there are plenty of places to relax on deck.
The interior arrangement provides 3 separate cabins for guests. There is one double cabin, and two twin cabins, one forward and one aft. There is a day head midships for use by all guests and the large bright saloon offers plenty of room for relaxing in comfort. All creature comforts can be found on board: heating, air conditioning and fully covered cockpit if it is cold. The guests separate shower stall and quiet flush electric toilet makes it feel a little more like home.
The Oyster 56 is a proven performer, with many ocean crossings and circumnavigations to her credit. She has had class wins in the ARC and has also won Cruising Class 1 at Antigua Sailing Week, beating several more serious racing yachts. She is a superb sea boat and remains very well regarded by all her fortunate owners.