We’d been thinking about moving up from our previous Bradwell 18 – Cupido for a few years After a long search as considering about a dozen different types of yacht, a Jaguar 25 was top of our short list of boats we could actually afford. Finally last autumn the finances caught up with the ambition.
We found the boat fairs at Levington and Tollesbury very useful in helping us decide what we wanted, being able to sit in the cockpit with the tiller in your hand, is it comfortable, can I see over the coach roof. Going below and getting an idea how practical the living accommodation is, and the engine access.
We of course did a load of Internet searches for review and opinion, gathered data on theoretical sailing characteristics, and important things like headroom and position of the heads.
At the start of the search we stepped aboard a fin keel J25 at the boat fair at Levington and liked her instantly, and from then on subconsciously it had to be as good as that yacht. Capella was the 3rd of 4 Jaguars we looked at and obviously the best.
So it was in March 2013 we bought Capella, and after several trips down to Leigh Marina where she had spent the winter, we arranged for her to be brought back to Ipswich by road on the 29th April.