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OK. Here goes. This is going to be hard to write. 

My Tiki 38 ‘Gleda’ is for sale.

There, I said it.

To be honest I kinda hope no one reads this. Part of me wishes that no-one will get in touch. That no-one will be interested. Then I’ll have to keep her and find another way.

But harsh reality can’t be avoided. This year has brought unwelcome changes into my life. I have to deal with them. ‘Gleda’ just isn’t compatible with what I see lying ahead.

So here’s what I’m thinking.

If there’s anyone out there with dreams of owning and sailing a Tiki 38, we need to talk.

I’m looking for serious expressions of interest. I’m not putting a price on ‘Gleda’. I can’t. She’s priceless to me and worth only what someone else is willing to pay. You'll have to give me an idea what that may be.

What’s important it to find something that works for both of us. After that I just need to know ‘Gleda’ will be looked after and does what she was built to do.

The name ‘Gleda’ has the old English meaning ’to make happy’.  She’s done that for us, now it’s time for her to help another.

The story of ‘Gleda’ begins with probably the most documented build ever.

More than 1000 blogposts on www.thegledaproject.com  between 2007 & 2014.

Five thousand hours of blood, sweat and tears in gory detail.

This boat has no secrets. It’s all there for the world to see.

In 2014 ‘Gleda’ became a full-time home for myself and my partner Gail. We’ve since sailed her some 2,500 nautical miles in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. From Falmouth UK to The Channel Islands and France. Across the Bay of Biscay to Spain. The Atlantic coasts of Spain and Portugal. The Portuguese Algarve and Andalusian Spain. Gibraltar and up the Costas to Valencia.

There’s a series of sailing videos on my website Sailing ‘Gleda’ - The Gleda Project

‘Gleda’ has done her job perfectly from day one. She is safe, seaworthy and comfortable.  She has been maintained to a high standard and improved gradually as finances allowed.

‘Gleda’ was hauled out for maintenance and new anti-foul paint in late March this year. The rudder lashings were replaced at that time.

Video can be seen HERE 

Currently in Cartagena, Spain, she is ready to sail away.

I shot a short ‘walk around’ video showing her in our Cartagena berth

Gleda Raw - YouTube

I’ve attached a PDF with full description and inventory.

All contacts in confidence to:

nhawkesford@gmail.com

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Wow,

That must have been a really difficult decision to make. 

I have followed your blog over the years and have admired your determination especially when things got hard.

Good luck with whatever you do in the future and thanks for all your past postings.

Ken

Afternoon Neil,

Lovely, what a great vessel. Shame you are letting it go. I'm sure you have a good reason.

Can I get a price please brentjs1979@gmail.com

Kind Regards

Brent

We should talk! I think I have the wear-withall, funds, time and `right-moment-in-time`to take your dream on and make it mine. 

I am hoping this all goes well for you Neil

Hi Jean Paul

Thanks for your interest. Please email me direct nhawkesford@gmail.com so we can 'talk'. I don't want to carry out this painful process in public. Thanks for your understanding.

Best wishes

Neil



John PAUL Bould said:

We should talk! I think I have the wear-withall, funds, time and `right-moment-in-time`to take your dream on and make it mine. 



boatsmith said:

I am hoping this all goes well for you Neil



Neil Hawkesford said:

Thanks David. Your thoughts much appreciated

boatsmith said:

I am hoping this all goes well for you Neil


Thanks Ken


Kenneth Gorman said:

Wow,

That must have been a really difficult decision to make. 

I have followed your blog over the years and have admired your determination especially when things got hard.

Good luck with whatever you do in the future and thanks for all your past postings.

Ken

Full Listing now up on Scott Brown Brokerage HERE

I already have some serious interest.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own a beautiful, ready to sail, Tiki 38.

Email nhawkesford@gmail.com

Hi Neil,

Sorry my sons have taken over my laptop for the last several months and i didn't see this before now. 

You, I am sure, understand the esteem in which you are held by  those of us who have sailed (but not built from scratch), a Wharram. Much less, a cat of T-38 stature.

I salute you and your accomplishment and hope that the sale of Gleda furthers you on your path.

Fair winds, friend,

Bob

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