The CR 380 DS is a modern looking deck saloon yacht. The design provides a spacious cockpit with twin carbon steering wheels and the mainsheet track is mounted on the coach roof enabling the crew to freely and safely move around. It also has four lockers in the cockpit area, one of which is vast and can be conveniently accessed from the port aft storage cabin as well as from the cockpit.
This performance-oriented cruiser not only offers superb sailing capabilities but a voluminous and comfortable living space thanks to the deck saloon. The double-glazed windows in the raised saloon area offer approximately 240° views and therefore the option for below deck sailing.
The layout offers two cabins with double berths, a heads with separate shower compartment, a longitude galley with plenty of storage space, a fridge box and a large fridge with door. In the deck saloon you will find an L-shaped sofa and a table. There is a navigation table with a seat at the entrance. To port and aft is a cabin for storage and access to the aft storage space.
ARDEA has always been stored inside during wintertime and she has been very well maintained. ARDEA has sailed in Scandinavian waters during summertime.
The idea of buying a CR 380 DS was born after we sailed a Najad 391 for a few years. We wanted to add to our yachting experience the luxury of having a deck saloon with the view, allowing contact with our surroundings, and we wished to benefit from the light that this type of deck saloon offers.
As we are both experienced sailors (both with class 8 skipper’s qualifications), the yacht’s sailing characteristics were nevertheless decisive in our choice. ARDEA provides very good sailing characteristics; she is fast, easy to handle (furling mast, self-tacking jib and electric winch) and at the same time comfortable to live in and spend time aboard. ARDEA is also a pretty yacht and we have received many appreciative comments from other yacht owners. A good yacht built on the Swedish west coast.
We have made updates to the yacht to get an optimal sailing/living experience. We have sailed her twice around Sweden and most recently from Stockholm, via Lilla Bält in Denmark, to Henån.
We now have other projects in our lives, but had our yachting life continued we would have kept her without a doubt.
Tel: +46 79 079 55 45
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)
0044 (0)1590 679 222
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80
0046 304 694 000