Bluewater Yachts announces a total of 26 Cygnet 20’s now sold

Bluewater Cruising Yachts is pleased to announce they have sold a total of 26 Cygnet 20s since they launched #1 Cygnet at the Sydney Boatshow in August 2017.

Their most recent newsletter makes interesting reading:

A lovely story I can share is where wife Lizzie recently placed a deposit with Bluewater for a Cygnet 20 for her husband Neil without telling him. Last week she surprised him by taking him down to East Coast Marina, Manly, QLD to meet, view and sail Michael Shannon’s Cygnet 20 #3 “Hopewell” which was a birthday surprise for Neil. They had a lovely sail out on Moreton Bay.

Neil saw these beautiful trailer sailers at last year’s Sydney Boatshow 2019, and we remember him coming back on a few occasions looking, talking and admiring the boat. A few comments they made as follows:

We loved the simplicity of the boat, and getting going. Neil could easily sail the yacht on his own, and he is super happy to have the Option of an electric outboard. We love the clean lines, attention to detail and the space below would make for a comfortable week away! We have started making plans already and wish we did not have to wait so long. Also, Michael Shannon was a huge fan and generously gave his time. He says he never needs an excuse to tinker or to take “Hopewell” out on the Bay. We look forward to that!”


To Neil and Lizzie, we are so pleased you have decided to build your own Cygnet 20, and welcome you both to the Bluewater family. Also, a special thank you to Michael Shannon for always making himself available, and showing his beautiful yacht “Hopewell” to prospective customers. Michael, we thank you for your continued support.

And also, Andrew from NSW #26 visited the factory last Friday and met with David and Will and thoroughly looked over the Cygnet 20, viewed the moulds and boats on the build in the factory, met the staff who build them, and enjoyed a sail on Lake Macquarie. He enjoyed it so much he placed his deposit the next day. A warm welcome to Andrew also to our growing Bluewater family.

And just out of interest so far we have sold numbers as follows:

NSW – 11

QLD – 6

WA – 4

VIC – 3

NT – 1

ACT – 1

SA – 0

TAS – 0

Total 26

We would love to have Cygnet 20s sailing in all States and Territories of Australia so come on SA and TAS, we want to hear from you. Anyone interested in viewing, and having a test sail on one of these special Bluewater Cygnet 20 trailer sailers please email us at so we can organise.

Now that numbers are growing we are looking forward to raising our Cygnet 20 Gaffer Association Profile with the intention of meeting 2-4 times a year for fun and festivities. Typically a long weekend whereby there will be a couple of short, fun races and cruise to a pretty anchorage for catching up, and sharing stories of adventures and getting to know other like-minded Cygnet 20 owners.


Cygnet 20 #7 “Barcoo” and #8 “Dreamkumtrue” Handed Over

#7 Barcoo

Bluewater recently handed over #7 “Barcoo” to proud owner Alan from QLD. Alan was able to drive down from QLD to the factory, and we obtained from RMS an “NSW Unregistered Vehicle Permit” for $22.00 which allowed him to drive the trailer and Cygnet 20 back to QLD where he could complete the QLD Registration of his vessel and trailer. Alan is looking forward to spending time on Moreton Bay.


#8 Dreamkumtrue

Also, #8 “Dreamkumtrue” was handed over to Steve from NSW. Steve was the first person to go out for a test sail with Will Hardcastle (Designer) down in Pittwater and around Lion Island some 2 years ago. They were in some fairly strong breeze and chop, and Steve was really impressed how well the Cygnet 20 handled. He then placed his deposit at the Sydney Boatshow 2019. “Dreamkumtrue” was supposed to be exhibited at the Sydney Boatshow 2020 but unfortunately due to CoVid 19 was cancelled. Steve has also recently retired and is really keen to get out on the water to start exploring our beautiful waterways.




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