After a successful Southampton Boat Show in 2019 and despite the current global pandemic, new BTC-22’s have been warmly received in 2020 and with a growing presence, it has been decided that the dealer network should be expanded.
Boats on wheels is a trailer sailing specialist primarily serving the UK South Coast but with customers stretching as far as Newcastle and overseas. Mainly offering used trailer sailers to date, Boats on Wheels has seen sales skyrocket during 2020, with strong continued demand far outstripping available stock well into the Autumn. “We started selling new boats earlier this year and we are delighted to add the BTC-22 to our range” said Boats on Wheels founder, Hein Kuiper. “There has been a gap in the new boat market for affordable high performance trailer sailors for some years now and we think the BTC-22 makes an ideal fit. So we’re very excited to be teaming up with Buckley Yacht Design”.
The innovative BTC-22 is a 6.8m trailable, lifting keel boat. The hull is resin infused for stiffness, this improves sail profile resulting in higher performance and excellent sailing. Often dubbed a “pocket yacht”, it has a double berth forward with ample single berths port and starboard, a small galley and stowaway portable toilet. A performance bulb keel or more cruising/leisure orientated swing keel are both options. The recommended 5hp powering option is available in both fuel and electric. With the use of raw materials that incorporate recycled plastic, it is estimated that each vessel consumes 1,400 used plastic bottles.