I have always liked the Leisure range of yachts, especially their smallest, the Leisure 17*, but the 22 was an excellent family yacht. She was an affordable ‘peoples’ boat’, ideal for pottering, and for doing an occasional cruise, perhaps exploring the East Coast Rivers, or sailing the choppy waters of the Solent. For those with more time on their hands and the competence to do it, they may venture westwards along the South Coast to Devon and Cornwall.
Intrepid sailors might even cross the Channel to Roscoft, Brest or Douarnenez; then circumspectly work their way around the rocky North Brittany coast to the Channel Islands, before running the gauntlet of shipping on a passage homewards and northwards back to Blighty.
For an appraisal of the Leisure 22, visit the first link below.
Leisure 22 Fact and Figures
Leisure 22 Sailing Yacht Gaia (Restoration Project)
Leisure 22 for Sale £4,000
Leisure Owners Association
Leisure 22s for Sale at Apolloduck ranging from £1,500 to £4,500
*Leisure 17 and Leisure 17 SL