Getting the most out of your sailing budget doesn't always mean scouring the used-boat listings for DIY projects. There is always a builder to be found pulling out all the stops to trim excess from the interior and exterior of a sailing or powerboating hull to minimise the cost of simply getting afloat. In this case, it's the Viko 21 – a four-berth trailer-sailer built in Poland that was on display at London Boat Show where Rupert Holmes recorded this First Look Video.
The starting price of just £20,000 includes a portable hob, two sails – a slab-reefing main and a roller-furling jib – and the swing keel. Required extras would probably include an outboard engine and the toilet cubicle, which would add perhaps £1,500 to the total cost.
The accommodation layout is impressive, including a double beneath the cockpit and another double in the bow (open plan). Almost certainly one of the best value new boats on show at London this year.
Take a look at the Viko 30 review feature from 2015.