The Bull 7000 is one of the fastest sports cruisers
available, 6 knots upwind, but downwind,
the planing hull and asymmetric spinnaker delivers
speeds in excess of 15 knots with ease.
However, the Bull has another dimension altogether. A
roomy and cleverly designed interior
provides comfortable cruising accommodation for a crew
of 4, seating around a saloon table
and cooking facilities in the galley area.
When cruising in a small yacht, you need to feel
confident in its ability to handle a variety of conditions. To this end the
Bull has been designed to be handled by a crew of two persons. Stability is
very important; the Bull has a very full and powerful hull shape that gives
excellent stability, not only under sail but also when the boat is on the
Upwind the Bull is responsive, tacks swiftly and the
sail controls are light for the crew to handle. 6 knots is easily achieved and
with very tight tacking angles, the Bull is a match for much larger yachts. Unlike
displacement boats that have a hull speed limit, the planing hull of the Bull greatly
extends the potential boat speed and she will plane easily in a moderate
breeze. Some owners report speeds in excess of 20 knots! However 15 knots is
easily achieved. The fractional asymmetric spinnaker gives excellent reaching
angles and a masthead asymmetric spinnaker is available for maximum power. All
this combined with the swinging bowsprit allows the Bull to sail on a dead run,
unlike other fixed bowsprit boats.
Outboard Motor Storage
The outboard is fitted to a special bracket, so that
when the motor is not in use it easily swings into a special port seat locker. It
is out of sight and the weight is located forward and low down
The cockpit features a large bridge deck, which
provides a comfortable working area for the crew when sailing, and makes an
excellent sunbed. The main sheet traveller, fitted aft of the bridge deck,
extends to the full beam of the boat. Contoured coamings give comfortable crew
seating positions with well-positioned footrests. Safety is enhanced with an
enclosed transom; large drain holes provide a fast escape for any water taken into
the cockpit and strong stanchions and guardrails. The spinnaker is set, gybed
and recovered from the cockpit and most other sail controls are led back to the
cockpit. this provides for safe sailing with foredeck work kept to a minimum. Twin
sliding hatches provide extra light and ventilation below and allow easy access
from the cockpit to the saloon.
The gallery features a large bench and sink area
with a separate position that accommodates a 2 burner stove, connected to a gas
supply stowed in a separate self draining cockpit locker.
A chemical toilet is located under the port step
with private courtesy curtains around.
Storage throughout the boat is excellent with more
storage than any similar sized cruiser racer.
The double aft bunk has plenty of light, ventilation
and it measures 1.95m x 1.25m.
The hull sides provide a comfortable backrest for
sitting up to read.
With the saloon table raised into position, the
forward V berth provides seating for up to 6 people.
Double Aft Bunk
step) Dining Table
(stows away to make space
for two singles or one
large double bed)