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Scott Divitt, Owner of Um Bongo (Antares 7,60)

Scott Divitt is 35 and stays in Ayrshire in Scotland. He works as a Remotely operated vehicle submersible engineer and owns a scuba diving shop with her partner Alison.

How long have you been a BENETEAU Owner ?

I have owned it for 2.5 years

Why did you choose an Antares 7,60 ?

I liked the Antares because of the layout, crusing speed and economy, a perfect boat for the Firth of Clyde and sea lochs in the west coast of Scotland. It is quick enough to get around the Clyde before the bad weather can catch up with you and lots of inside space with a easy walk round hull.

Tell us about cruising in the west coast of Scotland ? 

We are very lucky in Ardrossan as we can get to some very beautiful locations in less than one hour from our home marina. Lochgoil being my favourite area  where I was first introduced to boating with my family as a child. We visit the Holyloch on a regular basis as a friend has a dive character company based from the marina and we can load Um Bongo up with a weekends worth of Scuba Diving Equipment with ease for the 2 of us and return onboard each night to relax after a busy days diving. We also dive from Um Bongo when a couple of friends join us. We have also been through the Crinan Canal which was hard work with the manual locks but a great experience. The Antares 7,60 is great if doing 4 knots or 20knots. We enjoy wreck diving and the Firth of Clyde has plenty to explore with a wealth of history in ship wrecks dating back to the 1800's.

"The Antares is great if doing 4 knots or 20knots. We enjoy wreck diving and the Firth of Clyde has plenty to explore with a wealth of history in ship wrecks dating back to the 1800's."

What are your greatest pleasures on board?

The space and comfort, the layout is perfect for our needs as a costal cruiser spending up to a week away at a time and of course our passion scuba diving off the back. We love the power and speed to get where we want and any pace.

What are your plans for the next few months?

I aim to have her back in the water by spring and try get a few dive trips on her and just relax and enjoy the good weather when it arrives.

 

Around the Scottish Harbour

Um Bongo in the Crinan Canal.

During a diving session.

Scott Divitt with Um Bongo.

Scott Divitt

Lives in Ayrshire Scotland
Sails in Scotland

Um Bongo

Port of registryClyde Marina

Next stopoverTarbert Loch Fyne

 

If I was...

A songFemale of the species by Space
A film : Starwars Return of the Jedi
A sea animal : Grey seal
An island : Maldives
A sensation : Exhilarating
A feeling :  Content