MISTRAL 12

Mistral 12 Sailing at Somers Point, NJ (YouTube video)

I found this 12-foot Dinghy on Craigslist. The seller said that the boat would be sold to the highest bidder by Tuesday.  It was Saturday and we were leaving for a week's vacation, so I asked my brother to offer $400. The boat was like new, on a galvanized trailer and had a small electric trolling motor and other extras, so I really didn't expect to get it. The photos say the rest.



















The boat was manufactured in 1982 by Canadian Yacht Builders, Quebec. You would never guess by this wierd HIN!




I fell in love with the Mistral 12 and decided to keep it for myself, but only sailed it four times in as many years! I recently celebrated my 80th birthday and it's time to let someone else enjoy the boat.

Selling Boat and Trailer for $1,999

The Swiss company, Mistral, is well-known in Europe for its windsurfers and in the eighties, Mistral was #1 in windsurfer competition. The Canadian branch of the Swiss company built a number of high quality sailboat models during the eighties. Mistral still has subsidiaries around the world that make windsurfers, paddleboards, sportswear, bags & attachments, sunglasses and even cosmetics! Below are pictures of other Mistral sailboats.

MISTRAL 16

The Mistral 16 was most popular (next four photos)








Some of the 16' Mistrals were fitted with a small cabin



Download a PDF of the Mistral 16 Manual (2.7 mb)

MISTRAL 4.04

Mistral 4.04 (13' 3")

Download a PDF of the Mistral 4.04 Manual (1.7 mb)

MISTRAL 4.07

Below: Mistral windsurfer, Mistral 4.07 (13' 4") in the center and a Mistral 4.04 (13' 3")


Mistral 4.07

 

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