A SUPERB POCKET YACHT. It is rare these days to find a vessel of this dimension - built to such a high standard of refinement. The interior woodwork and standard of fit-out are exemplary - more akin to a fine piece of furniture. The unknown builder thought carefully in what he wished to achieve - he clearly succeeded in producing a functional and aesthetically pleasing result. The attention to detail needs to be seen to be fully realised. If you are looking for a 'pocket cruiser' - perhaps moving up from a dinghy into cruisers - this vessel would make an ideal next step. We are very impressed - as you will be - when you see her! (Some of our pictures show the quality of 'fit-out' of this well-founded craft).
The following units are fitted/included where the 12v circuit* supply is required:
- Plastimo Contest bulkhead compass
- NASA Clipper - Depth and Speed*
- Hand-held VHF Radio *
- Clock and Barometer
The craft has 'low-volt' wiring, served by way of a single 12v auxiliary system, with a small number of 12v DC socket outlets. The battery charger is by engine-run charging connection. A 240v shore connection is fitted, with a number of standard 3-pin socket outlets within the accommodation spaces. The engine - when running - provides a 12v electric circuit for screen wipers, etc. as well as a 12v supply to the 'navigation' panel and 'low volt' navigation units.
A TOHATSU 8hp Outboard Motor is transom mounted and has a 5- litre fuel (petrol) tank. (See 'Deck Equipment' for stowage onboard 'out-of-the-water').
Some personal safety equipment may be included.
Sails and Rig
The alloy mast and spars are with stainless steel standing rigging, with a mast tabernacle for 'stepping or lowering, etc.' The craft's Sail ward-robe includes:
- Mainsail - raised/lowered at foot of mast
- Furling Genoa - lines come aft to winch and 'clutches'.
- Storm Jib - lines also come back to the Cockpit
A 'Cast Iron Bulb' keel provides good balance when underway.
From Forward :- The 'FORE CABIN' - has the anticipated 'V' berth layout - configured as a 'double', with stowage spaces under and open-fronted shelving to the sides. A hanging locker is found to Port with additional stowage spaces opposite, to Starboard. A fore-deck 'escape hatch' is fitted in the deck-head above. The attention to detail has clearly been important. This particularly includes the 'double doors' which close off the Fore-cabin at the point where the 'split galley' is located. Each work-top is prepared in stainless steel. To Port - with a twin burner: to Starboard - a sink and drainer. Each are supported by a timber structure prepared in the matching style of the principal fit-out. The MAIN SALOON continues this style, again with stowage spaces - some 'fronted', others 'open' - under the side decks. The upholstery to the seating is such they may be equally offered as single berths. The standard of the joinery is, again out-standing, with a continued 'tone' of finish and attractive trim - all finished in 'light walnut'.
Two 'quarter-berths' extend partially under the side decks, aft. The 'sole' (floor covering) is with a hard-wearing carpet. The seating/berths have matching blue cushions and covers. The back-rests have a mixture of 'open-fronted style bars' with others having hinged solid wooden doors. Ample storage space is found above and below the berths. The 'HEADS' - with a Jabsco Sea Toilet - is located under the Starboard bunk. Coming aft, a tool locker - again, 'purpose-made' - is found under the companionway area, leading to the COCKPIT. Externally, a canopy - with transparent sections forward and a supporting folding frame - ensure both good visibility as well as a practical shelter - when under-way. Large enough for a 3 - 4 crew - providing easy access to sail controls and the side-deck areas. Most control lines are brought aft to 'jammers' in the Cockpit. The after lazerette provides stowage for deck gear - as well as being the location of the fuel tank.
The timber joinery is worthy of special mention - looking very like walnut. The locker facings - and all areas above the floor - have used copious amounts of solid timber, beautifully matched and - with an equally finished and appreciated teak and holly sole (floor).
Matching stainless steel Pulpit and Pushpit rails and deck stanchions - have twin safety wires running 'fore and aft'. Traditional teak hand-rails - on the accommodation deck-head - help to provide a secure environment and safety when on deck. The following Deck Equipment is also included:
- Bruce Anchor with 6m Chain + 20m Warp
- Teak Laid Cockpit sole - with matching seating - in the Cockpit
- Mast Tabernacle prepared in stainless steel, with cleats for hauling lines of sails, etc., as well as proximity of 'turning pulleys' to winches and cleats.
- Outboard engine stowage fitting on the Pushpit
- Cockpit Dodgers
- Cockpit Folding Sprayhood - with supporting frame and forward transparent sections.
- Mooring Warps and Fenders
........plus sundry equipment the owner may wish to leave.
'Over the years we had collected a number of different lay-outs and general ideas to 'living aboard'. This 23ft GRP Sloop represents many of those 'good ideas' having matured in this craft by the best use of space. The 'split Galley' is surprisingly practical both in terms of maintaining a Galley area - at the same time making use of the best in beam and length and the well-finished presentation of the skills of the carpenter. With a generous double berth forward and the two single berths aft, making maximum use of the good beam width, provide a great deal of comfort below. At the same time, the Galley elements remain close-by each other as well as enjoy considerable stowage/hanging lockers. etc. Worth consideration - you will not be disappointed.
"This is an impressive 'pocket sailing cruiser' beautifully fitted out and ready for a true perfectionist. The first owner thoughtfully identified the 'end product' with a team who enjoyed and clearly understood the requested aim. They clearly succeeded! As proof, the well-polished hull of both Port and Starboard sides, clearly indicate a well-cared for craft. The internal lay-out and build quality are equally ready for presentation. If you are looking for a small cruiser to progress your sailing interest, this has to be a serious candidate. We have seldom seen a more thoughtful lay-out and quality of build".