What is there not like about this modern classic. A superb British built weekender & daysailer built in modern composite materials but in a classic style. The epoxy foam core construction with lifting centerboard and rudder make this boat relatively light & easy to handle for slipway launch and recovery of a trailer. The light weight carbon gaff rig can be stepped by one person. A huge cockpit and truly impressive sailing performance really demonstrate what modern small boat sailing should be all about. And to boot you can sleep on board over night!!If you want classic looks, pride of ownership, safe easy handling, superb performance and a Swallows and Amazons experience, then you really need to look no further than this Kite built by Demon Yachts on the East Coast. We have superb boat reviews available on request.
Boat Name: KATIEBuilder: Demon YachtsDesigner: Andrew WolstenholmeEngine: Torqeedo 1003S electric motorBuilt to Cat C + Inland Waterways Boat Safety SchemeLocation: Near Ipswich
LOA: 23 ft 7 in / 7.2mLWL: 21 ft 0 in / 6.4mBeam: 6 ft 9 in / 2.05mDraft: 10 in / 254mm - 3 ft 10 in / 1/17mDry Weight: 750kg
Torqeedo 1003S3hp electric outboard
Barton deck gear + bespoke stainless steel tabernacle3 x mooring cleats, 2 x fairleads forwardMain, throat, peak and jib halyards lead back to cleats on the coachroofSheets and furling lines lead back to cleats in the cockpit7kg anchor with chain and warp3 x mooring warps and 3 x fendersSpars & RiggingLightweight white painted carbon fibre tubes with stainless steel fittingsStainless steel standing riggingSpruce varnished bowsprit with a bobstayVarnished ash gaff jawsMast, gaff + boom are easy to raise and lower, easy to stow for trailingCleats for overhaul and reefing lines positioned on the boomHooks on gooseneck for easy reefingAll running rigging in braid on braid polyester
McNamara sails in cream Dacron2 x reef points in the mainsail + three leach battensFurling jib2 x custom sailbags
NACA sectioned balanced lifting rudderInternally lead ballasted lifting centreboardCentreboard lifted via differential winch easily operated from the cockpitCoppercoat on centreboard as standardRudder and centreboard constructed with epoxy resin and glassfibre multi axial clothCentreboard incorporates an integral stainless steel wear strip around the tipAsh and mahogany tiller with tiller extensionPlywood rudder stock with custom pintles and gudgeons
2 x single berths with bunk cushionsSatin white finish with teak trim2 x opening front portlightsRemovable sink bowl and rack for plate and cutlery stowage under bridge deckAmple storage spaceSingle burner gas cartridge type stoveDometic 972 portable toiletBucket and brush
Trailer suitable for slipway launching and recovery
Service & Construction
Hull and Deck:
Standard Flaxen colour gelcoat finish with vacuum infused vinyl ester resin, multi axial glass fibre with closed cell foam core. Marine grade BS1088 gaboon plywood used in the fit out. Very lightweight for towing, launching and recovery with excellent osmosis protection.
Lightweight white painted carbon fibre tubes with stainless steel fittings. Spruce varnished bowsprit with a bob stay. Varnished ash gaff jaws.
Mahogany varnished combings around the cockpit offer protection and make a large, spacious cockpit. The four large cockpit lockers, including dedicated outboard stowage that complies with boat safety scheme regulations. The raised cockpit seats have the deck scuppers behind them to drain any water away from the seats. Removable cockpit sole boards with a large sump beneath for the bilge pump. Companionway sliding hatch and varnished ply washboards with teak trim. Draining forward well for anchor stowage, mooring cleat etc. Outboard well with hull infill, storage and lid suitable for up to a 6hp outboard. Teak hand rails on coachroof. Moulded in, easy to clean non-slip finish.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
It is not guaranteed that the safety gear listed on the specification comes within the manufacturer's safety guidelines i.e. expiry dates and servicing and is therefore sold as is.