Known for its excellent sailing qualities, the Pion is extremely seaworthy and is suitable for both longer tours and fanatical competitive sailing. The ship can still compete in handicap races and an active group of competitive sailors can regularly be found at the various races on Dutch waters.
Pion from the very first series of the vd Stadt shipyard in Zaandam ! Hull painted red and updated. Wall wells and anchorage leaks solved 2018. All windows in superstructure + hull replaced ( 2018). Teak decks on cockpit benches and floor.
Mast sparlight ( 1974) stay new (2016) . Mainsail ( De Vries 2002), genoa 1 ( old, Vliet 88), genau 2 ( vliet 88), Genoa 3. Jib ( old De Vries). Spinaker 2x triradial ( North/ De Vries) . Winches , 4x2 speeds, 6 pieces original Barlow. Spinakerboom incl. fittings and holder on deck. Boom holder stainless steel with tension wheel. Tractor bottom frame via line to cockpit. Reefing system with lubricating bars to boom on mast (not yet mounted) . Compartment stoppers on cabin roof for the traps (2015).
Anke = 25lbs ploughshare, anchor = Brittany. Anchor with chain lead and line.