|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
Brixham Devon UK
Owner's share was sold, taking the vessel off the market as an outright sale, but a third share could be available - please ask if interested.
Bruce Roberts designed blue-water sailing ketch inspired by the classic 'Spray' of Joshua Slocum.
Condition & Valuation Survey carried out March 2015, with a value of £60,000.
Set up as a comfortable go-anywhere sailing vessel with centre cockpit and steel guardrails, both nice to have when children/novices are on board or when the weather turns a bit ugly. She has 2 small foil shaped bilge plates to keep her upright when taking the ground (no need to mess with legs) which has proved a real boon when using drying harbours and maintenance or just tucking yourself out of harms way.
She is ketch rig and is manageable singlehanded in pretty much all conditions. Typical Bermudian rig with furling genoa and slab reefed main and mizzen all of which can be set or taken down singlehanded and the winch only needed to tension the halyards.
Spacious accommodation with berths for about 8, decent sized galley, heads & shower room and a large aft so-called owner's cabin.
Auxiliary is a Perkins 4108 in good order and with easy access via a small engine room which also houses batteries, other services and a small bench for working onboard. Diesel fired central heating throughout.
Currently lying in Brixham, SW of England she is seaworthy and generally in working condition but in need of some TLC, such as hull and deck painting, which is currently being arranged.
|Vessel type:||steel ketch|
|Builder:||Dragon Marine + Owner fitout|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Perkins 4108|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||11.94m|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Displacement:||20 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||90 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||120 Gallons|
Perkins 4108 replaced 6-7 years ago with good second hand one of 2000hrs
Hull (plate steel, chine welded) and superstructure professionally built by Dragon Marine of Hayling Island, Hants in 1989 and fitted out by previous 'master mariner' owner. Commissioned circa 1990/91
Comfortable and spacious below decks. Most areas have fluorescent general lighting and cosy reading lights plus red spotlights for night time sailing. Original owner and builder is 6'6 tall so there is typically plenty of headroom and berths are not cramped!
From the centre cockpit the companionway leads to the chart area - which features a full-size chart table - and space for clothing to be hung up.
From there is the entrance to the heads / shower room on the stbd side. That has a Lavac vacuum-pumped toilet, hot & cold pressurised water system and a generous shower tray. Doubles as a wet-locker during passages.
Forward of that is the main saloon with table and seating on port side, galley area on stbd with 2-ring gas stove, grill and oven, fridge ( gas, 12 V and mains powered ) and an instant water-heater all of which have proved to be efficient during passages as well as in port. Saloon table drops down and cushions fill in to make a very comfortable double berth. Lots of stowage for food and equipment under seats, in side lockers as well as cupboards in the galley. Large cool storage area, in perfectly dry bilges, under cabin sole. Galley crockery racks have been proven to hold things in place in the liveliest of conditions.
Forward end of the galley is a deep wet locker.
Forecastle has a double berth to port and single to starboard with 'fill in' piece to make a large soft flat bedding area and also a nice play area for kiddies. Room underneath the berths for, say, spare wet-weather gear plus deep shelving for items needing easier access.
Aft of the chart area is an alleyway to the aft 'owner's' cabin which has a pilot berth which is actually surprisingly spacious.
Aft double cabin has 2 large stowage areas on port side. Berth itself is fairly high and features a set of deep drawers, ideal for spares such as emergency engine parts, pump repair kits, electrical and water hose connections and the like. Underneath the berth is space for large items used less frequently such as storm sail and dinghy fitments, snorkel gear...
Small Inflatable dinghy with, one of the last available, Tohatsu 3.5 HP 2stroke outboard which is powerful enough for the job but light enough to carry.
Separate starter motor and large domestic battery banks with high capacity mains power charger and large solar panel for trickle charging.
Large bilge pump doubles as grey water discharge and separated section bilge expulsion.
Cable operated wheel steering.
She has an Aries wind vane, servo-operated, self steering equipment although that needs to be re-threaded, lubricated etc. to bring it back into working order.
Masts and rigging are by Sail Spars of Brightlingsea. Over engineered, maintainable Stay Lock rigging built never to fail!.
Large 'endless rope' Furling head sail also from Sail Spar.
Nav. station, as mentioned elsewhere, features a full-sized chart table with room for instruments, passage charts and generally-needed 'stuff' under the table top. Space for chart folios is found beneath the chart table. Pilot seat holds emergency equipment such as grab-bag, flares and fog horn. Seat has been designed so you can easily brace yourself in place and perform the navigation in a seaway.
Chart area also has VHF radio ( not DSC ), Garmin 126 GPS, Navtex weather fax, Furuno professional 1830 radar display and switch bank for equipment, domestics and navigation lighting. On the last point, yacht has tricolour plus deck-level nav lights, steaming light and all-round mooring lamp as well as a foredeck flood. There is a Bluetooth-enabled broadcast radio and CD player for entertainment which means you can play music from your 'phone onto the ship's loudspeakers in the saloon and/or cockpit.
Radar transceiver is mounted on the mizzen as is the fluxgate compass. Other nav equipment includes depth sounder and paddle-wheel log.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.