|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Feock, Cornwall Cornwall UK
We have had a lot of fun on 0cean Potion, we're only the third owners since new. We have been keeping her as a holiday cottage on the south coast, exploring virtually all the harbours, creeks, and rivers over a six year period. She is a well kept Sun Odyssey 32.2, equipped with a lift keel to allow entrance into shallow waters and dry out on the beach. She's really looked after us, even when the wind pipes up, and despite her Cat B rating we have never felt unsafe; she really has been a home away from home. Our favourite trips are to the Isles of Scilly where she really comes into her own; she'll take the ground safely when all the fixed keel boats are wallowing offshore.
The previous owner fitted her out with a comprehensive electronics package, including a TV set, radar and AIS. She has cabin heating which extends the season if you like winter sailing, and there's an electric windlass making anchoring a doddle. She is a super entry level family cruiser, with easily enough space for a family of five. She would also suit a cruising couple like ourselves who enjoy having friends on board, or single handed sailor wanting all the creature comforts! The saloon is really comfortable, and the wood interior makes her feel warm and cosy at night.
She's in good condition for her age as she was based on Lake Windermere for the first seven years of her life, and consequently is not as well used as you might expect for a boat now 17 years old. We've looked after her, and had her regularly and professionally serviced; we have kept all of the invoices for upgrades and repairs so the new owner will have an idea of what's been done. We have been religious about looking after the engine, but being honest, we dislike firing up the 'iron sail' so probably we have not added more than 20 hours a year of usage. She has copper anti fouling which should easily last another 3 or 4 years, a virtually new suite of sails, and all the bits and bobs to get out onto the water.
All in all, 0cean Potion is a great package at a price designed to sell: we have bought a real cottage now close by and are looking to make more use of our new lugsail dinghy. She's lying on a tidal berth in Feock, Cornwall; we are happy to show people round, as we only live a stone's throw away; viewing is recommended.
Here is a link to the original sales blurb: its still a pretty modern boat! https://www.jeanneau.com/en-gb/boats/2-sun-odyssey/492-sun-odyssey-32-2
|Vessel type:||Sailing yacht|
|Model:||Sun Odyssey 32.2|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Volvo 2020|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||31' 2"|
|Length at waterline:||26' 11"|
|Maximum draft:||5' 3"|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Lifting Keel|
|Dry Weight:||6 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||10 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||30 Gallons|
|Holding tank capacity:||9 Gallons|
The Volvo 20/20 diesel is reliable and starts first time, every time. Its easy to get to the various serviceable parts: impellor, belt, fuel and oil filters, all of which are readily available from the Volvo dealer. The engine has seen little use, as we prefer to sail, but we still get our engineer to service it annually as we have had experience of an unreliable engine on our previous boat, and don't want to relive that! The start stop switch is in the cockpit so easy to operate.
Fibreglass. We have had the hull copper coated, ready for 2012 season. We haven't needed to do anything else for anti fouling since then, and have been told it can easily last 10 years. The other main improvement was the addition of the solar panel and charger, this allows the boat to keep her electronics working without the engine running. The state of the battery charge is monitored by a small LED in the aft cabin so an eye can be kept on voltage level.
The sales particulars describe the boat as accomodating six persons. That is fine, we have had that many for a day sail, but for longer trips 2 couples, or a couple with 2 or 3 children, is optimum. Of course if only one couple is sailing, the forward cabin is empty, sothere is ample space to put everything away and keep her looking tidy . Single handed sailing is a pleasure, everything leads to the roomy cockpit, which feels very secure when the sea gets lumpy.
The aft cabin is a good double bed with reasonable length (I am 6'1" and find it roomy), and the forward cabin is a V berth which again suits us well. The best bit about the boat's accommodation is the saloon: it is amazingly roomy, the folding table gives ample space for six people. The cook can also feel part of the conversation, so entertaining is very nice. The Eberspacher heater is excellent, and keeps the boat pleasantly warm on those chilly late summer nights.
The heads are small but well designed with an integral shower, making living aboard a pleasure. The engine soon heats up a tank of piping hot water, its very nice to have wash having got all salty on a voyage or after a swim.
At sea, there are plenty of grab rails, and the galley is on the port side which makes sense if you are hove-to. The nav station is excellent, with plenty of room to lay out charts if you like the old fashioned way of navigation. Being honest, the chart plotter is now outdated, so if we were to keep the boat, we would probably replace it.
The following is a more factual description:
Forward double cabin with hanging wardrobe and shelving
Aft double cabin with hanging wardrobe and shelving
Two settee berths in saloon
Heads: marine wc, handbasin and shower with wet hanging locker, hot and cold water
L shaped galley to port with gimballed ENO gas oven/two burners
Stainless steel sink and mixer tap
Folding leaf table with drinks compartment
Forward facing chart table/nav station/chart drawer
OP is well equipped, and ready to go. The photo shows the big lazarette which can hold all the ropes and buoys, inflatable dinghy, cockpit table, etc etc. Visible is the diesel tank (handy as you can see how much is in there), and the Eberspacher heater. Here's an inventory of what's included:
30kg Bruce anchor, 30m chain and anchor locker
Eberspacher warm air heating system throughout
Navigation lights, daymarks etc
Bathing platform and ladder with hot and cold showerdown attachment
All the mooring ropes, fenders, boards etc
Blue tooth radio/CD player and cockpit speakers
Eberspacher warm air heating system throughout
Masthead sloop rig
Slab single line reefing main (new 2018 season) with three Dyneema sheets, all leading to the companion way.
Facnor roller reefing genoa (new 2016 season)
Stack pack mainsail cover and lazyjacks
All controls lead aft to cockpit through spin lock XAS clutches
Selden rod kicker
2no Harken 32 two speed self tailing genoa winches
2no Harken 16 self tailing halyard winches
The boat's electrics were completely re organised as the previous owner was keen on adding more wiring and not so keen on rationalising the installation. All is now neat and accessible. The auto pilot makes life at sea a real pleasure: set the course, sit back, enjoy!
Raymarine ST60 Tri Data
Raymarine ST60 wind indicator
Raymarine ST6002 Smart Autopilot
Plastimo compass binnacle with light
At chart table:
Raymarine C70 plotter
Sea Me enhanced radar transponder
Raymarine AIS receiver (2015)
ICOM IC M421 VHF
Dan buoy and throw rope
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.