|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Shamrock Quay Hampshire UK|
FIDGET is a gem, a compact yet very seaworthy and capable yacht in pristine condition. Built in 2005 by Dutch builders Jachtwerf Gebr, De Kloet BV and totally updated 2018-2020, FIDGET is a sturdy small ship with pleasant lines, a cutaway shallow-draft full keel leading to a rounded stern with a wide beam. With the Option 2 (4 berth) layout she is surprisingly spacious and well-finished with craftsman-standard joinery throughout. FIDGET has had almost £20k lavished on her in past 3 years including new:
• Vetus bronze prop
• Vetus cutless bearing and shaft seal
• Vetus batteries and battery charger
• Vetus engine heat exchanger, oil filter housing, impeller (with new cover and seals)
• Raymarine Axiom 7 GPS Chartplotter
• C&J Marine cockpit tent, spray hood
• C&J Marine mainsail tamer/lazyjacks
• Refreshed copper coated hull
• Raymarine masthead wind indicator and associated wiring
• Stainless steel rudder pintles and gudgeons, bow and stern straps
• Stainless steel tiller sleeve
• Stainless standing rigging
• Toilet and pump assembly
• LED bulbs in all external lights
• Top quality brass clock and barometer
• Galley taps
• Dock and fender lines
• Shroud covers
• Plastimo outboard bracket
• Woven Red Ensign
• Horse shoe for RORC Dan Buoy
• Gas lines (2016)
Sale due to owner’s declining health, time to let someone else enjoy my much-loved yacht. With a ballast ratio of almost 40% and conservative mast height she won’t win many races around the cans but she offers an easy motion and absolutely solid seakeeping in all weather conditions.
FIDGET’s hull has been polished and new stainless-steel fittings on rudder, stem and stern installed by BowtoStern (contractor to the BAR team); her fully battened main and roller jib have been serviced and valeted by NJO Sails at Shamrock Quay. The 24hp Vetus 3-cylinder diesel (less than 770 hours) has been maintained by Vetus main agents (United Marine Services) with annual service and winterization in 2018, 2019, 2020 including new heat exchanger, impeller and impeller cover, hoses. The boat has been stored ashore annually from Oct – Apr (end-June 2020). Her bilges are clean and dry and the whole boat has been kept super-clean and ready for any inspection. Her portholes are toughened glass, not perspex. The cabin floor is teak and holly-faced and the saloon double berth is wide enough for 6 footers to sleep athwartships, so big by any yacht standard! Her upholstery and deckhead lining are unmarked and in very good condition.
The rounded stern-hung rudder is light on the helm and she tracks easily and predictably - I have rarely used the Raymarine ST2000+ tiller pilot with which she is also equipped. A removable (stainless-sleeved) tiller allows full use of cockpit when moored with the rudder centered and the new cockpit tent in place. Her mast is deck-stepped in a solid stainless-steel tabernacle for easy lowering. The cockpit includes a new Raymarine Axiom GPS, a handheld remote for the VHF-FM radio, and a massive storage locker to port, ancillary storage to starboard, a stowable full-sized cockpit-table and a spacious lazarette. For’ard she carries a Delta anchor on a twin roller bowsprit with Lewmar manual windlass, stainless steel sampson post and approx. 35 metres of galvanized 8mm chain with coloured 5 metre rode markers. Her boarding ladder, cleats and stainless sampson post are top spec and oversized.
FIDGET carries 90L of fuel (stainless steel tank), 200L of water (pressurized hot & cold system), she has a spacious heads with new toilet, holding tank (unused from new) and an ample galley with a pristine top-of-the-range Equator 2 stainless steel gas oven and grill, fire blanket and extinguisher. Galley head-room is 6 feet 2 inches (187 cm) and she sleeps four with double berths in the saloon and starboard quarter. Equipment includes new Vetus batteries and Vetus battery charger, AC shore power, a 240-volt system, a spacious refrigerated coolbox, an Eberspacher and water heater as well.
The nav station includes a 2016 Standard Horizon chart plotter CP180I which complements the 2019 Raymarine Axiom 7 mounted in the cockpit. Her radio is a Standard Horizon VHF with DSC with remote mic in cockpit (2016), plus Raymarine ST40 Depth / Speed / Wind in Cockpit. There is a Raymarine Depth repeater at the Nav station and a Plastimo compass in the cockpit.
I doubt if you will find a cleaner, better maintained and updated second-hand yacht, ideal for a cruising couple to sail and enjoy. Down below she has the space of a 30-footer. FIDGET is an attractive and characterful little ship and I am sorry to end my ownership having invested a great deal of time and resources to get her to her current high standard. Sensible offers on the asking price will be considered. A full inventory of equipment and articles included in the sale is available on request.
By separate negotiation: 2019 Seago Spirit Air Deck 2.4m inflatable dinghy, used once only, plus 2008 Yamaha 2.5hp outboard, serviced in 2020 by Bursledon Outboards, new carburetor fitted, and offered with a wheeled outboard trolley stand. Also 5 Plastimo dockside fender bumpers ¾ round white 25cm x 90cm, 2 seasons old (model no 30102) cost £68 each new, plus 2 older versions of same and a corner bumper fender.
|Vessel type:||Sailing yacht|
|Designer:||De Kloet BV|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Vetus M3.09A|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||8.35m|
|Length at waterline:||6.95m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||90 Litres|
|Water capacity:||200 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||50 Litres|
Solid GRP double ender
Vetus M3.09A 24 hp, 770 hours, new heat exchanger, impeller, impeller cover and engine battery; serviced and winterised annually by Vetus Main Agents
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.