Grimsby Humberside UK
Virgo Voyager, built in 1983, bilge keel. Lots of room in the cabin, so makes a very good day boat or weekender, particularly with the gimbal stove and nav station.
Due to changing family circumstances I am reluctantly having to sell her.
Overall, the boat is in fairly good condition. The hull is great, as is the Yanmar 9hp engine.
It needs some TLC in the following areas:
- around the external locker seals
- forepeak cabin head-lining
- outhaul sheaves
There is a full suite of sails and a very good spares kit that I have built up for the engine, manual bilge pump and heads.
VHF DSC radio is relatively new and in full working order. There is also a handheld VHF with charging station.
There is an articulated mount and wiring in place for a chart plotter but the current one no longer works.
Currently out of the water, as of 2 weeks ago.
Happy to take questions and provide more details, but only if you’re seriously in the market for a great little boat like this. It has served me well around the Humber and East Coast.
|No. of engines:
|Yanmar 1GM10 diesel
|Length over all:
|Navy and white
|2 metric tons
For a 23 footer, there is oodles of room below deck. Standing room is about 5'9" to 5'10", and the designers have used every available inch wisely. Companionway steps lead down into the interior with a mixture of foam backed vinyl and teak ply bulkheads. There is a decent sized seating area to port with upholstered backrest cushions. The table slides up and down a pole giving more room in the cabin when not required. The table also acts as an infill to make this area into a double berth. At the forward end of the port side, settee is a drop down chart table with DSC VHF and chart reading light. Opposite this seating area is a quarter berth that goes beneath the starboard cockpit seat. This is where the water tank lives and provides hand pumped water to the galley. The galley is mid ships on the starboard side and has a Plastimo Neptune gas grill with 2-burner hob. Although compact, the galley does have storage and even has a double sink. Forward of the main saloon bulkhead is a heads compartment with marine toilet. This is secluded from the saloon by a closing door. Opposite the heads is a hanging area which can act as a wet locker. In the bow is the V-berth fore cabin. This can be used as to singles or with the addition of an infill, a double berth. There is a New deck hatch allowing lots of light and ventilation.
Heavy lay up GRP hull with cream gelcoat topsides and painted blue coveline. Teak rubbing strake covers hull to deck join. Counter hung rudder with fixed forward blade. Tiller steering. Encapsulated aerofoil bilge keels provide 1 ton of ballast. This makes for a stiff boat. Under water areas coated in navy blue antifoul ready for season. Transom mounted boarding ladder. Large cockpit with Treadmaster paneled sole and locker tops in gray. Further Treadmaster panels fitted to coachroof, side decks and fore deck. These enable safe access round yacht. Cavernous sail locker to port in cockpit. Gas locker to starboard. Cockpit soleis hinged allowing access to the rear of the engine and gearbox. Stainless steel bow and aft rails connected by double set guardwires and stanchions for safety.
? Standard Horizon Eclipse DSC VHF - 2015
? Standard Horizon HX2804 Hand Held VHF - 2015
? Autohelm 800 tiller pilot
? NASA Battery monitor - 2016
? Plough anchor with chain and warp
? Boarding ladder
? Horn - canister
? Manual bilge pump - New diaphram 2016 ? Electric bilge pump
? Tri-colour mast head light
? Clock & Barometer set
? warps & Fenders
? Engine spares
? 2 off manual fire extinguishers
? Fire blanket
? 2 off Buoyancy aids
? Horseshoe buoy
Vessel had her engine replaced in 2015. The engine installed is a Yanmar 1GM10 diesel. This 9hp unit offer both reliability and economy. Since installation she has completed about 145 hours. At 5 knots she burns a measly 1 litre per hour. Serviced at the end of October 2022. Single lever engine control mounted in cockpit with forward and reverse gearing. Engine start panel incorporated into switch panel at companionway. Reduction gearbox driving stainless steel shaft and 3-bladed bronze propeller. Bank of 2x12V batteries fitted with a rotary style isolator. The batteries were replaced in 2016 and 2018 and are recharged via the alternator. NASA Battery monitor installed in 2016.
Deck stepped aluminium mast and boom with single set spreaders. Stainless steel standing rigging and terylene running with the majority led back to the cockpit. Mainsheet track is slight aft of the comanionwaty but allows greater control. Good suit of sails including: Slab reefing main 2002 with cover Roller furling No1 Genoa 2001 No2 Genoa 2016 Spinnaker with snuffer 2010 Storm Sail with sheets (New).
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.