|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Near Oban Argyll and Bute UK
A modern day classic, Vertues are renowned for their seaworthiness and have completed many long ocean voyages including several circumnavigations. Yachting Monthly gave the Vertue 3rd place in its top 100 best boats of the 20th Century.
Caber, a GRP Vertue II was commissioned in 1990, built/fitted out by Bossoms of Oxford to Lloyds rules, with the owners specification of 3 berths, a bespoke Pilot house, and strengthening to the foredeck to accommodate a keel stepped unstayed mast and a Junk rig. The first owner Vincent Reddish designed and built his own Junk rig now established as the Reddish rig, based on the Chinese Ocean Trading Junks with a low aspect fan shaped sail, and sail area equivalent to that of the Vertue Bermudan rig.
The rig has the advantage of being self tacking and the sail which has 6 fully battened panels reefs automatically as it is lowered panel by panel. Ideal for solo or short handed sailing as all lines are led aft.
As second owners for 21 years, Caber has been well loved and maintained and has cruised the Irish coast to the S.W and N.W, and around Scotland including the Western and Northern Isles.
Approaching retirement it's now time for a change. Lying Argyll, currently ashore near Oban for winter storage.
Previous Bills of Sale, Builders Certificate, Small Ships registration, proof of VAT paid, all available.
November 2023 survey now available.
|Vessel type:||Single masted, junk rigged, monohull, sailing yacht.|
|Builder:||Bossoms of Oxford|
|Fit Out:||Bossoms of Oxford|
|Registration:||UK Small Ships|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar 1GM10|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||7.89m|
|Length at waterline:||6.53m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||45 Litres|
|Water capacity:||190 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||20 Litres|
Saloon: Varnished mahogany internal joinery with pine tongue and groove headlining. 2 windows each side of saloon with ply shutter boards. Full length grab handles port and stbd of the companionway and the saloon. 2 x 193cm saloon berths with trotter boxes and lee cloths. 1 x 2m quarterberth. Headroom 6ft 2" in the saloon lowering to 5ft 6". Rotating removeable mahogany table.
Good storage lockers under all berths with lockers and bookshelves outboard above and behind settees. Bulkhead mounted bookshelves port and stbd. 4 bilge storage compartments easily accessed through floor hatches.
Stainless steel/brass Taylors paraffin cabin heater - 079K. 1LED strip light, 2 gimballed paraffin oil lamps bulkhead mounted.
Pioneer FM radio/CD player with Goodmans speakers. Clock and barometer bulkhead mounted.
Removeable half size chart table to stbd that slides over quarterberth, with red/white chart table light. Bookshelf and locker outboard and large locker below. Bulkhead mounted bookcase and switch panel. Removeable 3 step access to companionway gives good engine access with bosuns locker above and batteries below.
Galley: Gimballed Optimus s/s paraffin twin burner - 55/155 marine stove to port with removeable work surface above, that can be side mounted. Stainless steel sink with fresh and salt water manual hand pumps. Storage drawers, lockers outboard and aft. Large deep locker aft and below sink. Pot locker below stove. Bulkhead mounted boxes for utensils.
Forepeak: Door to the forepeak. Large storage cupboards above and below trotter boxes to port and stbd. Opening forward hatch. Centrally mounted Blakes Lavac toilet, small strip light above. Blakes seacocks.
Port and stbd workbenches with storage below and shelves outboard. Slatted ash lining throughout open forepeak storage. Paraffin storage tank mounted to stbd for the heater. Shelves either side continue to anchor locker with more lockers outboard to port and shelving above to stbd. Keel stepped mast. Flexible holding tank to port, open storage to stbd of the mast. Anchor locker forward with bow storage locker.
Built to Lloyds rules.
White GRP hull with blue false sheer plank with gold cove line.
Cast iron keel.
Hull and keel given 4 coats of epoxy tar from new.
White GRP topsides and pilot house.
Transom hung Mahogany/hardwood rudder with prop cut out.
External joinery in scrubbed teak.
Internal joinery varnished Mahogany and pine.
Non slip painted deck.
Customised s/s stemhead fitting with twin rollers for self stowing anchor.
16kg Delta anchor with 60m galvanised chain.
10kg Bruce anchor with 10m 8mm galvanised chain and warp.
90' Deck chain pipe 8mm.
SL Hyspeed manual windlass with canvas cover.
Clearway Auto Steer trimtab windvane steering.
Gibb 7 STA self tailing halyard winch.
Sectional mast ladder.
50W Solara solar panel with regulator.
Masthead and deck nav lights.
Mooring cleats (8) and fairleads.
Rotating canvas pram hood over hatch on pilot house. New 2023.
Tri-lense Radar reflector
Cockpit coaming seats and cushions.
S/s pulpit with extension for lights. S/s pushpit, stanchions, guard wires, and sheet retainers.
Toughened glass portlights, hatches.
Outboard bracket mount.
Ventilite type vent.
Collapsible boarding ladder.
Thermometer wall mounted saloon.
Folding cockpit canopy.
Ash tiller and extensions.
240v shore power socket.
Standard Horizon CP180 chart plotter.
Suunto Commander compass with light.
Suunto CU 90 steering compass with light.
Clipper depth sounder.
Simrad RT1400 VHF radio
Simrad Navico DSC 1400 class D DSC controller.
AIS receiver link to SH CP180 plotter.
Switch panel including12v socket and 2 x USB.
Aquasignal chart table light.
Yanmar 1GM10 1992 Diesel.
Max speed 6 knots, cruising 5 knots.
Stainless steel exhaust elbow.
1423 hrs August 2023.
Full set of running spares.
Engine control panel: Water, temp, oil lights.
Shaft drive to 2 blade fixed prop.
Ambassador AM10 rope cutter.
Traditional stuffing box stern gland.
Remote stern gland greaser.
2 x 41 Ah batteries.
Battery master switch.
Flexible shaft coupling.
Alloy Needlespar mast.
Douglas fir yard.
Dacron Polyester blue 38m square sail new 2023.
4 part Halyard purchase.
Running rigging. Halyard/Lazyjacks replaced 2023.
Canvas sail/boom cover.
Fyffe rail on the mast.
Various blocks shackles, fairleads.
Gibb 7 STA winch for the halyard.
Horseshoe lifebouy and light.
MOB recovery sling.
Bilge pump, automatic and manual.
Fire extinguishers including automatic in engine bay.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.