A very rare and unique opportunity to acquire a carbon fibre cruising yacht (converted from a racer by the original builder) and to live aboard her in London. Can be moved in immediately.
(To clarify, not just the mast/boom but the whole hull is heavily built in carbon fibre consisting of a structural foam core and outer and inner carbon fibre and epoxy skins. This would cost upwards of 250K to build now.)
Vessel currently out of the water in London. Her permanent mooring is in Kingston upon Thames within a considerate boating community. It’s a very secure mooring with a great view which comes with its own parking for cars and the mooring fee is quite reasonable.
The boat is a spacious ex-racer with a brilliant racing background now converted to a fast cruising yacht. She has done some fastest leg times in races. Lots of interesting history.
Strong and tough ocean sailer, she has been all over the world including the Caribbean, South Africa, the Med. And with her shallow draft she was sailed through the French canals to Scotland. Now imported to the UK with VAT paid.
The interior has good headroom (6’3” to 6’5”). It comprises 5 cabins, two with en-suite, two with own washbasins. Each will sleep two people. There’s a spacious saloon (4m beam!), semi-separate L-shaped galley with a large stainless sink and another shower and head compartment, plus a large separate sail locker in forepeak. The interior has been stripped off and needs redecorating. This is a spacious full time liveaboard.
The engine is a lovely 3 cylinder Volvo Penta which starts on the button with no issues. Just fully serviced. Also, new through-hulls, hull anode, saildrive seal (and full service). New propeller, paint and antifouling. Delta anchor and 60m chain with new marking etc. Ready for adventure when launched.
Her 18m ‘Freewing’ carbon fibre mast and 4 sails are currently in storage.
Reasonable offers considered. Contact for viewings.
|Builder:||Ex Racing Yacht|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Volvo Penta|
|Length over all:||48'|
|Hull material:||Carbon Fibre|
|Hull colour:||Light Grey|
|Keel type:||Lifting Keel|