Boat of the Week Cruisers International Holiday 224 Boat of the Week

Cruisers International Holiday 224

QUASAR

1987 US-designed, British-built
Cruisers International 224 Holiday 4-berth motor cruiser


Immaculate condition with well-maintained Volvo Penta AQ 171A 4-cylinder petrol engine.

Quasar, Hesketh Bak, July 10, 2021

Overall Length: 24ft 3in 7.39m Waterline: 22ft 0in 6.7m

Beam: 8ft 6in 2.59m Draught: 2ft 6in 0.76m

Displacement: 2210kg Deadrise: 26 degrees forward 16 degrees at transom.

Built Corby, England, 1987. Her hull was heavily re-inforced from the original US-design of Jim Wynne for Cruisers in USA and earned a reputation for good sea keeping.

Quasar, Hesketh Bak, July 10, 2021

Quasar, Hesketh Bak, July 10, 2021

Hull: GRP planing hull, forward escape hatch, aft bathing platform, stainless steel boarding and bathing ladder with two fender racks.

Quasar, Hesketh Bak, July 10, 2021

Engine: Original 1987 Volvo Penta AQ 171 167 bhp [124 Kw] 4-cylinder petrol engine, with low engine hours, delivering 25 knots cruising and 27 knots maximum planing speed by Volvo 290SP outdrive. Fuel consumption of 18 litres per hour at 22 knots has been recorded with this specification. 204-litre fuel tank. Two 12V batteries. Water temperature and oil pressure gauges with rev counter. Serviced by Douglas Marine.

Quasar, Hesketh Bak, July 10, 2021

Navigation equipment: Compass, depth sounder, VHF radio, global positioning by satellite, navigation and anchor lights.

Safety gear: Life ring, lifejackets, distress flares, two fire extinguishers and bilge pumps.

Quasar, Hesketh Bak, July 10, 2021

Deck gear: Self-stowing Bruce anchor in roller on the distinctive Cruisers forward platform, with chain leading aft to self-draining locker under flush-fitting cover. Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and guard rails. Blue canvas cockpit sprayhood, windscreen cover with cockpit cushions, warps and fenders. Ensign and boathook.

Quasar, Hesketh Bank, July 10, 2021

Quasar, Hesketh Bank, July 10, 2021

Quasar, Hesketh Bank, July 10, 2021

Accommodation: Excellent quality teak joinery and veneer panelling with blue textile upholstery and ingenious cabin layout offering four berths in two cabins with heating, hot water from immersion heater and galley with 240V ring main, sink, double-burner gas hob and cooker, ice box and refrigerator.

Domestic Equipment: Cutlery, kettle, pots and pans and crockery.

Quasar, Hesketh Bank, July 10, 2021

Quasar bunk May 2017

Pilot berth under command bridge

Quasar head July 2021

The separate heads compartment includes a shower and a Brydon sea lavatory. 113-litre fresh water tank.

QUASAR has been professionally maintained at Douglas Boatyard. Her owner is only her fourth owner in thirty-four years and is selling to buy a very different type of boat. QUASAR is in immaculate condition, ready for action and berthed afloat at Douglas Boatyard on the River Astland, just two miles from the Rufford Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Tarleton Lock, two miles from the River Ribble, five miles to Savick Brook and the Ribble Link to the Lancaster Canal and seven miles to Preston Marina.

Quasar, Hesketh Bank, July 10, 2021

GBP 10,000.00

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