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Van de Stadt fast fin and spade rudder Pionier 10s won Class IV in Fastnet Race 1971, 1973.
Rugged 1976 cruiser-racer from a world famous designer
‘A performance all-weather boat’ THE GOOD BOAT GUIDE.
Builder: Western Marine Construction Ltd, Waterlooville, 1976. Designer: E.G. van de Stadt
Length overall: 31ft 10in 9,7m Beam: 9ft 10in 3,0m
Length waterline: 24ft 0in 7,35m Draught: 5ft 11in 1,8m
Displacement: 4100kg Ballast: 1690kg
Sail area: 605.25 sq ft [56,23 sqm] Transport height: 11ft 9in
Engine: Yanmar 2GM20 2-cylinder diesel DIN hp: 16 @ 3400 rpm
Berths: 4 in 2 cabins Rig: Bermudan sloop
Sails: White mainsail with lazyjack reefing, blue genoa with roller reefing, both sails by Owen of Oban, ‘Scotland's premier sailmaker’. Sail cover.
Rig: Aluminium mast with deck light and radar reflector, Rotostay E headsail reefing system, aluminium boom and spinnaker pole with stainless steel rigging, pulpit, guard rails and lifelines, adjustable backstay.
Engine: Yanmar 2GM20 (F( raw water-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke vertical marine diesel engine with KM2-C constant mesh gearbox with servo cone clutch. 1996 model, built in Japan, delivers DIN hp 16 at high speed 3400rpm through shaft to folding bronze propeller fitted with rope-cutters. Fuel tankage 300 litres. Engine alternator charges two 12 volt batteries. Engine is untested so price reduction of four thousand pounds.
Hull: Hand laid white grp hull and deck incorporates bonded-in Bruynzeel marine plywood bulkheads and a moulded head lining. This pioneering, pionieren in Dutch, grp racer has proved enormously strong and durable. The main bulkhead bears the loading from the deck-stepped mast on two overhead beams. The cast iron keel is secured to glassed-in hardwood bearers by stainless steel studs. Thge spade rudder is mounted on a stainless steel fabrication welded to the solid stainless steel stock with upper and lower bearings. The rigging baby stay is braced by a wire strop in the focsle running from the deck-head to the hull. Blue canvas sprayhood with transparent panels. Ventilated wooden washboards in companion way. Teak slat cockpit seating and teak slat cockpit sole. Hull painted in 2019 and anti-fouled in 2020.
Deck gear: Tiller steering with Nautech Autohelm 2000 tiller pilot, two Lewmar 40 self-tailing spinnaker sheet winches, two Lewmar 25 two-speed sheet winches, two Lewmar 25 two-speed deck-mounted halyard winches, CQR drop-forged anchor with chain and rope scope, 10 mooring warps and 6 fenders. Three mooring cleats on the foredeck and two mooring cleats aft, each with under-deck reinforcement plates. Waterproof cockpit cushions. Navigation, steaming, deck and anchor lights. Stainless steel boarding ladder aft.
Safety gear: Lifejackets for four adults and one child, two horseshoe lifebuoys, one manual diaphragm bilge pump in cockpit and one one electric automatic bilge pump, fire extinguisher in saloon, cockpit gas locker for two cylinders, mast-mounted radar reflector. Liferaft mounted in cockpit.
Navigation equipment: Sestrel compass with coachroof mounting, Garmin GPSMAP 400/500 gps satellite navigation, B&G Network QUAD large screen multi-function unit displaying speed and depth from individual Thru-hull retractable speed Sensor and depth sensors, NASA Clipper EasyLog for speed, trip and total distance on liquid crystal display using RMC sentence from any GPS or plotter with an NMEA 0183 output, Lowrance Link-8 VHF radio and aerial with DSC digital select calling, wireless Raymarine ST60 Wind and Close Hauled windspeed and direction instrument, NASA wireless masthead transmitter with matched Clipper repeater display, triple-switch lighting fuse panel with battery tester and phone charger, NASA BM-1 battery monitor, Silva Navtex S15-N dual channel meterological and navigational message receiver, full set Outer Hebrides, Irish Sea, Clyde, Mallaig to Rubha ReReidh pilots, charts and sailing directions, barometer.
Accommodation: Saloon fitted in wood with white-panelled lockers, warm air heating by a gas-powered Truma combined air and hot water unit. Port and starboard settee berths with soft grey waterproof textile cushions seating four diners around a folding wooden table. There are two short V-berths in the focsle and one full quarter berth by a wooden chart desk and instrument panels. Galley comprises a stainless steel sink with cold water tap supplied from 50-litre fresh water tank under port settee berth, a two burner hob and grill supplied from the cockpit gas locker. Deep cool locker and numerous wooden drawers and cupboards with cutlery, pots and pans. Heads are forward of main bulkhead in a screened wet room area with a recent Jabsco Twist 'n' Lock compact manual sea lavatory. Deep hanging locker. Bluetooth marine stereo and radio system.
WAVELENGTH has been cruised extensively in the Irish Sea and the West of Scotland during the ten years of her current ownership but she must now be sold due to recent ill-health. She is currently stored, de-rigged, on the hard at Weaver Shipyard, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 1LB, alongside the navigable River Weaver with a yard crane and road transport immediately available. Viewing only on weekdays. Price reduction due to engine being untested.
Coburg Yacht Brokers
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Lancashire, England. PR4 6RR
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Please note: in this case we are acting as brokers only. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. Particulars do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and, where appropriate, at his own expense employ a qualified marine surveyor to undertake a survey and, if necessary, to undertake an engine test. Offered for sale subject to being unsold.