Her first owner, a retired mechanical engineer, is selling due to his age, forty years after his superb fit-out of a Colvic hull and deck moulding.
1980 Colvic Countess 28 fin keel Bermudan sloop
‘High volume hull gives huge interior pro rata to length’ THE GOOD BOAT GUIDE.
Builder: Colvic Craft Ltd, Witham, Essex, GB 1980. Designer: Ian Anderson
The remarkably high standard of her initial fit-out has been matched by careful maintenance with all standing rigging replaced after full-out-of-water insurance survey in November 2019, at Douglas Boatyard, Hesketh Bank, Lancashire, GB, during the long pandemic. The Taylor paraffin hot water heating system and the Taylor 029 paraffin cooker would cost over six thousand pounds today.
Length overall: 28ft 0in 8.53m Beam: 10ft 2in 3.1m
Length waterline: 24ft 3in 7.39m Draught: 4ft 9in 1.44m
Displacement: 4105kg Ballast: 1705kg encapsulated lead
Sail area: 450 sq ft [41.8 sqm] Transport height: 11ft 6in
Engine: 1980 Petter MIni-Twin water-cooled diesel 14hp, ca 100 hours
Berths: 5 in 2 cabins Rig: Bermudan sloop
Sails: All lightly-used, Jeckells 1985 mainsail with slab reefing, Jeckells 1985 jib with Plastimo 709 roller furling and sail cover.
Rig: Blue anodised aluminium mast and boom with stainless steel rigging, pulpit, guard rails, aft boarding ladder, outboard hoist and bracket and lifelines.
Engine: Original Lister-Petter 14hp AC2WM Mini-Twin fresh water-cooled single cylinder marine diesel with Bowman heat exchanger and Hurth gearbox driving a Monel K400 shaft and a 14-inch diameter RH bronze propeller with 9-inch pitch to deliver 6 knots. Engine handbook and workshop manual. Two 86Ah 12-volt batteries and 12-gallon stainless steel fuel tank. Ammeter and coolant temperature gauge.
Hull: White grp, epoxy-treated below waterline when new, unpainted with Treadmaster extensively fitted on foredeck and coachroof. Copper-based antifouling applied ashore in 2019
Deck gear: Tiller steering, Bruce 15kg main anchor with chain, CQR kedge with chain and warp, mooring warps and fenders, blue sprayhood and dodgers, transom boarding ladder, two single speed self-tailing sheet winches, single speed halyard winches, Excel Ventura 2.3m inflatable dinghy with Tohatsu 3.5 hp 4-stroke outboard motor on pushpit bracket. Navigation, steaming and anchor lights.
Navigation equipment: Sowester Bosun compass, Sefarer depth sounder with cockpit repeater, Garmin VHF radio with aerials at masthead and in cockpit, Garmin GPS Map 551 chart plotter with AIS receiver mounted on ingenious washboard fitting in companion.
Safety gear: Seago 4-man valise liferaft, service due July 2022, lifejackets, horseshoe lifebuoys, safety harnesses, distress flares, fire extinguishers, smoke detector, no gas on board, radar reflector, two bilge pumps, fire blanket in saloon, rope-cutter on propeller.
Accommodation: Cabin sole laid in 7mm mahogany planks with white Douglas Fir spacer strips on 12mm exterior-grade ply, saloon upholstered with cream leatherette cushions, curtains and wooden saloon table. Two V-berths in well-insulated forecabin, two berths in saloon plus one pilot quarter berth. Cabin heating by a Taylor’s yacht heater fed from a pressure tank with paraffin [kerosene] running almost silently with no electricity or gas and sometimes described as ‘best boat heater ever made’. Galley to port of companion includes foot-operated water supply to sink from two fixed fresh water tanks and a Taylor’s 029 Defiance 2-burner hob and warming oven gas-free with its stainless steel fuel tank and polished stainless steel body. Sea lavatory in separate head forward of main bulkhead behind double doors.
Taylor’s paraffin pressure tank feeds cooker and cabin heater.
Garmin GPS Map 551 chart plotter with AIS receiver
SCORPIO is well found, clean and anti-fouled ready for launching at the crane-equipped Douglas Boatyard, Hesketh Bank, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 6RR with easy river access to the Irish Sea via the Ribble estuary or by tidal River Douglas to the Rufford Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The low cost yard crane is available for loading to road transport.
Coburg Yacht Brokers
Sealand Boat Deliveries Limited
Douglas Boatyard, Becconsall Lane, Hesketh
Lancashire, England. PR4 6RR
Tel: 01254 705225
International: +44 1254 705225
Internet address: http://www.coburgbrokers.com
1985623 England VAT Reg: GB 458 0236 50
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.