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Classic Ocean Racer

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Boat REF# 22005
This boat has been sold
Length 11.73m (38'6")
Year 1952
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 28hp, Volvo 2003 (1991)
Lying River Dart


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Extra Details

Designer Arthur Robb MBE
Builder R A Newman & Sons of Poole
Lying River Dart
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 250.0 ltr (55.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 16/05/2002


Engine 1 x diesel 28hp
Engine make and model Volvo 2003 (1991)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2-bladed, fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.5 ltr (0.6 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Engine spares tick

Engine overhauled in 2001;
Prop shaft, cutless bearing and coupling (new 2004)


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Length 11.73m (38'6")
LWL 9.75m (32'0")
Beam 3.05m (10'0")
Draft Min 2.21m (7'3")
Draft Max 2.21m (7'3")
Displacement 8,890kg (19,602.5lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")


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Sloop rigged Sparlight Aluminium spars (1993) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1996)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Fully battened - Slab (2000)
Headsail - Furling (1999)
Other sails Spare mainsail little used (1990)
Storm jib (1996)
Heavy cruising genoa (150%) with sunscreen (unknown year)
Lightweight 150% genoa (racing) without sunscreen (unknown year)
Heavy weather Solent jib (100%) (Furling) (unknown year)
Ghoster 1.5 oz nylon 175% (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Light spinnaker (unknown year)
Heavy weather small spinnaker (unknown year)
Cruising chute and snuffer (unknown year)

Keel stepped, double spreader mast;
Forestay, backstay and Furlex (new 2005);
Halyard winches all self-tailing;
2 self-tailing sheet winches

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Honduras mahogany on oak frames with bronze floors;
Mahogany superstructure;
Teak-laid decks;
Bronze keel bolts (new 2001, inspected 2005);
Stainless steel fuel tanks (new 2002)


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Manual water system tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Simrad RD68 DSC VHF;
Suunto steering compass;
Autohelm ST4000 autopilot;
NASA Naxtex;
Furuno 1622 radar;
Garmin 128 GPS;
Navico log;
CD autochanger

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Cockpit cover tick
Bimini tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

4 halyard winches
6 sheet winches
Electric Lewmar 1000 (with 2000 motor) windlass
2 anchors
(35lb CQR, 25lb Fisherman)
60.00m (196'10") of chain
Aries servo pendulum windvane self-steering system
Avon Redcrest dinghy (1994)
2hp outboard (1994)

Storage cradle;
Boom over and flat sun awnings

Safety Equipment

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Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 electric)

6-man valise liferaft;
Lifesling MoB recovery system

Broker's Comments

A famous classic racing yacht with genuine pedigree. The first offshore racer designed to race through gales rather than heave-to, she has class wins in the Fastnet, Sydney-Hobart and Bermuda races to name but a few. She is still racing today with many recent successes. With stacks of stowage and a comfortable, light interior, she also makes a great cruiser and indeed has been cruised extensively. In the same ownership since 1971, she is well sorted and has been regularly upgraded and maintained to the highest standards

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Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.