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Crystal 23

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Boat REF# 101144
removed from sale
Length 7.01m (23'0")
Year 1961
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x gasoline 5hp, Mercury (1991)
Lying Cardiff


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Extra Details

Designer Alan Buchanan
Builder Stebbings
Lying Cardiff
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Last survey 01/04/2005


Engine 1 x gasoline 5hp
Engine make and model Mercury (1991)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive outboard
Prop(s) 2 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 5.5 knots


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Length 7.01m (23'0")
LWL 6.40m (21'0")
Beam 2.29m (7'6")
Draft Min 1.30m (4'3")
Draft Max 1.30m (4'3")
Displacement 1,422kg (3,136.0lbs)
Headroom 1.50m (4'11")
Storage On mooring


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Sloop rigged N/K Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail N/K - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Hank On (unknown year)
Other sails Genoa (unknown year)
Jib (unknown year)
Stormjib (unknown year)
Cruising Chute (unknown year)
Spare Mainsail (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by:


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Stove tick

1 burner Other Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 sheet winches
1 anchors
15.00m (49'3") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of rode

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life jackets tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

What a good little pocket cruiser. She was built when they built glass fibre boats like battleships. She is an Alan Buchanan design, so she sails very well with good sea keeping qualities.
The present owner did a full restoration on her in 2005 which included rebuilding the cockpit. She had her hull and decks repainted in 2009 and the rudder hinges and interior have been refurbished. The engine has recently been serviced.
It is not often a boat of this age is presented in such good condition. She is only available as the owner wishes to purchase a larger vessel. She is ready to go and represents good value for money.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Crystal 23 has been personally photographed and viewed by Keith on 07968 375172 of Boatshed Wales. Click here for contact details.
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.