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Heir Island Sloop 18

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Boat REF# 141330
removed from sale
Length 5.60m (18'4")
Year 2012
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting Keel
Engine 1 x 3hp, Torqueedo 1003 (2012)
Lying South Devon


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Extra Details

Designer Gubby Williams
Builder Bruce Thorogood and Gubby Williams
Lying South Devon
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Engine 1 x 3hp
Engine make and model Torqueedo 1003 (2012)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled
Steering tiller
Drive outboard
Prop(s) 2 bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 3 knots

Torqueedo electric outboard motor with 2x batteries available at extra of £1634
Outboard output = 480w equivalent to 3hp
Estimated run time at half throttle 3hrs


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Length 5.60m (18'4")
LWL 5.00m (16'5")
Beam 2.13m (7'0")
Draft Min 0.36m (1'2")
Draft Max 0.90m (2'11")
Displacement 773kg (1,704.5lbs)
Storage Dry storage


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Gaff rigged Bruce Thorogood Wood spars (2011) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2011)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Fastnet - Slab (2011) 2 Reefs
Headsail Fastnet - Hank On (2011)
Other sails Fastnet working jib (self tacking) (2011)

All spars are Douglas fir
Lewmar blocks
Many fittings and deck fittings bronze
Whisker pole
Self tacking working jib
Sail area 240 sq/ft 22.3 sq/m


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

GRP with a hand lay-up of three layers of 600gsm chopped strand mat plus two extra layers in way of the keel
Iroko cockpit sole, coamings and toe rails
Utile thwarts and side benches
Built 2011 and wetted 2012

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
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1 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of rode
Travel bag for boom, gaff & mainsail
Road trailer is available as shown in the photos at £1896 extra

Safety Equipment

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1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale a beautifully crafted, UK built, performance, gaff-rigged Heir Island Sloop day boat. 23 boats have been built and most are sailed in SW Ireland and raced in Baltimore Harbour. When asked by the owner and co-builder to come and see this yacht for the first time I was struck by her good looks and attention to detail in the building of her. The Heir Island Sloop is unquestionably the finest designed and built gaff-rigged daysailer available – she is very pretty, sails like a dream and is beautifully finished. The hull is grp; deck, seats, coamings, spars are all hardwood timber (Iroko or Utile) and the fittings are all bronze or stainless steel. A more detailed brochure is available on request along with a review from Bill Mayher of Wooden Boat Magazine. This boat is in mint condition having been sailed for about an hour and the engine for about 15 minutes! The asking price is some £5000 under the intended UK new price. She is currently awaiting RCD approval. Please note that the trailer and electric motor shown are optional extras. Viewings are strictly by prior appointment with Paul at Boatshed Dartmouth and are available 6 days a week.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Heir Island Sloop 18 has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul Singer of Boatshed Dartmouth. 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.