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Leisure 23

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Boat REF# 21601
This boat has been sold
Length 6.90m (22'8")
Year 1977
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x gasoline 7.5hp, Honda (unknown year)
Lying Neyland Pembrokeshire


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Extra Details

Designer Frank Pryor
Builder Cobramold Ltd
Lying Neyland Pembrokeshire
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 36.0 ltr (7.9 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 26/04/2005


Engine 1 x gasoline 7.5hp
Engine make and model Honda (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive outboard
Prop(s) 3 Blade Aluminium
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

Engine serviced annually, new 110 ah battery plus spare.


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 6.90m (22'8")
LWL 6.09m (20'0")
Beam 2.39m (7'10")
Draft Min 0.81m (2'8")
Draft Max 0.81m (2'8")
Displacement 1,841kg (4,059.4lbs)
Headroom 1.75m (5'9")


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1977) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2000)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - roller boom (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails No 3 Genoa (unknown year)

New reefing claw 2005.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish

Solidly built, excellently designed, bilge keeled cruiser.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Manual water system tick

Amazing space for a 23 footer. Ideal family cruiser at this size. New cushions, washable bunk covers, carpet and curtains 2005. Spare propane gas bottle. Cutlery and crockery, pans and Dutch Oven.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Fluxgate compass mountable in cockpit, instruments repeated in cockpit.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Tonneau cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Plough and Kedge)
15.00m (49'3") of chain
12.00m (39'4") of rode
Seago 2.6 dinghy (2005)
Oars, ensign and staff, bucket, torches. Cockpit cushions.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

New gas piping 2006. Fire fighting equipment

Broker's Comments

It's not often that we get a boat in first class condition, beautifully presented, and at a realistic price to start off with!
This one comes absolutely fully equipped for coastal and cross channel cruising, right down to a new set of cutlery! Her inventory is too comprehensive to list on the site but fax's or photocopies are available to serious viewers. Perhaps a new owner might think a hand held GPS would come in handy, but that's it.
The Leisure 23 is, in my opinion, one of the best little cruisers ever built. On a waterline length of only 20ft she packs in four berths over 6ft and one of 5ft 10". Furthermore, she achieves this without looking like a floating caravan and whilst not the raciest of yachts, with her 47% ballast ratio she is a proper little seaboat.

This boat has been viewed and photographed by Alan Coy of Boatshed Wales. Register or log in to see 39 more photos of this boat. These boat details are subject to contract.

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.