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Rustler 31

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Boat REF# 146051
This boat has been sold
Length 9.60m (31'6")
Year 1980
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 20hp, BUKH DV20 (1980)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Designer Holman & Pye
Builder Maltings Boats
Lying Essex
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 125.0 ltr (27.5 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 01/10/2007


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model BUKH DV20 (1980)
Engine Hours engine1:   2527
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3-Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 ltr (0.7 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 9.60m (31'6")
LWL 7.32m (24'0")
Beam 2.74m (9'0")
Draft Min 1.68m (5'6")
Draft Max 1.68m (5'6")
Displacement 6,000kg (13,230.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1980) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Gowen Ocean - Slab (2004) 2 Reefs
Headsail Gowen - Hank On (2005)
Other sails Storm Jib (1983)
No1 Jib (1983)
No2 Genoa (1983)
No1 Light Weight Genoa (1984)
Tri Radial Spinnaker withspee squeezer (1998)

Standing Rigging:Capstay & Forestay 1997, Twin Backstays & Forward Lowers 1983, Aft Lowers 2008 + Staylock Rigging Screws for Backstays.

We are advised all sails are in good repair; they are checked annually by Gowen.

Telescopic Spinnaker Pole.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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

Insurance Survey in 2007.
Actual water tank sizes are 80 litre and 45 litre.
Maltings Boats completed the boat to Stage 2:
Hull and Decks completed with bulkheads, ballast and engine bearers all fitted.
The hull was built under Lloyds supervision and certification issued.
Launched in 1983.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Eberspacher Heating - New 2011

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Garmin GPS 128.
Clipper Depth x 2.
Autohelm Wind.
Autohelm 2000 Autopilot.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Bimini tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual SL Seahorse windlass
1 anchors
(35lb CQR)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
Winter Cover.
Purpose Built Yard Cradle with Bow Support.

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

4-Man Cannister Liferaft (Requires Servicing)
Flares (Expire end of 2012).
2 x Fire Extinguishers
Fire Blanket

Broker's Comments

The Rustler 31 has an excellent reputation as a capable seaworthy yacht. This lovely boat has been owned from new by her current owners. They have reluctantly placed her on the market due to health reasons.
This yacht is a second generation Rustler 31, the mast and its supporting bulkhead are further aft than in the 1960's version giving a larger foresail and smaller main. This also enables the construction of a self-contained heads compartment.
The owners launched her in 1983 and prior to this they applied three coats of two pot epoxy to the hull below the waterline as a preventative measure against Osmosis. Since then she spends 5-6 months ashore each year.
This yacht was fitted out with excellent quality fittings throughout. For example all winches are Lewmar self-tailing, the sails are Gowen Ocean, the spars are Kemp no expense was spared and this is now clearly demonstrated by the condition of the boat today.
If you are considering a go anywhere safe and seaworthy cruiser this one should be on your shortlist.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Rustler 31 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. 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.