Challenger Europe

With lifting keel
£5,000.00 Reduced

  • Boat REF#  ·  237445
  • Length  ·  8.20m
  • Year  ·  1979
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Lifting Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 15hp, Kubota (1979)
  • Lying  ·  Hayling Island - UK (by appointment only)
Boatshed Hayling Island
Boatshed Hayling Island
David Mowatt

Extra Details

Designer Jacques Gilbert
Builder Jacques Gilbert
Lying Hayling Island - UK (by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 18.2 ltr (4.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 110.0 ltr (24.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/01/2004


Engine 1 x diesel 15hp
Engine make and model Kubota (1979)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots


Length 8.20m
LWL 7.00m
Beam 3.00m
Draft Min 0.66m
Draft Max 1.83m
Displacement 2,700kg (5,953.5lbs)
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2004)


Reefing mainsail Sander sails - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Crusing Shute (1980)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Foam mattresses changed in forward and aft cabins in 2007.

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system

Foam mattresses changed in forward and aft cabins in 2007.

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Instrument Covers

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR and Bruce)
10.00m of chain
10.00m of rode
Avon dinghy (1979)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Auto Helm requires servicing.

Safety Equipment

Swim ladder

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

This 1979 Challenger Europe is a fast cruiser With her wide beam and innovative design details she was considered advanced for her time.

With her lifting keel this boat is able to visit harbours and bays that other sailors can only dream of visiting.

A roomy fast yacht that would benefit for some TLC and updating to bring back to her best.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Challenger Europe has been personally photographed and viewed by Bruce Mowatt / David Mowatt of Boatshed Hayling Island. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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