Steel Blue Water Cruising Yacht Lifting Winged Keel

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Boat REF#
253563

Price
£117,000.00

LOA
12.01m (39'5")

Year
1989

Construction
Steel

Underwater profile
Lifting keel

Berths
5

Engine
2 x Diesel 29hp, Perkins Perama M30 (1989)

Lying
Hayling Island

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Extra Details

Designer Jimmy Cornell & Bill Dixon
Builder Croft/Metzradt Yachts Limited UK
Lying Hayling Island
Fuel capacity 400.0 ltr (88.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 600.0 ltr (132.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks

Mechanical

Engine 2 x Diesel 29hp
Engine make and model Perkins Perama M30 (1989)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) MAX-PROP: 3 blade folding propellers
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Engine spares tick

(OWNERS COMMENTS) The engine area for the twin 29hp Perkins engines is midships. There is plenty of room to work comfortably due to the all side access.
The advantage of having two engines is apparent during manoeuvers in confined spaces, the two propellers make it easy to keep the boat under control.
The starboard engine is fitted with a non-standard 75Amp alternator so that this engine can be used not only for propulsion but also as a generator to charge the bank of 6 batteries having a total capacity of some approx. 800AH. This arrangement works well inspite of the large electricity consumption (SSB radio, Radar, pressurised water system, electric windlass) the batteries are easily kept charged up.
The same starboard engine is also fitted with a calorifier to that it provides a continuous supply of hot water.
Just 30 minutes running time each day provides all necessary electricity and hot water, and consumes just half a gallon of fuel.
Another advantage of twin engine installation (the ultimate spare) becomes essential when one engine has an unexpected failure.
We have never experienced an engine problem due to dirty fuel – thanks to the gravity fed fuel system. Its location within the engine bay ensures that whilst topping up via a dedicated pump, regular inspection of the whole engine areas is achieved.

Dimensions

LOA 12.01m (39'5")
LWL 11.20m (36'9")
Beam 3.90m (12'10")
Draft Min 2.10m (6'11")
Airdraft 17.50m (57'5")
Displacement 16,702kg (36,827.9lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage Ashore

Rig

Cutter rigged Hood Aluminium spars (1989) with stainless steel standing rigging (2010)

Sails

Mainsail Ulmer Sails - Turkey - Inmast (2010)
Headsail Incidence - France 110% - Furling (2009)

Cutter rig. Hood Stowaway mast and jib furling system. Twin poles permanently mounted on the mast.
ADDITIONAL SAILS
1 x Yankee cut genoa (1995)
1 x inner staysail – hanked loose-footed sail (1995)
1 x storm sail (1998)
1 x spare main (1995)
1 x Starlight Lightweight Genoa (Cruising Chute) (1995)
RIGGING
12mm s/s 1x19 wire - cap shrouds and forestay and backstay – Norseman fittings 10mm s/s 1x19 wire - inner forestay, fixed runners, intermediates, forward and aft lowers – Norseman fittings.
(OWNERS COMMENTS) The sail plan ensures a good turn of speed under most conditions. The tall 54 foot mast can spread a lot of canvas and is essential to keep her sailing well in light winds, while the cutter rig offered us maximum flexibility under any conditions.
Roller furling gear is fitted to both mainsail and headsail. The in-mast furling mainsail and roller furling genoa lines lead back to the cockpit enabling boat handled by one person alone. The in-mast furling main has allowed us to reef easily and safely on all point of sail, in all conditions. All our passages have been without additional crew and sailed by just us two.
Upwind sailing both with genoa only, and a staysail cutter add to boatspeed while maintaining balance.
The mast has a twin spreader rig, with an adjustable backstay. Twin spinnaker poles are anchored at the base of the mast and stored vertically.
A cutter rig of healthy proportions provides a rig with small sails for handling and the ability to tune the rig to optimise the self steering capabilities of the yacht.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power,

Construction

Construction Steel
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Finish Paint finish

Featuring a round bilge. The hull is constructed of 4mm high tensile plate on ‘T’ longitudinal stringers, these in turn being supported by equally spaced frames. The deck is constructed of 3mm and 4mm plate. To avoid weld distortion the 3mm plate was press formed rather than welded, especially in the cockpit area.
The wheelhouse is constructed of light gauge plate and has been designed to minimise weight and maximise strength.
The hull and deck were shot blasted and aluminium arc sprayed outside, and zinc flame sprayed inside. The inside of the hull above the waterline was waxed for added corrosion protection. The outside then painted with quality epoxy paint scheme.
GALLEY
Two burner stove, grill and oven
ELECTROLUX: upright fridge WAECO/COOLMATIC: Top-loading refrigeration Stainless steel double sink with pressure water 12 volt fan
Fire blanket
(OWNERS COMMENTS) The galley is narrow enough to offer security at sea, and passage cooking on either tack has never been an issue. There is direct access to the cockpit via a side hatch. The fridge/freezer arrangement has worked well for us as a couple. There is ample work surface and good ventilation. The amount of storage is the envy of many of my fellow sea cooks.
SALOON
Saloon area with thick wrap-around lounge seating for up to 8, uniquely positioned in aft 2 leaf dining table with centre bottle storage
12 volt fan
SONY – Sound System CD AM/FM USB
(OWNERS COMMENTS) The chart table is positioned forward facing in an area just at the base of the companionway steps. The table itself is big enough to work on and for bracing on either tack. The table is flanked by well laid our control panels, instrument repeaters, VHF, SSB, and radar display.
The main saloon occupies the entire aft section and is a wonderful open living area – a real WOW factor. Steel construction allows the area to be entirely open, from the port-side galley and starboard passageway to the navigation area.
The feeling of spaciousness is enhanced be the light ash interior, trimmed with beech. Two portholes in either side of the hull and two in the stern allows a view of the outside world, an unusual feature on a monohull of this size.
The area is serviced well with a variety of storage areas and is well ventilated.
ACCOMMODATION
Number of single berths: 2 Number of double berths: 1 Number of heads: 1
2 x 12 volt fans
(OWNERS COMMENTS) Two sleeping cabins are placed forward of the companionway. The starboard cabin double berth takes up the entire width. This double cabin is very comfortable on either tack, and is an excellent sea berth.
Two single bunks, one over the other in the port cabin, as well as the Nav station and navigators berth arrangement to starboard works extremely well.
The watertight forward cabin has no berths – instead is provides generous storage space in a dedicated storage/workshop cabin with a work bench. It is a well laid out and practical area with deck access via an extra-large deck hatch. The deck remains uncluttered because everything is stored forward.
TANK TENDER: 4 tanks measuring system
(OWNERS COMMENTS) Through-hull openings are reduced to a minimum using a seawater manifold which services all areas of the boat. All grey water drains to the bilge. The toilet holding tank ensures that we are a USA approved vessel.

Please note: Non-operational equipment – the upright fridge , a small number of led lights on the equipment panel – all equipment is working its just the little lights. The battery in the EPIRB is out of date.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick

B & G HYDRA 330 instrumentation – cockpit and chart table repeaters B & G HYDRA PILOT - auto pilot
HYDROVANE - windvane steering system
STANDARD HORIZON - Chart Plotter
DIGITAL YACHT – AIS class B transponder FURUNO – Radar
ICOM – SSB
COBRA – VHF DSC
RIGEL – Binnacle Compass
NIKKAI – 600wat inverter - 12Vdc to 220Vac
BATTERIES – Domestic: 3 x 160Ah deep cycle in series/parallel
Engine start : 1 x 160Ah deep cycle
Keel : 1 x 160Ah deep cycle
Anchor Windless: – 1 x 160Ah deep cycle
SOLAREX - 2 x 60 w solar panels, located on stern arch AMPAIR - AQUAIR 100 both Wind and Towing generators AC POWER - distribution throughout 230V
ALARM – Watchman
SAFE – Chubb – key and combination locking
SPARES – a large inventory of spares, charts, cruising guides together with a comprehensive collection of the practical items and equipment necessary for the cruising lifestyle.
(OWNERS COMMENTS) Our covered wheelhouse combined with the centre cockpit has been one of the most envied feature from our fellow sailors.
The small wheel is offset to port, with standing room directly behind it and seating abaft. The view from the helm is good, the lower telltails and the horizon can be seen through the panoramic windows, whilst the mast top and mainsail are viewed through the roof hatches. The steering position has good vision of all the ‘corners’ whilst manoeuvring in a marina.
The B & G instruments sit in front of the wheel. Plotter screen is on the forward starboard bulkhead. All winches and furlers can be controlled from the sheltered helm as well as the lifting keel hydraulics, windlass and engine. Sails shortening is actioned from the safety of the centre cockpit.

Self-steering meant that we hardly every steered by hand, and on the rare occasions when we did, it was during rough conditions when the sheltered steering position allowed us to take over from our self-steering gear.
Our very enviable scoop-like transom serves as a wide stern platform for boarding from the dingy or from the water after swimming. A shopping trip is no longer a challenge.
Whilst living at anchor more than sufficient power is generated from the two solar panels and wind generator mounted on the stern arch.
On passages under sail constant power is generated from the Ampair towing generator allowing all night navigation and living onboard equipment to be kept in good shape.

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

Hydrovane windvane self-steering system
Caribe - hard bottom dinghy (2012)
(Inflatable)
15hp outboard, Yamaha 2 stroke, Short Shaft (2012)
WINCHES
LEWMAR: 7 two speed self-tailing: 3 x 30 and 2 x 52 in cockpit. 2 x 40 at mast LOFRANS TIGRES: Electric Anchor windlass with cockpit remote
(OWNERS COMMENTS) All furling lines lead aft making sail handling extremely easy, and sails are handled even in the strongest winds from the comfort and safety of the centre cockpit.
With a secondary windlass remote at the helm those sometimes tricky med-mooring situations are easily achieved by just two persons.

GROUND TACKLE
ROCNA – 52lb/25 kg with 50m chain
DANFORTH – 45lb/20kg kedge anchor
(OWNERS COMMENTS) Our Rocna anchor has never let us down – a great sleeping pill!

Toys

DIVE EQUIPMENT
BRISTROL - portable charging air compressor
SCUBA - 2 x dive tanks, bcs, weight belts and regulators

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Security Alarm tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

SAFETY
SEAGO - Four man canister life raft due a service
GRAB BAG – SURVIVOR hand operated watermaker
GME - EPIRB
3 x Dry powder fire extinguishers; 1 x fire blanket, located in galley
1 x Horseshoe with strobe; 1 x Horseshoe with Danbouy
(OWNERS COMMENTS) The transom platform provides easy access to the liferaft which is mounted on the stern. The oceangoing raft can be launched without difficulty be any crew member.

Broker's Comments

I really liked this boat the space to walk around on deck was so easy and nice and clear of clutter. I was able to appreciate the sheltered helm position with great views all round for myself of only 1.6metres tall! Really unique layout below makes me think she would be a great live aboard. She looks in great condition considering her sea miles and age. I also liked the modern look she has and on first glance you could mistake her for a GRP boat not steel leaning very much towards the look of larger Moody's seen over the years.
Information provided by owner:
This is a well engineered yacht with the style and practicality few other boats of this size can offer. A sailing experience with minimal physical effort and high standard of living accommodation. Designed in such a way to make the owners life easier, and the on-board experience more pleasurable – making long distance cruising achievable.
The boat is clearly aimed at couples with occasional guests who are looking for comfort and space in a yacht.
Kept up-to-date, well maintained and looked after throughout the 23 years with the current ownership.
Launched in 1989 and completed a circumnavigation between 1989 and 1992, some of which was part of the first Round the World Rally organized by Jimmy Cornell. She is fully equipped for world cruising- ready to go anywhere.

Innovative, and unique features:

SHALLOW DRAFT with a winged daggerboard. The wing section is attached to the daggerboard by bolts that it can be removed for maintenance /repair. This allows the board to be retracted upwards through a slot in the deck and covered by a waterproof plate. The lifting board ensures a draft of only one metre/3ft 3ins with the board up, with 450kg/1000lbs of lead ballast in the wings, this contributes considerably to the stability of the boat as the weight is concentrated as low as possible. It also means that with the board down the boat is very comfortable in a rolly anchorage as the wings dampen both pitching and rolling. With the board up, the boat can dry out resting on the wing and twin skegs.

WATERTIGHT COLLISION BULKHEAD for added safety the forward cabin is separated from the rest of the hull. Powerful clamps seal the watertight door between the forward cabin and the rest of the hull.

PROTECTED STEERING POSITION under the shelter of the fixed wheelhouse provides protection from rain, spray and sun, and offers panoramic views surrounded by toughened glass on three sides. The watch-keeper is dry and comfortable. This protection contributes greatly to the overall safety.

INDEPENDENT SELF-STEERING gear is incorporated in the overall design, rather that added on as an afterthought. The rudder of the Hydrovane self-steering gear passes through the floor of the transom platform, and can act as an emergency rudder. A powerful B & G auto pilot is also fitted.

MINIMUM NUMBER OF THROUGH HULL OPENINGS with only four seacocks, three of which are closely grouped together and easily accessible in an emergency. The two large ones service the cockpit drains and galley. One dedicated seacock provides take-off points for all seawater intakes. The fourth outlet, placed further aft is for the heads.

STERN DESIGN with a platform which makes boarding from the water easier and also protects the self-steering gear and acts as a crumple area in case of collision from astern.

TWIN ENGINES ensures a second propulsion and charging unit. This is paramount when one considers the number of yachts that get into trouble either because their engine has broken down or it cannot be started as the batteries have been discharged. When motor-sailing, one of the 29hp engines provides ample power with minimal fuel consumption.

GRAVITY FUEL TANK (day tank) has a 15 litre capacity. This system acts as an additional fuel filter/ fuel polishing system.

AFT OPEN PLAN LIVING ARRANGEMENT with the saloon and galley located in the aft section of the boat.

FORWARD CABIN STORAGE & WORKSHOP – as storage is a major issue on any cruising boat, the forward cabin is used for storing the spare sails, diving gear, tools, fenders, spare ground tackle, ropes etc.

CONSTRUCTION
Featuring a round bilge. The hull is constructed of 4mm high tensile plate on ‘T’ longitudinal stringers, these in turn being supported by equally spaced frames. The deck is constructed of 3mm and 4mm plate. To avoid weld distortion the 3mm plate was press formed rather than welded, especially in the cockpit area.
The wheelhouse is constructed of light gauge plate and has been designed to minimise weight and maximise strength.
The hull and deck were shot blasted and aluminium arc sprayed outside, and zinc flame sprayed inside. The inside of the hull above the waterline was waxed for added corrosion protection. The outside then painted with quality epoxy paint scheme.

(OWNERS COMMENTS) The engine area for the twin 29hp Perkins engines is midships. There is plenty of room to work comfortably due to the all side access.
The advantage of having two engines is apparent during manoeuvers in confined spaces, the two propellers make it easy to keep the boat under control.
The starboard engine is fitted with a non-standard 75Amp alternator so that this engine can be used not only for propulsion but also as a generator to charge the bank of 6 batteries having a total capacity of some approx. 800AH. This arrangement works well in spite of the large electricity consumption (SSB radio, Radar, pressurised water system, electric windlass) the batteries are easily kept charged up.
The same starboard engine is also fitted with a calorifier to that it provides a continuous supply of hot water.
Just 30 minutes running time each day provides all necessary electricity and hot water, and consumes just half a gallon of fuel.
Another advantage of twin engine installation (the ultimate spare) becomes essential when one engine has an unexpected failure.
We have never experienced an engine problem due to dirty fuel – thanks to the gravity fed fuel system. Its location within the engine bay ensures that whilst topping up via a dedicated pump, regular inspection of the whole engine areas is achieved.
POWER/STEERING
Retractable Keel –removed, sandblasted and roller equipment renewed 2017.
The twin rudder configuration works well and the boat is easy to steer on all point of sailing. With the sails well trimmed the boat maintains her course easily without the help of the self-steering gear.
The Hydrovane system works independently of the rudders. The powerful B & G autopilot is backed up by the Hydrovane self-steering gear which is mounted through the stern platform so that it forms an integral part of the boat.
The lifting winged keel is undoubtedly one of the most envied and original features. A powerful hydraulic ram driven by an electric motor easily lifts the keel in less than one minute. For emergency purposes, there is a manual backup with a secondary hydraulic pump.

Jimmy Cornell's nostalgic visit to his second yacht, By Jimmy Cornell on 17.09.2018
There’s a saying that you should never revisit places that you have enjoyed in the past as what you find may disappoint you. Yesterday this piece of advice was proved to be totally wrong. Twenty-three years since we sold the boat and she was back in her home waters, and Gwenda and I went to visit her at Gosport, in the south of England.
an Australian couple, who used to run a pub in London, had bought her in 1995 planning to set off on a world voyage. In the process they visited over 70 countries, had innumerable adventures and assured me that they would never have had such an enjoyable experience had it not been for what they still believe to be the perfectly designed cruising boat.
Their comments filled my heart with joy as, after our first round the world voyage, I had attempted to conceive the safest and most comfortable cruising boat for my second planned circumnavigation. Visiting her yesterday I realised that I had indeed achieved my aim and, as I walked around my old love, I was impressed by all the many details that can go on into her make-up. After all these years, I could hardly find any fault with her.

PLEASE NOTE: This boat is now stored ashore.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Steel Blue Water Cruising Yacht Lifting Winged Keel has been personally photographed and viewed by Samantha Cassell of Boatshed Portsmouth. 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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