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UFO 31

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Boat REF# 141440
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.40m (30'10")
Year 1980
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 28hp, Beta BD1005 (2004)
Lying Portsmouth Harbour


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Extra Details

Designer Holman and Pye
Builder Colvic
Lying Portsmouth Harbour
Fuel capacity 25.0 ltr (5.5 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 65.0 ltr (14.3 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/03/2001


Engine 1 x Diesel 28hp
Engine make and model Beta BD1005 (2004)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots

Engine fitted new in 2004, very little use since then.


LOA 9.40m (30'10")
LWL 7.80m (25'7")
Beam 3.09m (10'2")
Draft Min 1.68m (5'6")
Draft Max 1.68m (5'6")
Displacement 3,084kg (6,800.2lbs)
Headroom 1.78m (5'10")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (1980) with stainless steel standing rigging (2006)


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Mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Trisail (unknown year)
Old Main. (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

New Seldon boom in 2006.
New Seldon Rod Kicker in 2006.
New Standing rigging May 2006, fitted by Martin Leaning of Port Solent (bill available to see).
Furlex 200 s (2002).
Z-spars spinnaker boom.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

The vessel was professionally painted with Awlgrip in 2004.
New guard wires 2008.
Her rudder is unshipped at the moment, but will be shipped before a new owner takes delivery.


Total # of berths 6
No. of single berths 6
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Manual water system tick

The interior needs a some attention, nothing structural, but she could do with a little modernisation.

2 burner spirit cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
Navtex tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(25 lb CQR and 16.5 lb Lewmar Claw)
5.00m (16'5") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of warp
Tek Dek fitted 2007.

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

There is an electric bilge pump fitted but it is U/S at present.
6 man liferaft, needs servicing.

Broker's Comments

Looking for a sturdy cruiser/racer on a budget? Look no further folks! I have been poking about on the web and can find nothing but praise for these well designed, well made sailing beasties.

You can see from her lines that she is designed to clip along, and from what I've read they tramp along in a blow, and are very dry boats.

She came second in the singlehanded class in the 1983 AZAB, taking just 11 days out and 14 days back.

HUGE plus points are a Beta engine, fitted new in 2004 but hardly used since then, with very low hours, and standing rigging which was replaced in 2006, together with a new boom and rod kicker. Her rudder is off at the moment, but the owner says he'll get the engineers to put it back before a new owner takes delivery. All good stuff!

Down below she’s a little basic, but nothing that a bit of imagination and some basic skills can’t bring into the 21st century. If was buying her I’d modernise the electronics and have a good old go at the galley. She needs some new cabin cushions, but look on the bright side – at least you get to pick the colour!

So a bit of tlc and a good scrub, and you’ve got yourself a bargain! See you on the next Round the Island Race?

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

This UFO 31 has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Dawes of Boatshed Port Solent. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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