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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / Gas/Petrol
- Located In:
- Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom
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- Current Price:
- £ 10,250 Tax Not Paid (US$ 13,295)
An opportunity to purchase a Pioinier 10 (Classic Boat) with only 16 years of sailing and hand fitted-out to a high standard. (Launched in October 1999)
This is a "cruising vessel with winning ways". There would be nothing like a sail to show a would-be buyer what a lovely boat it is to manage even when sailing single handed. It turns on a sixpence, doesn't need muscle, just a loving touch.
The Pionier 10 was designed by E. G. Van de Stadt in 1970 as a cruiser racer and the Southern Ocean Shipyard boat won Class 4 in the 1971 Fastnet Race and was well placed overall.
Originally purchased in the form of a hull and a kit of parts from Southern Ocean Shipyard in 1973, this Pionier 10 has been expertly fitted out by its single owner. It boasts an interior woodwork that is to a higher standard than equivalent production boats.
The teak seats and cockpit floor are also better than the production boats in way of their contoured shape that gives comfort and security at sea.
The boat has been kept afloat in Poole since it was launched in 1999 and has been lightly used, mainly sailing single-handedly around Poole Bay.
The owner has had to retire from the sport as he is no longer able to sail or maintain the boat and is eager to sell to a younger more energetic person.
A copy of the pre-launch survey is available which includes the statement that "The yacht has been finished with great skill by Mr Mason to a high standard of workmanship"
The Owner would like me to point out that he is only selling due to his age and health deterioration and is keen for her to go to a good home.
Please contact Nigel Bates at +44 1202 669 554
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Southern Ocean Shipyard
Designer: Van de Stadt
Flag of Registry: United Kingdom
LOA: 31 ft 10 in
Beam: 9 ft 1 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 11 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 1 in
Headroom: 6 ft 2 in
Engine Brand: Wortham Blake
Engine Model: 1600cc
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Fresh Water Tanks: 1
Fuel Tanks: 1 Fiberglass (40 Liters)
Number of single berths: 4
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
Manual bilge pump
Electrical Circuit: 12V
The Wortham Blake Engine is the marinised version of the 1600cc Ford Crossflow as used in the Cortina and Escort cars. The engine is serviced annually and runs very sweetly. It fires-up first time after a winter lay-up. Parts and service are available from Sheridan Marine.
Due to the boats light use the engine has probably run less than 60 hours per year, however there is no meter so this is an approximation.
Thoroughly serviced by a specialist Ford Marine engineer two years ago who said "this is the sweetest ford engine I have heard".
Each year the cooling system is drained down and the oil replaced with a new filter inserted.
Alternator to charge the batteries (replaced about three years ago).
There are two modern solar panels which trickle charge the batteries during hours of daylight and keeps them topped-up at all times via a controller.
2 x 12V Batteries charged via Solar Panels and Engine Alternator
All standard rigging was inspected 4 years ago by a specialist rigger when the mast head lights were replaced.
Lazy Jack System
Halyard winches are mounted on deck at the base of the mast, the reefing winch is on the mast and the genoa sheet winches and spinnaker sheet winches are in the cockpit. Altogether 6 Lewmar winches and one Gibb winch.
Butler Verner Sails consist of a main, genoa, working jib, storm jib and spinnaker
There is also a No.2 Genoa (unknown make)
The main sail has three reefing points but the slab reefing cables are only permanently connected to the first two. To engage the top reefing point the first cable has to be detached and reconnected to the third point. (This has never proved to have been necessary as the second reef has always coped adequately to date.
There is a main sail cover with lazy jacks for easy control when dropping the main sale.
All running rigging is present including sheets and guys for the spinnaker.
Main Anchor CQR drop forge anchor attached to 8mm chain and nylon warp, marked for depth.
Kedge Anchor CQR and nylon warp
Mooring cleats reinforced under deck plates
Cradle for hard standing which can be demounted into four parts for ease of transportation.
Stainless Steel Sink
Twin Burner gas Hob and grill with flame gas shut off on mountable gimbals
Stainless steel heat deflector
Dedicated Storage for Crockery and Mugs
Deep ice box with drainage
Water supplied via a foot pump through a Jabsco water filter.
V Shaped berth without cushions, fiddle lockers above the berths and lighting. It also has plenty of storage under the berths with a Bi Fold door to separate the heads.
Blakes Lavac Toilet (Never Used)
Slide out Stainless Steel sink above the toilet with fold away taps
Hanging Locker Storage
Second Bi Fold door to separate heads
Bench births on either side with cushions and varnished wooden back supports which hinge up to access more locker space
Lockers on each side for additional storage
1/4 Berth behind chart table
Note from Owner
Singleminded has been a true labour of love for me and I am only selling her due to my age and health deterioration which is reluctantly forcing me to give up the sport. She has looked after me whilst out on the water, for many years, and I will miss her very much.
Full Credit: Article Taken from Practical Boat Owner Issue date November 2009.
Many thanks to Time Inc for giving permission to reproduce the following article
Full Credit: Article Taken from Practical Boat Owner Issue date November 2009. Reproduced with thanks
As the 1960s turned into the 1970s, the Van de Stadt office produced another very attractive "winner" that made a lot of friends in the UK. The 9.7m (31ft 10in) Pioneer 10 is a lot beamier (3.0m) than her Pioneer ancestor of a decade earlier, and her keel is a more defined "fin" that bolts straight onto the base of a canoe hull.
Yachts like Dick Carter's revolutionary One Ton Cup winner Tina had proved that this development of Van de Stadt's original fin keel plus spade rudder concept was the way to go. Van de Stadt's office got it right once again, and the Pioneer 10 went on to notch up a notable victory in the Fastnet Race. Yet she is still a very attractive cruiser with a spacious and comfortable interior."
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.