Mark Mills Design is responsible for many top IRC racing yachts around today and this Mills 36 is another highly competitive boat under IRC (1.067 for 2013).
The boat has been well maintained by the current owner and regularly updated with sails and inventory. Well worth viewing if your aspirations of racing success are high.
This is a lot of boat for the money.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 36 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 0 in
Displacement: 10362 lbs
Prime Suspect has had a great racing pedigree since she first took to the water as Quokka. Since then she has been kept competitive and at the leading edge of the IRC fleet.
She is a beautifully balanced boat to sail and points like a dream. With her fine entry she is an extremely quick 36 footer in a sea or on flat water.
In 2007 and in hope of selection for the English Commodores Cup Team, she was upgraded under the guidance of the designer Mark Mills, and with a wardrobe of sails from Doyle and North. She was given a new taller mast to create a non-overlapping headsail and high aspect ratio sail plan. The plan was a success and selection was achieved.
Since then she has come north to Scotland and has been successfully campaigned although has done relatively little sailing over the last two seasons.
She has been refurbished with new cabin windows, new forehatch and had all deck fittings and guard rails removed and reset/sealed.
A bow prodder has been fitted and a code O added to the sail wardrobe to strengthen her reaching perfomance in light airs.
A new larger masthead spinnaker has made her very quick downwind without significant rating penalty.
IRC rating 2013, TCC 1.067
The hull and deck have been constructed of foam with e-glass and epoxy resin skins cured under pressure by vacuum bag. The refined engineering ensuring the durability and light weight of the design. Indeed her exceptional build and engineering qualities made her the focus of a lead article in the trade magazine "Professional Boatbuilder" on core materials and applications.
The keel and all-composite rudder both use the modified laminar flow sections at Grad Prix level, the keel employing a large low drag bulb offering maximum stability at the lowest cost in terms of drag and displacement.
The clean hull lines combined with high stability and a large sail plan provide exciting performace in all conditions. She has a fine bow and narrow fore foot offer improved speed upwind, expecialy in a chop, while wide aft sections provide the stability.
In 2007 the rig was replaced with a new 20 degree swept spreader, non-overlapping rig with masthead spinnakers, leanding a significant jump in performance.
Yanmar 28hp 3 cylinder engine with sail drive. Well maintained and in good working order.
New propellor 2009.
NEW Saturn Kevlar Main Sail 2013
Code 1 (Jib) 2012
Code 1 (Jib) 3DL
Code 2 (Jib) 3DL
Code 3 (Jib) 3DL
DOYLE 2005/6 offshore sails
Code 1.5 (Jib)
Code 3 (Jib)
Code 4 (Jib)
Code O (Saturn) 2010
Fractional 2.2oz heavy runner (McWilliam) 2009
Deep masthead runner (McWilliam) 2009
General Purpose Masthead 2007
Asymetric Masthead (Elvstrom) 2007
Various old spinnakers
Storm jib and trisail, both colour coded as per offshore regs.
SPARS AND RIGGING
Atlantic Spars silver anodised mast with double aft swept spreaders supported by rod rigging with Riguarna high load rigging adjusters. Silver anodised boom.
There is a Selden solid strut vang system split for easy control. Halyards are all stripped Dyneema with Dyneema running rigging. All controls are led for racing with all primary control lines and halyards led through Spinlock clutches on the coachroof. The backstay is Vectran with Vectran strops and a split cascade system. There is a full width mainsheet track a German mainsheet system. Genoa tracks have Harken adjustable cars and the Genoa has a barber hauler system on the coachroof.
New Mast and rigging 2007 to compliment IRC, in discussion with Marc Mills.
Primary winches - Harken 48 3 speed
Mainsheet winches - Harken 42ST 2 speed
Halyard/ Spinnaker winches - Harken 40ST 2 speed
Carbon spinnaker pole with kevlar proection
Spare aluminium spinnaker pole
Selden STL prodder with Bob stay
Stainless steel pulpit, quarter pushpits and stanchion posts with support bars and double lifelines secure the deck area. The lower guard wire is padded for hiking. The deck is laid out for racing and everything is in its optimal location.
Harken deck gear
Spinlock rope clutches including a high load for genoa halyard
Quality running rigging and halyards
Full B&G Hercules 790 system with 2 x bulkhead displays, 1 x chart table display and 3 x20/20 displays in a mast pod.
Garmin 128 GPS
Standard Horizon GPS Chart 175C Chartplotter
ICOM IC-421 DSC VHF radio
2 x Plastimo bulkhead compasses
Horseshoe lifebelt with drogue
Open interior with open clear forepeak for sail handlingwith a jabsco marine toilet fitted. There are berths for 8: two central settee berths with pilot berths above, and two quarter berths with pipe cots above.
The nav station is situated to starboard with the galley opposite.
Sony Stereo CD/Radio Player with cockpit speakers
Eberspacher warm air central heating
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