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31' Custom Sloop
- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Hampshire, United Kingdom
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- £ 39,000 (US$ 48,664)
Built by a very skilled and experienced shipwright who has been building top class racing dinghies on a professional basis for many years. The design was taken from a Sigma and altered by David Thomas with the addition of a counter stern to create a fine looking and exceptionally fast yacht. Launched in 2009 she has been raced and cruised around the Solent and maintained by the owner/builder to a very high standard. Spacious interior with 5 berths. Yanmar 15hp diesel. Modern rig with race sails. Very spacious cockpit. A totally unique boat in A1 condition.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Graham Edwards
Designer: D. Thomas
Flag of Registry: United Kingdom
Beam: 9 ft 0 in
LWL: 24 ft 1 in
Length on Deck: 31 ft 4 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Total Power: 15 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2009
Engine Model: 2YM
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: Folding propeller
Engine Power: 15 HP
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Fuel Tanks: 1 Plastic (10)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of twin berths: 1
Number of heads: 1
Oven - 2 burner gas stove,
Marine head - heads compartment to the forward cabinJabsco manual sea toilet pumps directly over board.
Battery charger - 2 x 12 volt batteries charged from engine alternator.
31' Custom Sloop
Wooden Ships Comments
Built by the present very experienced owner over a 12 year period for his own use. Launched in 2010 and sailed lightly in the Solent since then, mainly local cruising and racing around the cans.
The design is fundamentally a Sigma 31 but was altered by Mr D. Thomas to incorporate a counter stern. The result is a pretty, spacious and exceptionally fast yacht which will easily and regularly reach comfortable and sustained speeds of over 10 knots.
The build quality is second to none and every inch was planned and finished by the owner to his high standards with an eye not only on the finish but also on the longevity of the boat. During the build process each strip was fastened with stainless screws to secure it while the glue went off, the screws were then removed and the holes filled so that the entire hull is free from metal fastenings apart from keel bolts and chain plate bolts.
Everywhere you look there is storage space with a huge lazarette locker, cavernous port side cockpit locker and numerous cubby holes and lockers below decks. Although she has only been used for racing she would make an excellent fast cruising yacht for a single hander or couple.
Sadly ill health has forced the owner to find a new home for the boat but until then she will be cared for and maintained to the exacting standards and condition in which she has been kept for the last 7 years.
Length on Deck 31’4″
Length Waterline 24’1″
Strip plank cedar overlaid with 2 veneers of mahogany, total thickness of 22mm. All glued with SP epoxy.
Sheathed with 2 layers of Biaxial cloth below the waterline externally and one layer internally.
Laminated frames sheathed in place around the mast.
Marine plywood deck sheathed in glass cloth and painted.
External 1.5 ton lead fin keel fastened with stainless bolts.
Laminated wooden floors across the centreline.
Plywood coamings with an external veneer.
Large self draining cockpit with varnished thwarts and tiller steering.
Fractional bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped alloy mast.
All spars by Z-Spars.
New roller reefing on the headsail
Stainless rigging, 6.5 years old to internal stainless chain plates.
4 self tailing cockpit winches.
Modern racing sails including spinnakers.
Yanmar 2YM 15hp 2cyl diesel installed new in 2009.
Single lever controls to stainless shaft and folding 2 blade propeller.
6 knots cruising speed
10 gallon plastic fuel tank in cockpit locker.
2 x 12 volt batteries charged from engine alternator.
Spacious interior for a boat of her size due to the construction.
Large starboard quarter berth with a fold out chart table over.
Galley in aft port corner of saloon with 2 burner gas stove, sink, fridge and storage lockers.
Centreline saloon table with a full length settee berth either side.
Masses of storage space below and behind the berths.
Starboard offset passageway going forward through a heads compartment to the forward cabin.
Jabsco manual sea toilet pumps directly over board.
Fore cabin with twin V-berths which can form a comfortable double.
Full specification and details available upon request
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