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Slingshot’ is one of the most successful J/105s around with a huge list of honours both sailing double-handed and fully crewed. RORC Yacht of the Year in 2006, 2008 RORC Double handed series and 4th overall against all the IRC fully crewed boats. Overall winner Yachting Monthly Torbay Triangle Race in 2012. She has raced successfully at Ramsgate. A sister ship was RORC Yacht of the Year again in 2012. ‘Slingshot’ is professionally maintained, constantly updated and ready to sail. Approx £28,000 spent from 2014. All receipts and paper + books. IRC Certificate. The current owners have set her up local cruising and single-handed sailing with a few additions added under their ownership.
We would recommend an early viewing to avoid disappointment!
Viewing by appointment only through our Essex office on +44(0)1621 785600.
The accommodation offers up to five berths in two cabins, Open plan saloon. Teak and holly style synthetic high-wear cabin sole with epoxy sealed end grain. Chart table to starboard against main bulkhead. Galley to port with stainless steel sink and two burner hob and storage cupboard. Twin forecabin berth, 2 settee berths. Quarter berth to port. Bunk cushion. Toilet compartment with Jabcsco sea toilet (new 2020), wash hand basin and hanging locker.
Masthead Fractional rigged sloop. Sparcraft Anodised aluminium double spreader mast (new 2014) with double airfoil spreaders and boom clear anodised, stainless steel standing rigging (new 2014). Harken furler unit MKIV (new 2014). Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioner. Solid vang rod kicker. Carbon fibre bow sprit. Main sheet with fine-tune, genoa and spinnaker sheets. 2 Reefing lines and tack lines. Halyards renewed 2014. Main blocks replaced in 2012. 2 x 44 self–tailing primary 2-speed winches. 2 x 32 self–tailing halyard 2 speed winches. 32mm clear anodised jib T-tracks with cars. 24:1/6:1 mainsheet system and traveller car with 4:1 traveller control lines
Located below the companionway and with good access. Volvo Penta MD2020, 3-cylinder, 19hp diesel engine. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Single lever controls with electric start. Shaft drive to two-blade Gori folding propeller (new 2021).
The engine appears to be in very good cosmetic condition and has proven reliable under current ownership, last full service was carried out in May 2021, stern gland and cutlass bearing were replaced in 2018.
2 x 12v domestic batteries charged via engine alternator plus engine start battery, charged via engine alternator & 2 x solar panels. Shore power system with ring main. Electrical distribution panel. Full interior lighting.
J Yachts J105, built-in 2001 BY J Boats Tillotson Pearson (France) to a Rod Johnstone design. GRP hull and deck with sandwich construction. Baltek end-grained balsa laminate construction using pre-impregnated and vacuum-bagged biaxial glass fabrics. White Gelcoat hull with style stripes white and grey two tone non-slip deck. Instrument recesses moulded in aft face of the coach roof on either side of companionway entrance. ORC 1.25 extruded toe rail on foredeck. GRP moulded main structural bulkhead, bonded fore and aft on hull and deck as support for chainplates. Solid fibreglass transverse keel support beams. Fabricated aluminium mast step with transverse beams fastened to main bulkhead. Lead and antimony fixed keel with bulb bolted to a deep moulded stub.
The company normally acts as broker for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.