Sailing Yacht Patrocious
- € 9,000
She is a masthead sloop with furling Genoa and new mainsail. The engine is a Yanmar 2 cylinder diesel driving a Kiwi fully feathering prop through a Sonic S drive. There are twin rudders operated through a tiller. On the rear of the hull is a “sugar scoop” with a drop-down ladder for sailors/divers to easily climb aboard. There are 4 main winches – 2 for the genoa and two for the mainsail and cruising chute. A fifth winch is on the mast for the foresail. The mainsail is new and the beautiful cruising chute hardly used. There is a jib, never used, which fits the furling gear.
The hull is fibreglass to a design by Bruce Roberts of Australia and is laid up over-strength with a laminated 4in by 3in oak beam around the hull and glass encased is hardwood stem head. There are 2 anchors – a Bruce 7.5kg up front and a spare anchor in the lazarette – both have 20ft of chain.
The mast is 31 feet deck to the top and can be lowered with two special frames and then removed. There is a masthead navigation light, a crosstrees deck floodlight and an anchor light. The radio has an aerial on the masthead. There is a winch on the mast for winching up the furling genoa.
The cockpit can seat 6 people with a range of cockpit cushions. There are two auto helms for the tiller (main and spare). The cockpit has 4 hatches and lockers – one has a 10-gallon fuel tank and room for a further 4 x 11 ltr cans (This gives 80 hours of engine running and a range on the engine alone of between 300 and 350 nautical miles). The rear, or lazarette, locker has the second anchor, the gas tank for the cooker and whatever needs storing. There are two lockers on the portside – one has spare ropes and various odds and ends; the other holds the fenders; under these is the isotherm cooling system for the cold box (it will make ice as well as keeping the beer cool).
The main saloon is divided into three compartments. The front is a V berth for 2 people with lockers underneath and along the sides.
Underneath the V berth is a tank holding 35 gallons of fresh water and a further locker for sails and clothing. The middle section has the ‘heads’ in which is a porta potty and on the other side is a hanging locker for dress suits/ball gowns and safety jackets. There is a door between the heads and the main saloon. The porta potty holds waste for up to three weeks from two people and can be emptied by pump – when well clear of the coast: there is no leakage and no unpleasant smells.
Entry to the main saloon from the cockpit is down 2 steps from the cockpit.
The bottom step has tool storage under the step for a mass of tools. To the right is the quarter berth bunk which doubles for the navigation area with a drop-down chart table. Under the quarter berth bunk are 3 batteries – one for starting and two for services. The electrical master switch is beside the steps- off/bat1/all/bat2. Above the navigator’s seat are the main electrical panel, radio, a voltmeter, the GPS set and feed from the solar panel. The latter is mounted on the sliding cabin roof and will keep the two service batteries fully charged when the boat is not in use. In front of the navigators, the area is a seat with two lockers beneath for clothes storage. Above the seat, there are a number of small lockers housing a range of things. To the left of the entry, steps are the sink which has pumped water from the storage tank. Outside the sink is the cold locker for holding beer, milk, beer, butter, beer and anything else that you want/need to keep cool.
Forward of the sink is a 2 ring cooker and outside that is a deep locker for bottles, wine etc. There is a preparation table which has drawers central and to the front and a deep locker outboard. Forward there is another bunk with three lockers beneath and lockers on the wall to hold food (cans, biscuits etc). On the bulkhead are two safety harnesses.
Altogether this is a complete boat, ready for cruising with 2 or 3 people. It has been very well maintained over the years and is in excellent condition. It has a dingy (1 year old) and an outboard four stroke 2.6hp engine hardly used. It is an absolute snip for someone wanting to sail around the west of Cyprus or cross to sail the coast of southern Turkey.
REASON FOR SALE: Main owner now 82 years old finds that anno domini is taking its toll. The second owner is likewise feeling his age.