Up for sale is TakapuShe’s approx 11m, and was built in Cowes in the early 80’sMy good friend and professional sailor, Adam Pereira, used her to raise money for Diabetes UK, as he himself is Type 1 diabetic. He did so by sailing the Atlantic to New York and back!! A true testament to Takapu’s build quality and robustness. Everything that completed the journey is included in the sale. Full rigging and spares etc.I acquired her from Adam last summer, with views of restoring her to former glory and learning to sail myself, with lessons from the man himself. I have started on refurbishing the interior, and done some exterior work too as and when the weather has permitted.Unfortunately, I have now realised I simply do not have the time, as with many other projects on the go (house, family and starting my own business!)I am only looking to cover the costs of the storage fees, as she is currently stored on the hard at Medina yard in Cowes.I will include my Red Funnel travel card in the asking price, as it has £1600’s worth of credit on it, which is plenty of trips over on the ferry or Red Jet!If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.Many thanks,EdPlease see the below description from a professional yacht broker when my friend Goose took ownership of her. Please note the guide price for £20k!Boat DetailsOverall Length: 39′ (11.9m)Waterline: 32’5″ (9.9m)Beam: 11’5″ (3.5m)Draught: 5.9″ (1.8m)Displacement: 22045 lbs / 10000 kg weightEngine: 29hp Volvo 2030 diesel engineBerths: 5Sail: Masthead Bermudian Cutter RigDesigner: Colin Archer / Frank BlomBuilder: Brad PittockYear Built: 1980
HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
A Colin Archer type cruising yacht built in the UK in 1980 of cold moulded triple planked Agba. From new cascover sheathed hull to the deadwood with one and a quarter inch teak laid decks and teak superstructure.
Extensively cruised many thousands of miles in current twenty-eight year ownership, including two years in Cadiz, three years in Bodrum, cruising the Black Sea, Greece and Turkey. Three years based in Copenhagen cruising Sweden through the Gota Canal, Stockholm, Olaf Islands and Finland. Oslo and up the west coast to Norway, Bergan and beyond. Germany, Holland, Belgium and the Friesian Islands. Finally six years in Carentan, France and a circumnavigation of Ireland.
Returned to the UK for a twenty year refit over two Winters involving about two thousand hours work which included new fresh water tanks, fuel tank and drawing keel bolts.
Masthead Bermudian cutter rig with fully battened mainsail, genoa, jib, storm mainsail, furling foresail. Four Knowsley winches, twin mast tracks, twin spinnaker poles. Jackstays. Maststeps.
29hp Volvo 2030 diesel engine, shaft driven with fixed three blade propeller. Four 12 volt batteries charging through engine alternator. Batterry charger, Navigation and anchor lights. Cabin lighting.
Aries self steering gear, Autohelm, Depth Sounder, Compass, Navtex, Raytheon R10x Radar, MLR FX312 GPS, Husun 60 VHF, Icom SSB receiver. Pioneer multiple CD / Radio.
Five berths in two cabins.
Forecabin with Vee berths.
Heads compartment with Baby Blake wc with flexible holding tank. Wash basin and shower.
Saloon with Taylors cabin heater, three berths, removable chart table, generous stowage.
Galley with Force 10 Marine cooker with hob, oven and grill. Sink unit and fridge.
Aft cockpit with tiller steering.
Inventory: Two CQR anchors with chain and warp, Fisherman’s type anchor with chain and warp, anchor windlass, vented gas locker, chains and springs, warps and fenders, horseshoe lifebuoy, life sling, liferaft, radar reflector.
A relatively new, yet traditional and substantially built cruising yacht, in long ownership with many thousands of sea miles under her keel. Ideal for short-handed sailing. Last surveyed May 2010.Seriously for sale, offers considered
Guide: £19,500 / Offers Considered
Please see the following links for full details on Takapu’s epic Trans-Atlantic voyage with Adam “Goose” Pereira at the helmhttps://www.islandecho.co.uk/isle-of-wight-sailor-scoops-diabetes-award/https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/16106414.diabetic-sailor-adam-pereira-heading-home-after-trip-across-atlantic/https://www.diabetes.org.uk/In_Your_Area/South_East/News/Isle-of-Wight-Man-completes-unique-transatlantic-crossing-for-Diabetes-UK
Current Price: £3500.00
This 11m Sailing Boat, I-o-w Built 1980 Just Returned From New York! boat is located in Cowes, PO31 7PG and is being sold on eBay by standsurecomposites.