Welcome to Gratuity’s auction!RELISTED DUE TO TIMEWASTER WHO DID NOT EVEN COMMUNICATE. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE BIDDING. BIDDERS TO SEND ME A MESSAGE CONFIRMING THEY ACCEPT TO CLOSE THE DEAL BY NEXT SUNDAY OR THEIR BIDS WILL BE CANCELLED AND THEIR ACCOUNTS BLOCKED.IMPORTANT: it is becoming all too common for buyers to place frivolous bids and then fail to complete the purchase. Insertion fees are expensive and this is a boat you are bidding for, not an electrical or a mobile phone. Every failed auction is rather costly for me on many levels. I had already settled my business with the marina and now I am forced to negotiate an extra week. I have made a decision to implement the following rule: YOU ARE BIDDING TO BUY THE BOAT, NOT TO VIEW IT. THE TIME TO KICK TYRES (FENDERS) IS BEFORE THE AUCTION ENDS, NOT AFTER. ON SUCCESSFUL WINNING BID I WOULD EXPECT THE WINNER TO COMPLETE WITHIN HOURS, NOT DAYS. THIS SHOULD BE BY MEANS OF EITHER COLLECTION IN PERSON BY THE END OF THE AUCTION (AND CASH IN HAND), OR A BANK TRANSFER TO MY BANK ACCOUNT FOR THE VALUE OF THE WINNING BID WITHIN TWO HOURS AND I WILL LEAVE THE KEYS AND THE BILL OF SALE WITH THE MARINA FOR THE BUYER TO COLLECT ON HIS OWN TIME. PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE WHEN PLACING A BID, CONFIRMING THAT YOU COMPLY WITH THESE CONDITIONS. OTHERWISE I WILL MAKE A SINGLE ATTEMPT TO COMMUNICATE AFTER WHICH, UPON FAILURE TO COMPLY OR LACK OF POSITIVE COMMUNICATION, I WILL PROCEED TO CANCEL THE BID. I AM EVEN PREPARED TO END THE AUCTION EARLY AND SELL AT A LOWER PRICE TO AVOID LAST MINUTE BIDS WHO HAVE NOT COMMUNICATED WITH ME FIRST, EVEN IF THAT GOES AGAINST MY BEST INTEREST. NON PAYING BUYERS WILL HAVE STRIKES AGAINST THEIR ACCOUNTS AND WILL BE REPORTED. I ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE CIVIL ACTION AGAINST THEM FOR THE LOSSES AND THE DAMAGES INCURRED. I APOLOGISE IN ADVANCE IF I SOUND HARSH BUT THIS IS THE RESULT OF THE ACTIONS OF IRRESPONSIBLE PEOPLE WHO DO NOT CARE ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE’S SITUATIONS. NOW AS FOR THE BOAT:This Snapdragon 747 has a solid construction and sails very well. She has 5 berths with loads of storage space underneath, a foldable table, shelves, a wardrobe, a head with marine toilet (the seacock needs replacement), galley with stove/oven and sink. A compass, a radio in working condition and an untested old nasa depthsounder are included. Cockpit lockers have also plenty of space that includes some fenders and ropes.A headsail, a storm jib and a spinacker in their bags are included.Engine is an inboard Beta Marine 14.5/15 hp which always starts first time and which runs as a charm.The main sail can be rolled and reefed with an old rolling system based on a horseshoe shaped fitting.A mooring could be offered at an extra cost (negotiable) at the river Exe. This is not the mooring where she is currently and which is owned by Topsham Trout’s boatyard, but further down next to the SYC. The cost to keep her at her current mooring is £112 every four weeks but this has to be negotiated with the boatyard from the day the auction ends.We sailed this lovely sailing yacht all the way from Gosport to Topsham (where she is now) in June this year. She is still in good condition for her age and oozes comfort for her length. She was probably built in the late 80’s or beginning of the 90’s and she could benefit from some general cosmetic repairs like one of the wooden window frames, the wooden protective casing surrounding the base of the mast or the outer rub strip which is missing some pieces. The sprayhood might need replacement or restoration.She has also some renown as the previous owner was widely known and much appreciated lady in the area of Fareham specially for her activity as secretary for the south-east Snapdragon owners association.Documents have been lost although we could save some manuals and personal notes about the boat.Please check all pictures carefully and if you want to see more pictures just send us a message.Any questions please do not hesitate to ask.Starting price £0.99 no reserve
Current Price: £6.05
This 24.5 Ft Sailing Boat Snapdragon 747 – No Reserve! boat is located in Topsham, EX3 0JH and is being sold on eBay by theimp7979.