Note added 28/8/18. Relisted due to yesterday’s ‘buyer’ realising after a sleepless night that he was not up to taking the boat across the Thames Estuary on the way to the South Coast. Please think about how you will get the boat to where you wish her to be before letting your enthusiasm run away with you. The topic of delivery is expanded a little at the end of these notes. Please also note that this is the last ebay listing of the boat, she will be placed with a local broker if unsold at the end of the 7 day auction, and I’ll let them answer the queries.
Note added 21/8/18. Answers to FAQs at the end of this listing.
1979 Colvic motorsailer. Length 23.5 feet, beam 8.75 feet, draft 3.5 feet. Long keel + bilge legs
EngineBeta 25hp 3 cylinder diesel 2014Shaft drive to 3 blade propeller40 litre tank + 10 litres in spare cans
Sail & SparsRed junk sail of about 270 sqft with sail catcher/coverTapered aluminium mast, keel steppedAluminium yard, boom & hinged battensElectric halyard winchAll lines back to wheelhouse
Deck4 step boarding/swimming ladderBruce type 7.5kg anchor shackled to 20 metres 8mm chain & 27 metres anchor warpFull cockpit enclosure15 watt solar panel & regulatorLed deck level navigation lights8 fenders, warps etc
InstrumentsGarmin chartplotter/sounder with electronic charts UK, Ireland, Holland, FranceNavman DSC vhfNasa wireless wind
Electrical100ah starter battery + 105ah domestic batteryMains wired with RCD unit + galvanic isolatorManual & electric Bilge pumpsRadio/cd player + twin speakers
Cabin2 single berths forwardDinette to port converts to a doubleOpposite to starboard is a small hanging locker then moving aft …Smev combined sink + 2 burner cooker with flame failure deviceEnclosed heads with standard sea toiletPumped water to sink from tank below
PhotosThe sail raised one is from April 2018The hardstanding two are from June 2018The rest were taken in July 2018
Items new in 2018Domestic batteryMarine toilet, inlet stopcock & hoseNasa wireless wind instrumentDyneema cored halyardLed navigation lights
Minus pointsHandrails could do with a scrape and varnish/paint/oilingThe 3 transparent panels of the cockpit enclosure are still watertight but no longer greatly transparent
The boat was re-engined in 2014 but had little use until these last few months, currently the engine has run just 106 hours. It was professionally serviced in June 2018. Two coats of Hempel Cruising Performer antifoul were applied in June 2018.
The boat is in commission and will continue to be enjoyed whilst for sale.
Some answers …
1. Osmosis? None, in fact the hull underwater surface is quite smooth.
2. Seaworthy? Yes, of course. I delivered her the 193nm from Portsmouth to Suffolk in a cold March, completely trouble free (and glad of the cockpit enclosure!)
3. Speed/fuel consumption. Portsmouth – Suffolk was done in 4 daylight legs. Running the engine at 2500 rpm she averaged 6 knots and consumed about 2.1 litres an hour. More local pottering uses about 1.5 litres an hour.
4. Headroom? It’s 6’5″ under the soft (the blue bit) part of the cockpit enclosure, 6’0″ in the wheelhouse and 6’1″ in the cabin.
5. She is for sale because an old pal and I are going to share a boat – his boat, my mooring.
If heading for the South Coast it is necessary to either go ‘over the top of’ the Thames Estuary sandbanks or wiggle your way through them. A distance of 49 to 59nm from the current mooring to Ramsgate depending on route taken. It’s obviously not a complete pussy cat but nor is it that arduous, I was 79 and singlehanded when making the passage mentioned above.
Alternatively, if considering a truck-it job then I can offer to organise the mast uprooting and prep for road transport at this end though, obviously, crane and associated costs are yours.
Current Price: £5000.00
This Colvic 23 Motorsailer boat is located in Ipswich, IP10 0LN and is being sold on eBay by johnphilip2005.