Robust, comfortable and seaworthy cruising yacht from the board of well known East Coast designer Alan F. Hill.Five/six berths in two cabins plus separate heads amidships. Huge amounts of stowageExcellent ventilation with several opening ports, 2x dorades + mushroom ventsRetriever has been our summer home for the last five years, mid April to mid December. During that time she has been constantly upgraded, including a full interior refit with all linings replaced and both cabins fully insulated using fire-retardant multi layer foil & Thinsulate type insulation. As well as keeping her cozy warm even in quite cold conditions – she now has an incredibly good radar reflection!However, she is certainly not a houseboat. She is powerful and comfortable under sail thanks to her versatile cutter rig and 2.5 ton ballast keel and has a good turn of speed, even in light airs. Her cutter rig, with self-tacking staysail also makes her very easy to sail single handed – all sheets being easily reached from the helm.Over the past few years we have enjoyed several month-long North Sea cruises as well as a five month Baltic trip where, thanks to her shoal, keel-up draft we were able to explore many remote anchorages in the Stockholm Archipelago. This also of course, makes her ideal for the East Coast and the Dutch canals. In her previous ownership she cruised the south coast & Brittany Lifting Keel:We only lower the keel when hard on the wind as, with her long ballast keel, it serves only to reduce leeway. It also reduces her turning circle & makes manoeuvring under power more predictable Although these are single keeled boats some are kept quite safely on drying moorings, drying out to about 25-30 degrees.Draft: Keel up – 3’ 10” Keel down – 6’ 4”Sailing & navigation equipment:Raymarine ST 40 Bi data & wind instrumentsNASA GPS Repeater, battery monitor & NavtexNavman 5600 plotterIcom DSC VHFAutohelm 2000 tiller pilotDeck level and mast-top navigation lights4x sheet winches, 2x haliard, 1x reefingTelescopic whisker poleSL manual windlass35lb CQR with 50m 8mm chain Boat hookFenders & various warpsSails:All by Crusader Sails & in excellent condition:Tan main, slab reefing (x3)Roller furling Yankee set on Rotostay gearHanked on staysail set on self-tacking boomEngine:Beta 3 cylinder 28hp fresh water cooled, driving fixed 3 bladed propeller with rope/weed cutter. PSS shaft sealAutomatic, clean agent fire extinguisherThe engine is regularly serviced & is currently fully winterised. 1375 hrsVery smooth running & reliableFuel tank drained & cleaned 2017Electrical:Updated batteries and charging systems with twin 110a/h Trojan domestic batteries + 110a/h start battery 80 amp Sterling alternator to battery smart charger30 amp mains chargerRCD protected shore power with multiple sockets + long shore leadCD stereo radioDomestic:Nelson 2x burner, oven & grill cooker. Gimballed with pan clamps + many spare parts12 volt Isotherm fridge compartmentPowerful 4kw Eberspacher 3x outlet heater, professionally serviced last yearPressurised water systemLavac wc with diverter to 75l holding tank with deck or overboard pump-out (Essential for Holland or Sweden)All lighting top quality, voltage regulated & suppressed LEDs, some dimming Fire extinguishers & fire blanketSmoke & CO alarmsSmart, good quality upholsteryCurtains/blinds to all ports & hatchesHard wearing, washable carpetsMiscellaneous:Spray hood & dodgers (with name)Awning type boom tentJack staysAdditional Perspex wash boards1x manual bilge pump2x automatic electric bilge pumps (fore & aft to ensure a dry bilge for stowage)Freshly antifouled and genuinely ready to sailPhone or email to arrange a viewing which should be possible at any time as we live very nearby.
Current Price: £15750.00
This Duellist 32 Cruising Yacht boat is located in Woodbridge, IP12 1PE and is being sold on eBay by trevor202717.