This an Etchells 22 classic keelboat. She is 30′ on deck and 22′ at the waterline. With out doubt one of the most attractive keel boats ever designed. Early hull numbers are desirable and this is no. 461 built in 1976 by Robertson’s of Argyll. (Builders plaque and hull number are still in the boat).I have used her largely for club/inshore racing. She sails beautifully, very fast and exciting to sail, to the point I promised myself I would never part with her, but times change. There have been modifications to the boat over the years such as bench seats in the cockpit and a centre engine well for an outboard to assist with docking etc. These modifications could be removed if you are looking for a ‘pure’ keel boat, although I have found them to be good additions. I have a 4HP Suzuki outboard that fits and drives the boat perfectly although this is not included in the sale. I am open to offers/negotiation on the engine if required.Rig:The mast and boom are the originals (Proctor). The standing rigging has been replaced, although there is no record of when, and is of stainless steel wire. I had the rig checked by a qualified rigger last year and no defects were found. It is in sound condition. I have not changed the halyards since purchasing the boat 3 years ago. They are in serviceable condition but would benefit from replacement. All lines from mast to cockpit have been replaced last year and are in god condition.Sails:The boat comes with 3 sets of sails (main and headsail) These are a one design sail. The primary set are in good condition, the other two sets are serviceable but quite old. Ideal as spares.4 Spinnakers are included. 1 almost new, 1 in good condition. The other two are old but ok for spinnaker practice or spares.Also included:1 x Echo sounder (installed) New 2018 and in good working order1 x Battery and battery box. New 2018. Well maintained and ready to re-install2 x Foam fenders (only type that fits this boat)1 x Racing compass (fitted-new 2018)1 x Crew saver throw line – fitted and new 20182x Mooring lines – new 2018Various lines, sheets etc large bundle. All came with the boat when purchased but serviceable.If you plan to keep her in the water I designed an anti-bird netting that covers the whole boat and has proved highly effective and easy to fit. This is included.Cosmetically the boat is in good condition for her age although the hull would benefit from a new paint job to look her best.If you would like to learn more about her, or arrange a viewing please feel free to contact me on 07865973583. I am available any time including evenings and weekends.The boat is currently ashore in Southampton.
Current Price: £2200.00
This Etchells 22 Classic Keel Boat boat is located in Southampton, SO18 1EH and is being sold on eBay by ginnes-uk.