For sale is “Whimbrel”, our Hunter Liberty 22. (I think 1986). She’s an unusual and beautiful little yacht; still in excellent and original condition.
Coming on her newly serviced (see certificate in photos) braked trailer,
she is an easy trailer launched yacht having a minimum draft of only
1.18′. With the swing keel lowered she draws 3.5′. In addition to the
swing keel, she has small bilge keels and so can be beached.
She has the original mustard hull and white topsides with a canoe shaped
stern which makes her very quiet through the water. The outboard sits
in a well within the cockpit but there is a mount on the stern for a
spare if required.
Perhaps the most unusual feature of the Liberty’s is their sail rig.
They are a shroudless ketch having main and mizzen Bermuda style sails.
This makes very very simple to rig. The masts both hinge from deck level
and can be raised and lowered single handedly.
Last year we renewed all of the sheets; also restoring them to their original setup. She’s very easy to sail now.
The cockpit is a good size and the cabin has three berths; one double in
the bows and one single under the cockpit. Unusually for a boat this
size, she has a separate toilet compartment. The hull is plumbed for a
flushing sea toilet but we removed this in favour of a chemical toilet
for lake use. Either toilet can be included in the sale. Also in the
“heads” is a small hand basin with electrically pumped water and
She’s wired for lighting and there is a car-type radio CD player and
speakers although these are not “fitted” as such. There is also a
working NASA depth sounder. Included in the sale is a (new last year)
12v battery and solar panel. The panel plugs into the charge controller
in the boat and has been more than enough to keep the battery happy
whilst we’ve had her moored.
There are two electric bilge pumps.
The small galley has a twin burner stove (gas bottle included) and sink with electrically pumped water and external drain.
She’s just had a full Spring clean inside and out and is beautifully presented. More pictures of the cabin will follow.
Whimbrel could hit the water in style today.
She’s for sale because we simply don’t use her enough to warrant the
expense of keeping her moored. She was on probation with us last year –
hence the expenditure on rigging.
She was on Coniston until the end of last year and can now be viewed ashore at a boat yard near Ulverston.
Current Price: £5000.00
This Hunter Liberty 22 Sailing Boat boat is located in Ulverston, LA12 7EN and is being sold on eBay by rbm109.