Macwester 22 Project Sailing Yacht / Boat- Trailer NOT Included – Located
This is a
Macwester 22 yacht project that I suspect I will not get round to doing so it
needs to be moved on to someone who will. The following details are from
Hull Type: Long
Type: Masthead Sloop
ft / 6.71 m
ft / 5.49 m
ft / 2.51 m
2.92 ft / 0.89 m
4,080 lb / 1,851 kg
lb / 635 kg
Marine Co. Ltd. (UK)
Macwester 22 is an excellent sea boat, being extremely sturdy in construction
and very forgiving to sail. They have crossed oceans. and even completed
circumnavigations so are the ideal family boat, being very steady and very
safe, albeit not the fastest.
Built with a
good size cockpit and high saloon deckhead to provide standing clearance, the
Macwester provides excellent living space for a 22′ boat. She sleeps 4, with a
V-berth in the forepeak and the saloon table folding down to produce a double
bed, with a separate heads compartment and galley on the starboard side. There
is a water tank under the table providing hand pumped fresh water to the galley
sink, and plenty of storage under all the bunks and in the galley cupboards.
this about 6 years ago as an in use boat and used her for a season but then
took her out of the water for a winter refit and she has never gone back.
The hull is good,
although there is some star cracking that you might want to fill and she
probably needs the hull and topsides painting. She has suffered a little from
rust staining from the mast support, so although I am sure she will clean up
considerably more than she currently is (this is the result of just an hour
with a jet wash), you may want to re-paint to get her looking her best. The dark streaks on the sides are just her still drying from the jet wash but was starting to rain again so had to take the best pictures I could.
She has a
good main and roller reefing headsail, with decent but not new rigging. The sails were packed away carefully so are
good to use. The cockpit is a decent size with high sides to be very safe. The lockers are empty of all the usual junk in an old boat. She has a decent anchor with a mixed chain / rope warp which secures on the foredeck.
boat is basic but very functional. A re-wire is needed, although the original
systems were extremely basic anyway so not much is lost. She has 12v lighting throughout, and normal
navigation and mast lights, but little in the way of navigation equipment as
was only used in local waters.
She has no
engine. She did have a single cylinder Yanmar 1GM10 but it seized while she was
standing. I had a bit of a work rush a
couple of years ago and removed the engine to repair it, but it was not really salvageable so I sold it for parts to put towards a replacement, which I never
got. In reality any small diesel engine
would fit, as there is plenty of space in the engine compartment. Shaft and
prop are still fitted. If you prefer,
she also has an outboard bracket, which does need a new piece of plywood but
otherwise is good, so you could just seal the shaft and use an outboard if you
had one anyway.
The boat is
located near Wallingford in Oxfordshire, not the Shepton Mallet that may show as
my seller location so please consider that when bidding. Because of where it is stored viewing is difficult although I may be able to arrange something for serious bidders. She can’t stay there, you can’t work on her there and can’t lift her onto your own transport there I’m afraid as it is a secure site.
IS NOT INCLUDED, so there are a few options for collection:
I can deliver her, at £1 a mile both
ways if you have the means to lift her off the trailer at the destination. I
can basically deliver anywhere you want within reason, but subject to timings restrictions as
I work and it is not a speedy thing to tow. I would prefer to tow late evening (less traffic) and so drop off
early morning having stopped in a convenient layby.
I can tow her at £1.50 a mile one
way to a suitable location near Wallingford with cranes etc to swap onto your own trailer.
I don’t know of a place personally, but there are many boatyards relatively
nearby that support Thames boating companies so you may be able to find one. There
is also a mobile crane hire service in Abingdon who say that they quote for a specific job not just a hire period so they may be able to do a lift in their own
yard for a reasonable price. I will do my best to be available during their working hours but will
need some notice to make sure I can take time off. This is up to you to organise.
If you have access to a truck with a
crane, I can tow her to a nearby large
layby where you can swap it from the trailer and straight onto the truck. I can probably do this most evenings ~(it will be dark by the time we are doing the swap though) and will happily do that for free as only a couple of miles away. Weekends are a little more challenging but I will make one work.
You can make an offer on the
trailer. I know what a 4 wheel 3500 kg braked trailer that can take a 26 – 28
ft boat is worth, and even though it is an older trailer needing a bit of work and is not galvanised, it
is very sturdy, it has new tyres, serviced bearings and brakes so I know it is
worth around £1500. If I sell it I need to replace it and am struggling to find anything suitable so I won’t sell it cheap. I will tow it to the same nearby layby so you can take it. You will need your own straps as I will
remove the ones on it (I believe a driver should always do their own strapping)
and you are accepting the condition of the trailer as being roadworthy from
when you take it. Or you could collect boat and trailer on a suitable truck if you prefer.
message me beforehand if you want to discuss any of these, or have some
specific requests for the delivery. All other arrangements are your responsibility – I will just make sure I turn up where and when you ask. I can’t deliver to Glasgow on the night of
the auction ending if you just message me after it finishes!. Wanting to
cancel afterwards because you have no way of collecting just wastes time and
messes serious buyers around. I will need paying for the delivery before I set
off – I’ll send you a separate invoice for that once we have sorted how you would like do it, or you can make an offer that is
bid if you have less than 10 feedback and haven’t messaged me first. I will cancel your bid as I don’t want the
hassle of idiots who bid on things they have no intention of buying then don’t
contact you afterwards.I’ve had a few of those already.
This can be
a really nice little family cruiser, sturdy and ideal for new owners with the
excellent sea keeping qualities making her a very safe family yacht.
any questions before the auction ends not after you have won. You can drop me a text on 07980 623987.
Current Price: £500.00
This Macwester 22 Project Sailing Cruiser / Yacht / Boat- Trailer Not Included boat is located in , OX10 *** and is being sold on eBay by .