More photos to follow!Swedish built Magnifik Midget single fin keel currently on the hard since November 2018 at Steeple in Essex.She has only been in the water for 3 months in the last 2 years!She has been stored ashore on the hard almost every winter since 1994.She was built in 1976 I am reliably informed by the previous ownerbut there are no papers to officially prove this. She was primed thoroughly in August 2018 and given a fresh coat of anti foul.No signs of osmosis were found anywhere, she is rock hard all over.Three new anodes have been fitted in 2015Designed by Bruno Bostrom from Sweden, over 600 of these hulls were built.Details of this fast yacht can be found at http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=6985YOUTUBE videos of a Magnifik Midget in action https://youtu.be/31pXImyT_oQhttps://youtu.be/Gs2BkfHuGCkShe is on the Small Ships Register SSR since 2015 so she is eligible for sailing to foreign ports.In 2015 I sailed her over the North Sea to to the Frisian islands of Holland and Germany and onto Oslo in Norway and was met with some big dangerous seas, the seas in the Baltic were the worst but she behaved impeccably! she is a safe yacht, she is a dream to sail.This yacht points exceedingly close to the wind! The beam is narrow and the hull shape almost identical to a Contessabut with a smaller fin keel. The bilge has always been kept dry, she has been kept warm in all the winters since, so no damp or moisture has penetrated anywhere. The keel area has a lot of space where storage for many large water containers that can be kept deep down in the boat, this helps the stability of the boat enormously and helps her to sit better in the water, when under sail. She has been fitted out and insulated well with wood veneersdesigned for a cold Scandanavian winter!There is plenty of carpentry work in the yacht withlots and lots of storage compartments and shelving of all shapes and sizes,all the latches work!The cockpit has two teak grates to walk on. The port and starboard lights work, the bulb in the trilight requires changing at the top of the mast. There is a working deck light half way up the mastthat faces towards the bow. All NEW standing rigging was fitted in 2008 and the helm stock was overhauled and bearings replaced in 2008. She comes with a Yamaha 4 horsepower outboard engine.It is fed by fuel contained in a separate red petrol plastic tank 12 litres approximately.There is also a 300 watt solid state inverter for converting electricity from the 12 volt battery to 240 volt standard. There is an Almanac from 2010 that I still find very useful. She comes with a very good Inflatable red BOMBARD tender which is a good size for two people.The Bombard tender has manual self inflating pumps attached to itself so there is no need to carry any pumps! Worth £100 all day long. She stands bolt upright on a drying mooring even in the softest of muds as she has a pair of excellent stowaway lightweight aluminium legs that I have actually improved the upright stance by increasing the size of the footplates! I have made a new very solid and very very strong outboard bracket that has been well varnished 2015. I have made a new stronger varnished washboard hatch with a small window in 2015 that is a precise and exacting fit.Sails original mainsail still usable, new wooden battens 2015 with no repairs!Genoa – old fashioned brass hank on in excellent condition! Bought secondhand on EBay in 2015 but it was never used beforehand !!!There is a Spinnaker sail in a sail bag!There is a sliding track on the forestay wire if a slide on sail is usedand there is a well oiled furling drum to roll up the Genoa!There is a small spare anchor and the main Danforth anchor is a reliable anchor.There are some good quality nearly new warps.Small Red Ensign flag.4 fenders.Plastimo floating Compass. Head (Toilet) worked but not been used since purchase in 2010. Standing room in the yacht is about 5 foot 5 inches.There are four berths with blue upholstered cushions.Old but clean!There is a galley area with a two burner gas stove connected to recently fitted new orange gas pipe that runs to the outside locker.There is a small fitted 6 amp solar panel fitted on the foredeck that is not currently working but can be possibly repaired with new soldering ????A well engineered designed stainless steel Stern pushpit has been fitted, it is not standard but is a very welcome contribution which adds enormously to the security and practicality of sailing a yacht.The topsides and cockpit could do with a new coat of paint,and some fibre glass filler for a few chips,if you prefer although not necessary!The headlining in the forepeak requires a little glue in places.The wooden rubbing strake on the stern port side quarter (about 18 inches)needs replacing.The cushions in all berths are old but clean.There is a depth gauge fitted on the yacht but a new computeris required??? There are many things to make better and upgrade if you choose todo so but the yacht functions!the only thing I’d really like to do is rewire some of the electrical wiring.New firmer cushions would be a welcome improvement.The kicker/vang line to hold the boom down could do with replacing as it’s getting a little stiff/old. Cost £15.00??There is no VHF radio but wiring and aerial is there if required.She is a fantastic yacht to sail, quick even in the lightest of winds!Grab yourself a brilliant yacht at a real bargain price!MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW !!Mobile phone: Adam Kingdon 0782.575.9176
Current Price: £100.00
This Magnifik Midget 23ft – Swedish Fin Keel Yacht – Essex boat is located in Southminster, CM0 7NU and is being sold on eBay by adamkingdon888.