is a Seamaster 23 sailing yacht and is an ideal starter boat or for someone
looking for a sturdy boat that can easily be sailed single-handed. I have owned
her for 3 years and the only reason for selling is we are moving up to a larger
generally is good overall condition. A survey from 2016 is available and so are
lots more pictures. I bought her in 2018 and as she hadn’t been in the water
for most of the 2 years since the survey was done I used it as the basis for my
purchase. It was also acceptable to my insurer, on condition that all the
points identified in the survey were attended to, so I spent the first winter
making sure all the survey items were dealt with otherwise I wouldn’t have had
aspect of Beaujolais that is exceptional is the engine. The Beta 10 Hp engine
had done just 40 hours when I bought her and now has still only done 101 hours
(this may go up a little as we are still sailing her). The engine, gearbox and
propshaft were all replaced by the previous owner and have been serviced each
winter. The engine installation cost more than the asking price of the boat.
with a Raymarine ST1000 auto tiller which is tested and working.
addition to items identified in the survey in the 3 years of my ownership I
a new lifting keel (this was made and fitted by Harry King’s boat yard).
a new DSC VHF radio.
Installed a voltage sensing relay split charging system (so the engine starting
battery and domestic battery are independent).
engine starting and domestic batteries (both removed over winter and kept on
trickle charge at my house). Previously only one battery was fitted for both
engine starting and domestic use.
– New gas
flexible gas pipe, regulator and leak detector (the first 2 were survey items).
2 fixing points for a jackstay line (so I can clip on when leaving the
inspection hatch in cockpit sole (floor) which allows quick access to the
cockpit drain sea-cocks (and inspection of the prop shaft and stern gland).
forestay and backstay (survey items).
LED masthead nav lights and redundant low level LED nav lights (because I knew
I would never be able to climb the mast if there was a problem at the mast).
Replaced the primary fuel filter with one that has a transparent bowl so I can
see if the fuel has water contamination.
mid-ship cleats (makes coming alongside a doddle single-handed) – this is
probably the biggest single improvement in usability I have made.
shelving to partition a deep storage space so it is now 2 much more usable
spaces (tools & equipment below, sleeping bags & pillows above).
removable boxes above the engine starting battery to provide more storage.
The sails (slab-reefed main with 3 reefing points, roller reefing
headsail and spinnaker) are old but serviceable. The UV strip on the headsail
needs replacing; this is the only extra job that must be done over winter in
addition the routine maintenance jobs of engine service, inspect rigging and
Before we went on our summer cruise I cobbled together a dan-buoy and
life-ring from bits and pieces I had lying around and other people’s cast-offs.
It doesn’t look pretty but I’ve tested it and it does the job as well as any
purchased item would. It comes with the boat if you want but if it’s too tatty and
you’d rather buy a new one then I’ll keep it myself.
Beaujolais is currently on her summer mooring at Pin Mill near Ipswich,
Considering her good overall condition and very low hours Beta engine I
think Beaujolais is “priced to sell”, so please don’t ask “what’s the lowest
offer you’ll take?” because I will simply ignore that email.
Current Price: £3995.00
This Sailing Boat Seamaster 23 Sailing Yacht With Nearly New Beta 10 Hp Engine boat is located in Pin Mill, IP9 *** and is being sold on eBay by markborley1.