Red Dwarf is a Sandpiper 565 lifting keel trailer-sailer (circa 1985), which is an ideal starter boat and perfect for day and weekend trips. In a clean and tidy condition throughout and fitted with a Mariner 6hp four stroke outboard engine (serviced) and with a current BSS certificate valid until July 2024 (Required for inland waterways).
As a family we’ve enjoyed some great times on our boat named Red Dwarf, we have mostly used her to cruise up and down the beautiful Great Ouse without mast and sails, mooring for picnics, stopping off at beauty spots and for pub lunches along the way and weekend stays away. If necessary, she can be easily towed using a trailer (included). We have had the occasional sail, but we haven’t had the opportunity to take her further afield to lakes or wide rivers so far. However, she has served us very well as a converted river boat, as she is very easy to handle.
We will be sorry to say goodbye to Red Dwarf, but we are ready to move to a larger boat and we are sure that she will bring her new owners as much fun as we’ve enjoyed. We spent time and money over the summer (2020) renovating the woodwork and head linings inside the cabin. We replaced the house battery with an 80 a/h marine battery, to feed the 12v electrics for internal led lighting and charging points for devices and instruments and replaced the Perspex windows. The hull and lifting keel is in good condition with a few superficial scuffs and scrapes. The deck could do with repainting to bring her to excellent condition.She comes with her mast, boom, roller furler, jib, mainsail, standing and running rigging (included if required). However, the buyer may choice to continue to use her as a river cruiser only.
This Sandpiper 565 features include:
Mariner 6hp four stroke outboard tiller control with external Fuel tank and line (Not 2 stroke Johnson with remotes in picture)
4 Berths in cabin with cushions (realistically 2 adults and 2 children)
Drop leaf table in cabin
Ample storage under berths
Chemical toilet storage under V Berth
Stainless steel push pit and pulpit
Stainless steel swim boarding ladder
Transom hung rudder and Tiller steering
Perspex Washboard insert
Ropes & fenders
Anchor locker with anchor and chain
Large Lazarette storage aft of cockpit
Lifelines and stainless steel stantions (currently removed)
Sliding coachroof hatch
Opening forward hatch
Clipper Duet display for Depth and speed instruments
2 x Harken winches
Single axle braked trailer and Lightboard
Horseshoe life buoy
Keel: Lifting Keel
Rig: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 18.50 ft / 5.64 m
LWL: 15.00 ft / 4.57 m
Beam 7.08 ft / 2.16 m
Draft (Max): 2.90 ft / 0.88 m
Draft (min) 0.83 ft / 0.25 m
Displacement: 1,200 lb / 544 kg
Ballast: 300 lb / 136 kg
For information: This advert may be displayed on other sites so please contact me to check if still for sale. I may consider offers without engine and trailer. May deliver at buyer’s cost, message for details.
Current Price: £3495.00
This Sandpiper Sailing Boat / River Cruiser, Outboard Engine And Trailer boat is located in , PE28 *** and is being sold on eBay by .