*****There is no rush to collect because of lockdown restrictions*****
Price negotiable if engine and/or trailer not required.
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 currently 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, but will need an overhaul for long distance). 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 with external Fuel tank and line (if required)4 Berths in cabin with cushions (realistically 2 adults and 2 children)Drop leaf table in cabinAmple storage under berthsChemical toilet storage under V BerthStainless steel push pit and pulpitStainless steel swim boarding ladderTransom hung rudder and Tiller steeringPerspex Washboard insertLockable cabinRopes & fendersAnchor locker with anchor, chain, and warpSelf-draining cockpitLarge Lazarette storage aft of cockpitLifelines and stainless steel stantions (currently removed)Sliding coachroof hatchOpening forward hatchClipper Duet display for Depth and speed instrumentsCompassFire extinguisherCO Alarm2 x Harken winchesTrailer and Lightboard (if required)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
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Current Price: £3250.00
This Sandpiper Sailing / River Boat *no Rush To Collect Due To Lockdown* boat is located in Huntingdon, PE28 *** and is being sold on eBay by ukjoan_ftu2di.