had Flinders for 5 years and had many fantastic holidays with her, but kids
grow up and now, reluctantly, the time has come for her to find a new home.
boats are a hidden gem for new and experienced sailors. Flinders is a 19ft GRP Cat Ketch rig (sometimes
called a Freedom rig for obvious reasons) with rotating una rigged masts (fast
to rig, simple to maintain no shrouds or stays to worry about), exceptionally easy to handle and sail, very pretty
and fast for an open day boat. She has a
long keel with encapsulated ballast and a drop centre board with an outboard
well, lockers, hatches, bilge space and buoyancy bags. Really perfect for holidays, camping,
fishing, beach hopping, exploring estuaries, coast lines and water ways. Easy to sail single handed or with the family
and a great boat to teach larger boat handling skills (approx weight is 700kg). Easily towed with a family saloon or even
better with a small 4×4 like VW Tiguan which is perfect even on steep slipways.
had many upgrades and extras over the years:
· Manual build pump· Electric bilge pump and battery· Automatic mooring bilge pump · 40ft running mooring line new this year· Many fenders· Twin Plastimo 105 compass with backlights· Braked trailer with stainless brake cables· Stainless steel drop centre board (30Kg) · Trailer board · Very recent wheels, tyres, bearings· Boat cover and tarp· Long boom quiver bag and sets of sail covers· 6:1 kickers· Beaching legs· Custom made mast pivots· Fold down canvas cuddy cabin and stainless frame· 2x anchors and warps· 2x collapsible paddles
condition 4Hp 4 stroke Mariner out board is NOT included in auction but could
be separately negotiated.
boats are now 30 odd years old so do not expect them to have perfect gel coat
and be free of every knock and dent, Flinders is very serviceable and in
excellent shape for her age. There are
loads of tips I can share about getting her in and out of the water, rigging
Any questions please ask. Bidders with zero history/feedback, please
contact me before bidding, no overseas bidders.
Cash on collection or bank transfer, the successful bidder must make
contact within 48 hours after the listing has finished and complete the financial
transaction within 10 days
Current Price: £4250.00
This Swift Explorer Sailing Boat boat is located in Birmingham, B29 7RB and is being sold on eBay by gtlambretta.