Voyager 14 by Kings Lynn / Juxtamare Marine, Ltd.14 foot long micro cruiser trailer sailer / sailorUnknown yearIt is often quoted that “The smaller the boat, the bigger the fun”. Maybe that wouldn’t work for Jaws, but for getting my family onto Rutland Water learning to sail, this has been perfect. Given the keels, I don’t have to worry about my kids capsizing and getting cold in the water waiting for the safety boat (Rutland Water is a big lake). We can have the mast up and be launched in 20 minutes. Very much the same as the larger dinghies really but with the added safety of keels. Being such a shallow draught (draft?), I just reverse it down the slip without having to disconnect the trailer or anything. Retrieving is straightforward and fast as I have added a locating bar on each side of the trailer that locates the two bilge keels where they are supposed to be. You can see this with red padding on one of the photos.As a family we are hooked on sailing and we plan to try the sea next on something a little larger. I am not as brave as the previous owner who prepared this for sea use off the south coast. It is fully watertight with two good sealing hatches i.e. the companionway has been adapted to take a watertight hatch rather than the usual sliding and washboard approach. There is an oversized bilge pump. There are heavier duty bilge plates than standard and it has also been strengthened inside with a very heavy duty frame to hold the bilge plates. There are large drains creating a self-raining cockpit. The cockpit well is small so it cannot hold much water. There is a watertight buoyancy area at the rear of the cockpit that can be accessed and there are also air-tight buoyancy areas internally which again can be accessed. There is a tri-light but I have never wired it in and it is wired for a mast-top aerial. There is a small battery and anchor.The sails are old but functional. The cockpit area has been painted with some kind of non-slip and is coming off and looks scruffy. The hull also has a couple of scruffy bits. I have tried to show these on the photos.There is a sprung outboard bracket on the transom but engines are not allowed on Rutland Water so I row out of the creek to catch wind if necessary. It has two rowlocks and two oars. There are 4 fenders.It was originally marketed as a 2 berth, I believe, although that is some very creative marketing. Still, some sailors cruise in dinghies so maybe it is possible camping style if you are super nimble. It is stripped out inside with just two boards ready to take cushions – I have only used the inside to store our gear while we sail.The trailer takes me to Rutland Water and back but also doubles up as a launching trailer so although I would be happy to set off anywhere with the trailer, I can’t vouch for the bearings being in pristine condition and I would ask you to make your own checks on the trailer. The metalwork of the trailer looks to be in good condition and the wheels and tyres are new.Viewing pretty much any time week or weekend.If you are interested, take a look at these links:https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/voyager-14https://www.shortypen.com/?boat=11&d=Kings-Lynn—Juxtamare-Marine,-Ltd–Voyager-14
Current Price: £650.00
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