EVOLUTION 25 Mini Cruiser - QUO VADIS
Price includes Boat and contents, Dinghy and Outboard, Road Trailer. The cradle is available separately for £1000. We are not buying another boat so all contents are available such as life jackets etc. This could be a sailaway boat for an interested buyer. We are currently using the boat on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland. Note that QUO VADIS will only be available for viewing during the sailing season.
Boat now out of water with sails, rudder, tiller and electrics removed. All cushions removed. Inflatable and outboard also removed from yard. All stored in a warm and dry environment.
Twin gas alarm fitted as requested by surveyer/insurance.
DESCRIPTION OF QUO VADIS
This is the cruising version of the Evolution 26, with the same slippery ‘sweet’ hull but a higher coachroof. A practical hydraulic lifting keel and rudder enhances the versatility of this yacht. Quo Vadis is set up as a mini cruiser but with a few adaptions could be a good club racer. Purchased in 2006 we have fitted new standing rigging, roller reefing, new genoa & mainsail (all 2006), an inboard diesel engine (09), new forward hatch (08), all windows replaced (08,12,15,15..total £380), recent new acrylic washboards, recovered the upholstery, new anchor and chain among many minor additions to enhance comfort and safety. Originally on a road trailer we purchased a special cradle to lift the boat higher for easier yard maintenance. Recent survey done for insurance (May 2016) available.
The hull is extremely strong being constructed of very large & high strength woven roving GRP and the hull has a bonded in longitudinal stringer. The internal woodwork is securely bonded directly to the hull.
Her hydraulic lifting keel allow her to explore the shallows but because of the prop she cannot dry out. Fully retracted up she can go on a road trailer. The keel's adjustment is done from a hydraulic pump in the cockpit. The keel lift is supported by a load bearing aluminium crane which also gives support to the base of the mast. When completely down the keel is locked down by struts and bolts. The keel can be supported also at halfway if required.
When sailing she remains stiff and grippy due to the fact that she has a true ballast keel (lead in iron casing) weighing in at well in excess of 363kg (800lbs) in addition to more than 363kg of ballast in the bilges. This gives her a total of 726kg of ballast, which, with a hull only displacement of 1633kg, provides a ballast ratio of 45%, meaning she can carry a surprising amount of canvas for such a lightweight boat. This does not include the engine, thus with fuel, water and engine she probably weights over 2 tonnes (2000kg)
A well for an outboard still exists and could be used in an emergency. If the well blank is removed the propeller can be easily reached so making it easy to remove anything wound round the prop.
The boat is a comfortable 2 berth with baggage etc but could easily sleep 2 adults with children or more crew for day sailing.. Officially it has five berths in two cabins with 1 x WC. Forward double V, starboard single, port single (can be converted to intimate double with insert - we leave this at home). Port single 3/4 berth under cockpit (we use for storage)
Galley; Original cooker (Eastham Maxol BG21) with double burner, grill and oven on gimbals. Manual cold water system to sink and heads basin.Table with two floor positions for base and another in cockpit floor. Carpet tiles on floor.
Cushion covers have had new upholstery. Both saloon seats have had thinner back cushions made thus giving a wider seat base (more comfort). These thinner backs are also used for the cockpit seats in nice weather(see photos)
Heads closed off by two doors from main saloon and forward cabin. Manual seawater heads. Basin which empties into toilet bowl for pump out. Foot pump to basin. Heads outlet seacock is Blakes type which we have replaced. Inlet still has the original Blakes (good condition) but we have a new replacement spare. (Cost £100) Hanging locker opposite heads contains a proper gas locker with bubble gauge and vented to outside.
SAILS & SPARS
3/4 fractional sloop rig. Tapered aluminium mast and boom (Holt Allen). Overlapping genoa and fully battened main along with roller reefing (Rotostay) and stackpac/lazyjacks system purchased in late 2006 - Owen Sails (~£3100) ... maintained by Owen Sails as required - off boat in winter.
Slab reefing 1&2 from cockpit...All lines lead aft to the cockpit with clutch/jammer/cleats
Spinnaker pole and lightweight spinnaker. Adjustable backstay and running rigging.
Iris 50 handheld bearing compass
Plastimo Contest 100 bulkhead mounted compass.
Portland course plotter and dividers
Navman 5605 Plotter with UK/Ireland Max Mega C-Card (2006)
Assorted Admiralty charts for Isle of Mull area and North and South of Mull (2001-2006) (We also use UK charts on a pad to get up to date details.)
Pilot books for Isle of Mull cruising area
NASA Clipper depth sounder - mounted internally - visible from cockpit
Digital Weather Station - for Barometric Pressure with pressure history/moon state/temp/humidity
Windmaster hand held wind speed measuring device
Clock analogue/brass - visible from cockpit
Navigation lights - stern is LED (no masthead lights)
Unisolar 32 watt Solar Panel - mounted on hatch lid. (2006)
Leisure Batteries (110Ah) x 2 (parallel) - with 1,2,both switch
Solara Regulator unit for solar charging of leisure batteries
Engine Battery (45Ah) - with 1,2,both switch for engine charging and connection to leisure batteries.
2 x Switch panels - original plus one added.
2 x 15A/12V power sockets (1 switched - both fused)
Cabin lights - All LED
Shore Power lead -25m
Portable anchor light - plugs into 12v power socket
DSC VHF radio with handset and extension speaker - Raymarine
Vtronics VHK Antenna with Great Hawk Wind Indicator
Autohelm1000 tiller autopilot.
2 x fire extinguishers
Horseshoe life buoy and rope
Manual bilge pump
Portable 12v Gulper pump
Set of Inshore Flares (purchased Apr 2016 - £87)
6V rechargeable high power torch
Webbing Jackstays: 2 x harness tethers
2 x self Inflating Seago Olympic Plus180n Lifejackets with crotch straps (2010) with 1 x rearming kit
3 x manual 150n lifejackets with crotch straps
Portable VHF ICOM IC-M21 (in addition to main DSC VHF)
First Aid Kit
Kedge (spare anchor - Bruce) with chain and rope.
Inflatable hypalon AVON ROVER 2.50 - with recent pvc airdeck base insert (2011 £240) etc .. Still have plywood boards
(towed behind us when cruising as we have no life raft)
Extra long rope for towing or rafting out etc
DECK EQUIPMENT (if not mentioned elsewhere)
Anchor Rocna 10kg (2010 - £250)
35m 8mm tested galvanised chain (2011 £200) + 30m 14mm nylon rope
2 x Triple Spinlock halyard clutches
4 x Jammers - giving a total of 10 controls on the coachroof
2 x quad deck organisers (replace original triple -yes 2 pulleys have 2 ropes)
2 x single speed Lewmar winches on coachroof - halyards x 3, single line reefing x 2, lazyjacks x 2, topping lift, outhaul, kicker,
2 x single speed Lewmar winches in cockpit - for genoa halyards
Winch handle plus spare emergency floating winch handle
Removable central mooring cleat which fits onto genoa track
Rudder (liftable) with wooden tiller. (tiller and rudder at home overwinter)
Plastic covered guardwires (2010) .. Dodgers
Alloy adjustable boat hook (2016)
Deck brush, buckets, water hose etc
Fuel and water deck inlets
Manual bilge pump operated from cockpit
Hydraulic pump for lift keel from cockpit (last serviced 09)
Acrylic Washboards (new 2016) .. Orig wooden washboards
4 x Mooring warps .. 2 x rubber snubber
Mooring strop with spliced eye and thimble/shackle
Chain grab hook (for quiet anchoring using strop)
8 x Fenders (various) with protectors
1 x step fender: 1 x bow fender
3 x swivel blocks - for spinnaker sheets and preventer
flagpole and red ensign
BETA BZ482 13.5HP Commissioned 1st April 2009
Engine Type B-14HE ... Fitted by Dunstaffnage Marina
... Now done about 440 hrs
Spare consumables for this engine .. Filters, oil, fanbelts, impeller, antifreeze etc.
Shaft drive (25mm) to a 3 bladed fixed prop. Volvo shaft seal (have lubricant). Engine has its own built in anode but there is a hull anode and prop shaft anode.
This cost us over £8000 to purchase and have fitted as the boat previously had an outboard in the well - noisy, smelly, thirsty and used a dangerously flammable fuel.
This addition to the boat completely changed our enjoyment of the boat and allowed longer distance cruising, especially in light winds.
Diesel tank is about 25litres, plastic and situated under the cockpit floor. Another 20 litres is carried in containers in the cockpit locker. Filter funnel with water barrier.
Marine 16 - diesel fuel maintenance.
Make Evinrude E4 .. Horsepower 4.0 .. Model No E 4BRCNR - 1982
Still going strong but not worth much.
2 x 5 litre containers for petrol in cockpit locker.. 2-stroke oil
Shroud tension gauge
Bosuns chair and ascender x 1
Screwdriver set .. Roll of double ended spanners
Toolkit with adjustable spanners, pliers, cutters, scrapers etc etc
Hex Allen Bit to fit keel bolts (Imperial)
Sail repair kits
Braid on Braid Fid set
Dinghy repair kits
Duralac anti-corrosive paste
Selection of various solvents, greases, oils, sprays, cleaners
..probably more! .. after 10 years probably too much ......
After 10 years we probably have too much ... Much has been mentioned elsewhere
Toilet spares - have a new pump unit for the Jabsco - ready to exchange - cost £52
Heads inlet - new Blakes seacock -cost £100
Selection of PVC tape and Duct tapes
Selection of SS screws, washers, bolts
Selection of shackles
Spare ropes of various lengths
Full Camping Gaz cylinder
Floating winch handle
.... And more
Purchased in 2012 from Tennamast (£1400 inc del and VAT). We assembled it, so it can be disassembled for transport if required. As you can see from the photographs the boat hull sits on a central cradle support with the keel dangling through. The keel can be freely raised and lowered for servicing. 4 adjustable legs with pads complete the support for the boat.
This cradle cost us about £1400 so bear this in mind when considering the cost of the complete package (aware that 2nd hand value is not this-but these are relatively rare).
Designed by Julian Everett. Built ~1982 by Fletcher Marine, Burntwood, Staffordshire, UK. Ordered from Fletcher, UK, by General Enterprises Co., Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for first owner about May 83. The third owner had the boat re-imported into UK 1 July 1987.
According to internet sources ...
“ A boat built before 1st Jan 1985 is deemed to have VAT paid status if it was in private ownership and within the EU at midnight on 31 December 1992.”
I have documents showing the boat was built pre 1983 in the UK and was re-imported into UK around 1 July 1987. Either the owner paid VAT on import or he got an exemption because he was returning to live in the UK.
There is no problem if the boat remains in the UK and as a sale between private individuals is NOT a VAT chargeable transaction VAT would only be due if the boat was sold commercially. Customs and excise are not interested in small boats built before 1985.
I have the previous owners Bill of Sale dated 1987 and my Bill of Sale dated 2006. It was the previoius owner who imported the boat so it was privately owned and in the UK on 31/12/92. This would make the boat 'deemed VAT paid'
As explained above, provided the boat is sold privately and preferably not taken out of the UK, VAT is not a problem.
We have paid VAT on the cradle, engine/fitting, sails/reefing/stackpac etc.
The boat was trailed up to me from Yorkshire when I purchased her. For 3 years I hired Land Rovers and trailed it back home (100miles) to overwinter undercover in a friends barn. I moved yard/mooring (2010) and because it was cheaper to leave the boat with mast up we overwintered the boat on the trailer. However this made antifouling difficult and in the end we bought a cradle to lift the boat up and allow the keel to fully descend. The trailer has sat in the yard for 4 years now and would require a service before going on the road. The brakes will likely need attention. The frame is good.
Make Aqua Trailers, Rossett, Wrexham, Clwyd. Manufactured 1987
I have further technical details if required
Fitted bed sheet for forward V berth: Soft cushions x 2: