Gib Sea 304. Designed by Joubert and Nivelt and built in 1997 by Gilbert Marine. Very light use throughout its life hence super condition throughout. The 304 is the racing rig version of the 302 and consequently holds extra sail area when compared to the 302.
Single Yanmar 2GM20 20hp diesel through shaft drive to a 3 bladed prop with rope cutter. Cooled by raw water. Equipped with 2 new marine batteries (July 2016). Diesel capacity 12 gallons in one fuel tank
Bermudan sloop, fractional rig, aluminium spars, deck stepped, stainless steel standing rigging, slab main reefing, roller headsail reeling. White main sail and genoa made of Dacron.
Shore power, navigation lights, bulkhead compass, autopilot, vhf radio, log/speed depth sounder, wind/speed direction, clock, baramoter.
Sugar scoop stern with boarding/bathing ladder. This has been wonderful as a feature for accessing the dinghy and swimming from. Spray hood with integrated winder cover that covers whole cockpit. Spray dodgers, boom cover, genoa cover, various fenders, warps. 2.6m Avon dinghy.
Radar reflector, various fire extinguishers, fire blanket, gas alarm, smoke alarm, electric and manual bilge pumps.
6 berths in 3 cabins, 2 doubles, 2 singles. Saloon - single settee berths port and starboard with large drop leaf table. Forecabin - double fee berth forward with storage. Aft cabin - large double berth with storage. Galley - to port double burner hob, oven and sink. To starboard very large cool box under chart table. Separate heads compartment with Sea toilet, sink and shower. Well locker astern heads. Cockpit - large self draining cockpit with lockers and cushions.
I spent a long time to find this boat and she has been fantastic. She is easy to move about on board with wide decks and is cavernous and accommodating below. Everything is easy to access and maintain. She is lively if you want to press her but thoroughly predictable and reliable. Great all round racer or cruiser. Time for her to move on as I am now moving to motor.
Lying TORQUAY, DEVON, England. Thanks Garry