"La Breeze" is a home-built (by the previous owner) Robert Tucker designed 'Charybdis' in steel. She is 35ft overall with a centre-cockpit and separate aft-cabin. In total she has 6 berths with two of them being in a double in the aft-cabin. The saloon has two berths (one about 6'6" the other about 5'6"), and has standing headroom (around 6'). The galley and chart-table section at the bottom of the companionway has around 7' headroom, two windows looking forward, and one on either side so is light and airy. There are full-length (about 6'6") quarter-berths on either side of the engine compartment which are great at sea. The engine is accessible both from the saloon via a removable panel and from the cockpit via a large hatch which makes access for maintenance and servicing much easier than is usual on a boat of this size. The aft cabin is not directly accessible from the saloon (other than via a "crawl-through"), but it is a nice big comfy berth. The heads are in the bow in a separate compartment with large lockers and a hatch onto the fore-deck. There is a stainless steel fuel tank in the engine compartment (~80 litres), and two large built-in water tanks (not sure of the volume, but when crossing the Atlantic with two crew on-board we only used one of them). She has a huge amount of storage space throughout the boat, mainly in well-divided lockers, but also larger volumes under bunks etc.
She is tiller-steered from the large cockpit which has high steel sides to protect from the worst of the spray. She is not currently fitted with a spray-hood. She also has a small aft-cockpit with a ladder on the stern which is handy for boarding, fishing, storing the gas-bottles, rubbish, life-raft etc... She has steel legs that can be bolted to the hull for keeping her on a drying mooring (we did this for years), or just for when you need to dry her out to clean/paint the bottom. The engine is a TD-power 3 cylinder diesel fitted during her re-fit and really only used for one trip to Scotland and back (from Wales). Starts well, fairly economical and plenty of power for the size of boat.
Whilst she is a steel boat with a long-keel making her well behaved for long passages, she is not particularly heavy for her size (~7 tonnes) and carries a decent sail area (same as a Sadler 34). The upshot is that she is relatively quick for a long-keel boat and makes decent time on long passages (average of 110 nautical miles per 24 hours crossing the Atlantic). She is ideal as a simple, low-cost, long distance cruiser for a couple: small enough to be easy to handle, but strong enough and well-behaved enough to inspire confidence at sea.
Please email me if you would like more information, or would like to come and see her: [email protected]
It may be possible for me to deliver her (by sea), but this would depend very much on where to and when, please let me know and we can discuss.
3 ring cooker with oven and grill
solar panel and charger
2 batteries (110 Ah each)
Garmin GPS/chart plotter (with built-in echosounder not currently connected)
Fixed VHF set
3 anchors: large fisherman, Danforth and CQR with 60m chain
Anchor windlass (not currently fitted)
Hydrovane wind steering (old but working when removed and not currently fitted)
Two butane gas cylinders (4.5kg each)
Liferaft (serviced by myself 3 years ago and not checked since, so requires inspection/servicing)
Lavac sea-toilet fitted with manual Henderson pump
Fixed manual bilge pump (also Henderson)
Mixture of LED and halogen lighting
Stereo (CD and radio) and speakers
Two fully-battened mainsails (one worn and requiring repair, the other v.g.c.)
Large Genoa (v.g.c.)
#1 Jib (v.g.c.)
Harken jib sheet winches
One Barton and one old tufnol halyard winch
Stainless bottle-screws with galvanised rigging wire for all stays apart from forestay which is stainless
Profurl roller furling
Cushions for berths
Possible extras to be negotiated if required:
Outboard (2.3hp 4 stroke Honda)