Dayspring is a centre cockpit, two-masted steel hull sailing ketch with a SSR number of 90068, length overall 13m, beam 4m, draught 1.8m, ballast 7 tons, and displacement 20 tons. Currently located on the Isle of Bute, Scotland. She is being sold as a working project as her owner sadly died before he could complete her refurbishment. A beautiful yacht; viewing recommended.
Dayspring was designed by A Volker for steel construction and was built by De Plaete yard in Holland in 1980. She is a sturdily built long keel vessel with 60m steel frame spacing. This lovely boat is a working project as there is corrosion throughout much of the forward end of the hull. New steel ribs have been made and paid for and are included in the price of the yacht. New sails are also included with the price.
Due to Dayspring being mid-improvement, the interior is currently untidy. Viewing recommended however, as she is gorgeous and full of potential! She was a labour of love for my late father and he would relish someone bringing her back to her former glory, which he was in the midst of doing.
The accommodation comprises an aft double cabin with an additional berth for a third person and an en-suite wash basin. A large amount of storage is available under the bunks. This cabin is accessed down a companionway on the port side. The saloon has a navigation station to port and a galley to starboard with a settee berth and saloon table forward, which converts to create a double berth. The galley has a 3 burner stove with oven, a double sink unit and a hot and cold pressurised water supply. An additional tap delivers filtered drinking water. A 24volt fridge is also fitted.
The navigational area on the port side has a large lifting chart table facing forward surrounded by electronic navigation equipment including a Robertson autopilot, VDO wind instruments, gyro compass, Funruno 1522 radar, Sitex Plotter, Funuro GPS, Kenwood TS 450 HF radio and Navtex receiver. In addition equipment installed in the doghouse includes a Icom DSC VHF, Nasa AIS receiver, standard Horizon CP 300 plotter, VDO echo sounder, gyro compass and wind instruments.
The heads, which are forward of the saloon on the starboard side, are the standard Jabsco model fitted with a holding tank. There is also a shower and basin in the heads compartment. The shower is emptied using a dedicated electric pump. The foscle has space for one berth and on the starboard side there is a work bench with a vice.
The engine and gearbox were removed and sold as the plan was to upgrade them both. As such there is no engine on the boat which is reflected in her price. Re-wiring is also recommended. The engine that was removed from the boat was a Mercedes 72hp marinised by Sole which was driven through a 2:1 Hurth gearbox to a 50mm shaft and a 16" propeller.
Viewing recommended. Please contact seller to arrange to view or to ask any questions. I would be happy to help however I can.
Sold as seen. No returns.