Snapdragon 747 yacht moored on Windermere
Ill health means we have to sell our much restored 1970s Snapdragon bilge keel yacht.
Over the last 10 years we have replaced or restored almost everything.
This is a heavy solid boat that sails comfortably but won't win any races.
There are four berths, a 6 year old flush toilet with internal holding tank and a pump out system. There is a two burner gas stove with grill. The sink is supplied by electric pumps from a large fresh water tank and a separate jerry can for drinking water.
The 1976 Yanmar YSM12 inboard diesel engine was rebuilt six years ago and starts easily and runs fine with no smoke. New mast and rigging 5 years ago. The sails are in good condition.
The boat is dry inside, the windows were reglazed four years ago and don't leak. The interior lights are LEDs in traditional fittings. The two batteries are charged by the engine or by a solar panel and regulator. There is a boarding / swimming ladder and an outboard bracket. Warps, fenders etc are all included.
The hull and deck have been painted. The hull is fine, repainted last year. The deck is looking a bit tatty. The antifouling has been renewed every year.
Currently the boat is moored on a lovely quiet swinging mooring behind Belle Isle on Windermere. The mooring is paid for until March 2017. The mooring is potentially available to the new owner subject to approval by the lake authority.
The boat has been stored on shore each winter. We have paid for this winter's storage and are due to pull the boat out of the water in November.
A yard trailer is available by separate negotiation. This is a Bayliner trailer adapted for bilge keels. It can be towed empty on the road but has no brakes, so can only be used as a yard trolley for the yacht.
This is an honest, solid boat with years of life left in her. Unfortunately we can't use her any more. We are looking for £3500 as a realistic valuation.