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    £ 29,000
    Holman and Pye - Red Admiral - similar to Oyster 37
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    £ 29,000
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    Holman and Pye - Red Admiral - similar to Oyster 37 for sale

    Sailing BoatsCruisersHolman and PyeRed Admiral - similar to Oyster 37

    Autonomy is robustly built with mouldings by Halmatic. A Holman & Pye design very similar to the Oyster 37.

    She has cruised Ireland, Scotland, the coast of Wales, Brittany and Northern Spain.
    Her topsides were repainted in 2010, she was re-engined with a Beta 28 in 2007.
    Electronics regularly updated. Includes Tacktick wireless wind and speed, Raymarine C80 plotter and radar, Lowrance plotter at helm. Vesper AIS transponder.
    See web link for many more details, photos and recent upgrades.


    Length overall: 10.99m
    IRC Displacement: 7470
    Waterline length: 7.75m
    Draft: 2m
    Beam: 3.44m
    IRC Rating (2005): 0.929
    SSS base value: 37
    Builders: Mouldings by Halmatic
    Registered tonnage: 11.20
    Engine: Beta marine 28hp – 110S
    Hull material: Fibreglass
    Tankage: Fuel – 30 gallons
    Freshwater – 80 gallons

    Regularly updated
    Recent additions / Maintenance
    Autonomy has been lifted out every year and normal annual maintenance including engine servicing undertaken.

    In addition a rolling upgrade progamme has been undertaken

    Winter 2018/19
    New wheel motor for S1 autopilot
    Replaced domestic switch panel and fuses

    Winter 2017/18
    New stern VHF aerial fitted as backup / AIS aerial
    Replaced sail drive shaft seals

    Winter 2016/17
    Vesper AIS transponder fitted
    New sprayhood
    New cockpit tent enclosure designed and built
    New washboard

    Winter 2015/16
    New Flexifold propeller fitted
    Saildrive diaphragm replaced (invoice from 16/10/2015)

    Winter 2014/15
    New roller reefing system and forestay fitted

    Winter 2013/14
    New 6 arm Jacobs cradle
    New blakes seacock for raw water feed to engine

    Winter 2011/12
    New Engine start battery (invoice 12/04/12)

    Winter 2009/10
    Topsides resprayed
    Bow roller refixed
    VHF masthead aerial replaced
    New Danbuoy fitted
    Steering wheel recovered
    Racor spin on fuel filter fitted
    Hatch cover made
    Roller headsail removed and forestay shortened 1 inch
    Winches stripped
    Some lockers repainted
    Port side of lead keel stripped and covered with V2Tar
    Added rebushed prop hub
    New sail cover
    New jackstays
    Life raft serviced

    Winter 2008/09
    Floors revarnished
    Routine engine maintenance
    Fitted wind generator pole on starboard side
    New bearings in wind charger
    New replacement radar fitted
    Replaced stubby auxiliary VHF aerial at stern
    New Eberspacher ECU
    Standard routine engine maintenance, seacock checking / servicing, winch servicing etc
    Standing rigging removed and checked
    Replace mast cable for Steaming / deck light

    Winter 2007/8
    Redid most electrics – added BEP master switches fuses etc
    Moved batteries from under sink to new battery box under stern bunk
    Two new 110 amp house batteries
    Added Rutland wind generator and charger
    Added split charger and new bow battery (Odyssey 1200) for windlass
    Fitted Lofrans windlass
    Added 40m 10mm chain
    Added Manson anchor
    Added new hot water tank under sink
    New water pump
    New 240V smart charger, and shore power
    Heating coil for hot water tank
    Added 240 volt plugs
    Galvanic isolator
    Replaced Eberspacher and heat ducting
    Added AIS to C80
    Added new instrument box at chart table
    Replaced heads pump and hoses
    New tap / shower unit in heads sink
    New cruising main and genoa (cruising laminate)
    New sound system below decks
    New cockpit speakers + sound priority system
    Added lazy jacks
    Added large emergency bilge pump with auto float switch

    Winter 2006/07
    Fitted Beta 28hp engine replacing Volvo MD 11C
    Replaced saildrive seal & changed sail drive for the serviced one
    Replaced most of charging system
    Partially replaced exhaust system adding in Vetus anti siphon
    Added C80 + radar + scanstrut pole
    Bought personal EPIRB
    Added Raymarine S1 wheel pilot
    Standard routine engine maintenance, seacock checking / servicing, winch servicing etc
    Standing rigging removed and checked
    New Lewmar 46 self tailing primary winches
    Added redflash starting battery

    Winter 2005/06
    Added Tacktick system
    Added Lowrance chart plotter
    New Spinnaker

    Winter 2004/05
    Replaced saildrive gaiter
    New gas lockers & gas system
    Pilot gas alarm
    New fixed VHF radio
    New liferaft (Seago)
    New Cockpit table


    Autonomy is robustly built with mouldings by Halmatic. Autonomy’s topsides were repainted in 2010. Preventative epoxy treatment was applied (1995). She has been lifted out every year and the antifouling maintained to a good standard annually. She has a lead antimony keel and flush fitting Landamore seacocks for heads and bilge.


    Autonomy is a spacious boat with unusually generous accommodation for her length. She benefits from a bridge deck arrangement and sleeps eight in three cabins. There is excellent storage including two full length hanging lockers, a variety of cupboards and lockers behind and under berths. Her interior is teak and teak veneer and hull linings are in teak strips. She has good headroom throughout. She is well lit with mostly LED lights and the option of red night-vision lighting in the saloon and navigation area.


    Two single berths with insert to convert to double
    Zip down privacy door
    Storage bins under berths
    Lewmar escape hatch over
    Teak strip lining to hull surfaces
    Storage shelves to starboard
    Reading lights
    Dedicated windlass battery (Odyssey) with trip switch under berth
    Heads to port

    Lavac toilet with Henderson MK 5 pump operation (doubles as a third bilge pump)
    Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressurised water and extendable shower head
    Teak grating floor
    Storage shelves for personal items
    Storage locker under sink
    Teak grab rail and mirror
    Ventilating hinged hatch above
    Separate hand pump for port water tank
    Lift-off heads door doubles up as emergency rudder
    Dry hanging locker to starboard, opposite heads

    Storage for cockpit cushions, clothes etc
    Zip down door
    Vent cowl over

    Saloon berths port and starboard with lee cloths and stainless steel water tanks beneath, total capacity 80 gallons
    Pilot berths port and starboard, outboard of saloon berths, also with lee cloths
    Book shelves and reading lights in each pilot berth
    Teak strip lining to hull surfaces
    Fixed table with fold down leaves to seat eight. Fiddled centre section with lift-up access to bottle storage
    Storage behind saloon back cushions
    Main Lewmar hatch over with insect screen insert
    Galley to port

    Stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap and hand pump discharge
    Stainless steel gimballed two burner gas cooker with oven and grill – new 2004
    Crash bar to cooker
    Top access insulated cool box
    Melamine work surfaces with adjustable teak fiddles
    Top access storage for saucepans and utensils
    Sliding door access to shelving storage over, for crockery and stores
    Cupboard under sink for water pump and calorifier for pressurised hot and cold water
    Two deep retained drawers for cutlery and linen
    Cupboard below for seacock access and storage of cleaning materials
    Joinery in teak, companionway bulkhead faced with matching teak melamine
    Teak mug holder
    Vent cowl above
    Gas solenoid shut off switch
    Navigation station

    Upholstered navigation seat with storage for tools under
    Fiddled chart table to take half folded admiralty charts with chart storage beneath hinged lid
    Storage cupboard below for boots/equipment
    Teak lined shelf for speaker, books and navigation equipment
    Main fused switch panel with navigation cupboard below
    Chart illumination in white and red lights
    Aft cabin

    Full height wet hanging locker to starboard
    Good engine access by removal of teak faced housing to rear, side and companionway steps
    Double berth with lee cloth
    Reading lights
    Battery box containing 2 AGM lifeline 100Ah house batteries and 1 Odyssey engine start (same as windlass so swappable in an emergency)
    BEP Battery switches and main fuses. VSR charging system.
    Battery to battery charging system for windlass battery
    Two ventilating port lights to cockpit and vent cowl above
    Upholstered seat with storage behind and underneath
    Deep locker with access to shore power system and dry hanging space
    Shallow locker for access to fuel tank, sight glass and sea cocks
    Large shelf with flag cupboard over and drawer beneath, to starboard
    Good shelves port and starboard for personal effects
    Bunk side table, fiddled, with mirror over
    Electronic Equipment

    Tacktick wind, log depth instruments
    Raymarine C80 plotter and Radar at chart table
    Lowrance plotter at helm
    Vesper Marine AIS transponder
    DSC VHF radio with remote wireless handset for use in cockpit
    NASA battery monitor
    Beta marine fast charging system
    VHF radio and CD player with stereo speakers in saloon and cockpit
    Shore power charging unit and 13 amp socket
    Raymarine S1 wheel auto pilot complete with optional gyro upgrade (wheel pilot motor replaced 2019)

    The deck is well laid out and spacious because of the low profile coach roof. Controls are led to the cockpit, to winches which are all by Lewmar and to Spinlock clutches. Autonomy has a deep cockpit which is safe and comfortable in any seaway and narrow enough to allow crew to brace against the opposite seats. There are adequate clip-on points throughout. She has wheel steering and a cambered helmsman’s seat. Autonomy has named cruising dodgers and a cruising spray hood which attaches over the companionway. There is also a complete cockpit cover which zips to the back of the sprayhood and suspends under the boom. Creates an extra room when at anchor.

    Stainless steel pulpit
    Substantial bow roller
    Anchor locker with hinged deck lid
    Sturdy bow cleats
    Non slip deck finish
    Fore and aft lifelines
    Port and starboard spinnaker pole holders
    Stainless steel guard rails and aluminium stanchions with spares
    Port and starboard water filler points
    Adjustable genoa tracks
    Main halyard winch
    Second halyard winches and clutches lead back to cockpit
    Cruising sprayhood, frame and attachment points
    Safety bars on bridgedeck
    Mainsheet car and track with traveller and port and starboard self tailing winches
    Mainsheet self tailing winch
    Primary winches (Lewmar 46 self tailing – upgraded 2006)
    Secondary winches
    Runner winches, self tailing
    Lifeline attachment points in cockpit and at helm position
    Cruising dodgers
    Whitlock steering binnacle with Sestrel compass
    Stainless steel steering wheel
    Stainless steel mast for emergency VHF, CPS and radio aerials
    Stainless steel pushpit with fold down swimming ladder and named lifebuoys and lights
    Cockpit has two very deep lockers for storage of fenders, buckets, warps, boat hook, sheets, gas bottles etc
    Cockpit recess for binoculars, hand bearing compass etc
    Removable cambered helmsman’s seat for access to life raft mounting
    TX engine controls
    Deep cockpit has teak slatted seats, winch handle pockets and fuel filler to aluminium fuel tank beneath cockpit sole
    Mast and rigging

    Autonomy has a fractional rig which allows a great deal of tuning yet keeps the size of headsails manageable, especially important for short handed cruising. Her mast was renewed in 2004 together with the standing rigging and most of the running rigging.

    Keel stepped double spreader Sailspar mast – new 2004
    Boom – renewed 2000
    Kemp kicker
    2 no. spinnaker poles
    Jockey pole
    Stainless steel wire rigging – forestay, babystay, upper, intermediary and lower shrouds, runners and backstay – new 2004
    Forestay has Selden Ferlex (all new 2015)
    Backstay has hydraulic adjuster
    Babystay available
    Slab reefing to main
    Genoa halyards port and starboard
    Spinnaker halyards port and starboard
    Spinnaker downhaul
    Spinnaker uphaul port and starboard
    Mail halyard
    Topping lift
    Flag halyard
    Mainsheet, genoa sheets and spinnaker sheets and guys
    Warps, fenders etc

    Cruising laminate main (new 2008) – Condition good
    Cruising laminate genoa (new 2008) – Condition good
    Light spinnaker (rainbow coloured!)
    Also a large range of sails inherited with the boat in varying conditions
    Sobstad racing main – new 2004
    Cruising main
    Delivery main
    Spare main
    No. 1 heavy genoa
    No. 2 genoa
    No. 3 genoa – new 2000
    Heavy working jib
    Light no. 1 / furling headsail
    Light no. 1 genoa
    Light spinnaker – new 2000
    Working spinnaker
    Storm spinnaker
    Big boy
    Storm jib
    Storm trysail
    Named sail cover in blue and red with white lettering
    Safety Equipment

    3 no. fire extinguishers
    Galley fire blanket
    35lb Manson anchor with 10mm calibrated chain and warp (very pleased with this setup have sat out many gales at anchor and never moved)
    Kedge anchor with warp
    Emergency VHF aerial
    Fore and aft lifelines
    Cockpit deadeyes for harness attachment
    2 no. lifebuoys with lights and drogues
    Dan buoy
    6 person seago life raft (unserviced)
    NASA depth sounder and tacktick depth sounder
    Lowrance plotter at helm
    Masthead tri-colour (LED)
    Masthead anchor light (LED)
    Masthead VHF aerial
    Steaming light
    Deck light
    Navigation lights
    Auto pilot
    VHF radio
    2 no. Henderson Mark 5 bilge pumps
    McMurdo PLB – battery due replacement

    Beta marine 28hp – new 2007 - serviced annually
    110S sail drive leg with folding two-bladed propeller serviced annually (spare 110S Sail drive available)
    Alternator charging to dedicated engine starting battery and service battery
    25? gallon fuel tank
    Cruising speed 6.5 knots
    Exhaust pipe renewed 2002
    Controls renewed 2003
    General Equipment

    Hot and cold water pressurised system heated via engine cooling with insulated cylinder and pump – heating coil for when on shore power.
    Ebersbacher boat heater (vents in aft cabin and saloon)
    Engine spares and manuals
    Manuals for installed equipment
    Galvanised Jacobs boat cradle 6 arm (new 2013) and ladder
    Boat hook
    Cockpit cushions
    Owner’s Comments

    During the 16 years of owning and sailing Autonomy, she has done everything and more than we could have asked of her. We have cruised her extensively as a family and enjoyed the odd bit of club racing. She has brought a great deal of enjoyment to everyone who has sailed on her. She is reluctantly for sale as we no longer race her and have bought another boat to pursue longer distance cruising. We are sure that her new owner will enjoy Autonomy’s qualities to the utmost.

    Reluctantly for sale as we now have another boat, and tempting though it is to keep he in reality we don't want 2 boats!...Read full description
    ManufacturerHolman and Pye
    ModelRed Admiral - similar to Oyster 37
    Mooring CountryUnited Kingdom
    Conditionwell maintained
    Sale TypeUsed
    SalePrivate vendor
    Sales statusavailable
    Length10.97 m/36 ft
    Draft2 m/7 ft
    Propellerfolding prop
    SteeringWheel control
    Engine manufacturerBeta
    No. of engines1
    Material hullGRP
    Material deckGRP

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