Sailing BoatsLeisure 23SL Bilge KeelUnited KingdomCurrency GBP
Chalkie, built in 1979. This example of a great little cruiser has been well maintained and cared for most of her life, with her present owner being meticulous about her presentation. This bilge keel cruising yacht has very roomy accommodation for her size with this later model having more headroom than her earlier sister. A new Yanmar 13.5 hp 2-cylinder diesel engine was fitted in 2016 and this together with her three bladed high thrust prop makes light work of the strong Solent tides. This engine is one major plus for buying Chalkie. Her running and standing rigging has been replaced within the last six years. She has been well-looked after and is finished nicely in teak, coming ashore most winters. The gunwale has been restored and finished with woodskin varnish. Chalkie is a great little coastal cruising yacht and well worth viewing.
Accommodation and layout
Saloon with quarter berth to port and galley. Saloon table to starboard doubling up as the chart table
Blue cushions. Lots of storage under seating.
Heads with manual wc
Heads manual loo
Galley c/w sink and storage lockers, manual freshwater tap, gimballed gas cooker with two burners, and grill. Fire blanket
Lockers under the deck space
Forward cabin with two single berths with storage under each berth. Wet locker for oilskins
Rigging and deck gear
Sloop masthead rig with Alloy mast and boom, roller reefing on mainsail & roller furling genoa.
Two sheet winches
1 x CQR anchor with 8mm chain on the main anchor
Warps and fenders
Canvas fender stowage
Electrical, navigation and safety equipment
2 batteries one engine and one domestic supply
12-volt electrical supply from engine
Dataline SDX Speed/log
Speed and log
Clock and barometer
Horseshoe life belt
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ManufacturerLeisure 23SL Bilge Keel
Mooring CountryUnited Kingdom
LOA6.9 m/23 ft
Length6.9 m/23 ft
Width2.39 m/8 ft
Draft0.8 m/3 ft
Engine manufactureryanmar 13.15 hp 2-cylinder diesel, 3 bladed shaft-driven high thrust prop, p bracket, new cutless bearing 2019. sealed shaft gland and flexible shaft coupling.
No. of cabins2
No. of berths5