A highly desirable 9M yacht in superb condition and absolutely ready to be sailed by any new owner. Don't hang around this boat is priced to sell. It is one of the last built by Hanse . Based on a well established hull design and as originally sold by Najad yachts as an Aphrodite 301. Easily driven hull with a very heavy lead wing keel makes this a shallow draft cruiser/racer that will perform as well as much larger later designs. Blue note II was cruised in company this year with many other North Wales based craft to the Isles of Scilly and back with absolutely no problems for an elderly crew. The majority of the seven weeks were spent at anchor, on moorings or in a drying harbour and were not in a marina. In the last 8 years of ownership she has had all key equipment replaced or refurbished to a high standard. All underwater through hull fittings were replaced and the rudder shaft removed checked for wear or corrosion and bearing sleeves replaced earlier this year. The Volvo MD 2010 runs perfectly and has less than 100 hours pa since originally fitted. Very recent cruising laminate sails by Peter Saunders with a fully battened main and overlapping genoa that when reefed can also be used as a self tacking jib. Original sails also available along with a small easily handled Goacher Spinnaker. All sail controls lead back to the cockpit. Recent solar panels spray hood and dodgers and cool box conversion make for off grid sailing and comfortable cockpit shelter.
The hull was stripped back to the original gelcoat and refinished with two coats of protective primer and hard racing antifoul. Instrumentation for navigation is easily viewed from the cockpit including compass GPS AIS Wind and Depth. This is also available either on a small tablet sized PC or 24 inch TV. Radar although old has proved its worth in addition to AIS on an 11 hour passage from Southern Ireland to North Wales in thick fog.
Accommodation for up to 6 people is possible. She makes an ideal boat for a couple on extended cruising and has an adequate sized v berth in the cabin for two adults. Two single Berths for adults In the salon. The large double aft berth that once accessed is preferred by the current owner for single occupancy but is a favourite for up to three grand children. The fridge and cooker are in good operating condition and the recent investment in just over 200W of solar panels provide adequate power to provide ice for drinks. The 10Hp engine combined with a clean hull will ensure a cruising speed at hull speed of 5.5 knots if required. Sailing performance is well in excess of the engine and is highly rewarding to experienced sailors thinking of downsizing.
The sugar scoop transom and swim ladder makes boarding from a dinghy or swimming from the boat much easier. A round tailed air deck dinghy with recent new valves and lightly used Honda outboard will be sold with the boat.