|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
Milford Marina Pembrokeshire UK|
We are reluctantly selling our 1979 Coaster 33, Aquila of Colne, as it is not getting used enough. Coaster 33s were designed by Alan F. Hill with the hulls moulded by Robert Ives Ltd and fitted out by R.J Prior & Son of Burnham-on-Crouch. The hull is based on traditional MFV lines but the profile below the water line helps give the Coaster 33 an excellent sailing performance for a motorsailer.
These boats are tardis-like below decks with standing headroom throughout and good light. They make good live-aboards or are excellent for extended cruising. This particular example is in excellent condition below having been refitted by Prior in the late 1990s. There is plenty of information on these boats on the owners association web site (just search for coaster33).
Aquila is well equipped for cruising. It has the original Mercedes OM636 diesel engine which has had a recent service with new filters, water pump and belts. There is a good set of sails: main, mizzen and genoa with whisker pole, which has had the benefit of a new UV strip. The navigation system is based on seatalk and comprises: log, compass, depth, wind, radar/chartplotter and auto helm. In addition to this, all seatalk data is available to USB and there is a Digital Yacht AIS receiver with output to wifi or USB. This means the boat is ready for open source systems such as Openplotter or OpenCPN. There is a bow thruster for manoeuvrability and an electric windlass. Aquila comes with substantial beaching legs for storage ashore or for beaching if required.
The 12V electrics have been upgraded recently. Altogether there are three battery banks with two good quality deep cycle batteries (2018) for the house system and navigation, an older deep cycle battery operating the thruster and windlass and a cranking battery for the engine. These are charged from engine, solar/wind and a new Vitron Energy Smart IP22 Charger. Charging the three banks uses two Vitron voltage controlled relays, with priority from engine controlled using a 0/1/2/both switch.
There is a significant amount of documentation on the systems aboard as well as pdf versions which I can supply. There are also three surveys with the most recent being 2016 on my own purchase. Most of the issues raised in that survey have been fixed including all new through-hulls throughout. I would be happy to share these surveys with a sufficiently interested purchaser. An early survey was performed by R J Prior himself.
Note that a UHD version of the video above can be found on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/355075112.
|Designer:||Alan F Hill|
|Builder:||Robert Ives Ltd|
|Fit Out:||R J Prior|
|Engine model:||Mercedes OM 636|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||9.98m|
|Length at waterline:||8.86m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||364 Litres|
|Water capacity:||340 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||100 Litres|
Aquila has a wheelhouse, with open cockpit which can be fully enclosed with a canvas rear and side walls. From the wheelhouse there is an aft cabin with V berth, cupboards and drawers. There is storage under both sides of the berth and access to the steering quadrant, auto pilot and emergency tiller. The beaching legs are stowed here. Also from the cockpit a companionway leads to the saloon with kitchen to port and heads to starboard. The kitchen as a two burner gas stove with grill and oven (gimballed). Kitchen and heads have hot and cold pressurised water with immersion and heat exchanger. There is a 12V fridge and a mains microwave. The saloon has a folding table and seating for 6, which provides two further berths if required. There is a further cabin forward again with a V berth, cupboards and drawers. There is ample storage beneath all berths. A hatch forward gives access to the chain store.
Aquila is a long keel displacement vessel laid up with a substantial laminate of GRP. The ballast is fully encapsulated into the keel. Throughout the fit uses a mixture of marine ply with teak veneer and solid teak joinery.
Rutland 914i generator + dual battery charge controller (one connection for auxiliary battery, e.g. electric outboard), Two 50W solar panels, Beach legs and warps, Bow thruster, Boom preventer, Whisker pole with up-haul and guys, Fenders and warps.
Integrated seatalk system with HSB2 7" mono display for Radar/Chartplotter, ST60 Speed/log, ST60 Wind, ST60 depth/temp, ST6000 autopilot with compassions and ST60 course display, Digital Yacht Seatalk to USB, Simrad RD68 DSC radio, Target Navtex pro, Digital Yacht iAIS with its own antenna.
Mercedes OM636 recently serviced (further pictures to follow)
Main mast, mizzen and boom are anodised aluminium all painted white, Sails are tan and in good condition. The genoa has a brand new UV strip. Both main and Mizzen have lazy jack and sail covers. Main has slab reefing (two points) Mizzen has slab reefing (one point). Standing rigging is > 10years old but was surveyed last year and was found to be sound.
Fire extinguishers, Exhaust temp sensor and alarm, Gas alarm, Manual and electric bilge pumps, Flares (out of date), Two floatation shoehorns, One flotation ring and warp, Britanny anchor with 55m of chain + warp, Bruce type kedge anchor with chain + warp, Electric windlass, Rig cutter.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.