|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Solent & Lympstone Devon UK|
Holly Blue is a 4 Berth 23 ft (7.00 m) GRP long keel family cruiser with a 10 HP Yanmar inboard Diesel engine. She has a galley, sink, marine toilet and good storage. Comfortable cockpit with Spray Hood and Dodgers. Comprehensive safety, navigation, anchoring, mooring and general equipment. Very seaworthy small yacht, easily sailed with family or single-handed. These yachts were designed when it was expected they would happily cross the channel and make similar offshore voyages. I have sailed Holly Blue single-handed between the Isles of Scilly and Littlehampton. Very well suited to coast hopping and their size makes them significantly more economical than larger boats to moor and to maintain during the winter months. For interesting reading look at articles by Jim Mottram (mainly in PBO) who sailed his Elizabethan 23, ‘Reservation’ single handed around England, Ireland and down to the Med having crossed Biscay and also made several voyages to the Baltic; all single handed.
I am only selling her as a result of family pressure, which thinks that at the age of 80, I should no longer be sailing offshore single handedly - so unreasonable!
She is moored at Lympstone on the River Exe, although she will be in the Solent at the end of July and an inspection could be arranged there.
|Vessel type:||Sailing Yacht Cruiser|
|Designer:||Peter Webster & David Thomas|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar 1GM10|
|Length over all:||7m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Hull colour:||Dark Blue|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||30 Gallons|
4 berths in 2 cabins: double V berth with infill in forecabin and 2 single quarter berths all with bunk cushions in good condition.
Galley consists of Origo two burner gimballed meths cooker and sink.
Cooking utensils, cutlery, mugs etc for 4
Marine Toilet located below tween the forecabin berths.
Cabin is lined and the windows have curtains.
Chart Table with charts
Privacy Curtain separating Fore and main cabins.
Designed by Peter Webster and David Thomas and built by Peter Webster Ltd in Lymington in 1972 Holly Blue has a GRP hull painted deep blue, grp deck painted non-slip grey, white GRP superstructure and teak gunwales. The keel is cast iron with a swinging centreboard raised and lowered by a winch controlled by a line into the cockpit.
Timber flooring panels for cockpit.
There is a tiller extension for ease of steering.
15 lbs CQR (genuine) anchor mounted on chocks on foredeck.
12 m x 8 mm anchor chain spliced to 40 m x 12mm 3 strand white nylon.
Fenders, mooring lines & boathook.
Sprayhood and Dodgers marked 'HOLLY BLUE'
Stern Boarding Ladder
Self draining cockpit
Red Ensign, wooden staff & flag support
Garmin, GPS Map 450 Chart Plotter
Plastimo Mini Contest Bulkhead Compass
NASA Target Log, Depth and Windex Instruments
Standard Horizon GX 1500E DSC VHF radio
Raymarine ST1000+ Tiller Pilot
Bow and Stern Navigation Lights, masthead Tricolour and Steaming Light
10 HP internal Yanmar 1GM10 Diesel engine motor pushes her along at around 4.5to 4.8 knots in calm weather and cruises comfortably at 4/4.5 knots. Fuel consumption approx. 1.0 l/ hour. 30 litre diesel tank and dedicated storage for 10 litre diesel container, giving a maximum cruising range of 40 hours, say 160 / 180 nm.
Battery compartment with two 75 AH batteries.
Bermudian rigged sloop with stainless steel standing rigging and alloy mainmast, boom and spinnaker pole. Back stay is adjusted by a 4 part pulley controlled from the cockpit. Flag halyards on 2 spreaders. Wind vane on mast.
2 Lewmar ‘7’ Genoa sheet winches. Winch handle container in cockpit.
Fixed Radar Reflector on mast.
Mainsail by Kemps Sails (2018) Slab reefing with 2 slabs. Reefing controlled by single lines taken back to cockpit.
Mainsail drops into a Kemps zipped Packaway Sail Storage Bag on the boom with control lines taken back to a clutch adjacent to the cockpit
Furling Genoa by Kemps (2017) on Plastimo 608-S furling gear.
Main halyard can be fixed either on a cleat on the mast or brought back to a clutch in the cockpit. Genoa halyard is fixed to a cleat on the mast.
Spinnaker and Cruising Chute age unknown but condition reasonable.
Lifebelt with light
Cruising Flares (out of date)
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.