Built in 2014 by a professional shipwright Floatsjackson from Ipswich to an American design from 1908 known as a Dark Harbour 17.5. Constructed using strip plank epoxy with a lead ballast keel. Keel stepped spruce mast with a gaff sloop rig, all new sails by One sails. A very simple yet stunning day boat in perfect new condition, complete with a new double axle road trailer for transporting. Elegant, easy to sail and immaculate condition, the perfect day sailer that will turn heads everywhere.
Contact: Richard Gregson. 01803 833899. 07886 081657
LOA 25' 10"
LWL 17' 6"
BEAM 6' 3"
DRAFT 4' 3"
SAIL AREA 311sqft
West system cedar strip planking over 13 laminated mahogany ring frames. Laminated douglas fir longitudinal stringers. Sheathed in 600gram glass saturated in West System epoxy and finished in Awlgrip. Inside of the hull coated in thin epoxy and painted with varnish over the top.
Fin and Rudder
Laminated douglas fir fin sheathed in 600gram glass saturated with west system epoxy. Rudder blade is a solid ply lamination, profiled and sheathed in glass. Lead keel through bolted and bonded with Arbicol. All surfaces finished in Awlgrip products.
Laminated mahogany beams with marine plywood deck, sheathed in 600gram epoxy glass. Painted and grooved deck head to give the effect of a laid deck.
Mahogany toe rail all round with.
Bronze fittings on deck with a centreline aft fairlead and twin fairleads forward. Nice bronze cleats for mooring and running rigging. Bronze rimmed deck light set in the foredeck.
Coachroof and Cockpit
Solid African mahogany coachroof and cockpit coamings cut from a single board to ensure the grain matches both sides of the boat.
Coachroof deck has a distinct and very pretty camber with a centreline sliding hatch and a pair of hinged mahogany doors in the companionway.
Self draining cockpit with a laid Douglas fir sole. Rudder stock protrudes through the cockpit sole and has a hinged tiller to help moving around the boat.
High peaked gaff sloop rig on a keel stepped spruce mast. Varnished spruce boom, gaff and headsail boom. All spars by Collars with custom made bronze fittings.
Large mainsail with an overhanging boom and a single tail mainsheet to a bronze horse on the aft deck and a jammer on the centreline at the aft end of the cockpit. All halyards are led back form the mast to cleats on the coachroof deck.
Single cap shroud each side in stainless steel wire to internal bronze chainplates bolted through slightly oversize ring frames.
Forestay in stainless wir to the stem head with hanked on headsail. The headsail has a small varnished spruce boom to block and tackle sheet which makes it a self tacking headsail.
Running backstays onto 4:1 tackles.
All sails as new condition by One Sails
Custom double axle Snipe trailer
Raymarine wireless log and sounder.
2 Southford Road