The Rustler 31 is a traditional, classic long-keeled cruiser with pretty lines and excellent performance. The design is well proven, with many ocean crossings to its credit, a fast, close-winded, seaworthy and sea kindly bluewater yacht, with the ability to keep going in the very worst weather. Her current owner has undertaken a complete refit.
She has now been fully refitted and carefully maintained, and is well presented, well prepared and ready to sail away. A fantastic go-anywhere yacht with beautiful lines that attracts attention wherever she goes, the complete antithesis of the modern wide-beamed marina caravan.
If you love sailing, whether ocean crossing or backwaters pottering, the Rustler 31 will get you there quickly, enjoyably and comfortably.
The interior layout, with four berths in two cabins, whilst modest by modern standards, is safe and secure at sea and offers plentiful stowage throughout. In the forecabin, V berth with infill and stowage under. Opening hatch to foredeck. Separate head to port with marine toilet and stainless steel washbasin. Hanging locker opposite.
In saloon, two settee berths in red coloured material. Fold-down table with opening leaf. Chart table to starboard with galley opposite. There is good stowage for charts in the chart table with a handy bookshelf navigation books. Two burner Taylors gimballed paraffin cooker with oven. Stainless steel sink.
The Mikuni MX40 heating system provides pressurised hot water system with hot water to the galley and heads, it also has a 12 volt blower for heating the cabin. 70 litres freshwater capacity. She has been in her current ownership for the last 9 years
Masthead rigged Bermudan Sloop. Alloy mast and boom by Z spars. Stainless steel standing rigging (2012). Terylene running rigging (2012). Deck stepped mast. Slab reefing mainsail. Barton Boomstrut. Furling headsail (Selden Furlex 200s) Lazy jacks.
Located abaft the companionway in insulated space, Perkins Perama turbo M25 3 cylinder 25hp diesel engine. Electric start. Indirect cooled. Shaft drive to three bladed fixed propeller. Single lever control. 65 litres fuel capacity in stainless steel tank with 5 knots cruising speed. cutlass bearing was changed in 2011 and the engine was serviced by the owner in May 2017. Coppercoat was applied in 2012. The anodes were last changed in 2016
Blue GRP hull with white deck. Teak toe rails. Long keel with encapsulated lead ballast. Keel hung rudder. Tiller steering. Aft self draining cockpit.
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Chatham Maritime Marina
Chatham, Kent ME4 4LP