Snapdragon 24 Sailing Yacht for sale, the perfect family coastal cruiser
What are we selling?
We are selling our Snapdragon 24 Sailing yacht, the perfect family coastal cruiser.
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She’s a brilliant little sailing boat, perfect for a family or couple.
Sleeps 5. Is sea kindly and seaworthy. She won’t win any races but she’ll get you home in one piece.
Snapdragon 24’s have a fabulous reputation and there are active facebook groups where you can get tons of support.
She’s in good usable condition and has everything you need to get started.
Of course I would always get the engine serviced and check the seacocks and things like that but you could buy her today and use her today.
THE ENGINE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE BUT IS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY.
So if you have your own long shaft outboard then take her as she is but if you want the outboard as well then I’m asking £300 for the outboard, otherwise I’ll just keep it as it’s a brilliant engine and I have a use for it myself and you’ll struggle to find another one at that price.
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Why are we selling?
Simply because we’ve bought a bigger boat and are soon going full time live aboard. If we were staying where we are then this boat would be absolutely perfect for us.
120% Genoa with whisker pole.
Main sail in excellent condition.
Anchor and chain.
Warps and fenders.
New Stack pack sail bag and lazy jacks
Sprayhood with reinforced grab rail.
NASA Clipper Wind speed and direction
NASA Target 2 depth
12v Running and interior lighting
Manual Whale pump
Jabso Manual Sea Toilet – installed but needs pipework connecting.
Brand new, never used, 60 litre flexible water tank
New running rigging front to back.
New bottle screws on standing rigging, inspected and in good condition.
Auxiliary outboard bracket (main engine goes in engine well)
Engine : 5hp Mariner Outboard : NOT INCLUDED IN SALE BUT AVAILABLE SEPARATELY.
Work carried out over the past 18 months
New tinted polycarbonate windows – 100% leak free.
New upholstery – now has some water marks
New running rigging.
New Masthead unit
New VHF antenna.
New fuse board for additional electrical systems
New battery isolator key.
Yacht name : Aeolus
Hull Type: Twin Keel
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 24.50 ft / 7.47 m
LWL: 20.50 ft / 6.25 m
Beam: 8.00 ft / 2.44 m
S.A. (reported): 247.00 ft2 / 22.95 m2
Draft (max): 2.50 ft / 0.76 m
Displacement: 3,850 lb / 1,746 kg
Ballast: 1,550 lb / 703 kg
First Built: 1962
Builder: Thames Marine (UK)
Designer: Thames Structural Plastics/Thames Marine
Things I want to point out
1. There is some damp staining on some of the interior woodwork and upholstery from before we owned her when the windows where leaking. The boat is now BONE DRY. I went back to her yesterday for the first time in a couple of weeks and there was literally a mug full of water in the bilge, I was amazed! So yes there’s some paintwork which needs touching up and a few annoying marks on the new upholsterybut it’s not because the boat leaks, its from when it used to leak before we did the windows
2. The toilet isn’t connected up and the sea cocks are in unknown condition. Honestly, we never used the sea toilet and just had a portablepotty. But I recently got this sea toilet which I know is working fine. I’ve popped it in the boat but not yet connected up the water pipes. It’s a 10 minute job which I can do for you but I also think it would be a good idea to inspect and change or at lease service the sea cocks as we didn’t use them and they seem a bit stiff. But that’s something which again, you’d do anyway when buying a boat.
Ok so we know it’s lockdown and everything is a bit messed up and we are happy to accommodate that.
With that in mind we’ll need to negotiate on collection and payment etc.
I don’t want any comebacks on this sale or any messing about so I will meet the purchaser, in person, at the boat to go through everything and even do a sea trial, weather permitting. With that in mind it’s payment, in cash, on collection only I’m afraid guys.