These legendary craft developed for true water sailing are still much sought after today, originally built in Costa Rica central America, they were extremely popular due to the superb build quality and access to the very raw material that we Sailors love and that is Teak.
This resource is grown locally in sustainable forest. Having access to fine materials it only amplifies the skills inherent in the Costa Rican's ability to work with wood giving the feel of real quality created by craftsman.
This general trend of inherent quality is evident throughout the vessel.
"Imshi" has delivered everything for the current owner could ever wish for, it with great sadness that he having to part with this beautiful boat which he has maintained and serviced throughout his tenure. The owner has never stinted on lavishing both money and care and attention. That is why today this boat is a prime example of excellence and is ready to circumnavigate the earth.
This is simply achievable by one person or two all equipment is geared towards shorthand sailing.
So if Blue Water Cruising on a budget is what you wish to do then look no further as "Imshi" represents fine value for money and will present well for survey.
'IMSHI's original name was 'SERENITY', owned and registered in the USA. Had been laid up for a year and half, following the death of the original owner Mr Frank Ridemont, at Vero Beach, Florida.
It was purchased from the Estate, late 1991 and sailed via the inter-coastal waterway to Ft. Lauderdale for a thorough re-fit. The main engine was in a poor state and replace with a new one.
Then sailed to the Cayman Islands in January 1992, then on to the UK in April via Key West, Ft Lauderdale, Bermuda and the Azores to Plymouth.
Since then she has cruised the UK South Coat, North coast of France, Channel Islands. Easily handled by a man and wife team when necessary. Tracks well a steady passage maker in most conditions.
The Hull is under going full Epoxy treatment and will not need anymore work for many years to comes, in fact maybe never. The value of this treatment is £10,000.
The main feature of the long Keel craft is never having to worry about keel bolts and should you be unfortunate to hit the bottom it will not tear the keel off, this ensures that if you are sailing in shallow waters it will generally be no more than a scarp.
Please contact Trefor Jones at 0044 (0) 2380404509
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Hull Shape: Deep Vee
LOA: 11.58 m
Beam: 3.48 m
Maximum Draft: 1.78 m
Displacement: 9000 kgs
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.