A fantastic opportunity to purchase a well proven true bluewater cruising yacht at a great price. She was built for her owner who after many years of happy exploring has decided it is time for someone else to enjoy her as they have. A very well constructed boat offering huge accommodation and storage space on a low budget as she is now in need of some tlc and re-commissioning. Buyers should note that no proof of VAT is available and that depending on intended use it may be necessary to pay this on top of the final purchase price.
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The impressive accommodation offers up to 7 berths in 3 cabins with approximately 6'4" maximum headroom.
FORECABIN: Fitted with a double berth to starboard, single berth to port and large amounts of stowage beneath berths and in various lockers.
HEADS: Separate compartment forward to starboard with Lavac marine toilet, washbasin, shower with electric pump out and storage.
SALOON: Comprising of a large L-shaped seating area to starboard with dining table, to port is a fitted drinks cabinet and storage unit forward of a settee berth. Excellent storage space provided in various lockers, drawers and beneath seating.
GALLEY: U-Shaped galley located to starboard of the companionway and with plenty of places to clip on or brace whilst at sea, ideal for serious offshore cruising. Equipped with a 2-burner gas cooker with oven and grill, fridge and freezer (each has a 50L capacity and is powered by 12/240v or off an engine based compressor), double sink, microwave and excellent stowage for life aboard.
CHART TABLE: Chart table to port of the companionway with instrumentation and stowage.
WHEELHOUSE: Deep, open backed wheelhouse providing shelter from the elements but still allowing alfresco dining and the chance to enjoy the sunshine whilst sailing. Companionways lead fore and aft to accommodation and there are large lockers for stowing tools, cleaning products and other useful items.
AFT CABIN: Double raised berth to centre, dressing area with basin to port and very large hanging locker to starboard. Lots of stowage beneath berth and in various other lockers.
GENERAL EQUIPMENT: The interior has been fitted out to an excellent standard with high quality solid wood cabinetry and linings throughout, yet still feels light and spacious. Pressurised hot and cold water (900L freshwater capacity) throughout heated by a calorifier with an immersion coil for heating from shorepower. Mixed upholstery with beige vinyl in the saloon and cotton in the sleeping cabins. Secondary glazing and storm covers for all low level windows.
Staysail schooner. Aluminium deck stepped alloy spars with mast steps. Stainless steel standing rigging. Spinnaker pole. Terylene running rigging. Slab reefed sails. Headsail furling systems. 2 x Barlow 27 sheet winches. Various mast mounted halyard winches.
Located beneath cockpit sole, Isuzu 50hp 4-cylinder inboard diesel engine. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Twin lever controls with electric start. Shaft drive via gearbox to bronze 4-bladed fixed propeller. 800L Fuel capacity in two fuel tanks.
4 x 12v Batteries (2x domestic and 2 x engine) charging via engine alternator. Shorepower system. Battery charger. Solar panels and wind generator. Electrical distribution panel. Full cabin lighting.
Butler 41 Fairy Princess professionally built by Tony Woodhouse, Stradbroke Island in 1988 to New Zealand Ferro Boat Building standards using the Sayers method. White ferro cement hull. Self draining centre cockpit with wheel steering. Long keel with keel hung rudder.
Odyssey has been priced to reflect that all systems will require checking and re-commissioning as she has not been used for two seasons. It is assumed that some items will require servicing or replacement but her owner believes her to be generally in good order and with some effort from her next owners she will make an excellent long distance cruiser again.
'Odyssey' was built by Tony Woodhouse of Stradbroke Island, Queensland Australia to an excellent standard. During her current ownership she has sailed from Australia to Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Aden. Yemen, Eritrea, Egypt, Suez Canal, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Sardinia, South of France, Spain, French Canals and the UK. Now for sale as a restaurant venture in Spain means no time to enjoy!
The company normally acts as broker for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.