!! The price has now been reduced for the 2016 season !!
Windsong - Is a high class yacht designed by Robert Harris and built by Northshore Yachts in Itchenor, West Sussex. She is an attractive deck saloon cruiser that offers the ability to enjoy proper sailing performance in comfort, without having to suffer the compromise of a motor sailer. She was built to an extremely high specification, with virtually every conceivable added extra. We have extensive information available for her and now welcome all serious inquiries and viewing requests looking forwards.
GRP hull in blue with white superstructure
Long fin and skeg keel
Length Overall:10.44m (34′ 3″)
Length Waterline: 8.38m (27′ 6″)
Beam: 3.20m (10′ 6″)
Draft: 1.45m (4′ 9″)
Displacement: 6,350kg (14000lbs)
Keel Ballast: 2,722kg (6000lbs)
Whitlock Polaris 125p compass (2000)
Raymarine C80 GPS ChartplotterRadar (New 2005 updated 2011)
Raymarine Pathfinder fluxgate gyro compass (2005)
Raymarine ST60 Wind (2008)
Autohelm ST50+ Log (1996)
Autohelm ST50 + Depth (1996)
Autohelm ST50+ multi display in pilot house (1996)
Autohelm ST50 Echosounder (1996)
Autohelm autopilot ST6002 (2011) – link
Mc Murdo EPIRB (1998)
Plastimo Easy AIS (2007)
Furuno NX-300 Navtex receiver (2005)
Garmin 128 GPS (2000)
Firdell radar reflector
ICOM M421GMDSS DSC Radio
The plotter, radar, AIS, GPS and Gyro compass are all interfaced.
1 x CQR 35lb anchor with 30m of calibrated 38″ (10mm) chain and 50m of 18mm platted warp
1 x Studland Kedge anchor 15kg, chain and warp
Lofrans 1000w Cayman 88 electric windlass
Bombard AX3 Inflatable
Yamaha outboard 2HP B (2 Stroke), last serviced in 2013.
Stainless steel guard wire, stanchions, pushpit and pulpit
1 x Manual bilge pump
1 x Electric bilge pump
Navigation lights with masthead tricolour
Full boat cover
Sprayhood & Dodgers
Cutlery, crockery & utensils
Radio with CD and MP3 player
Status TV aerial
Life Guard Forties 4 man liferaft, last serviced 12 April 2010
Ocean Safety Jon Buoy (1996), last serviced April 2008
1 x Horseshoe (New 2009)
Offshore flare pack (New 2009)
YANMAR 3GM 30GMF 27HP DIESEL ENGINE: 1817 hours until rebuild in 2007, plus approx. 650 hours since rebuild (exact number to be confirmed)
3 cylinder normally aspirated motor with fresh water cooling
Last serviced 2014
Approximate fuel consumption 1.8 LPH
Approximate range 500 nautical miles
Cruising speed 5.8 knots
Maximum speed 6.8 knots
Single lever control (at both internal and external helm positions)
3 Blade Variprop (fitted)
3 Blade fixed prop (spare)
Ambassador AM10 Rope cutter
3 x 12v105ah Powerpack domestic batteries (2011)
1 x 12v80ah Engine start battery (2011)
Voltage sensitive relay
Battery isolator switch
Batteries charged by 55 Amp Hitachi alternator with Sterling booster and
240v Xantrex 50 Amp battery charger
DCM 600 battery monitor system
240v Shore power ring main with shore power cable
This boat was originally fitted with a generator, this has now been removed. However all the electrical wiring and pipework has been left in place to allow easy installation of a replacement unit.
1 x 180 litre (40 gallon) stainless steel fuel tank
1 x 275 litre (60 gallon) flexible plastic water tank
Originally fitted with a holding tank, this has now been removed, all the pipework has been left in place to allow an easy installation of a replacement tank.
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Water heated by engine calorifier and 240v immersion heater
Hot and cold deck shower
Cold water deck rinse outlet
Seafresh 206 watermaker (requires generator)
Kemp Selden aluminium mast & spars
Twin spreader rig
Stainless steel standing rigging (New 2009, serviced 2013)
Marlow pre stretched running rigging
Selden foresail furling on both headsails (New 2009, serviced 2013)
Kemp telescopic spinnaker pole with mast attachment points
2 x Lewmar 44 twin speed self tailing genoa winches (serviced 2013)
1 x Lewmar 16 self tailing cockpit winch (serviced 2013)
2 x Lewmar 8 halyard winches (serviced 2013)
Sanders Sails vertically battened Maxi Roach mainsail 2005 (serviced and re-cut 2014)
Sanders Sails yankee 2005 (serviced 2014)
Sanders Sails staysail 2005 (serviced 2014)
Sanders cruising chute circa 2000 (Red & Blue) with snuffer
Arun yankee 1996
Arun staysail 1996
Arun mainsail 1996
Sleeps 4 adults in 2 cabins, plus 2 adults in pilot house (starboard) plus 1 child in pilot house (port)
Forward cabin with V berth, providing two good length singles berths or a double berth by way of an infill. The infill stows between the berths to provide a seat when not in use. The forward cabin has a dressing table with a mirror and a hanging locker. There is an inspection hatch for the chain locker in the forward bulkhead. Good ventilation is provided by an opening deck hatch.
The heads compartment located to starboard, fitted with a Jabsco sea toilet in 2007, with a hinged down lid which convert that area to a bench seat. Teak grating over the shower tray provides good drainage. Wash hand basin with pressurised hot and cold water mixer tap, which doubles up as the shower head. Good built in stowage and shelving for toiletries.
The midships cabin provides a large double berth, hanging locker and vanity unit. There is additional storage available under the berth.
The linear galley is located to port opposite the midships cabin, with twin stainless steel sinks with hot and cold water mixer tap, a gimballed Plastimo 2000 two burner hob, with oven and grill. Built in stowage for crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils and provisions.12v 240v fridge with ice compartment is built in under the settee in the saloon and a large fridge unit is built in under the flooring.
The deck saloon has a settee to port the forward end of which is the seat for the interior helm position. To starboard there is large dinette arrangement. The table height can be adjusted, and can fold out to accommodate more diners. From the sitting position there is excellent visibility from the saloon through the large windows.
The forward facing navigation area located to starboard in the deck saloon. There is a large chart table with stowage for charts beneath with plenty of space for instruments.
The internal helm position is located to port, with instrument console, interior throttle control, autohelm joystick control and electrical panel.
The companionway steps are hinged for access to the the engine, to port there is an innovatively designed and large, wet locker.
Three outlet Eberspacher warm air heating.
LED Lights fitted for power conservation.
The first owner, an airline pilot, had Windsong built in 1996 and kept her in top shape.
He sold her in 2001 to a retired gentleman I met in Poole in 2011. He updated all system to the best standards, and embarked on a refit in 2009. He kept a very detailed records of systems, maintenance and refit.
I’m the third and current owner. I took possession in August 2011. Windsong was in perfect shape. We had the engine serviced and all batteries changed, just to be on the safe side. When we left Poole we did not pay enough attention to weather reports, and had to sail through a gale in Biscay. After beating to windward for a day to gain some sea room, we hove-to for a day, and when then gale eventually subsided we sailed on to Cascais (Portugal). During the gale in Biscay I gained enormous respect for Windsong sailing abilities, and for her marine and build qualities. I had never previously been on a boat that felt so surefooted and at ease in a blow. In Finisterre the autopilot ceased to function, and we hand-steered day and night to Cascais. I was impressed by her sailing plan. She is beautifully balanced and can be held on course with two fingers and little effort. In Cascais I had a new autopilot installed by Raymarine Portugal. I then single-handed her from Cascais to the Algarve, where I spent a week hopping from marina to marina. At the end of August 2011 I winterized Windsong and laid her ashore in Faro. I also had an expensive custom cover made to protect her from the elements while ashore (see pics), which is of course included in the sale.
I went back to Faro in July 2012, and found Windsong in perfect shape. Half a turn and the engine roared to life. New oils, filters, water, fuel, food, and I sailed her to Rome, Italy, with stops in Gibraltar, Cartagena, Mallorca and Alghero. No problems whatsoever, what a beautiful boat, so easy to single-handle.
At the end of summer 2012 I winterized Windsong, and laid her ashore in Argentario (Cala Galera marina, 100 miles north of Rome). At the time I had the main sail re-cut for easier in-mast reefing (in a blow) while single-handing, and had all the sails taken down, serviced, and new sun-protective bands installed. The rigging (new in 2009) was also thoroughly inspected and calibrated, but found to be in perfect order.
In summer 2013 I had her briefly afloat for a couple of weeks in Cala Galera marina and enjoyed daily sails with my (then small) family. I winterized her again and she’s been on the hard ever since in Cala Galera.
If I were to sail her again I would do the following: antifouling and zincs/anodes and maybe change the batteries again (they were constantly charged, but had a long time ashore), engine service, winches/blocks and in-mast furling greasing. Other than that, I wouldn’t hesitate to sail her anywhere as is.
She’s ready for survey and sea trial.