This Blue Water Cruising Yacht was designed by Hywel Price and built by Bristol Steel Boats. A Bermudan Cutter Rig, Steel Multi-Chine Hull Construction, 6 Berths in 3 Cabins, Center Board Keel, Wheel Steering and originally designed for single handed sailing. Built in 1999 and commissioned in 2000.
Designed by Hywel Price and built by Bristol Steel Boats (Icelander Boats) - Hull No.4.
LOA: 13.13 mtrs / 43'01"
LWL: 11.13 mtrs / 36'06"
BEAM: 3.91 mtrs / 12'10"
DRAFT: 1.4 mtrs / 4'6" minimum / 2.13 mtrs / 7'0" maximum
Displacement weight: 11,350 kgs
Construction: Multi-Chine Steel Long Keel Hull with Centre Plate - main frames of 4mm rolled steel bar attached to steel open floors. Steel deck beams are bracketed above to support the topsides.
The hull shell strakes are of 5mm steel plating below the water line. Top Sides & Deck Areas of 4mm steel plating.
The main steel hull structure is wholly welded which was originally undertaken to a high standard by Co Coded Welding.
Semi Balanced NACA Profile Rudder on a 70mm stainless steel shaft.
Emergency Steering system.
The Hull was grit blasted below the waterline in February 2009 and was the subject of Jotun Epoxy Treatment. It was also re-painted in dark blue 2010.
Stainless Steel Pulpit, Pushpit and Guard Wires.
Ford FSD 2.5LT 75hp 4 Cyclinder Diesel Shaft Driven Engine.
Bowman Fresh Water Heat Exchanger, PRM Delta Gearbox & Whitlock Single Cable Lever Control.
Fixed 3 Bladed Propeller.
Cruising Speed: 5 knots.
Maximum Speed: 6 knots..
Fuel Tanks Capacity: 286 Ltrs / 63 Gallons (Mild Steel Epoxy Coated & includes Settling Tank 95 Ltrs / 22 Gallons).
Fuel Consumption: 2 Ltrs per hr @ 2000 rpm.
Engine last serviced August 2016.
This yacht has a large cockpit area with a companionway which leads into the main saloon.
On the starboard side there is a galley equipped with a Smev Gas Cooker/Grill with a 4 ring gas hob burner, twin stainless steel bowls, a 12volt Fridge and storage cupboards. Further aft behind the galley is access to the aft quarter which provides a useful storage area.
Opposite the galley on the port side is access to an aft cabin with a separate chart table, instrument panel, storage lockers and double berth.
The main saloon has a centre fixed table with a folding leaf on one side and bench seating on either side. There are also two pilot berths one on either side. The upholstery is finished in a dark green velor dralon fabric, joinery finished in teak, marine ply and maple veneer head linings. The head height in the main saloon is at least 6'6".
Further forward on the port side is a heads for day use equipped with a sea toilet and wash basin..
Further forward is the owner's cabin with a generous size double V berth, bench seat, storage wardrobe and drawers. This cabin also has an en suite on the starboard side equipped with a sea toilet, wash basin and shower.
The boat is fitted with an Eberspacher Airtronic D4 warm air heating system
Cetrek Data Instruments (Echosounder, Speed, Log & Wind all linked via c-net 2000 Ocean Display System).
Navman Tracker 900 Chart Plotter GPS with C-Map Cartography.
JRC LCD Radar 1000 updated to 1500 (2009).
Raymarine Autopilot S39 & S600 Control Unit (2008).
Navtex Target Pro Plus.
Navico Axis RT 1400 VHF Radio.
Lofrans Royal Manual Anchor Windless.
One Brittany / Danforth Anchor, 70 mtrs of 10 mm Chain & 100 mtrs of 22 mm Anchor Warp.
One Hardset Stainless Steel Anchor.
One Fishermans Anchor with 10 mtrs of Chain & 20 mtrs of Anchor Warp.
2 x Harken 48.2 Self Tailing Genoa Winches.
2 x Lewmar 40 Staysail Winches.
3 x Lewmar 30 Halyard Winches.
1 Lewmar 30 Furling Winch.
Gas Carbon Mon-Oxide Detector.
2 x Manual Whale Henderson Bilge Pumps.
Warps, Fenders & Iroko Fender Board.
3 x Fire Extinguishers.
Hand Held Horn.
2 x Boat Hooks.
Clock & Barometer.
Radio / Cassette / CD Stereo with Speakers.
Cutlery, Crockery & Utensils.
Charter ISO 9650 Liferaft (New 11/2008 - Serviced April 2015) with Transom Stainless Steel Cradle.
Stainless Steel Sprayhood Frame (No Canvas Cover).
Various Engine Filters, Drive Belts & Impellers.
6 x Adult Life Jackets & 1 child/youth Life Jacket.
6 x Safety Lines.
2 x Safety Harnesses.
Triangle / Cone.
Deck Jack Stays.
Plywood Dinghy (Refurbished 07/2013).
Mercury 3.5 hp 2 Stroke Outboard Engine.
4 x 12volt 125 ah Domestic Batteries (Replaced June 2015).
1 Numax CXV 12volt 110 ah Engine Battery (Replaced 2011).
All batteries charged via engine 70 amp alternator or via 240volt Shore Power & Centaur 40 amp Battery Charger.
Jasco Pressurised Water System.
2 x Fibreglass 300 Ltrs / 66 Gallons (Each) Tanks.
1 Steel Epoxy Coated 100 Ltrs / 22 Gallons Holding Tank.
1 Fibreglass 30 Ltrs / 6.6 Gallons Shower Holding Tank.
Eberspacher Hydronic D4 Water Heater.
Rigging & Sail Inventory
Selden Aluminium Mast, Boom & Vang.
Stainless Steel Standard Rigging.
Running Rigging - Braided Rope.
Schaefer 3100 Genoa Furling System.
Bristol Sails Furling Genoa (2000).
Bristol Sails Staysail (2000).
Bristol Sails Main Sail - Slabbed Reefed with 3 Reefing Points (2000).
Bristol Sails Storm Jib (2000).
Bristol sails Trysail (2000).
Hyde Asymmetric Touring Chute & Snuffer (2009).
Hywel Price the designer of this yacht was an interesting character, originally born in Chester, with a career that spanned racing motor cycles to re-building crashed RAF aircraft, working in a car factory, training as a master carpenter and working in the theatre before settling in Bristol.
Price had throughout his life enjoyed sailing old gaffers around the UK coastline and fishing for lobster in the Isle of Man
Bristol is where he took over a boat yard and was responsible for the design of Icelander boats as well as designing and building one of the first yachts to take part in the Falmouth to Azores and back race in 1975.
Hywel Price made a major contribution to the marine industry with his initiative designs and built a number of boats using different materials before his death in 2012.
This yacht is designed for high latitude cruising and has been rigged for short handed sailing.
The current owner has owned this yacht since September 2008 and has carried out the following additional works:-
During 2015 The Vendor Circumnavigate the UK on his own.