Lovely example of the "unsinkable" Etap 23. Lifting keeled version with twin axled road trailer allowing new cruising grounds to be explored. Good sized cockpit and easy access side decks. Comfortable 4-berth accommodation with small galley and marine toilet. Yamaha 8hp, electric start outboard in well to rear. 12V battery with trickle charge from solar panel. Colour GPS/plotter. DSC VHF.
Due to location, viewings are by prior arrangement only. To arrange a viewing, please call David or Matt on 0191 272 9086.
The Etap 23 is described by her manufacturer as unsinkable. Cheery thought but nice to know that should misfortune strike you will be okay. Etap have always produced quality vessels and this is no exception. Built in 1988 she has spent all her life on the fresh water lakes of Northern England. This non corrosive environment has been kind to the boat and she certainly hasn't been used in anger.
For those wishing to dip "toes" into yacht ownership, you will be hard pushed to choose better. Robust construction, decent sized safe cockpit, electric start reliable Yamaha outboard and an easily handled rig make this a dream to sail.
Decent accommodation for four people below decks with a small galley and a proper sea toilet.
The lifting keel allows shallower areas to be explored and makes both towing and launching very easy indeed.
GRP constructed yacht with lifting fin keel and transom mounted rudder
White gelcoat topsides with "signature" Etap red sheerline stripe.
Underwater areas stripped, reprimed and antifouled in 2018.
Large cockpit with locker stowage to port. Engine situated in well at rear of cockpit with GRP covering.
Easy access side decks and wide flat foredeck finished in non slips panels.
Aluminium toe rail incorporated into the stanchion bases. Single set coated guardwires.
Anchor locker. Teak grab rails on coachroof.
Vessel powered by a reliable and economical Yamaha 8hp outboard.
This electric start, 2-stroke unit is located in a well at transom and operated by the throttle.
Single 12V battery provides engine start and domestic power.
This is recharged via the engine alternator
Deck steped, fractional rig situated in tabernacle. Mast can easily be steped by two persons.
Stainless steel standing rigging partially renewed in 2018.
Braid on braid running rigging led aft to helm via a series of deck organisers and clutches.
Slab reefing main mounted in lazy bag on boom.
Roller furling genoa with UV strip. Protective luff sock.
Coahroof mounted halyard winches. Genoa sheet winches.
Below decks is bright, clean and tidy. Saloon has two settee/berths port and starboard.
At forward end of port settee is a small galley area with gas fuelled 2-burner hob and moulded sink with hand pumped water.
At the forward end of the starboard settee is the shart table and switch panel.
Forward of a half bulkhead is the bow cabin with double berth.
To port is a marine toilet beneath the berth cushion.
Good light and ventilation throughout.
Original duck egg blue Etap material covered cushions in good order.
Excellent storage for size of craft.
Standard Horizon Eclipse DSC VHF
Navman Tracker 5380 GPS Plotter
B&G Network QUAD speed/depth
Anchor with chain and warp
2 x Fire Extinguishers