1978, one owner from new! Good sails including cruising chute and furling genoa, Yanmar 12hp diesel with less than 1000 hours! Anchor windlass, Avon dinghy, Autohelm 2000, Taylors paraffin heater and lots more!
Commissioned in 1978. GRP construction with long keel, Bermudan sloop rig, blue hull (professionally re-sprayed in 2005) and grey decks, 5 berths in 2 cabins, 5’10” headroom.
Built by North Sea Craft & First Owner. Hull No 12.
LOA 25' 10" (7.9m)
Beam 8' 7" (2.7m)
Draft 3' 6" (1.1m)
Headroom 5' 10"
Displacement 3.4 tons
Slab reefing mainsail (approx 2006) with mainsail cover and lazyjacks. Genoa roller reefing system with furling No 1 Genoa (approx 2011). Storm jib with hanks (as new), No 1 Jib, older spinnaker . Cruising chute (approx 2012). Alloy mast and boom, stainless steel standing rigging (standing rigging last renewed 2006).
Yanmar YSE 12, twin cylinder 12hp inboard diesel engine with raw water cooling. 12 gallon fuel tank with a consumption per hour of around 2 pints at a cruising speed of about 4.5 knots, her maximum speed under engine is around 6 knots. Alternator charging to 2 x 12v batteries (60 Amp/hr and 100 Amp/hr). Current engine hours approx 951. Shaft drive to fixed 2 blade propeller.
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guard wires, sprayhood, dodgers, winter cover, boarding ladder, tiller steering, spinnaker pole, 2 sheet winches with rubber self tailers, 2 halyard winches, Avon Redcrest inflatable dinghy, 28lb CQR anchor with 20 fathoms of chain, Simpson Lawrence manual anchor windlass, 20lb kedge anchor with chain and warp, mooring warps and 6 fenders.
Sestrel grid compass, Stowe instruments including log, echo-sounder, windspeed and wind direction. VHF radio, FM/AM radio, windvane at masthead, Autohelm 2000 autopilot, Navtex, GPS, radar reflector, clock and barometer, navigation lights, steaming light, tri-colour masthead light and anchor light.
Jackstay lifelines on side decks, danbuoy, lifebuoy, 3 fire extinguishers, gas detector, electric bilge pump and 2 manual bilge pumps.
Taylors paraffin heater. Her galley has a gas cooker with 2 burners, oven and grill, cutlery and crockery, sink with water supply from 60 litre water tank. Jabsco marine toilet in separate heads compartment. Light brown vinyl upholstery, curtains and carpets.
She has 5 berths in 2 cabins including 2 vee berths in the separate forward cabin and 2 single settee berths plus a single quarter berth to port.
"Min II" is a very special yacht, she has moulded by North Sea Craft for the present owner. Her designer, David Cannell, worked closely with the owner who fitted her out and finally launched her in 1978. She was designed and built as a family cruising yacht and is described by her owner as an excellent sea boat, he has cruised to Holland, France & Belgium in the past, basing her afloat on a mooring at West Mersea in the Summer and ashore every winter in his front garden nearby. He has records from 1991 of all maintenance carried out and has replaced the sails and rigging over the years when necessary. Her blue topsides were re-sprayed professionally in 2005 by the local boatyard and her engine is serviced annually. Overall a very easy boat to single hand and perfect for the East Coast or beyond!