ISADORA is a nicely presented example of a Beneteau Idylle 11.5 offered for sale with comprehensive inventory. Built as a cruising brand to compliment the very successful, performance orientated First designs. The range was developed around the same hulls with tweaked deck mouldings, more sedate rigs, shallower draft modest keels and spacious accommodation designed to appeal to the cruising sailor. Built before mass production techniques took over the quality of build has stood the designs in good stead and they now offer spacious comfortable cruising yachts.
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Built as Beneteau's cruiser offering to compliment the successful performance orientated First range the Idylle range was from the same designer and loosely based around the same hull shape. A development of the First 35 the Idylle 11.5 has been designed with more rigorous cruising sailing in mind features include a more moderate keel and skeg hung rudder. Another feature of the Idylle is the full length moulded shaft log protecting the propeller shaft aft to the propeller.
Both the hull and deck are constructed of traditional GRP mouldings of a balsa sandwich type. The hull topsides are finished externally in an off-white two-pack paint with blue style stripes. Deck moulding still retains the original gelcoat finish Below the water the hull has been subject to a full preventative epoxy osmosis treatment in 1998, the hull is currently finished with a black antifouling.
Masthead sloop rig with spars of alloy construction finished in silver anodising. All rigging of stainless steel construction with roll swaged type terminations with chrome plated bronze rigging screws. All standing rigging replaced by current owners in 2004. Main halyard, topping lift and reefing lines are handled at the mast while all other lines are lead aft to the cockpit.
The deck is formed with a pronounced raised coachroof running aft to a fixed windscreen/sprayhood and the cockpit. on the foredeck a twin roller stemhead fitting easily handles both the anchor and mooring with the anchor windlass located at the aft end of a large foredeck locker. The anchor chain self stows into the locker with plenty of additional space provided for the storage of fenders and general equipment.
Stainless steel guardwires run the full length of the boat providing crew members with some security outboard while stout grabrails and fitted on the coachroof inboard. A fixed windscreen at the aft end of the coachroof provides permanent protection for the companionway with a neat sprayhood fitting on top of the screen.
The sprayhood is secured to the lower section of fixed windscreen providing good protection for the cockpit while allowing the helmsman to maintain vision forward. Moulded coamings run down either side of the cockpit with the primary winches mounted port and starboard. The pedestal and covered wheel occupy the aft end of the spacious cockpit with a varnished folding table mounted on its forward face. Unusually the cockpit sole board is fitted with folding legs allowing the whole sole to be lifted, secured and used as a full size dining table. Teak finished seating is provided along both sides of the cockpit and along the after end of the cockpit. Large volumes of storage is provided around the cockpit with two large lockers and a further large locker to starboard.
With a deep displacement hull and the raised coachroof generous head room at well over 6' is provided throughout the accommodation space below decks. The quality of construction is significantly better than the later built boats with all internal joinery work substantially built in solid teak.
The forepeak is fitted out with two single berths in the traditional V-berth formation with an infill section creating a generously proportioned double. Storage is provided within the forepeak, beneath the bunks and in two storage units at the aft end of the forepeak.
The large saloon is laid out with the large dropleaf saloon table mounted centrally. A U-shaped settee wraps around the port side of the saloon with a straight style settee running along the starboard. The port side settee can convert into a compact double berth and the starboard settee makes a large single berth if required. Outboard on the port side of the saloon above the settee an additional pilot berth is provided. Storage is provided around the saloon with lockers outboard and beneath the seating.
Immediately at the bottom of the companionway the functional galley and nav station occupy the spaces to port and starboard. Practical in its layout the galley is appointed with gas cooker, U-shaped work space, twin stainless steel sinks, hot and cold water faucets, top loading fridge. A good selection of storage is provided within the area for crockery, cutlery and food items. Opposite to starboard the chart table provides another practical working space with a generous chart table and lots of storage both within the table and outboard.
A spacious aft cabin accessed through the galley area provides a large double bunk with storage again contained within the cabin.
The heads is located to starboard appointed with sea toilet, basin with faucet which serves also as a shower head and vanity unit.
The Perkins 4.108 4 cylinder naturally aspirated marine diesel engine is located in a dedicated, sound insulation behind the companionway steps. Access is provided at the forward and aft end of the space with large removable panels. Throughout the current ownership the engine has been regularly serviced. A new alternator was fitted during the summer of 2017.
Stern gear is of the traditional type with gearbox, shaft and fixed 2 bladed prop.
In this case we are acting as brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their 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 for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.