|Subcategory:||Classic Sailing Boats|
|Manufacturer:||Southern Ocean Shipyard|
|Mooring Country:||United Kingdom|
|LOA:||9.7 m/32 ft|
|Length:||7.35 m/24 ft|
|Width:||3 m/10 ft|
|Draft:||1.8 m/6 ft|
|Engine manufacturer:Wortham Blake Fisherboy (Ford 1600 GT)|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Fresh water capacity:||90|
|No. of cabins:||2|
|No. of berths:||5 (facilities for extending two more in the main cabin)|
|WC & bathrooms:||1 W.C. (No bathroom)|
An opportunity to purchase a Pionier 10 (a Classic Boat) with only 16 years of sailing and hand fitted-out to a high standard (launched in October 1999).
This is a cruising vessel with winning ways and there would be nothing like a sail to show a would-be buyer what a lovely boat it is to manage even when sailing single-handed. It turns on a sixpence, doesn’t need muscle just a loving touch.
The Pionier 10 was designed by E. G. Van de Stadt in 1970 as a cruiser racer and the Southern Ocean Shipyard boat won Class 4 in the 1971 Fastnet Race and was well placed overall.
Originally purchased in the form of a hull and a kit of parts from Southern Ocean Shipyard in 1973, this Pionier 10 has been expertly fitting out by its single owner.
It boasts an interior woodwork that is to a higher standard than equivalent production boats. The teak seats and cockpit floor are also better than the production boats in way of their contoured shape that gives comfort and security at sea.
The boat has been kept afloat at Poole Yacht Club since it was launched in 1999 and has been lightly used mainly sailing single handed around Poole Bay.
The owner is now retiring from the sport as he is no longer able to sail or maintain the boat and is eager to sell to a younger more energetic person.
A copy of the pre-launch survey is available which includes the statement that “The yacht has been finished with great skill by Mr. Mason to a high standard of workmanship”
Before she is sailed away the buyer will really need a) to have the boat taken out of the water, pressure cleaned and anti-fouled and b) they would also need to replace the gear change cable and adjust the reverse gear. An allowance in the asking price will be made to enable these works to be carried out. All the rest of the boat is in very good condition except for the Webasto Heater which requires a new control board. The heater is an add-on, I used it because I used to live on the boat on occasions during the early and late parts of the year.
The Wortham Blake engine is the marinised version of the 1600 cc Ford Crossflow as used in the Cortina and Escort cars. The engine is serviced annually and runs very sweetly. It fires-up first time after the winter lay-up. Parts and service are available from Sheridan Marine.
Due to the boat’s light use the engine has probably run less than 60 hours per year. It was thoroughly serviced by a specialist Ford Marine engineer two years ago who said “this is the sweetest ford engine I have heard”.
Each year the cooling system is drained down and the oil replaced with a new filter.
The engine has an alternator to charge the batteries (replaced about three years ago). There are now two modern solar panels which trickle charge the batteries during hours of daylight and keeps them fully charged at all times via a controller.
The Pionier 10 has a hand laid GRP hull and deck with bonded-in Bruynzeel marine plywood bulkheads and a moulded head lining. The main bulkhead, stiffened with two overhead beams, takes the loads from the mast. The chain plates are through bolted onto the main bulkhead and half bulkhead in way of the heads. The cast iron keel was sheathed in fibre glass, secured to the hull on stainless steel studs through fibre glass covered hard wood bearers.
The rudder is mounted on a stainless steel fabrication welded to the solid stainless steel stock, with upper and lower bearings. The tiller is mounted on a keyed taper on the rudder stock.
Six coats of epoxy were applied to the hull below the waterline prior to launching.
Two vee berths, fiddle lockers above the berths and two lights.
Storage space under the berths, forward and to each side. The loads from the baby stay are taken down by a wire strop from the deckhead to the hull between the berths. There is a bi-fold door to separate the fore cabin from the heads, mounted on brass piano hinges and with teak trim around the finger holds.
A 'walk through' heads with Blakes Lavac toilet (as yet unused) to port and generous hanging locker to starboard. The toilet is mounted on a plinth with the Blakes bronze sea cocks and fresh water foot pump beneath. The toilet is flushed with a Henderson Mk5 pump. Above the toilet is a slide out stainless steel sink with a fold-a-way faucet and separate drain.
Outboard is a locker for stowage of all toiletries. The hanging locker has ample space for all wet weather gear and drainage to the bilges. There is a second bi-fold door to separate the heads from the main saloon.
There are settee berths each side with cushions and varnished wooden back supports that hinge up to access storage space outboard.
The water tank is below the berth plus some more storage. There are lockers each side above the berths for more storage.
The saloon table has ample room for four people to sit and enjoy a meal.
The boat has the traditional layout of galley to port and chart table to starboard
The galley has a modern two burner and grill cooker with flame failure gas shut off and is mounted on gimbals.
Above the cooker is a stainless steel heat deflector as requested by the pre-launch surveyor.
Below the cooker is a cutlery drawer and locker for pan stowage. Outboard is dedicated stowage for crockery and mugs.
Immediately aft is the stainless steel sink and a deep ice box with drainage to the bilges.
The fresh water is supplied with a foot operated pump via a Jabsco water filter.
The chart table will take a folded Admiralty chart on top and many more charts inside. There is a bin locker outboard of the chart table useful for many things.
The quarter berth extends back from the chart table and is the largest berth on the boat. The two batteries are mounted in a box beneath the quarter berth and have a four position control switch for No 1, No 2, No 1 & 2 and off.
Access to the engine is by removal of the companionway steps.
CQR drop forged anchor, 8mm chain and nylon warp, marked for depth, stowed in the anchor locker.
CQR and nylon warp, stowed below vee berths.
Three mooring cleats on the foredeck and two mooring cleats aft, all having reinforced under deck plates.
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit, safety lines all around the boat. Various fenders, warps and mooring lines including stand for holding mooring lines on pontoon finger when out of berth, together with a Boat hook.
Webasto 2000 diesel air heater mounted in starboard stern locker with its own tank, for feeding hot air into the main cabin, Corus Tiller Pilot TP300cx with 12v socket in the cockpit, a Vertex Standard VM-3500E VHF radio with cockpit repeater, a Standard Horizon CP 180i GPS chart plotter and a Clipper Echo Sounder together with a Sestral Moore Compass.
The storage cradle (fabricated by S.O.S.) may be demounted into four parts for ease of transport.
Hoops and hinges for a spray hood.
Sails & Spars
Proctor Gold deck mounted single spreader mast, masthead rigged using Lewmar bronze rigging screws, Proctor boom and spinnaker pole.
All standing rigging inspected four years ago by a specialist rigger (A. Barwell Poole Rigging Service) when the masthead lights were replaced.
Butler Verner main, genoa, working jib, storm jib and spinnaker. There is also a No.2 genoa.
The main sail has three reefing points but the slab reefing is just for the first two reefs.
There is a main sail cover and lazy jacks for easy control when dropping the main sail.
All running rigging present including sheets and guys for the spinnaker.
The halyard winches are mounted on deck at the base of the mast, the reefing winch is on the mast and the genoa sheet winches and spinnaker sheet winches are in the cockpit. 6 Lewmar winches and one Gibb winch altogether.