This beautiful Wooden Sloop Yacht, Lying in North Wales, built by French Bros, Battlebridge, Colchester in 1961 to an Alan Buchanan Viking Class design. Having extensive works this sloop cruiser has undergone a 5 year exterior renovation to include full deck repair, engine re-build, new standing rigging, new furler system for genoa etc. The interior is still in need of attention although all equipment is operational. This yacht must be seen! Lying Conwy.
Owning a wooden sailboat can be challenging, especially to anyone who has little or no experience of DIY. In fact a wooden sailboat restoration project should not be contemplated without an understanding of what will be involved. However there are few pleasures more rewarding if you have skills than to see a wooden sailboat fully restored to its former glory. Wooden sailboat restoration is a hobby quite separate from learning to use a sailboatOwners Remarks
Accommodation :4 berths in 1 cabin
This beautiful Wooden Sloop Yacht, Lying in North Wales, is for sale as the owner is not realising sufficient time to use her. Viking is a classic wooden cruising racer originally built to order for the 1962 Fastnet race. She has a combination of classic lines, excellent stability in all weathers and good speed under sail. The present owners have spent that last five years renovating her. This has included a full engine rebuild, new standing rigging and furling headsail system, plus renovation to the hull and top-decks. She is now ready for updating and finishing below decks and there is great scope to personalise her to your requirements.
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Storage area in foc'sle
Seperate heads compartment with marine sea toilet.
Saloon cabin with wide port and stbd settee berths with stowage lockers behind, below and above. Drop leaf table between.
Chart table to starboard with quarter berth behind. Galley located to port corner with gimballed gas cooker, stainless steel sink and plnety of storage. Manual fresh water pump with overboard discharge.
Located to port directly behind galley is a quarter berth. 6’ head-room in the saloon cabin and 6’4” headroom aft.
Inventory :Deck Equipment:
35lb anchor, chain and warp
Fenders and warps
Boat hookNavigation Equipment:
Nasa depth - 2008
Navico VHF radio - 2011
Simrad autopilotSafety Equipment:
Boarding ladder (emergency pack)
Manual and electric bilge pumps
6 x Manual lifejackets
Quick release inflatable danbuoy
2 x Perry buoysOther Equipment:
Viking class sloop, built by French Bros at Battlebridge, Colchester in 1961 to an Alan Buchanan deisgn.
Clinker construction - mahogany on elm frames.
Transom hung rudderMechanical:
1 x Bukh DV10 10hp Single cylinder diesel inboard engine
Conventional shaft drive to a fixed 3-bladed propellor
Morse control Electrical:
2 x 12v batteries (2009), both switched via isolator
Batteries charged via engine alternator + portable solar panel
Shore power support
Shore power cableWater:
Manually pumped fresh water systemSails and Rigging:
Bermudian sloop rig
Wooden mast & boom
Stainless steel standing rigging - Replaced 2008/9
Running rigging. some stainless steel wire and marine grade rope.
Slab reef mainsail
Rotostay 4 furling system - New 2009
Spinnaker pole Winches:
2 x Genoa winches
2 x Halyard winches