Sailing BoatsBlue Water CruisersFeelingModel 326
The Feeling 326 is a very spacious cruising yacht with a modern style layout providing excellent accommodation with a particularly spacious feeling saloon. This desirable lift keel version is equally suited to exploring local estuaries or cruising further afield and in recent years has had the keel system completely overhauled and standing rigging replaced. She has wintered ashore every season for at least the last 14yrs and has clearly been well looked after with various upgrades and improvements. Viewing by appointment only through our Essex office on - Phone number removed -
The Feeling 326 accommodation offers 6/7 berths in three cabins with approx. 6'2" maximum headroom. Fore cabin with double berth, hanging lockers, storage areas and hatch to foredeck. Saloon consisting of a large U-shaped settee to port which converts to a double berth, central table and small settee berth to starboard. Galley to starboard equipped with a Plastimo Neptune two burner gas cooker with oven and grill, twin stainless steel sinks (new 2018) with pressurised hot and cold water supply, large 12v fridge and ample stowage. Aft facing chart table aft to port with useful storage areas and access to the double aft cabin with stowage and hanging locker. Separate heads compartment aft to starboard with moulded unit including wash basin with hot and cold water supply, shower, marine toilet and further storage. Pressurised hot and cold water via engine calorifier. Grey upholstery with complimenting curtains throughout. Teak and holly soleboards.
Sails & Spars
Masthead sloop rig with twin spreaders. Silver anodised aluminium deck stepped Z-Spars mast (new 2017) and boom. Spinnaker pole. Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2017) with adjustable backstay. Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks. Headsail furling system. 2 x Lewmar 40 self-tailing sheet winches. 2 x Lewmar 30 halyard winches. Mainsail - very good Furling 130% Genoa - very good with new UV strip in 2011 Furling 120% Genoa - very good and new 2011 Cruising chute - very good Spinnaker - very good
Volvo 2002, 18hp, two cylinder inboard diesel engine located under companionway. Raw water cooled. Single lever Morse controls with electric start. Shaft drive to 2-bladed fixed propeller. New propeller shaft and seal 2016. Cruising speed 5.5 knots, top speed 6.5 knots under power. 98 Litre fuel capacity in plastic tank. The engine has been regularly maintained during current ownership including new lift pump injectors overhauled in 2019 and was last serviced in April 2021.
2 x 12v Batteries (both new 2018) located under cockpit floor and charged via engine alternator. Shorepower system with battery charger and ring mains. Full interior lighting. Aerogen wind generator.
20lb Plough anchor with chain and warp Danforth kedge anchor Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and stanchions Stainless steel fixed boarding ladder Mainsail cover, sprayhood and named cockpit dodgers in dark blue Cockpit cushions (new covers 2021) 4 x Fenders 4 x Warps
Plastimo Contest compass Icom M323 DSC VHF radio (new 2014) NASA Clipper echo sounder NASA Target 2 speed/log NASAClipper wind instrument (new 2016) Garmin GPS chart plotter NASA Clipper GPS repeater Raymarine ST2000 tiller pilot (new 2016) Navtex Blaupunkt stereo CD/radio Clock and barometer Navigation lights Masthead LED tricolour (new 2014) TV antenna at masthead Various charts
Fire extinguishers Fire blanket Danbuoy Radar reflector Jackstays Manual and electric bilge pump
Feeling 326 lift keel built in 1989 by Kirie Construction Nautiques SA, France to a design by Harle & Mortain. White GRP hull, deck and superstructure with styling stripes. Moulded non-slip surfaces. Iroko and lead lifting keel with further lead ballast in the hull. Tiller steering to partial skeg hung rudder. Self-draining cockpit. In 2011 the keel system was overhauled including checking and resealing all bolts together with replacing pulleys, keel line and any other items that were deemed necessary at the time. New headlinings have also been fitted in the main saloon and heads in May 2015. Saloon windows removed and re-bedded with new teak faced ply surrounds.
The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own 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 on our part. General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.
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