Sailing BoatsEtapModel 23United Kingdom
Popular trailer sailor with lifting keel and twin axle trailer. Built by Etap Yachting of Belgium in 1989 to a Jac de Ridder design. She is classed as "unsinkable" due to construction methods. Fun to sail and brilliant in light airs. The mast can be stepped by two people without any bother. This makes exploring remote areas a possibility as boatyard services are not required.
Powered by a reliable and economical Yamaha 2-stroke, 8hp outboard situated in a well in the cockpit. 4-Berth accommodation including small galley and toilet. Sails include a mainsail and a furling genoa. New colour plotter and DSC VHF.
Below decks is bright, clean and comfortable. As with most yachts below 25 feet, this is glorified camping, but nonetheless, you will be pleasantly surprised with what's on offer.
The yacht sleeps 4 with 2 berths in the saloon and two in the forward cabin. The fabric is "Etap" duck egg blue with the Etap motif. There is decent storage aft under the cockpit and beneath and behind the saloon settee berths. Saloon table can be used outside in the cockpit and when not in use is stored beneath the cockpit sole. At the forward end of the port settee is a small galley with 2-burner gas hob and sink with hand pumped water. Opposite galley is a storage area and electric switch panel.
In the bow is a two berth cabin which can be made into a double. There is a Sea toilet here with wooden lid. Flooring is new synthetic teak in excellent condition.
Standard Horizon Eclipse DSC VHF
Navman Tracker 5380 GPS Plotter
B&G Network QUAD speed/depth
Anchor with chain and warp
2 x Fire Extinguishers
GRP constructed yacht with lifting fin keel and transom mounted rudder
White gelcoat topsides with "signature" Etap red sheerline stripe.
Underwater areas stripped, reprimed and antifouled in 2018.
Large cockpit with locker stowage to port. Engine situated in well at rear of cockpit with GRP covering.
Easy access side decks and wide flat foredeck finished in non slips panels.
Aluminium toe rail incorporated into the stanchion bases. Single set coated guardwires.
Anchor locker. Teak grab rails on coachroof.Engine & Electrics:
Vessel powered by a Yanaha 8hp, 2-stroke outboard. Electric start and throttle handle.
Engine serviced at end of season 2018.
12V system with twin batteries. These are recharged via engine alternator and solar panel trickle charge.Sails & Rigging:
Deck steped, fractional rig situated in tabernacle. Mast can easily be steped by two persons.
Stainless steel standing rigging partially renewed in 2018.
Braid on braid running rigging led aft to helm via a series of deck organisers and clutches.
Slab reefing main mounted in lazy bag on boom.
Roller furling genoa with UV strip. Protective luff sock.
Coahroof mounted halyard winches. Genoa sheet winches.
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