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19 December 2018

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BOATING ON A BUDGET

Our familiar range of Starlight and Sadler yachts do vary in terms of value and sale price and interesting choices arise which can provide for  “boating on a budget”, at competitive sale prices.

Starlight sale prices vary from as low as £40,000 and up to £100,000, depending on the usual variables of age, condition, level of  equipment and so on.
It is possible to purchase a Starlight at a low price, albeit with a work programme required by the new owner having relevant practical skills.

Interestingly we periodically have cruising yachts available across the Sadler range, some of which can be purchased on a budget basis  –  also other makes of yacht  having relevant criteria, which can provide an interesting practical project.

A typical  Sadler  25 can sell in good condition with an  acceptable level of equipment at between £6000  and £8000 – this provides for a good looking yacht with real capability for cruising, club racing and comfortable accommodation – selling for rather less, where work may be required or gear replacement.

On our brokerage list at present, we have in Torquay an interesting variation on this theme by way of a J 24 and an Uffa Fox designed small cruising yacht (Copland Foxhound 24), both available at less than £7000.

Westerly J24

The J24, now available at £6,500 will appeal for club racing with rewarding performance and spartan cruising – real potential for younger crews seeking fun afloat.

Copland Foxhound 24

The Foxhound is a really interesting small yacht with many upgrades, refurbished Volvo engine, new rig and recent sails – ideal accommodation for small family, or  channel cruising for adult crew.

Do email us or call Suzie or Mike to discuss what you require – we can probably find you a boat!


6 December 2018

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Starlight and Sadler Sales

We have been encouraged by the quality and general condition of some of our more recent Starlight and Sadler yachts, in particular several excellent Starlight 35s and some well maintained Sadler 29s.
Recent sales have included the 35 Estrela, a fin keel 1998, slightly earlier Stardust of Hamble and Magic Touch, all of which built by Bowman and selling in the price bracket £70k to £75k – two of our more recent 39s have sold between £70k and £75k ,with one exceptional Bowman built 39 selling at £100,000.
Having now sold more than 100 Starlights, we are certainly in a position to advise on what can be achieved within your price bracket – if selling a Starlight then call us for a timely discussion on sale price prospects and we could already have a buyer for you!
Sadlers have been selling well, with four recent 29s moving through at around £18k to £21k, fin and bilge keels.
Interestingly, we maintain a list of buyers who express interest in a Starlight (with wing keel or fin) at various price levels and do the same with Sadlers, where interest will focus on specific choices of keel and various price options.
Trading up? – we are selling a Sadler 29 at present (based in Hayling Island) for the owner who has already purchased a Sadler 34 through our brokerage.


3 December 2018

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New arrival – J24 Julliette

Refurbished, rerigged and comprehensively equipped, Juliette is now for sale with Harken Unit 0 MKIV furler,  standing rig replaced 2012 and running rig professionally upgraded to Dyneema, with Spinlock deck gear, Tylaska spinnaker sheets and rig controls.
Sails are mainly North, all as new with No.1, No.3, mainsail and spinnaker.
Electronics include Tak-tik wind, ICOM vhf, speed and depth, plus unused Raymarine autopilot.
A customised four-wheel road trailer and 4hp  Mariner outboard complement an attractive J24 package at a competitive price.
Owner is selling so as to move on to next boat – now available at £7,900 in Torquay – call Mike for more information.

ABOUT THE J/24

There are currently 5,480 J/24s sailing in 165 fleets in 110 countries, with large J/24 fleets existing in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China, India and South Africa.

The J/24 Class and its builders have provided J/24s for women’s and men’s regattas for over 35 years.  On the merits of its sailing characteristics, worldwide distribution and capability to handle all kinds of sailing conditions, the J/24 continues to be a favorite among the sailors in many community sailing programs around the world.

J/24 Class Association Highlights:

  • Established in 1979 and granted ISAF International Status in 1990
  • World Championships held since 1979 on five continents.
  • This 24′ keelboat is normally sailed with 5 but can be sailed with 4 or 6 as long as the total crew weight is under the class 400kg limit

30 November 2018

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Equipment List Update

After a busy sailing season with unusually good weather, our owners are now planning maintenance and winter work for next season.

Our popular Equipment List, with guide prices, is being updated and will shortly be available to include a range of bespoke equipment for Starlights and Sadlers. Equipment includes teak work, sails, sprayhoods, sail covers, rig replacements and running rigging.

We can also supply much of the above equipment for many of the well-known British built yachts, such as Moody, Sigma and Westerly.

Best regards, Mike.

Sadler 29 – Beta 20hp (below left), Starlight 39 – Teak seating (below middle), Cockpit table with universal mount (below right).

     



9 October 2018

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Just listed – Sadler 25 Sesterce

Please keep checking back on our website for more details.



1 October 2018

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Copland Foxhound 24 Celestia – Price reduced by £3,000

    

Celestia is a beautifully restored version of the Foxhound 24 (fin keel), now with new/recent sails and a new fractional rig, with Dyneema and pre-stretched polyester.
Designed by Uffa Fox, the Foxhound is well known for its excellent windward ability and top class off-wind performance – also an exceptional performer in light airs. A large loose-foot mainsail by Westaway and a short-foot jib with a tri-radial spinnaker by North – all sails new or recent.
Power unit is a refurbished Volvo 2010, fitted 2018 with Gori 2-blade folding propeller.
The Foxhound displays remarkable stiffness, which makes for a comfortable cruising yacht with an easy motion at sea.
In really good condition for its age, Celestia is now splendid value at £7,500 – call for more information.


25 September 2018

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New to our Brokerage Sadler 29 Windana now for sale – £21,900

Full Sales Specification, available shortly – call Mike for more detail.

 


25 September 2018

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New arrival Sadler 34 Spring Gold

Full Sales Specification, available shortly – call Mike for more detail.

Owner Comments – 
Boat has been well maintained and serviced over the time I have had her and is in very good general condition for her age.
Until a marina berth became available in 2015, Boat was wintered ashore from November to April every year.
Boat has been little used since 2015 season due my incapacity and I have now accepted that this will not improve in the future.

Sales Specification – https://www.lucasyachting.co.uk/sb_listing-2/?boat_id=131333&server=https%3A%2F%2Flyt.smart-broker.co.uk# – copy and paste into your address bar