This fast example is one of the sought-after early numbers (156), believed to be the second-last of the original Oliver Lee-built hulls.
The boat is in good condition, having benefited from several upgrades in its current ownership (e.g. floor replaced with lightweight one-piece construction; forward buoyancy tank replaced). The hull retains the original gelcoat for ease of maintenance and has a teak rubbing strake. It comes with an original Holt glued-section mast - rare and highly prized for their flex characteristics - and a primary suit of sails in good condition. There is an additional selection of serviceable sails (main/jib/spinnaker) suitable for cruising or practice. A new flyaway spinnaker pole system has been recently fitted and a lightweight White Marine racing rudder (with tiller extension and padded carry bag) is included.
Most blocks, cleats and other fittings have been replaced with Harken hardware, and through-deck backstay and barber hauler controls installed. Sheets and halyards are in Dyneema and braided polyester and there are twin bilge pumps.
The boat comes with a basic but solid road trailer, and is anti-fouled and ready for the water. Various ancillary items (e.g. anchor with chain and warp, boathook, Windex) are also included.
Price: €3450 (£2900) ONO
This is a reluctant sale forced by an expanding family, and is a great opportunity to acquire a very desirable example of a classic keelboat. She is priced for a very quick sale, and will be a bargain for her new owner!