||Designed by Chuck Paine and constructed by Victoria Marine, a well built GRP vessel with long keel and transom hung rudder launched in 1995.
A sturdy 26 foot GRP cutter rigged cruiser with four berths, galley, heads, chart table, standing head room, deep & secure cockpit and aft lazarette. Designed by Chuck Paine for fast, simple sailing, the Frances embodied everything he knew about the design of efficient cruising yachts. This heavy displacement modern classic has a 54% ballast ratio and sea-kindly hull. She has been maintained to a high standard and updated with new equipment; having much to offer, she is ready to go - everything works as it should.
2013 survey report available (recommendations carried out).
Mould number 69/93. Hull number 9344.
LOA (inc short bowsprit): 28ft / 8.5m
Waterline length: 21.3ft / 6.5m
Beam: 8.2ft / 2.5m
Maximum draft: 3.10ft / 1.2m
Displacement: 6800lbs / 3.1tons
Yanmar 1GM10 raw water cooled diesel with 2.6:1 gearbox.
Engine top end overhaul 2015 (invoices available). Run 120hrs approx since.
Exhaust elbow renewed 2015.
Engine maintained annually.
12 gallon stainless steel fuel tank with tap and filter (tap renewed 2016).
Single lever engine control from cockpit.
Shaft drive to 2 bladed fixed propeller.
Cutlass bearing (renewed 2015).
Manual greaser to stern gland (gland packing renewed 2015).
Engine starting handle.
2 x 85amp/hr sealed deep cycle batteries (2015 & 2016).
Batteries charged by engine alternator.
Battery isolation / selection switch.
Solar panel wired to both batteries with charge control unit (2016).
Engine control panel with warning lights and alarm.
Spars, rigging & sails:
Cutter rig with short wooden bowsprit and self-tacking staysail.
SKB battened main with slab reefing (3 slabs). Reefing lines led to cockpit.
Kemp packaway system with lazy jacks and zipped cover.
SKB furling yankee. UV strip re-stitched 2014.
Plastimo furling gear.
SKB Self-tacking staysail with zipped cover.
Total â€˜whiteâ€™ sail area: 345 sq ft / 32.1 sq m.
Kemp cruising chute and snuffer.
Complete set of spare Kemp sails available (older and used).
Z-Spars mast, boom and whisker pole.
Keel stepped mast.
4 full length berths and 1 settee (can be used as a childâ€™s berth) in open plan cabin (V-berth double; 1 quarter berth to port and 1 berth to starboard in main saloon; 1 settee to port).
Light tan tweed upholstery (all clean and in excellent condition).
Saloon table (in good condition).
Chart table and navigation station.
Fused power distribution panel above companionway steps.
Gimballed 2 burner gas hob with grill and oven.
Cooker cover for additional galley work space.
Stainless steel sink with hand pumped fresh water from 11 gallon flexible tank (renewed 2015).
12/240v portable cool box (2016).
Separate heads to starboard with Jabsco sea toilet (serviced annually).
Separate hanging locker to starboard.
Lots of stowage space for personal belongings, food, sails and spares.
Chart table with light and stowage space behind and below.
Standard Horizon 180i chart plotter.
AIS interfaced with plotter.
Cockpit bulkhead mounted compass.
Echopilot Bronze Trio Log and Echo sounder.
Raymarine ST2000 Tiller Pilot.
Navigation lights, Steaming light, Deck floodlight.
Barometer and clock.
2 fire extinguishers (1 automatic in engine bay (2016)).
Henderson Mk5 manual bilge pump (operated from cockpit).
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit with double guardwires.
Harness clip-on points in cockpit.
Molded non-slip decks.
Sea Feather wind vane steering (currently not fitted - in dry storage).
CQR anchor with 27m of chain and 15m of warp (marked every 5m).
Danforth kedge anchor with chain and warp.
Simpson Lawrence manual anchor windlass.
Sprayhood and named dodgers.
Warps and fenders.
Teak cockpit grating (not present in photographs - dry stored at home).
2 Calor gas bottles stored in draining box located in lazarette.
2 Lewmar 16 self tailing winches.
1 Lewmar 7 winch (on mast).
Main halyard winch (starboard side coachroof).
Main halyard and reefing line clutches (starboard side coachroof).
Heavy duty cleats and fairleads.
Plastimo 2.3m inflatable with oars.
Cockpit locker to starboard with shelf.
SSR registered (expires 2018) and CG66 registered.
Extensive history file including all letters and bills from the day â€˜Morganâ€™ was ordered from Victoria Marine to date; original line drawings and plans; photographs of build at Victoria Marine; original brochures; boat test reports; correspondence with Chuck Paine; copies of all surveys; list of all owners; expired SSR certificates; Bills of Sale.
Victoria Marine Construction Certificate.
Tax paid (HM Customs Certificate present).
Assistance with delivery or road transport possible.
Many more photographs available on request.
Please ring or email for further details.