HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
‘Floret’ , a double ended Sharpie has been built to the revised, slightly modified 1926 Egret 28 design by Naval Architect Reuel Parker of Fort Pierce. The original design was by Commodore Ralph Munroe of Miami dating from 1886. Munroe was a well known yacht designer, the Egret 28 soon became one of the most famous boats of its time.
‘Floret’ was professionally built by Carl Pickhardt of New York State between 1995 and 1997, she was then shipped to her first owner in Tampa, Florida. In 2002 ‘Floret’ was bought by new owners in Miami, they had little time for sailing and after a transfer to Seattle sold the boat in 2006 to the present owner after a boat builder and associate of Reuel Parker had inspected the vessel. After a seasons sailing in Florida Keys ‘Floret’ was transported to Holland in 2008 where she in currently sailed on the Haringvliet about twenty miles from Rotterdam.
Constructed of marine ply composite, professional epoxy paint finished with anti-slip fibreglass sheathed decks.
Accommodation includes two large bunks with mattresses, Chart table and chemical WC. 12 volt electrics and shore power connected with space for two batteries.
8hp Yamaha 2 cylinder, four-stroke outboard motor (2008) with only 50 hours, last serviced 2010. 4 gallon fuel capacity, three blade propeller, 8/9 knots speed. Fitted in a well behind the generous self-draining cockpit. Cockpit locker seats.
Double Cat Rig with a pair of keel stepped 24ft. laminated Douglas Fir masts, 12ft & 13ft. booms and 3ft. bowsprit. Three Chesapeake Doyle / Kolius sails. Dacron/Kevlar rigging. 280 sq. ft. sail area on recently modified and easily handled rig.
Roll-on-Roll off, twin axle heavy duty aluminium trailer with hydraulic brakes, new in 2002 and little used. Total loaded weight 6400 lbs. Boat weighs around 5000 lbs with gear.
Inventory includes, Garmin GPS, Danforth and Bruce anchors, 150ft. anchor warp. Four 4S Coast Guard approved lifejackets. Heavy duty sail covers, cockpit cover and bilge pump.
An attractive weekender or day sailer offered in perfect order, dry stored and built in excess of marine specifications. A great shoal-draught vessel which will sail in less than a foot of water but with centre-board down a superb and able estuary and coastal vessel. Offered at a fraction of new build cost and ready to sail with recent trailer and outboard motor.
Guide: GBP 12,500
Viewing: Through the agents: CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE. Tel: 01905-356482 / 07949-095075