HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
The Banjer 37 design dates from 1968 by Dutch naval architect Dick Lefeber. As well as the extremely successful Banjer he went on to design the equally popular Rogger and Krammer series of yachts. The Banjer is based on North Sea trawler lines and as such has proven to be a weatherly, long-distance cruising yacht, with many examples undertaking long-distance voyages throughout the world. Production of the Banjer moved to Stangate Marine, Littlehampton during the 1970s. Various rig options and superstructure configurations were offered, the most popular being the aft cockpit, pilothouse version.
ALBATROS, built in 1972 to Lloyds specification by Intermarine, Holland has the sought-after pilothouse and aft cockpit with a bermudian ketch rig setting 30 sq.m plain sail. Finished to a high standard using the latest techniques of the day with plentiful use of solid teak and stainless steel and with usual Dutch thoroughness, with an emphasis on durability and comfort. Costing new in 1972, standard model £20,000
ALBATROS has been the subject of much improvement and upgrading between 2013 to 2017 with over £10,000 spent.
Moulded GRP hull, decks and superstructure. Teak laid decks and brightwork. Raked straight stem, canoe stern, full ballast keel and round bilges. Purposeful sheer with raised bulwarks and stanchions. Substantial stainless steel pulpit/bowsprit. Underwater hull stripped and treated with 4 coats epoxy paint.
Well fitted interior with teak joinery throughout. New foam cushions and upholstery.
TWIN BERTH FORE CABIN
HEADS/SHOWER COMPARTMENT, marine WC, washbasin and shower.
SALOON with settee berths to port & starboard, drop leaf table, galley to forward port corner with gas cooker, sink unit, pantry and crockery lockers.
PILOTHOUSE with helm position to port, helmsman’s seat, settee to starboard access to engine beneath the sole. Door opening to the aft cockpit.
Alloy masts and spars, deck-stepped for ease of lowering. new rigging (oversize) 2014.
New Profurl headsail reefing 2015.
New headsail, mainsail, mizzen and cruising chute.
72hp 4236M PERKINS DIESEL ENGINE (1972) PRM gearbox (new 2000) Profiseal stern gear. New alternator 2013. Engine serviced 2019. 600 litres fuel capacity, 1000 litres freshwater with 2 Jabsco PAR water pumps. Tanks cleaned and re-painted 2016. Hydraulic rudder rams serviced
11hp BOWTHRUSTER (24-volt)
VETUS 50/55 STERN THRUSTER (new 2015)
Five 110amp batteries (new 2018) Nasa battery monitor. 300-watt inverter for TV & PC.
35-litre CALORIFIER with immersion.
LOFRAN TIGRESS 1500 electric anchor winch (2013) with 50m chain
ROPE CUTTER (2014)
RAYMARINE SPX30 Hydraulic Autopilot with ST6002 controls.
CLIPPER Speed & Depth
ICOM ICM323 VHF radio with MXA 500 AIS receiver.
A well cared for and upgraded example of these purposeful, rugged motor-sailers. Offered in full commission, the owner now retiring from sailing after many happy years of extensive cruising in ALBATROS. Viewing recommended.
GUIDE: £44,750 (revised 1st July 2020)
VIEWING: Through CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE