HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
The Stert Class dates from the 1960’s and is one of naval architect Fred Parker’s successful shoal-draught designs. The centre-board permits use of a drying mooring and access to shallow creeks and estuaries.
Pandora , built by Chidham Marine, Chichester in 1983 has only been commissioned for eight seasons and is as crisp and clean as when built. Lovingly maintained by her wooden boat-builder owner Pandora is carefully stored each winter and as such looks practically like a new boat.
Constructed of full length mahogany strakes, copper and silicone bronze fastened to steam bent oak timbers. Immaculate varnished mahogany cabin coamings and cockpit. Marine ply decks cascover sheathed from new. Teak keel and hog, stainless steel rudder. Cast-iron drop-keel operated by a stainless-steel winch in the cockpit.
Traditional varnished mahogany interior offering two / three berths with soft leather upholstery. Galley with two burner gas cooker. Simpson & Lawrence SL400 marine wc.
Spacious cockpit, tiller steering, three large locker seats and bridge deck.
Bermudian sloop rig sets about 300 sq ft plain sail. Hollow spruce mast with central aluminium tube to neatly take the running rigging. Stainless steel 1/19 gauge standing rigging. Spruce boom with roller reefing gear. Sails include, two genoa, two main sails, two jibs. Sail cover.
5hp Honda long-shaft OB Motor with electric take off. Honda fuel tank. Full service history. Gear shift extension.
2hp Yamaha OB Motor, Anchor & Chain, Boarding Ladder, Boat Hook, Deck Scrubber, Fenders, Mooring Warps, Three Water Containers, Galley Equipment, First Aid Kit, Life Jacket, Henderson Bilge Pump, Flares, Navigation Lights, Compass, Wind Instrument, Clock, Barometer, Tide Clock, Winter Cover, Log Distance and Speed.
An immaculately maintained and presented Stert Class centre-board yacht offered in virtually new condition throughout. Reluctantly for sale by retired wooden boat builder. Viewing recommended to appreciate the quality of this vessel.
LYING: West Sussex
VIEWING: By appointment with the brokers