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Staysail Schooner - SOLD

£174,950 GBP

An amazing and utterly unique yacht

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Lying: United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer / modelStaysail Schooner - SOLD
NameWild Knight
Year1981
CategorySail
New or usedUsed
StatusSold
Price£174,950 GBP
Tax / VAT statusPaid / included
Price commentAn amazing and utterly unique yacht
LyingCowes Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
ReferenceWKIW

Specifications

Length overall22.56 m
Length on deck19.20 m
Beam4.72 m
Draft2.59 m
HullFerro-Cement
KeelFull keel

Description

74ft Schooner "Wild Knight" For Sale

Sorry, unfortunately, this yacht is now SOLD

Do you have a similar yacht for sale? If so we are always seeking quality cruising yachts for active buyers, especially in the Isle of Wight, Solent and surrounding areas. For more details please see the Sell Your Yacht Section

For our full list of other yachts for sale please see the Yachts for sale section

Well known and much admired by us, we are delighted that the 74ft Schooner “Wild Knight” is back on our books for a second time.

She is a very high quality Ferro-Cement build, with a beautiful bespoke wooden interior and a wonderful history.

63 feet on deck with a draft of 8ft 6 and a beam of 15ft 6 she is sea kindly and comfortable and will cruise at 8 to 10 knots under sail.

Her husband and wife crew tell me they have seen 11.5kts on GPS over the ground with the lower square sail and four other sails set; easily managed by just them, and recently saw 12.5kts coming past the Needles with tide.

She also cruises under engine at 7kts at 2,000 rpm in calm conditions. and will 2 sail (short-handed) motor sail at 9-10 kts

Although classical in looks and design, she is full of modern and practical additions.

Extensively re-fitted by her previous owners through 2006 - 20011 , since then her current owners have added even more improvements including:

- New bow-thruster
- New 5 blade feathering Max Prop
- New 4 kw genset
- New/modern deck hatches
- New 'master' head/shower....now more akin to a bathroom in a studio flat!
- Modernisation of the galley area including professionally reconditioned Force 10 Cooker and new large upright, low power, fridge.
- New cushions through-out.
- Re-purposed alloy square sail spars (excellent weight reduction aloft; easy re/de-rigging/stowing on deck)
- Masts lifted out and professionally checked
- Square sails replaced with much lighter, more easily managed equivalent
- Considerable re-rigging
- Modernisation of navigation set-up (GPS/satnav at the helm)
- Recent re-faired and epoxied bottom and repainted topsides.
- New prop shaft bearings with maintenance-free mid-shaft bearing and water lubrication to the cutlass bearing on a feed from the engine raw water system.

Lying Cowes - Isle of Wight

Further details in the specification section.

Specification

BOAT NAME: Wild Knight

MAKE & MODEL: Custom

HULL MATERIAL: Ferro-Cement

YEAR: 1981

LENGTH OVER ALL: 22.56m

BEAM: 4.72m

DRAFT: 2.59m

KEEL TYPE: Full

DISPLACEMENT: approx. 55 - 60 tons

FUEL TANKAGE: approx. 1200 ltrs

WATER TANKAGE: approx. 1800 ltrs

ENGINE MODEL: Perkins Sabre M135

ENGINE HP: 135

ENGINE HOURS: Approx 650

DATE LAST ENGINE SERVICE: Feb 2018

DATE LAST GENERATOR SERVICE: Feb 2018

AGE OF STANDING RIGGING: Approx 7 years

DATE LAST ANTIFOULED: Feb 2018

ACCOMMODATION SUMMARY

NUMBER OF SEPARATE SLEEPING CABINS: 3

DOES SALOON CONVERT TO A DOUBLE OR SINGLE BERTH: Double (table drops down); Also convertible single 'watch' berth in the pilot house.

TOTAL NUMBER OF BERTHS: 6 (plus saloon & pilothouse)

NUMBER OF HEADS: 2 (1 sea toilet; 1 electric/black tank toilet); showers & basins in both

GALLEY AND GALLEY EQUIPMENT:

Full galley: Force 10 4-burner/oven cooker; double sink - fresh hot and cold water; front-opening 24 volt Waeco fridge/freezer - approx. 50 liters total capacity; galley seating for six.

SPECIFICATION SECTION

SAILS:

Main, main staysail, upper & lower fisherman staysails, upper & lower square sails, jib, fore staysail. All have well-made covers. All in good working order.

RIGGING AND SPARS:

Both masts (Less than 7 years old) were unshipped/checked Winter 2017/18; Masts are spruce, covered in layers of glass weave and epoxy. Yard arms are re-purposed alloy mast section.

WINCHES AND DECK EQUIPMENT:

7 Barient sheet and halyard winches, on pedestals where necessary. 1 bronze electric vertical, foot button operated winch on the foredeck, in addition to the anchor/ground tackle windlass (below)

GROUND TACKLE AND WINDLASS:

Danforth anchor and 100 meter chain, plus spare Danforth stationed on deck.
Windlass: Lofrans Titan - horizontal for chain and rope tackle; wired remote hand control

BOW THRUSTER/FOLDING PROP/:

Bowthruster: Sidepower 24 volt, 80 kgs controlled from steering position. Fitted Winter 2016/17

Prop: Max Prop 5 blade Whisper feathering prop, fitted Winter 2016/17

BATTERIES/ELECTRICS/SHORE POWER:

Bank of service batteries combine for 24 volt.
Two engine starter batteries (new 2017)

Shore power
Inverter: Solar (and wind…not fitted) enabled

GENERATOR/WIND GENERATOR/SOLAR PANELS:

Fisher Panda 4 kw generator, fitted Winter 2016/17
Four solar panels
Wind power wired; SilentWind generator available but not fitted/needed

ELECTRONICS/INSTRUMENTS/ VHF/AUTOPILOT:

Radar, SatNav, Depth Meter, VHF

ENTERTAINMENT/TV/CD AND RADIO:
CD player and fold-away TV screen;

SELF STEERING:

Heavy duty, semi-custom hydraulic, gyro-guided self-steering

SAFETY EQUIPMENT:
1 liferaft - Requires service
2 beaconed life belts
1 EPRB beacon
2 fire extinguishers

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner's specific needs.

DINGHY AND OUTBOARD:

Avon Rover 10' RIB in davits
2.5HP Outboard - serviced winter 2015/16
Restored 9'6" Fairey Duckling rowing/sailing dinghy on aft boat-deck
(Fairey Duckling available by separate negotiation)

OTHER EQUIPMENT:

Deck-mounted dining table and bench forward of the pilot house
Electric and manual bilge pumps
Two grey water and one black water tank
Note: the hull and deck are fully insulated throughout; warm when it's cold climates, cool in hot. She is also very well ventilated.

OWNERS COMMENTS:

I'm a lifetime sailor (and UK yachting Olympian); my wife is a serial interior designer. We wanted a boat that would provide all the comforts of a second home when 'parked', but that we could sail safely and enjoyably double-handed, reaching hull speed (9 - 10 kts.) relatively easily when on the move. We deemed a cozy pilot-house to be mandatory, anchored or at sea, in British weather. Like you (?) I was skeptical of ferro-cement and did a load of research before buying Wild Knight. For reasons I could bore you to death with, I'm no longer skeptical; she has served us very well indeed.

THE VESSEL IS LYING: Medina River, Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK
(Berth possibly available to new owner)

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