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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.
BOAT NAME: Wild Knight
MAKE & MODEL: Custom
HULL MATERIAL: Ferro-Cement
LENGTH OVER ALL: 22.56m
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
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.
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
Bank of service batteries combine for 24 volt.
Two engine starter batteries (new 2017)
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
Radar, SatNav, Depth Meter, VHF
ENTERTAINMENT/TV/CD AND RADIO:
CD player and fold-away TV screen;
Heavy duty, semi-custom hydraulic, gyro-guided self-steering
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)
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.
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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