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Clyde Renfrewshire UK
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A lovely example of this popular twin-engined cruiser yacht. Built by Corvette Cruisers of Nottingham in 1986 she underwent a major refit between 2000 and 2005 when new engines, fuel tanks, windows, and decks were installed. She has the offset island berth in the aft cabin which always proves popular whilst the forward cabin has a larger heads with shower. Externally she is in good order with original gel hull topsides. The raised aft deck is fitted with privacy dodgers and there is a flybridge cover to protect the upper helm. The yacht has been continually improved and maintained inside with, amongst other things, had had new carpets, toilets, upholstery and headlinings. Electronic navigation aids include Autohelm speed/log and depth, Cobra marine colour GPS/Plotter, Raytheon autopilot and Icom DSC VHF.
The accommodation on the Corvette 32 has always been its appeal. Built at a time when most 32 foot boats were dark, dinghy and somewhat claustrophobic, the Corvette broke that mould. This is due to the hull shape, and the generous 13 feet beam. The result is accommodation normally associated with a 36 footer with a large saloon, generous aft cabin and a fore cabin that guests will be delighted to inhabit. The saloon is entered on the starboard side through a midships sliding door. This is a half door due to the height of the side decks. Three steps down into the main saloon with smart beige carpeting and 6-foot headroom. This is a bright and airy space with lots of glass giving helmsman and crew a great view of what's going on outside. The windows were all replaced circa 2005 and crucially most of these windows do open allowing ventilation. To starboard is a well-equipped galley with stainless steel sink, pressurised hot and cold water, 4-burner gas hob and good preparation areas. The worktops and sink units were all replaced during a major refit in 2005. Below the counter tops are a front opening fridge, a gas oven with grill, storage cupboard and 3 pin sockets. There is a handy pull out occasional worktop if required.
Opposite galley on the port side is an L shaped, well-upholstered seating area. This area has storage below and behind the backrests and can be utilised as a double with the use of an infill cushion. Drop leave saloon table is mounted on an adjustable height pedestal and is the base of the berth conversion. Also in the saloon is the lower helm position. Adjacent is the switch panel, CD/radio/mp3 player with saloon speakers and battery charger. Moving aft and down some steps is the spacious aft cabin with offset double berth allowing access both sides. There is a large mirror on the bulkhead, dressing table and cupboard storage. This has an en-suite head with electric flush sea toilet and porcelain sink.
In the bow is the guest cabin with saloon-style privacy doors. Here we have berths port and starboard which are very generous singles. The heads compartment has been enlarged and refitted during present ownership. She now features an electric flush sea toilet, porcelain sink standalone shower unit. Both cabins have 3-pin sockets, reading lights, deckhead lighting and ducted Eberspacher diesel fired hot air heating. The interior furnishings are in good order and the berths are well upholstered and comfortable. Roof linings are in super condition.
Well equipped boat for coastal cruising. Included in the sale are:
Plastimo Compass (upper helm)
Riviera Genova Compass (lower helm)
Autohelm depth/speed with flybridge repeater
Cobra Marine Colour GPS/Plotter with C-Map cartography
Raytheon ST6000 autopilot with controls at both helms
Icom M401 Euro DSC VHF
Deck mounted windlass
CQR anchor with 50M of 8MM chain
Snap Davits mounted on bathing platform
Electric bilge pumps
Mooring warps and fenders
Clock & Barometer set
Horseshoe buoys either side of flybridge rails
Manual fire extinguishers
Automatic fire extinguishers in engine bay
GRP constructed motor cruiser with semi-displacement hull and superstructure.
White Gelcoat topsides in good condition with rubber D-Fender rub rail.
Teak capping rails topped by stainless steel stanchions, bow, and stern rails. Midship gates.
Teak bathing platform with stainless steel bathing ladder and "Snap Davits".
Teak laid decks renewed in 2005 at a time of major refit.
Wide side decks all on one level make getting around the boat very easy indeed.
Anchor windlass mounted on the foredeck with chain locker. Gas locker drained and vented.
Flybridge superstructure with large panoramic windows. These were replaced in 2005.
Teak laid aft deck with protective rail and canvas dodgers.
Three steps to flybridge with L-shaped bench and rear seats. Great visibility from upper helm.
Flybridge protective cover. Stainless steel lighting arch.
Engines and electrics:
The vessel was re-engined in 1997 when the original BMW 150hp's were replaced with Perkins 225's
At the same time the cast iron fuel tanks were removed and 2 80 gallons stainless steel tanks were installed.
All associated seacocks, pipework and cabling were changed.
Access is good through a removable panel in the saloon floor allows daily checks to be carried out.
For major servicing, the whole floor can be removed allowing the engineer full access.
The boat has a top speed of 22-23 knots depending on the amount of equipment carried and state of the hull.
If you are not in a hurry then she will cruise happily and more economically at 10-12 knots.
Engine start panel at the lower helm with change over switch for the upper helm.
Morse twin engine controls at both helms.
Bank of 3X12V batteries providing engine start and domestic power.
The batteries were new in 2019 and recharged via the engine alternator or onboard battery charger.
Boat benefits from shore power with 3-pin sockets onboard. Shore power cable.
|No. of engines:||2|
|Engine model:||Perkins Sabre 225|
|Length over all:||32'|
|Length at waterline:||28'|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|