|Tax Information:||VAT paid|
Afloat Truro River Cornwall UK|
“Kinvara”, a Golden Hind 26, is a cutter-rigged shoal-draught cruiser designed by Maurice Griffiths, moulded by Mark Urry at Golden Hind Marine in 1999, fitted out by Ray Cox and launched in 2004. She is No. 14 of her class and the last to be constructed. Hand built by perfectionist craftsmen from start to finish using materials and fittings of the highest quality (for which a complete set of invoices has been retained) she has ever since been meticulously maintained and refined and is one of the most attractive, tough, safe and comfortable sailing yachts of her size and kind on the water today. Kinvara has cruised the South Coast and near continent extensively and with her encapsulated lead keel and galvanised bilge plates, and a draft of under 3’ 6”, she is capable both of making long offshore passages and of exploring close inshore and taking the ground in the smallest of harbours. She is currently lying afloat in full commission in Cornwall having been fully prepared for the coming season. A 2018 survey (which found no faults) is available on request.
|Vessel type:||Bermudan Cutter|
|Builder:||Golden Hind Marine|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Beta BD722|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||7.90m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Hull colour:||White & Blue|
|Keel type:||Triple Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||40 Litres|
|Water capacity:||60 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||33 Litres|
The whole of the interior of the boat enjoys plenty of natural light and air and is beautifully fitted out with varnished wooden furniture and linings. The main cabin has two settees that each pull out to give extra width for sleeping. The starboard berth is 6' 10" " long, and the port berth is up to 6' 6" long (into a trotter box which is inside the hanging locker opposite the heads). There is an extending table that can be moved to one side or packed away completely; it can also be mounted in the cockpit. Headroom is 5' 10" (5' 8" under the deck beams) aft, and a couple of inches lower forward. There is ample stowage in lockers beside and under the settees.
The fore cabin has twin 6' 3" long vee-berths. A portable in-fill converts the cabin from 2 single berths to a large and comfortable double berth. A cleverly built telescopic hawse pipe for the anchor chain is built to slide forward when the double berth is in use. Light and air are provided by an opening Lewmar hatch.
The galley is situated at the port after end of the main cabin. The cooker is a gimballed Wallas diesel-fired Safeflame 95D 2 burner ceramic hob giving cooking or cabin heating in one unit without the use of gas. There are removable pan holders for use at sea. The galley worktop is Corian, with a top-loading 12v refrigerator set into it. A Corian topped chopping board fits over the stainless steel sink. Fitted lockers provide stowage for food and utensils. There is a safety strap provided for use at sea, which can also be used at the chart table opposite.
The separate heads compartment between the cabins has a Lavac marine WC, with a 33 litre holding tank, a small washbasin and useful shelving. A pressurised cold water system feeds the galley and heads taps. Lighting is LED throughout.
As well as a sprayhood, the spacious cockpit has an overall framed cover that can be rigged to give extra living space in harbour.
The hull and topsides are constructed of solid laminate with polyester resin used for layup and isophthalic resin for gel coat (this type of gel coat is less permeable than orthophthalic type, commonly used for earlier mouldings). The hull is strengthened with plywood part and full bulkheads, wood floors, laminated foam-cored stringers and transverse members. There is an encapsulated lead keel and the bottom was epoxy and copper-coated from new. The deck is epoxy-sheathed marine plywood, supported by laminated deck beams and stringer and solid wood beam shelves and carlins. The deck-stepped mast is supported by a solid wood compression post, landed over the keel. The engine is mounted on wood bearers glassed to the hull. The bilge plate landings are reinforced with laminated-in wood support panels. The cockpit is based on a GRP moulding with hinged wooden seats and solid timber coamings.
• 27lb plough anchor with 50m 5/16" chain
• 27lb Kobra folding anchor with chain and rope rode
• 6ft Plastimo inflatable tender
• Fenders, fender board & numerous warps
• Whisker pole
• Sprayhood & dodgers
• Cockpit cover
• Heavy duty overall winter cover with metal frame
• Cockpit cushions (floating)
The main navigation area is on the starboard side of the main cabin, opposite the galley. There is a half-admiralty chart sized chart table with stowage for miscellaneous items under its lifting lid and chart stowage shelves beneath. A shelf and rack for commonly used books and instruments is provided. In current ownership the principal navigation aid is a Yeoman “Compact” plotter (included in the sale) that stows under the chart table when not in use; there is also a Garmin 550 gps/plotter mounted above the chart table within sight of the cockpit. A Garmin 126 gps is also mounted so as to be visible from the navigation area or the cockpit. Other internal equipment includes a Silva S15 DSC radio, Nasa Clipper AIS “Radar” (new 2019) and Nasa Clipper Navtex (new 2012). A Silva 102 bulkhead compass and Navman Multi Log/speed/depth and Northstar wind speed/direction displays are mounted in the cockpit. The tiller pilot is a Simrad TP20.
The engine is a Beta Marine BD722 20 bhp Diesel engine, freshwater cooled, with approximately 2,300 running hours. It is fitted with a 70 amp alternator that charges 2 x 6v (in series) 220 AH deep cycle traction type batteries and a 12v 85 AH engine starting battery through an Adverc battery management system. Supplementary charging is provided by a Victron Phoenix 12/50 shore power charger and a 36 watt Sunware solar panel. An electrical distribution panel is mounted over the chart table. Shore power is imported via a galvanic isolator.
The white mainsail, jib and staysail by Sanders Sails were new 2017 and have had little use. The mainsail is stowed in a “stackpack” system with halyard, topping lift and reefing lines all led back to the cockpit. The total plain sail area is 441 ft2. An unused cruising chute is included in the sale.
The Sailspar alloy mast is rigged for lowering, with a hinged tabernacle and stainless steel tubular extensions to the two forward shroud plates allowing the shrouds to remain tensioned whilst the mast is lowered by a tackle rigged using the self-tacking staysail boom. The stainless steel standing rigging was all renewed in 2018.
The jib and staysail are on Sailspar roller reefing gear. There is a Samson post at the aft end of the plank bowsprit which also acts as a base for the self-tacking spar for the staysail. All foresail sheets and control lines are led aft to the cockpit.
There are 5 fitted winches: 2 x Lewmar 30 self-tailing for jib sheets, Lewmar 7 on mast for halyards, Lewmar 7 and 16 on the coachroof for various control lines.
As well as the safety-related navigational items mentioned elsewhere there are:
• Secure wire guard rails and webbing jackstays
• Stern boarding ladder
• Fixed radar reflector
• Rechargeable fog horn
• Lifebelt with floating light
• MOB throw bag
• Automatic (for engine) and manual fire extinguishers
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.