|Fuel capacity||22.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks|
|Water capacity||25.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks|
|Engine||1 x gasoline 5hp|
|Engine make and model||Honda 4 Stroke (2015)|
|Engine Hours||Not Recorded|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||Not Recorded|
|Cruising speed (approx)||5 knots|
|Max speed (approx)||6 knots|
Engine Hours less than 100
Sloop rigged Holt Aluminium spars (1988) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2010)
|Reefing mainsail||Goacher - Slab (2012) Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs|
|Headsail||- Furling (unknown year)|
|Other sails||Spinnaker (1988)|
Headsail refurbished 2018
12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels
Antifouled and new Anodes 2019
|Total # of berths||4|
|No. of double berths||1|
|No. of single berths||2|
|Heads||1 heads (Manual)|
|Pressurised water system|
|Fresh water wash|
2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
5.00m of chain
10.00m of rode
Waveline 2.4 dinghy (unknown year)
All lines led back to the cockpit
2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)
This example has been cherished by the current owners for the last 10 years and has clearly been looked after.
This is the ideal starter yacht for a crew or family, very good value and benefiting from a very low cost/maintenance outboard engine.
She also comes with a mooring in Brixham Harbour, and there is an active owners association.
Launched in the mid-1980s, this was a makeover of the British 22ft Hunter Sonata one-design raceboat that was intended to boost the design’s appeal to cruising sailors.
The boat was already well proven, with a reputation for easy and predictable handling, allied to a powerful rig that offered good performance in light airs. The updated design sought to retain these properties while also offering the benefit of twin keels for reduced draught (0.9m/3ft instead of 1.27m/4ft 6in) and the ability to dry out at low tide in suitably sheltered harbours and beaches.
A similar righting moment to the fin-keel version was achieved by increasing the ballast ratio to 55 per cent – one of the highest figures of any cruising yacht. The result was a boat that was significantly faster than other bilge keelers of a similar size (and indeed some fin-keel models) but retained its excellent handling characteristics, as designer David Thomas intended. Indeed, when sailing downwind the Duette proved to have better directional stability than the Sonata, thanks to the two keels.
The Duette followed the earlier Horizon 26, which itself was based on the earlier Hunter Delta. Subsequently a number of other British Hunters sprouted twin keels with a similar aim, including the Horizon 30, and the Channel 27, 31 and 323. All offered a similar appealing combination of easy handling and performance that often exceeded that of fin-keel designs of a similar size.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.
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