Yacht for sale. Salar 40 Buccaneer ketch for sale. Laurent Giles pedigree yacht, UK build. English owner now retiring from sailing. Capable passage making reputation. Perkins 4236 marine diesel. 6 berths in 3 cabins. In current ownership since 1996. Hood Genoa furling system. 6'4" headroom. Yamaha Generator and inverter. Two heads. Electric windlass. Smart charging system. H&C pressurised water. preventative gel peel and epoxy layup to underwater section. Lead encapsulated keel. Great holiday home, afloat Croatia. Light use in recent years. Stored ashore. Sensible asking price for a 40ft yacht and holiday base in the sun. Under Offer.
Precious Marine Ltd
00441473 780286 ext 1 Graham Knight
Craft based Split, Croatia
Xanthus of Sark– Essex Yacht Builders UK
Xanthus of Sark' is in Croatia..She was moulded in 1972 and fitted out 1974 by the Essex Yacht Co England.She is made of GRP and is the 'Buccaneer' version with the raised poop deck and large stern state cabin.She is ketch rigged with tan sails.She still has her original 72 horse power Perkins 4236 engine which has never let me down.
I am only the second owner.I bought her in Malta in 1996.From there I cruised with my wife Muriel and my three sons and their partners to Sicily and Tunisia.Later we cruised the Greek Ionian islands for some years before moving to Croatia where my sons still join us from time to time.
We only live aboard during the summer and lay her up ashore during the winter when we return to our home in Surrey.
Note from owners son with additional useful info.-
My father is only the second owner of Xanthus, having bought her in 1995. The first owner had the boat made for him and moved it to the Mediterranean soon after. He maintained it it to Lloyds A1 standard until he sold it to my father. The boat has been maintained to a high standard by my father ever since We have all enjoyed family holidays on her every year cruising the med.
The hull is in very sound condition and is showing no signs of osmosis. In fact, the boat has been stored on land almost all of its life, only being in the water for around 8 weeks of every year. The hull under the water line is in excellent condition as it was stripped back about 5 years ago and new epoxy layers applied, followed by antifouling. The top sides are in sound condition but are a bit dulled from the sun. The gel coat on the decks was sanded back and re gel coated around 5 years ago and again is in sound condition for the age of the boat.
New foresail roller reefing was fitted about 15 years ago and is still in good condition. The standing rigging has not been replaced since we have owned the boat but has been maintained and some parts replaced. All the running rigging has been replaced at various times and ranges from good to new in condition. There are also loads of spare halyards miles of mooring lines etc. The spars are original and show some age but all in good working order, as are all the winches
The sails have not been replaced since my father bough the boat. They are tan, reasonably sound but faded. There are also a number of other sails including storm jib etc which are original but have hardly been used so look almost new.
The engine has been meticulously serviced and maintained by my father every year including oil change, fresh water flushing, laying up for winter etc. Various parts have been replaced over the years and there are also numerous spares. The engine has never failed in over 20 years of use, starts 1st time every time and runs smoothly with plenty of power.
Xanthus is over 40 years old, which must be taken into account and whilst not essential, she would certainly benefit from some new sails. But Salars were made bullet proof and she has been lovingly taken care of by my father and her previous owner. She is still going strong and continues to provide us with enjoyable cruising. We will be very sad to see her go.
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