Star was designed and sailed by Pat Patterson for several years with many Ocean passages, including cruising to Australia and New Zealand, proving her seaworthiness. Pat’s son Pip took the boat over in 2004 and gradually refurbished the boat and changed the rig from Schooner to ketch rig, which included new masts, rigging and sails, this improved her sailing performance and ease of handling. With twin diesels she is very manoeuvrable despite her size. She has recently cruised down the French and Spanish coasts, and spent several summers on the Scillies. The spacious comfortable accommodation makes Star the perfect boat for Blue Water Cruising or a live aboard as is fully equipped for Ocean going sailing.
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2 x Iveco, 8141 SRM 13 ( 130hp ), diesel engines. 2 x diesel tanks 1000 litres, Hydraulic Vetus wheel steering fitted, shaft drive to props, with Featherstream props 20 x 18 ( new 2015). 4 x 12 volt batteries Numax ( 2016), charged by alternators, 2 x 160 watt solar panels and shore power.
Plastimo Compass Autohelm ST330 echounder + fishfinder
Autohelm ST30 Log
Radar Lawrence GPS ( approx. 2007)
2 x Garmin GPS Silva wind speed/direction
Standard Horizon VHF with AIS receiver
Vetus Autopilot Autohelm 4000
AIS transponder class B Delta 25kg anchor
Danforth Type anchor Chain and warps
Hydraulic pot hauler winch 12v Horn
12 v bilge pumps Navigation lights
Guardwire, pulpit and pushpit Sony radio
Stainless steel davits dinghy
Various warps 5 x large sausage fenders
Boathook engine spares
Radar reflector anchor ball
All round canvas cockpit cover /bimini ( 2016)
Star’s spacious accommodation includes an owners suite in the starboard hull, with full size double berth, dressing area, sea toilet, full size shower and washbasin, plus plenty of hanging lockers and storage, port hull also has full size double berth with dressing area and storage, separate heads and shower and basin, leading on to 2 single passage berths and another double forward. Also on starboard side is another double in the bow (currently used for storage) and large workshop area.
On the bridgedeck is the galley which is fitted with 4 burner Smev gas cooker with oven and grill, double sink, fridge and icebox, plenty of storage and workspace, Pressurised and manual water system, water heated by engine calorifier or 240v, plus seawater pump. The comfortable roomy saloon has large seating area with dining table also on the bridgedeck is the navigation area with large chart area which could also be used as an office. On the same level is a small heads and shower which is perfect when on long passages.
The spacious cockpit with removable cushions has all round canvas sprayhood / bimini, making
an extra room or entertainment area
Bermudan ketch rig, with aluminium spars which were replaced in 2009. Main standing rigging new in 2010 and mizzen in 2016, 2 x Facnor furlers fitted for the inner and outer genoas, slab reefing for mainsail.
All sails new in 2009, made by Banks, include mainsail, mizzen, genoa, inner genoa and Code 0. Lazy jacks and sail bags.