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Clarke & Carter Interyacht Ltd. - Essex - Clarke & Carter
+44 (0)1621 785600
Bimbling is a solidly built sailing yacht with attractive lines, a pretty bow, and wine glass stern, built in South Africa. Her ketch rig makes for easy sail handling and her long keel and dry cockpit make her a comfortable ocean-going vessel. Her owner is selling due to health reasons, she now requires a little work to bring her up to spec, but this opportunity offers great value for a good size cruising boat already in the Caribbean.
Viewing by appointment at our Grenada Office call: 473 422 6418
The layout offers up to 6 berths in 3 cabins. There is full standing headroom and good ventilation throughout. Starting forward is a large forward cabin with V-berth. The forward cabin has plenty of light from the opening hatch above. There is a hanging locker to port. Moving aft to starboard is the forward head. To port, there is a large and long settee. Outboard the settee is a pilot berth. The saloon has a centerline folding leaf table and comfortable L-shaped settee with storage outboard and an electronics and storage locker just aft of it. Moving aft and to port is the galley equipped with a top-open refrigerator, freezer, 3 burner propane stove w/ oven, and stainless steel sink with pressurised & manual fresh water and plenty of storage. Directly opposite of the galley and to starboard is the forward facing nav station and electrical panel.
Moving aft the spacious master cabin with queen birth and sitting chair has an ensuite head to port. To starboard is a single berth, and hanging locker, as well as outboard storage.
Ketch rigged with aluminium deck stepped mast and boom. Standing Rigging -2012 - Running Rigging 2016. Slab reefing mainsail with stackpack, slab reefing mizzen with stackpack, Furling headsail and inner staysail.
A Perkins Sabre 65HP diesel engine provides reliable service. Engine hours 1400hrs. Hurth transmission. An engine mount needs replacing as well as a new prop shaft bearing.
Sea Trader 44 built in South Africa in 1989, the hull is GRP moulded with lead ballast keel and skeg hung rudder. Last anti-fouled 2021.
'Bimbling' has a Canadian registration and there are no known outstanding mortgages or encumbrances
The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.