1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer

£7,500 ONO
South Yorkshire
Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

1933 Pegg River Cruiser #390
For Sale
Ernest Woods Catboat
For Sale
Price: £8,500
1923 Waveney One Design (WOD) #W4
For Sale
1986 Farrington 25 River Cruiser
For Sale
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
For Sale
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer
1987 Hunter Minstrel 23 & Trailer

General Specification

Designer :
David Thomas
Builder :
Hunter Boats
LOA :
6.91m  (22ft 8in)
LWL:
5.82m (19ft 1in)
Beam :
2.24m  (7ft 4in)
Draft min:
0.36m (1ft 2in)
Draft max:
1.07m (3ft 6in)
Displacement :
1043kg
Ballast :
417kg
Keel :
Lifting

Construction

  • GRP construction
  • Original gelcoat finish throughout
  • Double ended/canoe stern
  • Same hull as earlier Hunter Liberty 22/23 cat ketch
  • Cast iron centre plate/lifting keel
  • Transom mounted lifting rudder
  • Large self draining cockpit (new treadmaster non-slip)
  • Outboard well
  • Hull coppercoated (2021, not launched since)
  • Removable custom-built doghouse over companionway hatch
  • Windows upgraded to 10mm acrylic with 2mm polycarbonate on inside creating rudimentary ‘double glazing’
  • New Houdini deck hatch
  • New good quality air vents
  • Cabin roof/deckhead insulated
  • Currently shed stored on trailer
  • No recent survey report

Mechanical & Electrical

  • 6hp Tohatsu long shaft outboard motor with charging coil (2021, unused and still under warranty)
  • Outboard motor mounted inboard in well
  • Portable fuel tank
  • Tiller steering
  • Outboard lock
  • 2 x 12V Optima 140AH batteries (2021)
  • New (2021) wiring to waterproof 12V switch panels
  • 30W solar panel with dedicated MPPT solar charge controller
  • Second smaller solar panel

Rigging & Sails

  • Gaff Sloop rig
  • Wood mast/spars
  • Recent new stainless steel standing rigging
  • New running rigging
  • Mainsail (by Sanders Sails, slab reefing, fair condition)
  • Jib (by Sanders Sails, roller reefing, good condition)
  • Sail cover

Accommodation

  • 3 berths in 1 cabin
  • Bespoke wooden saloon table fitted on mast compression post (cleverly doubles as boards for widening forward berths)
  • Galley with Origo 3000 alcohol/meths stove (2021, 2 burners) and sink (manual cold supply with Whale hand pump and 20l tank)
  • Separate heads compartment with new composting toilet available by negotiation
  • Hanging locker
  • Charcoal burner (very effective we’re told!)
  • Brass oil lamp
  • 12V cabin lights
  • 12V charging socket (cigar lighter type)
  • Upholstery all in good order
  • Curtains and floor coverings where fitted
  • Sitting headroom

Equipment

Navigation Equipment

  • 2 x compasses
  • NASA Clipper depth and log (2021)
  • Navman chartplotter
  • Tiller pilot
  • Masthead tri colour light (2021, LED, rewired with tinned wire)
  • Deck level navigation lights (2021, LED)
  • Barometer

Safety Equipment

  • Boat Safety Scheme certificate to 2025 (allowing use of boat on inland waterways)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • 12V auto bilge pump
  • Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails
  • Stanchions and guardwire
  • Wood handrails to coachroof and doghouse
  • Webbing jackstays

Deck Equipment

  • 14lb CQR anchor with 5m 6mm galvanised chain, ~30m warp and new stainless steel shackle
  • Bow roller
  • Various mooring warps
  • Various fenders
  • Cockpit dodgers
  • Habitent cockpit enclosure (2021, unused, as new)

Other

  • Twin axle, braked road trailer (built for Cornish Crabber but fits Hunter Minstrel very well, 5 recent new tyres, hubs recently wax oiled)
  • Additional miscellaneous small items available by negotiation (mostly related to vendor’s cruising plans, e.g.: Dyneema rope for emergency rigging, spare turn buckles, sail repair equipment, etc.)

Remarks:

This Hunter Minstrel 23 has been the subject of a comprehensive 18 month renovation and refit (with many thousands having been spent in total) in preparation for a long distance cruise including Biscay and possible transatlantic crossings which has sadly since been cancelled due to ill health. This very pretty double-ender is therefore understood to be presented in exceptional condition throughout.

With her shallow draft, the Hunter Minstrel 23 is a versatile and capable little ‘go anywhere’ cruising yacht which can also take advantage of cheap drying moorings, thereby reducing the overall cost of ownership. This example is being sold complete with a good road trailer (which the vendor has towed for some 200+ miles), making her well suited to trailer sailing and exploring waters away from home. And with the recent expenditure and care that’s been lavished on her, together with her recently coppercoated hull, she should require little ongoing maintaince for some time to come, making her ideal for for a single person, couple or small family new to sailing, or perhaps for someone looking to downsize and wishing to spend more time sailing and less time working!

This boat is seriously for sale and offers will be considered.

DELIVERY: The vendor is prepared to deliver the vessel and trailer within a reasonable distance in exchange for costs and subject to negotiation.

DISCLAIMER:

Topsail Marine Yacht Brokers is acting as brokers (or in the case of classified adverts, advertising medium) only and unless stated otherwise the vendor is not selling in the course of business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of particulars is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only. Prospective purchasers are strongly advised to check all particulars and where appropriate employ an independent qualified agent to carry out a survey and/or sea/river trial. Vessels are offered subject to prior sale, amendment or withdrawal without notice.


You are welcome to link to this page, but please do not use content in any other way without our permission.