2004 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer

£4,750 O.N.O.
SW Scotland
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2004 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2004 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2004 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2004 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
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2004 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2004 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2004 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2004 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2004 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer

General Specification

LOA :
4.42m  (14ft 6in)
Beam :
2.03m  (6ft 8in)
Draft min:
0.53m (1ft 9in)
Keel :
Shallow Long

Construction

  • GRP construction
  • Simulated clinker hull
  • Original gelcoat finish in very good condition (dark blue topsides, white cockpit and decks)
  • Long shallow keel (draft 18in aft, 12in fwd)
  • Barn door style varnished hardwood rudder with long curved hardwood tiller enabling helm to sit forward
  • Varnished hardwood floors, thwart and gun whales in good condition
  • Polished stainless fittings on fore deck
  • Large accessible hinged lockers on fore and aft decks
  • Outboard well

Mechanical & Electrical

  • 4hp Yamaha 4 stroke, long shaft,
    outboard motor in working order and in good condition

Rigging & Sails

  • Gaff Sloop rig
  • Varnished timber mast/spars in good condition
  • Bowsprit (30in long, can be sailed without bowsprit) (Hull length of 14 feet 6 inches + bowsprit of 30 inches)
  • High boom position when sailing (safety feature, reducing accidental striking of heads by boom when tacking or gybing)
  • Mainsheet at aft end of boom giving lots of room in the cockpit area
  • New standing rigging August 2022

Equipment

  • Dutch 2004 Galvanised single axle unbraked road trailer, 5 stud rims with large heavy duty tyres & new spare wheel. Break back option on the trailer so the boat can be launched and recovered single handed
  • Spray hood with alloy frame
  • Cover
  • Fenders
  • Anchor

Remarks:

Loch Broom Post Boats sail well on all points of sailing and are stable boats suitable for Norfolk inland waters, large lochs & lakes, estuary and inshore coastal sailing.

The Mainsail can be reefed and the jib can be furled to reduce sail area.

The 4hp engine with reverse provides auxiliary power for when not sailing.

From the manufacturer’s website:

“The Post Boat is based on the Loch Broom Post Boat; a small, clinker-built sailing vessel which was used for delivery of mail to the remote community on Loch Broom, Wester Ross. The original Post Boat is now in the Irvine Maritime Museum, Scotland.”

“While made in fibreglass to ensure easy maintenance, they retain the charm and many characteristics of the wooden originals. This very attractive craft gains attention wherever it is seen.”

The Loch Broom Post Boat is a beamy and stable family cruising dinghy, with a very roomy cockpit thanks to her long keel and the absence of a centre plate box. She offers good windward performance and good ability on all points of sail, and is not slow on tacks and gybes. Conveniently she doesn’t require a braked trailer due to the overall gross weight of boat and trailer being below 750kg.

With ‘sail away’ prices for a brand new Post Boat starting at £17,500 with a trailer and outboard, this example would appear to be very good value! Grab a Christmas Bargain for £5,400 for a 2004 model that looks almost as good as new!

DELIVERY: Currently lying near Castle Douglas, South West Scotland. The vendor is willing to deliver within the UK for the cost of fuel and any other expenses incurred.

A half day ashore or afloat available if required for the buyer by arrangement.

PLEASE NOTE: The vendor is selling in the course of business, but is not registered for VAT.

The Owner is a 75 year old former boat builder & sailing coach. Now a hobby boat restorer who has sailed many Loch Broom Post Boats and owned several over the last 30 years

DISCLAIMER Please note the two photographs of the rigging/sails are for demonstration purposes only and are not of this particular boat.

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.


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