1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)

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1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
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1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)
1955 Original and Prototype Atalanta #A1 (Trailer & Tenders Available)

General Specification

Designer :
Uffa Fox / Alan Vines
Builder :
Fairey Marine, Hamble, Hampshire
LOA :
7.32m  (24ft 0in)
LOD :
7.32m  (24ft 0in)
LWL:
7.09m (23ft 3in)
Beam :
2.29m  (7ft 6in)
Draft min:
0.51m (1ft 8in)
Draft max:
1.78m (5ft 10in)
Displacement :
1600kg
Ballast :
431kg
Keel :
Twin Lifting

Construction

  • Wooden (hot moulded laminate) construction
  • Restored to original colour scheme of dark green lower hull and pale green upper hull above rubbing strake. Black antifouling
  • Varnished deck areas and cockpit
  • Twin lifting keels in cast steel
  • Retractable hinged rudder blade by cable to cockpit
  • Centre cockpit
  • Aft cabin
  • Date of last survey July 2020

Mechanical & Electrical

  • Beta 14hp diesel inboard engine (2017 with less than 150 hours, last serviced Dec 2022)
  • Engine & gearbox serviced as per manufactures schedule from new
  • Fuel tank, plastic, approx. 55L
  • Stern gear (shaft tube, propellor shaft and 3 bladed fixed propeller, all new 2017)
  • Whipstaff steering with emergency tiller arrangement in aft cabin
  • Simrad TP10 Tillerpilot (2018)
  • 2 x AGM batteries (1 x 85Ah and 1 x 95Ah both 2018)
  • Batteries charged from engine driven alternator
  • 12v distribution panels
  • No shore power

Rigging & Sails

  • Bermudan Fractional Sloop rig
  • Wooden mast and boom and spinnaker pole
  • Hinged mast step with rig for raising and lowering mast
  • Stainless steel standing rigging(2017)
  • Running rigging of synthetic replica hemp
  • Wire/rope main halyard and foresail (2017) led to individual drum winches in cockpit
  • Main sail (sail number A1, excellent condition, James Lawrence, 2018)
  • Roller reefing main
  • No 1 foresail (cream, excellent condition, Jeckells, 2022)
  • No 2 foresail (cream, excellent condition, James Lawrence, 2018)
  • No 3 foresail (white, good serviceable condition, age & manufacturer unknown)
  • Spinnaker (blue & white, good serviceable condition, unknown manufacturer, approx. 1996)
  • All foresails hank onto forestay
  • Sail area of approx. 235sq.ft

Accommodation

  • 3 berths in 2 cabins
  • Two single berths in forward cabin and one single berth in aft cabin
  • All berth cushions new in 2020
  • Fourth berth now a spacious galley in aft cabin
  • Origo two burner stove (2019, Gimbal set available but not fitted)
  • Melamine crockery & cutlery for four
  • Chemical portaloo in fore cabin
  • No freshwater holding tank
  • 12V LED cabin lights
  • Good sitting headroom forward of approx. 5ft
  • Sitting headroom in front of aft cabin, lowering to rear

Equipment

Navigation Equipment

  • NASA echo sounder (2018)
  • Raymarine Dragonfly 5 plotter with two ‘charts’ covering East and South Coasts (2018)
  • Icom fixed VHF DSC compatible. Integrated GPS
  • Silva bulkhead compass in cockpit

Safety Equipment

  • Odeo LED Flare
  • 3x harness attachment point in cockpit (note that all deck activities can be carried out either from the fore hatch or the cockpit)
  • Electric bilge pump with float switch (2022)
  • Whale Gusher portable bilge pump (2019)
  • 2 x fire extinguishers (one in each cabin)
  • Fire blanket (2019)
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy

Deck Equipment

  • Danforth anchor with 55m of chain
  • Boat hook
  • Various fenders
  • Various warps

Covers & Awnings

  • Heavy duty cover designed for winter use with mast up and ridge poles fore and aft (2018)
  • Over boom cockpit cover (2022)
  • Square box like cockpit cover (2018)
  • Flat cockpit/tonneau cover(2018)

Available By Separate Negotiation

  • Nicholson glanvaised twin axle road trailer, complete with chocks specifically to match boat. Mast support crutches, spare tyre/wheel. Lighting board, wheel clamp. (Asking price £2000)
  • Fairey Marine Dinky tender number 446. Attagirl tt Atalanta. 7’6&#34 long, varnished and painted to match Atalanta. Oars, protective bag. Launching trolley. Can be seen in some of the pictures. (Asking price £750)
  • Avon Redstart inflatable dinghy with pump and oars (Asking price £200)

Remarks:

Atalanta is the original and prototype of the Atalanta production series of yachts built by Fairey Marine between 1956 and 1962. Designed as a lightweight scaled up dinghy with innovative accommodation and strong construction derived from aeronautical engineering. Named Atalanta after the last Flying Boat built by Fairey Aviation she was an exceptional boat for her time and contributed significantly to the explosion in yachting in the late 1950’s and 1960’s with 187 larger production Atalanta 26’s being made as well as a further 80 derivative designs.

By 2014 she had deteriorated significantly and in 2016 the current owner, knowing that she was a unique and one-of-a-kind prototype and needing to be saved, began a three year intensive restoration of her that involved every inch of her hull and all of her equipment. Many of her fittings are unique with the design having been modified for the production Atalantas, but all have been diligently restored or replaced. At the end of her restoration, the current owner was nominated for the 2019 Classic Boat Awards &#45 Under 40ft with an article being written about her for ‘Classic Boat’. (See photographs of the article)

Atalanta is now in great condition and having proven herself throughout her sailing life with trips around the South and East coats of England, cross-channel trips, coastal cruising and creek-crawling, all whilst still delivering the original Fairey Marine intent of safe, comfortable cruising.
The centre cockpit provides a secure home at sea with all lines easily to hand. The novel twin lifting keels keep the accommodation space clear and the vertical whipstaff tiller does the same for the cockpit. She has comfortable accommodation for three across the fore and aft cabins, with the fourth berth now a spacious galley since her restoration.

Atalanta is a rewarding sail and can be trailed to any cruising location of your choice with her twin axle trailer. Being such a wonderful example of a restored maritime classic she is sure to turn heads and start many conversations wherever you go.

Further information including a post restoration survey report from July 2020 is available upon request

Please note: The photos of the vessel are as follows:

  • All post-restoration photos are taken between 2019 and 2022
  • Photos 36-38 show pre-restoration
  • Photos 41-45 show her next to other production Atalanta’s
  • Photos 46,48 & 52-54 also show the tender Attagirl tt Atalanta (Also for sale by separate negotiation)
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