2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer

£4,750 ONO
SW Scotland
Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

1987 Pegasus 700 (Shallow Fin)
New Listing
1972 Seahawk 17 Trailer Sailer
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1970 Van de Stadt 42 Ketch
New Listing
Price: £45,000 OIRO (Tax Paid)
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
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2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer
2003 Loch Broom Post Boat & Trailer

General Specification

Builder :
Character Boats
LOA :
5.08m  (16ft 8in)
LOD :
4.42m  (14ft 6in)
Beam :
1.83m  (6ft 0in)
Keel :
Shallow Long

Construction

  • GRP construction
  • Simulated clinker hull
  • Original dark green gelcoat finish
  • Long shallow keel
  • Cream decks and inside
  • Varnished hardwood gunwhales, side seats and thwart (all good condition)
  • Barn door style varnished hardwood rudder with long curved hardwood tiller enabling helm to sit forward
  • Hardwood, lift out fitted sole boards
  • Large accessible lockers bow and stern
  • Smaller long lockers port & starboard in cockpit
  • Lots of room in cockpit as no centre plate box
  • Outboard well
  • Bronze bung fitted in keel
  • Cat C RCD design certified

Mechanical & Electrical

  • Honda 2hp 4-stroke air cooled outboard

Rigging & Sails

  • Standing lugsail rig
  • Varnished timber mast/spars (good condition)
  • Bow sprit (26 Inches)
  • High boom position when sailing (safety feature, reducing accidental striking of heads by boom when tacking or gybing)
  • Standing lugsail mainsail in tan colour
  • Furling jib in tan colour
  • Easy rigging and mast can be erected single-handed

Equipment

  • Twin wheel galvanised low/dipped axle trailer
  • Bearings newly washed out and repacked with new grease
  • Three good condition 520 x10 wheels/tyres
  • Twin speed/gear winch, jockey wheel, 50mm hitch with safety chain
  • New plastic mudguards fitted and metal step over mudguards enabling access into boat on the trailer
  • Bow sprit and rudder can remain in place for towing as long tow bar
  • New winter all over green tarpaulin cover
  • Long oars fitted into bow sprit end (laying over fore deck sides & attached to shroud lashings
  • Pump fitted aft
  • Rowlocks
  • Anchor & chain
  • Various warps
  • Various fenders

Remarks:

The Loch Broom Post Boat can be launched and recovered single handed and the mast can also be raised and lowered single handed.

For sale in ready to sail & tow condition

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.

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.

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.

The Owner is a 76 year old former sailing coach who has sailed many Loch Broom Post Boats and owned several over the last 30 years

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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