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Cantare, Holman Sterling Sloop, Lying  Essex

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Cantare is a British Registered, Sterling Class, long keel sloop designed by C.R. Holman and built by Uphams in Brixham in 1962. Construction is Larch below the waterline and splined Mahogany above. Frames are understood to be steamed Oak, Floors also Oak. 

Decks are sheathed ply.  Her Stainless Steel rigging and bottle screws were all replaced in 2003. She has a long Iron keel and transom hung rudder with tiller steering.  All but one keelbolts were replaced in 1995 last one, under the engine in 2006.

New rudder fitted 2007

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  30ft 9.14m
Length on Deck  28ft 8.5m
Waterline Length  22ft 2ins 6.8m
Beam  8ft 5ins 2.6m
Draft  4ft 8ins 1.5m
Sail Area 470sq ft 43.66sq m
Displacement  5tons
Ballast 2 tons
Thames Tonnage  7 tons


Two berths in the forepeak
Separate heads - with good hanging locker opposite - can be closed off from the accommodation for privacy.
Two settee berths - with lee cloths in the main cabin, plus a quarterberth.
Galley to starboard 
Navigation table to port uses base to quarterberth 

Rig, Sails and Spars

Masthead sloop rig
Alloy spars
Stainless steel standing rigging (2003)
Roller reefing mainsail Hood 
Genoa Hood
Sailspar headsail reefing
Anderson 12 Self tailing genoa sheet winches

Deck Equipment

Delta Bower anchor with calibrated chain
SL Electric anchor windlass
Fisherman kedge with warp


Sestrel grid steering compass
Sumlog Speedo / log
Spray dodgers

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All over cover
Boat hook
Spinnaker pole
Ensign / staff
Anchor ball


Teak cockpit grating
Tiller sun cover
Cockpit cushions

General Equipment

Clock and barometer
Oil lamp
Hand bearing compass

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Taylor's Paraffin heater
Taylors Paraffin stove with grill (untried)


Single burner portable gas stove
Electric cool box
Pots, pans and cutlery included
Manual pumped cold water to galley
ITT Jabsco Par sea toilet
Ship's Bell - engraved with name


Volvo 2000 18hp twin cylinder diesel
Professionally Serviced annually
New flexible mounts fitted 2006
Fuel consumption around 1/2 gallon per hour at 5 knots


Water - 20 gallons
Diesel - 10 gallons

Electrics / Electronics


2 x 12Volt batteries
Comprehensive fuse / switch panel
Kelvin Hughes Husun 65 VHF Radio Telephone


Nasa Target Echo sounder
Nasa Target windspeed and direction indicator

Garmin GPS120 XL

SX Micro handheld VHF Radio telephone
Autohelm 2000 autopilot (untried)
Navigation lights
Interior lights

Safety Gear


2 x Lifebelts


Flares (2008)
Bolt cropper


Fire extinguisher ( 2008)
Fire blanket
Radar reflector


Boarding ladder
Steamer scarer (searchlight)
Spare tiller
Manual bilge pump

Shore Gear

GRP Dinghy 7ft + oars and rowlocks - stows on-deck

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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996   

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In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and, where appropriate, to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected, sea trialled and opened up.  All Content is copyright - all rights reserved.