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Don Jose, Classic Varnished Sloop Lying  West Sussex

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Don Jose
Sails and Deck Gear
Nav Station
Work done


Don Jose, Classic Varnished Sloop

Don Jose in a Classic Sloop built to the very highest standards by Timon Manioba - River Plate, Argentina to a design by Hector Domato in 1982. Construction is of tight seamed Brazilian Cedar (hardwood) on laminated and steamed Vitara frames fastened with Silicon Bronze screws. 

The medium length fin keel is Lead, keelbolts are stainless steel. The cockpit is self draining.

Documentation includes full Architect build plans and history.

Don Jose - Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  37ft 2ins 11.33m
Length on Deck  35ft 6ins 10.82m
Waterline Length  29ft 8.84m
Beam  10ft 6ins 3.2m
Draft  6ft 1.83m
Displacement  7.6 tons 7720kg
Ballast 3.6tons (lead) 3660kg

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Accommodation for up to 7 in two cabins - Good standing headroom throughout. 

Two berths in the forepeak
Heads and shower to port - Wardrobe opposite
Settee berths to port and starboard in the main saloon. The table lowers to make a double berth and there is a pilot berth above the starboard settee
Navigation table to port Galley opposite to starboard
Quarter berth to port. 
All berths approx 6ft 4ins long

Rig, Sails and Spars

Sloop rig
Aluminium alloy spars
Stainless Steel standing rigging (1995)
Fully battened mainsail - Hood
Furling Genoa - Lucas
Storm jib
3 x Spinnakers
7 x Lewmar winches

Deck Equipment

Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and guard rail stanchions
40lb Fisherman's anchor on 100ft chain + 2 x anchor warps
Sestrel Ocean steering compass
Deck mop
Boat hook
Spinnaker pole
Ensign and staff
Anchor light
Cockpit cushions

General Equipment

Stainless steel 3 burner gas cooker with oven
Gas bottle locker drains overboard
Pots, Pans, Cutlery included
Built in 12Volt electric refrigerator (2006)
Manual and electric pumped hot and cold water 
Hot water by engine heated calorifier
Plastimo sea toilet


Volvo Penta 2003 28hp diesel. 


2 x 120 litres Stainless steel water tanks
60 litres diesel 

Electrics / Electronics

2 x 120 AH 12Volt domestic batteries (2006)
1 x 90AH Engine start battery (2005)
Shore power installation
Battery charger
Alternator boost controller
Magellan GPS
B&G log / speed indicator
B&G Echo sounder
B&G Network Wind speed / direction indicator
VHF Radiotelephone
SSB Radiotelephone
Autohelm 3000 Autopilot
Radio Cassette DVD Player
Chart table light
Navigation lights
Interior lights

Safety Gear

Jack stays
Radar reflector
Fire extinguisher
Fire blanket
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
First aid kit
Seasaver 6-man Liferaft - needs service

Drawings and Data

Comprehensive set of Naval Architect's drawings, Design Notes and Stability Calculations etc.

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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.