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Enchantress is a Mapleleaf 23 centreboard sloop, by Chandler & Smith (Boat builders) Ltd in 1969. She offers four berths, a galley and heads in a dinette layout that, incredibly, can seat eight below decks.

She is clinker built with Mahogany planking on Canadian Rock Elm frames Centreline and floors are of Iroko the stem is laminated and she has marine plywood decks. The keel is 10cwt cast iron; 10 keelbolts were replaced in 1993.

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall 
(pulpit to rudder)
24ft 7.31m
Length on Deck  22ft 9ins 6.93
Waterline Length  18ft 1ins 5.51m
Beam  7ft 11ins 2.41
Draft, centreboard up 2ft 6ins  0.76
Draft, centreboard down 5ft 1.52
Displacement  4820lbs 2180kg

Spars and Sails

Aluminium alloy mast
Timber boom
Aluminium alloy whisker pole
Mainsail tan 
No 1 Genoa tan 1995 Gayle Heard
No 2 jib  Tan 
Storm jib
Cruising chute 1995 Gayle Heard
Roller reefing on mainsail
Twin forestays for quick jib change
Canvas dodgers available

Deck Gear

14żlb plough anchor with 20 fathoms of chain
Fisherman's kedge anchor with  approx 10 fathoms chain
Cockpit / doghouse canopy/cover
Boat hook
Anchor ball
Motor sailing cone
Paraffin anchor lamp

Heath Bosun compass

General Equipment

Oil lamp
Origo 3000 spirit cooker with 2 rings.
Simpson Lawrence 400 sea toilet


Volvo Penta MD1 single cylinder 6 hp diesel.

Electrics / Electronics

12Volt Battery

Swiftech VHF Radio telephone

Echo pilot Echo Sounder 
Autonnic Research electronic trailing log


diesel 10gallons stainless steel (2003)
Water 10gallons plastic 

Safety Gear

Radar reflector

Manual bilge pump

Shore gear

Inflatable dinghy
Winter cover

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19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996   

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