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Moonfleet, Centreboard Sloop, Project, by Souters, Lying  Essex

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Moonfleet is a Centreboard sloop built by Souter (IOW)  to a design by A.P. Bayzard AMINA in 1950. Construction is Carvel, Mahogany on Oak, Copper fastened. She has Teak laid decks on top of tongue and groove Pine. The coach roof is tongue and groove planking sheathed with glassfibre. She has a Cast Iron Keel with a slot for the centreplate.

Keelbolts are ferrous, condition unknown.

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  32ft 7ins 9.93m
Length on Deck  30ft 9.14m
Waterline Length  25ft 7.62m
Beam  9ft 10ins  3m
Draft CB up 3ft 3ins 0.99m
Draft CB down 5ft 3ins 1.6m
Thames Tonnage  9.7
Sail area 385sqft  


Twin berths in the forecabin
Heads to port,
Two settee berths in the main saloon, the port one opens up into a double.
Single quarter berth to starboard behind the navigation table  
Galley to port
Navigation table to starboard

Rig, Sails and Spars

Masthead sloop rig
Hollow spruce mast (1950) and spruce boom (1989)
2 x whisker poles  - one aluminium,  one timber
2 x mainsails 
Slab reefing to mainsail
2 x genoas
Plastimo Headsail furling gear 
Working jib
Storm Jib
All sails stored ashore since 1999
New standing and running rigging will be required 

Deck Equipment

Plough style anchor with ~ 20 fathoms chain 
Mast lowering gear 

Gearbox drive to Centreboard winch
2 x bronze self tailing winches winches
Boat hook
Various lines and warps
various fenders
2 x Fender boards

General Equipment

Berth cushions
Drop leaf table for cabin
Leeboards for settee berths
Gimballed Plastimo Ocean cooker - will need service or replacement
Baby Blake sea toilet


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20hp Beta Marine BD722 diesel installed 1999. This has never been run. 
Stainless steel shaft drive to 3 bladed bronze propeller


Water - 2 x 25 gallon - plastic
Diesel - 50 Gallon stainless steel

Electrics / Electronics


Safety Gear

2 x manual bilge pumps


Previous Bill of sale
Engine  manuals

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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.