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"Najade", Feltz Scorpion II Steel Sloop Lying  The Balearics, Med.

Sails and Deck Gear
Nav Station
Aft Cabin

Owner's Comments

Najade was originally built by Feltz in 1983 with the intention to go around the world. The first owner sailed her to the Med, then he died. His wife kept the boat for some years without using her and finally sold her to the second owner. He bought it together with his girlfriend in the intention to sail around the world ... but never did. The boat stayed in Greece or Turkey, was only little used and did not leave the harbour for the 3 years before I bought her. 

The second owner was a SSB-fan and was using to boat in the harbour to communicate using Morse with the world. I know, that in the last 3-4 years in the Marina he had a total invoice of 25.000 USD because he got everything done on the boat (he was a writer :-)). Then I bought her, got her sandblasted and painted (outside) and changed/updated/upgraded a lot of things. I spent about 35.000 Euro on the boat since owning (which is February 2004). When I refitted her, my intention was to have a boat as safe as possible so that the biggest danger on the boat is the captain :-) Therefore she is easy to handle, everything that might cause a problem has been renewed, lost of the systems are duplicated, enough of spares are on board. 

The boat is ideal to be sailed single-handed or short-handed (for me it was single-handed). She is ready to go around the world, equipped with everything necessary. She behaves very smooth in the waves, is no racer but goes very well (8,5 knots for several hours under the right conditions no problem, normal is about 6 knots). With 9 tons (empty) she is quite light.

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 She has the famous Feltz-keel, which means very little break-throughs and a solid steel-bar under the keel and rudder (so you can run backwards against a reef and nothing will happen, at least to the boat). The rudder is fully protected. 

I just got her on the hard, new antifouling, paint-job where necessary (steel-boats - you know) and some repairs (new shaft for water pump, new regulator, ...). Although she is steel, usually people do not recognise it. With her round hull, flush-deck, proper look and the blue stripe on the side she looks a little like a Halberg Rassy (not to me, but to some sailors :-)).
She has never been in charter.

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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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