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"Nautilass", Aloha 8.5 fin and skeg sloop Lying  Essex

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Nautilass is a Canadian Aloha 8.5,  built of GRP in 1981. She has an encapsulated lead medium fin keel  with a skeg mounted rudder.  The hull was Gelshielded  - 2-coats in 2006.

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  28ft 8.53m
Waterline Length  24ft 6ins 7.47m
Beam  9ft 5ins 2.87m
Draft  4ft 4ins 1.32m
Displacement  6750 lbs 3050kg

Rig, Sails and Spars

Masthead sloop rig
Aluminium alloy spars
Stainless steel standing rigging.
Slab-reefing mainsail - Fair condition
Furling Genoa  - Good condition
+ two spare headsails
Spinnaker - good condition
All halyards and reefing lines are lead back to the cockpit

Deck Equipment

25lb CQR Bower anchor on 22m chain
20lb CQR Kedge anchor on 30 chain / warp
Simpson Lawrence manual anchor winch
2 x self tailing sheet winches
Plastimo bulkhead steering compass
Deck mop
Boat hooks
Spinnaker pole
Ensign / staff
Anchor ball
Motor sailing cone
Anchor light
Cockpit cushions

General Equipment

Manual and electric hot and cold water heated by engine and immersion heater.
Sea toilet with holding tank
Plastimo Force 10 Gas cabin heater (2005)
Insulated cool box 


Fresh water cooled Kubota 16hp twin cylinder diesel.
Stainless steel prop shaft with non-drip shaft seal and rope cutter.
Two bladed propeller


Diesel stainless steel approx 40 litres
Water Plastic 20 gallons
Holding tank plastic approx 20 gallons

Electrics / Electronics

3 x 12 Volt batteries (2006 & 2007) in two banks  - engine start and general service 

Comprehensive switch panel
110V AC Shore power installation  - (not for use in Europe)

Nasa Echo sounder
Navico Log / speedo

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Navico VHF Radio telephone
Star handheld VHF Radio telephone
Garmin GPS
Autohelm autopilot
Radio cassette player
Interior lights
Chart table light 
Navigation lights

Safety Gear

Jack stays
Boarding ladder
Radar reflector
2 x fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
Manual bilge pump
Gas alarm

Shore Gear

Avon inflatable dinghy

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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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