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|Engine Type:||Single Inboard/Outboard||Length (feet):||24|
|Engine Make:||Renault RC8D||Beam (feet):||10|
|Primary Fuel Type:||Diesel||Hull Material:||Fiberglass|
|Fuel Capacity (Gallons):||6-10|
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You are looking at an Eygthene 24 from 1977.
Length over all: 7.32 m
Length waterline: 6.35 m
Beam: 2.95 m
Draught: 1.40 m
Mast: 9.45 m
Displacement: 1955 kg
Ballast: 1020 kg
Sail Area: 25 m2
Design Year: 1973 (This boat 1977)
The Eygthene 24 was first built in 1973. The designer, Ron Holland, has gone on to design other successful boat designs, including both half ton cup and Fastnet race winners. The Eygthene was one of the very first designs from Ron Holland. Its efficient shape and sail plan made him famous after it won the Quarter Ton Cup in 1973.
The name of the boat comes from Ron Holland’s New Zealander background. If you say Eygthene in a strong New Zealand accent it sounds like eighteen - which is the rating number that came out from the old I.O.R. rule for a boat to qualify as a 1/4-ton boat.
The hull shape is unusual. The boat has a very wide beam at the deck level, whilst the waterline beam is slimmer and more in line with other boats of its era. Originally this design allowed the racing crew to place their weight far from the centreline of the boat in order to keep it flat. This arrangement makes the boat great for cruising as well as it makes the interior of the boat really spacious.
This Eygthene 24, named PDQ (Pretty Damn Quick) is moored in Hoo Marina.The inboard diesel engine (Renault RC8D) has been removed, fully serviced and new stern gland fitted at a cost of around £750.00 with receipts and two industrial (not automotive) deep cycle batteries from the US new 2011. Standing rigging is fairly new 2004 along with a lightly used main sail from the same era and new Genoa (2011) . Roller furling Genoa and spinnaker (with pole) complete the provision of power. There is a switched circuit board to operate all the devices, which includes, wind, speed and depth together with a cockpit housed compass,new Garmin GPSMap 400 witch Garmin GPS antenna(GA 30).
The boat has an enormous beam unseen on other boats of this length, more in keeping with 30’ plus vessels, providing for a cavernous interior with easily four berths, sea toilet, cooker, sink and basic fridge (cool box). Plenty of stowage can be found under all berths, wardrobe off V berth and underneath the port and starboard side decks.
Extremely fast upwind, thanks to its wide beam and ballast ratio through deep fin keel. All freshly antifouled ready for the season.
When I lifted her out to antifoul, the surveyor happened to be around and guessed it to be worth £12,000. Believe me, I would be amazed. Only for sale due to unforeseen work commitments with more travel than expected. Simply cannot justify the annual berthing fees for what little time I have on board. All the upholstery has been removed over the winter but is a light green colour and good qaulity clean foam.
Boat is ready to go.
There are plenty, given she was launched in 1977. Generally, she is in much better shape than anything else from the same era but would always benefit from a wash, polish and ideally new deck paint. Everything important is GRP, so no wood to worry about.
The fore hatch (Houdini) closes and seals but the catch that locks it is broken, this means it can be opened from the outside (security). I have not changed it since I have owned her as it is hinged from the leading edge, so doesn’t blow open or allow water in.
While the engine is 100% reliable, it does occasionally cut out in between forward and reverse gear changes (just because the revs drop off, simply restart). I was hoping with a bracket and outboard, I could battle the current at most states of tide, but never got around to it.
Apart from the usual ongoing boat maintenance, that covers the main topics.
A fast cruiser/racer, with an inboard diesel engine, more room below than anything else of similar size and remarkably stylish and modern for an old boat (compare it to other marques from the 70’s). Ready to go as is and/or clean her up (if you want) while you continue enjoying sailing her.
Viewing welcome with notice (as I work away a lot) .
Payment must be made within 7 days of auction ending.Thank you and good luck
To answer a few questions and for the avoidance of doubt the diesel engine is fitted, fully serviced and running, 100% reliable.
The fabric is light green with newish foam in good condition. The interior does look 10 times better with the upholstery in but I do not have any pictures of it fitted at the moment.
All lines are fed back to the cockpit and there are 4 x Lewmar Winches.
Other equipment includes:
New Surwey Report (May 2011)
Anchor, chain and warp in dedicated anchor locker
2 x Horse shoes
functional new VHF ICOM (IC-M411)with masthead antenna
Nav lights on pulpit and Masthead (masthead not working)
Post and ensign
Mooring lines and spare line
Stainless steel fuel tank
Manually punped water/tap
2 x deep cycle (hugely oer spec) batteries through 3 way isolator
In fact, everything to get you sailing straight away witch 4 life jackets
Due to the amount of questions that have probed me to look through the paperwork file, I thought I would provide further information that will interest current bidders and watchers. All findings are positive:
The hull was epoxied in 1996 (as per 1997 survey) to a very high standard. This measure is an osmosis preventative procedure.
Further survey 2011 - available for inspection
The engine had a major overhaul in 1997 at a cost of £1200
Running rigging replaced in 2003
Kemp main sail and boom cover new October 2004
Original Eygthene brochure (photocopy)
Engine manual (photocopy)
Anchor is CQR 15lbs, 15m of chain and 80m warp
New furler reefing system (Facnor) 2003
Standing rigging is stainless steel with swaged ends 2003
Running rigging sheets/halyards 2003
Mahogany Tiller 2003
Ultraflex Morse controls 2005
All seacocks replaced 2003
Small Ships Register: 35095 (unsure if still current)
My latest engine service and stern gland replacement late November 2010, was £775
Antifouled late November/December 2010
Clearly, the expensive parts have been replaced.
Sorry to make this listing so long but clearly, genuine watchers will want all this information.
Anyone viewing PDQ can also spend some time flicking through the paperwork if they so wish.
Thank you for looking.
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