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Details about  prospect 900 28'7" Well equiped, Bilge Keel, family cruiser sailing yacht

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prospect 900 28'7" Well equiped, Bilge Keel, family cruiser sailing yacht
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Built in 1978 so Used condition.The boat is in generally good condition but will need new antifoul

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03 Oct, 2013 19:12:20 BST
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Emsworth, United Kingdom


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Last updated on  29 Sep, 2013 21:22:20 BST  View all revisions

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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: Built in 1978 so Used condition.The boat is in generally good condition but will need new antifoul as i was advised that any surveys would include scraping off what's there to see what's underneathThe Saildrive diaphragm is due for replacement. No more wear and tear than expected on a boat of this age





Rydgeway Marine (EG Van de Stadt design)




Prospect 900


Salt Water



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Single Inboard/Outboard

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For sale A Prospect 900 Bilge keel 5 berth family cruiser Located in Emsworth near Chichester.

We've recently had the Engine serviced and two new leisure batteries fitted and it can be seen running from cold up to full running temperature. The decking has been redone with Iroko, the table re-veneered  and the main double bed has been reupholstered in white PVC.

This is a practical family cruising yacht with a spacious 6’2” headroom layout that everyone comments on. She has excellent stowage and good performance thanks to her Van de Stadt designed hull.

She is a strongly built and stable performer and this example has been owned by the same family for the past 11 years and Sailed to France, the Channel Islands and Cornwall many times.

This is the Bilge keel version making it’s draft nearly 1/2 a meter less than the more common fin keel version (48cm/19”), this is great for easier access to shallower and more affordable moorings longer trips up stream and less racing to beat the tide home.

Taken out each winter for six months and has been out of the water since September 2010 with the intention to put her back in 2012 but instead instructed a broker to sell, he seemingly did nothing so we are now starting with a ridiculously low start price and NO RESERVE.

The most recent survey is from 2006 when my father passed away and we needed to survey to get insured and this is available as a pdf on request. all but the most minor cosmetic works were carried out.

Access to the boat can be arranged for Surveys on request. Access to the boat for viewing will be on Sunday the 29th and Wednesday the 2nd

The boat will need antifouling and I would recommend the saildrive diaphragm and seal to be replaced, the sails are old but serviceable but otherwise Thirsty Work II is a good solid boat.

Fittings include

Calor gas 2 burner hob and gimballed oven and grill

sink and pumped running water (cold only)

separate cabin with sea toilet

Spars/Rigging Sails

main sail

battened Genoa

furling foresail and cruising chute with snuffer

All halyards run back to the cockpit



speed log present but not fitted

depth sounder

tiller steering

VHF radio


two new 12v see batteries,

2x bilge pumps

mast light, deck light & navigation lights


Anchor Locker, Anchor and electric windlass

stainless steel deck winch and anchor chain

deck cushions

Boom tent

matching red sprayhood, sail cover and dodgers




Bilge pumps


5 Berth in 2 cabins

Saloon Table

Hanging Locker

FM radio with outside speakers

Also included

fibreglass dinghy, trolley & oars

two diesel storage containers

rear boarding ladder

various fenders and ropes

Various laminated A3 size charts of the south coast / isle of white


Builder: Rydgeway Marine
Designer: EG van de Stadt
Construction: GRP
Keel Type: bilge keels (3 Keels)


LOA: 28' 7"
Beam: 9' 2"

Displacement: 3300 kgs
Ballast: 1400 kgs


Engine Make: Volvo
Engine Model: MD7
Engine HP: 13 hp
Fuel Type: Diesel
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Max Speed: 6 knots


Fuel: 10 imperial gallons
Water: 30 imperial gallons


On 25-Sep-13 at 23:43:13 BST, seller added the following information:

I'll be available for viewings from 12:00 to 15:00-16:00 on sunday the 29th

The boat is at Emsworth yacht harbour

Thorney Rd  Emsworth,

Hampshire PO10 8BP

On 29-Sep-13 at 21:22:20 BST, seller added the following information:

Some answers to questions I got today

I'll be at the boat Wednesday 12:00 to 14:00

Bidding is to buy the boat.

You will of course be covered by the usual eBay Ts&Cs but we won't be re-negotiating once the auction has ended,

Payment is expected within 7 days of the auction ending.

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