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F91805

Heard 23

Lying

Cornwall

Builder

Gaffers & Luggers, Mylor Bridge, Cornwall

Year

1985

Price

£19,950

LOA

32' 0" inc. bowsprit and rudder, 23' 3" on deck

Sail area

567 sq ft, main, jib, staysail and topsail

Brief details

LWL

22' 6"

Rig

gaff cutter

Based on the design of Falmouth Working Boats, the Heard 23 is a heavy displacement small cruiser or weekender with immense character, and remarkably good performance and seakeeping ability. Compared to most other small yachts, including other modern gaffers, the Heard boats are massively heavily built. Despite this they sail extremely well.

Beam

8' 0"

Cabins

1

Draught

4' 0"

Berths

2/3

Displacement

not known

Engine

Volvo 2002 diesel

Ballast

2 1/2 tons

BHP

18

Keel type

Long keel with encapsulated ballast

Designed by Percy Dalton as a GRP version of one of the smaller traditional Falmouth Working Boats, the Heard 23 is produced in three basic versions: open working boat, short cabin 'weekender' layout and long cabin 'cruising' layout.
This yacht is a 'short cabin' version.

Built by Martin Heard's yard at Mylor, each individual boat is fitted out slightly differently, according to the original purchasers requirements. A number of Heard 23s are among the fleet of engineless working boats, from 23 to 28 feet in length, that still work under sail in Falmouth, dredging for oysters in the winter months. (oyster dredging is forbidden for powered boats). In summer they race, as they have done for well over a hundred years, hence the quite high sail area for their length.

The saloon has two fixed settee berths, with the ability to rig a third pipe cot if required. The keel-stepped mast has a small stove fitted at its base, and forward of the mast is sail and gear stowage. There is a galley to starboard, and chart table to port, and under the starboard settee is a Lavac marine WC. A removable table can be rigged either in the saloon, between the settees, or in the cockpit. The saloon has about 5' 10" headroom under the coachroof.

Above: The 9 foot bowsprit is retractable if required, to reduce length when moored

The Volvo 2002 is under the forward part of the cockpit, with additional access from under the companionway steps in the saloon

She is currently stored ashore under cypress trees which shed a lot of needles....

The cockpit is spacious, and has a carved compass mount pedestal. She has modern deck gear including anchor windlass, good winches, etc.

Photographs August 2005

Equipment List:

Engine details

Volvo Penta 2002 18 bhp inboard diesel

Fuel tank capacity

60 litres

Propeller

three-bladed fixed prop

Batteries

2 x batteries (engine starting & domestic)

Battery charging

engine alternator

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Gaff cutter with topsail, keel stepped Columbian Pine mast

Mainsail

285 sq ft

Jib

165 sq ft, on Wykeham-Martin furling gear

Staysail

67 sq ft

Topsail

50 sq ft

Cruising chute

280 sq ft

Storm jib

34 sq ft

Other sails

2 other headsails

Primary winches

 

Bower anchor

25 lb CQR with 30 metres chain and 60 metres warp

Kedge anchor

9 lb Delta with 30 metres warp

Anchor windlass

manual

Steering

Tiller

Autopilot

Autohelm tiller pilot

Steering compass

Suunto on carved pedestal in cockpit

Warps & fenders

 

Miscellaneous

Beaching legs, cockpit cover, boarding ladder, shorepower,

Navigation Equipment and instruments

GPS

 

Log/speed

Clipper

Depth sounder

Clipper

VHF radio

Compact SX25

Radio receiver

 

Safety/emergency equipment

Lifebuoys

2 x horseshoe

Jackstays

 

Flares

 

Lifejackets

 

Harnesses

 

Radar reflector

 

Bilge pumps

electric and manual

Fire extinguishers

2 plus fire blanket

Gas alarm

 

Interior

Cabin layout

Saloon with forepeak

Berths

two berths with leecloths, plus pipe cot

Heating

Force 10 gas cabin heater, also mains electric heater element to keep interior dry in winter storage

Water tank capacity

not known

Cooker

Plastimo Neptune 2-burner & grill/oven

Heads

Lavac - under starboard settee seat

These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

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The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer, and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be conducted via Yachtsnet Ltd., who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical checks or tests

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