1988 Hunter Duette ‘Four Two’ Sail no 52
Advert added to marketplace: 8th March 2020
1988 Hunter Duette 23 Twin Keel. £5500
Four wheel 2.25T braked trailer. £1000
Fowey 2020 pontoon berth. £1400
This is a great opportunity to acquire a wonderful little yacht and optionally a heavy duty trailer and use of a ‘walk on’ pontoon berth, with water and electricity, on the beautiful river Fowey.
Factory completed. VAT paid. In 2019 she had a NEW 6HP engine, NEW curtains and NEW upholstery and NEW NASA depth. Recent standing rigging and recent 100AH AGM battery with 20w PV panel and controller, good quality Kemp sails. AIS and Autohelm. Invoices for equipment and updates are available.
I’ve owned and loved sailing my Duette for ten years. She is a keenly priced, well maintained and updated example of this popular, fast and spacious four berth yacht by David Thomas. She has an excellent reputation for stability and predictable handling. I am now aiming to buy a bigger Hunter.
She offers very good performance with shallow draft and the ability to dry out, which reviewers describe as, “significantly faster than other twin keelers of a similar size (and indeed some fin-keel models) with excellent handling characteristics”. The Hunter Duette was judged by PBO to be the best twin keel yacht available.
She is in good condition. A few scuffs conversant with age, no osmosis or blistering, keels solidly attached, decks and hull well bonded to bulkheads, windows re-bedded and through bolted at ends with no leaks. All sail controls led back to the cockpit. Brightwork regularly varnished. Rudder rebuilt by a shipwright ‘as new’ with epoxy glue. She is kept on a deep water, sheltered mooring and has always been laid up ashore over winter, with all sails, gear and berth cushions stored at home.
The trailer is made by RM Trailers, is 4 wheel, braked, 2.25 tonnes capacity, plated, fully hot dipped galvanised. This makes a total trailed weight (Duette and trailer) of about 1.75 tonnes. Recent brakes and tyres. New jockey wheel unit. Heavy duty hitch lock. Light board & cable. Heavy duty ratchet tie-down straps.
The ‘walk on’ pontoon berth is run by Fowey Harbour Commissioners, is well sheltered, accessible at any state of the tide, has water and electricity and is close to Fowey,. A car park, cafe and dinghy rack are all on site. The berth is available until October 2020.
(Please note that the interior photos are from 2018 and show the old upholstery, and do not show the curtains. New upholstery is a lovely mid blue. Ditto the cockpit which shows the previous instrument cluster. As soon as I have her recommissioned in March/April, I will post new photos.)
Tohatsu 6HP (2019) Sailpro with 100w battery charging and new remote 12 litre fuel tank. Dealer serviced winter 2019. 6 years warranty remaining..
100AH AGM battery (2017) with battery isolator switch
20W adjustable solar panel with 10A waterproof solar controller (2017)
Twin cast iron solid keels
Transom hung rudder (completely rebuilt 2011)
2 Saloon berths with lee cloths. New upholstery and foam 2019
2 berths forward . New upholstery 2019
Galley with gimballed single burner gas cooker (2016)
Sea toilet with Jabsco pump (2011) and serviced with new seals 2017
SS sink with manually pumped water from 20 litre tank
Removable saloon table
Z spars mast and boom.
SS standing rigging with Stalok rigging screws (all new 2016)
Kemp Supercruise mainsail (2006) with 2 reefs
Kemp Supercruise foresail (2008) with UV strip renewed 2016, on Plastimo 608 furler (2004)
2 Lewmar 6 single speed winches
2 Lewmar 7 single speed winches
6 clutches, taking all main and foresail controls to cockpit.
Sprayhood (2005 and re stitched 2018)
Sail cover (2005 and re stitched 2018)
15lbs CQR anchor with 10m 6mm chain ( 2012) and 30m warp.
2 fore, 2 stern and 2 midship cleats
SS pulpit & pushpit with outboard bracket
Warps and fenders
Blakes bronze sea cocks (2011)
Switch panel & battery condition indicator.
LED cabin lighting ( 2016)
12 v socket and twin USB sockets (2017)
Icom ICM411 DSC VHF radio (2010 and new aerial / Windex 2012)
Nasa depth ( 2019)
Digital Yacht AIS, new dedicated aerial (2019)
Stowe mast head wind (2012), but requires replacement cockpit readout
Autohelm tiller pilot
Bulkhead mounted compass with light
Mast head Aquasignal Tri-colour with LED light (2012)
Swing out laptop table
Chart storage shelf
Horseshoe Life buoy and line
Mast mounted Echomax 180 radar reflector ( 2011)
2 webbing Jackstays (2017)
Fold down ss boarding ladder on transom
Fire extinguisher (2017)
Hand bilge pump
Copies of previous contracts for sale will be provided in order to show ownership history and good title to the vessel.