Expressions of Interest: Imaginer
Chris Byrne is looking at selling Imaginer.
For full details of sails, equipment,etc contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
After 23 years of ownership Graham Noel has decided that the time has come to sell his beloved boat ‘Hot Shot’.
Over the years he has sailed in a number of Victorian S80 Championships, but in more recent years he has restricted his racing to Wednesday and Saturday afternoons off Brighton.
Designed and manufactured by Swarbrick Bros in Perth.
Built 1979 in W.A. (year not confirmed – no obvious hull number?).
Keel – Cast Iron.
Discovered her advertised for sale in Sydney in March 1997.
Sydney owner claimed having ownership since 1985.
Carried by road to Melbourne March 1997 on my behalf.
A full set of sails – Genoa, No.2 (not regularly used) and No.3 — two spinnakers – one full size and 2nd a heavy small spinnaker – good for strong winds – which came with the boat from Sydney. (old but strong!).
All spars and fittings in good condition, plus rope clutches etc. Spars measured to meet S80 requirements & standard rigging.
Down below – seat cushions in main section in good order – cushions/mattresses in rear section almost brand new as they are mostly kept at home.
Sink – ok, Stove & table (kept at home), radio – GME GX 548 new 1997, Log/speedo Autohelm 2008, battery Century 2007 and Solar panel on cabin roof for supply to battery and regulation nav lights.
Anchor Danforth, with 10 metres chain plus 50 metres warp as per requirements.
Bilge pump as per safety requirements plus additional items – such as fire extinguisher, flares etc all comply. A bosun’s Chair also in a locker below plus spare fenders.
Lockers below all clean – containing various items incl wet-weather clothing, lifejackets etc – plus many other items.
Cockpit Lockers (2) hold fuel (starboard side) and Horseshoe, various lines, plus another bilge pump (on port side).
Hull Topsides (white) re-sprayed by Robstan, plus new decals August 2009. Deck – cream.
Lifelines in good condition and additional cords ‘zig-zagged’ between pulpit and first stanchion to protect against ‘MOB’ problems.
Outboard Motor — March 2014 replaced with a new Mariner 8 hp with 4 blade prop.
Perhaps I should add that my layout down below was not of my doing – it would appear to have been done many years ago, but I must admit that I have always felt that when I have popped down below in other S80s they do appear to be more congested than on Hot Shot.
What happened was that the raised box where the stove sits, as well as the sink on the opposite side, were moved down towards the region of the mast, which has allowed for easier movement when entering below.
Another item which may interest possible buyers is that I have a webbed lifting system which I can attach to keel bolts so that the whole boat can be easily lifted out of the water. In fact I mostly (but not always in winter!) lift my boat monthly for a scrub, which of course is far more economical than paying for a diver!
Suggest — BEST OFFER.
Graham Noel email@example.com
Swarbrick S80 “GENIE” –
Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria
Built for the Melbourne boat show 1981, GENIE has a winner’s plaque for this show. She is unique, well fitted out and in good condition. GENIE handles very well, pointing particularly well, great for racing or cruising. LOA 8.0m, Beam 2.7m, Draft 1.4m.
Equipped with a Yanmar 1GM10 Diesel inboard, she is fitted with Log and Depth, bulkhead compass, VHF radio, 2 anchors and lots of safety gear.
The interior is fitted out in teak and maple, there are 4 bunks with cushions, 2 burner stove, built in ice box, sink and portable toilet. Plenty of storage space.
Sails are in good order, there are 5 headsails (#1, #2, #3, #4 plus spitfire), 2 spinnakers (one light, one heavy), and fully battened main. It is also fitted with a sail bag and lazy jacks.
Since buying GENIE two years ago, we have:-
Changed circumstances unfortunately dictate that this boat must be sold.
Priced to sell at $15,000, however all genuine offers considered.
Contact Mike Ivory