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  • Tiller. Easy single person sailing. All new seacocks and thru-hulls. Yanmar 30HP. Ready to sail. Lying Bequia. Named "Akemi". Formally known as "Duppy".

    Like many Columbias built, she has a Crealock design built in California with all hand layup procedures and thus there has never been any blistering.

    Enter from large 10' long bimini covered cockpit area. Engine under cockpit. Either side of engine is quarterbirth (8' long each site). Midships is galley and seating area (can become a double bed). Towards bow is head (new head fitted) and chart table. Forepeak containes a v-shapped bed which can sleep 2. Water tanks under forepeak and midships.

    She has a very fuel efficent Yanmar 3GM30. Both deisel pannier tanks are overhauled. Each holds 25 Gallons. She has a 5 Gallon day tank which is gravity fed (stops air entering the system; a common problem with healing and pannier tanks).

    ALL original plans and blueprints on board! Plus Yanmar service manuals.

    2 Trojan T105's (6V each) power the house bank. LED lights are throughout which put a negligable drain of the house bank. Engine / house bank can be connected via a battery switch if need be. Electronic battery monitor and regulator working.

    Garmin GPS, VHF and Raymarine ST40 (giving speed and depth) on board.

    Rocna 33lb anchor. Best anchor I have ever owned!

    Price includes Mercury 8 person (full glassfibre keel) dinghy and Mercury 2.5 outboard included. They are not in good condition, but work perfectly.

    ALL new thru-hulls and seacocks. New cushions fitted throughout. Price excludes mooring.

    I hernitated a disc in my back. This has lead to me not able to sail for another couple of years, hence a forced sale of a very boloved yacht. She is a dream to sail! She's either perfect for a weekend sailer or (as I did) as a live aboard.

    I am happy to hear of offers, but you must have cash.

    Bottom painted April 2012 with 3 coats of interlux

    Photo tour

    From the cockpit looking forward. The cockpit area is about 10 foot long and has a full length bimini and shades. Outside cushions are new (not shown).

    Looking back into cockpit. Tiller. Easy access to main sheet. Winches either side of tiller make for trouble free tacking/jibing. Perfect setup for single handed sailing, yet able to sit up to six people in and sail (note: beds for up to six onboard).

    From bow looking toward aft. The cowls are off, but will be re-fitted soon. They are new vetus Jimmy2's. The mid hatches are completely open if you are wondering what is going on mid-ships there.

    Looking forward (nice view of Admiralty bay). Simple decks. Minimal varnishing.

    New Rocna anchor. No windlass. Fully manual and maintenance free by Captains design :-)

    Another view of cockpit... 3 steps take you down to...

    A large galley are to starboard. Plenty of storage. 1 year old stove. Galley all re-built and is shiny new. Salt and fresh water.

    Port side is the gear cupboard and a horseshoe shaped sofa area and table. Plenty of storage under sofa. New cushions. If the table was re-done, this can drop down to make another bed.

    Heading foreward... the head (toilet) is port side and chart table starboard side with forepeak bed ahead.

    Chart table is small, but I got used to it and found it surprizingly easy. Some may argue that the chart table should be stern, but I found this to be very accessible even when needing to access it in a hurry.

    Forepeak bed... the santuary. Shelves either side. 3 shelf deep cupboards either side.

    The view you wake up to.

    New manual Jabsco toilet.

    Sink and shower (new forset).

    The galley looking aft. Apologies for not clearing my junk off the far end. Full length cupboards to rear (sliding doors). Under sink storage. 4 draws at far (just out of range of shot). Deep sink, Cold box (lid needs making - I have the materials).

    The pictures you see on the walls are not included in the sale. Cupboard doors are removed for varnishing, but are with the boat.

    Complete with new (used for 10 days onl) 8.10 inflatable Yacht Tender with electric pump and 2.5 Mercury engine - Ideal for easy storage either below or tied onto forepeak. (deluxe package) for details.

    Currently on hard at Ottley Hall Shipyard and Marina. In hurricane cage. Viewing can be arranged.

    A mooring in Admiralty Bay, Bequia is available with the sale. Moring is large engine block and chain to sea level with bouy. Ropes are from buoy to deck and were made for this boat (visible in top picture).