The Nantucket Clipper is a very pretty boat and viewed by many to be a bit of a "Classic". Penned by successful designer Alan Buchanan, who also brought us the popular Halcyon and Neptune range, she is as desirable today as she was back in 1970.
The hulls were moulded by Seamaster Limited and finished and fitted out by Offshore Yachts to a high standard. The yawl rig is versatile, and she will sail at five to six knots in a force 3-4 breeze making her a fast passage maker. Super cockpit with teak grate to locker tops and sole, easy access side decks and large foredeck make this the ideal yacht whether single-handed or with a full crew.
Below deck has 6-foot headroom, five berths, decent galley with oven and a separate heads compartment.
Electronics include depth, wind speed instrument and VHF.
Vessel accommodation is entered via the companionway. Sliding teak hatch with 2-piece washboard system.
The saloon has a surprising 6 foot standing headroom. The galley is to port with Plastimo Neptune 2000 gas oven with 2-burner hob and grill. There is storage behind in cupboards and a stainless steel sink with hand pumped fresh water incorporated into the engine housing.
Opposite the galley on the starboard side is a fold-down chart table. 12V panel and access to batteries. This is also the 5th berth.
The saloon has generous settee/berths port and starboard of a removable folding leaved table. This table can also be utilised in the cockpit if required. There is storage behind and below the settees.
Between the saloon and the forepeak is a heads compartment to starboard with sea toilet and fold down sink. Opposite is a hanging locker, the door to which can seclude the forward cabin from the saloon.
In the forepeak there is a further two single berths. This area can be made into a double by the use of an infill section. There is an opaque opening deck hatch for light and additional ventilation from deck mounted vents.
12V lighting throughout and gas heating in saloon.
Plastimo Beaufort wind speed direction
NASA Target depth sounder
NASA Target speed/trip/log
Raymarine ST2000 tiller pilot
SL Royal manual anchor windlass
CQR anchor with 50M chain
Fishermans anchor as spare
Fireangel CO monitor
Portable boarding ladder
CO2 signalling horn
Manual bilge pump
Sprayhood and dodger set
Clock and Barometer
Horseshoe buoy with light
3x Fire extinguishers
GRP constructed cruising yacht with long, encapsulated keel and counter hung spade rudder.
White painted topsides with angled transom and teak bowsprit.
Side decks and foredeck finished in a blue non-slip. Stainless steel push and pulpits joined by stainless guard wires.
Deep cockpit with locker storage to port and rear. Varnished duckboards to cockpit sole and locker tops.
SL manual windlass with chain locker. Handily placed teak grab rails to coach roof.
Opaque deck hatch to forepeak with additional ventilation from deck vents.
Teak topped coamings with deck drains mid ships. A mixture of teak and aluminium mooring cleats.
Below the water line is in good order and it is understood the yacht was treated for osmosis in 1997.
Engine & Electrics:
The vessel is fitted with an inboard Yanmar 2GM20 diesel engine. Installed 1995.
This 18hp, 2-cylinder workhorse is seawater cooled and housed in a soundproofed compartment beneath the companionway.
ZF reduction gearbox driving a bronze, 15x12RH, 3-bladed propeller. Coup Iron rope cutter.
Engine start panel and single lever engine control in the cockpit.
The engine will cruise economically at 5 knots and has a maximum speed of 6.2 knots.
The engine has been well maintained and has been ashore since the last service in 2017.
Bank of 2x12V batteries providing engine start and domestic power.
The batteries are recharged via the engine alternator and 240V battery charger.
Sails & Rigging:
Yawl rigged yacht with deck stepped, gold anodised aluminium, main and mizzen masts.
Stainless steel standing rigging last replaced in 2007. Terylene running rigging.
Slab reefing to mainsail and Rotostay furling system for the headsail.
Gibbs sheet winches in cockpit, mizzen halyard winch aft and main halyard winch at the mast.
Tan coloured Main, Genoa and Mizzen sails purchased in 2000.
Mainsheet track incorporated into companionway and mizzen track mounted on aft coaming.
|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne & Wear UK [ Map ]|
|Website:||Open website in new window|
|Model:||Nantucket Clipper 31|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar 2GM20|
|Length over all:||31'|
|Length at waterline:||21'|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|