1961 Sterling long keel sloop designed by Kim Holman. Sterlet is a lovely example of the Sterling Class, built by J W Uphams of Brixham, a wooden version of a Twister. A comprehensive programme of improvement and refit has been undertaken and almost certainly she is now one of the best boats in the class. All work has been carried out by Dolphin Quay boatyard of Emsworth and Birdham. Rigged for single handed sailing but has a cockpit which will happily accommodate at least four adults. Five berths in two cabins and a quarter berth. Sterlet has been sailed extensively by the current owner both in the Solent and along the South Coast.
Beta Marine BD722 20hp Diesel engine on shaft drive installed 2003
Aquadrive coupling installed 2003 - a more sophisticated, flexible, propeller shaft coupling which has the added advantage of absorbing vibration and noise
65L Fuel tank
Carvel splined mahogany above the waterline and cailked pitch pine below.
Sheathed ply deck with varnished mahogany superstructure, cockpit and toe-rails.
Iron Ballast keel with steel keel bolts.
Self draining cockpit.
Deck completely stripped and repainted with two pack and non-slip finish 2011.
Cockpit seating replaced 2006.
Keel bolts all replaced 1999, three drawn (one replaced) 2011, four drawn (three replaced) 2015.
All bronze hull fastenings replaced 1999.
Topsides completely re-splined 2001.
Below waterline caulking raked out and replaced 1999.
CQR 25lb anchor with Simpson Lawrence two speed manual winch.
Mooring warps and fenders.
Stainless steel tanks for diesel (65L) and water (110L) with electric pump.
Rutland 504 wind vane and battery charging management system.
Deck stepped alloy mast with varnished wooden boom.
Standing rigging replaced 2011, stainless chain plates 1999.
Sails by Arun and Rockall, all in good condition.
Roller furling genoa and gennaker.
Slab reefing main sail with lazy jacks and stack pack system.
Mainsail and gennaker new 2002.
Genoa new 2013.
Briggs & Gatehouse instruments with cockpit repeater 1999.
Garmin GPS 2006.
Raymarine ST4000+ tiller pilot with fluxgate compass and remote control 2006.
DSC VHF and domestic radio.
Five berths in two cabins and a quarter berth
Frigoboat keel cooled fridge
Plastimo gimballed cooker
Jabsco big bowl manual toilet
110L water capacity
Sowester man-overboard recover
Horse-shoe life bouy
Birdham Pool Marina
Nr. Chichester,PO20 7BG, West Sussex PO20 7BG