Launched in May 2000, this Andrew Stewart design built by R King / J W Marine has a proven offshore cruising and racing pedigree. "Ding Dong" has been optimized for short-handed offshore cruiser-racing and has won many pots along the way.
This is a great opportunity to purchase a well equipped "ready to go" club or short-handed offshore racer for not a lot of money! Lots of fun for the buck from from this powerful, but high stability design, with a competitive 2016 IRC rating of 1.073.
Displacement: 5107 kg
Engine: Volvo 40hp Saildrive
The engine has been serviced annually and there is a list of parts replaced.
"Ding Dong" is an Andrew Stewart design built and launched in May 2000 by R King / R W Marine. She is strongly built with a Speedstrip Cedar E Glass epoxy composite hull and balsa cored E Glass deck.
The high stability keel has a steel machined fin with a 2 tonne lead bulb.
She is tiller steered with a single E Glass / Carbon rudder with stainless steel stock with Torlon bearings.
The rudder was rebuilt and faired, with new 8mm Torlon bottom bearings in 2011.
The underwater hull surface was grit blasted & repainted in 2014.
The keel was dropped out, faired & refitted with new keel bolts in 2015.
Z Spars custom alloy mast & boom
New boom and gooseneck fitted in 2013/14
Dyform low stretch standing rigging (replaced in Dec 2014)
Dyneema adjustable backstay system (replaced in Dec 2014)
Carbon spinnaker pole
Tides Marine mainsail luff track system installed in 2009 with s/s slides
2 x Harken ST40 Radial mainsheet winches
2 x Lewmar 48 primary winches
2 x Lewmar 45 halyard winches
Most of the running blocks changed in 2009
New jib cars & tracks fitted in 2012
Sprayhood fitted in 2014
Fabric sock to protect furled headsails
Winch handle pockets
Mainsail - 2012 Carbon tri-radial
Mainsail - 2010 Vectron
No. 1 Genoa - 2013 Carbon (luff bolt rope - fits furler)
No. 1 Genoa - 2010 D4 Aramid (* hanked luff)
No. 3 Genoa - 2010 D4 Aramid (* hanked luff)
No. 4 Genoa - 2011 D4 Aramid (luff bolt rope - fits furler)
Spinnaker - 2010 AP (All Purpose) 101 sq.m
Reacher - 2012 80 sq.m
Code 0 - 2013 70 sq.m - flown off bow fitting
* The hanked jibs would need the luff converting to bolt rope to work with the furler.
2 x 100AH domestic batteries
1 x Redflash engine starter battery
Battery monitor system
30W Solar panel
Full TackTick instrumentation system (Log/Speed/Depth Wind)
GPS cockpit repeaters
Garmin 128 GPS & Standard Horizon plotter
AIS Class B Transceiver with Comar splitter
Raymarine 6002 Autopilot with linear drive with gyro compass
2 x Manual bilge pumps fitted
2 Burner cooker
Up to 7 berths
I have enjoyed sailing "Ding Dong" immensely with or without a crew. She has looked after me well over the years and won some pots to boot! She is ready to go with all the sailing systems working.
1st in Class 1 in 2010 Two-handed Round Britain & Ireland Race
2nd in Class 4 on return leg of 2011 AZAB Race (Azores & Back)
Numerous podium finishes with SORC (Solo Offshore Racing Club), JOG (Junior Offshore Group) and RSYC (Royal Southampton) Inshore & Offshore series.
It is not guaranteed that the safety gear listed on the specification comes within the manufacturer's safety guidelines i.e. expiry dates and servicing and is therefore sold as is.
Unit 17 The Boatyard
Southampton, Hampshire SO31 1ZL