Trocar was commissioned by her first owner as an IOR racer and went on to sail her in twelve Fastnet races, winning prizes in ten of them; the last in 1993 and 3rd overall in 1975. She was last raced in 1996. Her present owner, a skilled cabinet maker, bought her in 2001 and completely refurbished and restored the boat to her original condition. A survey on completion of this work commented that she was now 'better than new'. Trocar is a typical Kim Holman design with elegant lines, impeccable handling and a good turn of speed. Over the recent years she has had a new mast and rigging, new engine, electronics, teak deck, sails, electric anchor windlass, upholstery, cooker and much more. She is presented for sale in fantastic condition and only needs antifouling (and possibly new standing rigging) before launching and would be ready to join the Classic Yacht circuit immediately. Beautifully built and maintained to the highest standard, this is a classic yacht that will turn heads wherever she sails.
Viewing by appointment through our Suffolk Office 01473 659 681
The accommodation is traditionally laid out with up to seven berths in two cabins. In the forecabin, V berth with stowage under. Opening hatch to deck. Marine toilet to starboard. Hanging locker. In saloon, two settee berths with pilot berths outboard both sides. Saloon table with fold-out leaf. The full size chart table is to port with a quarter berth behind and galley opposite. Plastimo two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven. Stainless steel sink with manually pumped water supply. Refrigerator.
Located under the companionway, Yanmar 2GM20 (new 1997) twin cylinder 18hp diesel engine. Electric start. Seawater cooled. Shaft drive to three bladed feathering propeller. Rope cutter. Single lever control. 6 gallon fuel capacity in stainless steel tank. 6 knot cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 7 knots.
Mathead rigged sloop. Anodised aluminium mast and boom by Z Spars, 2007. Stainless steel standing rigging, 2007. Terylene running rigging, 2007. Backstay adjuster. Furlex 200S headsail furling system, 2007. Slab reefing mainsail. Rod kicker. LInes led aft to cockpit. Harken 42 halyard winch at mast. Lewmar 30 control line winch at companionway. Two Lewmar 44 self tailing sheet winches. Two Lewmar 30 self tailoing secndary sheet winches.
Built in 1969 by Landamore to a design by Kim Holman. Strip planked Iroko hull with Iroko stem and apron, keel, keelson and floors. Laminated and steam bent Spruce frames. Pine shelves with plywood hanging knees and bronze strapping. Laminated Oak skeg. Cast iron fin keel with stainless steel bolts. Teak laid deck on epoxy sheathed marine plywood. Varnished Mahogany superstructure. Aft self draining cockpit with teak laid seating. Stainless steel lined self draining gas locker with room for two gas bottles. Skeg hung rudder with tiller steering.
A beautiful yacht, built to a high standard and recently restored by a skilled and knowledgeable owner bringing her back to her original condition. He reports that she is a delight to sail - fast, well mannered in all conditions and easy to handle. He is only selling as he has another project in sight!
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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.
Suffolk Yacht Harbour
Ipswich, Suffolk IP10 0LN