Earrach is hull number 37 of the Northshore built Spring 25. She is an exciting and fast cruiser-racer which has had two previous owners. Originally sold to a client in Europe, she was returned to the UK and sailed on Lake Windermere for 5 years, before being brought up to the Clyde. She is a well loved and well known boat on the Clyde, having been raced in white sail regattas and has even beaten ‘Drum’ on corrected time!
Earrach is reluctantly for sale due to the family wishes to cruise in a larger yacht.
Northshore took the moulds of the MG Spring 25 and improved the design in 1989 building 50 hulls over 2 years. The improvements included redesigned chainplates; sturdier mast; sail drive transmission.
Her unique design allows her to dry out on sand, mud or gravel, resting in the flat wing keel and twin rudders. This is very handy for a mid-season hull scrub and sail drive maintenance avoiding lift out charges.
Lwl: 22' 9" ft
Designer: Tony Castro
Volvo Penta 2001 - 9hp
Volvo 120S Saildrive
2 Blade folding prop (New 2015)
Reconditioned engine installed 2017 - last serviced April 2017
Cruising speed 5 knots
Max speed 6 knots
Hull, deck and superstructure are all of GRP.
Wing Keel (Iron) Twin spade rudders to tiller control.
Unique teak wood rubbing strakes and sugar scoop stern features
Four Berths (2 x single in saloon), double at stern.
Heads and wet locker and sink starboard astern of chart table.
Galley on Port side with Origo cooker, sink, good locker and work surface area.
Chart table situated to Starboard side with instruments and 2 new switch panels fitted in 2017.
The upholstery in the saloon was re-covered in 2015.All portlights have new perspex. The saloon windows, frames and seals were all replaced in 2017.
Navigation lights. Masthead LED tricolour and all-round white. Bicolour at pulpit
NASA Clipper Duet Log and Depth (2017)
Tack Tick wireless wind instruments (2009)
XM DSC VHF
Garmin GPSmap 450 Chart-plotter bulkhead mounted in cockpit
12 volt electrics throughout supplied by 2 x 12volt/85ah batteries which in turn are charged by an engine alternator.
Also fitted is a 240 volt shore power supply.
Single spreader fractional rig in anodised aluminium. (Proctor)
Stainless steel standing rigging
Running rigging braided. All running back to cockpit for solo sailing.
Furlex roller reefing headsail system (2010)
Anodised aluminium boom with slab reefing. (Proctor)
Mainsail: 1: Nicolson Hughes (2010)
Roller Furling Genoa: 1: Nicolson Hughes (2011) 2: Goacher (year unknown)
Cruising Chute: Nicolson Hughes (2012) with snuffer system.
Mainsail cover Navy Blue acrylic.
Manual fresh water system.
Circulation fan through saloon head.
Jabsco toilet manual.
Upholstery new (2015).
Warps and fenders.
Fuel capacity: 25 litres Vetus
Water Capacity: 50 litres (Flexible tank) (2017)
Lifebelt and MOB system.
2 x Fire extinguishers
Fire Blanket (New 2017)