Superior gelcoat quality is part of the S2 reputation. Most owners are pleased with the way theirs have held up over the years. While the boats were never built with an epoxy or any other form of barrier coat, the research that Slikkers and company did in the 80s, and the use of vinylester resin, seems to have yielded hulls that have resisted blistering well.
From its oversized (6' 5" x 6' 4") forward berth to its generous (6 '5" x 3 '9") quarter berth aft, the S2's interior is more than a little accommodating. Throw in places to sleep for three more and she truly fulfills the boat with beds ideal that was the controlling interior principle in the 70s and 80s. But she's more than a bunkhouse. Her galley, wrapped around a serve-through counter, was ahead of its time in terms of function, elbow room, clever use of space, and integration with the rest of the interior.
Using the quarterberth as a seat for the nav table is an acceptable accommodation in a boat this small. A surprisingly large hanging locker, well-finished drawers, and a jumbo head with shower are among the other details that make the boat livable.
Often credited to the S2 Design Team, the 11.0 was actually designed by Arthur Edmunds. A veteran of the sailboat projects initiated by Chris Craft in the late 60s (Commanche, Apache, et al), Edmunds was called upon by Slikkers to draft the lines for his cruisers. Largest of the bunch, the 11-meter was to combine modern sailing performance, an attractive layout, contemporary styling, and meticulous construction. Say Leon left Arthur's lines alone below the water, but the team concept came from the fact that he had tremendous influence on everything else.
Perhaps the best way to describe the 11.0's sailing characteristics is straight down the middle. In an era when IOR bulges and bumps were visible even on cruising boats, Edmunds opted instead, in almost all cases, for the mean. Her 11' 11" beam is substantial, but its regular and fairs nicely into waterlines that give her a symmetrical footprint or waterplane, meaning that as she heels, her shape in the water is only minimally distorted. This is one of the sources of her light, mannerly helm.
She has the sailplan proportions of her day, masthead rig, small main, overlarge foretriangle. Modern cruisers have come to appreciate larger, controllable mainsails and smaller, more easily handled headsails, but that's not a combination you'll easily find in boats of her vintage.
It's hard to recall that there was a day when all sailing controls weren't led to the cockpit, but the 11-meter was a pioneer in that regard.
The boat has a longish fin keel that strikes a balance between the deeper, thinner foils of today and the full-length keels they've evolved from. In order to encapsulate the considerable (6,000-pound) ballast, however, Edmunds was forced to make the keel very thick in section. In addition to adding to parasitic drag the thick keel produces less lift than a modern NACA inspired foil.
1982 S2 11.o A-36 feet
We are very pleased to present "Conquest" for your consideration. She is a well maintained masthead sloop and is well equipped both above and below.
Her owners have taken the necessary steps over the years to keep her up to date and in great shape.The navigation station is one of the most complete nav stations I have seen in a vessel this size and there is a lot of redundancy below and at the helm.
Downstairs is a roomy cabin featuring a good size fore cabin and a very generous quarter berth in the aft. The galley is well laid out and there is a large refrigerator/ freezer box and a large dry box for storage. Ample storage and drawer space round out the offering!
Back up on top, there is a good size cockpit with comfortable seating for 5. The line management system is well designed and come right back to the helm for single hand operations. There is a very clean deck with no soft spots and the teak has all been recently redone.
If you are looking for a live aboard that is cruise ready, this is the boat for you. Call for an exclusive showing!
Captain S. Lee Bowden
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Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales
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