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‘BLUEBELLE’ is an Anderson 22 with the sail number A37. She was built in the late 1970’s and is an early version of a very successful model designed by Oliver Lee of Burnham and is described as a good all-round family boat.
This class is well known to Rye and has been successful when used as a cruiser or racing boat.
Everything is in good working order and this boat is ready to sail.
She can be viewed at Rye Harbour Sailing Club where there is the possibility that she can be launched from the slipway. There are also numerous moorings in the Rye area.
Bluebelle has been owned by the present owners for 4 years during which a lot of work has been undertaken. This has included the boat’s electrics, furling to the foresail, new engine transom bracket fitted to the rear of the boat (Bluebelle has also a well which could be used for an outboard), woodwork maintained, yearly anti-fouled and general maintenance. The common fault with the early Anderson forestay to deck fitting has been re-engineered and is now sound.
It has been fitted with power for a 230v supply.
She has an easily lifted, fully ballasted keel, and the lifting steel cable has been renewed in the last couple of months.
The boat is sold with two sets of sails.1 original set well used and second set in good condition which includes a genoa.
The boat has roller reefing.
The engine is a Tohatsu 4 Stroke 6hp outboard engine that has been little used.
It has always been run in fresh water after each use and is serviced annually.
It has a separate 5 gallon fuel tank.
Instruments include a depth finder, a Garmin GPS chart plotter, a fixed VHF and a steering compass which is fixed to the companionway hatch groves.
The galley has a water supply and a gas canister stove with storage underneath. There is also a chemical toilet in a separate compartment.
The boat has 2 berths with new mattresses and covers with space to sleep a further 2 in the bow of the boat.
There is also 1 hanging locker.
There is a cabin fire extinguisher.
This boat comes with a road trailer but will require some additional work to make it suitable for use on the road; it can be used as a launching trailer immediately.
This boat would be ideal for someone who would wish to move up from dinghy sailing to small cruiser sailing. She is an easy forgiving boat to sail and is only being sold as the owners have upgraded to a larger boat.
Contact: Mick 07813138811or Michael: 07736678805
Night Wing is Bermudian masthead cutter rig, carvel planked yacht built in 1939 as a one class design called the water bug. Adapted from an original design by Harrison Butler, the Waterbug was developed by Uphams in the late 1930's of which several were built. Night wing is the epitome of English built classic sailing yachts and is delightful to took at from all angles.
She is currently standing on the hard at Rye having not been sailed for some while. She has been well protected and her condition is not that much changed since her last re-fit in 2012. She benefits from an all timber mast and boom plus many original internal fixtures and fittings. She is need of a caring owner, someone who is prepared to put time into returning her to sailing glory.
There is a considerable amount of information regarding the Waterbug and Night Wind on the website of the Harrison Butler Association.
For serious viewings only, please contact Jonathan - 07939 155928
Length overall (excl bowsprit) 24ft 8in
Length TM (from stemhead to rudder post) 24ft 8in
Waterline Length 21ft 9in
Beam 8ft 5in
Draft 4ft 8in
Depth (internal height from sheerline to top of keel) 5ft 6in
Gross Reg. Tonnage 5.53
Builder J W &A Upham, 1939
Designer - Attributed to - T Harrison Butler
Engine Stuart Turner 1 cyl Bukh DV10
Sail area 330ft
Accommodation and equipment:
2 cot births
Heads - Blakes original