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Price €59,950.00
Posted by Crosshaven Boatyard on 29-04-2022
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Description

"Blue Belle" is a Jason Ker designed racing yacht, built in 2002 by Vision Yachts in the UK. This Ker 11.3 has been laid up ashore for many years but is very well presented. Her construction consists of foam sandwich with epoxy resins (light rigid structure), fin keel with lead bulb and stainless steel strut and spade rudder. C-Spars carbon rig with a double set of swept back spreaders and rod rigging. Very clean interior with chart table, galley and marine toilet. She is a fun boat to race and can't wait to get back on to the race course. Her last IRC rating was 1.157 "Blue Belle" is a fun and exciting boat to sail and is competitive in all conditions. Viewing is a must.

Engine

The engine is a Yanmar 18hp. The owner suspects that it will require a rebuild or replacement. It is shaft driven with a two blade folding propeller.

Construction
Foam sandwich construction, using epoxy resins. This gives a very light, rigid structure. The keel is comprised of a lead bulb and stainless steel strut. This is encased in a fairing. The keel strut locates into the recess in the bottom of the hull. The spade rudder is a carbon fibre foam sandwich construction. The stock is carbon fibre and provides the structural strength.

Rig

"C-Spars" Carbon Mast with rod rigging Keel stepped with two sets of spreaders swept aft, a wide shroud base with a non overlapping configuration. Harken Carbon racing twin groove headstay foil. The design is a simple one with no running backstays or checkstays. The deep section boom is made of lightweight carbon. The height of the mast and tension of the shrouds is readily adjustable by means of an internal hydraulic jack and chocks. Carbon Spi-pole.

Sails

1. Mainsail Banks Kevlar Fair – Needs some repairs
2. Mainsail Banks Kevlar Good
3. Headsail Banks Code 3 Good
4. Headsail Banks Code 2 Very Good
5. Headsail Hyde Code 3 Very Good
6. Headsail Hyde Code 2 Very Good
7. Headsail Hyde Code 1 Very Good
8. Headsail Hyde Code 4 Very Good
9. Spinnaker Hyde ¾ oz Good
10. Spinnaker Hyde ¾ oz Needs repair
11. Spinnaker Hyde 1/2 oz Good
12. Spinnaker Hyde 1 1/2 oz code 2 asymmetric very Good
13. Storm jib – Excellent
14. Storm jib – Excellent
15. Trysail – Excellent

All sails approx. 2002 -2004

On Deck
The Ker 11.3 has a large cockpit with a large wheel. The cockpit layout is simple and easy to manage. Sail handling power comes from six winches, numerous clutch jammers, blocks and deck organisers.
Pulpit, pushpits, stanchions and guardrails
Warps and Fenders.

Navigation Equipment
B&G Hercules 2000 system including 20/20’s on the mast
Garmin 128 GPS
Simrad RD68 DSC VHF
Sony Radio/CD Player

Accommodation
Four berths (no cushions). Small galley to port, with sink, tap with hand pump and space for a cooker.
The navigation area is adjacent to the mast and faces outboard to starboard. Chart table with compartment under the hinged lid. 12V Switch panel and instruments.
The companion way steps hinge forward to give engine access.
Lockers and storage bags
Marine Toilet forward of the mast to port.
Stripped out sail bin forward of the main bulkhead.

Other
Last IRC Rating was 1.157
2018 Cradle
Antifouled 2022
Emergency tiller

Some Racing Results
2006   KYC Kinsale to Castletownshend                      1st in IRC & Echo

2006   KYC Kinsale to Fastnet                                     1st Overall

2008   KYC Perry Knox Gore                                       2nd Overall

2009   KYC Black Tom / Horse Rock Race                  1st Overall

2006-10   KYC Midweek & Weekend Leagues             Generally in the top 3 finishers and Line Honours (in most races).

Owner's Comments
"Blue Belle" has been laid up for the last ten years due to other commitments. She is a fun and exciting boat to sail and is competitive in all conditions.

Broker's Comments
Even though this boat has been laid up for a number of years she is in surprisingly good condition.

Year of Manufacture

2002

Engine Make & Model

Yanmar

Engine Size (HP)

18

Drive Type

Shaft Drive

Fuel Type

Diesel

Topside Colour

Light Blue

Deck Colour

Light Blue

Phone Number

353862546123

Boat Location

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About Boats For Sale

Simple and easy to use this dedicated Irish and UK boats for sales site offers you an uncluttered and comprehensive selection of yachts, motorboats, dinghies, sportsboats, canoes and tenders for sale.

Select the category of boat you wish to browse and click away to find your next boat. If you're selling a boat, register and place your ad for as little as €10, adding your boat is easy and we welcome your feedback.

Disclaimer

This website offers the details of vessels and services on this site in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessels. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires to be validated. Vessels advertised here are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.