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Price €8,000.00
Posted by Crosshaven Boatyard on 15-03-2022
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Description

This classic 1973 North Star 500 designed by Sparkman & Stephens, was built by Hughes Boat Works Ltd. in Canada. She is a robust cruising yacht with four berths, 10.6HP Nanni (1994) diesel engine, furling headsail, 2 x spinnakers, colour chart-plotter/GPS, four wheel trailer and more! Refurbishment work carried out during the winter lockdown of 2020/2021 cost about €5,000 (including - complete rewiring, sanding, painting etc). Needs to be seen to be appreciated.

Construction

Hull No. N 500 - 60

G.R.P. Hull and deck with fin and skeg profile

Lead keel

Interior: One piece moulded inner liner.

Rig and Sails

Bermudan Sloop

Keel stepped Aluminium mast and boom

Spinnaker pole

Harken roller reefing for the headsail

Slab reefing Mainsail - Fair

Furling Headsail - Good

1 x Staysail - Good 

2 x Spinnakers - Good

Main boom cover

On Deck

Self draining cockpit

Stainless steel pulpit, push-pit, stanchions and guardrails

7 x Lewmar winches

Spare Tiller

New Bruce Anchor with 15m of 8mm Calibrated Chain, with a Stainless Steel swivel anchor to chain shackle (30m), 16mm nylon anchor rode

1 x Danforth Anchor with chain and warp

Fenders and mooring lines

Sprayhood

Dodgers

Boat hook

Winch handles and snatch blocks

Accommodation

Marine toilet with hanging locker in the fore peak

Opening deck hatch forward

Two single berths in the saloon. 

Folding saloon table (wraps around the keel stepped mast)

Stainless steel sink at the companionway.

Recent two burner gas cooker to port.

Chart table to starboard 

Two Quarter berths aft 

Brass Barometer

Navigation Equipment

Sestral steering Compass

Incastec Echo Sounder

Garmin GPSmap 292

Navico VHF

Simrad TP 10 Tiller-pilot

Electrical

1 x 12 Volt engine battery 60 AH

1 x 12 Volt service battery 120 AH (replaced recently)

Tri-Colour Nav. Light

Deck Light

3 x saloon lights

1 x Chart Table light

1 x Fore-peak light

Safety

Four person Liferaft (requires a service)

2 x Fire extinguishers

Electric Bilge pump

Man Overboard Rescue line (30 M. of floating line).

Transom mounted stainless steel boarding ladder.

Other

Refurbishment work carried out during the winter lock down of 2020/2021 at a cost of €5,000 (including - complete rewiring, sanding, painting etc).

Lightning protection

Four Wheel Road Trailer (painted steel).

4 Person liferaft (requires a service)

Owner's Comments

"I really put the best of everything into her, she is an outstanding boat. I had no intentions of selling, however my circumstances have changed."

Broker's Comments

"Virrosker" is in lovely condition and will certainly look after you when the going gets tough!

Year of Manufacture

1973

Engine Make & Model

1994 Nanni

Engine Size (HP)

10

Drive Type

Shaft Drive

Fuel Type

Diesel

Topside Colour

Red

Deck Colour

OFF White

Phone Number

+353862546123

Specification File

North Star 500 21.1.22.pdf

Boat Location

Yachts and Sailing Cruisers are one of the most popular categories of boats sailed in Ireland and typically range in overall length (LOA) from about 6 metres (20ft) to well over 30 metres (98ft). Anything bigger and it's a super-yacht! Boats value in price from simple starter boats for less than €20,000 but go right up to over €1million. Regardless of what you are after, we have a huge range in our listings below:

There is a vast array of makes models and types of rigs so choosing a yacht for sale can be hard for a novice. How can you tell a Beneteau from a Jeanneau? What's the difference between a sloop and a ketch? Yachts and sailing cruisers are commonly know by their rig and sail plan types: a Bermudan sloop is of the most common but gaff and ketch rigs are one of the most popular categories of boats sailed in Ireland.

Most sailing cruisers on Irish waters are in the six to ten metre category and offer the protection of a cabin for over nighting and the Irish climate. There are different types of sailing cruisers including day sailors which are just one step up from a dinghy, weekenders which might have a twin keel and then sailing cruisers by the far the most common type of yacht in private use, making up most of the 7 metres (23ft) - 14 metres (46ft) range.

Sailing cruisers are used for many different activities from gentle harbour sailing and day cruising right up to blue water cruising and voyages across oceans. Smaller sailing cruiser examples are yachts from the Beneteau and Jeanneau ranges, Westerly, Albin Vega, Galion, Hurley, Jaguar, Etap to name just a few. From 20 foot trailer-sailers right up to Volvo Ocean Racers (VOR) they have all featured on our sailing cruisers for sale pages.

There is a very active racing scene around Irish water and each year sailing cruisers come together for national championships of all types of boats that compete together based on size and handicaps. Production boats compete with quite a lot of custom made sailing cruiser racers such as designs from the drawing boards of naval architects such as Mark Mills, John Corby, Jason Ker and Bruce Farr. There is a vast array of makes models and types of rigs so choosing a yacht for sale can be hard for a novice.

Most sailing cruisers on Irish waters are in the six to ten metre category and offer the protection of a cabin for over nighting and the Irish climate. There are different types of sailing cruisers including day sailors which are just one step up from a dinghy, weekenders which might have a twin keel and then sailing cruisers by the far the most common type of yacht in private use, making up most of the 7 metres (23ft) - 14 metres (46ft) range.

There are lots of classic and traditional boats too ranging from the traditional boats like Galway hookers to other models such as traditional ketches and designs from the turn of the century. Examples of some of the most popular sailing cruisers brands sailed in Ireland are: Bavaria, Dufour, Delphia, Elan, Beneteau, Jeanneau, Hunter, Dehler, CNB, Hallberg Rassey, Sparkman and Stephens, Hilliard, Lagoon catamarans, Sweden yacht, Nauticat, Feeling, Moody, Hanse, Najad, Gibsea, Rival, Tradewind, Maxi.

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.