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1985 Custom Monarch 23

Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom

£16,500

'Monarch' is a very stylish and capable bespoke fast cruiser or club racer, designed and built by the highly regarded shipwright and designer John Mullins who designed the succesful Jaguar 21 and 23 yachts, and was also responsible for development of the Dragon class in recent years. Offering attractive lines and a practical open plan layout, she was built to an exceptionally high standard and has been maintained regardless of cost by her original owner who has now decided that it is time to retire from sailing. Her sparkling sailing performance is well proven locally and a recent survey (available on request) declared her to be in 'first class condition' making her a great opportunity to acquire a beautiful and unique yacht at a fraction of current build cost.

Viewing by appointment only through our Essex office (01621) 785600

Basic Boat Info

Price: £16,500
Make: Custom
Model: Monarch 23
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: John Mullins
Designer: John Mullins
Construction: Wood
Keel Type: Fin Keel

Dimensions

Length: 23 ft
Length Overall: 23 ft
Waterline Length: 19'8 ft
Beam: 8'2 ft
Max Draft: 4'6 ft
Displacement: 1,850 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Lombardini
  • Model: 7.5
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 8hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Location: Center

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 30 L
Fuel Tank Material: Plastic

Contact

Office

Essex Clarke & Carter
Burnham Yacht Harbour
Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, GB, CM0 8BL
Tel:+44 (0)1621 785600
Disclaimer

The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.



Accommodation

The open plan cabin offers 4 berths with sitting headroom, all finished to a high standard. Forepeak with double V berth and Porta Potti chemical toilet in centre beneath. Saloon consisting of settee berths to port and starboard with storage areas and two compact cupboard areas forward ideally suited to use for a small stove and sink if desired. Mahogany cabinetry, soleboards and linings with blue cotton upholstery.

Mechanical Systems

Lombardini 7.5hp single cylinder sea water cooled diesel engine. Morse type single lever control. Single lever controls with electric start. Shaft drive to fixed 2-bladed propeller.

Electrical Systems
  • 12v Battery charged via engine alternator
Sails & Spars

Fractional rigged sloop. Anodised aluminium mast and boom. Spinnaker pole. Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2009). Terylene running rigging. 2 x Barbarossa 2-speed sheet winches.2 x Halyard winches. Slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks and stackpack. Furlex headsail furling system.

  • Mainsail, furling Genoa and spinnaker - all in good/very good condition
Deck Equipment
  • Anchor with chain and warp
  • Stainless steel pulpit and stanchions
  • Red mainsail cover and cockpit dodgers
  • Assorted warps and fenders
Navigation Equipment
  • Bulkhead compass
  • Raymarine depth sounder
  • Raymarine tillerpilot
Safety Equipment
  • Manual bilge pump
Construction

The Monarch 23 is a design by John Mullins (designer of the popular Jaguar 21 and 23, also responsible for development of the Dragon class in recent years) built on a 'no expense spared' basis for a close friend and as a potential production rival to the Hunter Sonata. 'Monarch' was built to a very high standard for her owner in epoxy impregnated mahogany strip planks on a combination of hardwood and plywood frames. Teak decks, cappings and toe rail. Cast iron fin keel. Tiller steering to spade rudder. Self draining aft cockpit.

Monarch was surveyed in September 2017 for insurance purposes and found to be "built to an exceptionally high standard using top quality materials. She has been maintained to a very high standard and remains in first class condition". In our opinion, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a unique and charming fast cruising yacht that will turn heads everywhere she goes!

Disclaimer

The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.


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