1978 UFO 31
Sold

Price

SOLD

Year

1978

Length

31 ft (9.45m)

Location

Levington

The UFO 31 is a strongly built and well designed cruiser/racer. She offers superb value for money, even though is in need of some TLC. "Rathlin" is a fantastic opportunity to buy a fast sailing yacht at a sensible price, with a good engine! Viewing by appointment at our Suffolk office (IP10 0LN) - 01473 659681

Description

Specification

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Basic Boat Information

Make

UFO

Model

31

Condition

Used

Year

1978

Construction

Fiberglass

Keel Type

Fin Keel

Dimensions

Length

31 ft

Length Overall

31 ft

Beam

10.08 ft

Displacement

3,084 kg

Engines/Speed

Engines

1

Engine Make

Beta

Drive

Direct

Fuel

diesel

Engine Power

20 horsepower

Type

Inboard

Tanks

Fuel Tanks

1

Fuel Tank Capacity

50 l

Water Tanks

1

Water Tank Capacity

50 l

Accommodation Offering up to 6 berths in a traditional style layout. Up forward there is a double V berth with good storage underneath and a deck opening hatch. Aft of this you have the heads compartment to port with a marine toilet & basin with manually pumped cold water. Opposite is the large hanging locker for wet weather gear etc. In the saloon you have the large fixed saloon table with double drop leaves. Either side of the table you have single settee berths and pilot berths. Good storage around the saloon. The galley is in the starboard quarter with a Plastimo two burner gas oven with a grill. Stainless steel sink with pressurised fresh and salt water taps. Coolbox. The aft facing chart table is opposite to port with the control panel and VHF. Blue upholstery throughout. Mechanical Systems Located behind the companionway stairs is the Beta Marine diesel engine, 20hp, 3 cylinders. Freshwater cooled via a heat exchanger. Shaft driven to a fixed 3 bladed propeller. Single lever controls. Approximately 50 litre fuel tank. Electrical Systems
  • 12 volt 75ah domestic battery - new 2023
  • 12 volt 75ah engine start battery - new 2022
  • Alternator charging
  • Solar panel
Spars & Sails Masthead rigged Bermudan sloop. Keel stepped alloy mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging. Manual backstay adjuster. Two Lewmar 40 sheet winches. Four Lewmar 16 halyard winches. Two Lewmar 8 winches. Slab reefing to the mainsail with lazyjacks. Furlex headsail furling system.
  • Mainsail
  • No. 3 Genoa
  • Spinnaker
Deck Equipment
  • 25lb plough anchor with chain & warp
  • Mainsail cover
  • Boarding ladder
  • Various fenders and warps
Navigation Equipment
  • Sestrel steering compass
  • VHF radio
  • Garmin 451 GPS
  • Clipper depth instrument
  • Stowe speed 7 log instrument
  • Autohelm 1000+ autopilot
  • Navigation lights
Safety Equipment
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump
Construction Built by Colvic Yachts in approximately 1980, to a design by Holman & Pye. White painted GRP hull. White GRP superstructure with treadmaster nonslip matting to decks (requires attention). Fin keel. Spade hung rudder. Tiller steering. Aft self-draining cockpit. The hull was epoxied below the waterline  in January 2023 as a preventative measure. 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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