Wooden Ships Comments on this Fox 31 Bermudan Sloop
Built in 1972 by Fox’s yard of Ipswich, one of a small number of these yachts built. Cold moulded hull which was the construction method of choice at the time for lightweight and fast yachts. A spacious yacht for her length due to the generous beam, she would make an ideal fast cruising yacht for a couple and will be more than capable of making safe and fast blue water passages. The present owner has been undertaking a refit over recent years which has included all new laminated floors to strengthen the backbone of the hull. Although the interior was totally gutted, it is now back in place. The engine is a good modern unit which needs commissioning.
This is a great opportunity for someone to obtain a super little yacht at a very good price, and after some hard work the new owner will have themselves a first class boat with a lot of capability.
8 layers of multi directional 3mm mahogany laminations, all bonded together, most likely with a resorcinol glue.
New laminated Iroko floors across the centreline. Stainless keel bolts into the lead fin keel.
Decks and cockpit
The deck is constructed using the same method as the hull and instead of having a separate coachroof with coamings the deck is simply curved to give the extra height. This makes her extremely strong and great for offshore racing as she was intended with no superstructure to be damaged by large waves.
Large cockpit designed for a race crew but ideal for comfortable cruising. Tiller steering onto the rudder stock right at the aft end with a wide cockpit sole and deep safe thwarts.
Bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped alloy mast. All spars are present and serviceable, standing rigging needs replacing.
Large sail wardrobe of useable sails.
Yanmar 3GM marine diesel which appears to be in very good condition. Recent installation. Stainless shaft to a 3 blade fixed bronze propeller.
15 gallon stainless steel fuel tank.
Twin V-berths up forward and 2 saloon settee berths plus a large quarter berth to starboard.
Good headroom due to the curved coachroof. Forward facing chart desk to starboard with the quarter berth behind. Offset dropleaf saloon table with L-shaped seating to port.
Sea toilet in the heads compartment up forward to port.
Galley in aft port corner of saloon.
Large hanging wardrobe starboard.
CQR anchor and chain
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