The Pioneer 10 is a solidly built powerful cruiser built by Southern Ocean Shipyard, although overshadowed by the Contessa 32. They combine excellent performance with good accommodation. This example has been well maintained including new keel bolts in 2011 and recent electronics. A good opportunity to acquire a successful cruiser racer at a price well below the Contessa.
The accommodation offers up to five berths in two cabins with full standing headroom. Forward cabin with V berths with stowage under. Opening hatch to foredeck. Full width heads compartment with Jabsco sea toilet to port, with pull-out washbasin and stowage above. Hanging locker opposite to starboard. Saloon with settee berths port and starboard with stowage under and above. Fixed table with folding leaves. Navigation area aft to port with quarter berth aft with stowage above and below. Galley opposite to starboard with Plastimo Neptune 2000 two burner cooker with oven and grill. Stainless steel sink with manually pumped water supply. Coolbox. Good stowage above and below. Steps up to self draining cockpit with seating with stowage under. Full interior lighting.
Located abaft the companionway. Watermota Sea Panther four cylinder 28hp diesel engine. Electric start. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Single lever engine control. Shaft drive to two bladed folding propeller. Cruising speed 5 knots. Maximum speed 6.5 knots.
Alternator charging to 2 x 12 volt batteries (2009)
240 volt shorepower with charger
12 volt switch panels
Masthead rigged sloop. Anodised aluminium mast & boom (1998). Spinnaker pole. Stainless steel standing rigging (4-10 years old). Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing to mainsail. Sailspar headsail furling system (2003).
Dacron mainsail - 2003 - very good
Dacron Genoa - 2003 - very good
Spinnaker - -1998 - good
CQR anchor with chain & warp
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions & lifelines
Various fenders & warps
Lewmar sheet winches x 4
Lewmar halyard winches x 3
Plastimo steering compass
Icom M505 DSC VHF radio with aerial
Tacktick depth sounder
Simrad TP20 autopilot (2001)
Garmin 120 GPS
Full navigation lights
Clock & barometer
Manual bilge pumps x 2
Fire extinguishers x 3 (expiry dates unknown)
Liferaft (last serviced 2010)
Built in 1976 by Southern Ocean Shipyard on Tyler mouldings, to a design by E.G.van de Stadt. White GRP hull with cove line. Teak toe rail. White GRP superstructure with painted non-slip to decks. Cast iron fin keel. Tiller steering to semi-balanced, skeg hung rudder. Aft self draining cockpit. Teak coachroof rails. New keel bolts 2011. Hull epoxied 2002.
The Pioneer 10 is a solidly built powerful cruiser built by Southern Ocean Shipyard, although overshadowed by the Contessa 32. They combine excellent performance with good accommodation. This example has been well maintained including new keel bolts in 2011 and recent electronics. A good opportunity to acquire a successful cruiser racer at a price well below the Contessa. Viewing by appointment through Howard Ford Marine Sales.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.