This Feeling 1090 comes to the market at a very reasonable rate, the Vessel is well looked after and has benefitted from recent internal upholstery. The current owner has enjoyed longer passages from Spain to Belgium well as weekend sailing, so has a life raft and comprehensive tools onboard for safety and peace of mind afloat.
This Kirrie yachts Built 1090 is a good stable family cruiser, and with her running backstays with removable inner forestay and storm jib gybe preventers and good sail wardrobe she can stretch her legs for the cruiser racer too
The owner has revarnished the holly & teaksole floorboards last winter , with the new interior this year she makes a very appealing first impression.
Boarding over the side rails or from the sugar scoop you find a well thought out ship.
Wheel steering and binnacle compass with a raised arch helmsmans seat with lazarett storage below, Teak slatted. Crew seating for four in a deep safe cockpit, again this is also teak slatted and benefits from the addition of removable made to fit vinyl cockpit cushions. There is a coordinated spray hood sail cover and spray dodger set in burgundy red.
There are self-tailing sheet winches plus double stacked cheek blocks to bring the kite lines as far aft as possible before coming forward to their own dedicated self-tailing winches. There are multiple life line points. Teak grid duckboards and a cockpit table with three table top options depending on the numbers sitting / dining. As part of the colour coordinated canvas there is a cockpit cover for rain and sun shading when moored.
A large locker built in to the coamings and deep in to the bilge is to starboard, a shallower version mirrors it to port.
Under the sprayhood on each side of the coach roof there are three rope clutches and a single halyard per side.
Built in to the hatch cover surround and centrally placed there are the dials for Speed Depth wind direction and wind speed.
Smoked perspex sliding hatch cover with two part washboards close off the companionway.
Steps down to:
Saloon & Galley
To Port there is a port and forward facing
Comprising of a gimbaled cooker with two burners and Grill oven, twin extra deep sinks with H&C water an in counter top loading fridge. numerous storage cupboards drawers fiddle edged shelving and a top loading storage bin create ample storage solutions.
To port and directly behind the galley door to:
The aft cabin has a large double berth with taller sailors sleeping fore and aft, however shorter people and those wanting to sit up and read can do so across the ship as the lined hull sides makes a comfortable backrest.
There is a long-fiddled shelf, netted storage and a code flag store. The main hanging locker has double drawers, cubby holes and hanging space with the addition of a fixed seat.
To starboard and aft of the main saloon door to:
The heads have a large wet hanging locker that drains directly into the bilge sump. a basin with pull out shower H&C water toiletry storage and a sea toilet with holding tank diverter valve.
Immediately forward of the head on the starboard side you find the:
Nav Station Chart Table
This unit combines multiple features, to the aft there is the main switch panel with a cupboard crockery and glasses store. there is also a useful cold locker that works by way of large ice block frozen at home and brought on board. perfect when power management is an issue. This forms the seatback to the forward facing nav station.
There is a large chart table with storage underneath, eye level nav instruments inc colour plotter radar and twin radios VHF and SSB for long distance broadcasting. ICS weather fax.
Central isle forward to:
The saloon seating renewed in 2017 has a deep L shaped dinette style to port converts to a double berth, the port side seating has lea cloths for secure sleeping at sea. there is ample under seat storage and a number of bookshelves. The dining table is fixed over the keel and to the mast with two large lift leaf’s giving dining for 6 or 3 to 4 with the use of only one side.
Going forward through door to:
Hanging space to port and a locker to starboard, the berth is full width and approximately six feet long. There are long fiddle edged shelves running the full length of the cabin on both sides. The roof hatch allows lots of light to fill the cabin.
There is a comprehensive suite of electronics on this vessel, she is set up for short handed offshore sailing, equipment on board includes
Standing rigging 2003, and includes an adjustable back stay, running rigging serviceable and of varying ages. The Headsail furling is a Furlex type and was renewed 2014. there is a spinnaker pole and this is locked off to the deck.
The yacht is antifouled to the waterline, with a broad pinstripe and decal above the waterline.
She has good wide and flat side decks with moulded non slip gel coat that hasn't been over painted in any way.
There are adjustable sheet cars for both the head sail and the cruising chute.
Wire jackstays are fitted up the side decks.
She carries a 45 pound CQR type anchor in a bow roller to an electric Windlass with 3/8 chain 90M and rope.
The Boat is fitted with both 12V DC and 240V AC systems supported by a 900W inverter for power whilst at sea.
She also has a double alternator aiding faster full charging on shorter engine running time.
The Volvo Penta 2003 is regularly serviced, with the last service being December 2017
I have built a up right tool chest in to the Heads door, this puts every tool you need in your eyeline.
Steering rebuild in the last 36 months.
Boat is set up for extended offshore cruising / anchoring with the twin alternators, extra batteries, wind generator pole ( needs new wind gen ) and also extra water tank
As I am not moving in to another boat I will leave all gear with her
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