|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
|Location:||Dartmouth Suffolk UK|
'Morning Star'. A very well-maintained, lightly used 'little big yacht' located in Dartmouth, Devon.
A comfortable cruiser with twin bilge keels - ideal for a family's first start into cruising.
Many recent improvements commissioned by the current Owner who is a highly-qualified Cruising Instructor on larger yachts.
The Owner, who travelled around the UK to find a good example, promptly bought this yacht on the East Coast just before Covid and has improved it further after transportation to the West Country. Thus, 'Morning Star' benefits from recent new rigging and the installation of lazy-jacks so single-handed sailing is even easier.
The previous owners enjoyed this Westerly Merlin for 15 years during which time it benefitted from much expenditure such as: a new diesel engine in 2007 with only about 900 hours to date; some new Jekyll sails in 2010, and much more. All are listed in 'Chronology'.
Westerly yachts introduced the Merlin class in1984 and was their rst with an aft double berth quarter cabin. Strongly built (Lloyd's Certi ed) with spacious and attractive accommodation due to the interior joinery including a lovely holly and ash cabin sole. In addition there is excellent velour upholstery so the boat's interior seems much younger than the age of the hull.
This proven yacht has good sailing performance so 'Morning Star' makes an ideal family cruiser which benefits from twin bilge keels.
Interestingly, Morning Star was fitted in the build with the optional wooden laminates to the head/ceiling of the main saloon thus eliminating any possible 'Westerly droop' - there is no conventional head-lining in the main saloon.
Only for sale as the Vendor, being a Cruising Instructor, receives regular invitations to sail in sunny climes on larger yachts belonging to others. Hard to refuse such invitations which is why 'Morning Star' needs a new custodian.
Broker's Comments. With only three owners from new Morning Star has benefitted from regular equipment updates and/or replacements and engine servicing (still less than 1,000 hours on this engine). She presents well with a delightful interior - there is much charm and character aboard this neat and tidy yacht.
Ready to use, complete with warps and fenders.
Sail away and enjoy.
|Vessel name:||Morning Star|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Length over all:||27'|
|Draft, drive up:||3'|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Twin Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||19 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||20 Gallons|
Nicolle Associates 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.
This vessel is VAT paid,.
As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
This boat is available on a river mooring out of Dartmouth, Devon, England.
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