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Renowned naval architect Sir Angus Primrose commissioned WA Souter of Cowes to construct a contender for the Admirals cup, This was to be the start of a very long range of designs from other naval architects/ builders setting the standard for most of the blue water cruisers crossing oceans today.
Hippokampos is a very solid, well constructed, as new ocean going vessel: hard to heel and sails very smooth in heavy weather. Following the rules of her era (when perhaps the best designs ever were made for their balance between sailing and comfort qualities), her design reveals her debt to the I.O.R. rule, which was then dominant. Her very elegant lines compliment her sailing capabilities, Her powerful rig is easy to manage. The headroom below is an ample 6ft in the saloon.
The companion-way gives access to a well laid out interior that exudes comfort and is of very high craftmanship standard. The internal lay-out responds to a somewhat old fashion but stands-up to the look of the boat from this era. Sails are brand new as with most of the boat having been restored or replaced with new. This vessel is ready to sail away to any place that you can ask her to go.
Hippokampos was the pride of the London boat show, designed by the renowned naval architect, Angus Primrose who inputted into such designs as Sir Francis Chichester's Gypsy Moth IV with John Illingworth, Moody yachts leading the way for most other brands to perform at sea.
Angus Primrose designed Hippokampos, Souter and Sons in Cowes constructed her to contend the Admirals cup for 1971. The hull shape allows comfortable ocean crossings in all types of weather. Hippokampos has had no expense spared on constant upgrades with fully restored composite hull constructed with 5 layers of cold moulded mahogany veneers encapsulated with wests systems epoxy, new Nanni engine, new Formula marine designed mast, new rigging, new Garmin/Jeffa autopilot, New Andersen winches, new quantum woven dynema hydranet performance cruising sails. She is a solid restored sailing yacht and ready to continue sailing the oceans
The vessel is known to the brokerage and the owner is open to both inspections and offers and the reason for the sale is simply due to lack of available use.
She has a recent 2021 survey available, comes with a racing suite of sails including spinnakers, cruising sails, storm sails etc
The Perkins 4107 was replaced with a Nanni 50hp and has 240 hours on the clock
The vessel comes with an original RORC certification dated in the 1980s and displaying the dimensions of sails and hull measurements etc required for racing back in the day.
The hull is constructed using 5 x layers of cold moulded mahogany veneers enabling a strong and light construction method, still maintaining the allure of a timber vessel with classic lines, without the maintenance worries that come with owning a timber boat. the hull has been maintained with 3 x layers of wests systems epoxy to encapsulate the outside of the hull prior to painting taking place.
Spirit yachts are still using this construction methods to this day.
Fuel is 250 litres in 1 tank
Water is 500 litres in 2 tanks
Forward double bed at the bow for 2 people
Aft has 2x single berths
Midship has 2x pilot berths on Port side
Midship has 1x berth on Stb side
Galley has 2x burner Taylor gas stove
1 single fridge that runs on 12volt
twin sink and cupboards for storage
The vessel has recently had an ongoing refit with the following in excess of 90000 euros being spent to restore the vessel.
Hull was taken back to its bare structure and repairs undertaken before being treated with Wests System epoxy resin to encapsulate the outside of the hull.
New Nanni 4.43HD engine 240 hours
New formula marine mast
New standing and running rigging
New Quantum hydranet performance cruising sails
New Jefa Autopilot
New SS Andersen winches x 8
New AGM gel batteries installed x 4 (480AH total)
This vessel is a refurbished classic boat in as new condition, with VAT exemption due to the age of construction.
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.