Simon Fayers, a member of our association since 2002, is putting his Frances 26, Shebeca on the market. He is only the second owner of the yacht since new. She is advertised through Boat Shed and the Barbican Yacht Agency with a reduced asking price of £20,950. However, Simon would be prepared to accept a sensible offer below that figure if selling direct to an association member or potential member. Although Shebeca has just been lifted out of the water for the winter, Simon is willing to deliver her by sea to any South or East Coast harbour once a deal is done or organise transport by lorry, when the costs would be borne by the purchaser.
If anyone would like to strike a private deal with Simon then they should contact him by e-mail at email@example.com and not contact or register with either of the brokerages mentioned above.
Frances 26 Built 1981. GRP long keel construction. L.O.A. 26’ Beam 8’ 2” Draft 4’. Head room 6’. Displacement 6800lbs. Ballast, lead encapsulated 3500lbs. Hull speed 6.5 knots. SSR 10362.
Latest survey October 2010.
Hull Epoxied 1997. Rudder re-sheaved and epoxied 2011.
Rigging etc Standing rigging 2014. Plastimo roller furling system 2014. Lazy jacks 2013. Spinnaker pole telescopic.
Sails 3reef mainsail 2011. Working jib, genoa, ghoster, cruising chute, storm jib, spare main. All in excellent condition. Plus original self tacking jib and boom if required.
Covers Sail covers, pram hood and canvas winter cover plus dodgers.
Engine Yanmar 1GM, new 1995 plus 40ltr stainless steel fuel tank 1995. New wiring 2010. Two 85Ahr batteries new 2015. New engine mounts 2012.
Anchors CQR 25lbs with 35 metres of 5/16ths chain. Bruce kedge 15lbs with chain and warp
Tenders 2 man plastimo, new 2014. Dinghy RYDS 235 with 2.2hp Suzuki available separately.
Navigation Lowrance HDS 5m chartplotter GPS, Link 8 AIS, VHF , 2013. Log and echosounder raytheon 2000. Plastimo steering compass. Marine FM/AM radio 2013. Barometer, hydrometer and clock.
Steering tiller autopilot Simrad, new 2015. Plus, Windvane self steering trimtab clearway.
Safety equipment 4 man valise rorc liferaft in service 2017. Plastimo lifebuoy and line, lifeline, jackstays, offshore flare pack, 2x whale bilge pumps, dry powder fire extinguishers x2 2015, fire blanket, blipper radar reflector, 2x hydrostatic lifejackets. Wooden seacock bungs, bolt croppers. Bosuns chair.
Galley Stove, Origo 3000 2 burner spirit stove on gimbals 2010. Whale fresh water pump, flexible water tank approx. 50 ltr, full set of cutlery etc. Stainless steel sink. Cool box.
Heads Jabsco new 2001, seacocks new 2001.
Miscellaneous equipment 8 fenders, warps, paraffin lamps, 6 internal DC lights, table and half size chart table, ensign with staff, plenty of lines, anchor ball and cone, new seat covers and curtains and lots more.
Tax status tax paid.
Shebeca is set up for single handed or short handed off shore sailing and in excellent condition afloat for 5 months of the year.
Price reduced to £21,500 18 January 2017
Price reduced to £20,950 8 April 2017