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1998 Native 31 River Cruiser Class Yacht - £38,950

Status : SOLD

Lying : Norfolk Broads - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

Native 31 River Cruiser Class Yacht

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General Specification

Designer : Andrew Wolstenholme
Builder : Native Yacht Company, Horning
LOA : 10.97m (36ft 0in)
LOD : 9.44m (31ft 0in)
LWL : 7.92m (26ft 0in)
Beam : 2.89m (9ft 6in)
Draft : 1m (3ft 3in)
Displacement : 2,700kg
Ballast : 669kg
Keel : Fin


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In a word... SUPERB!

Professionally maintained by one of the very best boatyards on the Norfolk Broads to an almost 'as new' standard, this exceptional Broads River Cruiser Class yacht is understood to sail extremely well and handle beautifully. She was commissioned in 1998, being the first of what would become a class of three and the first wooden Broads yacht to be built by a commercial yard in nearly 20 years (the last prior having been "Cirrus" in 1982), and was purchased by the current and only second owners in 2006. She is now very sadly for sale due to the owners' advancing years. With her large cockpit and very spacious two berth cabin, she offers very comfortable cruising accommodation for a couple, with two further occasional berths easily facilitated in the cockpit under the awning if required. I say it again... simply superb!

In winter 2000, "Sapphire" was featured in and appeared on the covers of both Water Craft magazine and The River Cruiser (the journal of the river cruiser class).

MOORING: It's understood that the vessel's very desirable northern Broads mooring could be transferred to the purchaser subject to agreement from the mooring owner (current cost approximately £2,000 per annum).

From the original sales literature as published by Native Yacht Company:

Andrew Wolstenholme's brief was to design a good looking, easily driven yacht that would be a pleasure to handle, comfortable, yet swift and to comply with the River Cruiser Class rules, and the spirit of the rules.

The yacht is built by Roger Hodds and Maynard Watson in timber, with tradition in mind, borrowing heavily on the successes of the past but using modern techniques and materials.

The hull is built of stripped planked Cedar using the West System, knees, floor bearers etc., in laminated Oak, the bowsprit Ash, the cabin Mahogany, the decking and cockpit floor Teak.

Andrew Wolstenholme has incorporated in the design many subtle curves which are emphasised by the choice of timber. These curves not only add to the joy of the yacht, they increase its [sic] strength without adding weight.

The first boat Sapphire, has a large cockpit for day cruising, racing and cockpit camping for children, the cabin has two berths with wrap round seating. She will be very suitable for all three aspects of Broads sailing, long leisurely day trips, racing and extended cruising. The Timber construction allows cockpit and cabin layouts to be redesigned as each owner requires.


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