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Challenger 35 - Triad of Solent [2]

 

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Type: Challenger 35
Price: £2800
Share Size: 1/5
LOA: 10.7 m
LWL: 7.9
Beam: 3.2
Draft: 1.5
Keel: long
Built: 1987
Lying: Marmaris Yacht Marina
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SUMMARY

Turkey - Marmaris. The Challenger 35 is the stern-cockpit variant of an Angus Primrose design built by Trident Marine with a long keel and cutter rig.The boat is based in Marmaris with the unspoiled Turkish cruising area from Bodrum to Gocek, Kalkan, Kas and Finike being readily available. It is within easy cruising reach of Kos, Niseros, Tilos, Symi, Rhodes and Kastellorizon. Other Greek islands and Cyprus are within range.Triad has six berths with two in the fore cabin plus two singles and a double quarter berth in the main cabin. The five-week time slots change as they slip forward by five weeks every year. 2 x 1/5 shares are available.

SAILING EQUIPMENT

Dark red canvas – sail covers, sprayhood, spray dodgers and bimini
Bermudan cutter rig
Main with two slab reefs and lazy bag
Yankee with roller reefing and UV strip
Second slightly smaller headsail
Staysail/cutter hanked on inner forestay
Cruising chute and snuffer
Storm jib
Some standing rigging replaced in 2017
Running rigging replaced as required
Lines led back to four double Spinlock clutches on coach roof
Two Lewmar 30:1 genoa winches
Two Lewmar 24:1 spinnaker winches
Two Lewmar 16:1 halyard winches

ENGINE, BATTERIES AND TANKS

Beta Marine 28HP 3-cylinder diesel engine 1001cc 3600rpm, gearbox and propeller (2009)
Engine hours after nine seasons 2135h – around 240h/year
100A alternator
110Ah engine battery (2017)
315Ah domestic battery (2017)
Auto Marine 240V Consumer Unit RCD (2013)
Sterling Pro Charge ULTRA Charger 12V 30A (2013)
Inverter (2013)
113litre [25gal] diesel tank
204litre [45gal] water tank
Holding tank with deck pump-out facility to comply with Blue Card regulations (2014)

ACCOMMODATION

Red upholstery and cushions with nautical theme in main cabin (2014)
Large saloon and comfortable accommodation with six berths
Full-size table which seats six while folding away to a bulkhead when not in use
Saloon – two settee berths and hanging locker
Large quarter-berth – excellent single or occasional double berth
Good storage under/behind settees and in lockers
Full headroom throughout – 1.85m
Fore cabin – double berth and hanging locker – storage under berth and side shelves
Safe for valuables
Heads with shower and holding tank for Black Water
Hot water from engine calorifier with 20 litre storage tank
Some seacocks and pipework replaced (2013)
Galley – double sink and two ring cooker with grill/oven
Top-loading fridge with Waeco cooling system (2011)
Saloon and fore cabin ports plus hatches/companion way flying insect screens
Cockpit table and teak surface to cockpit seating and lockers
Cockpit cushions and boom-mounted sun shades (2016)
Stern ladder with swimming platform

NAVIGATION AND SAFETY

Chart table, charts, pilots and logs
Waypoint 4-man offshore life-raft in valise (2013)
Six life-jackets with life-lines
Life-line attachment points in cockpit
Cockpit-mounted life-belt
Jackstays (2013)
Husun 65 VHF
Raymarine log
Raymarine wheel autopilot (2014)
Raymarine wind speed and direction (2016)
Stowe echo-sounder (Refurbished 2013)
Steering compass
Hand-held compass
Fire extinguishers (2013)
Flare pack (2013)
Manual bilge pump
Electric windlass
Bugel-type 16kg bow anchor with 100m 8mm galvanized chain (2013) and 50m warp
Kedge anchors – Fortress and 50m tape, 12kg FOB HP, 10kg Bruce and 30m warp
Spray hood and bimini
Stanchions refurbished and new guard wires (2013)
Fenders, warps and lines

DINGHY

2.4m inflatable dinghy with aluminium floor and inflatable keel (2014)
Honda 2.3HP 4-stroke outboard motor

OWNERS COMMENTS

Triad is a solid long-keel cruising yacht from Trident Marine. The long keel makes her an excellent sea boat.The hull fixtures and fittings are sound and in good condition. The boat is well maintained and updated as required. Triad has a permanent berth at Marmaris Yacht Marina (YM), Mugla Province, Turkey. YM has excellent technical facilities, restaurant, swimming pool, supermarket, chandlery, laundry and medical facilities. YM has extensive, well-protected winter storage on the hard in cradles and has a regular Dolmus service into Marmaris which takes around twenty minutes. Sailing in Turkey has much to offer – an unspoiled coast, quiet bays and anchorages with occasional restaurants and easy access to numerous Greek islands in the Dodecanese. There are many sites of ancient civilisations, an excellent cuisine, friendly people and frequent flights to Dalaman Airport from the UK.

ANNUAL RUNNING COSTS

The aim of the partnership is to keep costs reasonable while maintaining the boat in good seaworthy condition. All costs of mooring and maintenance/upgrades are shared. A 20% share of the annual costs averaged £1400 over the past three years. A share entitles the owner to a five-week sailing block each year. The sailing season runs from April to October and the five-week blocks cycle through successive years. Owners take turns in lift-out and launching for the winter season. We have an annual contract with YM with six months on the hard and six months in the water. Triad is UK VAT unpaid and can stay in Turkey for periods of up to five years before needing to exit and return.