SIMONIS 43 ′ Yacht for Sale
Offers on R 700 000 will be considered.
Built in 1993 by Robertson and Caine, she started life as an ILC40 and in 2001 extensive modifications were made to the boat with its current owner. LOA has been extended to 43 feet by way of a sugar scoop been fitted and the bow was reshaped into a plumb bow further extending her waterline and enhancing penetration.
A racing rudder and a new bulb keel from the design deck of Bruce Farr have been fitted to the boat with an overall weight of only 4.9 tons. Loaded she displaces 5.59 tons and draws 2.62m in the water. A carbon keel box has been fitted as well as new chain plates were required after sweeping back the spreaders.
For Asym work downwind a bow sprit has been fitted which measures 3’. This boat is perfect for those medium to long distance race as well as medium to heavy air windward/leeward inshore races. IRC rating is not great but any breeze over 22 knots sees her outperform and discard this “noose” and regular podium visits by the crew over the recent years has been the norm.
High end B&G Sailing Instrumentation spoils the navigator and four 20/20 displays mounted on the backside of the rig affords full visibility of the performance for the trimmers. JVC radar and a Garmin GPS Map 512 Plotter with its touch screen features make for easy navigation for an already spoilt navigator who can communicate with VHF, HF SSB and with a mobile Iridium Satellite phone.
Deliveries home for the paid crew have an easy life with a Halcyon Gyro Stabilised Compass guiding the B&G Autopilot downwind and upwind with the precision and accuracy better than that of your average AC Helmsman.
All running rigging in Spectra coupled with the slick Harken deck gear systems makes for easy sail handling. Amply winched, this boat is sailed effortlessly even in those stiff breezes which the grinders despair. A sail wardrobe that is not only complete across the range but has enough spare sails to cater for those deliveries back from events and also the Wednesday night fun series.
Accommodation is sparse but we are on a race boat here – 4 bunks and 2 pipe cots allow for three to sleep to weather on the long beat up the coast. A 2 plate hobs warms the freeze dried food whilst a PUR Survivor Watermaker keeps the fresh water available for those hot coffees.