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1968 Holman Stella

Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom

£7,500

Centaur is a fine and original example of Kim Holman’s classic Stella class. She has enjoyed a careful and considered history of guardianship on both the south and east coasts, where she has been raced, cruised and loved for more than 50 years. Most recently she has enjoyed ongoing, meticulous maintenance by her experienced current owner while based at Fox’s Marina & Boatyard on the river Orwell in Suffolk. Over the last 10 years various specialist repair and maintenance work has been carried out to a high standard - including keel bolts, removal and re-bedding of ballast, partial re-fastening, topsides refinishing, epoxy/glass sheathing of decks and a complete professional re-wire. She has given her current owners much pleasure and many hours enjoying local cruising and some classic racing on the east coast of England. Her conventional interior offers comfort for two and can accommodate four if the bespoke stainless steel framed pipecots are installed in the forepeak. Despite having been subtly optimised for racing, the vessel retains the most fantastic original charm and provides much satisfaction of ownership and the inevitable ‘Nice Boat’ comments from all who see her!

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Not Applicable
Make: Holman
Model: Stella
Year: 1968
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Wood
Keel Type: Full Keel

Dimensions

Length: 26 ft / 7.92 m
Length Overall: 26 ft / 7.92 m
Beam: 7'7 ft / 2.32 m

Other

Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Antique and Classics

Contact

Robert Shufflebottom
Fox's Yacht Sales Ltd

Office

Fox's Yacht Sales - Head Office
Fox's Marina
Ipswich, Suffolk, GB, IP2 8SA
Tel:+44 (0)1473 694694
Disclaimer

In this instance Fox’s Yacht Sales are acting as brokers for the vendor.  The vendor has provided the information and whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy, the details are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed.  Any prospective purchaser is advised to check the boat specification thoroughly and to employ at their expense a qualified marine surveyor and/or engineer to check the specification and condition of this craft and its equipment.



Engine

Renault Couach RC8D single cylinder, 8ho diesel engine. 3:1 reversing reduction gearbox driving 2 bladed prop. Seawater cooled with wet exhaust. Electric start and 28amp alternator.

Mast and rigging

Spruce mast and Douglas fir boom

Easymatic mainsheet system on Lewmar traveller

Z Spars rod kicker

Z Spars aluminium spinnaker pole

Sails

Mainsail - Gowen - good

Mainsail - Parker and Kay - serviceable

Genoa - Gowen - good

Radial cut genoa - Gowen - old

Working jib - Gowen - good

Spinnaker - Gowen - good

Wire luff storm jib - old

Various other sails available on request

Electrics

Twin 12v battery system b- 70ah engine start and 85ah domestic

12v electrics running domestic and sailing systems

LED mast head tricolour/anchor and conventional deck level lights

LED interior blighting

Radio and Navigation electronics

Fresh water pump

Equipment

Fresh water pump
Jabsco sea toilet
Origo 2 burner spirit stove on gimbals
Anchor        7.5kg Lewmar (Bruce type) plough
Chain/warp        8m x 10mm chain to 30m x 14mm 8 plait anchor warp
Kedge            3kg Delta, short chain & 20m warp
Andersen ST18 stainless self-tailing sheet winches and Lewmar 8 halyard winches.
Bilge pumps        2 auto electric Rule 500GPH
            1 manual Whale Gusher cockpit
Boarding ladder
Fenders
Various warps
Boat hook
Red ensign and staff
Various loose blocks, sheets/guys
Misc. loose gear, spares and equipment
Diesel and water jerry cans
Coach roof weather covers
Boom/mainsail cover
Tiller cover

Refit work

 

New ballast keel bolts machined, galvanised & fitted with over size stainless backing plates 2013

Full re-wire 2013

Full interior re-paint 2013

Hull stripped and spray painted 2013

Deck stripped and epoxied 2014

New Douglas Fir boom 2015

New stern gear comprising propeller, shaft, deep sea seal and aft bearing 2015

New 316 stainless rudder bearings with replaceable marine grade nylon inserts 2018

Disclaimer

In this instance Fox’s Yacht Sales are acting as brokers for the vendor.  The vendor has provided the information and whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy, the details are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed.  Any prospective purchaser is advised to check the boat specification thoroughly and to employ at their expense a qualified marine surveyor and/or engineer to check the specification and condition of this craft and its equipment.


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