About this Sailboat:
A Van Der Stadt one design sailboat with a strong fleet in Europe, built in the 1980’s in North America by Brighton Yachts, Ontario. Smaller older brother of the later DB1, a very successful SORC racer.
This design can be characterized as a tame more comfortable J24 with 50% keel and overall weight of ~2500lbs. It is not a modern sport boat having a PHRF 182, but it does have lots of sail, low wetting surface and fantastic upwind pointing ability. Quick in light air but not a super large spinnaker to fly downwind making it manageable by a couple or single handed with an autopilot. Originally designed for North Sea sailing, with Lloyds certification, large deck drains and easy reefing from cockpit.
The boat has had no use for >6 years and needs some upgrading of halyards. The electronics are not functional.
… – This is not a live aboard (unless you are < 5ft tall or a hunch back) but it does provide comfortable sleeping for a couple. The keel is 3'10" it is not advisable to launched from the trailer.
Equipment on Board:
Hull is Kevlar, with aluminum framing. Deck is Fiberglass and has been recently upgraded. Comes with thru deck stepped 7/8 fractional aluminum mast, runners, headfoil2, aluminum traveller, harken blocks, custom trailer, full set of sails (4 genoas, 2 mainsails, spinnaker and sheets all in good condition), barber haulers, genoa tracks, 4 barent winches, sink, 4 aluminum bunks, anchor, spin pole, compass, boom with 2 reefing lines and a mariner 4 hp motor with spring lift.