'Avola', the well known and much loved 33' one off Gaff Cutter, designed by J. Francis Jones and built by St Osyth Boatyard, Essex, 1965 is for sale. She was named after the town in Sicily where her original owner had landed with the 8th Army in 1943 during the Invasion of Sicily.
'Avola' is an excellent and very comfortable cruising yacht with accommodation for four adults. She sails well under her easily handled gaff rig and also has the benefit of a 50HP Nanni Diesel engine giving her a cruising speed of 7 knots. The spacious wheelhouse and the Kuranda Diesel heater combine to provide real four season usage. Sails include topsail, genoa and squaresail.
She is carvel planked in larch on steamed oak ribs fastened with copper nails and roves. Having the familiar Francis Jones flared bow with a slightly raked stem and an almost vertical transom; drawing 5.25' with an external ballast keel she is a remarkably stiff boat with a sea kindly motion both under sail and motor. Keel bolts replaced 2006.
She is offered complete with all equipment, winter cover, two dinghies, cutlery and crockery, cooking utensils, cooker with oven, hot water system and shower, four berths, chart table and galley, cabin table and wheelhouse table. Navigation equipment included comprising: Chartplotter with Navionics charts, AIS receiver, GPS, 2 x Sestrel compasses, echo sounder, trailing electronic log, radar, autohelm, navtex, VHF DSC radio.
LOA 36ft LOD 32.5', Waterline 26', Beam 9.67', Draft 5.25' long keel with deep forefoot.
Lying Ipswich Haven Marina
Full specification and description with numerous photographs from Brian Hammett: +44 (0)1473 231066