Midsummer II was very favourably reviewed by Duncan Kent in the January 2016 Yachting Monthly (contact seller for details). She is a fine modern classic yacht designed for fast cruising by Sparkman and Stephens, famous US naval architects for Swan Nautor and many Americas cup, Fastnet and Sydney-Hobart winning yachts. There is a survey from April 2016 for insurance purposes only – passed with flying colours, available to see. She is very well equipped and maintained from year to year, see the following list, which is abridged. For the complete list please contact the seller. Viewing is welcome with the owner where she is currently on a swinging mooring in Portsmouth Harbour. After the end of November she will be laid-up ashore at Thornham Marina just outside Emsworth on the West Sussex side of the border with Hampshire. I have photos of the heads and forecabin which I could send on request. SOME KEY POINTS: In particular she has in-mast mainsail furling, which is now the most popular form of reefing on new cruising boats, which works like a dream with only hand pulling, except for outhaul tensioning. She has a new Lewmar Profish electric windlass installed in April 2017 which works by handheld remote controls from anywhere on board. Her centreboard is cast bronze, so there are no corrosion problems unlike so many boats with steel boards. Her main sheet winches were upgraded from Lewmar 2-speed 40s to 3-speed 44s two years ago, which in practical terms means that when winching, high gearing in both handle rotation directions may be used, giving plenty of power with 8 inch handles, which clear the guard wires comfortably. Her varnished solid teak cockpit seats were replaced four years ago, and look like new. The canvas on her spray hood was renewed in April 2018. All three 12v batteries were renewed in April 2018 as well. Most of the interior above floorboard level is insulated with one inch thick polyurethane foam under plywood. This reduces condensation to almost zero in normal situations. She has two mainsails and two genoas to avoid having to cease sailing if one is damaged. There is Propex gas-fired hot air heating, with an outlet in the forecabin as well as the saloon. 33ft, 10.05m LOA 24ft 6ins, 7.5m LWL 10ft 4ins, 3.15m Beam 3ft 7ins, 1.1m Min Draft 6ft 6ins, 2m Max Draft 12,500lbs, 5,670kg Displacement Ballast, lead, 5,200lb, 2,359kg, 2.35 tons external lead bolted to GRP fin Ballast ratio 41% Rudder on 3/4 length skeg,(lower bearing renewed circa 2005) Builder, Hull Deck & Bulkheads, Tyler Mouldings of Tonbridge, Delivered 1973 Completed by W.J.Thornton, 1973 to 1980 Hull material is conventional GRP Cast bronze 200lb centre-board on 2 inch bronze pivot pin inside fin, rope control line to deck winch with external pawl. SAILING EQUIPMENT In-mast mainsail furling, genoa furling. Mainsail (Dynamic Sails, 2011), plus Arun spare, both inspected/re-stitched 2017. Heavy & light-weight genoas VGC, both inspected/re-stitched & new UV strips 2017 Mainsail 200sq ft, 20 sq m approx (no battens, straight leech) Genoa max 400 sq ft, 40 sq m Standing rigging completely professionally replaced April 2014 Foresail furling on Rotostay II, professionally serviced 2014 at same time Cruising chute, lightly used in VGC with Arun Snuffer Storm jib – excellent condition, never used ! Lewmar 44 3-speed genoa winches with Barton Winchers – these convert to similar performance as self tailing Lewmar and Barlow halyard winches Girdlestone (=Barton)16, 2 speed spinnaker winches Barton adjustable genoa car track (2008) Baby stay for storm jib, removable. ENGINE, BATTERIES AND TANKS Buhk DV20 ME diesel, 20hp BW7 gearbox, 2.5 : 1 reduction 2-blade fixed prop 16ins x 13ins, with rope cutter Water flow and stop solenoid alarms Oil pressure and water temp guages 2017 Tachometer 2015 2 x 130 a/h domestic batteries with 1 x 80 a/h engine battery, all new. 90 litres fuel in stainless tank, ‘sight glass’ fuel level. Charging from alternator 70 amp Shore power with 4 outlets, galley, 2 in saloon, forecabin. 240v Battery charger 20amps new 2017 Photo-Voltaic panel 30W, new 2018 Extensive spare parts, many carried on board together with tools. ACCOMMODATION Forecabin with twin V- berths and shelf lockers, 2 over-bunk LED lights. Saloon with double berth and single berth, central and 4 LED reading lights. Folding full width saloon table/dinette and 1/4 berth aft of chart table 200L fresh water in joined port & starboard tanks with sight glass. Heads with Lavac WC, large basin, shower head, hanging and toiletries lockers. Rinnai gas hot water for heads and galley, circa 2011 Chart table – full size, storage under + 4 drawers Galley with 2 burners/grill/oven, 90 litre 12v compressor fridge 2014 1.85m / 6ft 1in headroom Propex gas fired hot air central heating in saloon and forecabin New upholstery & fire retardant foam throughout 2013 Mostly LED lighting throughout NAVIGATION AND SAFETY Plastimo Contest 130 steering compass, Sestrel hand-bearing compass Autohelm ST2000 tiller pilot Standard Horizon CP300 colour chart plotter, works in both cockpit & at chart table Incastec log,speed Echopilot Bronze Trio echo-sounder with repeater function for GPS and log Incastec wind speed and direction Garmin 128 GPS, 2001, backup to chart plotter Cobra VHF/DSC 2008 with cockpit speaker Nasa AIS switchable to chart plotter Goodmans FM radio/CD/MP3/CF card player, stereo speakers Nasa Clipper Navtex Deck cradle mounted cannister liferaft 2015 Danbuoy Horseshoe x 2 each with light Fog horn – gas 3 fire extinguishers Fire blanket, gas alarm 2014, smoke alarm Manual bilge pump: Henderson MkV Auotmatic bilge pump, 2016 Emergency movable 1500 GPH electric bilge pump with lay-flat hose Sprayhood with grab-bar, to have full cockpit cover added by end 2018. Bruce 10kg main anchor and 60m chain, self stowing Meon or Bruce 10kg kedge anchor, chain and warp Warps and fenders, boarding / swim ladder Avon Redcrest 10′ inflatable with outboard bracket, all carried on-board except kedge. OWNERS COMMENTS Midsummer is in excellent condition, very well equipped and regularly updated. Ideally suited to a new Day Skipper or the very experienced, she is very sea kindly and easy to sail, having roller reefing on both main and foresail. Duncan Kent says in his YM article she can easily be sailed single handed. Her shallow draught with the centreboard up allows her to enter places like Christchurch Harbour and with the centre-board down she sails well to windward. Asking £23,000 negotiable.