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Leisure 23 Twin Keel Sailing Cruiser

For Sale : £3,500 or open to reasonable offers

Saoirse Feb 2017

Sail No. 460 L; L.O.A. 22'8”; Beam 7'10”; Draft 2' 8”; Weight 4,050 lbs.

Built:-              In 1978 by Cobramold, Essex to a Frank Pryor design.  White GRP hull, deck and superstructure. Aft Cockpit. Twin Keels. Tiller Steering (new tiller 2017) 

Rig and Sails:- Mast Head Sloop with aluminium spars. S/S standing rigging (forestay replaced 2016). Single line slab reefing on main.  Plastimo roller reefing genoa. Top swivel bearings replaced 2016. Sails laundered and serviced 2016 including new UV strip. All control lines led back to cockpit

Auxiliary Power:-        Yamaha 8hp 4 stroke outboard engine with remotes.  Full service 2016 and New head gasket 2017 by Oakley Motor Units, Brighton (Main Agents)

Layout:-           5 berths in 2 cabins.  Forepeak with double berth and heads to starboard.  Main saloon with galley to port  comprising 2 burner gas stove and sink. Dinette opposite (with chart drawer) which converts to double berth.  Single berth, aft to port.  Max. 5'8” headroom in saloon.

Navigational Equipment:, Deck Equipment and Inventory all available to discuss

Summary:-      Saoirse is a spacious and well designed family cruiser.  Built at a time when GRP hulls were very heavily laid-up, she is a solid, very tough but very forgiving cruising yacht.  Weighing in at 4050 lbs and with a ballast ratio of 48% she is very stiff when under sail and this engenders a feeling of security in her cockpit. Although designed as a family cruiser, with all lines led aft, she is very easy to handle single handed.  Her clever design gives the her the feel of a much larger vessel.  Lots of work was carried out while she was ashore in 2016 including servicing of genoa roller reefing, winches and windlass, seacocks, sails and outboard. She has new safety rails, new Plastimo Contest bulkhead compass and much more.

Saoirse is currently on a SYC mooring in the canal at Southwick.


Hugo Fagan

07717 577409