Robert Clark design, built Lagos, Vigo – 33ft ‘Favona’ class sloop for sale
ad ref. BU1387FB5£ 9,750Robert Clark design, built Lagos, Vigo – 33ft ‘Favona’ class sloop for saleStornoway, Scotland
Sailing BoatsCruisersRobert Clark design, built Lagos, Vigo33ft ‘Favona’ class sloopEl Vigo, a Robert Clark sloop built Astilleros Lago in Vigo, 1961based on Fastnet winner ‘Favona’ but with extended counter
33ft fast and seaworthy craft with exceptional cruising and racing record –
Bay of Biscay, round Ireland, North Sea, Shetland to Rathlin
Pitch pine and mahogany on oak with keel-stepped alu mast from new.
Several times winner ‘Coronation Cup’ Minch handicap race,
once also with line honours.
Exceptional light wind performance but also safe and solid in heavy wind and sea.
Decent Beta engine (1998) (plastic tank, easily removed for draining and cleaning)
Engine mounts and cutlass bearing replaced 2014
20 years in current ownership with constant updates:
Alll 7 keel bolts renewed with nickel-aluminium bronze – documented
2 bladed Variofold prop
All standing rigging 2010
Keel mounted water-tank replaced in stainless steel, 2010
New mainsail and Genoa in cream by Leitch of Tarbert, 2014, used in rotation older sails.
Good wardrobe cruising and racing foresails
Twin forestays for easy cruising or racing sail changes
Purpose built pulpit, stainless, installed 2014
New alu foredeck hatch mounted on bespoke joinery, 2015
Shipwright-made bearers for hand-made sprayhood, 2015
Sheathed ply deck edges re-epoxied and new toe rails in iroko.
Garmin 7inch plotter/sounder with angled bronze transducer, 2015
New Lofrans Royal manual windlass, 2016
Rudder removed, shoe renewed and galvanised, shaft checked and re-bedded.
Sternpost behind rudder made good with epoxy, cloth and coppercoated
Strapping, bearing pin and mounts renewed and refastened 2020
Small but secure self-draining cockpit
2 good quarter-berths.
Long but narrow saloon berths with good lee-cloths
Excellent full-size chart table. Dinky cocktail cabinet. Drop leaf table.
Reflex heater with separate plastic tank (also reserve fuel supply)
2 burner spirit stove – no gas aboard. Simple sink and galley area.
Most internal and nav lights with LED bulbs
LED masthead anchor/tricolour
Solar panel on deck with regulator
Forepeak has pipecot but removable slats for basic double berth.
Centre-mounted toilet replaced with mounting for lidded bucket but good Blakes 3/4 inch seacock included in case new owner wishes to install new toilet.
Rope and chain at bow but separate midships chain-locker for 2nd anchor.
35lb and 25lb CQR anchors included.
Recent VHF with built in GPS for DSC.
AIS receive feed to plotter.
Masthead aerial unbroken to VHF renewed 2020. Additional emergency aerial.
Manageable maintenance with purpose-built all-over cover, included
Good running rigging with foresail halyards in Dyneema.
GRP clinker dinghy with Optimus rig and 2hp outboard recently serviced –
Available by separate negotiation
In commission and moored Stornoway with good air links and regular ferry.
Previous survey info available, 2 registered surveyors locally and Mark Stockl, Ullapool.
Can be dried out locally for underwater inspection.
Delivery UK and Ireland a possibility.
More photos and videos of sailing available….Read full descriptionCategorySailing BoatsSubcategoryCruisersManufacturerRobert Clark design, built Lagos, VigoModel33ft ‘Favona’ class sloopMooring CountryUnited KingdomCurrencyGBPYear built1961ConditiongoodSalePrivateSales statusavailableLength10.06 m/33 ftWidth2.74 m/9 ftDraft1.77 m/6 ftPropulsionShaft-drivePropellerfolding propSteeringTiller steeringEngine manufacturerBetaHP22FuelDieselMaterial hullWoodNo. of berths5FeaturesElectronic EquipmentBilge PumpElectric Bilge PumpSolar ChargerCover TypeFull Cover
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