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….SOLD – June 2012 …..

A 1965 ‘Wanderer’ Class Bermudian Sloop designed by Laurent Giles and built by E F Elkins of
Christchurch, Dorset


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Klompen , Dutch for clogs, was built in 1965 to the Laurent Giles  ‘Wanderer’ Class design by E F Elkins of Christchurch, Dorset for Marc Van Hasselt, headmaster of Cranleigh School in Surrey.  He stationed the yacht on the Beaulieu River for many years before moving Klompen to a mooring in Schull, West Cork, Ireland.

Like all Laurent Giles designs the Wanderer Class, inspired by Eric Hiscock is an attractive, purposeful yacht with a good sailing performance and generous volume below decks.
Teak hull copper fastened to steamed oak timbers, all seams recently re-payed.  Solid teak laid deck.  Varnished teak coachroof and cockpit coamings. Bronze floors and lead ballast keel.
40ft. keel stepped alloy mast with Profurl reefing gear.  8 assorted sails of various age. Stainless steel standing rigging. 10ft. boom.
Four berths in two cabins. Charcoal stove. Heads compartment with pump-out marine wc, washbasin h&c.  Galley with gas cooker, stainless steel sink unit, stainless water tanks, calorifier.
Vetus 23hp three cylinder diesel engine installed in 1999, about 1,000 hours. Serviced 2010. Two 12 volt batteries.
Inventory: Hudland VHF, Simrad GPS, Chart-plotter, Simrad Auto-pilot, Compass, 12 Simrad electronic charts.  Plough and CQR anchors, dodgers, transom shower, beaching legs, bilge pumps, fenders and warps, passerelle, liferaft, flares.
Brokers Note:
One of the extremely popular Wanderer designs, a proven off-shore cruising yacht with the added advantage of teak construction and high specification construction and fit-out.  A full re-fit completed this Summer in Scotland certainly makes this example one of the best available.
Lying: West Coast
Guide:  Sold
Viewing: Through the brokers, Tel: 01905-356482