1984 Rob Roy 23 yawl currently on Sanibel Island, Florida Fiberglass canoe-yawl pocket cruiser, designed by Ted Brewer, built by Marine Concepts (builder of the Sea Pearl 21) in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
Highest quality build in traditional style, lots of teak and bronze.
The boat has recently been in charter service (www.sanibeljack.com) and so has been kept in turn key condition.
Very clean inside and out.
Ready to sail, not a project boat, little if anything needs to be done to her.
Business (LLC, website, ads, contracts, checklists, etc) available at no additional cost if interested.
Pictures underway were taken Feb 2011, others were April 2011.
LOA (including bowsprit and boomkin): 27'
LOD: 22' 8"
Draft: 1'7" board up/4'8" board down
Displacement: 2800 lbs
Ballast: 900 lbs
Sail area: 255 square feet
Bridge clearance: 31'
Hull/Deck: Fiberglass with end-grain balsa core, solid glass in high-stress areas, in very good condition with few scratches.
Dark green topsides just compounded and buffed - look great; bone white deck.
Teak topsides is bare and recently scrubbed.
Ready for oil/varnish/Cetol or leave it bare- whatever your preference.
Stub keel with lead ballast.
Aluminum centerboard, raised via pennant in cockpit with new clam cleat.
New polyethylene pop-up spade rudder, great improvement over stock design with custom Dyneema thru the post adjustment line.
Tiller steered with hiking stick.
Rig: Yawl-rigged on aluminum spars.
CDI flexible furler for jib with new furling line
Main rigged with 2 reefing points, single-line reefing for each with new lines.
Fittings in place for lazy jacks if desired.
Center boom sheeting to traveler on bridge deck.
Mizzen reefs by rolling around mast, sheets to end of boomkin.
New mizzen topping lift. Tanbark (red) sails in good condition.
Issued official US Sailing sail number.
Standing rigging: New (2008) oversize SS with Sta-Lock fasteners installed by professional rigger.
Sails: Standard jib, main and mizzen in tanbark (red), good condition. Spinnaker with ATN "Tacker" to fly symmetrical spinnaker as cruising sails. Whisker pole.
Deck hardware: Singlehander's rig with all lines lead to cockpit for easy handing. Three bronze winches- one for main halyard and spinnaker halyard; second pair for jib sheets. Heavy duty bronze chocks and cleats fore and aft.
Cockpit: Two deep aft lockers for storage into canoe stern.
Covered outboard well aft.
Battery and dinghy storage under cockpit sole.
Two fuel tank lockers open to cockpit.
Traveler on bridgedeck.
Removable mast crutch to hold main boom.
Five-piece custom vinyl/foam cockpit cushions (seats, backs, bridgedeck) in dark green, matching topsides.
Engine: New (2009) Tohatsu 6hp, 4-cycle outboard with high-thrust prop and 6-amp charging alternator with approximately 100 hours.
Mounts in fixed outboard well in aft end of cockpit for easy access and improved steering under power. Thru hub exhaust minimizes choking in well.
Two new (2009), 6-gallon plastic fuel tanks that store in cockpit fuel lockers.
Recent engine oil and gear oil change, always been freshwater flushed after use.
Cabin: Designed for cruising for two.
From companionway, opposing settees with backrests that drop to large double berth.
Mid-cabin, 2-burner Origo alcohol stove to port, sink with rebuilt bronze hand pump to starboard, plumbed to 14 gallon flexible water tank.
Forward, Simpson-Lawrence marine toilet (rebuilt 2009) with privacy curtain, plumbed to new vented flexible holding tank with deck pump-out.
All head hoses recently replaced to mitigate odors.
Ventilation via four opening bronze ports, forward hatch, and Nicro solar vent in head.
Mosquito netting for hatch and ports. Storage in deep bins at foot of each settee; under cabin sole (teak/holly laminated wood), settees and stove/galley; in bins in forepeak (converts to child-size 3rd bunk).
Bilge pumps: One electric automatic (new 2007) with manual/auto switch, one manual Whale Gusher. Both located in deepest part of bilge under cockpit sole; manual handle at helm.
Ground tackle: Small Danforth lunch hook with nylon rode and larger Fortress bower with chain and rode. Fenders and docklines.
Navigation: Bulkhead compass and clinometer in cockpit. Late model Standard Horizon VHF on fold-out arm for cockpit access and masthead antenna. New Raymarine ST40 depthsounder. Clock/barometer/ thermometer combo in cabin
Electrics: Running and cabin lights; newer Group 24 battery.
Additional equipment: Standard safety equipment.
Small inflatable dinghy.
Custom heavy duty marine vinyl full boat cover for mast-up on-trailer storage.
Mantis sun umbrella with moveable mount bracket.
New black ablative bottom paint.
Trailer: 1984 single-axle Shoreline trailer with surge brakes and builder-customized bunks.
Galvanized frame and fenders with minimal surface rust, looks much newer.
New (2007) axle, hubs, bearings with protectors, brake assemblies, and wheels with approximately 2500 miles since replacement.
New tires in past year.
All trailer lights work.
PVC and wood crutch supports for mast transport and raising; PVC supports for main boom and mizzen mast transport.
The trailer has carried the boat from Ohio to San Diego to South Florida.
General: The Rob Roy 23 was designed as a pocket cruiser for two for coastal cruising.
Approximately 90 were built between the mid-1980s and mid-1990s. Construction quality is outstanding with solid teak used on deck for the full rub and toe rails, hand rails and companionway, bowsprit and boomkin; and below for compression mast support and cabin bulkheads/trim.
Deck cleats/chocks and opening ports are solid bronze.
Rob Roys have been sailed the Great Lakes, the Northeast, Pacific Northwest, from Florida to the Bahamas and in UK waters.
Prior owners have extensively cruised FIDDLESTIX in Lake Michigan, San Diego, Mobile Bay, Mississippi Sound and Southwest Florida.
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Sanibel Island, Florida