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Precision 23, 2005, Lake Conroe, Texas, $25,900, SOLD 3/16/18

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Precision 23, 2005

2005 Precision 23 sailboat, 8 HP Tohatsu outboard and 2013 MagicTilt tandem axle trailer with Precision mast raising system. The P23 is one of the best trailerable designs, providing great sailing ability, comfortable accommodations and the convenience of easy trailering. The quality of construction by Precision Boat Works of this Jim Taylor design has been proven by the test of time.

The boat is rigged to sail single-handed and can comfortably sail six and sleep 2 adults and 2 children.


  • 2005 Precision 23
  • Length overall 23 ft 5 in
  • Beam 8 ft 6 in
  • Waterline length 20 ft 0 in
  • Shoal draft keel - draft 1 ft 11 in
  • Fiberglass centerboard - draft 5 ft 4 in
  • Displacement - 2,450 lbs
  • Internal fixed lead ballast in keel - 850 lbs


  • 8 HP Tohatsu outboard
  • Stainless steel adjustable motor mount
  • 3 gallon gasoline tank
  • Gear shift extension


  • All sail controls led to cockpit, allowing boat to be single handed
  • Battened main sail of 138 sq ft with reefing lines, topping lift, lazy jacks and Sunbrella sail cover
  • Schaefer furler for genoa of 169 sq ft
  • Boom vang and whisker pole
  • Two halyard winches and two sheet winches
  • Harken clutches and fairleads
  • Mast head mounted wind indicator
  • 7 ft 3 in long cockpit
  • Sunbrella bimini, including zippered storage cover, providing sun protection to the cockpit while sailing
  • Sheet and halyard storage bags in cockpit
  • Three cockpit drains, 2 aft and 1 forward at centerboard pendant
  • Teak and holly tiller with Davis Tiller Tamer and Sunbrella cover
  • Kick up / tilt up rudder
  • Cockpit storage locker with shelf and battery box
  • Separate vented fuel locker
  • Removable cockpit table
  • Port and starboard seats mounted on pushpit
  • Recessed under deck anchor and dock line storage locker forward


  • 2013 MagicTilt tandem axle galvanized trailer with Precision mast raising adjustable crane system that allows one-person raising and lowering of the mast
  • Steel ladder on winch stand allowing secure access to the boat while on the trailer
  • Custom keel guides for easy recovery onto trailer
  • Custom shelf for storing rudder/tiller and engine when long-distance trailering
  • Trailer tongue extension
  • Trailer tongue jack
  • Bearing buddies
  • Tire covers for 4 tires and spare tire
  • Spare tire and holder


  • Open and airy cabin made possible with the large sliding hatch, wide 2-piece companionway, 7 opening ports and hatch and the deck stepped mast with underdeck structural beam
  • Sitting headroom at settees and standing headroom at galley with sliding hatch opened
  • Galley including sink, 4 gallon plastic water tank with hand pump, large cooler and propane stove
  • Two cushioned settees port and starboard with cushioned back supports
  • The settees also serve as adult-sized berths
  • Removable adjustable table for the cabin or cockpit
  • Generous V-berth forward, including space for a portable head
  • Copious amounts of storage belowdecks: upper and lower shelves port and starboard along settee backs; below port and starboard settees; under and alongside V-berth; and under cockpit along quarter berth
  • 6 side opening ports with screens
  • Large hatch with screen forward over the V-berth


  • 12V AGM battery with electrical breaker panels
  • Overhead 12V lights
  • Multiple 12V electrical outlets and USB ports throughout the cabin
  • Shore power outlet in cockpit
  • Guest 6 amp AC battery charger
  • VHF radio with mast mounted antenna
  • Depth sounder / fish finder


  • Lifesling recovery system mounted on cockpit rail
  • Cabin-top handrails
  • Anchor and rode
  • Running and anchor lights
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit and stern pushpit
  • Stainless steel stanchions and lifelines along the length of the boat
  • Molded toe rails with drains
  • Fold down stainless steel boarding ladder on stern and lifeline gate in pushpit
  • Upper and lower shrouds are positioned inboard to make going forward safer and easier
  • Life jackets, dock lines and fenders


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