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Rob Roy 23, 1984, Sanibel Island, Florida, $9,950, SOLD 5/2/11

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Rob Roy 23, 1984


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 ( 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"
  • LWL: 21'
  • Beam: 6'10"
  • 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.

  • Boat hook.
  • 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.
  • Epoxy-coated centerboard.

    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.
  • Spare tire.
  • 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.

    please mark it SOLD (in 6 days no less!) Thanks for the great website and public service.
    Sanibel Island, Florida

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