Built in 1973. GRP construction with white topsides and superstructure, clipper bow, long fin keel, aft cockpit, bermudan yawl rig and 5 berth internal layout.
Designed by Alan Buchanan and built by Offshore Yachts.
LOA 9.4m (31'8")
LWL 6.4m (21'0")
Beam 2.7m (9'0")
Draft 1.3m (4'3")
Ballast: 3360 lb
Displacement: 8290 lb
Headroom approx: 1.8m (6'0")
SAIL AREA approx
Main 13.20m2 (142 ft2)
Mizzen 3.99m2 (43 ft2)
Genoa: 22.57m2 (243 ft2)
Nantucket Clipper 31, 1973, good sails including fully battened mainsail, 18hp Sabb diesel, new sprayhood, fully equipped with self tailing sheet winches, anchor windlass, plotter and lots of cruising gear!
Twin cylinder 18hp Sabb 2HG diesel with electric start and a variable pitch propeller, mounted under the cockpit sole. This is the original engine but was re-built by SABB UK in 1999. Raw water cooled. 2 x 45 litre fuel tanks. Cruising speed under engine is around 5 knots.
Alternator charging to 2 x 12v batteries (90 Amp/hr and 110 Amp/hr). Charging is via Sterling Advanced charging regulator / booster. There is also a NASA BM1 battery monitor.
Plastimo compass, Robertson Dataline X (Simrad) instruments including log, echo sounder, windpeed and wind direction. NASA SX 35 DSC VHF radio, windvane at masthead, Navico TP10 tillerpilot, Garmin 550 plotter with blue card, JRC 1000 radar, Garmin GPS, radar reflector, LED navigation lights (deck, steaming, tri-colour and anchor lights).
XM 6 person liferaft (due service), jackstay lifelines, Plastimo IOR danbuoy, horseshoe lifebuoy, 4 safety harnesses, harness attachment points, fire blanket, plastic fog horn, Whale manual bilge pump.
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guardwires, sprayhood (new 2021), spray dodgers (2004), cockpit cover, boarding ladder, tiller, spinnaker pole, Harken 32.2 self tailing sheet winches, Harken halyard winches, Achilles 2.4m inflatable dinghy, outboard bracket on pushpit (new 2021), 35lb CQR anchor with 37m of chain, Simpson Lawrence Hyspeed manual anchor windlass, 4 mooring warps and 4 large fenders.
Slab reefing fully battened mainsail (Banks 1996) with stack pack mainsail cover (2004). Fully battened mizzen (Banks,1996) with stack pack cover. Mizzen staysail. Plastimo genoa roller reefing system with furling genoa (Wilkinson 2004). Storm jib. Spinnaker (Wilkinson 2001) with snuffer. Alloy masts and booms. Stainless steel standing rigging (renewed 2012).
Her galley has a Plastimo Neptune gas cooker with 2 burners, oven and grill, various pots, pans and cutlery, water supply tot he sink is from a 20 gallon tank. Her separate heads compartment has a SL400 marine toilet. Blue velour upholstery, curtains (new 2021) and carpets (new 2014).
5 berths in 2 cabins.
Epoxy coated in 1999 as a preventative and antifoul stripped & recoated 2019
Surveyed in 2010
Standing rigging renewed in 2012
Deck repainted in Hempel non slip 2021
Hull compounded & polished 2021
Engine serviced & fuel tank cleaned 2021
Having sailed "Gabrielle II" for the last 7 years, my wife and I have been exploring the East Coast in absolute confidence. She has been 100 percent reliable and is easily handled under sail or power even in close quarters of a marina. She is an excellent boat in very good condition for her age and testament to the built quality of Offshore yachts, currently in only the 3rd ownership since new. We now have 2 children and a dog so need something a little larger.