1963 Classic Wooden Sloop 'Sylphide'

’Sylphide’ was built in 1963 for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race: she completed 5! She was a participant in many Gladstone to Brisbane races and has been cherished by 5 owners from Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania. ‘Sylphide’ returned to Sydney in 2002. Since then, cruising the East Coast of Australia and Western Pacific, and even participating in Veterans Races at the CYCA. This boat is excellent buying; sound and original. A tribute, the yacht is of the sixties. Len Randell has a very nice designers’ eye, and the Blythe Star series was one of his more successful designs.

5 Reasons to buy this boat

  • Sydney to Hobart finisher 5 times
  • Set up for offshore sailing
  • New Yanmar Diesel engine in 2019
  • Electric Muir winch
  • Full custom boat cover

Boat Specs

Type:Blythe Spirit Sloop
Year:1963
Length:9.46 m
Beam:2.85 m
Draft:1.8 m
Location:Double Bay NSW
Price:$ 23,000

Boat Inventory

Reference Number
Sylphide
Make
Randell Blythe Spirit Sloop
Model
Blythe series
Hull Material
Timber
Length
31
Price
$23,000
Region
Double Bay
Location
Double Bay NSW, Australia
Vessel Name
Sylphide
Launch Year
1963
Beam
2.85m
Draft
1.8m
Displacement
5 tonne
Deck Material
Poly/Oregon Timber
Keel / balast
A moderate long keel, incorporating the rudder.
Designer
Len Randell
HIN
AUWWA112662AC1
Builder
Trevor Gowland
Registration Number
ADB784N & O/N 853618
Engine Make
Yanmar
Engine

2019 Yanmar Diesel 29hp

No of Engines
1
Engine Hours
Less than 150
Horsepower
29
Fuel Capacity
180ltrs
Fuel Type
Diesel
Propulsion
Conventional shaft and fixed propeller
Deck
Bronze winches and an uncomplicated set up for ease of handling. Furler checked in 2019.
Tiller steering, with an electric tiller pilot is fitted. There is also an Aries Wind Vane mounted on stern.
Deck Gear
Bronze winches and an uncomplicated set up for ease of handling. Furler checked in 2019.
Tender
No
Outboard
No
Ground Tackle
Muir electric winch, Mason and main anchor on winch
Covers
Full customised boat cover
Accommodation
2 x single berths in saloon. (There is room for double fwd).
Cabins
1
Berths
4
Entertainment
Radio & CD Player
Galley
Single stainless-steel sink and bench with Metho Stove, Insulated ice box and under storage cupboards. Fixed table has two folding “flaps”.
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Refrigeration
Insulated ice box
Stove
Metho
Water Capacity
100ltrs with additional 2 x 20ltr containers
Safety Gear
To be audited at time of survey. Life ring, 4 x fire extinguishers, flares, Epirb.
Bilge Pumps
2 x manual, 2 x electric
Epirb
Yes
Flares
Yes
Fire Protection
4 x Fire extinguishers
Electrics
Michael Holgate (2019) revised. 1 x solar panel installed in 2021.
Navigation
VHF, AIS
Sail Inventory
1 x Main, 1 x Furla, 1 x 1 x Genoa repaired in 2022 (Northwood sails) 1 x Spinnaker.
Mast Rigging
12mtr mast (checked by Joe Walsh 2019) Refastened Steps – (Roni Rigging), Rigging set up for single-handed sailing.
General Remarks
Tools, engine spare parts, full sun cover, shade cover, fadder, 2 x outside cushions, 4 x fenders, mattresses and cushions. 1 x solar panel installed 2021.

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