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Classic J Francis Jones Sloop

£29,995
  • Located at Greenock
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Year: 1961
LOA: 10m
Draft: 1.67m

Details

  • Make: Classic
  • Model: J Francis Jones Sloop
  • Engine Make: Beta
  • Horsepower: 20
  • Drive Type: Sail
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Cruise Speed: 6.5 knots
  • Top Speed: 6.5 knots
  • Price: £29,995
  • Location: In Greenock
  • Year: 1961
  • LOA: 10m
  • Keel: Full Keel

Sloop rigged classic yacht constructed in the carvel style using mahogany and pitch pine planking on oak frames. Proctor spars with Harken furling headsail gear, boom mounted mainsail with stack pack and lazy jacks. Inboard Beta BD722 diesel with PRM gearbox, Aquadrive shaft coupling and Kiwi Prop. Comprehensive electronic navigation equipment including Radar, colour chartplotter, AIS and depth sounder.
Suit of Saturn sails including main, genoa and storm jib.

Mechanical

Vessel powered by an inboard Beta BD722 diesel engine. This 20hp work horse was installed in 2015 and has completed 300 hours. Most recent service was in 2023. Single lever engine control mounted in cockpit.
PRM 80 reduction gearbox, aquadrive coupling driving a stainless steel shaft and a NEW Gori 2-bladed bronze propeller. Spare gearbox. Engine spares.
Bank of 3X12V batteries providing engine start and domestic power. These are charged via a C-TEK200 smart charger. 12/240V panel at chart table with fused selector switches. The boat also has solar panels mounted aft of cockpit. These provide a trickle charge even on the most overcast days.
Shore power including cable.

Equipment

Well equipped boat that has spent the majority of her life as a cruiser. The inventory reflects this. Included in the sale are:

Navigation Aids:

  • Sestrel Moore compass
  • Furuno radar
  • Furuno GPS
  • Simrad VHF -Linked to radar
  • Raymarine plotter
  • AIS
  • Autohelm SPX5 autopilot
  • Autohelm 2000 - Spare autopilot
  • Depth sounder with cockpit repeater
  • Raymarine Wind speed indicator
  • B&G Wind Speed indicator
  • Hawk antenna
  • Clock & Barometer - Need mounted

Safety Equipment

  • EPIRB
  • 2 off Horseshoe buoys
  • Liferaft - Requires a service
  • Flares - Expired 2022
  • Fire blanket
  • Manual fire extinguishers
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay
  • Gas detector
  • Horn
  • Manual bilge pumps
  • Navigation lights including bow light, Tricolour masthead with LED bulbs, deck lights

Deck Equipment

  • Simpson Lawrence electric anchor windlass
  • 35lb CQR anchor with 85 M calibrated chain
  • Danforth kedge anchor with chain
  • 100M of 16mm nylon warp in drum
  • Assorted mooring lines
  • Fenders
  • Boathook
  • Searchlight
  • Avon Redcrest 8 foot dinghy - 2016

Canvas

  • Lazy jack bag
  • Sprayhood - 2018
  • Cockpit enclosure - 2018
Rigging

Bermudan sloop rigged yacht with deck stepped Proctor spars. Stainless steel standing rigging, replaced in 2018. Harken roller furling headsail system. Slab reefing mainsail mounted in stack pack on boom with lazy jack lines, ideal if solo sailing or with an inexperienced crew. Mast mounted halyard winches each with 3 jammers.
Lewmar 40 ST genoa sheet winches and 2x Lewmar 16 spinnaker halyard winches mounted on coachroof. Vessel rigged for spinnaker including 2x poles and associated rigging.

  • Slab reefing Mainsail by Saturn with 3-reefing points, lazy jack bag and lazy jack lines.
  • Roller furling Genoa by Saturn with UV strip
  • Storm jib by Saturn
  • 2x Spinnakers - make and age unknown
  • Additional larger storm jib and stay sail - Age unknown
  • Removable inner forestay
  • New standing rigging 2018
Accommodation

Below decks is warm and welcoming with 6'3" headroom at the main hatch and saloon. A combination of teak and mahogany cabinet work and veneered bulkheads give a feeling of classic beauty. Onboard comfort further enhanced by the diesel fired Eberspacher heating system. Interior is accessed from the cockpit with steps incorporated into the engine cover.

To starboard is the chart table with chart desk, chart storage and the 12/240V switch panel. Electronic navigation aids to assist in passage planning. Large quarter berth aft with water tank below.

Opposite on the port side is the galley. This area features a stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressurised water, gas fuelled oven with 2-burner hob and grill, top loading fridge for perishables and lots of storage for crockery, cutlery and ambient goods. Hot water works either of the shore power or from the engine.

Mid saloon is benches/berths port and starboard of the saloon table. Ample storage below with hull mounted storage lockers above.

Between the saloon and the forepeak is the heads. To starboard is the Lavac sea toilet and to port is the sink/shower area with hot and cold pressurised water and shower sump pump.

In the forepeak are a further two berths which will convert to a double by using an infill. Additional water tanks below each berth. Opening roof hatch for light and ventilation.

  • Eberspacher cabin heating
  • Hot and cold pressurised water
  • Blakes sea cocks
  • Automatic shower sump pump
  • LED interior lighting with option to switch from white to red
  • Sony CD/radio with speakers
  • 3x water tanks fitted with gauges
Construction

J Francis Jones designed sloop built by RA Newman of Poole in 1961. Carvel constructed hull with pitch pine and mahogany planks on oak frames. Topsides painted in a smart white in 2023. Teak decks and superstructure finished in tread master panels. Traditional full keel with lead ballast shoe with bronze keel bolts. Keel bolts are three feet long. An X-Ray was taken 10 years ago.

Disclaimer

For a full, detailed specification with additional photographs and direct contact details for the listing office visit our website

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Unless otherwise stated on the specification sheet the following presumptions are made
Sail drive and shaft seals are more than 5 years of age
Fuel and gas hoses and regulators are over 5 years old
Standing rigging and sails are more than 10 years old

NOTE - Please ring our offices prior to visiting, as the boat may be unavailable for viewing or located at a different marina.

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Classic J Francis Jones Sloop£29,995

Located at Greenock

Make: Classic

Model: J Francis Jones Sloop

Engine Make: Beta

Horsepower: 20

Drive Type: Sail

Fuel Type: diesel

Cruise Speed: 6.5 knots

Top Speed: 6.5 knots

Price: £29,995

Location: Greenock

Year: 1961

LOA: 10m

Year

Year: 1961

LOA

LOA: 10m

Berths

Berths: 0

Draft

Draft: 1.67m

Sloop rigged classic yacht constructed in the carvel style using mahogany and pitch pine planking on oak frames. Proctor spars with Harken furling headsail gear, boom mounted mainsail with stack pack and lazy jacks. Inboard Beta BD722 diesel with PRM gearbox, Aquadrive shaft coupling and Kiwi Prop. Comprehensive electronic navigation equipment including Radar, colour chartplotter, AIS and depth sounder.
Suit of Saturn sails including main, genoa and storm jib.

Mechanical

Vessel powered by an inboard Beta BD722 diesel engine. This 20hp work horse was installed in 2015 and has completed 300 hours. Most recent service was in 2023. Single lever engine control mounted in cockpit.
PRM 80 reduction gearbox, aquadrive coupling driving a stainless steel shaft and a NEW Gori 2-bladed bronze propeller. Spare gearbox. Engine spares.
Bank of 3X12V batteries providing engine start and domestic power. These are charged via a C-TEK200 smart charger. 12/240V panel at chart table with fused selector switches. The boat also has solar panels mounted aft of cockpit. These provide a trickle charge even on the most overcast days.
Shore power including cable.

Equipment

Well equipped boat that has spent the majority of her life as a cruiser. The inventory reflects this. Included in the sale are:

Navigation Aids:

  • Sestrel Moore compass
  • Furuno radar
  • Furuno GPS
  • Simrad VHF -Linked to radar
  • Raymarine plotter
  • AIS
  • Autohelm SPX5 autopilot
  • Autohelm 2000 - Spare autopilot
  • Depth sounder with cockpit repeater
  • Raymarine Wind speed indicator
  • B&G Wind Speed indicator
  • Hawk antenna
  • Clock & Barometer - Need mounted

Safety Equipment

  • EPIRB
  • 2 off Horseshoe buoys
  • Liferaft - Requires a service
  • Flares - Expired 2022
  • Fire blanket
  • Manual fire extinguishers
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay
  • Gas detector
  • Horn
  • Manual bilge pumps
  • Navigation lights including bow light, Tricolour masthead with LED bulbs, deck lights

Deck Equipment

  • Simpson Lawrence electric anchor windlass
  • 35lb CQR anchor with 85 M calibrated chain
  • Danforth kedge anchor with chain
  • 100M of 16mm nylon warp in drum
  • Assorted mooring lines
  • Fenders
  • Boathook
  • Searchlight
  • Avon Redcrest 8 foot dinghy - 2016

Canvas

  • Lazy jack bag
  • Sprayhood - 2018
  • Cockpit enclosure - 2018
Rigging

Bermudan sloop rigged yacht with deck stepped Proctor spars. Stainless steel standing rigging, replaced in 2018. Harken roller furling headsail system. Slab reefing mainsail mounted in stack pack on boom with lazy jack lines, ideal if solo sailing or with an inexperienced crew. Mast mounted halyard winches each with 3 jammers.
Lewmar 40 ST genoa sheet winches and 2x Lewmar 16 spinnaker halyard winches mounted on coachroof. Vessel rigged for spinnaker including 2x poles and associated rigging.

  • Slab reefing Mainsail by Saturn with 3-reefing points, lazy jack bag and lazy jack lines.
  • Roller furling Genoa by Saturn with UV strip
  • Storm jib by Saturn
  • 2x Spinnakers - make and age unknown
  • Additional larger storm jib and stay sail - Age unknown
  • Removable inner forestay
  • New standing rigging 2018
Accommodation

Below decks is warm and welcoming with 6'3" headroom at the main hatch and saloon. A combination of teak and mahogany cabinet work and veneered bulkheads give a feeling of classic beauty. Onboard comfort further enhanced by the diesel fired Eberspacher heating system. Interior is accessed from the cockpit with steps incorporated into the engine cover.

To starboard is the chart table with chart desk, chart storage and the 12/240V switch panel. Electronic navigation aids to assist in passage planning. Large quarter berth aft with water tank below.

Opposite on the port side is the galley. This area features a stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressurised water, gas fuelled oven with 2-burner hob and grill, top loading fridge for perishables and lots of storage for crockery, cutlery and ambient goods. Hot water works either of the shore power or from the engine.

Mid saloon is benches/berths port and starboard of the saloon table. Ample storage below with hull mounted storage lockers above.

Between the saloon and the forepeak is the heads. To starboard is the Lavac sea toilet and to port is the sink/shower area with hot and cold pressurised water and shower sump pump.

In the forepeak are a further two berths which will convert to a double by using an infill. Additional water tanks below each berth. Opening roof hatch for light and ventilation.

  • Eberspacher cabin heating
  • Hot and cold pressurised water
  • Blakes sea cocks
  • Automatic shower sump pump
  • LED interior lighting with option to switch from white to red
  • Sony CD/radio with speakers
  • 3x water tanks fitted with gauges
Construction

J Francis Jones designed sloop built by RA Newman of Poole in 1961. Carvel constructed hull with pitch pine and mahogany planks on oak frames. Topsides painted in a smart white in 2023. Teak decks and superstructure finished in tread master panels. Traditional full keel with lead ballast shoe with bronze keel bolts. Keel bolts are three feet long. An X-Ray was taken 10 years ago.