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Does anyone have a piston hanked working jib surplus to their requirements, and which they might be willing to sell? It doesnt matter how old it is, as long as it's in reasonable condition.  Thanks! Brian Kirkland - Tenacity


Found one at Exchange Sails - if you need sails, worth checking them out!

In need of a new Mast.

The old one is broken any one who have one lying.

Henrik Pedersen


Brief Overview

Length over all: 7.32 m

Length waterline: 6.35 m

Beam: 2.95 m

Draught: 1.40 m

Mast: 9.45 m

Displacement: 1955 kg

Ballast: 1020 kg

Sail Area: 25 m2

Design Year: 1973 (This boat 1977)

Good Points

This Eygthene 24, named PDQ (Pretty Damn Quick) is moored in Hoo Marina in UK (post code ME39TW).The inboard diesel engine (Renault RC8D) has been removed, fully serviced and new stern gland fitted at a cost of around £750.00 with receipts and two industrial (not automotive) deep cycle batteries from the US new 2011. Standing rigging is fairly new 2004 along with a lightly used main sail from the same era and new Genoa (2011) . Roller furling Genoa and spinnaker (with pole) complete the provision of power. There is a switched circuit board to operate all the devices, which includes, wind, speed and depth together with a cockpit housed compass..

The boat has an enormous beam unseen on other boats of this length, more in keeping with 30’ plus vessels, providing for a cavernous interior with easily four berths, sea toilet, cooker, sink and basic fridge (cool box). Plenty of stowage can be found under all berths, wardrobe off V berth and underneath the port and starboard side decks.

Extremely fast upwind, thanks to its wide beam and ballast ratio through deep fin keel.

Boat is ready to go.

Bad Points

There are plenty, given she was launched in 1977. Generally, she is in much better shape than anything else from the same era but would always benefit from a wash, polish and ideally new deck paint. Everything important is GRP, so no wood to worry about.

The fore hatch (Houdini) closes and seals but the catch that locks it is broken, this means it can be opened from the outside (security). I have not changed it since I have owned her as it is hinged from the leading edge, so doesn’t blow open or allow water in.

While the engine is 100% reliable, it does occasionally cut out in between forward and reverse gear changes (just because the revs drop off, simply restart). I was hoping with a bracket and outboard, I could battle the current at most states of tide, but never got around to it.

Apart from the usual ongoing boat maintenance, that covers the main topics.


A fast cruiser/racer, with an inboard diesel engine, more room below than anything else of similar size and remarkably stylish and modern for an old boat (compare it to other marques from the 70’s). Ready to go as is and/or clean her up (if you want) while you continue enjoying sailing her.

Viewing welcome with notice (as I work away a lot) .

Payment must be made within 7 days of auction ending.Thank you and good luck

To answer a few questions and for the avoidance of doubt the diesel engine is fitted, fully serviced and running, 100% reliable.

The fabric is light green with newish foam in good condition.

All lines are fed back to the cockpit and there are 4 x Lewmar Winches.

Other equipment includes:

New Surwey Report (May 2011)

Anchor, chain and warp in dedicated anchor locker

2 x Horse shoes

functional new VHF ICOM (IC-M411)with masthead antenna

Nav lights on pulpit and Masthead

Post and ensign

Boat hook

Mooring lines and spare line

Stainless steel fuel tank

Manually punped water/tap

2 x deep cycle (hugely oer spec) batteries through 3 way isolator

Rear locker

Sea toilet

In fact, everything to get you sailing straight away witch 4 life jackets(included)

The hull was epoxied in 1996 (as per 1997 survey) to a very high standard. This measure is an osmosis preventative procedure.

Further survey 2011 - available for inspection

The engine had a major overhaul in 1997 at a cost of £1200

Running rigging replaced in 2003

Kemp main sail and boom cover new October 2004

Original Eygthene brochure (photocopy)

Engine manual (photocopy)

Anchor is CQR 15lbs, 15m of chain and 80m warp

New furler reefing system (Facnor) 2003

Standing rigging is stainless steel with swaged ends 2003

Running rigging sheets/halyards 2003

Mahogany Tiller 2003

Ultraflex Morse controls 2005

All seacocks replaced 2003

Small Ships Register: 35095 (unsure if still current)

My latest engine service and stern gland replacement late November 2010, was £775

Antifouled late November/December 2010

Clearly, the expensive parts have been replaced.

Sorry to make this listing so long but clearly, genuine watchers will want all this information.

Anyone viewing PDQ can also spend some time flicking through the paperwork if they so wish.


Thank you for looking.



majdzio AT

Here is fore sale "Saoirse" - Eygthene 24 cruiser/racer. 
Three owners from new (original registration documents).

Length over all: 7.32 m
Length waterline: 6.35 m
Beam: 2.95 m
Draught: 1.40 m
Mast: 9.45 m
Displacement: 1955 kg
Ballast: 1020 kg
Sail Area: 25 m2 
Build year: 1976
Petter Lister Mini 6. Single cylinder, 6 bhp very reliable small engine. 
Main- 2008
Jib - 2008
Genoa I - 2009
Genoa II - 2009
Spinnaker - 2009
All sails are dacron made by Lucas Sails. Headsails on hanks.
Spare set:
Main - fair
Genoa - poor
Jib 3/4 - fair
storm jib - bulletproof
Two spreader aluminium  mast. S/S standing rigging believe to be 1994. 
All halyards  are fed back to the cockpit. 
4 winches - 2 Lewmar (2-speed) + 2 Berton
Other equipment:
Standard Horizon 180 chartplotter + 2010 C-map (UK, Ireland and Channel)  
20W flexi solar pannel
Nasa Clipper Duet depth sounder/log
Plastimo compass
Cobra Marine F55 Vhf
Cobra Marine HH 125 handheld Vhf
Plastimo Cruiser 4 man valise liferaft (need servicing)
15 lb CQR anchor
Fenders, lines etc.
Here is the list of things I did since I bought this boat three years ago: 
-new electric instalation
- new part of the engine bed
- new R&D Marine engine mounts 
- new R&D Marine half couplings
- new R&D Marine flexible shaft couplings
- new brass stern tube greaser
- new Houdini hatch on the foredeck.
- Major refurbishment of the hull in 2011. 
Hull was sandblasted below waterline then 3 coats Interntional VC Tar2 epoxy paint (antyosmosis treatment) followed by 3 coats International VC Offshore antifouling. 
Topsides was sanded to the gelcoat then 2 coats of International Primer followed by 3 coats of International Brightside. 
Deck was sanded to gelcoat then 2 coats of International primer followed by 2 coats of Internalional Interdeck antislip paint.
To be honest, the only thing to do with the hull is to paint the cockpit and change the kill bolts. After that, I cannot imagine any serious job to do for years and years to came.

Eygthene 24 was design by Ron Howard in 1973. Prototype of this boat won Quarter Ton Cup in 1976.  She is extremely fast and very easy to handle by small crew. With 50% ballast ratio she is stiff, and all you have to do, when sailing in stormy weather, is to reduce sail area quick enough. Do this, and she will be safe boat in any conditions. But if you want to do same serious sailing, put on deck competent racing crew and she will fly away.
During last three years, we had many lovely weekends sailing Saoirse on Solent. She is perfect weekender for two persons: small enough to not to drain your pocket on marina fees, but big enough to accommodate even four adult persons.  And, what is most  important - she is ready to sail.

Saoirse location  - Southsea Marina, Portsmouth
Reason for sale - time has come for me to buy a bigger boat. 


Very realistic price for quick sale - £4850


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Adeline Eygthene

TO SELL 7000 EUROS (without place in the port)



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