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    This beautiful Norfolk Smuggler is of exceptional quality having been lovingly looked after by her owners and sailed on both the Norfolk Coast and the Norfolk Broads.

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    The Norfolk Smuggler 25 has been carefully designed to ensure a single-handed sailing ability when required. The cockpit is as large as the Gypsy’s to allow comfortable sailing for up to six adults and to provide ample stowage space in the cockpit lockers. The cabin trunk provides standing headroom through the yacht without looking cumbersome, and ahead of this there is a safe foredeck to provide security for the foredeck hand.

    This vessel has been designed to be shoal draught with a centreboard increasing draught from 2’9″ with plate up to 4’11” with plate down. The centreboard is raised and lowered with an easy to operate manual winch.

    The Smuggler has a heavy displacement hull with a good ballast ratio to provide power under sail and good internal volume. Due to her firm turn of the bilge hull form, her stability is exceptionally good.

    The high peaked gaff rig, used to such good effect on the Norfolk Gypsy, has again been used on this boat but this time cutter rigged to break down the larger sail area and to provide different permutations when the time comes to reduce sail. The rig will provide excellent sailing performance in all points of sail with exceptionally good windward performance.

    The use of the high-peaked gaff is so the spars are short for ease of transporting and storing. The added benefits of the light weight and flexible gaff is that it tends to bow around the halyard attachment point when the wind gusts, automatically flattening the sail at the right time. Also, by tweaking the peak halyard, you can (although you don’t have to) produce very effective sail shape adjustments when changing point-of-sail, or during varying wind conditions. (To flatten the sail in strong winds or to loosen the leach in light aires) High-tech racing boats spend hundreds of thousands doing this with carbon-fibre and stainless steel – here we do it (in a cruder, but effective way) using douglas spars and polyester line.

    The deck stepped mast is housed in a large tabernacle (with fixed gooseneck to simplify mast lowering). The Smuggler 25 is, therefore, eminently suitable for canal sailing, for example, when mast lowering and raising is necessary on a frequent basis.

    Headroom in the interior is 5’10” (1.79m) on the centreline over a level sole (the centreboard being located under the cabin sole).

    The heads are outfitted to a high standard incorporating a flushing toilet with an optional holding tank facility.



    £49,000 SOLD


    Additional Equipment fitted to Boat (all these items would be charged at extra cost on an equivalent new boat)

    Coloured hull – Midnight Blue (in lieu of standard white)
    Red antifouling and white boot top
    10kg Delta anchor with anchor launch on bowsprit and 9mm anchor chain
    10m of 9mm chain 30m 12mm warp
    Anchorman manual winch on foredeck with hawse pipe and handle
    Two jack stays fitted full length
    New mainsail cover
    New cockpit cover
    Sign writing on transom
    Sockets on hull for removable legs (legs not included)
    Hardwood boom gallows and chocks fitted on aft deck
    Telescopic boat hook/whisker pole
    Six fenders with lanyards
    Special bronze finish on all stainless deck Inc. stanchion’s and pushpit.
    Various mooring warps
    Two camping gas bottles stowed in gas locker under aft deck
    Main hatch lock
    Roller reefing for both staysail and jib
    Twin lifelines with stainless stanchions
    One Brass oil lamp fitted in cabin
    Teak edged mirror
    Teak soap dish and glass holder
    Freshwater engine cooling with calorifier and hot and cold water system
    Holding tank
    Brass clock and barometer fitted in cabin
    Fire extinguisher fitted in engine space
    Battery charger including shore main socket
    1×13 amp/240 volt socket in cabin
    Twin 75 A/H batteries with changeover switch (batteries new 2006/7)
    Navigation lights wired through water-tight deck plug and socket
    Water-tight electric plug and socket fitted in cockpit
    VHF radio fitted with aerial on mast top and water-tight deck plug and socket
    Compass fitted through bulkhead including light
    Bi-colour bow lamp fitted on stern
    Autohelm ST50 Tri-data unit fitted (speed/log/depth/temperature)
    Autohelm self sterring equipment
    Autohelm wind direction/speed unit fitted
    Eagle GPS
    Webasto heating system
    Two-ring gas stove with grill and grill pan fitted in galley
    Spray hood
    Two halyard bags
    Life raft with stowage under aft seat in cockpit
    Copper band on mast at reefing point
    Boat registry certificate

    As all details are supplied by the owner, we are not responsible for any mistakes in the inventory listing.

  • Norfolk Smuggler No.12

    Norfolk Smuggler No.12 is a fantastic boat that has recently been sailed down in Southampton. She comes completely ready to go. She has a great inventory that includes a new mast, electric winches, cockpit tent and cushions, cabin heating and a full functioning galley meaning sailing away in this beautiful boat is not only an option but a reality.




    £58,000 SOLD

    • British Racing Green topsides
    • Full teak seat battens mounted to locker lids in cockpit
    • Collapsible Sprayhood with widows
    • Stainless steel push pit complete with boarding ladder, stanchions and lifelines leading to bow of boat
    • Raymarine ST60 mounted through port side bulkhead in cockpit
    • Raymarine MN100-2 mounted through port side bulkhead in cockpit
    • Teak winch handle box mounted through
    • Compass mounted through starboard side bulkhead in cockpit
    • Four person life-raft stowed under aft seating
    • Solar panel mounted on transom
    • Shore power socket and lead under aft seating
    • Various Fenders and warps
    • Sail cover
    • Cockpit tent cover
    • Cockpit cushions
    • Burgee
    • Stainless steel side mounted removable boarding ladder
    • Anchor c/w chain and warp
    • Electronic windlass
    • Gunmetal mooring cleats on aft deck in lieu of standard
    • Gunmetal flag socket mounted on aft deck
    • Teak flag staff and ensign
    • Removable halyard bags mounted on cockpit bulkheads
    • Removable outboard bracket mounted onto transom
    • Raymarine autohelm
    • Webasto heater with two heater outlets in cabin
    • Teak flooring in cabin
    • Gas alarm in cabin
    • Fire extinguisher next to switch panel in galley
    • Teak toilet roll holder in heads
    • Teak soap dish and holder in heads
    • Wet locker in heads complete with boot rack and coat hooks
    • Teak framed mirror in heads
    • Sink and fresh water pump tap in heads with enclosed deep-set cupboard in front of sink unit
    • Teak flooring in heads
    • Garmin
    • Brass horn
    • New (in pack) Spirol rope protection
    • Various mugs and glasses on shelves in cabin
    • Brass spun electric lights in cabin
    • Brass spun oil lamp mounted in cabin
    • Brass spun clock mounted in cabin
    • Brass spun barometer mounted in cabin
    • VHF radio mounted in galley
    • Foam cushions covered in red fabric in cabin
    • Various scatter cushions
    • Plates and bowls in teak racks in galley
    • Teak chopping board covering sink
    • Electric cool box in cabin
    • Full set of cutlery and various cooking utensils
    • Full set of pans
    • Kettle
    • Tasman 2000 two burner gas stove with grill
    • Teak mug rack in galley
    • Stainless steel recessed sink with fresh water pump in galley
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