I am selling my Top Hat 25 plus the mooring
in Kogarah Bay (Botany Bay - Sydney
- Australia). The RMS advised the mooring
can be currently passed on to the new owner of the yacht, provided they apply for a mooring licence in that location. It is easy to reach by tender
& only 500mt from a slipway & boat
The Top Hat design is a well know pocket cruising vessel with a long pedigree of global circumnavigations. I only used it around the bay so it did not get exercised properly in my ownership
. It's a very stable and forgiving boat
to sail, it was the third yacht I have owned and easily the safest boat in rough weather
It has a sound hull
well built of GRP. It's a dry boat (all deck
fittings removed and resealed 18 mths ago), most of the rigging
has been replaced within the last 2 years and it has only be sailed less than 6 times in that period around the bay.
I live too far away to keep a yacht in Sydney
and have reluctantly decided give away sailing, hence the mooring availability with the yacht. The mooring was designed for my previous 35 ft Steel
Cruising Yacht and provided a bombproof mooring for a little Top Hat. This mooring apparatus can be used for much larger vessels and is worth more than a $1200 to buy.
There is a full set of safety gear
for day sailing
, a set of good sails
, a long shaft 2 stroke outboard motor
with all the necessary bits, plus too many sailing extras to list.
It has a simple array of deck gear
and systems that keeps things easy for sailing. Perfect for day sailing
& low maintenance
The Top Hat can be sailed away, it's not a project
, however there are things that should be done in time: The windows are very crazed, but I have a sheet of new Lexan
that will come with the sale
. I can show you how to do the new windows, it's not difficult. The timber toe rail was removed prior to purchase
but I was given a roll of rubber bumper strip to replace the toe rail with, an improvement over the timber, this roll is provided in the sale
. I have not had the need for a tow rail in my bay sailing. It has no electrical system
, we used LED and battery
operated lights and accessories.
is clean and ready for sailing, it was thoroughly scrubbed in late April & with 6 monthly scrubs will be low maintenance
I have made up a PDF document with specification and more details of the Yacht, please provide an email
address if you want a copy.
for the yacht and the mooring apparatus is $3600 AUD, as is where is. If you do not want the mooring apparatus with the yacht, then take $200 off the price
. I have priced this yacht and mooring very fairly, it's time for me to move on to other adventures. I am happy to pass on a lot of extras, so dont start making low offers if you are genuinely interested in the yacht, as I wont deal with people playing games.
Length 7.62 mt
Beam 2.43 mt
Sail Area ~27 sqmt
Year of manufacture 1976
Ballast Lead (encapsulated) 1.13 ton
Draught ~1.2 mt
or PM me and I can send you the PDF with more details.
I will try to post some images
soon so you can see what is on offer.