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Old 27-11-2019, 05:31   #1
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Broadblue Rapier 400

2013 Broadblue Rapier 400 fitted with twin Yanmar 3YM30 engines, a Selden Carbon fibre mast and Dyneema backstays and shrouds. R5 is a very comfortable and capable performance cruiser in which I have enjoyed two 10 week trips from Falmouth to and around the Balearics and back. She is easily and often sailed single-handedly but also has enough space for the whole family. She is extremely well specified with full Raymarine navigation equipment, Grey GRP hull, Seacork decking, Webasto warm air heating, heated towel rails, a full set of canvas works with recently upgraded cockpit upholstery, copper coating, Solar panels and much more. Lying in Falmouth, please private message to arrange a viewing. For sale for £224,950 ONO, VAT paid.

  • Selden Black Carbon Fibre Mast
  • Selden Black Aluminium boom
  • Dyneema SK78 max backstays and shrouds
  • Harken Jib furler
  • Self tacking Jib
  • All lines run to 11 Spinlock jammers in cockpit
  • Dyneema Main, Jib and Spinnaker halyards
  • Banks high performance cruising laminate Jib
  • Banks high performance cruising laminate Main
  • Asymmetric Cruising Chute with Snubber
Deck equipment:
  • Deck channels for halyards
  • 2 x Rope bins below winches
  • Mainsheet traveller system with ball bearings
  • Self-tacking job traveller with ball bearings
  • Harken 46ST mainsheet winch
  • Harken Electric 40ST main halyard winch
  • 2 x Harken 40ST winches
  • Bow Sprit
  • Professional Rig Check - Every Year - Last Done 10/04/19
  • Winches serviced - Every Year
  • Last two years - Main and Jib Laundered
  • 12V system with outlets in each hull and at helm
  • 240V system with sockets in each hull and galley
  • Shore power with cable
  • Sterline Inverter/ Charger 2500w Pure Sine Wave with 210amp charger
  • 2 x 70amp starter batteries
  • 3 x 142amp domestic batteries - New March 2018
  • 2 x varispeed wipers
  • 12v 80L Freezer under saloon seating
  • All LED lights
  • 2 x 100 watt solar panels on roof
  • 2 x 100L Black water holding tanks with gravity discharge
  • 1 x 250L GRP fresh water tank
  • 2 x 240L diesel tanks
  • Preparation for water maker
  • Raymarine wind, depth, speed, temperature tranducer
  • Raymarine E95 plotter with wifi output
  • Raymarine P70 Autopilot
  • Raymarine i70 Multifunction display
  • Navtex
  • Fusion Stereo for iPod with cockpit and Aft cabin speakers
  • Glomex TV areal amplifier
  • AIS Splitter
  • Icom AIS
  • Icom DSC VHF with masthead speaker and helm control (integral horn)
  • Webasto heating Control
  • Battery monitor
  • Solar charge monitor
  • White internal mouldings
  • Marine grade plywood/ sandwich panels finished in oak
  • Teak and Holly floors in each hull
  • Ventelation grills to each cabin
  • Warm white 'cabin' LED lighting in each hull
  • LED red night lights in each hull
  • Warm white and Red LED 'Prebit' lighting in saloon/ cockpit
  • 2 x sliding and lockable companionway doors to hulls
  • Hydraulic steering system with Black Carbonnautica wheel
  • 2 x Throttle levers at helm
  • 3 x seats with stowage beneath
  • Adjustable step at helm station
  • Helm controls for wipers, winch and windlass
  • Triple side seating
  • Saloon table, extendable and converts into a double berth
  • 80L freezer under the seating
  • Gas hob with 3 burners
  • Front loading fridge
  • Double sink with mixer faucet
  • Carbon filter on drinking faucet
  • Gas oven with turntable
  • Speckled black large GRP worktop
  • Stowage cupboards and draws
  • Electric TV riser with a Toshiba 26" DVD/TV
  • Webasto heating outlet air blower with screen demisters
Port Hull (Owners Hull):

Aft Cabin:
  • Double berth with hanging locker and seat
  • Stowage under berth with 2 draws under bunk
  • Webasto heating outlet
  • Beige fabric side panels
  • White GRP headlining
  • Companionway steps
  • Chart table
  • 12v/ 240v electrical panel
  • Pull - out pilot berth with stowage beneath
Basin and Head:
  • Large basin with mixer faucet
  • Backlit mirror
  • Cupboards with sliding doors
  • Perspex door separating basin room to shower room
  • Electric WC
  • Shower drain pump
  • Webasto heated towel rail
  • Water tight access to port bow with holding tank below
Starboard Hull:

Aft Cabin:
  • Folding double berth - folds into a sofa
  • Hanging locker
  • Side shelving stowage
  • TV/ DVD
  • Webasto heating outlet
  • Companionway steps
  • Worktop with cupboards above and below
  • Pull - out pilot berth
  • Bridgedeck cabin:
  • Fold down desk unit to outer side - shelf above
  • Seat with stowage
  • Double berth with stowage under
Forward Head:
  • Vanity unit with mirror
  • Basin with pull out shower faucet
  • Shower drain pump
  • Electric head
  • Webasto heated towel rail
  • Water tight access to starboard bow with holding tank
  • GRP sandwich with vacuum bagged Divinicell core
  • Non-slip decking around side decks and bow
  • Seacork on cockpit floor and transom steps
  • PVC mesh trampolines with flexible mounting system
  • Hull Gelcoat - Dark grey RAL7016
  • Deck Gelcoat - White RAL9016
  • Solid GRP keels sealed from hulls
  • GRP sandwich roof with hardened polycarbonate windows
  • 2 x semi-balanced rudders
  • Stainless steel rudder stock and teflon bearings
  • Coppercoated from new
  • 2 x Fender lockers on foredeck
  • Large foredeck locker with windlass and stowage for ground tackle with gas strut hatch
  • Anchor with anchor bow roller
  • 30m 8mm chain with 100m of 12mm octoplait rode spliced onto the anchor chain
  • 2 x Engine room access hatches with gas struts
  • Stainless Steel pushpits and pullpits
  • 600mm lifelines down bothh side decks and across bow with 30mm teak toerail
  • 2 x stainless steel handrails on transom
  • Bathing ladder with grab handle
  • 6 x mooring cleats and 2 x dinghy cleats
  • 75kg lightweight davits
  • Outboard motor bracket
  • Deck wash pump and hose
  • Hot / cold deck shower
  • 5 x Lewmar hatches with mosquito nets
  • 8 x Lewmar opening port lights, 6 with mosquito nets
  • Windscreen wipers
  • Canvas to open areas of cockpit with Stratoglas windows and polyester blinds
  • Sun covers for roof windows
  • Sun shield for polycarbonate windows
  • Banks Stack Pack
  • Banks UV strip on Jib
  • Cockpit/ Saloon upholstery redone in Dark Grey - late 2017
  • Number of Engines: 2
  • Brand: Yanmar 3YM30
  • Built: 2013
  • Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Locations: Starboard and port aft
  • Propellers: 2 x Brunton 2 blade Folding propellers
  • Drive Types: Sail Drive
  • 3 x Hydraulic steering disconnection valves
  • Cruising speed: 9 knots
  • Maximum speed: 20 knots
  • Serviced annually
  • 6 x Black fenders
  • 2 x Ball fenders
  • Various Multi-braid mooring warps
  • 2 x Owners Manuals
  • Emergency tiller
  • 2 x Horseshoe life belts
  • 2 x Harken winch handles
  • 1 x Windlass handle
  • Dinghy
  • Outboard

When we were looking to buy a catamaran, my primary concern was safety with an ability to sail well. Since owning R5 I have sailed down to the med and back for two summers. I would leave with a couple of crew, and my family would fly out once we got there. The most we had on her at one time was 6 of us, and it was comfortable and worked well.

Sailing in the UK, the covers are always on, we are warm and safe inside as all sailing can be done from the saloon. Once we had crossed Biscay and reached Spanish waters the covers come off and it’s like having a different boat. There are secure hatches down to the cabins, so security is never a concern and the covers don’t go on again until a similar position on the return journey. On the first journey home we encountered a F10 subtropical storm in Biscay...sub-tropical storm Stephanie. We had 6-7 m seas, with occasionally waves breaking over the top of the boat. All the covers were on and we were inside in normal clothes… safe and dry!

There is 360* view from the helm and I can leave and return to a mooring or a pontoon on my own. All lines lead to the cockpit, and the view of the boat and sails is great. Single / shorthanded sailing is very easy.

Before we bought her, we chartered a boat of another brand for two weeks in Greece, with 7 of us. 4 cabins, 4 head, lots of room. A good boat to charter. But we motored a lot. On one sail we had 20kn on the beam and we were doing 7.5kn. In R5, we would be doing in excess of 12kn. I also wouldn’t want to be in a F10 in that boat!
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Old 27-11-2019, 06:25   #2
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Re: Broadblue Rapier 400

One of the coolest boats on the water Good luck with the sale!

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Old 27-11-2019, 06:33   #3
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It's a quick boat, 12-15kts is not uncommon, I'll miss sailing on her!

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