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Colvic Sailer 29

Brief details

Builder

Colvic Craft mouldings

The Colvic Sailer 29 is a robust and spacious family cruiser, comparable in size to a Westerly Konsort. As the hulls were fitted out by many different companies and individuals, fitout quality and hence prices can vary greatly.

LOA

29' 6"

Sail area

452 sq ft main and genoa

LWL

24' 0"

Rig

Sloop

Beam

10' 6"

Cabins

saloon and forecabin

Draught

4' 9" fin or 4' 0" bilge keel

Berths

up to 6

Displacement

approx 10,000 lbs

Engine

various

Ballast

approx 4,500 lbs

BHP

typically 18 - 25

Keel type

Fin keel or bilge keels with encapsulated ballast and skeg-hung rudder

Designed by David Feltham in 1976, who also designed the Mirage, Cobra and Seawolf ranges of yachts, the Colvic Sailer 29 is a high-volume family cruiser. The hulls and decks were moulded by Colvic Craft in Essex, and generally supplied with internal structural bulkheads and engines in place, for completion by the purchasers.

The boats were built in fin and bilge keel versions, both with keels moulded as an integral part of the hull, and encapsulated ballast. As with the Colvic 26, the bilge keels are made near vertical for ease of moulding, but are deep enough to give adequate cruising performance. The rudders are skeg-hung. The original designers drawings showed six berths, with a two-berth forecabin, and a convertible double and single in the saloon, plus two pilot berths outboard, using the quite considerable beam.

Many Colvic hulls were bought by professional boatyards, and fitted out for sale under their own name - for example the Colvic Sailer 29 was sold as the Velocity 30 by Aberdour Marine. Others were home completed, the standard of this work varying from truly awful to very good indeed - the yacht illustrated here, although having an unusual internal layout, being one of the really good examples of a home completed boat, with better joinery detailing than in many factory-built boats.

 

Colvic Sailer 26 for sale
Colvic Sailer 26 for sale - the beamy hull gives similar accommodation to a Westerly Konsort

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The example illustrated was owner completed to a very high standard, with a unusual 2+2 accommodation layout designed for the owners particular requirements - a big galley, fewer berths and bigger heads than would be normal in a boat of this size. This boat sailed from the UK to the Med, where she spent quite a long time before returning to the UK.

Colvic Sailer 26 for sale
Colvic Sailer 26 for sale
Colvic Sailer 26 for sale
Colvic Sailer 26 deck

The bow-up trim on this yacht reduces when the holding tank forward is filled.

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