1967 Custom Cold Molded - Illingworth and Primrose Design


Axel Heyst was built by Camper Nicholson (or possibly by Dulberton) in 1967 for the OSTAR race but not completed in time to participate. The boat eventually found its way to the San Francisco Bay Area where she was converted from a ketch to a sloop (basically, a deck-stepped SC-50 rig with oversized pole) and enjoyed a long racing career. This is a very well built boat that is a lot of fun to sail and turns heads where ever she goes. She rates 96 in PHRF, but with a little wind can blow the doors off of a J-105. With a bunch of wind she will surf in the mid teens. This is a project boat: She has a significant area of rot near the starboard chain plates that needs repair and there are several other areas that appear to have moisture. The boat has been dry stored for about ten years and needs a good home. LOA = 50, Beam = 11.5, Draft = 8, Displacement = 23,000 lbs. Asking $25,000. Special consideration given for qualified buyer.

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Jim Wallis
United States