So with great sadness I am putting my baby up for sale. She's a 1979 C&C24 in really nice condition. She sails fantastically, fast, fun, responsive and yet she has very good manners and is very forgiving.
In the time I've been her keeper I have learnt so much from her, and in payment for her services I have looked after her well.
In no particular order she's had the following in the past couple of years:
All new running rigging, halyards, sheets, cunningham, vang, downhaul and lazyjacks.
Brand new interior, foam, fabric, curtains etc, we did this last year then got a puppy so it's never been used, and it's all stored in my spare bedroom over winter so it is still as-new
New electronics including a TackTick Sailmaster with new speed and depth transducers, Garmin 72h wired into the VHF for DSC
Professionally polished back to her former orange glory (I absolutely love the colour and she gets so many compliments)
And probably a ton of other things that I forget, or have conveniently hidden purchases from the Admiral.
She's also got:
Good motor, an older 7.5hp Honda 4-stroke twin, always serviced regularly (done in September), runs like a top
Stove, galley with electric pressurised water, BBQ
This is the later layout in the interior, the head is up under the v-berth which means you get a much more usable galley and tons more storage, proper sized icebox etc.
She was hauled in September and I scraped and sanded all the old bottom paint off then repainted with 2 coats of antifouling all-over, plus two extra coats on the bow, fin and rudder.
All through-hulls, seacocks etc were checked.
Basically she is a great boat for cruising or just having a blast on a day-sail, she is ready to be used.
Only reason I am selling? Baby puppy is now getting on for 90lbs and he leaves nowhere for us to sleep, plus the Admiral wants more, well, you know the story I'm sure. I am on the lookout for a C&C30
I'm listing her at $7495 which I think reflects her sail-away condition, there are no other comparable models at this price in this part of the world.