Ovni 32 - € 55,000
This is a rare opportunity to acquire an OVNI, in pristine condition, at a reasonable price. After sailing round the world for many years and owning 7 sailboats, I am convinced that OVNI is the best fast cruising sailboat ever built, due to its design, materials and quality. My opinion is shared by most circumnavigators. This OVNI 32 is big enough to take your family to the Pacific and Patagonia, and small enough for economic single-hand coastal cruising on weekends and holidays.
Aluminium is the best boat-building material. en savoir plus No rust like steel, no osmosis like polyester, no breakage and exorbitant costs like kevlar.
The lifting centerboard provides safety, speed and access to areas out-of-reach for others.
Pristine condition. Prince Alex was built by the renowned chantier naval Alubat (www.alubat.com) in 1988 and had a total refit in 2015. The boat has been very well maintained and has sailed very little occasionally along the Belgian and French coasts, and had not sailed at all during the last 6 years. This is evident from the minimal wear-and-tear of the hull, rig and interior. In 2015 it was totally refitted and reviewed: hull, rig, engine, electrical, navigation and water systems, varnish and paint, anodic protection. Anti-fouling paint in Oct 2016.
Fast easy sailing. Slippery hull, strong rig, easy controls. Furling genois (130%, very good condition), 3-reef main (very good condition), symmetric spinnaker with a sock and pole (never used), storm jib (never used) on a removable stay. All control lines lead to the cockpit. Four powerful self-tailing winches: 2 on cabin roof with stoppers, 2 for genois and spinnaker sheets. Centerboard and rudder are lifted in seconds.
Lovely spacious interior. Lots of light, bright real wood interior. The open space arrangement (lit breton) provides a lot of room, exceptional for a boat of this size. Comfortable galley with 2 burners and an oven. Accommodating large table, convenient storage. Sleeps 6 people.
Engine. 2 cylinder Yanmar, 18 HP. Starts and runs beautifully. Engine can also be started manually. Burns 1 lt/hour. 40 lt tank.
Navigation and electrical systems, equipment. Very complete, ready for a circumnavigation. GPS, Navtex, VHF, depth-sounder, speedometer, anemometer, radar, auto-pilot, service and start batteries, inverter, wind generator, air-blow diesel heating Webasto, 2 anchors with chains, fires extinguisher, flares, etc.
Sound investment. OVNIs rarely come on the market. When they come, they are sold quickly. They keep their re-sell value over the years.