Frances Trunk Cabin Sloop

The accommodation offers three berths in the open plan cabin. There is full standing headroom. Single berth forward to starboard with stowage opposite. Blakes Lavac marine toilet to port. Two single seats with demountable table. Full size chart table to starboard with galley opposite. Optimus two burner paraffin cooker. Stainless steel sink. Two quarter berths. A Wallas heater is fitted but not functional.
Mechanical Systems
Located abaft the companionway, Yanmar 1GM10 single cylinder 9hp diesel engine. Electric start. Seawater cooled. Shaft drive to three bladed fixed pitch propeller. 10 gallons fuel capacity in stainless steel tank giving approximately 140 miles range at 4 knots cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 5 knots. Single lever control. The engine was completely overhauled in 1995.

Alternator charging to 2 x 12 volt batteries. Solar panel.

Sails & Spars
Masthead rigged cutter. Anodised aluminium mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail. Headsail furling system. Four sheet winches. Two halyard winches. Reefing winch
Working Jib
Storm Jib

Deck Equipment
35lb CQR anchor with chain
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires
Stainless steel mast bars
Coachroof grabrails
Dorade ventilators
Sail cover
Cockpit spray dodgers
Various warps and fenders
Outboard stowage bracket

Navigation Equipment
Steering compass
Demek RS800 VHF radio
B&G Hunter boatspeed, log and depth
Furuno GP32 GPS (2007)
Windtrakker wind vane self steering
Lokata navtex
Masthead and deck level navigation lights
Radio/CD player (2007)

Safety Equipment
Manual bilge pump
Horseshoe lifebuoy
Radar reflector

Built in 1987 by Victoria Yachts to a design by Chuck Paine. White GRP hull with style stripes. Teak toe rail. White GRP superstructure with moulded non slip decks. Long keel. Encapsulated ballast. Keel hung rudder. Tiller steering. Aft self draining cockpit.

Barbican III was built by Victoria Yachts for the experienced yachtsman Bernard Hayman, a former editor of Yachting World, incorporating a number of his own ideas and modifications on their standard Frances 26 including a double spreader rig. This pretty design by Chuck Paine has proved to be a good all weather performer and a practical offshore cruiser. The moderate draft also allows exploration of the shallow waters of the East Coast and beyond.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.