Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Leisure 20 Part 2
I did a write-up about the Leisure 20 on 30th September, 2011, and if I were to rate the yacht out of 10 I would give her 8. She’s a really comfortable and capable boat for her size. As I said in the previous article, I cannot improve on the description given in the Leisure Owners’ Association website.*
Generally, these boats hold their value, particularly if they have been well looked after and if they were put together well in the first place, because some of them were sold as kit boats for amateurs to finish. The kit parts were of very good quality - just look at the photo showing the stainless steel pulpit and Genoa roller, after at least two years of neglect.
The yacht shown here is not beyond repair, and for someone prepared to put in a bit of work into bringing her up to scratch could end up with a nice yacht. A new set of sails, new mattresses and running rigging would constitute the main outlay. Even her teak rubbing strake would most likely come up nicely after power- hosing, drying and sanding.
I assume this Leisure 20 is for sale. She’s at Rice and Coles, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex.
The message, loud and clear, is not to leave a yacht exposed to the elements. This is the result.
Text for the Day
Matthew 6:19, 20 ‘Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.’
Leisure 20 Part One
Leisure Owners Association
*Leisure 20 – very good summary describing the boat
Leisure 20 for Sale £2,200
Leisure 20 for Sale £5,100 (This yacht was for sale when I did my first article)