Sturdy, early 1970s GRP Osprey, similar in style to the Wayfarer, but longer, leaner and faster. I have used this Osprey since 2013, mostly for singlehanded day cruising. I boxed-in the aft deck with dry lockers and cockpit drains and replaced the self-bailers. Two old mainsails, still usable, one with a deep reef that keeps the boat manageable for singlehanding in a breeze. The trapeze wires are fitted. Genoa; and spinnaker dated with measurer's mark, 1986!
Old but functional boom-up cover and launching trolley, but NO ROAD TRAILER. I have been told the boat could be towed on a Wayfarer trailer. The boat is at Southampton and in moderate conditions, could be sailed by a competent crew to any Solent destination within reason.
The Osprey is a highly regarded class. I've never raced but can vouch for her seaworthiness and pace. This example might not be competitive without refitting and restoring, but remains an exciting boat, ready to sail, with great presence and space for up to three adults (the original recommended crew).
I can provide a much better selection of photos to enquiries by Whatsapp. I'm very busy so texts (or Whatsapp) will get a better response than calls.
|Vessel type:||Osprey dinghy|
|Builder:||Unknown, but standard Mk 2 layout|
|Length over all:||17' 6"|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Hull type:||Planing dinghy|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.