16,500 Tax Paid
- Make DOLPHIN
- Model 31
- Year 1978
- LOA 31ft/9m
- Class Sailing Cruiser
- Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
- Keel Fin Keel
- Rig Sloop
- Engine Single Diesel
- Drive Shaft Drives
- Layout Aft Cockpit
- Berths 6
- Cabins 2
- Ancasta Ref 27308
- Name Solent Dolphin
OverviewA well presented example of the popular Dolphin 31. Solent Dolphin has had plenty spent on her during her current and previous ownership including the huge benefit of a newly installed engine. With her spacious accommodation and kindly seakeeping qualities, Solent Dolphin will appeal to the family sailor and serious cruiser alike. her Mylor based swinging mooring could be available by separate negotiation.
BuildDOLPHIN 31 - BUILT 1978
Designed by John Sharp and built by Rank Marine at Port Hamble
White GRP hull and superstructure with dark blue sheer stripe
GRP deck with blue non-slip surface.
Iron fin keel
Spade rudder with tiller steering – New rudder bearings 2010
Full remedial osmosis epoxy treatment and topsides painted (1996)
New windows (2001)
LOA 9.45m ( 31’ 0” )
LWL 8.08m ( 26' 6" )
BEAM 3.15m ( 10' 4" )
DRAFT 1.47m ( 4' 10" )
DISPLACEMENT 4 tons
BALLAST 1.7 tons
RigMAST HEAD SLOOP RIG
Proctor silver anodised spars
Stainless steel standing rigging – 2009
New Forestay 2016
Slab reefing to main
Rotostay headsail furling system – overhauled 2016
Furling Genoa – 2007
Two Lewmar 40 Genoa sheet winches
One Halyard winch
One Mainsheet winch
AccommodationSLEEPS SIX in two cabins in two singles and two double berths.
Teak interior joinery with blue upholstery.
Fore cabin twin single berth convert to a double with infill.
Saloon table lowers to make double berth in saloon.
Settee berth opposite and quarter berth to starboard aft.
Galley fitted with Plastimo two burner gas cooker (1999) with oven & grill and sink.
Isotherm fridge – 2008
Heads compartment fitted with Marine WC and hand basin and shower.
Eberspacher heating – 2006.
Headroom approx 6' 2".
MachineryVETUS MITSUBISHI 22HP DIESEL ENGINE (new 2016 and lightly used since)
Morse type single lever engine controls
4x new batteries in 2016, conditioned over winter periods
Charged by engine alternator with sterling digital controller
Sterling advanced 240v battery charger
One 106 litre (25 gallon) stainless steel fuel tank
Two 106 litre (25 gallon) PVC water tanks (replaced 2016)
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Water heated by engine calorifier, 10 gallon hot water tank
Plastimo bulkhead compass - 1999
Raymarine ST 60 Depth,speed & log - 2009
MLR FX312 GPS
ICOM DSC VHF - 2007
Autohelm 2000 Autopilot.
Koden MDL7 Radar
16kg Kobra anchor – 2011, with 20 metres chain and 20 metres warp - 2009
2 x Manual bilge pump
Electrical bilge pump
Navigation Lights, masthead and deck level
Pulpit, pushpit and guardwires
Parson 2.6 outboard (2015 and recently serviced)