The Newbridge Eclipse was designed by Ian Proctor and has proved to be a popular small craft both to handle as well as running costs. Whilst without ability to 'stand up' in the accommodation - a phenomena not uncommon in craft of this size - the accommodation is generous with 4 berths, a 2-ring gas hob, stainless steel sink, a work-top/chart table and a Porta-potti toilet. A good sized Cockpit completes this craft offering the owner and crew both cruising ability as well as entering the 'racing fraternity' if required.
From the generous Cockpit space, the entry to the accommodation is by traditional sliding roof section and removable boards above the threshold. Short benches with cushions are placed each side of the central entry, running aft to allow use by 'moderate sized deck-hands! Forward, to Port is a 2-burner gas hob using small Calor bottle and grill (with solid cover when not in use) . Beyond, to the boat's side, is a s/s sink. A further cushioned seating is set to Starboard with a work-top/chart table over. This seating has an extension under the Cockpit seating. Forward is the main bulkhead and a vertical steel support on the centre-line under the mast. Ahead is a cushioned area in the V-form forward offering additional berths with infil and provided cushions. A portable Porta-potti toilet is set under. Fixed glazed areas are set to both sides with a central hatch for light, ventilation and escape. Height of cabin accommodation is approx. 5 ft (1.70m) NOTE: Photos of accommodation hopefully available by first week in June.
The YAMAHA 4hp 2-stroke outboard engine is mounted on the transom with easy-start procedure by 'starter line' (spring-loaded returning) and bracket. User/Owner Manual included. The date and history of service is unknown but appears to be in good condition. (recommended to consider service before use)
The following units are fitted and understood to be working:
1 x NASA Target 2 Echo-sounder
1 x NASA Speed unit with underwater log
1 x SUUNTO 8115 Series magnetic steering compass
GPS antenna and Raymarine GPS unit (? function).
Silver anodised aluminium mast and boom, with stainless steel (s/s) standing rigging - replaced in 2006.
The Mast-head Rig has running rigging in Terylene-type cordage appropriate for use in sail hoisting and lowering control lines and Foresail sheets. Deck mounted track with adjustable position carriage for angle of control of jib sheets.
2 x Main and Foresail hoist winches with handle; 2 secondary winches with fixed handle for control of foresail sheets.
Sail Wardrobe: All sails by Parker Sailmakers and understod to be in 'useable condition'. Main 88 sq.ft - (number K3545) - with furling on boom facility. NOTE photo of topside with glazed hatch also shows mainsail/boom cover. Furling Genoa approx. 158 sq.ft., and light-weight Spinnaker with bearing out pole and bag.
Deck & General
Stainless steel tubular section Pulpit extending aft to point of mast position. Matching deck stanchions are fitted with single guard wire, running forward from the stern to just forward of the Cockpit. Hardwood (Teak) handrails to top of coachroof.
5Kg anchor with approx. 20m chain. 8 fenders. Additional lengths of cordage for mooring and others as spares.
'An ideal starter boat' both in terms of accommodation, ability to gain experience in boat handling under-way and - generally speaking - lower cost of purchase, berthing and maintenance. Clearly some work is necessary to put this craft back in order. The current owner is under-taking some work but needs the input of 'seasoned' yachts' person to bring her up to standard. An active and helpful Owners' Association has been built around the Newbridge Yachts including the Eclipse.' The craft is lying close to the Broker and the reason for offering for sale is a change in direction of t