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Crosshaven Boatyard

Crosshaven Boatyard

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1988 Tony Castro 3/4 Tonner One Off

EUR 17,950 (Listed price: US$22,105)

Fenit, Co. Kerry.,Ireland

Port Side
Nav Station
Looking forward
Sailing under Spinnaker
On the wind
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"Strictly Business" is a 1988 One Off 3/4 tonner designed by Tony Castro originally named "Bateleur 88". She was successfully campaigned by her then owner Chris Bonnar.
She is extremely strong and light. Her construction includes a combination of GRP, Kevlar and carbon stiffners. All hatches are watertight. She is in good condition overall and is ready to go racing with a new owner!

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Composite 
Beam 10 ft 2 inMax Draft 6 ft 4 in 
Engine Make VolvoEngine Model MD2 
Fuel Capacity 13 galLength at Waterline 24 ft 11 in 
Length Overall 32 ft 8 inNumber of Heads 1 
Number of Berths 6Number of Engines 1 
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Crosshaven Boatyard

Fax:  +353 (0)21 483 1603

Engine & Electrics

Volvo MD2 - 23 HP - Shaft Drive

2008 3 Blade Kiwi Prop.

50 litre diesel tank removed and cleaned in 2009

2009 x 2 Engine Batteries

2009 x 2 Services Batteries

2009 x 2 Extra Batteries (Emergency power for Nav Lights)

2009 Battery leads and lugs

2009 Fuel lines 

2010 Throttle cable

2010 Starter reconditioned

Engine serviced including oil & filters 

Spars & Sails

2009 Z-Spar Mast & Boom

2009 Harken Carbon Twin Foil

2009 Dyform Standing Rigging

2009 Dyneema Running Rigging

2010 Dyneema DK12 Genoa & Main Sheets
SEP. 2010 Selden Spinnaker Pole

2008 Hood Mainsail Vectron Very Good
2008 Hood No.1      Vectron Very Good
2008 Hood No.3      Vectron Very Good
2009 Kemp Tri Radial Spinnaker Very Good
2009 Momentum Fibre Matrix Racing Mainsail as NEW
2009 Momentum Fibre Matrix Racing No.1      as NEW
2010 North S2 Spinnaker                               as NEW

Various other sails including Nos.3 & 4, Trysail & small Spinnaker

2008 Mainsail cover

Deck Equipment

Bow Roller
Pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardrails
Halyards are led back to the cockpit via turning blocks to nine jammers
2 x 40 2 speed Lewmar Self Tailing Halyard Winches
2 x 40 2 speed Harken Genoa Sheet Winches
2 x 40 2 speed Lewmar Self Tailing Spinnaker Sheet/Runner Winches
Mooring lines & fenders
Danforth Anchor, Chain & Warp

2009 Spinlock Tiller Extension

2010 Harken & Lewmar Blocks

Cockpit Speakers



Open plan
Sail Storage up forward with Marine Toilet to port
2 Berths in the saloon
4 Pipe cots aft
Small galley to port
Forward facing Chart Table to starboard
Ample lighting and storage
Prop Inspection Window

Navigation Instruments

Garmin 230 Plotter (Mono) with a Clipper repeator at the Navigation Table and Chart for the West Coast of Ireland.
2008 Full set of Tacktick Instruments (3 display heads in the cockpit & 2 transmitters below)
2 x Plastimo Bulkhead Compasses
Gyro Compass
Swiftech VHF
2001 Nasa Marine Target Navtex
Navigation Lights fitted on both pulpit and pushpit
2009 Masthead Lopo LED Tricolour
2009 Hawk ANTENNA
Emergency VHF Antenna
Radio/CD Player with 2008 Cockpit Speakers 

2010 Silva Heel Indicators x 2


2 x Fire Extinguishers
Fire Blanket
Horseshoe Buoy with light & drogue
Portable Boarding Ladder
2 Electric Bilge Pumps (1x800gph & 1x1500gph)
1 Manual Bilge Pump
Softwood Plugs 

Owner's Comments

Over the past three seasons major upgrades have been carried out inc. rig & sails.
Hull / Keel have been faired.
"Strictly Business" has an endorsed 2013 IRC cert of 0.966 which makes her very competitive!


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.

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