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1980 Rustler 31

Southwold, Suffolk, United Kingdom

£22,450

The Rustler 31 is a traditionally styled, long keeled cruiser; fast, capable and sea kindly, of proven design. This particular example is presented in very good order and benefits from recent re-upholstery, excellent sails and is powered by a Beta Marine 35hp diesel. Professionally maintained in her current ownership of 21 years, a comfortable passage maker with excellent sailing /racing capabilities.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Rustler
Model: 31
Year: 1980
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Full Keel

Dimensions

Length: 31'5 ft / 9.58 m
Length Overall: 31'5 ft / 9.58 m
Waterline Length: 24'0 ft / 7.32 m
Beam: 9 ft / 2.74 m
Max Draft: 5'6 ft / 1.68 m
Min Draft: 5'6 ft / 1.68 m
Displacement: 5,791 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Beta
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 35hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
Cruising Speed: 6 kn

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity:
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity:

Other

Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Cruisers, Sloop, Racers and Cruisers

Contact

Howard Ford
Howard Ford Marine Sales

Office

Howard Ford Marine Sales
Tidemill Yacht Harbour Tidemill Way
Woodbridge, Suffolk, GB, IP12 1BP
Tel:+44 (0)1394 385577
Disclaimer

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.



Accommodation

The accommodation offers up to four berths in two cabins with approximately 5' 9" headroom.

Steps leading down to saloon with settee berths port and starboard, storage above and below. Chart table to starboard with galley opposite comprising stainless steel sink with H&C pressurised water, Plastimo Neptune 2100 2 burner cooker with oven and grill, crockery stowage and additional storage cupboard above and below sink.  , whilst modest by modern standards,  is safe and secure at sea and offers plentiful stowage throughout.  There are four berths in two cabins.  Companionway leading forward with separate head to port with Jabsco marine toilet and washbasin with H&C mixer tap.  Hanging locker opposite. Forecabin with V berth with infill creating a double, stowage beneath and opening hatch to foredeck.  Recently re-upholstered by Jeckells of Wroxham. Taylors paraffin heater. Teak and holly cabin sole floor.

Mechanical Systems

Located abaft the companionway Beta Marine 35hp diesel engine. Electric start.  Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Flexible engine mounts. Shaft drive to Darlow feathering 3 blade propeller. Single lever engine control. Cruising speed approximately 5 knots. Maximum speed approximately 7 knots. Rope cutter.

Alternator charging to 3 x 12V batteries

12V Switch panel

Shore power supply

Deck Equipment

35lb CQR with chain and warp

Lofrans manual anchor winch

Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guard wires 

Teak coach roof grabrails

Sprayhood

Mainsail cover

Cockpit dodgers

Boat hook

Boarding ladder

Various warps and fenders

2 x Lewmar 42 Winches

2 x Lewmar 14 Winches

2 x Mast winches

Navigation Equipment

Steering compass

Icom IC-M601 DSC VHF radio with aerial

Garmin 152 GPS

Raymarine ST40 speed instrument

Silva depth gauge

Clipper wind speed/direction indicator

Autopilot

Radar reflector

Full navigation lights

Clock and barometer

Sails, spars and rigging

Masthead rigged sloop. Anodised aluminium mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging. Stack-pack to main. Roller furling genoa.  All lines led aft to cockpit via jammers 

1 x Mainsail - excellent

2 x Genoa - excellent

Safety Equipment

Manual bilge pump

2 x Fire extinguishers (expiry date unknown)

Fire blanket

Jackstays 

Lifebuoy

Dan buoy

Emergency tiller

4 Ma Life raft (service date unknown)

Construction

Built in 1980 to Lloyds 100A1 standard by Maltings Boats of Essex to a design by Holman and Pye. White GRP hull with cove line and teak toe rails. White GRP superstructure with grey painted non-slip to decks. Long keel with encapsulated lead ballast. Keel hung rudder. Wheel steering. Self draining cockpit. Teak laid cockpit seating and companionway hatch. Teak cockpit grating.

Comments

The Rustler 31 is a traditionally styled, long keeled cruiser; fast, capable and sea kindly, of proven design. This particular example is presented in very good order and benefits from recent re-upholstery, excellent sails and is powered by a Beta Marine 35hp diesel. Professionally maintained in her current ownership of 21 years, a comfortable passage maker with excellent sailing /racing capabilities. Viewing by appointment through Howard Ford Marine Sales.

Disclaimer

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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