WOOD 2910




Built in 1977 and launched in 1978. GRP construction throughout with white GRP topsides, long keel with encapsulated ballast, GRP foam sandwich deck with trackmark non slip surface, centre cockpit with hydraulic wheel steering, Bermudian ketch rig, she has a professionally fitted stainless steel U section bowsprit complete with safety rails, this enables her to carry a larger Genoa and be rigged as a cutter. It also makes an ideal gang plank for use in the Med when bow to mooring. Her interior has 8 berths in 2 cabins and a saloon.


Designed by EG Van de Stadt, hull moulded by Tyler and fitted out by Essex Yacht Builders to a very high standard.


LOA 42' 2.8m

Beam 11'5" 3.5m

LWL32'2" 9.8m

Draft 4'11" 1.5m

Displacement approx 12.5 tons

Ballast approx 4.23 tons


·Behind the mast mainsail reefing system with furling mainsail (Tab 1991).

·Slab reefing mizzen.

·Genoa roller reefing system with No 1 Genoa. New furling drum in 2000.

·Spinnaker with snuffer.

·Cruising shute with snuffer.

·Mizzen staysail.

·Approximately 4 other jibs.

·Storm Jib. Storm trysail.

Alloy masts and spars and stainless steel standing rigging, which was renewed in 1994 to a higher specification than required.

Main backstay adjuster.


·Perkins 4236 72hp inboard diesel engine which was removed and completely professionally overhauled and rebuilt in 1992.

·New Fuel Injector pump 2000.

·Spare serviced in 2001 injectors.

·Twin Alternators.

·Freshwater Cooled.

·Hot water Calorifyer.

·Easy access through cabin and from above through cockpit sole.

·Full set of engine spares including reconditioned fuel injector pump.


1 x 120amp/hr Engine starting battery.

2 x 160amp/hr Domestic batteries 2002.

Twin Alternators.

HEHR Power Systems Aqualine Marine 12v multi stage dual alternator regulator and dual battery bank isolator box to maximise and manage charging from 2 alternators to Engine Battery and Domestic battery bank allowing bulk charging from BOTH alternators too be automatically fed too domestic bank once engine battery charged. All professionally installed in 2000 and alternators serviced in 2000.

Shaft Generator professionally serviced in 2001.

Aerogen Wind generator, which was professionally, fitted regulator not working.


Fuel capacity 170 Imperial Gallons.

Freshwater 200 Imperial Gallons.

Some spec say more than the above but these are what we work to.


·Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guardwires.·Simpson Lawrence electric anchor winch.·25kg Bruce main anchor (self stows) with approx 90m of 3/8ths chain.·CQR anchor which stows on deck.·Fisherman's 20kg anchor which is kept below.·Cockpit tent cover (ideal in winter or for sleeping extra people on cruise).·Doghouse window shade covers.·Built in deck wash pump.·Various mooring warps and fenders.·Climbing irons on main mast.·Barlow 2 speed self-tailing primary winches.·Twin spinnaker/running poles.·2 halyard winches on main and mizzen.·Barlow self-tailing mainsail reefing winch.·Spinnaker halyard winch on main.


·406 EPIRB.·Selection of fire extinguishers·Electric bilge pump operated from main saloon.·Hand bilge pump operated from cockpit.·Electronic loud hailing system with automatic fog signal generator.·RORC marker buoy with light.·Lifesling.·Firdell Blipper radar reflector.·Strobe light in Tricolour.·Emergency Steering Gear.·Boarding Ladder


·Sestrel main compass.·Seafarer echo sounder (new 1999 fitted 2002).·Uniden VHF radio (2001).·Stowe windspeed/direction/log units.·Furuno Radar (1990).·Valsat GPS (1999) including new unused spare antenna.·Cetrek autopilot.·Lo-Kata Navtex·SSB Transceiver and Automatic Antenna Tuner·Built in cassette player·Full navigation lights with deck lights on main and mizzen.


·Her galley has a gimballed gas cooker with 2 burners grill and oven supplied by twin 15kg bottles in cockpit.·Frigoboat 5 cu/ft approx. 12v fridge/freezer built and installed 1999 with keel cooler and average 6" insulation all round.·Pressurised water system with heating from Calorifier, freshwater capacity 200 gallons from integral water tanks under cabin sole with in line filter to galley.·Her aft heads compartment has a marine toilet and full shower and wash basin.·Her forward heads compartment has a wash basin and shower.·Seawater tap fitted 1999.·A holding tank was fitted in 1995 and has never been used.·All upholstery was replaced in 1990.·Poole pottery crockery.


She has 8 berths including 3 berths in her aft cabin, one pilot berth in the walkway from the aft cabin, a single berth in the main saloon, which converts to a double and 2 further single berths in her separate forward cabin. Insect screens


Although there were no signs of Osmosis at the time it was thought wise to treat the boat in 1994 with the West Osmosis protection system as a precaution whilst blue water sailing.


Pippi II has been owned jointly for the last 5 years by three owners who have just completed a three-year circumnavigation in her. For this reason she is a very well equipped and sound vessel. She has proven to be the idea very strong, safe and practical boat for long distance cruising and living on. She is a vessel that you can be totally self reliant in, in the most far flung parts of the world.

The Perkins engine has been proven very reliable and easy to find parts in such out of the way places as French Polynesia, Sri Lanka, and New Zealand.

Pippi II being professionally completed using standard and well know makes and brands of gear and equipment common in yachting throughout the world, makes sourcing gear locally abroad or picking up the phone and mail ordering parts relatively easy.

She is an excellent steady ocean cruiser with idea capacities in terms of fuel and water for the long distance she is designed for. The large comfortable spacious centre cockpit is ideal for the large amount of time likely to be spent living above decks in the hotter climates of the world, or great in the more temperate zones with the cockpit tent. The fact that there have been three owners has meant that she has been maintained well throughout their ownership especially with regard to preparations for the circumnavigation. Her long recent commission may mean attention will be required on the hull below the water line.

This Victory/Trintella design has been proven to still be one of the best designs for the long distance blue water cruiser and for this reason is much sought after.

LYING: Tollesbury Essex PRICE: GBP 69,000.00


The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed,  these particulars are not a part of any contract or offer and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Woodrolfe Brokerage, who are acting as brokers for the vendor.  The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated.  The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.