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  • Manufacturer: Etap
  • Location: South Devon
  • Year: 1984
  • LOA: 24'2" (7.37m)
  • Beam: 8' 2'' (2.49m)
  • Berths: 4
  • Draft: 1.45
  • Keel: Lifting
  • ID no.: 171193
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 25 Litres
  • Engine Make: Yamaha
  • Horsepower: 8hp
  • Drive Type: Outboard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol 4-stroke
  • Fuel Tank Size: 15 Litres
  • Top Speed: 6 knots

Broker Remarks

The Etap 23 is a lovely family cruiser with a drop keel, providing good sailing performance, high standard of build quality and the security of having an unsinkable hull, provided by the buoyancy of the hull.   This boat is an ideal first sailing yacht that has been well maintained by the current owner.  She comes complete with a recently serviced twin axle road trailer.   This Etap 23 is currently ashore on her trailer at the owners home in South Devon.

Built in 1984 and has a lifting keel and tiller steering.  ‘Elbreth’ is powered by an 8hp Yamaha outboard engine that was installed in 2004 and accommodated in a well and gives a cruising speed under power of 6 knots.   She has a fractional sloop rig and all lines lead back to the cockpit to enable single or shorthanded sailing.   The rigging is original with the genoa being replaced in 2012.  The interior is finished in a mahogany veneer with brass fittings complemented by red upholstery.   The saloon has a chart table to starboard and a galley area to port.   The galley is equipped with a sink and a twin burner alcohol stove.   There are settee berths on either side with storage underneath.   A pedestal table is stored under the cockpit sole and can be used either in the saloon or in the cockpit. The forepeak has a double ‘V’ berth and the settees convert to two single berths.  There is basic navigation equipment on the boat which includes Autohelm, VHF as well as log and depth instruments.

Owners Remarks:

  “A good little cruiser, with the added security of knowing she has sufficient built in buoyancy to remain afloat even if flooded. She performs well and can easily be sailed single handed. Ideal for coastal cruising and exploring estuaries.  Can dry out with use of beaching legs when keel is retracted.

She has been sailed around the South West Coast for the last 12 years and stored ashore each winter.  She has been craned on and off the trailer, so the trailer has not been immersed in water



Sleeps 4 in 1 double and 2 single berths in 2 cabins

Cockpit has seating for four on eroka covers, with two lockers below

Interior is finished in mahogany veneer with brass fittings and red upholstery


  • Chart table to starboard
  • Settee berths on either side
  • Storage under berths
  • Shelves and lockers above and behind berths
  • Central pedestal table stores under the cockpit sole and can also be mounted in the cockpit Additional storage to aft of settee berths, with water tank

Galley (to port):

  • Sink with pumped water from tank
  • Origo twin burner alcohol stove
  • Storage

Double berth (in forepeak):

  • ‘V’ berth with infil
  • Shelving around the sides
  • Additional storage under the forward part of the bunk
  • Marine toilet under port side

Mechanical and Rigging

Built by Etap in 1984 to a design by Jac de Ridder

Hull #1888131 23 1075
SSR #10076

  • GRP hull, deck and superstructure
  • GRP outer and inner moulds, with closed cell foam between, which provides insulation, prevents condensation and gives sufficient buoyancy to ensure the boat will not sink if flooded
  • Lifting Keel (0.7 - 1.45m)
  • Tiller Steering


  • Yamaha 8hp four stroke outboard (2004) mounted in well
  • Raw water cooled
  • Maximum speed 6 knots


  • 12v system supplied by 2-batteries
  • Charged by engine alternator
  • Fused switch panel in saloon


  • Fuel capacity 15 litres
  • Fresh water capacity 25 litres

Water System:

  • Manual water system


  • Fractional Sloop Rig with anodised aluminium spars
  • Stainless steel standing rigging
  • All control lines lead aft to the cockpit


  • Mainsail (Sail no. 67) with slab reefing
  • Genoa with roller furling (2012)
  • Light wind genoa
  • Jib


  • 4 x Lewmar single speed winches


Navigation Equipment:

  • Navico TP100 Autohelm
  • Aqua-Marine 5600 VHF
  • Plastimo Compass
  • Nasa Marine log and depth instruments

Ground Tackle:

  • Anchor with Chain and warp
  • Chain locker
  • Double bow roller

General Equipment:

  • Mainsail cover
  • RM 4-wheeled trailer (Serviced August 2013)
  • Winch handle
  • Spray hood
  • Boarding ladder
  • Additional outboard bracket
  • Beaching legs
  • Warps and Fenders

Safety Equipment:

  • Pulpit and pushpit, stanchions and guardwires
  • Navigation lights
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Radar reflector
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Fog horn

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