WIBO 930 # 277 The Wibo range of steel yachts was the concept of the Dutch van Wijk boatyard. About 500 were built in sizes from 6 – 11m mainly for the home completion market. The 930 was the most popular of which about 300 were built, this example is hull #277. The hull was built in 1981 and over the next few years the owner accrued equipment and finally had the boat fitted out professionally. Of several examples seen by the present owner, this was the only one seen built to a professional standard. It was launched in 1984 on Dutch inland waterways and remained there. The boat has been marina berthed in fresh water all its life until moving to Conwy in 2004. After sale to the second owner in 2002 the boat was re-engined. The Volvo Penta was removed and replaced with a Yanmar 27hp diesel which has accrued 117 hours time since new. The hours meter read 53 when bought by the present owner an it is estimated it under reads by about 10%. The second Dutch owner intended to cruise the Baltic in retirement but instead sold the boat due to family reasons. He had removable lockers and drawers fitted in place of the port saloon berth to accommodate personal effects, these fittings are as new and in storage and the boat has a conventional layout. Also in storage are: Deck-stowable ‘A’ frame for raising and lowering the mast + block and tackle. Spinnaker pole, 8’ tender Seagull o/b. Sprayhood S/S bracket and steering compass Helmsman seat The present owner was previously a naval architect and boatbuilder and surveyed the vessel himself. Insurance was continued with the Dutch insurers who knew the vessel from many years. After purchase the boat was repainted and the underwater skin ultrasound tested. This was consistently found to be 2.9 – 3mm which is the original build thickness. Since purchase the present owner has maintained a rolling maintenance programme and upgraded equipment as necessary : Coachroof mounted steering compass replaced with NASA flux gate compass. S/S bow roller welded to stemhead Nasa Wind speed / direction removed / replaced with Windex Forestay / backstay replaced 2006 Genoa re-cut / u/v proofed and foresail roller furling installed 6 / 2006 The boat is a pedigree design from the board of the van de Stadt design office and is a ‘proper’ yacht in the seagoing / traditional sense. It is stable, does not rock / tip at the first opportunity and gives a sense of confidence in a seaway. The vessel has been winter stored ashore for average 8 months of the year in the present ownership with the motor serviced and winterised. It will remain afloat until December for viewing access this year. It was last launched July 2006 and has been used about 10 hours this season. This is indicative of the owners work commitment and the reason for sale.
L- shaped galley to port of companioway /large dinette table converts to double, pilot berth opposite, lockers above both storage below both. Full electric lighting and brass oil lamp. Bulkhead with doorway to head compt. Port side head, cupboard, manual water to sink. Hanging locker to stbd. Forward cabin V-berth with storage below. Forward hatch with insect screen. Stainless steel sink, manual cold water, Origo 2 burner stove, cupboards and lockers. Opposite is the nav station with desk, shelving, vhf, instruments and quarter berth. All nicely finished in satin varnish over mahogany / ash. Full cockpit cushion set and 2 x backrest / occasional cushions.
Mechanical and Rigging
Dutch alloy mast & boom Mainsail with 2 slab reefing points Roller furling genoa 1 x Storm jib and 1 working jib Sails by Gaastra - all in good condition 4 x Lewmar self tailing winches 2 x Lewmar winches on mast
Uniden MC6700 VHF radio Nasa Echosounder Nasa log Nasa compass Navico autopilot Windex wind vane 1 x Danforth main anchor with chain and warp 1 x Folding Grapnel anchor with chain & warp Mooring warps 5 x Fenders Boathook 2 x Lifebuoys 1 x Sprayhood Decks are newly painted. Below deck the layout is conventional and finished in mahogany ply with ash deckhead and highlighting. There is a large cockpit with lockers and engine access hatch. Teak gratings. Teak-deck effect ply on cockpit hatches, main and forward hatch. An offset companionway leads to removable steps / engine cover. Arimar 6 man liferaft - service required 3 man 8' GRP tender Seagull 1.5hp outboard 2 x Fire extinguishers 2kh powder Clock & barometer Manual bilge pump
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