Island Plastics IP 23 Motor Sailer

Sturdy, Seaworthy, Pretty
£5,500.00 Reduced

  • Boat REF#  ·  257666
  • Length  ·  7.01m
  • Year  ·  1974
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 18hp, Sabb (1974)
  • Lying  ·  Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Boatshed Plymouth
Boatshed Plymouth
Billy Hallam

Extra Details

Designer Bill Page
Builder Island Plastics (IOW)
Lying Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 45.5 ltr (10.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 20.0 ltr (4.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Sabb (1974)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Bladed Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots


Length 7.01m
LWL 6.19m
Beam 2.74m
Draft Min 1.24m
Draft Max 1.24m
Displacement 2,000kg (4,410.0lbs)
Headroom 1.62m
Storage Dry storage


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1974) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - roller boom (unknown year)
Headsail - Hank On (unknown year)
Other sails Fore Top Sail (unknown year)
Jib (unknown year)

Sails Blue Terylene original

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Hull treated with a 2 part polyurethane base coat & interspray 800
Interior custom built locally for Naval Officer owner


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Headroom in wheelhouse 6ft 2

2 burner propane Stove


Manual water system
Fresh water wash

Headroom in wheelhouse 6ft 2

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Beaching legs
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR & Grapnel )
15.00m of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
Double Stemhead Rollers
Oak Beaching Legs

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

These pocket sized, practical motor sailers are strongly built, seaworthy and were approved by the White Fish Authority.

This example, with canoe stern & strong protective wheelhouse, was custom fitted locally for a Naval Officer who has enjoyed sailing her regularly for nearly 45 years. She has been lifted out of the water every winter to be stored undercover and be professionally maintained at a local shipyard.

She may feel basic by modern standards, but this safe, seaworthy vessel that was 'built to last' has stood the test of time well and I'm sure will offer her new owners many more years of pleasure.

Great for weekend sailing / fishing or having fun with the kids. A traditional favourite looking for new seafarers, this would also make a great starter boat.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Island Plastics IP 23 Motor Sailer has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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