|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
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A long-keel classic, the Rustler 31 is sought after both as a fast coastal cruiser and as a long-distance passage-maker. This yacht is very well equipped including a Seafeather windvane gear, and is one of the best examples of a Rustler 31 you will find, having had a great deal of refit and refurbishment work done by the present and previous owners, who are selling now only because they have bought a much bigger boat for long-term long distance cruising.
The topsides were completely regelled in 2005, and now as you would expect look like a a 14 year old boat and not a 38 year old one. The hull below the waterline had a full osmosis treatment in 2014. Add in all sorts of other work including a replacement engine, prop, rewiring, resealing windows and capping rail, plus a comprehensive inventory, and you have a remarkably well sorted boat.
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Beta 20|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||31' 5"|
|Length at waterline:||24'|
|Maximum draft:||5' 6"|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||15 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||30 Gallons|
The Rustler 31 was designed by Kim Holman in around 1964/65, and is generally regarded as a bigger version of his famous earlier Twister design, itself a development of the Folkboat type. Later a larger version was built, the Rustler 36. There is a definite family resemblance between these yachts, and they all share an excellent reputation for seaworthiness and all-weather speed. When first built, Rustler 31s were competitive in offshore racing, but nowadays are prized more for their seaworthiness, many having made long ocean passages.
Rustler 31s were built initially by Anstey Yachts at Poole, run by Russell Anstey, the Rustler 31 design name being a play on his name. Later boats were built by by Maltings Boats in Essex, before the builder switched to Orion Marine in Cornwall, who then became Rustler Yachts. Over the years quite a number of bare hulls were sold to both amateur builders and other boatbuilders, this yacht for sale being completed by the well regarded East Coast boatyard Tucker Brown of Burnham-on-Crouch.
Beta BD722 20 hp 3-cylinder diesel, freshwater cooled, installed 2002 with new sterngear, run approx 2,000 hrs.
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