GEM 550 18FT TRAILER SAILER 2003 MODEL - CRUISE OR RACE  

Price
AU $12,500
Length
18' 1" - 5.50m
Location
Sydney NSW Need Insurance?
Year
2003
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Balsa core below waterline for weight reduction and buoyancy

Price
AU $12,500    Need Insurance?
Description: Gem 550 18ft Trailer Sailer 2003 model - Cruise or Race Encumbrance Check?
The Gem 550 is a versatile trailer sailer which is light enough to be towed by a 2.0L 4 cylinder sedan. Cabin is surprisingly roomy for the size of the boat, comfortably sleeps 2 adults, 4 if you're prepared to be a bit cosy! Handles beautifully under sail especially in light and flaky winds, but as it was originally designed to race in the English Channel it can also deal with the heavier stuff too.

We have owned this boat since 2007, it has only been sailed lightly as we have little time for sailing unfortunately.

Gear and specs:
Sails: Main, Jib, Genoa and Spinnaker with pole, all sails by Ray Brown
Motor: 5hp Mercury long shaft 2 stroke. Motor purchased new in 2008 but has had less than 20 hrs running time.
Trailer: single axle custom Dunbier, cable over-ride disc brakes, LED tail lights, standard 7 pin light connector, Jarrett manual winch.
Extras: galley unit, pulpit and life rails

Boat is generally in good condition, the few wooden components (hatch, tiller, two small hand rails) need sanding and varnishing to look their best. Decorative wooden rail along edge of hull needs to be removed or replaced, this part is not necessary for the function of the boat and is cosmetic only, so boat is ready to sail regardless. Have listed boat at reduced price to accommodate this - Gems older than this one are usually listed at $15000.

Region
New South Wales
Location
Sydney Nsw
Year
2003
Designer
Rob Humphries
Builder
Central Boating Services
Length
18' 1" - 5.50m
Beam
2.41m
Draft
23cm (keel up, yes, really 23cm!), 1m (keel down)
Keel / Ballast
Cast iron drop keel with Jarrett winch
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Balsa core below waterline for weight reduction and buoyancy
Deck Material
Fibreglass
Engine Hours
Less than 20
Accommodation
2 adults comfortably to sleep, rated for 4 adults
Galley
Galley unit inside which can fit small icebox and provision to fit single burner stove if required
Outboard
Mercury 5hp 2 stroke long shaft outboard purchased new 2008
Sail Inventory
1 x main, 1 x jib, 1 x genoa, 1 x spinnaker and pole all sails by Ray Brown
Mast / Rigging
Stainless steel rigging, aluminium mast
Deck Gear
Pulpit and life rails plus variety of gear to go with boat - boat hook, anchor, paddle, fenders 2 x life jackets plus other sundries, extra rope etc.
Trailer
Dunbier custom trailer 2003, cable over-ride brakes, LED lights, standard 7 pin light connector, Jarrett winch. Trailer registered to March 2016

SELLER DETAILS
Name
Jessica
Telephone
City
Sydney
State
NSW
Country
Australia


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