Valiant 18 "Katy Ra Ra"

Free Boat to a good Home

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We offer this project Bilge keeler Valiant 18ft with all bits necessary from the mast and sails to primers and antifouling. She is ashore near Lewes, BN7.

18ft LOA, built circa 1974, for details on the project see

The boat is an unfinished project with practically everything needed for completion. However, there is no trailer, and potential new owner will need to arrange removal. Mast is destepped but easy to put on. Bilge keeler can go onto a flatbed truck. Recent survey shows hull is sound. All wood removed from inside, sanded and revarnished. Needs some repairs to gel coat and new windows.

The items included are:

  • New paint for the entire yacht including anti-foul (many hundreds of pounds worth)
    New transducer/depth sounder
    New weather vane (Windex)
    Many ropes
    Upholstery/bedding for the various berths
    All interior woodwork including shelving, benches, drawers, etc (carefully sanded back then treated with multiple coats of fresh marine grade varnish)
    Rope ladder
    3 x gas cylinder life jackets
    Solar panel
    Gas cook-stove and gas canisters
    Fire extinguisher and blanket
    Boat hook
    Main sail and genoa (main sail is in need of repair)
    Mast and boom
    Sail bag
    VHF Radio
    Mounted compass
    Marina mains connection adapter

For the full set of pictures please check the album

To register your interest please fill in the following form

To repeal timewasters, a deposit of £100 will be requested to secure the boat, refunded upon removal/take over within two weeks.

We offer the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Any potential new owner should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the they desire validated.

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