'Rondinino', an Endurance 37 for sale

by Mr Themis

'Rondinino' is an 1980 Endurance yacht. Built Thesens Island (South Africa) boatyard out of the 38ft. Completed in Cape Town. Supervised by Bobby Bongers. Was built to do a crossing from Cape Town to Rio. Yacht's initial name was 'French Connection' which did the Rio Race from Capetown to Rio with five famous girls.

'Rondinino' is Polish registered. Very good cruising sailing yacht in turn-key condition. Currently afloat in the Aegean Sea (Greece). Οwner sails her for six months and winters her on the hard for six months. Same owner for 22 years but unfortunately must now sell.

'Rondinino' is a seaworthy blue-water liveaboard yacht. She has a new 1200 watt windlass, 100m chain and a Rocna anchor.

New mast and standing rigging.
3 coats of Allgrip paint.
Guarantee no osmosis.
Yanmar diesel motor 55hp.
Excellent woodwork, teak and yellow wood.

Published Specification for the Endurance 37:
Hull Type: Long keel
Rigging Type: Cutter
Length Overall: 35'4"
Waterline Length: 26'8"
Beam: 11.0"
Draft: 5'0"
Displacement: 18,000 lb
Ballast: 4,400 lb
Construction: GRP (Fibreglass)
Ballast Type: Iron
First Built: 1974

Published Design Ratios for the Endurance 37:
Sail Area/Displacement: 15.5
Ballast/Displacement: 24.4
Displacement/Length: 424
Comfort Ratio: 39
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.7

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Sleeps 7.
1 heads.
1 cabin double bed.
Forepeak double.
Table makes double bed.
600 liter water tank.
400 liter diesel tank.

Rocna 25 with 100 m of 10mm chain.
CQR 30 m chain and 100m of 18mm rope.
Danforth 15 m of chain and 70 m of rope.
1200 Tiger anchor winch (all about two years old).

Gell batteries ( about one year old).

New ocean mast (reinforced).
Rigging (4/5 years old).

Chart plotter and GPS.
Neco automatic pilot.
SSB Furuno.
Furuno Radio.
2 x VHF ( Furuno & autohelm).
New depth sounder Furuno 2018.

Yanmar 54hp motor with less than 3000 hours.
Honda generator (petrol).

Life raft serviced 2018.
Tender: semi rigid rubber duck 2.3 hp Honda.

Asking Price: €45,000

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