Wildwood is my current yacht. I have had her for 11 years, and love sailing her around Lyttelton Harbour, Banks Peninsula and more recently up the Coast to the Marlborough Sounds. She is an excellent cruiser/racer yacht and she is perfect for the kind of sailing that I am doing at the moment.Wildwood

Type of vessel:               Yacht Young 88

Designer:                        Jim Young

Length overall:               8.94m

Length waterline:            8.02m

Beam:                             3.3m

Draft:                              1.75m

Year built:                        1985

Construction:                 Strip plank macrocarpa, glassed.

Displacement:                2650kgs aprox

Rig Type:                        Fractional sloop

Hull type:                        Round bilge. Fin keel

Engine:                        Yanmar 2GM 12hp diesel

Sail drive

Folding 2 blade propeller

Fuel capacity:              40 litres – 1 x stainless steel tank

Speed cruising:            5-6kts

Batteries:                        2 x marine batteries

Water Capacity:            40 litres – 1 x stainless steel tank

Spars:                          Alloy mast

1 x spinnaker pole

1 x jockey pole

Rigging:                        New standing and running rigging 2003

Sails:                           1 x mainsail

2 x # 1 headsail – cruising and racing (2011)

1 x # 2 headsail

1 x #3 headsail

2 x spinnaker – big (2011) and small

1 x storm jib

Mainsail cover (2013)

Reefing:                        Slab reefing

Winches:                      2 x halyard controls

2 x sheet controls

Ground Tackle:            10kg Rocna Anchor

10m x 10mm chain + 60m warp

1 x spare Danforth anchor

Navigation:                  VHF radio – call sign ZMV3823

Silva Compass (2013)

Depth Sounder (2012)


Berths:                        4 x double, 1 x single – sleeps 9 people

Headroom:                  Full

Toilet:                          1 x manual flush (2011)

Cooker:                        2 burner hob (2013)

Gas bottle

Water:                          Salt and fresh water manual pump taps

Fridge:                         Large fridge under chart table – compressor driven

Stereo:                       CD, radio with 2 x indoor speakers & 2 x waterproof outdoor speakers

Safety Gear:                2 x horseshoe buoys

8 x lifejackets

Jack lines

2 x fire extinguishers

Manual bilge pump


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