Solar 32

re engined in 2004
39,950.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  311643
  • Length  ·  10.36m
  • Year  ·  1974
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Semi-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 91hp, PERKINS SABRE M92 (2004)
  • Lying  ·  canal du rhone à Sete
Boatshed Midi Canals
Boatshed Midi Canals
Graham Wharmby

Extra Details

Builder Carr & West
Lying canal du rhone à Sete
Fuel capacity 585.0 ltr Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 360.0 ltr Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 225.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks

Mechanical

Engine 2 x diesel 91hp
Engine make and model PERKINS SABRE M92 (2004)
Engine Hours engine1= 1900
engine2= 1900
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 4 blade props
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.5 ltr /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots
Generator output 2KVA

Twin Perkins M92 normally aspirated 91hp engines installed in 2004
new gearboxes and water intakes, new exhaust systems installed installed 2004
Our vendor quotes fuel consumption of
4.5 litres per hour on canals.
13.5 litres at 8 knots
2 Kva Generator HONDA (portable)
4 x 90 A/h batteries charged by engines and 240v battery charger
Galvanic isolator

Dimensions

Length 10.36m
LWL 9.75m
Beam 3.43m
Draft Max 0.90m
Airdraft 3.20m
Headroom 1.90m

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 volt generator, 240 shore power voltage, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator HONDA portable GE

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish 2 pack finish

Built to order in 1974 this Solar 32 shows her age by the quality of her construction yet belies her age thanks to very thorough maintenance from her present owner who has owned and looked after her for the last 22 years. Documented history from 2002. 2004 new Perkins Sabre M92 engines fitted with new gearboxes, new wiring loom, new intake filters, new dashboard instruments, new exhausts including silencers and new 4 blade matched propellers with rope cutters.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 1
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units
Heads 2 heads (Manual)

Forward cabin with V berths 1.9m x 0.75m and 1.85 headroom
Well equipped galley to starboard comprising gas cooker with two burner hob and oven plus the all important (and often missing) grill ! Waeco 12v fridge with freezer box good work surface space and a purified water tap on the sink. To port is the heads with manual Jabsco head, wash basin and shower. Headroom in the shower is a generous 1.92m. Up to the saloon, with inside helm to port and well proportioned seating and 1.9m headroom. Aft again to main cabin with lots of cupboard space (one housing the A/C unit) en-suite heads (another manual Jabsco) headroom of 1.83m and a double bed of 1.9 x 1.25. The joinery oozes quality and the finishing is classic seventies (see the "period" light fittings in my video). The boat is heated by radiators from an Eberspacher diesel fired boiler. A/C in aft cabin can be used whilst in port on shore power or when away from base by using the Honda 2Kva generator. Hot water from an ISOTEMP (750W/240V) tank plus engine calorifier or from the Eberspacher central heating boiler.
STEREO:
12V CD player & radio
Smart TV screen (new in 2021)
All lighting has been upgraded to LED (whilst retaining the charm of the original fittings)

Outside on deck the aft deck is spacious and reassuring with very little movement as owner and guests move around. A great place for enjoying the countryside or entertaining guests. The flybridge helm gives a "crows nest" view of the boat, facilitating close quarters maneuvers.

2 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Refrigerator
Drapes
Air conditioning
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Microwave

Forward cabin with V berths 1.9m x 0.75m and 1.85 headroom
Well equipped galley to starboard comprising gas cooker with two burner hob and oven plus the all important (and often missing) grill ! Waeco 12v fridge with freezer box good work surface space and a purified water tap on the sink. To port is the heads with manual Jabsco head, wash basin and shower. Headroom in the shower is a generous 1.92m. Up to the saloon, with inside helm to port and well proportioned seating and 1.9m headroom. Aft again to main cabin with lots of cupboard space (one housing the A/C unit) en-suite heads (another manual Jabsco) headroom of 1.83m and a double bed of 1.9 x 1.25. The joinery oozes quality and the finishing is classic seventies (see the "period" light fittings in my video). The boat is heated by radiators from an Eberspacher diesel fired boiler. A/C in aft cabin can be used whilst in port on shore power or when away from base by using the Honda 2Kva generator. Hot water from an ISOTEMP (750W/240V) tank plus engine calorifier or from the Eberspacher central heating boiler.
STEREO:
12V CD player & radio
Smart TV screen (new in 2021)
All lighting has been upgraded to LED (whilst retaining the charm of the original fittings)

Outside on deck the aft deck is spacious and reassuring with very little movement as owner and guests move around. A great place for enjoying the countryside or entertaining guests. The flybridge helm gives a "crows nest" view of the boat, facilitating close quarters maneuvers.

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover
Bimini
Rode
Fenders
Swim Platform
Swim Ladder

Electric SIMPSON LAWRENCE windlass
1 anchors
(plough)
30.00m of chain
MAYLAND PRAM sailing Dinghy (oars/sails) dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
Simpson Lawrence electric anchor winch

Nav Equipment

Compass
Speed
Wind
Radar
VHF
Autopilot
Stereo
Clock
Navigation lights
TV
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

2 VHF radios (in saloon & on fly)
Navico Auto Pilot
Furuno Radar (replaced in 2008)
2 depth sounders
NASA target 2 wind direction & speed indicator
Sowester Radar Reflector
2 compass

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Horn

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Fire pro automatic fire extinguisher in the engine bay plus 3 manual extinguishers
smoke alarm & carbon monoxide alarm

Twin engined motor cruiser for sale in the south of France. Boatshed Midi Canals is pleased to offer this extremely well looked after Solar 32 for sale. Well maintained, continuously upgraded, documented history since 2002 it is a real pleasure to find a boat of this era in such caring hands. The solid feel of seventies GRP construction, a well looked after interior that has retained its original character. A couple of years of COVID have left the exterior in need of a polish but otherwise this is real credit to her dedicated owner. Sensibly re-engined for reliable economical cruising this is one of those rare boats that is just as at home on the inland waterways as on the coasts. A useable classic to be proud of and perhaps the ideal steed for the Rhine, Maine Danube, Mediterranean loop?? Whatever your cruising plans are, this is a comfortable motor cruiser with live aboard potential and could be your ideal vessel. For more information and appointments to view, please contact Graham, your Boatshed broker at Boatshed Midi Canals
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Solar 32 has been personally photographed and viewed by Graham of Boatshed Midi Canals. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

22 years

Why are you selling her?

Bought bigger

Where have you sailed her?

UK and Europe coasts and inland waterways and all the canal du midi too

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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