23ft Elizabethan 23 GRP Bermudan Sloop


Price Details

REDUCED Price: £3,450 GBP
Location: Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HG
Make: Elizabethan 23
Year: 1980
Condition: Good, requires some routine maintenance and launching.
Category: Sail
Class: Racers and Cruisers
Keel Type: Lifting Keel


Colas, an Elizabethan 23 purchased from new, in a “Sail Away” condition ( with mast, sails and rigging fitted). The owner himself fitted out the internal accommodation.

Auxiliary Outboard engine was bought separately by the owner, it sits in a  GRP moulded well within the lazerette. its fuel feed from a portable tank. Self draining open aft cockpit.
The vessel requires re-antifouling, decks repainting and there is a can of bilge paint, for use inside.  She has a very shallow draft  long keel of just 2ft 6ins with a lifting keel.
She is well presented, and makes for a very useful little cruiser in the shallow river estuaries, she has been used for coastal cruising of the East Coast, the Thames, and to France .

A keen seller, viewing at anytime…..


Nominal Length: 7.01m
Length Overall: 7.47m
Length Of Deck: 7.19m
Length At Water Line: 5.64m

Beam: 2.16m
Draft: 1.50m
Air Draft: 7.62m
Max Draft: 1.50m
Keel Up: 0.76m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 6gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 50litres
Dry Weight: 1 tonne
Displacement: 1574kgs
Cruising Speed: 4 knots
Engine Power: 6hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 1
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Drummond Bayne (Marine) Limited
Designer: Peter Webster & David Thomas
Boat Name: Colas


Engine Description: 6hp Mercury 6 outboard sits in a designated well of  GRP moulded sited within the lazerette.

Twist handle control and gear lever forward and reverse. Outboard leg and propeller protrudes through stern, behind the rudder blade. Pull cord start.
New Anode fitted, engine checked over, June 2022.
3 bladed high thrust propeller, cooled via impeller and pump.

Outboard users manual and toolkit. Security lock.



Hull Material: Moulded GRP
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 6: knots

Moulded GRP mono Dark blue hull with a long shallow iron keel with a steel lifting plate, operating through a slot in the keel, its attached to

a rope lanyard and winch, pivoted from  a Galvanised stainless bolt, replaced 2013 (a spare is carried onboard).

Open aft self draining cockpit. a raked stem and sawn off counter.
Low profile model decks moulded epoxy, stiffened with Balsa. Painted deck. white grp, grey paint.


An open cabin with companionway steps in. Headroom of 1.37m,  4x  6ft berth lengths. 2 x forward and 2 aft with berth cushions, stowage underneath
Amidships a galley facility, 2 burner gas stove and a drawer under to port and galley storage. opposite washing bowl inset with a manual cold water only pump.
Headlining replaced 2013. Purpose built shelving and stowage cuddies.
Storage under the berths.
Plastimo flexible water tank, to be reinstalled.
A Portaloo chemical toilet.
Sliding hatch and washboard over companionway
4 x fixed  portlight windows


2 anchors: 1 x Plough and 1 x Stokes 15lb kedge anchors
A sail cover (requiring repair)
Boat hook
Warps and fenders

Materials: 2 x Grey deck paint 750’s, 2.5ltr Antifouling, Danboline bilge paint, Adhesive spray, Teak brightener and cleaner.

Electrics:  12v marine battery for interior and exterior lighting
Photovoltaic ECO-Worthy – trickle charges the battery.
Fusebox with switches.
Shower power cable with plug and socket adaptors


Masthead sloop
Aluminium mast and boom deck stepped.
Slab reefing main sail, fair condition
Storm jib, good, a genoa, useable and jib in fair condition.
Stainless steel standing rigging, replaced 2013 TSRigging Ltd
Polyester braided running rigging .
2 x Gibb 6, sheet winches

Navigation Equipment:

Plastimo Olympic 85 compass
Port & Stb’d navigation lights and white light on mast (forward)
Seafarer 3, depth and log with gauge

A Tiller Tamer fitted to the laminated wooden tiller.
White nav. light on push pit rail
Radar reflector
A Stowe log and impeller

Safety Equipment:

Manual bilge pump.
Horseshoe Lifebuoy, 2 x Adult safety harnesses
A powder fire extinguisher (in green)
Stainless steel stanchions and guard wires.
wooden grab rails attached to cabin roof.



Disclaimer: Disclaimer: The Company offers 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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.