7m GRP motor sailer, Vinga Marine, 1974


Price Details

Asking Price: £22,950 GBP
Location: Maldon, Essex CM9, GB
Make: Vinga Marin, Sweden
Year: 1974
Condition: Good and continually maintained
Category: Motor cruiser, Motor sail
Class: Motor sailer
Keel Type: Full Keel


A very versatile compact GRP Motor Sailor. She has been used as a motor cruiser, to travel the French Canals and the Broads. She could also be used as a pleasure fishing vessel.

A deep semi open open cockpit optional with canvas pram hood over the aft end of the cockpit. New pram hood on order April 2024.

Re-engined and re-wired, headlining panels replaced with new 2023. Last survey  2023 , all improvements and modifications have been carried out. She complies with the recommendations for Inland Waterways Safety Certification.


Length Overall: 7.01m    Beam: 2.72m, Draft: 0.91m
Air Draft: 2.25m when used as a motor vessel, deck stepped alloy mast, rig and spars easily removed)


Displacement: 4.00tonnes
Cruising Speed: 6knots
Engine Power: 30hp
Number of Engines: 1

Sails and Spars 

Alloy deck stepped mast and boom. A Bermudan mast head rig.
Slab reefing main sail which furls away into a stack pack. Main sail cover with name.
Furling system on the head sail. All can be controlled from the cockpit.


Berths:4   Cabins: 2, fore and aft cabin.  Heads: 1   Passenger Capacity: 4

Three cabin areas ;
Headroom: 1.7m in Fore cabin, 1.8m Middle – cockpit cabin, length of cabin approx 2.3m width of 1.9m. . Aft cabin 1.35m headroom. .
4 x berths all 1.95m
Step into the accommodation on portside of the deep semi open cockpit onto a Holly wood cabin sole.
Forward facing bench seating against the aft cabin bulkhead, a chart table top can be set up (.if required.) The helm bench can be turned around 180degrees, to create a dinette in the open air or under the canvas pram hood.
Aft cabin. has twin full length berths.
Middle cabin / Cockpit – The galley facility is to port of the helm bench, sited under the shelter deck which has a clear glazed roof panel. A double burner gas hob and grill. ( gas bottle stowage locker ), a single sink with hot and cold water ( a pressurised water system.) . Purpose built cupboards and stowage.
A separate battery stowed for an electric ice box. Gas locker for Dumpy gas bottles.
In the forepeak cabin there is “a heads” to port, a Jabsco sea toilet. (a separate compartment). Stowed in the ceiling of the cabin, is a table top supported by a steel mast deck compression post, it lowers down when required. Surrounding settee berths. 2 x single 6ft 6ins berths plus an infill for a double berth (berth cushions presently in dry store, blue velour fabric covering in good clean condition. Carpeted cabin sol. Built in shelving around the cabin.
A diesel fed hot air heating system within the three cabin areas.



Builder: Vinga Marin
Boat Name: Rayona


Hull Material: Fibre glass
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 9knots


Engine Model: Yanmar 30GMF
Fuel Type: diesel, new fuel tank.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive



A Ring main with 13 Amp sockets.
Ceeform socket for Shore power.
2 x Deep cycle batteries plus 1 x separate battery for ice box.
12v domestic system. 12 v battery charger.
Electric Fan heater


Electric Screen wipers x 2
Lofrans electric anchor windlass
Fenders and warps.
Canvas cover awning for Winter, Over cockpit pit and fore hatch.
Pram hoods in 1 x Blue / 1 in White plus 1 x new on order, March 2024.

Navigation Equipment

Wheel steering from deep cockpit. Wooden ships wheel.
Bench helm seating, forward facing, starboard side.
Engine gauges,
Icom VHF radio,
Lowrance navigator
Echo sounder
Raymarine Log, wind direction, weather and speed instruments
An Autopilot
Fluxgate compass
A Magnetic compass
Electronic gauges sited on the forward dashboard.
Navigation lights.

Safety Equipment 

All BSS Recommendations have been met.
All domestic services electrics , seacocks, electrics all made safe and labelled.
Emergency tiller.
Fire blanket, fire extinguishers
2 x Life buoys
Stainless steel pulpit and push pit. s/s stanchions and guard wires around the full deck.
Grabrail rails on the coach roof.
Non slip tread on the decks.
Fixed to transom s/s boarding ladder.