Parker 325 No 35 (1997) Lucky Devil


I am the second owner of this much-loved boat.  Previous owner took her to Finland and back.  I've sailed her up from Cornwall, across to Cherbourg and back, round the Isle of Wight as well as lots of local sailing and Association rallies.  She's ashore at Bucklers Hard boatyard.  As a third-hand boat, some works and maintenance will be required.  Would especially suit DIY owner.


Description of Lucky Devil

  • Parker LiftKeel 325, No. 35.  Built 1997 (prior to requirement for Recreational Craft Directive)
  • Lucky Devil is a 10.2m fractionally-rigged fully battened sloop
  • Lifting keel with hydraulic ram enables her to take the ground.  Lead wing
  • Draught 1.89m (keel down); 65cm (keel up)
  • Yanmar 2GM diesel engine (2525.8 hours). Aquadrive. Kiwi feathering prop. Stripper rope cutter
  • Wheel steering.  Stern-hung rudder.  Emergency rudder.  Radar reflector
  • Fixed DSC VHF radio with Command Mic.  Also hand-held VHF
  • Auto-pilot linked to instruments and removable GPS
  • Gas cooker.  Calorifier.  Diesel heater.  Fridge (makes ice)
  • Drinking and grey water facilities as well as main water tank
  • Heads with dual access.  Shower with curtains
  • CD player/radio/speakers

To include:

  • All fittings and fixed instruments, including gas, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
  • Original Parker and Kay mainsail with slab reefing 
  • Furling genoa, spare genoa, solent (blade) jib, storm jib
  • Estimate new main and genoa £5000
  • Spare battens (top one missing).  Spinnaker pole, guys and sheets (sorry, no spinnaker)
  • Standing rigging replaced in 2008, cost £1366 including VAT
  • Stackaway and lazy jacks.  Jackstays.  Spray hood.  Wheel cover.  Fabric hatch covers
  • All warps, mooring stakes, floating winch handles, loads of fenders
  • 2 main and a folding grapnel anchor.  Anchor marker buoy.  Courtesy flags; Red Ensign
  • 2 boathooks and patent boathook for mooring device
  • Bow ladder.  Stowable cockpit table.  Efficient removable solar panel
  • Portable GPS and cable for connection to home PC/laptop with USB
  • Shore power; immersion heater; battery charging; three mains sockets
  • Mains cables and splitter.  Electricity meter.  Mains fan heater.  Mains dehumidifier
  • Navtex; EPIRB with GPS; AIS receiver; hand-bearing compass.  Trump(!) foghorn
  • Fire extinguishers.  Weather station.  All boat, padlock, engine and outboard keys
  • Life raft and stern-mounted life raft holder.  Flare container
  • 12V high-powered halogen spot lamp; emergency VHF aerial
  • Grab bag; hypothermia protection bags; life raft drogue; weighted rope ladder
  • Life jackets.  Safety lines.  Man Overboard kit
  • Diesel jerrycans and refuelling kit; fuel tank sludge-removing kit
  • Petrol can for outboard (kept in anchor locker for safety)
  • Over-the-side keel-protecting sacrificial anode; skeg and hull anodes
  • Bosun's chair and ascender.  First aid kit – drugs have been removed
  • All tools including winch-mounted vice, wire cutter, spanners, etc.
  • Shroud tension measurer.  Spares; manuals.  Some torches
  • Foam over-mattresses with covers.  Modesty curtain.  Deck cushions.  Hose on reel
  • Crockery and pans.  Rechargeable vacuum cleaner
  • Rubber dinghy and 12V pump (latter also used to empty water system)
  • Cradle for the yacht (can be disassembled).  Various cans of antifouling, Primocon, thinners, etc.
  • The tender; two sets of oars and hand pump.  Honda 2.3HP 4-stroke outboard engine with lock

Mike Lockwood

Posted: May 2021