Andraste was designed and built in Frederikstad, Norway in 1964 by Bjarne Aas, one of Norway's best known classic wooden yacht designers. She came to the United Kingdom in 1972. She has had only five owners since new.
The current owners first bought her in 1995. They carried out a major refit and modernisation and cruised her extensively with four children on the east and south coasts of England, the Channel islands, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
They sold her in 2002 in need of a larger boat but bought her back in 2014 and carried out a further refit. In 2017 she sailed round Britain, showing herself to be a safe and well-equipped crusing sailing boat.
The accommodation is in the traditional style, with varnished wooden coach roof and beams and white painted ceiling with oil lamps and electric lighting.
Varnished companionway with engine below.
Full size quarterberths with fridge below to port and house batteries below to starboard.
Galley with Taylors gas stove (2 self-igniting burners, grill and oven) and sink to port.
Chart table to starboard with plotter, VHF, switchboard and drawers and lockers below.
Settee berth to port unfolding to make double.
Settee berth to starboard unfolding tomake large single.
Stainless steel Taylors paraffin heater.
Heads forward to port with basin, Lavac sea toilet and hand held shower with manually pumped out shower tray. There is no holding tank.
Hanging lockers opposite heads.
V-berth in forepeak with hanging locker and below bunk storage.
In 1995/6 Andraste underwent a major upgrade at Robertsons Boatyard, Woodbridge including:
This classic wooden yacht is built using traditional methods of carvel mahogany planking copper fastened to oak frames. She is tight-seamed below the waterline and splined above.
She has a lead keel fastened with bronze keelbolts. The keel was removed and rebedded in 2014/15.
She has a teak deck laid on ply, renewed in 1996.
With one exception every plank runs the whole length of the boat.
The mast is alloy and the boom and spinnaker pole are of sitka spruce.
Andraste is equipped for serious cruising and passage making and is easily handled by two adults.
As a classic wooden yacht with a narrow beam, long overhangs, low freeboard and feathering propeller she is faster than most modern boats of her length. She is seakindly and (in most conditions) dry. Her long keel gives her an easy motion and she is particularly well balanced going to windward.
She has occasionally raced in East Coast classic yacht events and has shown herself to be competitive round the cans.
Under power she handles unusually well for a longkeeler and can turn almost in her own length.
When the current owners repurchased Andraste in 2014 they carried out a second extensive refit at Suffolk Yacht Harbour including:
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