Clabbie Dubh was the first of the new generation of Rob Humphrey designed yachts built by Oyster Marine Ltd. She was built and launched for me in June 2005. She had in the region of £200,000 of additional equipment added to her original specification during her build. She has been sailed and maintained by my partner and I, in Scotland and the Mediterranian, since her launch.
Clabbie Dubh is set up for short handed sailing, with all controls coming back to the cockpit. While she is big enough to sail oceans and has been built to comply with the requirements in the European Union's Recreational Craft Directive (EURCD) to meet Design Category A - "Ocean" she is also small enough to have access to most marinas.
Additional, but not exhaustive list of equipment etc. added to the original specification:
Raymarine navigation electronics, including Chart Plotter (with repeater in cockpit), GPS, Radar, AIS receiver. Autopilot. Lifetags. Bowthruster. Electric winches. Davits. Shaft drive (NOT saildrive). Feathering Maxprop. Storm jib with removable inner forestay. Cruising Chute. Mastervolt 5Kva generator. Inverter. Battery charger. Water maker. Dive compressor. Bimini. pushpit seats. Additional cupboard and drawer storage. Additional access to Aft Heads from navigation centre, (essential when sailing on passage). Matching wood surround to ports in main saloon. lightweight Rib with 9hp outboard.
All photographs were taken this year apart from the ones out of the water which were taken last year during her anti fouling. Also the one of her sailing, during the Palma Regatta and the one at anchor in Malta were taken a few years ago.
NB. While all dimensions, capacities etc. are, to the best of my knowledge accurate and correct they do not form any part of a contract of sale.