Top Hat 25 Mk 1

1972 Top Hat 25 Mark 1 Abeltje now available exclusively with DBY Boat Sales.

Wow, here’s one for the true Top Hat afficionado, an original Geoff Baker built Mark 1.

And she is literally the complete package, ready for the Summer…

Abeltje (or little Abel, as Abel Tasman was known in Dutch as a child), comes with a Refuge Cove, Pittwater mooring apparatus (with no current waiting list for a Services NSW mooring there), and two dinghies stored in the Reserve on the beach adjacent – one for easy single handed launching, and a larger one for rowing several people out to the boat.

Her owner of 23 years is retiring from sailing and is most keen to see his beloved Abeltje go to a good home.

She has a reliable and very well cared for Bukh 10 hp diesel, serviced just last week by our neighbour and very favourite mechanic, Sandy at Yachtech.

She has a double v- berth forward, an enclosed head to Starboard, a sink and a one burner butane stove to Port ahead of a dinette, and a settee to Starboard, all very tidy and well cared for.

And outside through her companionway (and her original “lockable fibreglass door”) there are two large cockpit lockers.

Her sails include a mainsail, a roller furling genoa, a storm jib and a spinnaker.

Her decks could do with a lick of paint, and her standing rigging is ever so slightly out of date, but it does have an intriguing story. Something over 23 years ago a previous owner rigged her with massively oversized 7 x 19 (flexible) stainless wire standing rigging, wire clamps and turnbuckles, and her owner has seen no reason at all to change it. Whether your insurance company will agree or not is another question.

With over 400 Top Hats launched, and an active owners group and Facebook page, here is your chance to get involved with the class too.

And to quote from her builder’s original brochure:

A thoroughbred offshore Cruising/Racing Yacht, the Top Hat utilizes the highest standards of construction in Fibreglass, to the specifications of the designers Illingworth & Primrose.

The Top Hat's proven performance, ease of handling and amazing interior accommodation make her an ideal yacht for family cruising.

Price: SOLD
Price Base: SOLD
Brand: Top Hat
Model: 25 MK I
Length: 25.00 Feet
Year: 1972
Category: Cruising Boats
Hull Type: Fibreglass
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make: Bukh
Engine Type: Bukh 10hp
Condition: Used
State: New South Wales
HIN Number: AUWWA087203AP0
Stock Number: PWTT253322
Registration Number: AAE471N
Designer : Angus Primrose
Builder : Fibreglass Yachts
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 132
Hull Construction Material : Fibreglass
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : Fibreglass
Country Origin : Australia
Length (feet) : 25 feet
Length (m) : 7.6 m
Beam/Width (feet) : 8.0 feet
Beam/Width (m) : 2.44 m
Draft (m) : 1.29 m
Draft (feet) : 4ft 3 inch
Number of Helms : 1
Displacement : 2.54 ton
Colour : White
Engine Notes : Serviced October 2022
Number Of Engines : 1
Horse Power (hp) : 10
Engine Room : Under cockpit
Number of Batteries : 1
Fuel Type : Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 16
Propeller : 3 blade fixed
Steering System : Tiller
Accommodation Notes : V berth. Dinette. Settee. Approx 6ft headroom.
Number of Berths : 4
Number of Toilets : 1
Toilet Type : Manual
Stove : Butane portable
Number of Sinks : 1
Anchor / Winch : 2 winches
Bilge Pump : Yes
Deck Gear : Fenders. Spinnaker pole. Dock lines. 2 x boat hooks
Mast/Rigging : 10 years +
Sail Inventory : Main. Furling Genoa. Storm headsail. Spinnaker.
Radio : 27 Mhz
Number of Life Jackets : 4
Vessel Name : ABELTJE
Anti-foul : November 2022