Rustler 31 - £19,500.00

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Builder: Maltings of Essex - Year: 1980 - 1984


LOA: 9.58 m/31 ft

Beam:  2.74 m/9 ft

Draft1.68 m/6 ft

Lying Ashore: Topsham Quay, EX3 0QH

Powered by: Bukh 24

Accommodation: Finished in teak and teak face marine ply.

 Decade on quay
 Decade topsides


Spars and rigging:
Mast and headsail roller furling system by sail spar
Mast mounted Firdell Blipper radar reflector
Lewmar single 7 winch on mast for halyard
Kemp / Selden boom with internal single line reefing

All lines to cockpit via Spinlock deck organisers
Standing rigging 1x19 stainless. Forestay 8 mm, the rest 7 mm
140% Saturn headsail 7.46 oz Contender cloth,

Storm jib and Ghoster.

Saturn main in 8 oz Contender cloth / fully battened with 3 slab reefs and Crusader Genoa.

Sails checked and laundered. 

Main cover
For main halyard, topping lift, kicker, outhaul and reefing – a Barton Nautilus 2 spd 23 winch and Lewmar single 7 mounted on coach roof




4 sheet winches – Lewmar ST34’s and Single 8’s
Sprayhood on stainless frame with grab rail
Cockpit dodgers with ‘Decade’
Full length cockpit cushions

Bukh 24 installed June 2004.
Various spare belts, impellers & filters on board.
Serviced & winterized by owner
Engine hours approx. 1000 

 Decade cockpit
Decade bow




On Deck:
Ground tackle
35 lb CQR with 50 metres of chain
15 lb plough anchor
Simpson Lawrence windlass with cover

Other Equipment:
Life sling, Danbuoy and Horseshoe Lifebuoy with light
Navigation lights – masthead tricolour, stern light, steaming light and pulpit lights. Deck light.
Batteries 2 x 90 amp
Henderson Bilge pump
Boarding ladder
Warps and fenders
Spare halyards
Avon Redstart
Winter cradle





Fore peak:
Forward storage with ventilator.
V berth bunks with infill to make in a double berth.
Chain locker below.
Further lockers below berths.

NB: Each berth has a reading light.

Lewmar hatch with cover to fore deck with access to steps.

 Decade fore cabin
Decade heads


Separate heads to port.
Jabsco marine toilet


Small sink with pumped cold water.
Mirror with strip light over basin.

Decade basin




Hanging Locker to Starboard with further lockers

 Decade lockers
Sleeps 2 in saloon- Two settee berths with lockers beneath.
Reading lights.
Saloon table in teak with cutlery & bottle lockers.
40 Gallon stainless steel water tank beneath cabin sole.
Decade saloon Decade aft
 Decade saloon table  Decade settee
 Decade galley



Aft end of the saloon.

Gimbled Bainbridge Plastimo Neptune gas cooker ( gas stowed in dedicated gas locker with solenoid switch).

All cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils included in the sale .




Stainless steel sink with pumped cold water and pressurised system.

Decade sink
 Decade chart table



Chart Table :
Aft to starboard a dedicated chart table with seat facing aft .
GPS (Garmin 120)
Nasa Navtex
Seafarer echo sounder
Brass barometer and clock
Bulkhead Plastimo Contest compass



Stowe Navigator 2 log with spd, distance and timer
Stowe windspeed and direction
Repeater for Echo Sounder
Autohelm 4000+

 Decade electronics
 Decade moored





Great yacht with legendary sea keeping and we will be sad to see her go. Yachting World wrote ‘…the Rustler 31’s sea-keeping ability is legendary and delightfully sure footed in that purposeful way that is the hallmark of well bred, long-keeled yachts of moderate to heavy displacement’.






Built by Maltings of Essex in 1980 and finished by Vic Taylor (Yachtmaster and Examiner) in Exeter. Launched 1984 and sailed predominantly in the South West. Bought by a Scot in 1990 and sailed from Troon on the west coast. Bought in 2003 and sailed from Portland, Dorset. A reluctant sale due to domestic reasons - Decade was bought by us in 2004. Always wintered ashore.


Builders Certificate: Not available
Original Vat Invoice: Not available

Decade stern

We are acting as Brokers only. These particulars are intended only as a guide and do not constitute any term of contract, nor is their correctness guaranteed. A prospective purchaser is advised to check the particulars where appropriate, at his/her own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor and or have An engine trial conducted, which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

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