Start a Fleet – 6 International 210 sloops for sale
The Gibson Island Yacht Squadron, in Maryland, began a Club owned fleet of keelboats in 2004. After an extensive trial and search they chose the classic, 30’, International 210 based on their beautifully classic looks, steady and fast sailing qualities and availability of used boats.
We have enjoyed these “mini 12 meter” boats for 16 years, using them for daysailing, Fleet and Team racing. They are fast yet comfortable (likened to sailing your couch) and we rigged them with powerful blade jibs and a larger roached main instead of the traditional genoa. They only draw 3’,10” and are light (2300#) making them ideal for frostbite racing in our harbor.
These Club owned boats invigorated both the Club’s sailing and social programs and always looked beautiful on the moorings. Funding for the fleet was provided by a relatively modest yearly dues addition to those wanting to belong to the fleet.
Demographics change and leadership goals evolve and the Squadron has acquired a fleet of Sonars to refocus on sail training and a more “vanilla” boat for the membership that still retains the good sailing qualities necessary for racing. We reluctantly are offering our six boat fleet of 210s for sale at what we believe is an attractive price.
With excellent Fleet purchase sails, we will sell all 6 boats for $24,000. . This includes all sails, trailers, an extra spar and some parts. This presents a unique opportunity for a Club to jump start a Fleet. The 210 Class is active, with several fleets in the New England area and an active Gull Lake Mich. Fleet.
Here is a brief description of the boats and some photographs. They were put away last winter and remain shrink wrapped but all need some minor TLC. They are all in sailing condition and have been equalized to sail competitively.
#449 built by NEH, 1993 While hull, black boot stripe. Very nice slatted teak interior and coamings. Powerful lever vang, advanced 2 speed genoa sheeting system, pumps. Foam cored hull with structural grid. This is an excellent boat.
#438 Built 1987 NEH Under deck winches, lever vang, new seats , white hull, foam cored with internal structural grid
#457, 1996 NEH
Plywood seats (need refinishing) Lever vang Jibsheeting system ex “Magic Man” , light blue topsides. Foam cored hull, internal molded grid. Very competitive
Goose: An interesting older single skin hull that was lightened and then had an internal grid molded in and a new deck placed on. She has molded fiberglass seats and slatted teak floorboards. Lever vang. A very fine boat renewed by Shaw Marine in Maine.
Egret – an older single skin 210 in fair shape but competitive with the newer ones.
Double Eagle - an older single skin 210 with a new deck. New keel support structure and keelbolts. Reworked as a prototype “Club” 210 with no genoa gear and very simple. New teak seats and coamings. “Starboard” floorboards. Competitive with the newer boats and lovely clean boat to sail