The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Prospect 900

Lots of recent upgrades
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  254237
  • Length  ·  8.79m
  • Year  ·  1981
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Other
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 10hp, Volvo MD2010 (1990)
  • Lying  ·  Gosport
Boatshed Portsmouth
Boatshed Portsmouth
Samantha Cassell
The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Van De Stadt
Builder Rydgeway Marine
Lying Gosport
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 120.0 ltr (26.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Volvo MD2010 (1990)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Saildrive
Prop(s) 2 Blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

Engine serviced every year, always new impeller,oil, filters.
Anode for saildrive replaced late 2017, inspected March 18 and no issues.

USB Charging Sockets
240V Mains Sockets


Length 8.79m
LWL 6.83m
Beam 2.80m
Draft Min 0.80m
Draft Max 0.80m
Displacement 3,300kg (7,276.5lbs)
Storage In water


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spinnaker (1990)
Cruising Chute (2014)
Spare Main (1981)
Spare Genoa (1981)
Spare Jib (1981)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Other
Finish Paint finish

Triple Keel
Anti fouled in April 2018 (Saildrive antifouled with correct paint)


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Webasto heating


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

Webasto heating

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Cockpit cover
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Lewmar windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
50.00m of chain
10.00m of rode
“Winchers” fitted to main winches, makes them almost self tailing.
2 x Winch handles

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

Tidy little pocket cruiser with a vast list of recent work:
All electronics replaced, new NASA installed throughout.
Mast removed and all mast electrics replaced.
Deck light replaced
New LED Anchor/Tri installed.
Forward and Aft navigation lights replaced with LED versions.
Steaming light replaced.
Burgee Halyards replaced.
New NASA depth and head unit fitted
New windex fitted
New NASA wind speed unit fitted
Jabsco Toilet pump completely replaced with new one
12V wiring complelty replaced
240V wiring installed, RCD distribution box installed
Galvanic isolater installed
Calorifier installed (240V & Engine)
New bilge pumps fitted
Webasto Air Top 2000 heater installed
New 45ltr Diesel (Tek Tanks) tank installed, filler and fuel lines partially replaced.
Cockpit wood removed and restored
New smoked polycarbonate washboards made
External TV Antenna fitted
Cockpit cushions made
Auto fire extinguisher fitted to engine bay
120 litre forepeak water tank replaced
Water filler deck fitting replaced, diesel filler deck fitting replaced
New Rudder - Rudder removed, and completely rebuilt (was wood – now grp)
Safety lines all replaced
Jack stays all replaced
Lifesling purchased
Used life raft purchased (exp May 18)
Rail mounted BBQ fitted
New Origo 3000 stove fitted
Lewmar electric windlass fitted.
New Quick windlass relay and remote control fitted.
New compressor fridge unit installed, custom top loading fridge.
Windows reseated.
New cabin table made, new lagun table leg
All clutches replaced, all lines led aft to cockpit
Saildrive propellor refurbished

Lagun table leg fitting added to cockpit
New 12V independent engine starter battery fitted
12V Split charge relay and new main switch fitted
12V circuits modernised including bus bars and fused distribution boxes
Heads, water in and sink through hulls and stopcocks replaced.
Log replaced
VHF Arial replaced
Fluxgate Compass and NASA Head unit installed
New CTEK Battery charger installed
Custom cockpit doors made for extra privacy
Another main sail purchased, slightly better for sail plan.
New Dan Bouy purchased
Auto bilge pump purchased and installed to engine bay.
Forepeak water tank replaced under warranty
Exterior 240V sockets added to battery locker
Amidships cleats fitted both sides
All new dock lines and snubbers
Cabin cushions re upholstered
Life line clip on fittings added to cockpit
Cruising chute purchased
Bow protector fitted

Hull repainted with Red Toplac
New solar panel installed
New Victron MPPT solar charger installed
2 House batteries replaced (90mAH deep cycle)
Sails laundered and any issues rectified, tell tales added
New Stack Pack made and installed
New Lazy Jacks custom made and fitted
New water filter installed
Sanitary Hoses Replaced
Engine, Drain and Bilge through hills and pipes replaced
Log replaced (again)
NASA Battery monitor (BM1) installed to cabin
All water pipes replaced, water filler replaced
Galley tap unit replaced
Diesel fuel polishing circuit installed
New diesel water separator fitted.
New Barton sheet cars purchased and replaced
New ensign pole and stainless steel holder fitted.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Prospect 900 has been personally photographed and viewed by Samantha Thirlway of Boatshed Portsmouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments 1

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Hi Samantha,
Can the Prospect 900 take the ground on a variety of drying moorings?
When was its last survey?
Thank you,

Roger 2018-11-25 12:45:15
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