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Southern Ocean sailing yacht Too Elusive for sale

4 August 2021• Written by Malcolm Maclean

The 24.38 Southern Ocean sailing yacht Too Elusive has been jointly listed for sale by Luke Brown Yachts with All Ocean Yachts.

Built in GRP by British yard Southern Ocean to a design by Doug Peterson, she was delivered in 1985 as one of five Ocean 80 models. Her interior layout has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to seven guests overnight in three cabins and she is also capable of carrying up to four crew on board.

Too Elusive is asking $790,000

During winter 2012-2013 she had an extensive refit. She was fully repainted in flag blue Awlgrip, and a shoe was installed on the keel. Several mechanical upgrades were made, most significantly on her steering system and rudder bearings. Her aft cabin had a complete rebuild while most of the main saloon also was rebuilt, including crafting new overheads and replacing all the wood. A new nav station was built and installed with all-new electronics.

Additionally, her rigging was given a facelift with new paint on her main and mizzen masts while riggers replaced much of her running rigging and some of her standing rigging. Finally, she was outfitted with all new sails.

Her ketch rig makes her easy to sail in all conditions and allows her to be handled by a small crew. Under power, a single 240hp Yanmar diesel engine enables a cruising speed of 9 knots topping out at 10 knots.

Too Elusive is asking $790,000.

More about this yacht


Southern Ocean   24.38 m •  1985

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