Sigma 362

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€ 59,000
United Kingdom
Chichester
1990
10.97
3.2
1.85
5625
GRP
Diesel
Used
Owner
Paid
Gallery
Boat Description

Designed by David Thomas, and sold in fairly large numbers through the 1980s, the Sigma 362 was a cruising version of the successful Sigma 36 racer. She was one of the first Sigmas to have a modern double aft cabin layout, and yet retains most of the performance and all of the superb handling that makes all the Sigma yachts sought after. The Sigma 362 has a lead and iron (lead-base on an iron fin) keel with a good ballast ratio, and an easily handled masthead rig. They are strongly built, and the design quickly proved very popular with club racers.

StormCruiser is a well-known Sigma 362. One of the last 362’s built, she was originally an RYA training boat, based in Ardrossan in Scotland, she competed in many races and taught hundreds of enthusiasts to sail. Photographs of her even appear in the current RYA Yachtmaster training books.

She was purchased by her current owner in 2007 and was brought down to the South Coast and was sailed for a few years, before undergoing a total strip down and refit. Since then she has been cruised lightly in the Solent and is now arguably the best examples of its class currently available and comes comprehensively equipped and ready to sail away.

Her ongoing program of maintenance has included a major structural refit. This included taking all interior woodwork back to bare wood and re-varnished, keel removed, keel bolts replaced and rebedded, Hull grit blasted and epoxy coated, all portlights and windows replaced, electrical rewire, All seacocks replaced with DZR, New Standing and running rigging throughout

Electrical and Instrumentation (All upgraded over 2016-19)
Full Raymarine navigation equipment, Seatalk connected, including
ST60+ Speed, Depth, Wind, CH Wind and Graphic
C120 Chartplotter (with charts for UK)
ST6001 Autohelm and S2 Course Computer, with gyro and rudder reference.
Garmin Chartplotter with AIS overlay at helm
Digital Yacht AIS Transponder and WiFi Instrument repeater
Furuno Radar
VHF radio at chart table
House and engine batteries (1x80ah and 2 x 120ah all new in 2022)
50w Solar Panel and controller
Victron BMV Smart Battery Monitor
Victron 12v/30a Smart Charger
Ultrasonic Antifouling system
Complete DC rewire with new all switchgear and isolators

Mechanical (All replaced in 2017)
Original engine replaced with later freshwater cooled Volvo MD2003. New injectors, pumps and top end rebuild, Hex conversion on gearbox, new Prop shaft and stern gland
Gori 2 blade folding prop (Fixed prop also included)
New stainless steel fuel tank, pipework and filtration system
New exhaust pipework and silencer
New calorifier with immersion heater
Engine serviced annually since

Deck & Fittings (All replaced in 2016 at a cost of over 20k)
Aluminium Toe rails and stanchions replaced (Repositioned to include side access gates)
6 New Lewmar Chrome Self Tailing winches (Primary, Secondary and coach roof)
New Selden boom and kicker, with single line reefing, led back to cockpit
New running rigging with dyneema halyards
New clutches and deck organisers
New Harken genoa furler
New Lewmar mainsheet taveller
Custom stainless steel bowsprit to take Cruising chute
Larger 1.2m Wheel fitted
Deep spade balanced rudder (Significantly improves upwind performance)

Comprehensive set of sails
Kemp fully battened cruising main (2016)
Kemp 130% Genoa (2017)
Assorted other sails including 2 mains, 6 Genoas, and 2 spinnakers

Two full sets of canvas work, both in perfect condition
Sprayhood, Wheel Cover and Sailcover and lazyjacks, Navy Blue (2013)
Sprayhood, Wheel Cover and Sailcover and lazyjacks, Beige (2018)
Fitted Cockpit Winter Cover/Tent. White (2018)

Interior
Cushions recovered in 2008
Memory foam mattress in aft cabin in 2018
5Kw Diesel warm air heating system 2022

Galley
Plastimo 2 burner, Grill & Oven
Built in Fridge 12v/240v

Probably the best 362 currently available