Custom Howlett 70 Aerorig

Sloop from the year 1990 - 21,34m length - in Angus (United Kingdom)

Used boat

Verified boat

145.841 €
(VAT included )

145.875 €

Price dropped by 34 €

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A truly unique yacht FLY really is one which has to be viewed to fully appreciate. Built to the exacting requirements of her first owner with a no-expenses-spared attitude her price tag when launched was in excess of £2 million. Fitted out as a mini-super yacht. Now requiring refit following lightning strike, hence price.   FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:   With only her second owner since she was launched new in 1991 FLY has proved to be ideally suited to short-handed offshore and blue water cruising in extreme comfort. She has completed several transatlantic crossings, two single-handed. The unique rig design and powerful propulsion and thruster system facilitate exceptionally easy manoeuvring in close quarters; the owner often day sailing in and out of marinas with no assistance berthing.   Built to an exceptionally high standard when new there was a focus on reliability and redundancy of systems from the start; this attention to detail has been maintained throughout her life. All major systems being fully backed up with secondary independent systems.   Her inventory highlights includes:

  • Carbospars Aerorig
  • MTU-Mercedes main engine
  • Nanni auxiliary engine with cassette generator and hydraulic pump
  • Northern Lights 4.5kw, 1500rpm generator
  • A total of 7 onboard fuel tanks with integrated fuel ‘scrubbing’/transfer system
  • Hydraulic bowthruster, providing emergency forward propulsion at 5kts
  • Hiduron bronze sterngear, cutlass bearings replaced 2018.
  • Dual independent steering systems
  • Dual independent Autopilot systems
  • Multiple charging systems onboard and shore power.
  • Independent hot water systems for forward and aft ends of accommodation
  • Black water holding tanks.
  • B&G Instrumentation
  • Iridium Satphone
  • Grunert refrigerator and freezer, 230VAC with eutectic holding plates.
  • LED lighting
  • Numerous custom made carbon fibre fittings, including doghouse, boarding ladder, cockpit table etc.
  • Galvanised cradle available as part of sale.
  PLEASE NOTE - Following a lightning strike in 2020 this exceptional yacht is now offered for sale in need of extensive electrical and mechanical refit. Please contact us for a detailed breakdown of the known defects along with a comprehensive collection of additional photographs.   THE DESIGNER:   Ian Howlett designed and oversaw the construction of FLY, working closely with the Elephant Boatyard and the interior designer Paul Litton and his team.   Ian Howlett was instrumental in the formation of Carbospars and the subsequent development and refinement of the Aerorig with Damon Roberts. Howlett highly regarded for his exceptional design and engineering skills. His craft honed in the 12m and 6m classes. Some of his notable designs; alongside FLY include the meter class designs LIONHEART, VICTORY and CRUSADER   HISTORY OF THE BUILDERS:   The Elephant Boatyard is located on the bank of the River Hamble, Hampshire, England. Being the site for the construction of HMS Elephant in 1786; Nelson’s flagship during the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801. The site has been a working boatyard since the launch of that vessel more than 230 years ago. Since 1952 the business has been under the ownership of the Richardson family, with a team of loyal shipwrights and engineers.   The Elephant Boatyard began custom building boats in the 1960’s, pioneering the development of wood/epoxy composite construction. As leaders in the field the yard was at the very forefront of epoxy technology and one of the early adopters of the West System pro

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Features of Custom Howlett 70 Aerorig:

Basic data

  • Type: Sloop

  • Year : 1990

  • Length: 21.34 m

  • Location: Angus (United Kingdom)

  • Name: -

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Custom

  • Material: Wood


  • Beam: 5.49 m

  • Draft: -

  • Ballast: 15000 Kg

  • Displacement: 48000 Kg


  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: 3

  • Berths: 8

  • Heads: 3

  • Water capacity: 2994 L


  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 240 HP

  • Fuel capacity: 3430 L

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: MTU

  • Engine usage (hours): 1220

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This Sloop's equipment


Gps, Computer, Navigation center, Log speedometer, Radio, Vhf, Wind speed and direction, Radar, Depthsounder, Plotter, Cd player, Autopilot, Compass

Electricity/ Motor Custom Howlett 70 Aerorig

Generator, Shore power inlet, Inverter

Deck equipment

Electric winch, Steering wheel, Teak sidedecks, Teak cockpit, Lazyjacks, Lazy bag, Bimini top

Comfort / Interior

Refrigerator, Oven, Marine head, Battery charger, Heating, Manual bilge pump, Bow thruster, Hot water, Electric bilge pump, Deep freezer, Air conditioning


Trisail, Fully battened mainsail, Furling genoa


Grabau International (Scotland) deals the details of all boats in good faith but cannot assurance or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the quality of any boat and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All boats are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International (Scotland) provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

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Custom Howlett 70 Aerorig

sloop used with motor MTU located in Angus (United Kingdom). The current sale price of the Custom Howlett 70 Aerorig of the 1990 is 145.841€

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  • Year : from 1990 to 1999
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