18ft Tosher - Ariel

Ariel served her role to introduce the younger members of the family to the joys of sailing just for fun. Perhaps she served her role too well as I have now lost my crew to dinghy sailing. While the crew hone their skills in dinghy sailing, it will allow Ariel to fulfil her role for another family, while I seek a new project. 

Ariel underwent a refit as outlined in the blog arielgreystones.com 


Ariel is a joy to sail with the family or single handed, she will be sorely missed. 

The large open spacious cockpit is ideal for fun trips with the kids and their pals. I have enjoyed Ariel and her stability so much that the next project will I hope also be a Heard built boat, ideally Heard 23.

Ariel has a racing rig with 3 head sail sizes [Storm, Working and Racing]. As Ariel is an open boat an automatic bulge pump was fitted with 12v battery in the bilge. The 12 battery also allowed for a VHF [not included in sale] and navigation lights 

Ariel currently lies on a custom built 4 wheel trailer under cover of a PVC tarpaulin.  The trailer is braked and un-sprung. I tow the boat and trailer using a 1.9 diesel VW Passat without any difficulty.

Should Ariel find a new home in the UK or further afield I am happy to assist with the ferry crossing.

I would tow the boat to the ferry and travel with the boat to the UK based ferry port [Hollyhead, Liverpool, Pembroke or Fishguard] for a hand over to the new custodian.

An option to keep the towing weight to a minimum would be to ship the Pig Iron ballast, warps rigging anchor etc. via a courier as a pelleted shipment.  This would reduce the towing weight by over 800 Kg making the towing well with in the limits of a family car.

If a prospective custodian wishes to view the boat I am more than happy to pick them up at the airport and drop them back after the viewing.  I live circa 40 minutes from the airport.

Ariel is seriously for sale and open to offers and negotiations.


• Mainsail in good working order

• Storm, Working and racing Jib and Stay Sail are all if good working order

• Topsail in good working order

• Standing rigging was replaced with new SS in 2015

• Running rigging all in good working order

• Anchor with 6M of chain and 10M anchor line

• 4 fenders with 2 mooring lines

• Automatic bilge pump with 12 battery

• Custom built 4 wheel trailer

• PVC tarpaulin and boom cover

Joe Walsh
+ 353 (0)87 248 1159

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