Etap 23i Junk Rigged

£9,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  300654
  • Length  ·  6.84m
  • Year  ·  1986
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Lifting Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x 1hp, Torqueedo (2013)
  • Lying  ·  Clyde
Boatshed Scotland
Boatshed Scotland
Ian Sawkins

Extra Details

Designer Jac de Ridder
Builder Etap Yachting
Lying Clyde
Fuel capacity 5.0 ltr Total - 0 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x 1hp
Engine make and model Torqueedo (2013)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Steering tiller
Drive outboard
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

A 2.3 HP Honda Outboard can also be used to power the boat.


Length 6.84m
LWL 5.80m
Beam 2.49m
Draft Min 0.70m
Draft Max 1.40m
Airdraft 9.00m
Displacement 1,500kg
Headroom 1.37m
Storage On marina


Junk rigged Needlespar Aluminium spars (2013) with standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail Saturn - Other (2017) Stack Pack, Fully Battened,
Headsail Paul McKay - Other (2020)
Other sails Mainsail Aerojunk (2013)
Jib Aerojunk (2014)

Originally Aerojunk now Hybrid Junk.
Headsail is Fully Battened Jiblets

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 1 batteries charged by: shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish



Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2

1 burner propane Stove


Manual water system

1 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover

1 halyard winches
1 sheet winches
2 anchors
30.00m of chain
Pioneer Mini 8 dinghy (2015)
(Hard Dinghy)
2.3hp outboard, Honda, Short shaft (2016)

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder



Broker's Comments

This Etap 23i lifting keel was presented in really nice condition, clean and tidy throughout. The owner has fitted a Torqueedo electric drive system, backed up by a 2.3 Honda outboard which fits nicely into the original bay.

The western version of the Chinese Junk Rig was introduced in 1981 at the Boat Show by Blondie Hasler and Jock McLeod, SBS veterans of the 2nd World War. Hasler and McLeod also formed the JRA, the Junk Rig Association. It quickly spread worldwide because of its simplicity and inherent safety. At its most basic the rig has a halyard and a sheet and reefing is done by letting go the halyard, allowing the sail to come down like a Venetian blind until you have reduced enough sail.
When reefed the sail is held by ‘Lazy Jacks’ now universally adopted by Bermudan Rigs.

In its original form the Western Junk was flat, good for downwind work but poor tacking against the wind. The owner joined the JRA in 1989 and made his first Junk at home and incorporated the sail camber that was missing from the original. His sail could go upwind and could tack through 90 degrees like an average sailing cruiser.

The sail you see now on this boat is the result of over 30 years development by him and others. It is called a Hybrid Junk because it was an AeroJunk with a separate mainsail and Jib and now has separate Jiblets - independent panels that each develop drive.

The junk sheeting means that the uppermost panel is affected first so when tacking close to the wind the top jiblet will flutter first. Pulling on the sheet removes the sail-twist and the flutter.

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

This Etap 23i Junk Rigged has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Sawkins of Boatshed Scotland. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

9 years

Why are you selling her?

Health Reasons

Where have you sailed her?


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.

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