Rustler 31

£24,300.00 ReducedUnder-Offer

  • Boat REF#  ·  253704
  • Length  ·  9.57m
  • Year  ·  1980
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Bukh ME 20 (1981)
  • Lying  ·  West Scotland
Boatshed Scotland
Boatshed Scotland
Ian Sawkins

Extra Details

Designer Kim Holman
Builder Maltings
Lying West Scotland
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 80.0 ltr Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Bukh ME 20 (1981)
Engine Hours Engine1: 2900
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade plus Anode
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots
Engine spares

Engine cooled by fresh water cooling
Batteries 100AH each


Length 9.57m
LWL 7.32m
Beam 2.75m
Draft Min 1.79m
Draft Max 1.79m
Airdraft 13.50m
Displacement 5,791kg
Headroom 6.00m
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Selden ( Kemp ) Aluminium spars (1981) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2013)


Reefing mainsail Owen Sails - Slab (2018) Fully Battened,
Headsail Owen - Furling (2014)
Other sails Light Genoa ( re-cut for furler (unknown year)
Spinnaker with snuffer (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Gas box rebuilt, sealed, self draining, gas bottle restraints
Anchor locker enlarged, repainted


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Total number of berths 4 plus Pilot cabin

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system

Total number of berths 4 plus Pilot cabin

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans Cayman 2018 windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(Rocna, Kedge)
35.00m of chain
Avon Redstart dinghy (unknown year)
2.5hp outboard, Honda (2012)
Rocna 2016
Kedge 2013

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Raymarine E7

2017 Autohelm ST2000 new tiller pilot, calibrated
Raymarine e7 upgrade

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Safety harnesses

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Life raft in date

Broker's Comments

The Rustler 31 has an excellent reputation as a capable seaworthy yacht. This lovely boat has had two owners from new changing hands in 2012. They have reluctantly placed her on the market due to health reasons.
This yacht is a second-generation Rustler 31, the mast and its supporting bulkhead are further aft than in the 1960's version giving a larger foresail and smaller main. This also enables the construction of a self-contained heads compartment.
The first owners launched her in 1983 and prior to this they applied three coats of two pot epoxy to the hull below the waterline as a preventative measure against Osmosis. Since then she spends 5-6 months ashore each year.
This yacht was fitted out with excellent quality fittings throughout by the first owners and the current owners have also spared no expense. For example, all winches are Lewmar self-tailing, the sails are Owen mainsail 2018, head sail 2014, the spars are Kemp, and this is now clearly demonstrated by the condition of the boat today.
If you are considering a go anywhere safe and seaworthy cruiser this one should be on your shortlist.

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

This Rustler 31 has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Sawkins of Boatshed Scotland. Click here for contact details.
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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