Our boat, S/V Curare is a 36 foot sloop designed by Holman and Pye and built in 1974 by Bowman Yachts in Emsworth, England.
She is a registered yacht of 9.97 tons and is heavily constructed of solid glass reinforced plastic (GRP-fiberglass). She is rated as a three stateroom vessel, but in reality there is only the main salon and the forward V-berth with an enclosed head. The interior is finished in teak veneer plywood with sold teak grab rails, fiddles and posts. The exterior has a solid teak toe rail, teak coamings and teak decks. The teak toe rail, coamings, dorade boxes and other exterior teak trim has been varnished in the past, but this year we have decided to let it age to a graceful and natural grey, thus eliminating a huge maintenance chore.