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1992 Nimble Arctic + trailer

Authored by Stephen Leonard
August 10, 2023


After years of cruising the North Channel, we are going to do some more far-flung traveling. So... we are selling our little Nimble. Spread the word if you know anyone who might be interested in this unique trailerable motor-sailer cruiser, great for day-sailing, weekending, gunkholing. She is complete with trailer and ready to go to lakes, canals, inshore coastal areas; wherever you set your seafaring sights! 

Location: Hilton Beach Marina, Hilton Beach ON. (After 8/19/2023 she will be moved from Ontario to Michigan).

The Nimble Arctic was designed by Ted Brewer, well-known for watercraft with character and pedigree. With their “salty” good-looks, Nimbles always draw admiring comments, and have acquired an enthusiastic following over the years.

Largo was built in Florida in 1992. She has travelled the East coast, but for most of her years she has been based in the freshwater lakes and canal systems of Ontario and New York.

With her sharpie hull style, 2.5 foot draft, pilot house, tiller or wheel steering, tabernacle mast mount, 9.9 Yamaha high-thrust outboard, easy towing and easy launching, the Nimble Arctic can take you to those quiet coves and secluded bays you always wanted to visit. 

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The Arctic has sleeping accommodation for four people, with a double v-berth in the forward cabin and two straight settees in the pilot house cabin. The galley is located on the port side in the pilot house. The galley is equipped with a sink. The head is located just aft of the bow cabin on the port side.

Equipment inventory:


Yamaha 9.9 high thrust motor, 10A. alternator.

     Electric start, remote control, 4x 10L fuel tanks.

2x (1 starter, 1 house) -- 12v deep cycle batteries

     (new 2022), electrical control panel.

30A shore power connection, 40ft. shore power cord. AC outlets and control panel in cabin.

100w solar panel, solar panel controller

     (both new 2022).

Cockpit tiller.

Pilothouse hydraulic steering station.



UK Sails tanbark main (2 sets reefing points).

     Sail cover.

CDI Flexible Furler, 145% tanbark genoa.

New running lines, 2022.

3 winch handles.

2 adjustable headsail whisker poles.

180% genoa headsail.

145% genoa headsail (can be used for tradewind

     twins setup).

Club footed steering sail.

Hinged mast, tabernacle mount.

Boom gallows.

Mast raising gin pole, Dyneema hoist line.



10kg Rocna anchor, 10 ft chain, 125 ft anchor rode.

Danforth anchor lunch hook.

2x 150ft 9mm shore lines.

2x 8ft extendable floating boat hooks.

2x Docking Stick boat hook docking adapters.

Multiple docking lines.

Stainless steel swim ladder, cockpit mount.

3x docking fenders.



Navico Marine Pilot 1600 auto pilot.

Hummingbird fish/depth finder, cabin.

Raymarine ST40 depth finder, cockpit.

Vertex HS270S VHF submersible marine radio,

      3 batteries and AC charger.

Acurite indoor/outdoor weather station.

Ritchie flush mount compass, cockpit.

Enbeeco 7X50 compass bearing monocular.

Masthead windex.



The Cruising Guides Ports, Georgian Bay, The North Channel & Lake Huron.

TrakMaps nautical chartbook 562, The North Channel.

Georgian Bay Sailing Directions 1st edition CEN 306, Georgian Bay.

Great Lakes Waypoints 1st edition, Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, North Channel & St. Mary’s River.

Richardsons’ chartbook and cruising guide 6th edition, Lake Huron, Georgian Bay & North Channel.

Richardsons’ chartbook and cruising guide 8th edition, Lake Michigan.

Richardsons’ chartbook and cruising guide 4th edition, Lake Superior.

Canada charts: 2235 (Entrance to Georgian Bay), 2251 (Meldrum Bay to St. Joseph Island, 2245 (Beaverstone Bay to Lonely Island and McGregor Bay), 2201 (Lake Huron Georgian Bay).



2 PFD life preservers.

Lifesling2 overboard rescue system.

Flare gun and flares.

Handheld flares.

Signal flag.


Marine fire extinguisher.

Electric bilge pump.



Removable dining table.

1 burner butane stove, extra butane cartridges.

Pots, pans, utensils.

Non-skid dishware.

8x 1gal water containers.

10L water filter bag.



Boatex8 fiberglass tender with double oarlocks,

     6’8” wooden oars.

2x main cabin captain’s chairs.

2x cockpit sailing cushions.

2x cockpit recliner seats.

Pilot house window curtains.

Hatch and companionway insect screens.

Cockpit safety line privacy/wind panels.

Cozy Cabin cabin heater, extra propane cartridges.

Bike racks for 2 adult bicycles, removable.

2x deck key tools.

2x sun showers.

Cockpit awning.



1992 Performance double axle galvanized trailer.

Stainless steel hydraulic brakes.

12 ft launching tongue extension.

New axles, bearings, and tires 2022.

Towing weight, boat and trailer: 6700 lbs/3039 kg



$24,000. For local buyer, 2023 slip fees and winter storage fees at Hilton Beach will be paid by seller.

Contact Steve Leonard, 919.260.9737, or