Nine Kids is a great sailboat that has been well-maintained by the current owner. They love the boat and moving to only just one boat.
Quoted from Cruising World, 2002 boat of the year:
When TimJackett set out to design a new boat that would sport the familiar C&C logo, he didn’t stop with a set of lines drawings and a table of offsets. His participation continued through the building phase and even long after the boat left the factory. Along the way, he remained intimate with the details. He sailed the new sloop all summer with his kids; then, in January, he took her to Key West, where he won his class in one of sailing’s toughest week-long regattas. To me, however, the Key West success is overshadowed by an even bigger success: the value this boat holds for cruisers who like one that’s a pure pleasure to sail. That’s why I, along with the other CW Boat of the Year judges, voted the 99 the Best Performance Cruiser for 2002.
Featuring the absolute latest in post-cured epoxy construction, the C&C 99 is extremely light, tremendously fast, and incredibly strong. This latest addition to the C&C fleet also features best-of-breed equipment and amenities from premium deck hardware and power systems, to an interior that would make a cruising boat envious.
My overall impression of the C&C 99 is summed up in one word: “Balance” describes how the boat looks and sails as well as how design decisions were blended to create a practical racer/cruiser. This attribute enables the C&C 99 to stand tall in a forest of production peers.
The 99 isn’t an update of traditional C&C boats. Still, she remains faithful to a design approach that for decades has kept the C&C logo visible on the waterfront. For example, as I stepped into the cockpit, I quickly noticed that lines lead cleanly from blocks and cars to winches, the helmsman had several seating options, and a crew could trim the genoa without elbowing the jaw of the crewmember trimming the main. Even more captivating was the ease with which the balanced sail plan could be handled. Under main alone, the boat tacked cleanly, which is handy when sailing in crowded harbors.
Construction Quality - Cruising World article
Tipping the scales at just 9,265 pounds, the 99’s a boat racing sailors will find fairly light; to cruisers, she’s absolutely a flyweight. However, she’s built to high standards. A friend of mine, Paul Miller, is a naval-architecture professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and a structures specialist with a Ph.D. He once said, “The single best move a composite boatbuilder can make is switching to epoxy laminating resin,” which is what C&C has done for the hull of this boat. Incidentally, some recent laminate destruction tests performed in his U.S.N.A. labs revealed that ATC Core-Cell and epoxy resin were a very compatible, structurally sound duo.
The hull is a sandwich structure that gets laid up with E-glass fabric; Kevlar is used in high-load areas. The fabric is wetted out with epoxy resin using a mechanical impregnator to ensure complete saturation. Combined with vacuum bagging, this technique improves resin-to-fiber ratios when compared with traditional hand-layup techniques. Next, the hull is baked in an oven for eight hours to post-cure the epoxy resin. The builder gradually ramps up the temperature, increasing molecular cross-linking, thereby strengthening and stiffening the composite structure. The resulting hull element has superior mechanical properties and a low void content. ATC Core-Cell foam is used below the waterline, and Baltec AL-600 is the core material laminated into the topsides and deck. A Mars Metal bulbed keel is attached with stainless-steel keel bolts.
Her canoe-shaped underbody, fin and bulb keel, and deep spade rudder are far from the cruiser’s traditional model, so this boat may not fit every cruiser’s needs. Case in point: Load-carrying capability for extended cruising is sparse. Tankage is 40 gallons of water, 20 gallons of fuel, and 20 gallons of effluent. Then again, this is a 32-footer. There’s also the negative impact of weight on performance and the limitations of space for storage. Obviously, this boat isn’t a deep-bilged, high-wetted-surface load hauler. She’s fleet and meant to be cruised without all the stuff you horde in the garage. Still, you won’t be roughing it. There’s a functional galley with two-burner LPG stove, and provision is
IJPE : 562.00 sq ft
I : 46.00 ft
J : 13.00 ft
P : 40.50 ft
E : 13.00 ft
Working Sail Area : 562.00 sq ft
Carbon main sail 2019
Jib 150 Carbon
Jib 110 Carbon
Jib 155 Carbon
3/4 oz - lightly used
Keel Type: Fin with bulb
Max Draft 5'6"
New barrier-cote bottom and bottom paint 2022
Garmin readouts on Campaignway way hood
Garmin Chartplotter at chart table
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