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14' Clinker Day Launch for sale £8,500
14’ Clinker Day Launch with Trailer
Beam 5’ 10” Draught 18”
Built 2012/13, completed May 2013.
Built by owner from professional plans.
Larch planking on oak frames, oak keel and stern, copper nailed throughout, oak gunwales and risers, elm transom and seats, oak engine box and bulkhead, laid oak front deck and engine box cover, larch floorboards (now painted grey).
Larch Edwardian-style awning frame and poles with acrylic canvas cover. The frame serves as a support for a fitted heavyweight tarpaulin cover.
Engine: Kingfisher KD6 inboard diesel 6.5hp single cylinder.
Aquadrive flexible coupling fitted to all new stern tube prop shaft and prop. Remote greaser. Stainless fairleads, rudder gear, etc.
The Slipper Launch is a traditional river Thames craft. It is a long, thin boat of low freeboard where the stern curves elegantly down to the waterline. Slipper launch seating was traditionally Lloyd Loom chairs forward and a rear upholstered bench seat.
The hull is a 'low wash' design to maximise efficiency with the relatively low power originally available. Most slipper launches were open river or lake boats but a few were built with cabins. Slipper Launches were very popular in the 1930's to 1950's, and they are still being built today.
The prototype slipper launch was built in 1912 by John Andrews of Bourne End on the river Thames. It was bought by Arthur Whitten-Brown who called it 'Merk'. Brown became famous for the first flight across the atlantic with John Alcock in 1919 in a converted Vickers Vimy bomber. Both of them had spent time as prisoners of war in the first world war after being shot down.
The design of the Slipper Launch emulated motor cars of the period, to create new 'crossover' interest in boating from the increasing facination with automobiles. The engines used were mostly petrol car engines marinized to use in boats.
These boats cost the equivalent of several years salary for most workers. Even so they became popular, with many on the river Thames and quite a few boats exported to Europe and further afield. Slipper Launches were not just constructed for private owners, many were built as hire boats for day trips on the river and holidays.
Other important builders of Slipper Launches were, from the 1930's Meakes of Marlow, and from the 1960's Alf Parrott at Henley. Quite a few of these boats still exist and are now very collectable, although the restoration and maintenance costs can be very high.
Chris Craft - Silver Arrow for Sale
A Chris Craft Silver Arrow, built in the USA in 1958 of wood encased in resin
One of only 92 built, this is one of only two known Chris Craft Silver Arrows in Europe. Constructed entirely of wood for strength, she was then covered in fibreglass and is one of the first ‘composite’ boats. Seating six, she was designed as a Runabout, but configured as a Utility. Powered by engine number 80557, a 215hp V8 Chrysler engine, this gives her a top speed of over 40mph.
This boat was fully restored in 2010 and is in perfect condition.
The boat is restored with all orginial parts has a new bottom and rebuilt engine. Upholstery chrome instruments and varnish are complete renewed.
Following restoration it has been in the water for 9hours
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Builder: Chris Craft
Year of build: 1958
Beam: 6ft 6in
Propulsion: 215hp V8 Chrysler engine
30’ Gentleman’s Motor Launch for Sale £ POA River Thames
Built 1936 by K R Skentelbery & Sons, Plymouth.
Beam 8’ 6” Draught 2’ 9”
Teak on oak, carvel construction.
Twin Albin AD21 diesels 21hp ea. (in need of attention).
Fwd compartment with Baby Blake seawater WC.
Fitted galley to port & starboard, fwd of saloon.
Saloon with port & starboard settee/berths; backrests lift out to form 2 further berths over settees.
Occasional berth under cover in cockpit.
New awning and hatch covers 2010.
Inventory on file.
Further photographs and history on request.
Location: Plymouth, UK
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31' Twin Cabin Gentlemans Launch for Sale £SOLD
31’ Twin Cabin Launch 'Sewwt Molly'
Unique design by Knut Ljungberg.
Beam 7’ 8”
Top speed approx. 25 knots.
Volvo 180 PK petrol engine.
Petrol tank approx. 150 litres.
Water tank approx. 50 litres.
Sleep 2 in fore cabin and 2 in aft cabin.
Aft with WC
Cabin cover and light dust cover (kept in boathouse).
Further photographs on request.
Perfect condition throughout
Viewing highly recommended.
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Riva Tritone for Sale € 275.000
Riva Tritone, evolution of Ariston, was born as a boat on the high seas, with a powerful, safe and fast, for short cruises safely, thanks to the double motorization and the capacity of reservoirs that allow ben 8 hours of battery life. Were built altogether only 258 specimens and Triton will lines then the Aquarama. This specimen is the No. 152 of 1961 and was totally renovated in the artwork, the painstaking work was completed at the end of 2012, 2 new engine mounts Riva 8v from 270hp each.
Specs Builder: CANTIERI RIVA Hull Shape: Planing
Dimensions LOA: 8.02 m Beam: 2.62 m Minimum Draft: 0.54 m Maximum Draft: 0.54 m Displacement: 2680 kgs
Engines Total Power: 540 HP
Engine 1: Engine Brand: RIVA Year Built: 2012 Engine Model: 8V 350 Engine Type: Inboard Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol Propeller: 3 blade propeller Drive Type: Direct Drive Engine Power: 270 HP Engine 2: Engine Brand: RIVA Year Built: 2012 Engine Model: 8V 350 Engine Type: Inboard Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol Propeller: 3 blade propeller Drive Type: Direct Drive Engine Power: 270 HP
Cruising Speed: 30 knots Maximum Speed: 40 knots
Tanks Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (60 Liters)
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Landamore 1938 £ POA
Carenda was built by E.C. Landamore Ltd. of Wroxham in 1938 as a Vesta class Broads Cruiser. She is of mahogany on oak and powered by a single screw Perkins 4107 Diesel engine that was reconditioned in 1989 and has been regularly serviced since.
Originally named ‘Vesta III’ by Landamores (interestingly a name that was later adopted by Star Trek writers for a class of spaceship). She was proabbly used for about one years hire before being moored on the Broads as a part of the british wartime defences and subsequently sold into private ownership in 1941 renamed ‘Rabrian’. Her current and longstanding name ‘Carenda’ was given in 1955 and in 1965 she was converted to a sea-going estuary cruiser.
A wheelhouse was built around the centre cockpit, safety rails added around the deck and a steady sail and bilge keels to enhance stability at sea. Major restoration work was carried out in 2006 by H.E. Hipperson Ltd. of Beccles and she has been kept in excellent condition ever since.
Within the wheelhouse there is seating for four and Raymarine navionics including GPS, DSC radio and chart plotter fitted in a way that does not detract from the ambience of the original wooden surroundings but enhances her capability as an estuary cruiser.
There is a for’ard heads with hand basin and sea toilet. The main cabin has a substantial folding mahogany table and 2/4 berths with drawers under. There are two hanging lockers and two storage lockers. The original light fittings and oak beams provide a subtle and comfortable ambience.
The galley consists of twin sinks and an Isotherm fridge to port. A Plastimo two burner grill and oven is to starboard surrounded by work top and substantial storage beneath. During the 2006 refit she was rewired and a heat exchanger for immersion was fitted.
In the aft cabin there is a pilot berth on the port side, Lavac heads to starboard (connected to a hoalding tank) and a cosy double berth across the stern. There are two small stacks of drawers, further drawers beneath the bunks and a further locker behind the Royal Doulton sink.
Nearly all the internal joinery is original mahogany with chromed latches and handles. All cabin floors are original substantial mahogany planks.
On the aft cabin roof there is a barrow boat tender for two that will take an outboard engine. There is treadmaster an all deck surrounds and resin covered glass cloth covering the cabin and wheelhouse roofs.
Included in the sale are winter and summer covers, assorted galley paraphernalia, deck hardware and navionics. The boat safety certificate is valid.
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Price: £ POA
Builder: E.C. Landamore of Wroxham
Year of build: 1938
Propulsion: Perkins 4107
Silvers TSDY motor yacht £ SOLD
Designed by John Bain and built by James Silver Ltd, Rosneath in 1939
Typical Bain design with long keel and round bilge and a central wheelhouse
Launched 8th April 1939 and was reported in Motor Boat and Yachting Magazine because Silvers launched 3 boats at the same time on that day. She has cruised extensively around the North Sea, English Channel and European canals, as well as spending a lot of time as a race committee boat in the Solent under her previous owner, Captain Peter Somers
Planked in teak all copper fastened to grown oak frames with steamed oak intermediates. Double skin transom with two layers of overlapping horizontal planking.
New bilge keels 2011 to original design help to stabilise and dampen any rolling
External cast iron ballast keel with mild steel keel bolts.
Ballast keel dropped off, cleaned and painted and replaced with new keel bolts in 2011.
Solid teak deck, yacht laid and fastened to deck beams with bronze screws.
Major overhaul to deck in current ownership, completely refastened, caulking ripped, recaulked and payed with Sikaflex.
Scrubbed teak margin boards and toe rail and king plank, could easily be varnished. Varnished teak butterfly skylight and forehatch on the foredeck. Varnished iroko gas locker and small hatch for access to lazarette on aft deck.
Superstructure in solid varnished teak. Coachroof and wheelhouse roof made of pine planking sheathed with GRP to create a totally water tight and low maintenance surface.
Bronze portholes in aft coachroof coamings, hatch in coachroof into aft cabin.
Port side entrance to wheelhouse with sliding side door and folding hatch in wheelhouse roof to give plenty of access space.
Twin Beta 62Hp 5 cylinder BF2803 diesel engines installed in 1998. Single lever Morse controls.
Borg Warner hydraulic gearboxes on stainless steel shafts with bronze P-brackets to 3 blade bronze propellers, gives 8 knots cruising, 10 knots max at 5 litres per hour per engine.
Engines have been regularly maintained with a thorough and in-depth service in June 2011. New starter motor Feb 2012. 2 Polyethylene diesel tanks, 106 litres capacity each, installed new in March 2012. Tanks are located one each side in the lazarette. Old galvanised tanks removed and replaced due to small leak in starboard tank.
Single stainless steel plate rudder, centrally mounted,operated by cable steering gear from a teak spoked wheel on port side of the wheelhouse.
2 x 12 volt batteries port and starboard for dedicated separate engine starting.
1 x 12 volt battery for navigation instruments
2 x 12 volt batteries linked to give 24 volts for domestics.
12 volt system is charged from 2 alternators, one on each engine. 24 volt system is charged from a separate 24v alternator on port engine. Shore power connection with charger for domestic system.
4 fresh water tanks with a total capacity of 390 litres.
2 plastic tanks linked together under wheelhouse floor starboard side, total of 170L
1 plastic tank under wheelhouse floor port side, 110L
1 plastic tank between forward heads and anchor locker, 110L
Accomodation, 6 berths.
Central wheelhouse with access on port side. Companion steps offset to starboard at forward end of wheelhouse give access to forward saloon. Galley split between port and starboard at aft of saloon. Gas stove and Belfast sink with gravity drain overboard on port side. Fridge and storage to starboard. Hot and cold running water from calorifier with 24 volt pressure pump.
Saloon comprises port and starboard setee with Pullman berth backs to give 4 x 6’6” berths. Nice original joinery features including leaded glass cupboard doors. Original drop leaf teak saloon table. Pine sole boards with carpet overlay.
All original interior joinery has been stripped and re-varnished.
Heads in the forepeak. Baby Blake sea toilet with port side sink, hot and cold running water.
Central companion steps at aft end of wheelhouse to aft twin cabin. Starboard side heads with Baby Blake sea toilet. Port side hanging locker. Twin 6’ berths with central sink between the berths at the aft end.
Spacious raised foredeck with varnished teak skylight over the saloon and varnished teak fore hatch on the centre line. Galvanised stem head fitting with Tigress 24v electric windlass. Anchor davit with block and tackle to aid recovery of the anchor. Teak chocks on the deck to secure the CQR anchors port and starboard. Galvanised tabernacle to take the signals mast with single stainless steel wire cap shrouds.
Adequate side decks with original galvanised stanchions with solid galvanised steel top rail. Aft deck with seating on varnished Iroko gas bottle lockers.
Dinghy davits on aft port quarter to hoist a small dinghy onto the cradle located on the aft coachroof.
A fantastic example of John Bain’s design work, this is a very special boat because of her all teak construction. The addition of modern diesel engines and the construction gives her the edge over many other Silvers boats available. She has proved herself again and again for several owners over the years and is now in superb condition and ready to go.
B&G Focus through hull sounder and log
JRC 1000 Radar
MLR FX312 GPS
2 x ring lifebuoys
1 x horse shoe lifebuoy
Simpson Lawrence CQR 35lbs
Holdfast 45lbs deck mounted spare
Bruce 30lbs kedge
50m + of calibrated chain
50m + of warp on kedge anchor
Varnished teak boarding ladder
3 man inflatable dinghy
4 mooring warps
Full winter cover
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Walter Rayner Atlantic Ketch £ SOLD
The Atlantic Ketch was designed by Walter Rayner, an ex-pat Australian working in Poole, UK. Rayner described his design as a “power ketch… that can easily be sailed by a man and his wife on long cruises…”
In his well-known book The Proper Yacht, Arthur Beiser describes the Atlantic Ketch as ”an able cruiser….radiating sturdy competence.”
The Atlantic ketch Thames Tonnage of 17TM immediately tells you this is a big boat for her dimensions. At over 9 tons displacement she is a comfortable boat, a boat you can wander around in your carpet slippers, keep dry and not spill the gin even in a seaway.
The Atlantic Ketch makes a very comfortable cruising home yet still sailed by 2 and her relatively shoal draft of 5’ opens access to canals and inland water-ways.
The designer achieved his aim to produce a manageable yacht with good cruising performance under sail and a powerful engine to get you back home when the wind and tide turns against you.
The big, deep and sheltered centre cock-pit makes a practical living space with a removeable table and allows a decent aft cabin, a saloon cabin and a second sleeping cabin forward thus suiting a family or a couple with guests who can have their own private sleeping quarters – and all in a very manageable and economic 38’.
Length on deck 38’
Displacement 21000 (9 tons +)
Thames Tonnage 17TM
Sail area 583sq’
Built by Woodnutts on the Isle of Wight in 1964.
The quality of the construction and materials immediately tells us this was not a cheap boat when she was built. Extensive use of pitch-pine and teak indicates the first owner was happy to spend his money on the best materials and he chose one of UK’s top yards to build her.
The hull is planked in pitch-pine on an oak back-bone.
The framing is all steam bent oak timbers, at 2” x 2” at approx 8” centres a robust construction, all fastened with copper nails and roves.
The floors are massive grown oak crooks thus avoiding all the inevitable problems that come over the years with ferrous metal strap floors.
The hull is well supported with huge grown oak knees in way of the main mast both in the hull to deck joint and the coaming to coach-roof deck joint.
3.5 tons long external iron ballast keel adds enormous strength to maintain the shape of the hull and allows her to take the ground against a wall.
Galvanised mild steel keel bolts, all replaced new in 2008
The floor bolts were replaced at the same time.
The underwater surface is Cascover sheathed, believed to have been applied from new with the intention of cruising warm waters.
Cascover sheathing is a modern form of copper sheathing to protect the hull from marine borers in warm waters using a woven nylon cloth applied with a resorcinol glue. The nylon cloth has the additional advantage of giving the hull extra strength to resist collision with floating debris – a significant issue these days.
The deck is yacht- laid in teak and joggled to a king plank over a ply sub deck.
5” teak toe rail and capping. Both toe rail and cover-boards are varnished.
A stainless steel pulpit incorporates an extension to carry to outer forestay with anchor rollers either side to carry the chain clear of the hull making the anchors self-stowing.
An oak Sampson post carries a custom made pivot to take the stays’l boom.
Panamas in the toe rail forward take mooring lines through rather than over the toe-rail.
Midships mooring cleats.
A pair of cleats on the aft deck take the stern mooring lines.
Stainless steel stanchions, twin guard wires with a gate each side and pushpit aft.
Varnished teak coamings and dog-house over the centre-cock-pit.
Twin opening windows in chromed frames in the windscreen.
The forward coach-roof deck is teak laid with grab rails each side, a varnished teak hatch on the fore end and traditional sky-light midships with double opening lights. The fore hatch and sky-light both fitted with blue canvas covers.
Pair of fine chromed vents with protective hoops in front of the windscreen.
A separate varnished teak hatch on the aft deck gives access to stowage in the large lazarette.
Large deep centre cock-pit, self-draining with teak gratings and teak-laid seat lockers each side.
A roll-up blue canvas tilt encloses the back of the cock-pit from the dog-house roof to the aft coach-roof.
The centre sections of the cock-pit sole lift to give excellent all round access to the engine below.
Wide surface forward under the windscreen with twin panelled teak doors and fold-up flap to the forward cabin entrance. Radar to port, other instruments mounted above to stbd in front of the wheel.
Clear perspex roof section allows sight of the rig above.
This cock-pit is spacious, deep and very safe.
Wheel steering on Mathway rod and chain system with a varnished teak wheel forward under the dog-house shelter to stbd in the cock-pit for use in bad weather and curiously a second wheel mounted on the after cock-pit bulkhead to port and therefore outside.
Cutter rigged ketch rig on varnished masts and spars.
The main mast is stepped in a galvanised tabernacle on the coach-roof with a steel pole compression post below.
The mizzen mast is stepped in a galvanised steel tabernacle on the after coach-roof.
Both masts can be lowered in their tabernacles.
Stainless steel standing rigging, the main mast rigging replaced in 2001
Internal galvanised steel chain plates.
Twin lowers and cap shrouds to the main.
Single spreaders with a jumper strut above.
Twin standing back-stays, inner fore stay from jumper strut to the fore deck.
Outer fore-stay, masthead to the bowsprit frame.
Single lower to the mizzen set well aft.
Cap shroud round the spreaders.
Both inner and outer fore-stays fitted with Rotostay roller reefing gear.
Varnished roller-reefing main boom with tackle kicker sheets to the mizzen mast tabernacle with tufnol blocks, tail led in to the cock-pit. Sail foot tensioner crank on the bronze boom end swivel.
Varnished roller reefing mizzen boom sheets to a horse on the pushpit, the tail led forward along the boom and made off to the mizzen tabernacle allowing it to be adjusted from the cock-pit..
Genoa sheets to tracks on the rail and back to the sheet winches.
Staysail sheets through a lead block on the coach-roof deck, round the dog-house with a straight pull to a jamming cleat on the cock-pit coaming.
Pair of chromed bottom action Gibb 9CR sheet winches on the coamings with adjacent cleats.
Captive wire main halyard winch with brake on the main mast.
Captive wire mizzen halyard winch with brake on the mizzen mast.
Captive wire winches to both roller furling gears
Sails. All sails in white terylene, both headsails with UV strips.
Sail covers to mainsail and mizzen.
Ford 2720 4-cyl naturally aspirated, fresh water cooled 60hp diesel engine on the centre-line with conventional shaft drive to centre-line 3-blade prop. Single lever controls.
Sea water intake sight pot/ filter.
1.5 gph at 6knts cruising speed.
2 x 40 gall steel tanks under port and stbd side decks in way of the engine.
80 galls fresh water in stainless steel tanks under the saloon cabin sole.
Pressurised water system.
Hot water calorifier tank in the engine bay very efficiently heated by the engine and with a 240v immersion heater when alongside with shore power connection.
12v engine start battery adjacent to the engine port side
3 x 12v domestic batteries adjacent to the engine stbd side. 2008
2 x 12v Vetus batteries forward driving the bow-thruster. 2010
Charging by engine alternator with shore power option.
New battery wiring 2010.
Accommodation. 6 berths
From the cock-pit steps down forward into the saloon cabin.
Heads compartment in the after stbd corner with new Jabsco sea toilet, porcelain hand-basin in a unit and teak grating in the shower tray floor.
Galley in the after port corner with double stainless steel sinks, H&C mixer tap over.
Sinks drain overboard.
Smart stainless steel 2-burner grill and oven gas cooker in a clean formica-lined recess, gimballed, good fiddles and a crash bar in front.
Crockery stowage racks on the bulkhead.
Dark perspex doors to the 2 large lockers behind under the side decks.
Port and stbd settee berths. Locker up behind the port settee.
Upholstered shelf up behind the stbd settee could be used as a small pilot berth.
Stowage under the settees and behind the upholstered seat backs.
Chart desk in the forward port corner used seated on the end of the settee facing forward. Book shelf, flag locker and nav instruments on the bulkhead.
Hi-level hanging locker in the forward stbd corner.
Drop leaf mahogany table supported on the white painted steel main mast compression post which doubles as an excellent hand-hold.
Doorway forward to stbd through to the fore cabin.
Fore cabin with V-berths. The port berth is extra wide, a cosy double berth.
Fine quality and condition dark mahogany joinery, exposed ship’s side painted white with mahogany slats.
Fore hatch above for exit and ventilation.
Very fine dark mahogany joinery all in exceptionally nice condition finished in a satin varnish.
Varnished teak coamings with rectangular windows in chromed frames. Varnished spruce deck beams. Nice buttoned textile upholstery to the cushions. Polished hardwood cabin sole.
From the cock-pit, centre-line twin doors and sliding hatch top with steps down into the aft cabin.
Good double berth to stbd, single berth to port, lockers alongside, shelf above and stowage below each side.
Porcelain hand basin with H&C, drains overboard, in a varnished mahogany unit against the bulkhead to port of the entrance.
Large hanging locker between against the after bulkhead.
Varnished mahogany joinery, varnished deck beams and cabin sole.
The cabin is ducted for hot air cabin heating.
Saloon cabin 6’6”
Fore cabin 6’
Aft cabin 5’10”
Brookes and Gatehouse Quad sounder and log
Icom ICM 120 VHF radio
Raytheon radar (currently not fully functioning)
Brookes and Gatehouse auto-pilot
Garmin 128 GPS
45lb CQR anchor, self-stowing at the stemhead
35lb CQR anchor
Manual windlass on the fore deck
6-man life raft, last service 2011
4 life jackets
Horse-shoe life buoy
4 x fire extinguishers
12v Bow Thruster
A very fine example of the Atlantic ketch, excellent original construction using the best materials and craftsmanship which has assured her present condition.
While some of the external teak would benefit from some fresh varnish, the hull is very fair with no seams visible and it is difficult to believe that the wonderful interior is that of a 50 year old yacht.
The rig is excellent, the masts lowered and revarnished September 2013.
Very clean engine installation. Very serviceable sails.
It is always possible to buy more equipment and the manufacturers tempt us every year with some new gadget but this yacht has everything needed for safe navigation.
In current 5 year UK ownership the yacht has sailed the Channel and the Brittany coast before the owners settled in Brittany where the yacht now lies.
In the previous 10 year ownership the yacht was based in the Isle of Wight and cruised the Channel and French coasts.
The first owner for over 30 years employed a skipper and cruised N European waters and the Med.
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Designer: Walter Rayner
Builder: Woodnutts, IOW
Length on deck: 38'
Laurent Giles Bermudan Yawl £ SOLD
Lutine is one of the most famous of English yachts, now offered for sale after a total rebuild followed by several seasons extensive cruising and racing. Recent complete professional cosmetic refit, she is now looking absolutely stunning.
Designed by J Laurent Giles for Lloyds Yacht Cluband built by Camper andNicholson in 1952.
At a time when racing in America was very competitive, Lloyds Yacht Club wanted a yacht to compete with the Americans on their terms so she was designed to the Cruising Club of America rules rather than the Royal Ocean Racing Club rules. She was rebuilt for the 2001 America’s Cup Jubilee Regatta and came 3rd in Class One
Lutine has exceptionally sweet, very traditional lines with a relatively short bow over-hang and a well-balanced counter stern.
She has ample freeboard and a typical Giles sheer to make her a dry boat capable of putting in fast times even in a sea.
She has also proved to be very easily handled after the refit and the owner regularly sailed the yacht with himself and his wife though he raced with a full crew.
Teak planking fastened with galvanised bolts through the steel frames, copper rivets through the steam bent timbers.
All new steel angle frames at approx 3’ centres with new 2 steamed oak timbers between.
Lead ballast keel.
All new silicon bronze keel bolts.
Regalvanised strap floors on each of the steam bent timbers with new galvanised bolts.
Steel plate gusset floors bolted to the steel angle frames.
In a recent improvement, an original constructional fault which has been made good by adding steel brackets to the steel plate floors to pick up the keel bolts thus now effectively tying the hull structure to the back-bone and the ballast keel and removing the leak which the yacht has had since new when pressed hard.
Teak deck and deck structures, all replaced new in the 2008 refit.
The yacht was found by the present owner in a derelict condition in 1999 and underwent a major rebuild before being relaunched again in 2001.
In the rebuild, the hull was stripped completely and the deck removed. Only the planking and the back-bone were left of the original structure.
All the steel frames were replaced.
New galvanised bolts in the steel frames.
All steamed timbers replaced, copper and bronze fastened.
The beam shelf was doubled up from the mast forward.
All new silicon bronze keel bolts.
The deck was rebuilt to the original plan with all new deck beams and a new teak deck laid on a marine ply sub-deck.
The teak is yacht laid and joggled to a centre king plank and bonded to the ply sub-deck with no visible fastenings.
Seams payed in butyl rubber compound.
The side decks and fore deck are totally clear and uncluttered with nothing to trip over.
Bulwark all round with capping in varnished teak, very nicely shaped round the fine counter stern and incorporating bronze panamas forward and aft to take mooring lines through the rail rather than over the top where they will damage the varnish.
Large chrome and teak cleat on the aft deck to take stern mooring lines.
Massive oak Sampson post just aft of the stem with cast bronze capping takes the forward mooring lines.
The deck structures comprising a dog-house and coach-roof, a small sky-light either side of the mast, a large sky-light forward of the mast over the owner’s cabin with chromed vents on Dorade boxes each side and a fore hatch were all rebuilt to precisely the original designs working from the original plans, all in varnished teak with lights in chromed bezels. Lazarette hatch.
The dog-house and coach-roof are decked in scrubbed teak with varnished teak margin boards.
A minor change was made to the dog-house where the original 2 large windows were changed to 3 smaller windows for greater security. Safety glass used throughout.
The cock-pit was rebuilt to the original plans with a forward well for the crew and a deep helmsman’s well aft.
The forward well is self draining with a bridge deck to the cabin entrance and scrubbed teak seats each side.
The coach-roof and dog-house coamings are extended aft with 10” deep coamings round the cock-pit with nicely radiussed after corners.
The forward well is divided from the helm well by a seat level beam which carries the main sheet block on a centre eye bolt.
An enclosed box either side of the wheel contains engine controls, VHF and sounder to stbd and a chart plotter screen to port.
Wheel steering with the original bronze wheel driving sprocket and chain to stainless steel cables to a stainless steel quadrant on the bronze rudder stock.
All pulleys, turning blocks and cables have been replaced.
Arm on the rudder stock takes the con rods for the Simrad twin hydraulic ram auto-pilot.
The top of the stock is squared to take an emergency tiller.
Stainless steel push-pit at the stem, stainless steel stanchions with twin guard wires, gates each side.
Bermudian yawl rig on varnished masts.
The main mast, mizzen mast and both booms were built by Collars in 2008 with all new stainless steel mast fittings.
Both masts are stepped through the deck onto the back-bone.
Twin spreaders to the main mast, single spreaders to the mizzen mast.
All new stainless steel rigging in 2008 with Stalock terminals and rigging screws to internal stainless steel chain plates.
Twin lowers, single intermediates and cap shrouds to the main.
Single standing back-stay passing to stbd of the mizzen mast to a deck fitting on the aft deck, braced through to the counter below..
Outer masthead fore stay to the stemhead fitting. Inner fore stay from upper spreaders to a substantial stainless steel fitting on the fore deck, tied through with rod and rigging-screw below the deck to the stem.
Fredrickson roller cars on the main and mizzen mast sail tracks
New polished stainless steel mast fittings all designed for the yacht by Ed Burnett.
Rectangular section, slab reefing main boom with stainless steel end fittings.
X-section aluminium sail track.
Mainsail SKB Sails 2003
Mizzen SKB Sails 2003
Mizzen staysail SKB Sails 2009
Staysail SKB Sails 2003
Yankee on roller, SKB Sails 2003
Big Assymetric spinnaker Doyle Sails 2006
Storm jib Doyle Sails 2009 (unused)
New headsail sheets 2010
Bamar MEJ Italian 12v roller furling gear on the outer stay for regular use, new 2006.
Harken roller ball blocks and fair leads
Harken main sheet blocks
Inner and outer sheet tracks on the side decks. Twin cars on the outer tracks.
2 x Lewmar 68ST bronze self-tailing sheet winches, new 2008
2 x Lewmar 40ST bronze self tailing sheet winches, new 2008
2 x Meissner 32ST bronze self tailing sheet winches
Pair of 12v warping winches on the aft deck.
Masts. All mast winches new in 2008
4 x Autal 2-speed top-action bronze winches on the mizzen mast.
2 x Lewmar 40ST bronze, self-tail halyard winches on the main mast.
1 x Lewmar 40ST bronze self tailing winch on the deck by the main mast.
1 x Autal W8 boom-mounted reefing winch.
Yanmar 6-cylinder 100hp naturally aspirated diesel engine, flexibly mounted on the centre-line to conventional centre-line shaft with deep sea seal and 3-blade bronze prop.
Single lever controls.
Electrics 12v circuits.
1 x 12v battery on engine start
2 x 12v batteries on domestic supply.
12v- 85amp belt driven engine alternator.
Steca PR1010 solar panel with control unit at the chart desk.
Main on/off switch under the chart desk.
Battery state indicator
Electrical distribution board at the chart desk.
Victron battery charger and shore power connection
3 x stainless steel fuel tanks. 1 x 45 gall + 1 x 15 gall reserve tanks aft of the engine, gravity drain to a 45gall feed tank under the midships cabin sole.
Twin SU 12v pumps feed fuel up to the engine
US Versitronics fuel guage.
120 gallons fresh water in 2 x stainless steel sinks under the saloon cabin seats.
Pressurised water supply. With FW pump under the galley sinks
Hot water frm large volume calorifier tank behind the galley, heated by the engine cooling water.
Accommodation 8 berths + 2 saloon settee berths.
The interior has been redesigned and rebuilt for modern cruiser/racer requirements while maintaining the atmosphere and character of the times.
Fore peak stowage, fore hatch over. Sea toilet in the after port corner of the fore peak.
Centre bulkhead door to owner’s cabin. Double berth to port, single berth to stbd.
Stowage under the berths
Varnished mahogany bulkheads.
Large sky-light above, 6’6” head-room
Stbd off-set bulkhead door to passage. Twin hanging lockers to stbd with the saloon pilot berth behind.
Heads compartment to port with sea toilet, porcelain hand-basin and shower.
Shower and hand basin drain to a collecting tank with 12v auto pump-out.
Sea toilet pumps over-board. New black water tank in the midshipos bilge, not yet connected.
Stbd off-set bulkhead door to the saloon cabin. Port and stbd seating.
Shelf and lockers up behind the port seating.
2 pilot berths up behind the stbd seating, one running forward behind the hanging lockers, one running aft behind the galley lockers.
Varnished mahogany bulkheads and joinery with raised and fielded panels, varnished deck beams against a white deckhead, inlaid teak cabin sole with centre-line lifting panels
6’9” head-room under the coach-roof + sky-light.
Dickinson diesel cabin heater against the bulkhead with flue to deck, new 2010. Dedicated stainless steel fuel tank on the bulkhead by the mast.
New double drop-leaf saloon table.
Step up aft end of the saloon cabin, engine under with lifting panel for good access.
Port chart desk against the half bulkhead with forward facing seat.
Chart stowage in the deck.
Electrical distribution board above.
Stowage under the seat.
Galley to stbd with new 2009 Wallas diesel cooker, glass surface hob, new 2008.
Separate, gimballed diesel-fired oven below.
Ample drawers and cupboards below the work surface and above under the side deck.
Twin stainless steel sinks drain over-board.
12v fridge under the sinks.
6’8” (203mm) head-room under the dog-house.
6’10” (208mm) in the saloon
6’2” (187mm) in the heads passage
6’6” (198mm) in owner’s cabin
Stbd quarter berth 7’6”. Ahead of the quarter berth and outboard of the galley is a very large, deep locker access by a cupbpoard door at the head of the berth.
Port side access to a large double berth in an L-shape running aft as a quarter berth and then athwartships under the cock-pit well to give an almost private cabin. 7’6” x 4’ berth
Centre-line steps up to the cock-pit with sliding hatch and twin washboards.
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Designer: Laurent Giles
Builder: Camper and Nicholson
Length on deck: 58'6"
J N Miller & Son 45 ft Ketch £ SOLD
Designer JN Miller
Date1979 Length overall 43 ft / 13.1 m Length deck 43 ft / 13.1 m Length waterline 40 ft / 12.2 m Beam 12 ft 3 in / 3.7 m Draft 5 ft 9 in / 1.75 m Displacement 16 Tons Construction Carvel mahogany and iroko planking on oak frames Engine Perkins Sabre M 130C 115 HP 6 cyl Diesel 2006 Location UK Price GBP SOLD
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J N Miller & Son 45 ft Ketch “Fifer” Motor Sailer 1979 for Sale
Length deck 46 ft / 14.05 m Length water linec 48 ft / 14.6 m Beam 11 ft / 3.35 m Draf t6 ft / 1.85 m Displacement Construction Carvel pitch pine planking on oak frames EngineTwin Leyland Thornycroft 6 cyl Diesel 125 HP (1990)
Price GBP SOLD
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Classic Yacht for sale US$ 1,8M
' SOLD '
She has a very modern underwater hull shape; a centerboard reduces the draft from 3,85 meter to 1.90 meter to enable her to cruise shallow waters and avoid crowded anchorages.
She sailed her several times over the Atlantic Ocean and cruised the whole of the Mediterranean, Norway, Scotland, Faroe Islands, Ireland and in recent years the Caribbean.
She is a very comfortable and fast cruiser. Regardless of the weather, the comfortable deckhouse offers protection in any conditions.
In heavy weather she behaves like a dream without getting “green water” on deck. During longer passages the professional autopilot controls her 99% of the time, which makes short distance sailing easy and comfortable.
There are four cabins onboard, a master cabin, two roomy single cabins and a double guest cabin in the back.
Length overall : 26 meter
Beam : 6 meter
Draft : 1.90/3.85 meter
Displacement : 55 tons
Cabins : master cabin, two single cabins and a three cabins in the back of the boat
Sail area : 295 M2 Doyle (2007)
Winches : Meissner Bronze Classic (10)
Tender : AB ridged inflatable 10 ft with Yamaha 15HP