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Fairlie Yacht Slip Motor Yacht

Wooden Ships Comments on this Fairlie Yacht Slip Motor Yacht

Designed by Archibald MacMillan and built by the Fairlie Yacht Slip Ltd in 1968.

An elegant and robust twin engine motor yacht built for comfortable cruising.  Heavily built hull in mahogany with an aluminium superstructure and twin Gardner 6LX 127hp diesel engines.  She has a good cruising speed of 8 knots.

Her commissioning owner was a tall gentleman so he requested extra headroom throughout, meaning most of the interior has 7’ headroom with full standing height in the engine room as well.

Large aft deck with a sun awning is perfect for cruising in warmer climates.  She has a full heating and air conditioning system throughout with 4 sleeping cabins and 4 heads compartments plus a large and open deck saloon.

She has been based in Turkey for many years and in the present ownership since 1985, used for private cruising around the Aegean in Turkey and Greece.

 

Length on Deck                 62’

Length Waterline             56’3”

Beam                                    19’

Draft                                      6’9”

Thames Tonnage             76TM

 

Construction

Carvel planked in mahogany fastened with bronze screws to laminated oak frames.  Frames are 5” x 3” at approximately 13” centres.

Solid straight laid Burma teak deck, caulked and payed, and fastened with bronze screws.  Varnished teak coverboards.

Bulwark all round on heavy oak stanchions with a varnished teak capping rail.

Elegant varnished teak butterfly skylight on both foredeck and aft deck.  Canvas sun shade over the aft deck.

Internal ballast of concrete and lead, total of 10 tons.  Bronze centreline keel bolts, last drawn in October 2021.

Central wheelhouse with deck saloon in aluminium.  White painted superstructure.

 

 

Rig

No sailing rig but she has a small varnished spruce mast, deck stepped on the roof of the deck saloon which acts as a derrick crane to lift the tenders on and off their chocks on the deck saloon roof.

Varnished spruce mast and boom with stainless standing rigging.

 

 

Machinery

2 x Gardner 6LX diesels of 127hp each.  Installed new in 1968.

Approximately 5200 hours with details service and maintenance records.

Gardner gearboxes to fixed 3 blade bronze propellers.  8 knots cruising speed, 10.5 knots max speed.  14 litres/hour at cruising speed.  Single lever controlled gearboxes.

Full standing headroom in the engine room.

2 x painted steel fuel tanks of 2250 litres each.  Located port and starboard in the engine room.

9 x 12 volt batteries in 3 separate banks located under the engine room sole.  1 battery for generator starting.  2 banks of 4 batteries with 224 volt output for engine starting and domestic power.

12 volt, 24 volt and 240 volt systems.

Batteries charged from the 24 volt engine alternators or through 2 x Constavolt 240 volt battery chargers.

D-Smart 7kw diesel generator installed new in 2021.

Port engine runs a hydraulic pump for powering the anchor windlass and stern capstan.

Webasto diesel fired central heating system.

Cruisair heating and air conditioning system throughout the interior of the vessel.

4 x Vosper Thornycroft stabilizers fitted to the hull.

2 x fibreglass water tanks with a total capacity of 3750 litres.

 

 

Accommodation

10 berths including a double and 8 single berths in 4 separate sleeping cabins.  7’ headroom throughout the interior.

Largely original interior.  The commissioning owner was a very tall gentleman and requested more headroom than was common at the time, making her very unusual for a motor yacht of her time.

Deck saloon with comfortable seating and large saloon table.  Steps up to the wheelhouse which is at a raised level to offer excellent visibility.

2 separate aft sleeping cabins.  Cabin 1 has 2 single berths and an ensuite heads and shower.  Cabin 2 has a double berth and 2 single berths with a wash basin.  Separate heads compartment with shower and basin.

Forward are another 2 separate sleeping cabins.  Cabin 3 is a master cabin with 2 single berths and an ensuite heads and shower.  Cabin 4 is the crew cabin with 2 single berths, one up and one down.

 

Full specification and details available upon request

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.

 

 

Classic Pre-War Motor Yacht

Wooden Ships Comments on this Classic Pre-War Motor Yacht

Built by Dixon and Hutchinson of Southampton in 1924 to a design typical of the period, an elegant and fine bodied motor yacht with raised topsides forward and a snug aft cockpit.

Over the years she has been altered and changed to her current configuration with a central wheelhouse, aft cabin and forward accommodation.  She has been an excellent part time live aboard yacht, very comfortable, warm and dry but a change in circumstances for the owner mean the boat has to be sold.

She would make an excellent coastal cruising boat, or indeed for exploring inland waterways with her moderate draft.

Her engine has been rebuilt and is with the boat but not yet fitted in place.

A nice looking pre-war period motor yacht with potential to be a superb cruising yacht for a couple.

 

Length on Deck                 40’

Length Waterline             40’

Beam                                    10’6”

Draft                                      3’8”

 

Construction

Planked in 1.5” pitch pine all copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers.

Recent work to replace caulking in the garboards and hood ends.

Oak keel and stem.  Stem repaired with new laminated section.

Internal lead trimming ballast of approximately 5 tons.

Laid pine deck, caulked and payed, over a T&G pine sub deck.

Mahogany wheelhouse and butterfly skylight on the foredeck.

Stainless steel stanchions with a mahogany hand rail.

Stainless steel transom hung rudder with wheel steering.

 

 

Rig

She has a mast stepped in a tabernacle on the foredeck.  The current mast is a recently built one but the installation is not yet complete.  The stainless standing rigging is in place but not connected up properly.

 

 

Machinery

Originally fitted with a centreline main engine and a wing engine.  The wing engine has been removed but the shaft and propeller are still in place.

Ford D 4cyl diesel main engine has been rebuilt and is with the boat but not installed.

2  x 12 volt batteries, recently fitted with a Victron 240 volt charger.

80 gallon steel fuel tank under aft deck.

 

 

Accommodation

5 berths including 2 singles in the fore cabin, 1 saloon settee berth and a double in the aft cabin.

Sliding doors into the wheelhouse with helm position to port and settee to starboard with a varnished mahogany table.

Centreline companionway going forward with the galley to port and heads compartment to starboard.

Galley has a Dometic 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill, new in 2018.  Single stainless sink with hot and cold pressurised water and a 12 volt Waeco fridge, new in 2018.

Heads compartment has a Baby Blake sea toilet which discharges directly overboard and a shower with full standing headroom.

Hot water from a gas fired boiler, professionally installed in 2018.

Moving forward into the saloon which is a cosy space with a large wood burning oven and a settee either side.  The port side is large enough to be a berth when needed.  The large wood burner runs a radiator in the aft cabin for added heating, the circulation pump for this needs attention.  Some nice period joinery in the saloon with lockers, side board and nice period fittings.

Bulkhead into the fore cabin with twin V-berths.  Skylight above and access forward into the chain locker.

Steps down from the wheelhouse on the starboard side into the aft cabin with a large double berth on the port side and nice period joinery to starboard.

 

 

Equipment

Steering compass

Garmin chat plotter

Garmin sounder

Autopilot

Large CQR type anchor

20lb CQR type anchor

Manual windlass

Galvanised chain

Warps

Fenders

Beaching legs

Various bunk and berth cushions

Large wood burning stove with oven

Dometic gas stove

Waeco 12 volt fridge

Galley equipment

Gas water boiler

Gas bottle

Baby Blake sea toilet

Various electric bilge pumps

Manual bilge pump

Ford D 4cyl diesel engine, refurbished but not installed.

2 x 12 volt batteries

Victron 240 volt battery charger

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.

 

 

Saunders-Roe Medina Class Motor Yacht

Wooden Ships Comments on this Saunders-Roe Medina Class Motor Yacht

Built in 1937 by Saunders-Roe of Cowes, she was the fifth of eight Medina Class motor yachts built at this yard.

She cruised in northern Europe in the years before the War, when she was commandeered by the Royal Navy as a patrol vessel.  In June 1944 she took part in the D-Day landings, believed as an ambulance boat to carry the wounded from the beaches out to the hospital ships.  Her ships bell is inscribed to her ‘War Service Admiralty 1940-1946’

She has spent most of her life in the hands of owners with a desire to cruise extensively, and she covered most of the European waterways and northern Europe.  The present owners bought her in 2010 and started a major rebuild with Harbour Marine Services in Southwold.  Nominated for Restoration of the Year in 2011 by Classic Boat magazine she was described as ‘the epitome of the gentleman’s motor yacht….immaculately restored.’

The rebuild included replacing a lot of steamed timbers and some planking, strengthening of the hull with many new steel floors and some new keel bolts.  The deck was replaced entirely with teak glued over a sheathed plywood subdeck which gives a stiff and low maintenance deck structure.

Since her launch in 2011 the owners have covered over 20,000Nm including 2 years in the Mediterranean via the French canals visiting Italy and out to Greece, circumnavigation of the UK, 2 years in the Baltic up to Sweden, Poland and getting near the Arctic circle.  Latterly in 2018 she spent time cruising in the Netherlands and the Frisian Islands.  It is rare to find a motor yacht of this pedigree in such well found condition and so well proven as a cruising live aboard yacht.

This yacht is equally comfortable as a long distance cruiser, pootling around home waters and canals or as the most elegant of holiday homes on the water. If you can imagine eating in an art deco oak panelled dining room under a gently swaying oil lamp after a day at sea or lazing on deck this may be the boat for you

In 2013 she was voted as one of Classic Boats 300 most beautiful boats in the world and has featured in numerous magazine articles, including 12 issues of Classic Sailor magazine about her voyaging adventures.

She carries a clinker motor launch of 12′ on the aft coachroof, fitted with a Stuart Turner single cylinder petrol engine.

2020 survey available.

Below is a link to the article from October 2011 in Classic Boat regarding her restoration:

https://southwoldboatyard.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/CB-280-Gralian-Oct-2011-1.pdf

 

Length on deck                 45’8”

Length Waterline             43’8”

Beam                                    11’

Draft                                      4’11”

Thames Tonnage             21TM

 

Construction

Carvel planked in teak fastened with copper rivets to steam bent Canadian Rock Elm timbers.

Timbers are quite light, 4cm x 3cm but closely spaced which was quite unusual at the time of her build.

The timbers extend across the centreline acting as structural floors.  During the refit she had numerous galvanised steel floors added for strength.

External iron ballast keel of 2.1 tons, fastened with bronze keel bolts.  Some keel bolts new in 2010.

Deck replaced entirely in 2010.  Many of the original deck beams were retained.  New plywood deck laid on the deck beams, sheathed externally and finished with a straight laid teak deck glued over the top.  Seams have been finished with butyl rubber.

Original teak cover board has been retained wherever possible and incorporated into the new deck.

The underside of the plywood subdeck was veneered in oak, specially chosen by the owners and glued to the plywood before being laid.

Varnished teak skylight, forehatch and deck boxes on the foredeck.

Raised foredeck with a step down to the side decks either side.  Original cast stanchions with stainless guard wires.

Wheelhouse and aft coachroof with varnished teak coamings.  Mostly chromed bronze windows in the aft coachroof.

Sheathed plywood coachroof deck and wheelhouse roof.

 

 

Rig

Small deck stepped mast in a tabernacle just aft of the wheelhouse of varnished pine, sets a small steadying sail.  This sail is very useful when at anchor and for steadying the motion of the yacht when at sea.

Stainless steel standing rigging to external galvanised chain plates.

 

 

Machinery

Twin Daimler-Benz OM314 85hp 4cyl diesel engines, installed new in 1970.

Top end rebuild on both engines, port engine in 2010, starboard engine in 2017.

Further work in 2010 included new shaft couplings, engine feet, waterlocks, antisyphons and goosenecks fitted. New bearings on drive train.  ‘A’ brackets refitted and shafts realigned.

In 2017 both raw water pumps were replaced, engine room hoses renewed, starboard heat exchanger replaced and port heat exchanger rebuilt.

In 2021 the port shaft bearings were replaced, both stern glands re-packed and the Ambassador rope cutters serviced.

Borg-Warner Velvet Drive gearboxes with stainless shafts to handed 3 blade bronze propellers.  Both propellers re-pitched in 2017.

Cruising speed of 6.5 knots, 9 knots max speed.  Approximately 7 litres/hour total consumption.

2 x start batteries of 110ah each.  Domestic battery bank with 2 x 260ah Mastervolt deep cycle batteries.

Charging from 65 amp engine alternators, or through the Sterling 240 volt 30 amp digital charger when connected to shore power.

Total of 575 litres of diesel in 2 tanks either side in the engine room.  Port side is a painted steel tank, starboard side is stainless steel, new in 2000.

Total of 560 litres of fresh water in 2 galvanised water tanks.  Hotpot calorifier connected to one engine supplying domestic hot water.

1 manual bilge pump, 3 auto electric bilge pumps.

 

 

Accommodation

Beautiful interior that was restored during the refit and as much as possible kept as it was.

6 berths plus a childs berth.  1 double, 4 singles and a childs berth.

Many original art deco features and fittings throughout the interior retaining her period feel and elegance, as well as a great deal of original paneling.

 

Doors either side into the wheelhouse with helm position to port.  A seat either side at the aft end of the wheelhouse.  Centreline companionway going aft.

Starboard side is a single cabin, known as the skippers cabin with a single berth and some nice original joinery.

Port side is the heads compartment with a manual Jabsco sea toilet which discharges into a black tank.  143 litre Tek Tank with a macerator.  Porcelain hand basin with hot and cold pressurised water.  Shower with hot and cold pressurised water and good headroom.

Aft owners cabin with a double berth to starboard and single berth to port.  Original joinery with various drawer units and lockers.  Skylight above.

Moving forward, steps down from the wheelhouse on the starboard side into the saloon.

L-shaped settee to port around a varnished teak dropleaf saloon table.  A pair of built in single armchair style seats set into the teak joinery.  The panelling around the saloon is original with oak panels in teak surrounds.

Solid fuel cabin stove finished in red enamel with a flue through the foredeck.  Fitted new in 2010.

Hot air heating system via two separate Webasto diesel fired heaters, one for the forward sections and one for the aft sections of the yacht.

Varnished teak skylight above.

Centreline door going forward into the galley .  To port is a 4 burner Alpes Inox gas stove with oven and grill.  To starboard is a varnished wooden worktop with twin stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot and cold water.  Galley joinery is all teak with numerous storage lockers.

Port side door into the forecabin which has 2 single berths to port and a child berth to starboard.

Vitrifrigo 95 fridge with freezer compartment fitted new in 2020 with a keel cooler, in a locker on the starboard side.

 

 

 

Full specification and details available upon request

 

Interior photos of aft cabin, fore cabin and bucket seats courtesy of Emily Harris Photography

 

Disclaimer:

These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.

 

 

Philip 50 Motor Yacht

Wooden Ships Comments on this Philips 50 Motor Yacht

Philips 50 motor yacht designed and built for Sir George White Bt. by Philip and Sons Ltd of Dartmouth in 1963.  Built to Lloyds 100A1 classification.

White Mouse II was the second of 6 boats built to this design, some differing slightly in their construction methods and deck layouts.

Purchased by the current owner in 2009, she was returned to her home port of Dartmouth where she has been based ever since.  A series of significant refits have been undertaken, most recently by Silvers Marine in 2019/2020, along with more general and diligent annual maintenance by a team of skilled local tradespersons.  This yacht has been exceptionally well cared for during the last 12 years and is now a shining example of British naval architecture and boat building from her period.

With 6 berths in 3 cabins, including 2 large doubles, plus 2 extra singles in the wheelhouse, she has a very spacious and comfortable interior.  The current interior layout and joinery was fitted in the early 1990’s during a major refit by the previous owner and is a modern yet sympathetic upgrade from her original layout, much more suited to modern cruising and the way motor yachts are used today.

A very comfortable, elegant and sophisticated motor yacht in nice condition with a well documented history of maintenance and refit in recent years.

Condition surveys from 2017 and 2019 with full records of work done after those reports.

Link below to the full article on this yacht in Motorboat and Yachting Magazine:

https://www.whitemouse2.org/media/whitemouse2.mby.homecoming.glory.pdf

 

Length on deck                 52’10”

Length Overall                   55’

Length Waterline             47’

Beam                                    14’6”

Draft                                      4’3”

Displacement                    35 tonnes approx.

Thames Tonnage             40TM

 

Construction

Planked in mahogany with a layer of diagonal planking overlaid with a single skin of traditional fore and aft planking.  Between the layers is Kalico and white lead as was common for this type of construction commonly used for RNLI lifeboats of this period.

Total hull thickness is 40mm, just over 1.5”.

The 2 skins are fastened through with copper rivets, stiffened by 2” x 2” steamed Canadian Rock Elm timbers at 12” centres.

Fore and aft stringers are fastened with large copper rivets for added stiffness.

Major hull refit in 2019 including complete strip back to bare wood and repair of hull planking in various places as required.

Semi swept solid teak deck with varnished teak cover boards.  Secret nail fastened.  Deck re-caulked and payed in 2010.

Low bulwark all round on wooden stanchions with a varnished teak capping rail.

Painted galvanised stanchions with varnished teak capping.

Original varnished teak skylight, hatch and deck boxes on the foredeck.

Chromed bronze fairleads and bollard cleats.

Varnished teak coachroof coamings and wheelhouse with chrome framed windows and portlights.

Varnished teak sliding doors either side of the wheelhouse

Fore and aft coackroof decks laid in scrubbed teak over a marine plywood subdeck.

 

 

Machinery

Twin Perkins 6.354 6cyl 105hp naturally aspirated diesel engines installed new in 1963.

Professionally maintained on a regular basis in present ownership.

Borg Warner Velvet Drive hydraulic gearboxes with stainless shafts to fixed 3 blade bronze propellers.  8 knots cruising speed

Hydraulic steering with twin bronze rudders.

2 x 12 volt battery bank for port engine 24 volt starting, 220ah.

4 x 12 volt batteries producing 24 volts for starboard engine starting and domestics, total 440ah

2 x 12 volt batteries producing 12 volts, total of 240ah

2 x 12 volt batteries for generator starting, total 170ah

Onan 14kva installed diesel generator with separate start batteries.

Victron Skylla 24 volt 75amp battery charger.  Victron Atlas 1200 watt inverter.

800 gallons of diesel in 2 steel tanks under the saloon sole.  Fuel filtration systems with flow meters.

Pair of Vosper Thornycroft Naiad stabilisers.

400 gallons of fresh water in galvanised steel tanks.

 

 

Accommodation

8 berths in total including double owners cabin aft, double guest cabin forward, twin cabin and 2 singles in the wheelhouse.

Large wheelhouse with central helm seat.  Large settee at aft end of wheelhouse with Pullman back to create 2 large single berths.  Table can be fitted in place to give comfortable seating for 7/8 people.

Starboard side steps going aft with large owners cabin across the full breadth of the hull.  Large double berth with vast storage space in lockers either side under side decks.

Ensuite heads compartment, shared with twin cabin, has a vacuum sea toilet which discharges directly overboard.  Hand basin and full height shower with pressurised hot and cold water.

Twin guest cabin to port with 2 large single berths with comfortable custom made mattresses.  Door giving access to en-suite heads compartment.

Starboard side steps down from wheelhouse into main saloon with comfortable L-shaped seating to port around a dropleaf saloon table.  Great visibility and light from large saloon windows.

Joinery along starboard side with various storage lockers including elegant drinks cabinet.

Central steps down to the galley which is largely open to the saloon making for a sociable atmosphere.

Galley has a Zanussi 4 ring electric hob top with stainless fiddle rails.  Panasonic inverter oven/microwave.  Built in 24 volt Frigoboat fridge.  Single deep stainless sink with pressurised hot and cold water.  Large custom quartz worktop with vast amount of storage space in and around the galley.

Starboard side heads compartment with vacuum sea toilet that discharges directly overboard.  Hand basin and full height shower with hot and cold pressurised water.

Centreline door into large forward cabin with a double berth and many storage lockers.  Door into the shared heads compartment.

 

 

 

 

Full specification and details available upon request

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.

 

 

RNLB Barnett Class

Wooden Ships Comments on this RNLB Barnett Class

Ex RNLB Barnett Class, designed by James Barnett and built by Groves and Gutteridge of Cowes in 1956/57.

Sympathetically and carefully converted to provide comfortable accommodation making her a very capable, interesting and comfortable cruising motor yacht.

Serving with the RNLI from 1957 – 1986 in Weymouth and Galway Bay, she undertook nearly 400 service launches.  She then went on to work for a contractor for Trinity House, servicing navigation marks in the Bristol Channel, before being sold into private ownership for conversion.  She was rescued by the current owner lying on a beach in Lowestoft in 2002, no major alterations had been carried out and most of her original gear and equipment was still with the boat.  There started a steady and sympathetic conversion to create a practical and comfortable modern motor cruising yacht without losing the patina and history of her past.

The aft cockpit had been opened up giving a comfortable seating area, joined to the newly converted saloon aft of the wheelhouse with a fitted galley, heads and large double berth.  The wheelhouse remains largely original with her RNLI wheel and binnacle and access to the large engine room through a water tight door.  The forward cabin with separate access through the forehatch has been converted to a large twin berth cabin with separate heads compartment.

On deck she retains all her original features and fittings, including the huge Fishermans anchors used to secure the lifeboat and veer down on a wreck on the rocks, although these are not used they are kept on deck for originality

Her original Gardner 6LW engines are in superb condition and offer very economical cruising.

This is not just an old lifeboat, this is a comfortable cruising motor yacht with a rich history and pedigree, capable of going anywhere and a yacht that will open up a whole new world to her next owners.

Current undercover berth in Dartmouth available on long term basis subject to negotiation with owner of berthing facility.

 

Length on Deck                 52’

Length Overall                   52

Length Waterline             49’6”

Beam                                    14’

Draft                                      4’6”

 

 

Construction

Double diagonal mahogany planking with a layer of Calico and white lead between.  Copper rivet fastened through.  Total hull thickness of 1”.

Steamed oak frames of 3” x 1.75” at 10” centres.

Galvanised strap floors across the centreline providing a large amount of stiffness to the hull.

External iron ballast with bronze keel bolts.

Large section beam shelf and bilge stringer.  Galvanised hanging knee from the deck in way of  every frame.

Deck made from double diagonal mahogany similar to the hull.  Finished externally in Treadmaster non-slip deck sheeting.

Rivetted aluminium superstructure to original design, except for aft end which has been cut down to creat an aft cockpit.  Decks are clear with wide side decks.

Wooden toe rail all round on galvanised supports.  Galvanised stanchions with chain guard lines between.

Heavy duty cast bronze deck fittings including original bronze stemhead fitting.

Wheel steering with rod and gear connection to the rudder.  Modern autopilot system.

 

 

Machinery

Twin Gardner 6LW 72hp 6 cylinder diesel engines installed new in 1957.

Gardner gearboxes with single lever Morse controls.  Bronze shafts to fixed 3 blade bronze propellers set in tunnels to protect the propellers.

7 knots cruising speed, 9 knots max at 12 litres/hour.  Safe working range of 600Nm

Total fuel capacity of 1100 litres in a stainless stank to port and plastic Tek Tank to starboard.

200 litres of fresh water in plastic tanks under the saloon.

4 x 12 volt domestic batteries under forecabin berth.  2 x 12 volt engine start batteries in the engine room.

Charged from engine alternators or through Stirling Power Pro Charge 50 amp 240 volt charger.  Installed shore power system.  Second stand by charger of 20 amps.

2500 watt petrol generator in the engine room.

2500w Stirling Power inverter running off domestic batteries.

Electric Side Power SP95Ti bow thrusters.

1 manual bilge pump and 2 engine driven bilge pumps.

 

 

Accommodation

4 berths including a large double in main saloon and 2 large single berths in forward cabin.

Forward cabin accessed via a riveted aluminium forehatch with steps down.  Spacious cabin with a large single berth either side, storage beneath the berths.

Centerline doorway going forward into a large heads compartment with a Jabsco manual sea toilet which discharges directly overboard.  Hand basin with manually pumped fresh water.

Side entrance doors into the wheelhouse with central helm position.  Watertight door forward into the large engine space.

Centreline steps down aft into main saloon which was converted to current arrangement by the present owner.

Very large double berth, part of which converts into a settee, is set to port and goes in under the wheelhouse sole.

Galley aft port side with a Plastimo Neptune 2500 twin burner stove with oven and grill.  Single stainless sink with hot and cold pressurised water plus good work space and storage beneath.  Microwave and 12 volt fridge set into joinery on starboard side.

Large amounts of storage space in lockers and drawers around the saloon, cleverly thought out to gain the most from the space.

Steps down to a heads compartment on starboard side under the wheelhouse with a Blakes Lavac sea toilet and hand basin.

Steps and doors going aft out into the aft cockpit with good seating and a canvas cover for poor weather.

 

 

Full specification and details available upon request

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.

 

 

Souters Motor Yacht

Wooden Ships Comments on this Souters Motor Yacht

Designed by W.A. Souter and Son Ltd, built by Clare Lallow Ltd of Cowes and fitted out by Port Hamble Ltd in 1968.

She has been in the present ownership for over 40 years, bought in 1978, and has been a superb family boat, lived aboard for several months a year and cruised around the south coast and northern Europe.

With a very generous beam and high freeboard this boat has a cavernous interior offering 8 berths and 2 heads plus lovely outside space for use in nice weather.

In 2015 the boat was re-engined at great expense with twin Yanmar 315hp diesels meaning she is now a super reliable boat with quite economic power.  The engines were fully serviced in October 2020.

She is a very original boat, her joinery is untouched since she left Port Hamble in 1968 and she has a comfortable and spacious feel to the interior.

A fine big boat, capable of 24 knots cruising speed, that will stand out from the crowd of plastic in the marina.

 

Length on Deck               39’

Beam                                 13’4”

Draft                                  3’

Thames Tonnage            23TM

 

 

Construction

Cold moulded diagonal Honduras mahogany, likely to be glued with resorcinol glue.

Sheathed externally from new with Cascover.  Mahogany chine rails and spray rails screwed and glued over the Cascover.

Lattice of longitudinal and athwartship plywood members in the bilge, bonded together in the corners with glass fibre tape.  This forms a very strong and rigid framework in the bilge providing stiffness for the hull as well as being strong mounts for the engines.

Marine plywood decks, sheathed in Glass fibre externally and finished in non-slip deck paint.  Aft deck over aft cabin and cockpit sole in straight laid teak over plywood.

Coachroof coamings made from mahogany.  Alloy framed windows with reinforced glass in the coamings and wheelhouse.

Self draining aft cockpit with doors from the aft cabin.  Teak laid sole and varnished mahogany thwarts that have large lockers under.

 

 

Machinery

Twin Yanmar 315hp 6LPA-STP2 6cyl turbo charged marine diesels, installed new in 2015.  These are 4.1 litre 24 valve engines based on a Toyota engine.

Cruising speed of 24 knots.

Full service including new cambelts in October 2020.  Minimal running hours since installation.

Yanmar KMH-50A gearboxes with a 2.13:1 ratio.  Stainless shafts to handed 4 blade bronze propellers, new in 2016.  Shafts run through bronze P-brackets.

New stainless steel trim tabs fitted in 2015.

4 fuel tanks with link pipes.  Aft tank under the aft deck is a 100 gallon plywood tank bonded into the hull and sheathed internally.  This recently had a stainless inspection hatch installed and was totally cleaned and checked.  Engine room has a new plastic tank to starboard and an original sheathed plywood tank to port plus a Stainless tank forward.

2 x 120ah AGM domestic batteries and 2 x 110ah lead acid engine start batteries.  Both these banks are linked to provide 24 volt.  Charged from engine alternators.  C-tek 240 volt charger for use when on shore power.

Separate 12 volt battery for the anchor windlass located in chain locker forward.

 

 

Accommodation

8 berths including 3 doubles and 2 singles.

6’ headroom in the saloon.  6’8” headroom forward.

Joinery is mainly Sycamore and is all original.

Helm position on the bridge to port with a crew seat to starboard.  Great visibility all round from this high vantage point.

Steps down from the bridge into the main saloon.  Settee to starboard that folds out to a double berth.  Saloon table to port with L-shaped seating around it giving comfortable space for 6 people to eat.

Step down going forward with galley to starboard.  U-shaped galley for ease of use with a Thetford 2 burner gas stove with grill.  Below is a Sanyo 240v microwave combi oven.  Electrolux 24volt fridge with freezer compartment.  Single stainless sink with hot and cold pressurised water.  Ample work space and storage lockers.

Gas water heater above the galley supplying domestic hot water.

To port is a heads compartment with her original Baby Blake sea toilet in pink porcelain.  Matching pink hand basin and formica.  Shower with hot and cold pressurised water.

Heads can be accessed from the saloon or from the forward cabin making this an en-suite cabin.

Forward cabin has vast headroom with 2 single berths and anchor locker beyond.

Access to aft cabin via steps down on port side.  Full width cabin with a large double berth each side.

Heads compartment to starboard, similar to forward compartment, with pink Baby Blake, hand basin and shower.

Doors out of the aft cabin into the cockpit.

 

 

Full specification and details available upon request

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.

 

 

58′ Motor Yacht

Wooden Ships Comments on this 58′ Motor Yacht

Built as a private yacht in 1968 on the lines of a traditional fishing boat, commissioned by Frederick Parks of Baston Deepsea Fisheries.  The hull and decks were built by the BIM Shipyard in Killybeg, County Donegap, she was then fitted out in Malahide with various cabins as seen today.

She has spent the last 20+ years working as a commercial dive charter vessel, offering residential diving holidays with comfortable accommodation with the ability to reach more inaccessible areas of coast and sea that smaller day boats access.

Although her commercial ticket has lapsed, she was coded to Category 2 for 10 passenegrs + 2 crew.  The fundamentals of this are still in place and her licence could be reinstated relatively easily if a new owner so wished. This would require some new life saving equipment and updated engine room fire system.  The fact she has been coded for the last 20 years means she has been regularly surveyed and kept up in good condition as required by the MCA.

With a total of 13 berths in 4 cabins, 3 heads compartments, large galley and comfortable deck saloon, she is an ideal platform for a commercial boat or a private expedition yacht for extended cruising in remote places.  Twin Volvo Penta diesels give reliable and economic propulsion, with 240v power from inverters or the 18kva generator.

A fine big motor yacht in seemingly good structural condition with the potential to fulfil a multitude of roles in the future

 

Length on Deck               58’

Beam                                 18’

Draft                                  8’2”

 

 

Construction

Planked in larch on sawn oak frames, fastened with galvanised boat nails.  Some fastenings withdrawn for survey inspection approximately 2011.

Oak floors across the centreline side fastened to the sawn frames.  No external ballast keel.

Semi-swept solid laid 2.5” iroko foredeck, caulked and payed, with a bulwark all round on stanchions mounted through the coverboard.

Side and aft decks overlaid with marine plywood and sheathed in GRP, professionally done in 2016/2017.  Bulwarks continue aft with a heavy capping rail plus a further guard rail above.

Wheelhouse made from marine plywood on a wooden frame.  5 wheelhouse windows replaced in 2018.

 

 

Machinery

Twin Volvo Penta D7AAT 6cyl 180hp turbo charged marine diesels.  Engines fitted new in 2000.  Approximately 10,000 hrs use.

Oils and filters changed every 350 hours.  Valve clearances checked at approximately 9000 hrs.

Stainless shafts to handed 3 blade bronze propellers.  Fuel consumption of 25 litres/hour at cruising speed of approximately 9 knots.  Maximum speed of 10 knots.

3 separate painted steel fuel tanks with total capacity of 5500 Litres giving a range of approximately 1900Nm.

Single galvanised steel water tank of 4000 Litres.

Beta Marine 18Kva installed diesel generator, fitted new in 1996.  Approximately 17,000 hrs.  Serviced every 300 hrs.  New heat exchanger in 2017.  Injector pump rebuilt.

24 volt domestic systems from a bank of 8 x 125ah lead acid batteries.

2 x 12 volt starter batteries giving 12 volts for starter motors.

12 volt start battery for generator.

Batteries charged with a 100 amp transmotor on starboard engine. 24v alternator on each engine for starter batteries.

Victron 50 amp 240 volt battery charger powered by shore power or generator.

Diesel fired heating and hot water boiler, fitted new in 2019.

 

 

Accommodation

13 berths in total including 5 single berths in aft cabin, double cabin, twin cabin and 4 berth forward cabin.

Aft and double cabins are ensuite, plus a separate heads and shower forward.

All cabin spaces are centrally heated.

Large useable deck space above deck saloon with access via steps in the wheelhouse.  Some sheltered seating with masses of storage space for toys and equipment.

Deck saloon with doors opening onto the aft deck.  Saloon on two levels with 2 tables and settees giving comfprtable seating for up to 14 people.

Athwartships galley forward of the saloon.  Gas galley stove with 4 burners and twin ovens.  Fixed stove with high fiddle rails all round.  Full height 240 volt fridge and ample storage space for a charter vessel of her size.  Microwave oven plus a double deep fat fryer.  Fully equipped galley.  Chest freezer on upper deck.

Wheelhouse has a side entrance door each side with steps and hatch to upper deck at the aft end.

Steps down to the five berth aft cabin from the saloon.  Comfrtable cabin with full headroom.  En-suite heads compartment with an electric Lavac sea toilet, bath, shower and hand basin.  Pressurised hot and cold water.

2 midships cabin, one double and one twin.  Double cabin has an en-suites heads compartment with shower and electric Lavac heads.

Forward cabin with 4 single berths and storage space.

Forward heads compartment for communal use with electric Lavac heads, shower and hand basin.

 

 

 

 

Full specification and details available upon request

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.

 

 

Admiralty MFV

Wooden Ships Comments on this Admiralty MFV

Built in 1944 for the Admiralty by JJ Lawrence and Co Ltd of Lieth as MFV 625.  Sold by the Admiralty into private ownership in 1967, after which she was converted to a yacht in 1974.

The ship served most of her time in the Mediterranean after being deployed to Algiers in 1944 for habrbour duties, servicing the larger warships while in port before heading to Malta.  After the war she returned to Plymouth and was used as a training ship for the Sea Cadet Corps.

After being converted to her current configuration by a previous owner, she has been used as a cruising live aboard for which she has proved to be very comfortable.  Regular and thorough maintenance has kept her in lovely condition.  She is currently in commission and ready to go to sea.

2018 survey available.

 

Length Overall                   49’9″

Beam                                    15’3″

Draft                                      6’1″

Displacement                    26 tons

 

Construction

Planked in Larch fastened with iron nails to sawn Oak frames.

Straight laid Douglas Fir decks, caulked and payed with pitch in the traditional manner.  Overlaid with bonded marine plywood which is sheathed externally with glass cloth.  Heavy oak deck beams and supporting knees.

Bulwark all round on stanchions mounted through the coverboards with a varnished hardwood capping rail.  Recently stripped and sanded then finished with Deks Olje D1.

Wheelhouse is constructed with a hardwood frame and marine plywood panels.  Excellent all round visibility and a sliding door either side

No external ballast keel except for an external steel shoe.  Internal lead trimming ballast.

 

 

Rig

Small bermudan ketch rig with steadying sail.

Varnished wooden masts and booms with stainless steel standing rigging to external chain plates.  Masts stripped and varnished in 2015.

Tan terylene sails including mainsail, mizzen and jib.

 

 

Machinery

Foden FD6 MkI 120hp 2 stroke diesel installed in 1955.  Mechanical 3:1 reduction gearbox with single lever controls to a fixed 3 blade bronze propeller.  Engine and gearbox overhauled 2005.

Complete professional service and injector service in 2020.

5000 litres of diesel in 2 separate plastic fuel tanks in the engine room.  The vessel currently has 4000 litres of diesel aboard.

454 litres of fresh water in 2 separate plastic water tanks.

Calorifier for hot water run from main engine or using 240v immersion.

12v and 24v systems with 13 new batteries in 4 banks.  Charging from engine alternator or through 240v chargers.

5kva Onan generator in sound proof box.  Fully integrated 240v shore power system.

Vetus electric bow thruster.

Wheel steering with cables and emergency tiller.

Diesel fired hot air cabin heating system.

 

 

Accommodation

5 berths in 3 separate sleeping cabins.  Twin cabin forward, owners cabin aft with a double berth and single aft crew cabin.

Nicely finished in rich varnished mahogany.

Spacious and light wheelhouse with U-shaped seating around the aft end and a central table.

Steps down from the wheelhouse into the main saloon,  door either side at base of steps into the aft quarter cabins.   Dinette seating area to port with varnished mahogany saloon table.  2 person settee on the starboard side.  8′ headroom under the main coachroof.

Moving forward with the galley to port.  4 burner gas stove with oven and grill installed new in 2020, twin stainless sinks, microwave and LEC fridge.  6′ headroom in the galley.

Heads compartment to starboard opposite the galley with an electric Jabsco sea toilet, hand basin and small bath with shower.  Pressurised hot and cold running water.

Forward into forecabin with twin V-berths.

 

 

Full specification and details available upon request

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.

 

Silvers Brown Owl Motor Yacht

Wooden Ships Comments on this Silvers Brown Owl Motor Yacht

Built in 1935 by James A.  Silver of Rosneath to the John Bain Brown Owl design.

An all teak Silvers built motor yacht was the best money could buy at the time and John Bain is famous for his numerous designs of classic motor yachts.  The Brown Owl typifies Bains design philosophy to create boats with elegance, charm and class while still having very comfortable accommodation and deck space.

Her history is well documented from her time serving with the Royal Navy in Scapa Flow during World War II, through several owners eventually ending up in Belgium before being bought by the current owner in1996.  During their fastidious ownership, the current owners have maintained her to a very good standard, keeping faithful to the original John Bain concept and have cruised extensively around the south of England and northern France.  She has been an excellent, reliable and very comfortable cruising yacht on which the family have spent many long and happy periods.

Upon purchasing the boat the current owners started a 5 year professional refit in Lowestoft with a team of skilled shipwrights, during which time the decks, hood ends and garboards were re-fastened, the stem replaced with associated stem knees and 3 planks in the bows, a complete re-wire and overhaul of all the machinery and systems.

The design incorporates a central wheelhouse on a raised deck which vastly increases the interior volume allowing for much more space in the saloon.  This feature was a development and significant improvement on the first Brown Owl design.  Her accommodation offers 6 comfortable berths in 4 separate sleeping cabins plus 2 heads.

A true pedigree motor with elegant lines, used each summer in this long ownership but now needing a thorough cosmetic refit.

Length on Deck                 54’3″

Length Waterline             50′

Beam                                    12′

Draft                                      5’1″

Air draft                               30′ masts up/12’6″ masts down

Thames Tonnage             29TM

 

 

Construction

Planked in teak, all copper fastened to oak timbers.

Galvanised strap floors across the centreline

Oak keel with an external ballast keel of around 2 tons.

Laid teak deck, coated in a plastic paint called Unitex giving a tough and watertight surface.

Bronze stanchions all round with a teak handrail.

Varnished teak wheelhouse.

 

 

Rig

She carries a small rig with steadying sails.  Mainsail and mizzen on varnished wooden masts and spars.

 

 

Machinery

Twin Vetus Cummins 4BT3.9M 4cyl 60hp diesels.  Installed new in 1989.

Originally fitted as 150hp engines with turbo chargers, they were altered with new fuel pumps and turbochargers removed to give a slow revving very efficient engine developing approximately 60hp.  These have been more than adequate for the boat and are extremely reliable and fuel efficient.

Borg Warner Velvet Drive gearboxes with single lever controls to 3 blade 27″ bronze propellers.  8 knots cruising speed at 3 gallons/hour.  Approximately 800Nm range.

HFL 6kva generator installed in the engine room, new in 1996.  Sea water cooled.

Balmar 95 amp high output alternator on the starboard main engine.

Domestic systems running on 24 volt supplied by a 400ah deep cycle bank of 12 x 2volt cells.

12 volt system for some navigation instruments supplied by a single 100ah 12 volt battery.

240 volt system comprises of shore power, the generator or 3 x 1200W Victron inverters, which coupled with the large battery bank can provide silent running for significant periods of time.

Mastervolt 24volt 50amp charger powered by shore power or the generator.

2 x 36W solar panels on the wheelhouse roof provide a constant and steady charge to the batteries.

1557 litres of diesel carried in 3 tanks including a main tank and 2 day tanks.  Main tank bronze and day tanks in painted steel.

967 litres of fresh water carried in a single bronze tank beneath the saloon cabin sole.

 

 

Accommodation

6 berths in 4 separate sleeping cabins including 2 single berths in the forepeak, 2 single cabins and an owners cabin aft with twin berths.

Much original joinery giving a lovely feel to the accommodation.

Central wheelhouse with helm position to port.  Chart desk on the port side with a comfortable single seat at the aft end.

Central companionway going aft with a single cabin either side and an owners cabin the full breadth of the hull at the aft end.

The bulkheads are all varnished mahogany as is the joinery in the cabins.  Each single cabin has a single berth with storage below and a full height hanging locker.

Heads compartment to port with a Jabsco manual sea toilet, hand basin and a bath with shower over.

The owners cabin aft has 2 large single berths and a central drawer unit, all in varnished mahogany.  There is an ensuite heads unit cleverly hidden away to starboard with a Jabsco manual sea toilet and hand basin.

Companionway going forward from the wheelhouse is slightly offset to starboard with steps down into the main saloon.  The forward bulkhead is beautifully panelled in varnished teak and is surely original.

Large varnished mahogany saloon table set on the port side with a settee to port.

Entrance to the engine room on the port side at the aft end of the saloon.

Moving forward with steps down to the galley which covers the full breadth of the hull.  Cooking is done on a twin ring induction hob with a 240 volt oven.  Twin stainless sinks are very deep and well suited to a sea going galley.  240 volt fridge and plenty of storage space around the galley.

Centreline door into the forward cabin with a single berth either side plus storage beneath the berths.

 

 

 

 

Full specification and details available upon request

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.

 

 

Converted Tug Boat

Wooden Ships Comments on this Converted Tug Boat

Built in Papendrecht, Holland in 1915 as a steam tug.  Converted some years ago and refurbished by the current professional shipwright owner for use on the European canals.  She has been an excellent cruising home for the couple who own her, providing comfortable accommodation on a very sturdy and capable vessel.

Her history has been well documented, built for a shipping company of the same name, Risico, she was one of 4 identical tugs towing oil barges around the canals and rivers of Holland.  She worked as a tug boat until 1974 in Dutch waters although her original steam engine was replaced with diesel in the late 1940’s when she changed hands.  She continued to work pulling general cargo barges until 1974 when she had her first light conversion and spent 10 years as a charter fishing vessel.  After this she went into private ownership and has been a cherished and well maintained private yacht ever since.

Her lay out is largely as it would have been in her working days although the interior fit out and joinery has been designed for comfortable live aboard cruising.

Perfect boat for the canals with her shallow draft but equally capable of coastal cruising.

Length on Deck               52’

Beam                                 11’1”

Draft                                  4’6”

 

Construction

Riveted steel hull with iron frames.  Hull finished in black tar in the traditional way.

Steel decks.

Steel bulwark all round with a hand railing

Steel coachroof with a varnished teak wheelhouse.

 

Machinery

Scania Vabis DSI 10 200hp 6cyl diesel installed in 1971

Hydraulic 3.3:1 gearbox to a centreline 4 blade fixed bronze propeller gives 8 knots cruising speed at 10 litres/hour.  Comfortable low speed for canal work.

2 x 1000 litre steel fuel tanks.

300 litre steel water tank.

200ah of battery capacity with 12v, 24v and 230v systems aboard.  Installed shore power system.

 

Accommodation

4 berths in 2 separate cabins.  6’6 headroom in wheelhouse and forward cabin.

Small dinette seating area in the wheelhouse for 2 people.  Steps down going forward into main saloon.

Galley to starboard with heads compartment starboard side aft.

Heads has a manual sea toilet and hand basin with hot and cold pressurised water.

Galley has a 3 burner gas hob with a single stainless sink.  Ample storage below the galley.

Small seating are in the saloon to port.

Forward is a large double berth with a curtain for privacy.

Aft cabin access from a hatch in aft coachroof.  Large double berth laid athwartships, can be converted in 2 settees if required.

Separate heads compartment in aft cabin with a manual sea toilet and hand basin.

Engine room is amidships, accessed from a hatch on deck.

 

 

Full specification and details available upon request

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.