Sailing yachts

Converted Danish MFV

(REF: 17885)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Jensen and Lauridsen
  • Year: 1941
  • Location: Holland
  • Length on deck: 56'2"
  • Beam: 17'
  • Draft: 8'6"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Converted Danish MFV

Built by Jensen and Lauridsen of Esbjerg, Denmark in 1941 as a motor fishing vessel.  She is typical of the Danish fishing boats with a bluff bow, sweeping sheer and elliptical counter stern.

Sold by Wooden Ships to the present owner in 1995, she has been a live aboard and cruising boat since then with regular maintenance and haul outs when necessary.  The interior has been largely rebuilt by the present owner to give a comfortable living space and berths for 6 people.

The boat is fully functioning and ready to be steamed away.  She was last dry docked in 2014 at which time the usual amounts of caulking were replaced and some necessary planking.  The bulwarks have been renewed entirely in the last 5 years.

Length on Deck                 56’2″

Length Overall                   65’10”

Beam                                    17′

Draft                                      8’6″




Planked in 2.5″ oak planking fastened with iron nails to heavy sawn oak frames.

All internal iron ballast.

Straight laid solid Pine deck, fastened to oak deck beams and caulked and payed in the traditional manner with pitch.

High bulwarks all round on oak stanchions with pine bulwark planking and a heavy capping rail.

Wheelhouse aft with good visibility.




Two masts in a ketch rig formation but not used for sailing.  The boom on the main mast acts as a derrick crane for loading and unloading the dinghy/cargo.  The mizzen mast can act as a steadying sail.  Short bowsprit fitted.




Hundested 2 cylinder 160hp 2 stroke diesel fitted in 1972.

These engines work with a direct connection to the shaft and no gearbox.  Control of the vessel is done with the Hundested 2 blade Variable Pitch propeller.

6 knots cruising speed at 100rpm using 1.25 gallons/hour, 8 knots at 180rpm.

Very economical engine, quiet running and very smooth.

7000 litres of fuel in 4 separate steel tanks.

1250 litres of water in 5 separate tanks.

12 volt and 24 volt ships systems with new batteries.

Charging from 100amp engine alternator or a 24 volt generator with a single cylinder lister engine.  240 volt generator on deck.



New interior fitted in present ownership with one large double berth and 4 single berths.

Accommodation is in the forward part of the ship with the engine room and systems at the aft end and separated by a bulkhead.

Steps down into the accommodation from a forward hatch.  Large heads at the forward wend with an electric sea toilet, masses of storage, a hot water shower and hand basin.

Aft of this is the galley with a gas stove, twin stainless sinks and large work surface area.

Hot water is from a gas fired heater with electric pressure pump.

Port side door in the bulkhead going aft into the main saloon with a saloon table to starboard and seating around it for approximately 8 people.

Aft of the saloon is the cabin area with a double berth on the centreline and 2 single berths each side, one above the other.



Full specification and details available upon request





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.