Sailing yachts

McLean Gentlemans Motor Yacht

(REF: 18983)


  • Designer: McLean and Sons, Hugh
  • Builder: Hugh McLean and Sons
  • Year: 1935
  • Location: Wales
  • Length on deck: 48'
  • Beam: 12'1"
  • Draft: 5'

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Wooden Ships Comments on this McLean Gentlemans Motor Yacht

A classic gentleman’s motor yacht built in 1935 by Hugh McLean & Sons at Govan in Glasgow. At that time she was the subject of much interest in the Yachting press and was featured at length in an article in the magazine The Motor Boat.

Major refit undertaken by current owners between 2017 and 2018 which has involved a new deck, alterations to the wheelhouse and internal joinery as well as being completely re-wired.  The vast majority of the planned work has been completed with some interior fit out jobs left to be completed.

She has 3 separate sleeping cabins with a total of 6 berths and potential to add another cabin if required.  She is a very elegant and attractive motor yacht with great pedigree and is generally thought to be in excellent structural condition.

Surveyed in October 2020, details of this inspection are available on request.

Length on Deck                 48′

Beam                                    12’1″

Draft                                      5′




Planked in pitch pine on oak frames all copper fastened.

Wrought iron strap floors across the centreline.

New decks laid in teak glued to a marine plywood sub deck.  Varnished teak cover board and toe rail.

Galvanised stanchions and guard rails in the original style with varnished teak capping rails.

Varnished teak wheelhouse, widened in the recent refit with a sheathed plywood deck.

Large aft deck with a step up to a raised mid section.




Twin Beta Marine 90hp diesels installed new in 2005.

Stainless shafts to handed 4 blade bronze propellers

Inside and outside helm positions.




6 berths in 3 separate cabins.

Steps down into the wheelhouse with a settee either side and helm position forward to port.

Steps down forward into the lower saloon with a large L-shape settee to port and side board with storage to starboard.  Nicely finished varnished joinery throughout.

Forward into the forecabin with twin V-berths and a hand basin.

Going aft from the wheelhouse, steps down into the galley to starboard and twin cabin to port.

Galley was entirely new in the refit with mahogany lockers and a hardwood work surface.  Twin stainless sinks.  Electric cooker to be fitted.  Under counter 12 volt fridge.

Twin cabin with 2 good sized single berths

Shower compartment to starboard, currently emptied and requiring fit out to new owners spec.

Heads in a separate compartment with a new Jabsco 12 volt electric sea toilet fitted with a holding tank.

Aft cabin with lovely period joinery and twin berths




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.