Sailing yachts

MFV project

(REF: 20861)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Herd and Mackenzie
  • Year: 1960
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 73'
  • Beam: 20'
  • Draft: 10'

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Wooden Ships Comments

MFV built by Herd and Mackenzie of Buckie in 1960 as a Seine netter.  Sold out of fishing and converted for charter work and sea angling.

More recently she came to Dartmouth and was sadly abandoned by her previous owners so she has been seized and is now the property of the harbour authority.  She is being sold as is on the condition that a new owner moves the vessel to another location.

She cannot move under her own steam as the main engine is seized.

The exact condition of the hull is unknown but there is clear evidence of structural decay and problems that will need to be addressed.

This is not a project for the faint hearted or inexperienced but if a large MFV is being sought she could be returned to fine fettle once again with a major rebuild.

Length on Deck                 73′

Beam                                    20′

Draft                                      10′




Traditional heavy construction of larch on oak frames, iron fastened.

Solid straight laid deck.

High bulwark all round on stanchions mounted through the cover board

Wheelhouse in steel with small coachroof of timber coamings.




Small gaff ketch rig, mainly just steadying sail, on solid wooden masts and spars.

Sais in heavy tan Duradon cloth.




Gardner 8LXB 8 cylinder marine diesel.

Engine has apparently been flooded to the dipstick level and is currently seized.




Rudimentary accommodation has been fitted by a previous owner when she was converted for pleasure diving.

Large wheelhouse fitted out in T&G pine with a table and seating to port and a galley.

Space below could be converted to suit a new owner.

Reflex diesel cabin heater in the saloon space.



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.