Wooden Ships Comments on this Wooden Motor Yacht
Launched in 2014, she was built by a Dartmouth shipwright owner for his own use as a retirement hobby.
Inspiration for the design was taken from several places but the tight canoe stern and clinker planking are clearly a nod to the Scandinavian and Dutch boat builders so she very much has the look of a sturdy and capable coastal fishing boat. That feeling has been echoed with the design of the wheelhouse giving her a purposeful yet very attractive look. There is no doubt this boat will turn heads wherever she goes and look after her crew in comfort whatever the season.
Built with good materials, she has been well cared for by all her owners. The engine, systems and structure of the boat are all in very fine condition and she is ready to go off exploring right away.
The interior layout is perfect for a couple offering a very large double berth up forward, full headroom throughout, comfortable saloon and separate heads compartment. She would look perfect heading down the French canals or anchored in the Isles of Scilly.
Length on Deck 27′
Clinker planked in good quality Scottish slow grown 7/8″ larch, all copper fastened to laminated 2″x2″ oak frames. Silicone bronze screws in hood ends and garboard planks.
9″x5″ sawn Opepe used for the keel, stem and stern post. 18mm bronze centreline bolts securing the structure.
Sawn Iroko floors across the centreline with bronze throat bolts through the keel.
No external ballast keel. 1/3 ton of lead ingots secured under the cabin sole.
Straight laid 14mm Alaskan Yellow Cedar deck epoxy glued over an 18mm marine plywood sub deck with varnished teak cover boards and toe rails. Stainless steel stanchions and guard rails all round.
Low coachroof with varnished teak faced marine plywood coamings rises at the aft end and joins the wheelhouse which has a varnished Iroko base and sheathed plywood upper sections.
Wheelhouse windows made of toughened glass with varnished wooden surrounds. Aluminium framed port lights in the coamings.
Wheelhouse roof and coachroof made using laminated Iroko deck beams with a sheathed marine plywood roof and finished in deck paint.
Cockpit at the aft end with a hatch into the lazarette. Full height door into the wheelhouse at the aft end.
Small bermudan steadying mizzen sail sets on a varnished wooden mizzen mast running up the back of the wheelhouse.
Stainless steel standing rigging with a sheet to the aft capping rail.
Vetus 42hp marine diesel installed new in 2014. Low hours, full professional service this year.
6 knots cruising speed, 8 knots max.
Dry exhaust with a stack running up through the wheelhouse and out the roof.
Single lever controls to a fixed 3 blade bronze propeller.
Stainless steel blade rudder with a Vetus hydraulic steering ram.
3 x 12 volt heavy duty batteries for domestics and engine starting, charged from the engine alternator. New solar panel on wheelhouse roof for charging.
210 litre stainless steel fuel tank.
215 litre stainless steel fresh water tank under aft side decks with a second 25 litre tank forward.
Calorifier off the engine to provide hot water in the galley and heads.
One large double berth up forward and a single saloon settee berth with 6’6″ headroom in the saloon.
Very nicely fitted out interior with varnished teak trim and smart upholstery giving the cabin a very comfortable and cosy feel.
Port side steps into the cabin from the wheelhouse with a galley to port and heads compartment to starboard.
Galley has a Plastimo Neptune 2 burner gimballed gas stove with oven and grill, single stainless steel sink with pressurised hot and cold water plus lots of storage in and around the galley area. Space in the wheelhouse under the seat for a large fridge to be installed. Large gas bottle in a sealed draining locker in the wheelhouse.
Heads compartment has full standing headroom with a Jabsco manual sea toilet which discharges directly overboard. Allowance has been made for a black tank with the necessary plumbing, however the actual tank has not yet been installed. Hand basin with pressurised hot and cold water.
Saloon is very nice with a centreline dropleaf varnished teak table and a single settee berth on the starboard side. To port is a shorter settee.
Solid fuel cast iron cabin heater mounted on the bulkhead at the aft of the saloon. Skylight above for light and ventilation.
Port side doorway into the forward cabin with a large double V-berth filling the entire space. Steps up to the berth with a hanging locker and storage to starboard. Lewmar hatch above the forward berth.
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