Sailing yachts

Berthon Motor Sailer

(REF: 18273)


  • Designer: Port Hamble Ltd
  • Builder: Berthon Boat Co.
  • Year: 1968
  • Location: N. Ireland
  • Length on deck: 32'
  • Beam: 10'6"
  • Draft: 4'3"

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Wooden Ships Comments

Designed by Port Hamble Ltd and built by Berthons of Lymington in 1968.

She was clearly designed as a comfortable cruising boat for northern Europe with a sheltered wheel position, manageable sloop rig and a decent size engine to get you home when the weather turns foul.  In present ownership for 28 years she has cruised Ireland and the west coast of Scotland regularly and proven herself as a very practical and comfortable yacht.

She had a complete new rig fitted in 2009 including spars and sails which have only been lightly used since new.

Built to a high standard and diligently maintained  having been barn stored over winter months for at least 35 years.  She is a fine looking yacht in good order with tons of space below and ready to head off cruising.

Berthon Motor Sailer

Length on Deck                 32′

Length Waterline             28’3″

Beam                                    10’6″

Draft                                      4’3″

Thames Tonnage             9 tons



Planked in 7/8″ mahogany, all splined.  Fastened with copper nails and roves to steam bent Canadian Rock Elm frames.

External lead ballast keel with stainless keel bolts last drawn in 2007.  Lead internal ballast.

Galvanise steel strap floors across the centreline

Bronze rudder blade

Swept teak deck on a plywood sub deck with a high varnished toe rail all round and side rubbing strakes.

Teak coachroof with glazed roof panel, and wheel house coamings painted white externally.  Fore and aft coachroof with a central open backed wheelhouse.  Hatch in forward coach roof and a glazed hatch in saloon.



Masthead bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped alloy mast with an alloy slab reefing boom with a stack pack system.  all spars new in 2009.

Stainless steel standing rigging, new in 2009, to internal galvanised chain plates.

Furlex roller furling headsail, new in 2009.

Harken 16 self tailing sheet winches.

Mainsail and genoa by Saturn Sails, new in 2009, both in very good condition.

Spinnaker pole and spinnaker.



Volvo Penta Md22 4cyl 59hp diesel installed 2008.

Single lever controls with a PRM 160 gearbox to a stainless shaft and centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller fitted with a rope cutter.

7 knots cruising speed at 0.75 gallon/hr, 8 knots max.

2 x 40 gallon galvanised diesel tanks midships with integral independent level gauges.  Twin fuel pre-filters with parallel interchange.

3 x 12 volt batteries for starting and domestics.  Installed shore power system with charging and sockets.



4 berths in aft sleeping cabin and saloon.

Centre cockpit covered by an open backed wheelhouse with a helm position on the port side.

Centreline access from the cockpit to the main saloon with a galley to starboard and heads compartment to port.

Galley has a Flavel gas stove and single stainless sink with pressurised hot and cold water.  Front opening gas fridge.

Heads compartment with a Jabsco manual sea toilet and hand basin with hot and cold water.  Shower with full standing headroom.

Main saloon with a dropleaf centreline table and port and starboard settee berths with storage behind.  Diesel hot air heating system throughout.  6’1″ headroom in the saloon.

Centreline door going forward to the forepeak which is used for stowage and has the chain locker.

Access to the aft cabin from the cockpit.  2 single berths with a central piece of joinery, 5’10” headroom.



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