Sailing yachts

Inchcape 45 Motor Sailer Trawler Yacht

(REF: 27884)


  • Designer: Capt James Evans
  • Builder: Eyemouth Boatbuilding company
  • Year: 1964
  • Location: Scotland
  • Length on deck: 45'
  • Beam: 15'9"
  • Draft: 5'9"
  • Tonnage: 29 tons Displacement

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Inchcape 45 ft Motor Sailer Yacht For Sale

Wooden Ships Comments on this Motor Sailer Trawler Yacht

45 foot Inchcape motor sailer built by the Eyemouth Boatbuilding Company in 1964.

The Inchcape range of motor sailer designs resulted from a collaboration between Jack Francis Jones and James Evans of Eyemouth Boatbuilding Company, who built the Inchcapes at their yard in Berwickshire.

His designs were inspired by the Scottish fishing boats, which were built to be robust, powerful and seaworthy vessels capable of working in the North Sea and North Atlantic all year round; Evans wanted to replicate these virtues in a pleasure yacht so that owners had the comfort of a yacht with the strength and peace of mind of a fishing boat.  They achieved this blend and came up with a variety of sizes, the Inchcape 45 being one of the more popular of the range.

This yacht has been in the present ownership since 1997 and based on the west coast of Scotland where she has cruised extensively with the family.

Fitted with the superb Gardner 6LW giving reliable, quiet and efficient propulsion.

Very spacious interior with 7 berths in 3 cabins and up to 6’10” headroom in the saloon.

These boats are excellent live aboard cruising yachts, providing plenty of comfortable interior space and a boat capable of cruising in all weather states.


LOA                                        45’

Beam                                    15’9”

Draft                                      5’9”

Displacement (dry)         29tons

Headroom                          6’10”/ 6’4”


  • Carvel planked in 1.5” iroko fastened with galvanised steel boat nails to sawn oak framed.
  • Oak centreline timbers with oak floors across the centreline, side fastened to every frame.
  • New oak stern post fitted in 1997.
  • All internal ballast of lead and concrete.
  • The hull  was sheathed below the waterline from new using Cascover.
  • Marine plywood decks on oak deck beams, sheathed externally with cascover.
  • Low bulwark all round set on galvanised fittings bolted through the deck.  Guard wires and stanchions above.
  • Superstructure consists of a central wheelhouse and fore and aft coachroof.  All constructed of painted marine plywood with bronze port lights.


  • Ketch rig with a gaff mainsail and Bermudan mizzen.
  • Varnished spruce main mast stepped in a tabernacle.  Mast new in 2005.  Varnished spruce boom and gaff yard.
  • Varnished spruce mizzen and mizzen boom stepped in a tabernacle on the aft coachroof.
  • Galvanised wire standing rigging of approximately 10 years old to external galvanised chain plates
  • Running backstays on tackles.
  • Roller furling headsail system.
  • Single Lewmar 40 non-self tailing winch on each mast mast for reefing.
  • Sails include jib, mainsail and mizzen, all dating from 1998 and in good condition


  • Gardner 6LW 100hp engine installed new in 1964.
  • Gardner mechanical gearbox with a single lever control.
  • Engine overhauled in 1989 and 2001.
  • Centreline 3 blade bronze propeller gives a cruising speed of 7 knots, maximum speed of 8.5 knots.
  • Newer 4 blade bronze propeller with the boat.
  • 622 litre fuel tank in the engine on port side.
  • 6 x 12 volt batteries for engine starting and domestics.
  • Shore power system with battery chargers and inverter.
  • Petter 24 volt 60 amp generator to charge the batteries.
  • 2 x manual bilge pumps, 1 x engine driven bilge pump and 1 x auto electric bilge pump.
  • Electric bow thruster.
  • Mathway rod steering system with inside and outside steering positions.


  • 7 berths in 3 cabins including a double and 5 singles.
  • Headroom ranges from 6’4” to 6’10”.
  • Large wheelhouse with entrance doors either side.  Central helm position and seating aft.  Central companionway going down to the aft cabin.
  • Aft cabin has a double berth to starboard and a single berth to port.  En-suite heads compartment in the aft cabin with manual sea toilet that discharges directly overboard.  Shower with hot and cold pressurised water.
  • Starboard side companionway from the wheelhouse down into the main cabin.
  • Galley to port is spacious with a 3 burner gas hob and separate under counter double gas oven.  Twin stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressurised water.  Large storage lockers and ample work top space.  Fridge located to starboard under the side decks.
  • Saloon is very spacious with headroom of 6’10”.  Pilot berth either side under the side decks, makes for large comfortable and private individual berths.  Centreline drop leaf saloon table with L-shaped  settee seating to port.
  • Reflex diesel cabin heater in the saloon.
  • Starboard side passageway moving forward with large heads compartment to port.  Manual sea toilet which discharges directly overboard.  Hand basin with hot and cold pressurised water.
  • Door into the fore cabin which has 2 single berths with 6’6” headroom.


  • Sestrel steering compass
  • Log
  • Seafarer 600 sounder
  • Furuno radar
  • Pinta auto pilot with spares
  • TacTic wind indicator
  • Yeoman chart plotter
  • Garmin GPSmap 551
  • Clipper AIS/SAART radar – 2015


  • Plastimo cruiser 8 person life raft, needs a service.
  • 2 x lifebuoys
  • Search light
  • Flare pack
  • 2 x engine driven bilge pumps
  • 2 x manual bilge pumps


  • 60lb CQR anchor
  • 45lb Fishermans anchor
  • 85m of chain
  • CQR kedge anchor with chain and warp
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • Warps
  • Fenders


  • Bunks and berth cushions
  • Reflex diesel cabin heater
  • Fridge runs on either gas or electric
  • Calorifier hot water tank
  • Double gas oven
  • 3 burner gas hob


  • Gaff mainsail
  • Bermudan mizzen
  • Furling jib
  • Standing and running rigging
  • 2 x Lewmar 40 non-self tailing winches

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