Sailing yachts

Inchcape 45 Motor Sailer

(REF: 22779)


  • Designer: James Evans
  • Builder: Eyemouth Boat Building Co.
  • Year: 1989
  • Location: Wales
  • Length on deck: 45'
  • Beam: 15'9"
  • Draft: 5'9"
  • Tonnage: 29 tons displacement

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Inchcape 45 Motor Sailer

The Inchcape range of motor sailer designs were the result of 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 strong, 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.  Several were built over the years, but this is the very last example having gone down the slip in Eyemouth in 1990.

She was built for a Portuguese gentleman who cruised her around the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Spain and Portugal.  She was then sold and spent 10 years cruising the Baltic Sea covering many miles.  The next owner kept the boat in Falmouth and was a meticulous and careful owner, undertaking a thorough refit of the hull, rig and systems.

She was then sold to the present owner in 2016 who has put the boat through a no expense spared period of work, upgrading every aspect of the boat and bringing her up to the standards required for the MCA code of Practice Category 1.

This is a fully equipped and absolutely ready to go cruising yacht with a huge internal volume allowing her owners to go anywhere in the world in style, safety and comfort.

LOA                                        45’

Beam                                    15’9”

Draft                                      5’9”

Displacement (dry)         29tons

Headroom                          6’10”/ 6’4”




Planked in 1.5” Iroko fastened with 3” galvanised boat nails to sawn oak frames in futtocks.

Grown oak floors fastened through every frame with throat bolts through the solid oak backbone.  Stem and stern posts, apron, hog and deadwoods in oak.

The whole hull has been splined and Cascover sheathed to the waterline from new.  All new cedar splines above waterline done in ?

Deck is made up of 2 layers of 9mm marine grade plywood screwed and glued to oak deck beams and sheathed externally with Cascover.

Bulwarks all round on oak stanchions mounted through the deck and fastened alongside the frames.  Pine bulwark planking with an Iroko capping rail.  Large fairleads through the bulwark with admiralty style galvanised cleats mounted solidly to the deck.

Central wheelhouse with a fore and aft coachroof up to the height of the bulwarks.  Wheelhouse is entered through sliding doors either side.

Coachroof coamings of solid Iroko, externally sheathed in epoxy glass cloth and painted.  Bronze rectangular potholes fore and aft.

Coachroof deck in sheathed ½” marine plywood with varnished teak capping band.  Varnished teak handrails and dorade vent boxes.  Large storage boxes for warps and fenders mounted on the aft end of the coachroof deck against the front of the wheelhouse.

Wheelhouse is constructed of painted marine plywood, lined internally with half lap pitch pine.  Large aluminium framed wheelhouse windows

Wheelhouse roof is marine plywood sheathed in epoxy cloth.




Very easily handled rig, upgraded with new roller furling and winches to aid sail handling.

Gaff ketch rig on deck stepped varnished spruce masts mounted in galvanised tabernacles.

Mizzen is Bermudan rigged.

Mainmast was new in 2012.  All spars stripped and re-varnished recently.

Varnished yards and booms.

Stainless steel standing rigging to internal galvanised chain plates.  All new in 2017.

Running  rigging new in 2016.  All running rigging blocks were rebuilt with new sheaves and cheeks.

Roller furling headsail system with Furlex 200 system, new in 2016.

All new sails in with fully battened mizzen, heavy duty mainsail, large furling genoa. 2 x smaller genoas and a ghosting genoa to fly from the end of the bowsprit.  All sails less than 4 years old.

New bowsprit with stainless mountings.

2 x Lewmar 40 ST halyard winches on mainmast tabernacle.  2 x Lewmar 30 ST sheet winches.  1 x Lewmar 30 ST genoa furling winch.




Ford Mermaid 135hp 6cyl normally aspirated diesel engine.

New stainless cooling pipes, injectors serviced, salt water pump rebuilt and new fuel lines.  Fully service and in superb condition.  Full service in July 2021 including injector service.

PRM 302/402 hydraulic gearbox with single lever controls.  Inspected and serviced by Lancing Marine in 2017.

Stainless shaft to a 4 blade bronze propeller, new in 2021.  Stern tube and stern gland new in 2021 with a Tides dripless seal system.

2 x painted galvanised steel fuel tanks with a total capacity of 1650 litres, inspected and cleaned in 2017.

Twin AC Delco fuel filters with change over valves.

6 x 130ah AGM batteries for the domestic bank, 2 x AGM 130ah engine start batteries and 1 generator start battery.  All batteries new in 2021.

Charged from engine alternator

Installed shore power system, completely new in 2016.  Sterling Power 30amp 240 volt charger.

Fischer Panda Neo 5KVA 240 volt installed diesel generator, new in 2017.

Studer 2.5Kw pure sinewave inverter

Vetus 20 hp electric bow thrusters, full service in 2020.

900 litres of fresh water in 3 x plastic Tek Tanks under the cabin sole.

78 litre calorifier providing domestic hot water, heated from main engine or through 240v immersion coil.  All domestic pipe work renewed.

Wills-Ridley hydraulic steering system with new ram, new head and all new pipe work in 2019.

4 x auto electric bilge pumps, 1 engine driven bilge pump and 1 manual bilge pump.




Largely re-modelled in present ownership to improve the layout, upgrade all soft furnishings and improve domestic equipment.  Upholstery and head linings all renewed between 2017 and 2021.

6 berths in 2 sleeping cabins with a large double aft.

Steps down from the wheelhouse into aft cabin with a large double to port and a single berth to starboard.

En-suite heads compartment with a manual Kentigern sea toilet which discharges directly overboard.

Starboard side steps going forward into main cabin with galley to port.  LEG 240 volt fridge/freezer and a Beko slimline washing machine to starboard under side deck.

Galley has been recently improved and upgraded.  2 burner gas hob set into work top with stainless fiddle rails. Full size gas oven and grill under the work top.  Stainless sink with pressurised hot and cold water plus a manual tap for cold.  Large amount of work top space and locker storage space around the galley.

Main saloon has a large ‘sofa’ type settee to starboard under the side deck.  Port side dropleaf saloon table with L-shaped seating around.

Pilot berth to port under the side deck.

Cosy Cabin LPG cabin heater on forward bulkhead.

Centreline passge going forward with heads compartment to port and shower compartment to starboard.

Heads has a Lavac manual sea toilet with a Tek-Tank black water tank on the bulkhead.  Hand basin with hot water.

Shower is a full height wet room with hot and cold pressurised water.  Electric pump out.

Forward cabin re-modelled to give 2 large single V-berths with a large amount of storage space.





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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.


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