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75′ Admiralty MFV


Built for the Admiralty in 1944 and destined for WWII service, she is based on the traditional lines of the Scottish fishing boats that had been so well proven over the years. After the war she was converted for fishing and mainly worked as a herring drifter in the North Sea, then after retiring from that trade she served as a survey and dive vessel. Now in present ownership for over 20 years she has been a very much appreciated private yacht. 10 berths in the aft cabin, large galley in the deck house. Gardner 8L3B diesel. A big vessel with a rich history and worthy of the restoration required. NEW VIDEO

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Humphrey and Smith, Grimsby
  • Year: 1944
  • Location France
  • Length on deck: 75'
  • Beam: 19'6"
  • Draft: 9'6"

Staysail Schooner


Danish fishing boat built in Esbjerg in 1958. Refitted and converted to a yacht in 1993. Staysail schooner rig with bermudan mainsail and a wishbone on the foremast. 10 berths with heads, galley and large saloon. 5m x 5m cargo hold with hatches over. Interesting big boat, apparently in sound condition, needing cosmetic work to bring back the shine. Very realistic price due to a change in circumstances for the owner. NEW FULL SPECIFICATION and RECENT PHOTOS

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Esbjerg, Denamrk
  • Year: 1958
  • Location Denmark
  • Length on deck: 66'
  • Beam: 17'6"
  • Draft: 9'

Danish Fishing Vessel


Built as a fishing vessel in Denmark in 1933, converted to a yacht in her current form about 20 years ago with a new interior, new deck, superstructure and a lot of replacement of the hull structure. Very nicely built interior with large double forecabin and a twin aft cabin plus a large central saloon and spacious deck house with galley and interior helm. Hundested 2cyl diesel installed new in 1972, a very smooth continuous running engine with a variable pitch propellor giving ahead and astern. Although she looks a bit rough on the outside, she is a very solid vessel and is in running condition so can quite easily be steamed away for the work to be completed. A great opportunity to obtain a vessel of this type which has a manageable project element rather than a complete rebuild.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Jensen and Lauritsen
  • Year: 1933
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 64'
  • Beam: 16'7"
  • Draft: 8'6"
  • Tonnage(TM): 40TM

64′ Danish fishing boat


A now rare example of the traditional counter-sterned Danish fishing boat, originally built with sail. Lots of work done in the last 20 years by current but ill health has put a halt to the project. Completely rebuilt Gardner 6LXB, Watamotor generator. New deck and some new planking. Interior fitted out with 4 cabins and large saloon. The rig has been started. Potential to make a fine gaff ketch sailing ship.

  • Designer: Traditonal
  • Builder: Bjorn and Jacobsen, Denmark
  • Year: 1935
  • Location London
  • Length on deck: 64'
  • Beam: 16'
  • Draft: 7'6"

International 12 meter

Built in Italy in 1985 as the Italian challenge for the 1987 America Cup in Australia. Built in aluminium to Lloyds rules, fin keel with wings. She has been adapted and fitted out by the present owner for cruising with a small crew and long distance racing, with the addition of an engine, 4 berth accommodation and some modifications on deck. Bermudan Sloop rig

  • Designer: Valichelli A
  • Builder: Arsenale di Venezia
  • Year: 1985
  • Location Sweden
  • Length on deck: 63.5'
  • Beam: 12.25'
  • Draft: 9'

63′ Scottish MFV


Scottish fishing vessel that has been converted to a very nice standard. Large aft cabin. Main hold with large galley, heads with full size bath and 3 sleeping cabins. Kelvin 8 cylinder turbo diesel. This is one of the best condition MFV's around, her hull and deck structure is first class and the new interior fit out is nearing completion

  • Designer: Forbes
  • Builder: Forbes of Sandhaven
  • Year: 1968
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 63
  • Beam: 20
  • Draft: 9

Admiralty Fast Seagoing Motorboat


Admiralty Fast Seagoing Motorboat, built as a design development to the Admiralty pinnace and used for a multitude of tasks around WWII. This particular boat served her early years as a North Sea transfer vessel. Completely rebuilt in present ownership including serious structural work to the hull, new superstructure and wheelhouse, replacement engines and all new wiring and systems. She is in full working order and ready for sea. Plenty of potential with a vast aft cabin that is a perfect blank canvas ready for converting.

  • Designer: Admiralty
  • Builder: Watercraft Ltd, Surrey
  • Year: 1942
  • Location Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 60'
  • Beam: 14'
  • Draft: 3'

G.L. Watson TSDY


G.L. Watson designed motor yacht, built by Campers in 1960. All teak hull and aluminium wheelhouse with twin 5LW Gardner diesels installed from new. 7 berths in 4 spacious cabins below decks, with deck saloon and galley. Built with no expense spared to Lloyds100A1 and professionally maintained over the years, this is a proper little ship in superb condition that will take you anywhere in style.

  • Designer: G.L. Watson
  • Builder: Camper and Nicholson
  • Year: 1960
  • Location Malta
  • Length on deck: 60'
  • Beam: 17'6"
  • Draft: 7'6"
  • Tonnage(TM): 60TM

Scottish fishing boat


This 59' Scottish fishing boat, built by Weatherheads in 1949 fished until a conversion was started in previous 18 year ownership in the builder's yard. In present ownership she has been maintained in commission and is in regular use for short local trips. She was out for 4 months in 2012 when the bottom was recaulked and the hull stripped to bare wood and repainted. Lovely old Kelvin diesel runs like clock-work. The deck is the worst part and will no doubt be replaced in new ownership.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Weatherheads of Cockenzie
  • Year: 1949
  • Location Scottish West Coast
  • Length on deck: 59'
  • Beam: 16'6"
  • Draft: 5'6"

60′ Mylne ketch refit project


A rare opportunity to acquire a top pedigree yacht at the begining of a refit. An ideal size, manageable by skipper/owner without permanent crew yet still able to play with the big boys. Stripped out below and major repairs completed. New GA follows the original closely with 3 double cabins + saloon. Teak hull. Lead keel. New bronze floors. Recent masts and sails. Classic Boat article. She has crossed the Atlantic, competed on the Med classic yacht circuit and a new owner can control the completion of the refit.

  • Designer: Mylne Alfred
  • Builder: Bute Slip and Dock Co
  • Year: 1929
  • Location Hants
  • Length on deck: 59'6"
  • Beam: 13'2"
  • Draft: 8'3"
  • Tonnage(TM): 34TM