Wooden ships comments on this 43′ Fred Parker twin screw motor yacht
Length on deck 43’6”
Designed by Fred Parker, built by Moodys in 1963/4
A most attractive motor yacht with transom stern and wonderfully flared bow sections with a break in the deck midships and a most useful big deep cock-pit aft.
Planked in teak on close spaced laminated oak timbers in continuous lengths right round the hull, all copper fastened. Two pairs of engine beds, 5 meters long contribute to the strength of the centre-line hull structure.
Lead ballast keel. Heavy oak floors.
Solid scrubbed teak deck, yacht laid to a king plank. Very spacious fore deck with fore hatch in the middle, step down each side in way of the front of the superstructure with easily negotiated side decks back to a deep varnished teak cock-pit against the transom. Guard railings all round with part capping rails in varnished teak.
Varnished teak superstructure incorporating the wheel-house set in the raised fore deck with a coach-roof aft recently laid in scrubbed teak with grab rails each side and sliding hatch aft from the cock-pit to the aft cabin., the wheel-house sides extending aft to form “wings” each side giving a sheltered area behind the wheel-house for sun-bathing, fold-down flap seat inside the wings each side.
Sliding door each side of the wheel-house/deck saloon, opening windows aft, 3 part windscreen forward each with a wiper.
Wheel steering on Mathway rod and gear system to twin bronze spade rudders.
Pair of chromed vents and chromed search-light on the roof together with a raked varnished mast carrying the lights and the radar dome on a pole.
The cock-pit aft is very deep, all varnished teak with teak gratings and seat/lockers each side, fitted cover. Inflatable dinghy carried on the after coach-roof deck. Seat lockers each side, gas bottle in the stbd locker, heating unit in the port locker, hot water calorifier under the cock-pit sole.
New engines were fitted in 2000 giving her 8knots cruising at 1800rpm and easily handled.
2 x Cummins 4b 72hp 4-cyl diesels with Twin Disc hydraulic boxes, Kobelt single lever controls.
New heavy stainless steel shafts, stern tubes on bronze A-brackets.
New 3-blade bronze props fitted at the same time as the new engines.
Amazingly, the engine beds appear to extend more than 5 meters inside below the sole boards effectively spreading the loads and adding strength to the hull, the engines rubber mounted with flexible couplings.
Drip trays fitted under the engines.
Auto engine-room fire extinguishers.
Both engines fitted with new Separ Duplex fuel filters in pairs with quick-swop valve and glass bowls.
All new fuel lines.
Engine alternators rebuilt 2014.
The engines are painted white in an immaculate, white, clean engine room, effectively sound-proofed.
120 gall steel fuel tanks fitted each side of the engine room.
4 x 12v batteries in two banks in a beautifully made wooden box with stainless steel clips and hinges at the aft end of the engine room.
2 x 12v batteries forward for the QL 12v bow-thruster under the fore cabin sole.
Alternators on each engine through Mastervolt charger and shore power connection.
The port engine also charges the bow thrusters batteries.
Accommodation: 5 berths in 3 cabins.
V-berths in fore cabin, drawers under and small drawer unit between. Chains through a galvanised hawse pipe to stowage under forward.
Centre passageway, heads compartment to port with Blake sea toilet and hand basin, all fitted out in white formica with mahogany trim. Both sea toilets have been rebuilt and rechromed 2008.
Galley opposite to stbd with single rectangular s/s sink, drains over board, pressurised water.
Fridge under wide work surface.
2-burner gas cooker/oven.
New Microwave oven recessed into bulkhead above work surface.
All fitted out in original speckled formica and immaculately clean and crisp.
Centre-line steps up to the deck saloon/wheel-house.
Seating in the after corners each side of the aft cabin entrance, upholstered in blue vinyl. Varnished teak drop leaf table with fiddles off-set to stbd.
Roof section opens as a “sun-roof” – wonderful in warm weather! Also allows removal of engines.
Helm position to port with traditional wheel fitted with chromed rim on Mathway rod and link steering with helm indicator, instrument console in front, comfortable, padded helmsman’s chair. Drawers and cupboards with drinks cabinet to stbd.
All varnished teak interior, varnished spruce deck beams, overhead chart stowage between the beams and search-light control handle.
Centre-line steps down aft to passageway through to the aft cabin.
Single berth cabin to stbd with sliding door.
Heads compartment to port with Blake sea toilet and basin in a unit, (drains overboard).
Shower in a separate compartment alongside. The heads and shower compartments are fitted out in the original floral formica – a nice period touch, no doubt the choice of the original owner’s wife! All shower plumbing replaced 2014.
Aft cabin with generous stbd double berth, dressing table, cupboards and drawers to port. This compartment is fitted out in oak joinery with oak bulkheads, all expertly re-veneered recently to as new condition. Full length mirror on the bulkhead.
Steps up to a door and sliding hatch to the aft cock-pit.
6’ head-room all through the yacht. Varnished teak sole boards.
Eberspacher diesel-fired hot air cabin heating and water heater installed in the port cock-pit locker. Serviced 2014
Calorifier tank under the cock-pit sole connected to Eberspacher heater and 240v shore power. Larger capacity calorifier fitted new in 2014.
140 gall fresh water tank in the engine room with pressurised water supply to sinks and shower.
Sestral Major steering compass
Simrad echo sounder.
ICM311 Icom DSC AIS VHF
Simrad AP26 auto-pilot.
CQR anchor on stemhead roller,
CQR kedge anchor.
New 2009 SL electric windlass, 60m chain.
Life raft, serviced to 2014
2 named life-buoys.
Search-light on wheel-house roof.
8’ Zodiac inflatable dinghy with Yamaha 5hp outboard engine with internal and external tank.
New blue fabric cock-pit and fore hatch covers 2009.
New manual bilge pump.
New Gulper shower pump.
Eberspacher Hot water and hot air cabin heating
Volvo bow thrusters with dedicated battery forward.
Mobitronics Controller battery management system.
1.5Kw inverter with 13 amp plugs through the boat
Mastervolt battery charger.
Honda EU20i suitcase petrol portable 240v generator 2009.
New coated guard wires fitted 2009
Anti-theft device fitted to both deck fuel fillers 2009
New carpets and curtains 2010
Topsides repainted 2010
This is a top quality yacht from one of England’s best known designers of the period and built by one of our most famous yards to the highest standards.
She has had new engines fitted, a very professional job in an immaculately clean engine room.
Her accommodation is almost totally original and in excellent condition making her a very comfortable boat for a couple with occasional guests in the separate forward cabin with it’s own heads and the single berth guest cabin.,
In 2007 she was been burnt off to bare wood and repainted above and below water-line.
All teak bright work stripped and revarnished.
Regular, careful maintenance has guaranteed her continued excellent condition.
Inspected and found in really first class condition, very clean, no clutter and ready to sail.
2013 survey available.
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