Wooden ships comments on this Percy Mitchell Motor yacht
Built by the celebrated Percy Mitchell of Mevagissey, Cornwall in 1962 as a gentleman’s motor yacht.
Mitchell has a reputation for building very good quality, strong boats and this is no exception.
The yacht has Mitchell’s typical pronounced sheer emphasised by a varnished sheer plank, varnished rubbing strake and toe rail over with a little kick-up to the stern, full bodied, attractive heart shaped transom, good flare to keep the bow dry, nice proportions and very pretty.
Mitchell’s book shows a photo of her on launch day.
Carvel planked mahogany all copper fastened to heavy sawn oak frames with 2 steamed intermediates on a long oak keel fitted with sacrificial hardwood shoe with short, shallow bilge keels each side.
Oak rudder under the overhanging transom on a keel extension skeg.
1.5 tons internal lead ballast. Heavy oak floors.
Low maintenance, cascover sheathed ply deck.
Long coach-roof with mahogany coamings, painted exterior and fitted with 4 opening bronze ports each side. Varnished fore hatch on fwd end, sky-light midships, grab rails each side, edged in varnished mahogany.
Varnished mahogany dog-house gives good shelter over the fwd end of the large cock-pit, fitted with opening centre window and Kent Clearview screen.
Wheel steering to port on cables to rudder-head with emergency tiller fitting,
Stbd side entrance door to the cabin, engine under a box between, table over.
Varnished hardwood sole boards, large seat/locker across the after end, steps down each side from the side decks.
BMC Commander diesel 4-cyl 2.2 litre 55hp @3500rpm fresh water cooled with heat exchanger gives 6knts cruising.
Throttle and separate gear change lever.
Centre line 3-blade 21.5” x 14” bronze prop
2 x 20 gall steel fuel tanks under after deck.
Approx 1/3 gph consumption. 2 x 12v batteries on 12v circuits. 240v shore power connection.
Accommodation. 4 berths.
V-berths with infill to make a double berth in a fore cabin, lockers under, head-room under the fwd end of the coach-roof, hatch over, chain chute pipe between.
Bulkhead to saloon cabin with port and stbd settee berths, lockers behind the upholstered settee backs with shelf over. Drinks locker at fwd end of the stbd settee, side-board at fore end of port settee.
Polished cabin sole, varnished table between.
Aft to port, heads compartment with new 2010 sea toilet, s/s basin, Paloma gas water heater.
Aft to stbd corner L-shaped galley with s/s sink, gas 2-burner grill and oven cooker, double doors to cock-pit. Wonderful warm atmosphere with dark varnished mahogany joinery, varnished coamings over, white deck-head and bulkheads.
Pressurised water system from 30 gall water tank under cock-pit sole.
6’ head-room all through. 2013 upholstery.
Eberspacher D1 vents warm air to the cock-pit, galley area and saloon cabin.
Kelvin Hughes fluxgate compass
Garmin 120 GPS.
Speed and distance log.
2 manual bilge pumps + 12v bilge pump.
Varnished boarding ladder,
Cock-pit tent with zipped entrance.
Radar reflector and shapes.
Chain windlass mounted on fore deck.
Approx 100’ chain.
New 2013 cushions and covers
A very attractive vessel, good design and build. A very good sea boat and or even live aboard vessel.
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