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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'

Passenger ferry


Passaenger ferry built in the Isles of Scilly in 1997. Used every year as an inter island passenger ferry and tourist excursion vessel. Coded for 93 + 2 crew. Twin Gardner 6LXB diesels in good working order. A good sound vessel with a proven history, ready to go to work straight away.

  • Builder: Martin, P.
  • Year: 1997
  • Location Isles of Scilly
  • Length on deck: 59'
  • Beam: 16'2"
  • Draft: 4'

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

59′ Bermudan Ketch


An enormously powerful and capable cruising ketch with a impressive ocean racing and world cruising history. Fast, seaworthy and incredibly strong, this yacht has proved herself time and again over the years. 9 berths in 4 separate sleeping cabins, large doghouse saloon, good Catepillar engine. Brand new rig installed 2012 with all rigging and naviagtion equipment. A lot of boat for the money and a real blue water opportunity. Sold earlier this year and cruised between UK and Ireland this summer with new owners, unfortunately personal circumstances dictate the boat must be sold again.

  • Designer: Kurt A.H. Oehlmann
  • Builder: Louw & Halverson, Cape Town
  • Year: 1961
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 59'
  • Beam: 16'5"
  • Draft: 6'6"
  • Tonnage(TM): 35 Tons displ

Laurent Giles Bermudan Yawl


Lutine of Helford, one of the most famous English yachts, was built for the Lloyds yacht club by C&N in 1952. All teak planking with solid teak decks and superstructures. Complete rebuild in present ownership, she was re-launched in 2001 in time for the Americas Cup Jubilee Regatta where she came third in Class 1. Recent complete professional cosmetic refit, she is now looking absolutely stunning. Provenance, pedigree, history, beauty and incredible sailing performance

  • Designer: Laurent Giles
  • Builder: Camper and Nicholson
  • Year: 1952
  • Location Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 58'6"
  • Beam: 13'4"
  • Draft: 8'6"
  • Tonnage(TM): 33TM

Fleur de Lys TSMY


One of only two Fleur de Lys built of this size and only 2 owners from new. She is largely original, Iroko planking on oak, iroko deck, twin Lister diesels and the original teak interior. 6 berths in 3 cabins, dining saloon and upper deck saloon. She even has the original tender/speedboat. Must sell this season. NEW PHOTOS

  • Builder: Dagless Ltd
  • Year: 1961
  • Location Kent
  • Length on deck: 58'
  • Beam: 14'9"
  • Draft: 5'5"
  • Tonnage(TM): Gross 28 tons

Converted Danish MFV


Danish MFV built in Esbjerg in 1941. Oak planking on oak frames in the usual Danish way with a bluff spoon bow and elliptical counter stern. Hundested 160hp twin cylinder diesel is very economical and smooth. New interior fitted in present ownership with 6 berths, heads and galley. A fine big ship, regularly maintained and used, coming from a long 23 year ownership.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Jensen and Lauridsen
  • Year: 1941
  • Location Holland
  • Length on deck: 56'2"
  • Beam: 17'
  • Draft: 8'6"

55′ John Alden Yawl


A typically elegant John Alden yacht with a rich race history that has undergone a major refit in recent years. A very manageable bermudan yawl rig on new masts with all new running and standing rigging. New interior giving 8 berths with 3 seperate cabins and 2 heads. An eye-catching boat with potential for charter, regatta racing or private cruising needing a small amount of wokr to complete the refit.

  • Designer: John Alden
  • Builder: Boothbay Harbour, USA
  • Year: 1930
  • Location Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 55'
  • Beam: 12'6"
  • Draft: 7'9"
  • Tonnage(TM): 29TM

Historic French sailing fishing boat


Historic sailing French fishing boat, built Normandy 1921. Gaff cutter. Twin engines. 11 berths + crew. 75% rebuilt over past few years. 3 Tall Ships Races including the 1984 race to Canada and back. Ready for private sailing or charter. UK owner and flag.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Soc. Constr. Navale de Fecamp
  • Year: 1921
  • Location Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 55'
  • Beam: 18'
  • Draft: 8'6"
  • Tonnage(TM): 40 tons displ.