Built by Philips of Dartmouth, she is one of a number built to the same design and one of two examples currently on the River Dart. Teak and mahogany hull on laminated frames, all copper fastened. Twin Perkins 140hp diesels plus a new diesel generator. 3 sleeping cabins with 6 berths, large saloon and two heads. Large aft deck with seating. A fine yacht in nice order and well maintained and soon ready to go. 2018 survey completed with all works carried out to rectify the few issues raised in the report.
Built for the Admiralty in 1944 and served her time mainly in the Mediterranean as a harbour tender before coming back to the UK where she used for training Sea Scouts. Converted to a yacht in 1974. Spacious wheehouse with seating around a table. All accommodation forward with 3 sleeping cabins giving 5 berths. Large saloon and a good galley. Foden FD6 diesel engine. Ideal live aboard or long term cruising. Very smart trawler type yacht, in commission and ready to use. Relocated to the North East of England.
MFV built for the Admiralty but with little service history. Professionally rebuilt in present ownership and launched in 2016. Lots of new planking and frames, all new systems and wiring plus a recon generator. Deck saloonwith a galley making a light and spacious living area. 4 sleeping cabins below decks including a large double. Foden 120hp diesel in good order. A very smart example with thorough well documented rebuild in recent years. NEW VIDEO
Bought by the present owner in 2010 and she then had a 3yr refit. She has twin Perkins of 105hp each, giving a cruising speed of 10kts. Mahogany planking on CRE frames, solid teak deck. Accommodation of galley, heads, dining area/double berth. Large aft cockpit. 2017 survey available.
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.
Wooden Ships Comments on this 40' Classic Gentleman's Yacht
Built in 1947 in Buckie, Scotland by Heard and MacKenzie known for building commercial vessels since 1903. This ship differed in that she was purpose designed as a gentleman's motor yacht for Mr Lea, a descendant of one of the founders of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce.
Very smart weekend cruising boat. Mahogany on oak construction with laid teak decks. Ford Lehman 70hp diesel gives plenty of power. Large cockpit space with a full cover if necessary, small cabin with 2 berths and a heads compartment, Ample diesel and water tanks with plenty enough space for weekend cruising. A pretty and sound boat.