Wooden Ships Comments on this Twin engine motor yacht
Lying River Medway
Built by Stebbings of Burnham-on-Crouch in 1947 to a design by J.H. Hardman. Six were built in total and all are afloat today and in commission.
The design offers a lot within her length including a lovely aft cockpit accessed from the main aft cabin.
She has had a large amount of professional work carried out in the present ownership including structural work to the hull and decks however she needs attention to the interior in order to complete the project. She has a current Boat Safety Certificate.
The boat is currently laid up afloat on the River Medway under covers with heaters aboard to keep out the damp. She is a project and will require a thorough cosmetic refit and attention to the interior joinery, however she is a complete boat and capable of being steamed away under her own power. She would make an ideal boat for use on the Thames or for coastal cruising.
Length Overall 33′
Planked in two layers of mahogany, diagonally laid on the inside and horizontally planked externally. All copper fastened through on closely spaced steamed timbers.
Mahogany coamings with sheathed plywood coachroof deck and wheel house roof. Hand rails on the wheel house roof and coach roof.
Straight laid teak foredeck and side decks on a marine plywood sub deck with varnished cover boards. Stainless steel hand rail around the foredeck for safety.
Twin Ford Parsons D80 4 cylinder diesels, the same engines fitted to the Fordson Major tractor. In good working condition and run regularly.
Capable of cruising very easily at 8 knots.
Twin rudders with handed 3 blade bronze propellors for easy handling.
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