Built as a yacht on the lines of the Norwegian fishing vessels, directly inspired by the Colin Archer boats. Very seaworthy, strong and extremely capable, these boats fished and sailed the rough waters of Norway all year round. This boat has been completely rebuilt from the bottom in present ownership with lots of hull work carried out, a new deck, interior, rig, systems and engine. She has been a family cruising boat in recent years and has proved to be very comfortable for long periods aboard. 7 berths including a double, large separate heads, Mercedes diesel. Very smart and sound yacht.
Contact: Richard Gregson. 01803 833899/07886 081657
Wooden Ships Comments
Originally commissioned and built for a Dutch WW1 officer as a pleasure/fishing vessel, she was built in Hardangerfjord, Norway in 1934 by one of the many shipyards operating there. Her design is typical of the Norwegian double enders which were inspired by the Colin Archer designs that had been so successful.
Details of her history are slightly fragmented but she was owned by the late great Kenny Coombes in the 70's who had many adventures with her between the Baltic and the Med. Bought by the present owners in the late 1990's, they started a major rebuild from the keel up and re-launched her in 2009. All work was done to MCA code of practice standards in order to make her capable of chartering.
She has proved to be a very seaworthy and capable yacht, easily managed by a crew of 2 and makes a very comfortable yacht for extended periods aboard. All the systems and installations are new and professionally fitted. A fine yacht in very good order ready to go sailing.
Length on Deck 40'
Length Overall 52'
Planked in 1 3/4" Norwegian larch on 4"x4" sawn larch frames, the traditional Norwegian method of construction. All fastened with galvanised boat nails, 90% of planking replaced during the rebuild.
Grown wooden floors on every frame with a heavy laminated larch keelson/ back bone, a galvanised steel shoe on the top which also incorporates the main mast step.
External lead ballast keel of 2200kg with new stainless steel keel bolts in 2008. Internal lead trimming ballast of 1200kg. After the hull was finished concrete was poured into the bilges between the frames, approx. 1000kg. This provides stiffness and protection to the timber.
Decks and cockpit
New decks laid during the refit consist of 2 layers of 12mm marine plywood screwed and glued together and then sheathed over the top in epoxy glass cloth. Hi load areas have 3 layers of 12mm plywood. The entire deck structure is new including deck beams which were built to the original scantlings and lie on a heavy beamshelf with a clamp attached from stem to stern giving extraordinary stiffness.
Bulwark all round on low stanchions mounted through the deck with SS bolts through deck beams. Bulwark dips at either end in the Colin Archer style with galvanised stanchions and guard rails on the top. Large grown oak fairleads on the bow and a galvanised chain roller set to starboard.
Self draining cockpit well with seating at deck level and a bridge deck before the coachroof.
Tiller steering on a stern post hung rudder in the traditional way.
Coachroof with larch coamings was a new addition during the rebuild. Bronze 5 opening and 12 fixed portholes in the coamings, sheathed plywood coachroof deck with a decent radius which increases headroom below.
Gaff ketch rig on solid varnished wooden masts. Keel stepped main mast and deck stepped mizzen. Douglas fir main mast was new in 2009.
Solid varnished wooden booms, gaffs and bowsprits.
12mm galvanised wire standing rigging on the main mast and stainless on the mizzen all new in 2010. Main forestay new in 2014. Galvanised rigging screws to external galvanised chain plates.
Staysail hanks onto the forestay, the flying jib is on a roller furling system, new 2015.
All blocks are classic wood shelled/bronzed sheaved, or ash strop blocks. Good supply of spares on board.
2 x bronze Lewmar ST40 winches
2 x Lewmar 40 winches.
Mainsail 2012 As new
Staysail 2012 As new
Jib 2012 As new
Mercedes OM617 96hp 5cyl diesel from 1996. Borg Warner Velvet Drive hydraulic gearbox with single lever controls. Flexible Python coupling to a stainless shaft with a centreline 3 blade bronze propeller. Gives 5.5kts cruising speed, 6.5kts max.
Fuel: 400l steel tank aft of the cockpit.
Water: 2 x 250l tanks and 1 x 220l. All new tanks of stainless steel with baffles and inspection hatches.
2 x 180ah Mastervolt AGM batteries with a totally new professional installation. charged by a 60amp alternator on the engine or through a Mastervolt charger when connected to shorepower.
7 berths including 1 double, 3 singles and 2 settee berths. All with lee cloths and decent length.
Single berth cabin with under berth storage for tools. Hanging locker and cloths storage.
The engine can be accessed from all sides, but easiest access is in cabin. All checks can be carried out from the aft berth. Fuel level checked, sea cock access, filters and charging facility. The cabin also houses the main 12v fuse-board and battery switch. Three opening ports allow for an airy bright cabin. The engine is enclosed, but easily accessible, and well sound proofed.
Centreline steps from the companion hatch. Heads compartment aft of this to starboard and single cabin to port, with galley forward to port.
Solid multifuel stove to starboard partly under the deck head with a flue going out through deck. Chart desk aft of this with switch panel and ample storage. Half size bulkheads into the saloon with a drop leaf mahogany table slightly offset to port. Seats 6 in comfort. Settee berth either side and a pilot berth behind each side. 6'6" headroom under the coach roof.
Many hand holds and grab posts throughout the interior as any good sea boat should.
Door to the starboard of the main mast into the forepeak with a double to port. Lewmar Ocean hatch above for access. Chain locker and rope store in front of this.
Heads compartment doubles as a wet room and is very spacious. Jabsco manual sea toilet which pumps directly overboard. Stainless hand basin with manual pump, drains into the heads bowl.
U-shaped galley to port forward of 1st cabin. Taylors 030L gimballed paraffin cooker. Ceramic Belfast type galley sink drains directly overboard. Bronze hand pump for fresh water/in line filter. Solid wood worktops(Sycamore) with ample storage all round in a well designed galley. 80l top loading ice box, this is situated forward of the head entrance, starboard side.
Silva steering compass
Walker trailing log
ICOM M411, DSC.
Icom handheld vhf.
Raymarine 435 chart plotter
Electronic weather array, barometer.
6 x lifejackets
Horse shoe lifebuoy with light
Offshore flare pack
3 x fire extinguisher, 2 x CO2, 1 x powder.
1 x 45lb CQR anchor
1 x 25lb Fishermans kedge anchor
60m 12mm chain
60m 25mm warp & chain hook
Simpson Lawrence 555 Seatiger manual windlass
3m Seapro 2015 inflatable dinghy/Aluminium floor.
5hp Yamaha outboard
2 x Boathooks
2 Southford Road