1936 Thorneycroft Motor Cruiser - £39,000
Lying : Lincolnshire - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail
LOA : 11.58m (38ft 0in)
Beam : 2.9m (9ft 6in)
Draft : 0.99m (3ft 3in)
- Pitch pine on oak construction
- Teak decks
- White with varnished superstructure
- Minimum air draft: 8ft 3in
Mechanical & Electrical
- Twin BMC Commodore 3.8 diesels
- 4/5 berths in 2 cabins (plus wheelhouse) with separate heads and galley
- The boat has a superb wheelhouse with steering position to port and navigation station to starboard. Going aft, the heads (with Baby Blake and handbasin and shower) is to starboard opposite which is the galley. This provides a stainless steel Taylors pressurised spirit cooker, Electrolux fridge, sink (with pressurised hot - from calorifier OR an immersion heater - and cold, plus cupboards and drawers. Aft again, there is a fitted sideboard/desk to port opposite which is a Taylors space heater. Aft again there are 2 full-length settee berths (convert into a double berth) and a drop-leaf removable table (with bottle-store). There is access to the vessels aft deck. Going forward from the wheelhouse, double doors lead into the forward cabin, which has 2 full-sized single berths (can be converted to a double), 2 hanging lockers, a glazed opening skylight and access to the chain locker. Headroom throughout the boat is good being a little over 6ft. Her interior woodwork is teak or mahogany (and fairly gleams) and her upholstery, which looks to be in excellent condition, is in a fawn/red and blue check material.
- Navigation equipment: JRC radar 3000, Garmin 120 GPS interfaced to a Yeoman plotter and a Navico autopilot, Lowrance depth sounder, Seafarer echosounder, Navtex information centre (for weather reports and coastal information), Stowe speed and distance log (plus additional trailed log), Kent Clearscreen, Sailor RT2048 VHF, orward seeking sonar, Sestrel compass, hand-bearing compass, horn, vintage brass searchlight, clock and barometer
- Deck equipment: Galvanised stanchions with teak handrails, navigation mast
- Other equipment: Varnished pram dinghy with 2hp short shaft Seagull outboard, 6 man Avon inflatable, flares, shorepower
It is understood - and inspection bears this out - that the boat has been the subject of considerable refurbishment including some new planking, new decks, engine rebuild, rewiring and re-plumbing: the owner has photographic records of the work being carried out. She has just (winter 1999/2000) had her stem post, some planking and frames replaced and a forward-seeking sonar fitted. She has also been completely repainted and all her brightwork stripped and re-varnished. In consequence her owner reports that she is currently looking better than at anytime during his 10 year ownership. She has a current Boat Safety Certificate. The navigation equipment - radar, GRP, Plotter - is all interfaced, thus giving very positive positional information.
Regularly cruised up and down the East Coast, this vessel is as at home at sea as she is on the rivers. Really beautiful - well worth seeing.
Archived Prior to 2004
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