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1960s Bourne 35 Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser Project - £5,950


Lying : Essex - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

1960s Bourne 35 Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser Project

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General Specification

Builder : Herbert Woods of Potter Heigham
LOA : 10.67m (35ft 0in)
Beam : 3.2m (10ft 6in)
Draft : 0.86m (2ft 10in)


Mechanical & Electrical




Believed to be a Bourne 35 and probably originally built to serve in a Norfolk Broads hire fleet, this centre cockpit motor cruiser offers huge amounts of potential to be restored for use as a family river cruiser or liveaboard vessel (as was the vendor's original intention). Boasting lots of original features, fixtures and fittings, she has a lovely spacious interior providing 4 berths, a good sized galley and heads with separate shower. Externally she needs full restoration, but with her GRP hull, the structural works required are kept to a minimum. This could be a really superb classic motor cruiser or home!

We understand that this vessel needs to be moved as soon as possible (with some flexibility). The vendor has offered to arrange for the vessel to be towed approximately 200m to enable a lift out (at the purchaser's cost) and transfer on to a lorry with hiab for transportation. Boatyard services are also available locally, should the buyer require nearby hard standing, etc.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: The vessel's current location is NOT interconnected with the UK's canal network and so the vessel will need to be transported by road if she is to be moved elsewhere in the country.

History: It's believed that this boat is one of a class of six Bourne 35's built in the mid to late 1960s by Herbert Woods Ltd., Potter Heigham, Norfolk and based on an earlier Herbert Woods design which was built in timber (four known examples). Originally operated in the hire fleet at Southgates of Horning as Glistening Stream 1-6, all of the boats returned to to Herbert Woods In 1980 due to a luxury housing development and were renamed Glistening Lights. In 1990 five Bourne 35's were sold to Richardsons Pleasurecraft, Stalham, to be hired out by their sister yard, Hearts Cruisers at Thorpe, Norwich, as Glistening Hearts (the four wooden boats going their separate way at this time). Hearts Cruisers closed in 1994 and the boats all returned to Stalham before being sold into private ownership. From records available on Broads.org.uk, it seems likely that this boat was originally either Glistening Stream 2, 3 or 6.


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