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  • Classic Yacht Brokerage - Grace
    M Cowan of Clarkson Renfrewshire They immediately replaced the original paraffin engines with Petter diesels As members of the Royal Scottish Motor Y C they kept the boat at Dumbarton on the Clyde for nearly fifty years she was sold on the Doctor s death in 2009 to a new owner on the Clyde who gave her a through refit The present owner purchased Grace soon after and moved the boat to Devon for a while before changing to her present berth in South Wales in June 2011 The design shows a long straight keel with long external iron ballast keel allowing her to take the ground without damage a beautifully flared bow and a transom stern She has a midships varnished wheel house with shallow coach roof forward over the forward cabin and a coach roof aft over the saloon cabin with a step in the deck each side and a deep cock pit right aft Planked in 1 mahogany all copper and bronze fastened to 3 x 2 sawn oak frames at 12 centres on an oak back bone This is a very heavy construction for the size of the vessel making her a robust sea boat designed and built for the seas round the north of Scotland Much of the internal face of the hull is varnished behind the joinery The topsides are exceptionally fair and painted in an off white enamel with a gold cove line round the gunnel and a blue boot top Long external iron ballast keel galvanised keel bolts Oak floors doubled to the frames across the back bone give a very strong construction Several lead trimming ballast pigs in the bilge The deck is straight laid in teak caulked and payed and now painted between varnished teak coverboards and deep toe rails on heavy section oak deck beams with steel under deck tie rods to inhibit the common problems of over caulking a laid deck Twin chain roller galvanised steel stemhead fitting The starboard roller has been extended to carry the anchor and chain away from the hull to avoid damage Forward mooring lines made off to the manual windlass After mooring lines to teak bar and bronze cleats each side on the aft deck Chromed bronze fairleads forward and aft Midships bollards to take springs etc Otherwise exceptionally clear and uncluttered decks Galvanised steel pulpit and nicely designed cast steel stanchions with twin guard wires Varnished teak wheel house midships with three window windscreen a sliding door each side a shallow coach roof forward over the fore cabin and a coach roof aft over the after cabin The wheel house was originally built with a windscreen and a hard roof over the helm position leaving open back and sides which have since been filled in to make a totally enclosed wheel house The coamings are varnished teak with small oval windows in the forward coach roof and a modern sky light on the deck above and teak grab rails in chromed

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  • Classic Yacht Brokerage - Anne
    Diamond Rocador Boojum Diamond Kairos Marili La Boheme Wanted Links Contact News Search You are here Home Motor Yachts Anne Anne A 1925 TWIN SCREW MOTOR YACHT and DUNKIRK LITTLE SHIP designed and built by Frank Curtis of Looe Cornwall Overall Length 30 4 Waterline 29 6 Beam 8 9 Draught 2 9 Displacement 9 Tons TM Engine Twin 20hp Alisa Craig LB4 Petrol Engines Designer Frank Curtis Builder Frank Curtis Location Middlesex Sail n a Berths Three Year 1925 Price 35 000 Broker s Details History Description A unique and authenticated Dunkirk Little Ship fully restored throughout by a dedicated owner regardless of cost whilst retaining her twin LB4 12 20hp Alisa Craig 9 15Kw petrol engines which powered her across the English Channel in the dark days of 1940 Believed to be the only Little Ship with her original Dunkirk engines which are understood to be the last known pair of 1931 Alisa Craig LB4 engines The engines have been completely re built during the later part of 2010 by Rolls Royce of Chichester Anne has a fully documented history dating back to former owners Brigadier General Sir Frederick Meyrick Bart and Commander A F G Tracey R N and is included on the National Maritime Museum s list of small vessels of special importance Anne is featured in the July 1925 issue of The Motor Boat magazine following her completion for Mr N R Mellor of Helford Cornwall The rescue of 385 000 British and French soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk averted a great military disaster Hundreds of motor yachts like Anne with her shoal draft were pressed in to service to ferry service men out to the off lying ships In 2010 a flotilla of about fifty Little Ships once again made the crossing to

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  • Classic Yacht Brokerage - PAPILLON - New Listing - June 20th
    Jomalou Belmura Bulla 11 Charles Ashley Musette Saltire Mary Jane Lazy Lady of Leith Piddle Dorset Dunlin Lurley Santac Suzanne Elizebeth Unicorn of Burnham Fortuna 11 Fontaine of Bordeaux Eaux des Iles Santa Lucia Green Tara Projects Rosie Ysanne Julian Rocador Lady Sybil H Fiorina White Sands Elgris Petrel Lady Jane Small Craft gaen Jabberwocky Helena Shuna Launch Alessi Little May Roanna Fflipper Dawning Light 11 Riva Junior Floret Rima Ariston Archive Boats Ilona Reeve Lily Anne Misty Monarch Timboline Royal Fifer Little Anne 11 Nellie Day Lady Jane Burgundy Treize Avila Alice Petite Fleur Coquet Fiorina St Alexander Petrel Nosila Tumblehome Maria Galante First Sterling Beyond Eileen Fleur Drumler Odyssey Bay Queen Syrinx Vagabond elle Sagamore Flower of Caithness Mermaid Tuppitoo Pelican Maybo Eagle Cayuco Zorg en Vlijt Liberty of Ruez Spirit of Joan Julian White Sands Crazy Diamond Rocador Boojum Diamond Kairos Marili La Boheme Wanted Links Contact News Search You are here Home Motor Yachts Papillon PAPILLON New Listing June 20th SOLD August 2015 A 1930 DUNKIRK LITTLE SHIP designed by H C Smith and built by Harris Boat Builders Burnham on Crouch Offered for sale for the first time in eighteen years and owned by the Commodore of the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships Papillon lead the 75th Anniversary Return to Dunkirk flying the Commodore s Flag A rare opportunity to join the world s most exclusive boat club Overall Length 33ft 6ins Waterline 30ft Beam 8ft 6ins Draught 4ft Displacement 10 Tons T M Engine Twin 42hp Isuzu diesel engine 2010 Designer H C Smith Builder Harris Burnham on Crouch Location Thames Sail Steading sail Berths Four Five Berths Year 1930 Price 35 000 Broker s Details HISTORY DESCRIPTION Papillon is an extremely original fully authenticated Dunkirk Little Ship built in 1930 by Harris Boat

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  • Classic Yacht Brokerage - WENDY KEN
    here Home Motor Yachts Wendy Ken WENDY KEN SOLD November 2015 A DUNKIRK LITTLE SHIP designed by L J Lambert and built by Southampton Launch Boat Company of Bittern Manor Hampshire in 1930 Overall Length 44ft 7 5ins Waterline 42ft Beam 10ft 6ins Draught 4ft Displacement 17 Tons TM Engine Twin 75hp Ford Diesel Engines Designer L J Lambert Builder Southampton Launch Boat Co Location Kent Sail Auxiliary Rig Berths Five berths in three cabins Year 1930 Price 45 000 Broker s Details HISTORY DESCRIPTION Wendy Ken was built for W J Anstey of Maidstone Kent and launched in May 1930 Lloyds registered 163358 in London She was built to a L J Lambert design resident naval architect at the Southampton Launch Boat Works of Bittern Manor In 1933 34 Wendy Ken was lengthed by 6ft with the addition of an elliptical stern replacing the original flat transom Wendy Ken originally named Syliva was requisitioned by the Ministry of War Transport on 31st May 1940 The owner was paid a fee of 12 for use of the vessel under Auxiliary Patrol Duties After her involvement in Operation Dynamo at Dunkirk a sum of 83 12 shillings and 6d was paid for repairs sustained on the beaches of Dunkirk She then continued with Port Duties under the Naval Control at Lowestoft mostly as offshore submarine net patrol She was laid up on 31st July 1945 awaiting being sold and in March 1946 was returned to W Anstey for the endorsed fee of one shilling In 1948 she was sold to R Colebrook and renamed Mananui kept on the River Thames In 1952 W Bates Sons of Chertsey re built the wheelhouse after a small fire onboard In 1958 Bert Harpur MD of Silverdale Motors bought the vessel and renamed her Wendy Ken after his two children She was re engined in 1962 the original Detroit Gray six cylinder petrol engines replaced by twin 46hp Commander BMC diesels In 1984 the current owner purchased the vessel and re engined her with 75hp 4 cylinder Ford FSD diesels Wendy Ken has been recorded in numerous books magazines and greeting cards with much media coverage over the years On 7th April 2009 she was certified on the National Register of Historic Ships number 508 Wendy Ken has carried out many events and returns to Dunkirk the last event being to Chatham docks in 2014 Recent work aboard includes under water re caulking aft keel bolts checked three short planks replaced new anodes copper plating to rudder area rudder skeg bolts replaced and four coats of black tar varnish Traditional construction carvel mahogany planking copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers Marine ply sheathed pine decks mahogany pine and marine ply superstructure Straight plumb stem round bilges long keel and elliptical stern ACCOMMODATION Traditional interior with three cabins featuring principally original mahogany joinery throughout Propex hot air heating aft FORE CABIN Port and starboard V shaped berths Lockers and stowage under Fore hatch SALOON 9ft

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  • Classic Yacht Brokerage - GRASSHOLM
    is given in good faith as a statement of opinion on the facts available to us from the usual sources at the time of our survey and is based on known average retail sales achieved by vessels of similar type and size in the United Kingdom but any person wishing to rely on this letter should make their own enquiries as to the validity of those facts and sources Forced sale value would be less The value given above should not be confused with the replacement value which may be considerably higher particularly in the case of rare or unusual vessels THE VESSEL 8th May 2009 Introduction This is to confirm that at your request in accordance with our Standard Contract of Employment and Codes of Practice laid down by the International Institute of Marine Surveying and in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act and subject to the conditions obtaining at the time the undersigned attended the GRASSHOLM In France on the 8 Th May 2009 and there effected without the vessel being fully opened up for survey a General Condition Survey of the hull machinery rig and service systems for insurance purposes This work was carried out in accordance with the following a Our Standard Contract of Employment b The Code of Practice for Small Craft Surveys published by the International Institute for Marine Surveying c BMIF Terms and conditions Type of Vessel The vessel was an x Trinity house pilot boat built in 1970 of Teak on Oak framing with a Gardener 8LB shaft drive Diesel engine and has 7 berths in 4 cabins Layout The vessel was laid out from forward to aft as follows 2 twin berth cabins plus 2 berth cabin forward Upper saloon with wheelhouse galley and a dinette which converts to a double berth with twin berth cabin aft Principal Dimensions These were provided by the owner Length Overall 57 ft 0 ins Beam 18 ft 0 ins Draught 7 ft 0 ins Displacement 50 mt The absolute accuracy of these figures is not guaranteed and your attention is drawn to the Definitions of Dimensions Speed It was estimated by the owner that the vessel had a sea speed at full power of 12 knots Registration O N 336673 Not current Builders and Date of Build Porthleven Shipyard Cornwall to MCA Class V111a a Material of Construction The vessel was carvel Teak planking on Oak framing with a Teak laid deck and Aluminium superstructure b Details of Construction Carvel teak planking 2 ins thick with flat planks in way of wooden bilge keels Substantial Oak framing at 12 ins centres We were advised that the planking was screwed using Brass screws with teak plugs Teak laid deck PART 2 THE SURVEY a GENERAL INTRODUCTION General Statement on the Condition of the Survey The vessel was found in commission as a pleasure craft Within the limits of the access available the following was found There was reasonably good internal access to the main structure but the linings machinery tanks rudder stern gear and other normally installed equipment and similar permanently fitted items were in situ and this restricted access to the internal surfaces of the hull and deck in way thereby preventing detailed examination in these areas and we cannot be sure that these areas are free from defect The Reason for the Survey We were instructed by phone to issue a Letter of Opinion of her open market value for insurance only Special Instruction None The Scope of the Survey The normal survey for pre purchase insurance mortgage or other reasons carried out by the staff of this Company provides an opinion only on the structural and mechanical condition of the vessel This applies to all reasonably accessible and visible aspects of the vessel We have not inspected woodwork metalwork or other parts of the vessel which were encapsulated covered unexposed or inaccessible for what ever reason nor on areas or in spaces not presented clearly visible for example behind ceilings or linings beneath fixed cabin soles or floors etc unless these were accessible through normally portable or readily accessible locker lids hatch covers traps or similar access points and therefore this Report does not provide an opinion on the condition of such parts No dismantling of the structure other than the removal of such normally portable or readily accessible hatches was undertaken Spaces where access was clearly restricted are noted within the Report This Report should not be taken therefore to preclude completely the existence of defects isolated damage or deterioration to the hull below the coating on the hull and areas concealed by such ceilings linings cabin soles or floors paints fillers lack of access or by any other means No parts of the vessel were dismantled and no bolts or other fittings removed for inspection Unless noted otherwise the vessel s systems and equipment generally appeared to have been fabricated from materials suitable for use in the marine environment installed in compliance with commonly accepted marine industry practice and appropriate to the vessel s usual expected service Deficiencies or defects according to type are listed throughout the Report and our RECOMMENDATIONS for their replacement or repair are listed in Part 3 The vessel was not tested for transverse or longitudinal metacentric stability or reserve buoyancy nor were her down flooding characteristics investigated except where specially noted in this Report This Report therefore gives no warranty regarding the transverse stability of the vessel or the fitness of the design for the intended purpose and must not be taken to imply that the vessel has sufficient stability or buoyancy for such intended purpose It should be clearly understood that is the Owner s responsibility to ensure that basic stability information is placed on board the vessel and understood and that she is never overloaded Your attention is also drawn to the fact that the transverse metacentric stability of the vessel and therefore her seaworthiness varies with both the payload and the weight distribution It was not possible to ascertain the maximum allowable load for the vessel We were advised that the Client s intended purpose for the vessel was pleasure cruising b THE HULL AND FITTINGS External Hull Examination The stem and stem band gripe keel and deadwood sternpost were all examined hammer and prick tested and found in generally good condition with no sign of gribble attack or deterioration by other marine borers There was also no sign of the heart of the wood weeping indicating the presence of ship worm or any damp patches indicating soft areas The bottom and topside planking including the bilge was hammer and prick tested all over using an engineer s 1 kg ball pein hammer and both an 450 mm and a 100 mm pricker at an average spacing of not more than 150 mm and was found to be sound The plank seams appeared to be tight and smooth Judging from the solid resonance of the planking under the hammer test the planking appeared to be in good condition There was no obvious sign of degrading of the fastenings and all the plugs to the fastenings were secure The hooded ends were hammer tested and found sound with no evidence of shrinkage or deterioration of the stopping over the fastenings In the circumstances removal of the hood end fastenings was not considered to be necessary The garboard strake each side was specially examined and was in good condition The wooden fendering to the shell planking was also in good condition Ballast Cast iron ballast keel with steel banding all in good condition Keel bolts appear sound and there were no water witness marks indicating wasting of the bolts As with rest of the vessel the banding is substantial Skin Fittings and Seacocks Heads outlet inlet Engine raw water outlet inlet 3 x bilge pump outlets and fire pump suction All were hammer tested and checked and found to be in good condition and recently serviced Check for leaks on launching Deck and Superstructure The deck was of teak in good condition with Aluminium superstructure also in good sound condition Deck Equipment The vessel was fitted with a number of mooring cleats Each item was also hammer tested and found in good condition with no sign of hair line cracking or metal fatigue structurally secure and without undue rope wear Manual Anchor winch working Where the above items were bolted through the deck the backing plates were specially examined and found of adequate size and area in good condition and with no sign of the highly loaded items pulling through Guard and Grab Rails The vessel was fitted with the original Pilot Boat inner grab rails and bulwark rails all in good condition Doors Hatches and Companionways All hatches and access doors were secure and lockable and fitted with lock down or wedge handles as appropriate They also appeared where appropriate to be strong enough to withstand the point load of a normal human being s weight and the load to be expected from water in the sea areas for which the vessel was apparently designed The hatches and similar openings were of such a size and placed in such a position that it was considered that they would allow easy escape from the accommodation in the event of fire and would not be likely to allow serious down flooding of the vessel This latter point took into account the angles of heel or roll likely to be expected in the sea areas for which the vessel appeared to be classed Watertight doors to engine room and deck with watertight bulkheads forward and aft Ventilators The vessel was fitted with engine room and accommodation ventilators These were examined as far as practical and found generally in good condition and well secured Internal Hull Examination The vessel was subdivided into the following compartments All headlinings and internal mouldings in good condition with limited access to hull planking and the bilge apart from engine room and aft cabin Deck Saloon Dinette to port with galley forward to port with gas cooker four hobs grill and oven plus a fridge with built in freezer compartment Doors to weather deck Wheelhouse Chart table is by the helm and the radar with good visibility and helm seat Forward Cabin 2 x forecabins with twin berths Master Cabin Shower and Toilet Compartment Engine Room Soft Furnishings The soft furnishings were examined and found in good order Windows and Scuttles The windows are toughened glass all in good order Steering Gear The vessel was fitted with a manual steering gear in good condition with emergency tiller Rudder The rudder is post hung with all bearings in fair condition with minimal movement Internally no signs of any leaks in area of rudder trunking monitor for leaking Stern gland prop and shaft 4Bladed prop in good condition Stern gland stainless steel where visible in good condition but condition of shaft internally cannot be commented upon Ground Tackle Bruce 15 kilo with 8 mm chain 20 metres long length not checked Kedge anchor with rope Adequate for boat and cruising range THE MACHINERY AND TRANSMISSION Not part of the survey Main Engine Beta Marine 2009 fresh water cooled 28 hp Diesel was being fitted at time of survey Fuel Tank and Fuel System The vessel had a stainless steel fuel tank of about 80 litres volume The tank was not filled up and it was not possible to check fully its oil tight integrity and this is not guaranteed There was however no obvious signs of leakage at any of the joints or fittings nor was there any sign of loose oil or sludge in the bilge area It was not possible to open the tank and inspect the interior Access to the back of back and bottom of the tank was also restricted and we cannot be sure of the condition of this area and this is not guaranteed Navigation systems Plastimo Compass Feruno radar NASA wind and direction Two depth sounders Garmin and echopilot Lowrance chart plotter VHF DSC all working Blipper radar reflector Mechanical self steering to wheel and wind vane self steering All in good condition THE DOMESTIC SYSTEMS Fresh Water Tank Stainless steel 150 litres In good condition Liquid Petroleum Gas Installation To standards when fitted fit gas alarm Electrical Installation Appears in good condition 12 v and shore power with earth trip a Batteries 3 x 110 ah c Master Switch The vessel was fitted with a switch of the selector disconnector type as close to the battery box as practical on the positive line easily accessible and with the position clearly marked d Navigation Lights All working e Internal Lighting and Power Sockets 12 v system working 240 v system not checked Anodes Zinc correctly bonded new f THE SAFETY ITEMS Bilge Pump The vessel was fitted with 1 hand operated and one electric bilge pumps working Fire Extinguishers 2 x 0 7 kg dry powder 6a 34 b c Fire blanket Life Saving Appliances Horseshoe lifebuoy Flares From the Official Journal of the European Union Category Definitions A OCEAN Vessels designed for extended voyages where conditions may exceed wind force 8 Beaufort Scale and significant wave heights of 4 metres and above may be experienced and vessels largely self sufficient B OFFSHORE Vessels designed for offshore voyages where conditions up to and including wind force 8 Beaufort Scale and significant wave heights up to and including 4 metres may be experienced C INSHORE Vessels designed for voyages in coastal waters large bays estuaries lakes and rivers where conditions up to and including wind force 6 Beaufort Scale and significant wave heights up to and including 2 metres may be experienced D SHELTERED WATERS Vessels designed for voyages on small lakes rivers and canals where conditions up to and including wind force 4 Beaufort Scale and significant wave heights up to and including 0 5 metres may be experienced ANNEX 2 GENERAL INFORMATION Definitions In accordance with ISO 10088 E Readily accessible or normally portable means capable of being reached for operation inspection or maintenance without removal of any craft structure or use of any tools or removal of any item of portable equipment stowed in places intended for the storage of portable equipment such as lockers drawers or shelves Accessible means capable of being reached for inspection removal or maintenance without removal of permanent craft structure Hatch covers are not regarded as permanent craft structure in this sense even if tools such as spanners wrenches or screwdrivers are needed to open them Hatches for the inspection or maintenance of fuel tanks may be covered by uncut carpet provided that all tank fittings can be inspected or maintained through other openings Opened up for survey means all lockers emptied all portable hatches lifted or taken down all loose ballast lifted and removed from the vessel all bilges pumped dry and cleaned and the anchor cable flaked out on the hard stand or dock bottom In accordance with BS EN MA 101 Sanitation system means a system comprising equipment designed for installation on board a vessel to receive retain treat or discharge sewage and equipment using any process to treat such sewage Sewage means human body wastes and the wastes from toilets intended to receive or treat human body wastes In accordance with the RoSPA Handbook Efficient in relation to a piece of structure fitting piece of equipment or material means that all reasonable and practicable measures have been taken to ensure that it is suitable for the purpose s for which it is intended to be used Watertight means capable of preventing the passage of water in any direction and in accordance with ISO 11812 and 12216 Weathertight means that in any sea condition water will not penetrate into the vessel Weathertight Openings are openings with a permanently available means of closure that Comply with the requirements of ISO 12216 for watertightness and When closed still permit the safe continuous operation of the vessel engine s and steering systems Appeared indicates that a close up examination or test of the particular system component or item so described was not possible due to constraints placed upon the Surveyor e g no power available inability to remove panels lack of cooling water or a specific requirement not to conduct destructive tests Serviceable or adequate means considered by the Surveyor at the time to be sufficient for a specific requirement or service Fit for intended use means fit for the stated use intended by the person instructing the survey The condition of items other than steel was assessed one the following scale Excellent condition means new or like new Good condition means nearly new with only minor or cosmetic defects noted Fair condition denotes that the item component or system was found functional but will require minor repairs and will also require to be frequently monitored Poor condition means that the item component or system was found non functional and will require replacement or renewal within a specified time Definitions of Dimensions Length Overall L OA is measured from the forward side of the stem to the aftermost point of the hull only and does not include stern swim platforms boarding ladders pulpits taffrails rudders bowsprits bumpkins and similar extensions If these latter are measured then a separate Length Extreme L E is given Length on Waterline L WL is measured from where the forward side of the stem cuts the waterline to the after point of the horn timber sternpost or transom where this also cuts the waterline Beam or Breadth Overall B OA is measured at the widest point of the hull and includes the thicknesses of wales rubbing strakes and harpins and similar items Freeboard f is measured at the lowest point of sheer and is taken from the top of the deck plating planking or gel coat to the normal still water flotation

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  • Classic Yacht Brokerage - Griffin
    11 Riva Junior Floret Rima Ariston Archive Boats Ilona Reeve Lily Anne Misty Monarch Timboline Royal Fifer Little Anne 11 Nellie Day Lady Jane Burgundy Treize Avila Alice Petite Fleur Coquet Fiorina St Alexander Petrel Nosila Tumblehome Maria Galante First Sterling Beyond Eileen Fleur Drumler Odyssey Bay Queen Syrinx Vagabond elle Sagamore Flower of Caithness Mermaid Tuppitoo Pelican Maybo Eagle Cayuco Zorg en Vlijt Liberty of Ruez Spirit of Joan Julian White Sands Crazy Diamond Rocador Boojum Diamond Kairos Marili La Boheme Wanted Links Contact News Search You are here Home Motor Yachts Griffin Griffin A 1946 Dickens Class GSL MOTOR YACHT designed by the Admiralty and built by The British Power Boat Company Hythe Southampton Overall Length 51ft 6ins Waterline 46ft Beam 15ft 5ins Draught 5ft Displacement 38 metric tons Engine Twin 75hp Foden FD4 Diesels Designer Admiralty Builder British Power Boat Co Location Italy Sail n a Berths Eight Year 1946 Price 45 000 Broker s Details HISTORY DESCRIPTION During the later part of the Second World War the Admiralty recognised the need for a series of robust general service launches for use by the Royal Army Service Corp They were built by various well established UK boat builders and of the twenty nine constructed twenty six are known to have survived a testament to their superb design and substantial scantlings The original Series One Dickens Class featured a break deck aft the Series Two vessels were a slightly modified flush deck design Griffin original called Linkinwater when in service like all of the GSL s had names taken from Dickens novels Tim Linkinwater being a character in Charles Dicken s third novel Nicholas Nickleby Most Dickens GSL s were sold out of service soon after the war they were ideally suited for conversion to spacious liveaboard cruising motor yachts without the need to alter the original structure Griffin a series two Dickens GSL is a particularly good example and has for many years been a comfortable family home in The Mediterranean whilst also being used as a dive boat business Currently the accommodation is laid out with eight berths which could easily be increased if required Griffin has become a well known local attraction in her current marina port and as such was featured in a Barclay Card advertisement with Rowan Atkinson some years ago Paul McCartney once owned a Dickens GSL as a private yacht Double Honduras Mahogany hull on Oak frames with doubled water line and belting Heavy sheathed pine decks painted hardwood superstructure Long keel with bilge runners hull all copper sheathed below the waterline Cruiser stern straight raked stem round bilges Original substantial Admiralty fittings Saloon with LCD TV and satellite TV equipment Settees convert to single berths Bookshelves and storage Bathroom with WC and shower Large double berth aft cabin Vanity unit and day sitting area with extensive amount of storage and clothes hanging Small removable child s berth En suite WC Forward cabin with four berths the lower two able to

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  • Classic Yacht Brokerage - Barbary T
    Joan Julian White Sands Crazy Diamond Rocador Boojum Diamond Kairos Marili La Boheme Wanted Links Contact News Search You are here Home Motor Yachts Barbary T Barbary T A 1910 CONVERTED STEAM PICKET BOAT number fifty two professionally converted in a comfortable liveaboard style Overall Length 52 Waterline 49 6 Beam 11 Draught 4 6 Displacement 22 Tons TM Engine 72hp BMC Diesel Designer Admiralty Builder Gill Sons Chatham Location West Somerset Sail Steading Rig Berths Four Year 1910 Price 39 950 Broker s Details HISTORY DESCRIPTION Barbary T is a rare survivor of the pre First World War Steam Picket Boats designed by J Samuel White of East Cowes for the Admiralty at the end of the 19th century The Admiralty commissioned a number of well know boatyards to build naval craft and in all probability Barbary T is one of a batch of Steam Picket Boats built by Gill Sons of Chatham Kent in 1910 Assigned as number fifty two ties up with records held by The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich No doubt further research would reveal the ship she was consigned to and her naval history Following de commission Barbary T was converted to a cargo vessel principally carrying coal and fish bait in the Severn Estuary In the 1970 s she was bought by a Worcestershire boatyard and converted to a comfortable liveaboard cruising motor yacht with a ketch steadying rig Since then Barbary T has had three owners The current owner of fifteen years has lived aboard and cruised the North Devon Welsh and Cornish coasts but is now looking to downsize Barbary T is of standard Admiralty construction being of double diagonal teak with oiled calico between the two skins all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers She retains her original riveted

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  • Classic Yacht Brokerage - RAKES RETREAT
    Eileen Fleur Drumler Odyssey Bay Queen Syrinx Vagabond elle Sagamore Flower of Caithness Mermaid Tuppitoo Pelican Maybo Eagle Cayuco Zorg en Vlijt Liberty of Ruez Spirit of Joan Julian White Sands Crazy Diamond Rocador Boojum Diamond Kairos Marili La Boheme Wanted Links Contact News Search You are here Home Motor Yachts Rakes Retreat RAKES RETREAT SOLD August 2015 A 1934 TRIPLE SCREW MOTOR YACHT designed and built by John Thornycroft Co Ltd of Hampton on Thames Middlesex Formerly owned by television personality HUGHIE GREEN Photographs July 2015 Overall Length 48ft Waterline 44ft Beam 10ft 6ins Draught 3ft 9ins Displacement 16 Tons T M Engine Twin 45hp Perkins 105hp Perkins Diesel Engines Designer John Thornycroft Builder Thornycroft Co Ltd Location Kent Sail Ketch Rig Berths Six Berths in Three Cabins Year 1934 Price 12 000 Offers Broker s Details HISTORY DESCRIPTION Rakes Retreat ex Estrellita ex Little Star was built for Captain Guy Baxendale of Framfield Place Uckfield Sussex in 1934 to a design by John I Thornycroft a well known and respected naval architect with yards in Southampton and Hampton on the River Thames Estrillita returned to Thornycroft s yard in Spring 1934 to be lengthened by 4ft with the addition of a canoe stern replacing the original transom In the late 1930 s Lewis Clayton of Fair View Castle Bromwich bought Estrillita I n 1940 she was requisitioned by the Royal Navy as a harbour patrol vessel in the Rochester and Chatham area manned by a Petty Officer Coxwain Able Seaman and mechanic Lewis Clayton was paid 12 50 a month for the use of the boat She was de commissioned in 1946 and bought by H A Dipple of Upton House Thanet Kent After only a few years ownership Estrillita was sold to H E Wesson of Cannon Street London and re named Little Star In 1955 Mr Mrs R Squire of Sunnycove Kingswood Creek Wraysbury bought the boat moving her on the the River Thames In 1958 D L Davis of Lotus Pharoah s Island Shepperton briefly owned Little Star before selling in 1960 to the television presenter and personality Hughie Green who re naming her Rakes Retreat During Hughies time at Thames Television filming Opportunity Knocks he moored Rakes Retreat at Teddingon and lived aboard In 1965 Hughie Green sold the boat to Kenneth Ashley of Braemar House Teddington Felicity Bridges of Bedford Square London became the next owner in 1972 followed by Dr Goodburn of Meadway London in 1975 Walter Smith bought Rakes Retreat in 1980 selling to Keith Vicky Jones of Gunnislake Cornwall They stationed the boat at Torpoint where she was sold in April 2002 to the current owner Now registered as an historic ship all Rakes Retreat s original plans records river trial photographs are kept at the National Maritime Museum Greenwich Carvel pitch pine planked hull all copper rove fastened to steam bent oak timbers Internal iron ingot ballast Teak laid deck Mahogany superstructure toe rails hatches and stanchion rail cappings

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