NANTUCKET CLIPPER YAWL "Lillie Lantry" designed by Alan Buchanan & owned by him 1-2 years. Purchased by current owner in 1982. 2 previous owners. Built in 1972, White GRP hull, decks & superstructure of GRP composite construction. She was moulded by Seamster of Royston, Herts, fitted out by Offshore Yachts. Finished in teak and Iroko hard woods both externally and internally. Volvo Penta MD2002 18HP 2 cylinder diesel engine replaced 1992. The engine is cooled with fresh water via a heat exchanger, whilst the exhaust tail is raw sea water cooled, this system adds years to the engine block by avoiding saltwater corrosion. The engine is very reliable and easy to work on, serviced every year. 5 berths in 2 cabins with w.c. in separate compartment 6' headroom in main cabin, 5'7" headroom in fore cabin. 12v lighting, Taylors paraffin heater, teak folding saloon table, teak folding chart table, full sail wardrobe in white sails including 3 genes, 2 mains, mizzen & spinnaker, Rotostay furling genoa, rigging renewed 2009, Garmin GPS map 325 & sounder, Garmin GPS map 2110 chart plotter, handheld GPS, VHF, echo sounder, Navtex wind instrument and GPS cockpit repeater, trailing log, mizzen, dinghy (choice of several), 240v shore power, CQR anchor, Taylors paraffin heater, teak saloon and chart tables, re upholstered 2009, hull gel shielded, etc etc. This is a superb cruising traditional boat with an amazing history having been owned by the designer Alan Buchanan at one time. Needs to be seen to be appreciated, she has been very well cared for.
Custom made cradle available by separate negotiation.
Viewing recommended. Lying ashore in a local ship yard close to Chichester Marina. Prior appointment essential telephone our brokers Simon Flowers and Mandy Jones on 01243 550042 to arrange viewing.
Volvo Penta Model 2002 - 18HP
Engine replaced new 1992 by Chicks Marine Guernsey.
Engine serviced by owner pre season and by engineer every other year
Rear rubber suspension units and steel mounts replaced Oct 2015
Shaft partially withdrawn in shaft log & re sealed Oct 2015
Forward & rear shaft greasers refilled each season
Batteries - 2 x 85 amp hour batteries through new (2010), main switch system for engine, house, and or both circuits
(One new battery needed)
New mains battery wiring to engine 2012
Owner's remarks - "Without doubt the most reliable engine that I have worked with. With constant care and attention to usual fluid levels, fluid changes and rawer filter, this engine has never let me down. Very much valued"
Cooling - fresh water via a heat exchanger, (this system adds years to the engine block by avoiding salt water corrosion)
Volvo instruments and control through Morse rod system
Exhaust tail is raw sea water cooled
Propellor - 8 x 14" 3 blade
Fuel - diesel approx. 1/3rd gallon per hour at 2000 rpm.
Anodised aluminum mast, boom and mizzen, spinnaker pole
Stainless standing rigging renewed Dec. 2009
Main halyard 12mm Lirac new 2015 presently to mast foot but sufficient for return to cockpit management
Mainsheet - 12 mm Lirac new 2012
Mizzen - old but washed annually, all good
Extensive range of mooring warps and lines.
3 genoas, 2 mains, one mizzen, plus mizzen staysail and spinnaker
All working sails white colour. Tan set are redundant, are original and can be included if wanted.
2 bronze twin speed Gibb with top handles
Main mast Gibb single speed halyard winch
Mizzen - Gibb single speed halyard winch (not fitted)
Lazy stay - to fly inner staysail or storm jib - tacks down to bowsprit deck eye
Twin berths with fee infill cushion (full length berths)
Hanging locker to port
Port and starboard dinette layout in main saloon (full length with pilot berth starboard quarter)
Heads to starboard - Simpson Lawrence SL400 flushing to sea via bronze sea valves. Valves serviced annually, pull out wash hand basin to starboard, draining to w.c. basin, electric pumped cold water faucet.
Individual berth lights in main saloon 12v and fore cabin, heads, galley and chart table area, rewired and new fittings winter 2013
Lighting over sink and work surfaces
Traditional brass paraffin oil lamps on main bulkhead purely as accessories
Strip light in engine bay
Teak folding removsble saloon table
Teak folding chart table with chart light
Taylor pressurised paraffin heater - main saloon
Galley with Flavel Vanessa gimballed, two burner hob, grill and oven (Butane gas - housed cockpit locker)
Stainless steel sink supplied by electric pumped cold water faucet
Johnsons electric pressurised water pump new 2013
Water tank encapsulated internally over ballast keel - 15 gallons - electric pumping to galley and heads.
Professionally fitted, teak faced, machine turned handholds
In main saloon, latched cupboards lockers over bunks to port and starboard, cave lockers above and behind seat backs to port and starboard, cave shelves over chart table, slide door cupboard in galley.
Deep bin lockers under bunks in main saloon (7 total) fore cabin (5 total), hanging locker (1 total).
Two large alloy mooring cleats at bow
Two large teak cleats on stern deck
Anchor Hawsepipe at bow
Camcleats - 20 coachroof
Plastimo 101 compass on bulkhead
Hand bile pump - Whale Gusher through stern skin fitting
Tiller piller - Dryplug
GPS repeater and wind speed - Dryplug
Emergency aerial gland and plug - at mizzen
Safety harness attachments - 2 at companionway and stern deck
VHF radio repeater speaker
Volvo instrument panel and control
Engine bay inspection panel
Navigation lights: At pulpit, stern, steaming, masthead tricolour lantern
Sheets & halyard - main halyard, main and genoa sheets new 2015
Decks & lockers - 1 x 25 lb CR anchor to 26 fathoms of 5/16" galvanised chain
Spare 35 lb. CQR anchor with approx. 25 fathoms heavy 3 plait terylene line
Folding fluke light kedge anchor
1 x 12lb. CQR kedge anchor on stern counter - to 3 fathoms 5/15" galvanised ground chain and 25 fathoms terylene 3 plait medium weight line
Boarding ladder - plastic portable
Sail covers - used
Fenders - 3 large, 4 or more standard size
Warps - extensive collection of warps - all washed annually
Gas - spare calor butane
240v ship/shore electric cable.
Safety - Horseshoe life buoy, floating personal light, range of offshore flares (out of date) fire blanket, fire extinguishers.
Tenders - 8' GRP pram tender (white)
Selection of 3 inflatable dinghies by Avon, Beaufort and Achille - all old but in full working order.
Outboard motor - Yamaha 1.5 two stroke (reliable but requires service as stored dry out of use) - available by separate negotiation
Garmin GPS Map 235 and sounder - GPS unit to include depth sounder and speed
Garmin GPS Map 2110 chart plotter
Garmin GPS38 hand held unit
Icom - ICM33 handheld VHF radio (New still in the box)
Seafarer 701 echo sounder with depth alarms
Navtex wind instrument (requires new masthead vane)
Navtex GPS cockpit repeater
Plastimo Contest 101 compass
Simrad 1000 digital tiller pilot (2004)
Cockpit radio speaker (needs wiring to VHF)
Firdell radar reflector
Rule electric bilge pump
Also Walker trailing log - old but perfect condition and in working order.
Owner's Remarks - I was able to verify "Little Langtry" was first owned by the Designer Alan Buchanan upon completion of build. I spoke on the telephone to Mr Buchanan and obtained some further back ground as to history of the yacht and his requirement for a high specification of joinery not to be found on other "Clippers".
I purchased her in February 1982 having set a personal specification for a higher ballast ratio vessel, of moderate draft and overall length, all essentials for safe single handed local sailing and annual cruises.
Through good and constant maintenance and care, I have enjoyed almost trouble free ownership for 34 years, I re engined the yacht in 1982, good and regular maintenance has returned total trouble free service, the Volvo 2002 engine has never failed!
"Lillie Langtry" has cruised most of the South Coast, Thames Estuary harbours, Channel Islands, France, Normandy, Brittany, Pas de Calais, N. French Coast.
In 2007 with mast removed I took the yacht single handed into the French Canals, via R. Seine, R. Marne, Paris, Rheims, Canal du Nord, and R. Somme wintering ashore at St Valery sur Somme.
Now single handed sailing has become harder and it is time to retire.
However, selling my beloved "Little Langtry" who has kept me safe on so many occasions and given endless fun and enjoyment will be one of the most difficult moments for me to endure.
Why "Lillie Langtry"
The yacht was designed and owned by the very well known Designer, of cruiser/racing yachts - Alan Buchanan maintained his design studio and business in St. Helier, Jersey, where he lived for most of his life.
"Lillie Langtry" was of course a very beautiful woman and confidant of King Edward Vll and is 'posted' as a most beautiful woman of elegance and style. "Lillie Langtry" was also named "The Jersey Lily" having grown up in St Helier where her father was Dean.
Alan Buchanan and Lily Langtry's habitation of Jersey lends itself to the naming of this fine yacht.
Moreover - This Sailing Yacht - A beautiful, elegant, gentle lady loved by so many passing yachts people for her unquestionable style and grace".