A big, powerful boat designed and built for the first owner by Curtis & Pape to undertake blue water voyages in comfort and safety which she has proven herself very capable of doing. Her interior volume makes her very comfortable for extended cruising, the large beam and depth in hold mean a huge amount of space for her length. Planked in iroko on oak frames, complete new rig including all spars in 2007, major refit'07/'08. Recent voyage circumnavigating South America has proved her to be a very well found vessel.
Contacr: Richard Gregson. 01803 833899. 07886 081657.
Wooden Ships Comments
This is a big powerful boat, designed and built for the first owner to undertake blue water voyages in comfort and safety. Her design and construction was focused towards creating a top class ocean yacht, and recent voyages with the present owner have proved her to be just that. Curtis and Pape built all manner of boats having started with fishing boats and diverging into the yachting market with many different designs of motor and sailing yachts.
The present owner undertook a major refit in 2007/2008 which included a complete new rig to a slightly altered design. The design work was carried out by the renowned Ed Burnett and saw several small changes that have improved the handling and performance of the boat. Many other big jobs were undertaken including removal and replacement of floors and floor bolts and new keel bolts. After that she completed a voyage to circumnavigate South America via the Magellan Straits which she did successfully, battling incredibly bad weather at times and clocking up very respectable daily log readings.
The size and dimensions of the boat give her a lot of interior volume and make her a very comfortable yacht for extended periods. Sold with a full inventory for long distance sailing and a very impressive history.
Iroko planking all copper rivet fastened to steamed oak frames. Heavy grown oak floors throughout all copper fastened. Galvanised steel mast step integrated with the floors spreads the load of the rig.
Large section beamshelf with a clamp the full length of the hull makes the hull extremely stiff and strong.
Decks and cockpit
Large section sawn deck beams knotched onto the beamshelf. Yacht laid teak deck screwed and glued to a marine plywood subdeck.
Large cockpit with a self draining well and wheel steering on a central pedestal. Spray hood over the coachroof with a centreline companion hatch. Very large cockpit locker to port. Spacious lazarette locker with a large hatch on the aft deck.
Varnished marine plywood coachroof coamings with reinforced glass windows recessed in. Forward coachroof with solid varnished mahogany coamings and an aluminium Lewmar hatch gives full standing headroom in the forecabin.
Sheathed plywood coachroof deck with varnished handrails and dorade vent boxes.
Bermudan yawl with a cutter head which gives a large amount of variation in rig configuration which is ideal for ocean cruising. The entire rig was new in 2007 after a slight re-design by Ed Burnett.
Aluminium keel stepped masts, both replaced in 2007. Aluminium slab reefing booms new 2007, 2 alloy spinnaker poles.
Stainless steel standing rigging replaced 2007. Stainless rigging screws and internal stainless chainplates.
Twin spreader mainmast with twin lower shrouds, single intermediate and single cap shroud.
Single spreader mizzen with twin lowers and a single cap shroud.
Rope running rigging replaced 2007.
Roller furling headsail with hanked on staysail.
Mainsail, slab reefing with lazyjacks. All sails made by Hyde, 2007.
Also spare main, genoa and staysail. Spinnaker.
Cockpit has a pair 2 x Harken 44ST. 2 x Lewmar ST. Mizzen Halyard – Andersen ST.
Main mast – 3 x Andersen ST including 1 for reefing.
Mermaid Melody 75hp 4cyl diesel installed new in 1981. Fresh water cooled Ford based diesel, known for reliability, serviced regularly . Centreline shaft drive to 3 blade bronze propellor.
Fuel consumption ½ gph. Cruising speed 5.5kts. Max speed 7kts.
24v domestic electrical system, 12v system for navigation equipment. 2 batteries new in 2007. Engine alternator charging or through a 240v battery charger. Wind generator for added charging capacity.
Fuel 400 Litres
Fresh water 500 Litres
2 manual. 1 automatic.
7 berths in 2 sleeping cabins and the saloon. Forecabin with twin V berths an full standing headroom. Cabin to port at the forward end of the saloon with a large double berth.
2 saloon berths. Quarter berth to starboard.
Companion steps down into the saloon over the engine box. Forward facing chart table to port uses the head of the quarter berth as a seat.
Galley on the port side under the deckhead.
U-shape settee berth to port with a collapsible saloon table. All upholstery new in 2010
Passageway going forward on the starboard side with a single berth and stowage lockers under the deckhead.
The saloon is very spacious because of the high freeboard and good depth in hold and large beam. Joinery constructed with mahogany veneered marine plywood, masses of storage capacity in lockers throughout the saloon.
Heads compartment to port by the forward passage. Jabsco sea toilet pumps directly overboard. Hand basin and shower drains to a small grey tank and pumped with overboard.
Gas cooker with 2 burner hob, oven and grill. 24v fridge. Single stainless sink with pressurised hot and cold water plus a hand pumped sea water tap. Hot water via a engine heated calorifier.
See Me active radar reflector
Pulpit and pushpit
Cutlery, crockery and utensils