'Gudrun II' is about as well maintained and cared for as any Vessel we have been on, she is immaculate.
Long keel, round bilged, she is a 'poop decked' slightly extended version of the popular 'Roberts 53'.
Commisioned by the present owners, she was professionally built out of Corten steel in Malta by Terry Erskine, an ex Royal Navy Artificer, who went on to supervise her fit-out and launch in the UK in 1999.
She is an immensely strong, safe and purposeful yacht, unencumbered by inventories of excessive and often redundant systems and equipment. For instance, the bow thruster installed when launched, has been removed because it was found to be unnecessay, (the tunnel is still there). Simarlily, the wind generator once installed was found not to be needed and removed. That said, the hardware and systems that are fitted are proven and of a high quality.
She has a climb in sail / bosuns/ chain locker which keeps the interior pleasantly fresh and uncluttered by working gear.
All standing rigging is secured out at the toe-rail, leaving uncluttered open area's along the decks and around the mast. All standing rigging and lifelines are oversized. The large 'poop' deck is an attractive feature, a great place for dining and entertaining.
The interior layout is remeniscent of the much admired 'Oyster' yachts. It is sumptuous and well detailed with quality fixtures and fittings.
Detailed information follows:
Entering from the centrer cockpit, South American red Mahogany has been used throughout for paneling, cabinetry and doors. Cabin soles are Teak and Holly and deckheads are of Ash, it has a very warm and inviting ambience. Alongside and to stbd of the companionway steps is a discreet Nav' station behind which is a locker housing the shorepower selecter switch, breaker panels, mastervolt charger/invertor etc. The rest of the spacious main saloon provides a very comfortable living and entertaining space, small table and two seats to stbd above which is the TV cabinet and to port a large dining table with ample seating. Aft of this is the galley, again it is spacious with a domestic size double sink and plenty of counter top space. Aft of the galley is the full width owners suite, full length hanging lockers, lots of shelving and cupboard space plus a walk around queen size bed and en-suite bathroom. Forward of the main saloon to port is the other double cabin, to stbd a shared bathroom and next to that a small, well equipped workshop. and then further forward is the twin cabin.
Bilge spaces are clean, dry and well coated with epoxy paints. Deckheads are well insulated with 'rockwool'.
The galley has ample space for two people to work, with counter-tops in front and behind. Domestic size double sink with pressurized hot and cold water, a 'Taylors 41' 3 burner stove oven and grill, 144cu/in freezer, domestic under counter fridge, 750w microwave and comprehensive inventory of utensils, crockery, cutlery etc.
Mounted below the centre cockpit, easy access is to be had on thee sides.The Perkins M130C Engine has 2941 logged running hours, (frequency of service has never exceeded 200 hrs), it is wedded to a PRM 402 Gearbox. A new shaft and 'Deep Sea Seals' shaft seal was installed in 2015.