Project Blue Water Live Aboard
Inchcape 45 for sale | 13.87m (45'6") | 1971 | 2x diesel 72hp | Wood carvel Construction | Shallow Long Keel underwater profile | 6 berths | Boat REF# 251143
|Builder||Eyemouth Boat Building Ltd|
|Lying||Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)|
|Fuel capacity||880.0 ltr (193.6 G) Total - 2 Tanks|
|Water capacity||220.0 ltr (48.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Engine||2 x Diesel 72hp|
|Engine make and model||Perkins 4236 (1971)|
|Engine Hours||Not Recorded|
|Prop(s)||3 blade fixed|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||4.6 ltr (1.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed|
|Cruising speed (approx)||6 knots|
|Max speed (approx)||8 knots|
2017 2 x new Vetus 450 litre fuel tanks fitted
Engines worked without any problems during the 500 mile passage South in 2017
Approx 180 gallons of diesel fuel in drums included in sale
Most of the wiring has been removed and needs replacing
2 x 24v alternators
|Draft Min||1.75m (5'9")|
|Draft Max||1.75m (5'9")|
Gaff rigged Eyemouth Boat Building Co Wood spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)
|Mainsail||- Slab (unknown year)|
|Headsail||- Hank on (unknown year)|
|Other sails||Mizzen (unknown year)|
Gaff rigged ketch with varnished pine pole masts stepped in galvanised tabernacles
Main mast rebuilt by professional shipwright 2018
The vessel is de-rigged at the present time but all the rigging and sails are included in the sale
24 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power
|Underwater profile||Shallow Long Keel|
Iroko planking on sawn oak frames
2017 New decks built of 2 layers 12mm marine ply epoxy sheathed.
2017 New Iroko stantions all round (42)
Sheer planks replaced as necessary
|Total # of berths||6|
|No. of single berths||6|
|Heads||1 heads (Sea Toilet)|
|Pressurised water system|
Multi-fuel stove included (needs fitting)
Former galley removed to be replaced with new
Heads compartments x 2 (the fittings have been removed ready for replacement)
Most of the wiring has been taken out to be replaced
4 burner gas cooker
|VHF DSC radio|
Garmin GPS 128
Electric Simpson Lawrence windlass
(Fisherman's, Danforth & CQR)
50.00m (164'1") of chain
1 large whale bilge pump provided (to be deck mounted). Also bilge pump system driven by sbd engine
The Inchcape MFV class of yachts was purposely designed for a growing number of yachtsmen, who were looking for strong traditionally built vessels that could provide both excellent proven seakeeping ability and spacious / comfortable living accommodation.
The Inchcape 45 meets these requirements well. Robust and handsome, the hull is built along the classic lines of traditional motor sailing fishing vessels, which were capable of working hard over extended periods of time in the testing conditions of the North Sea and beyond.
The decks with solid bulwarks are wide, uncluttered and easy to move around. The wheelhouse is spacious, light, has good visibility all around and gives excellent protection from the elements. Both masts are set in tabernacles for ease of lowering, enabling canal use when required.
The accommodation below has a grand and tasteful feel about it. Although one has to see through the work in progress on this particular vessel, you still get the feel of comfort and quality in this huge living space. With well over 6ft headroom throughout, the smart Iroko finish with bronze port holes gives a warm and timeless atmosphere.
The current owner who sailed her down from Newcastle in 2016, where she handled the challenging weather conditions easily, has recently decided to take a step back from finishing this project. This is unfortunately due to ill health. He has already competed much of the needed work to a high standard including new decks, new tanks, rebuilding the main mast and redecorating the forward and aft cabins.
As can be seen from the recent photographs of this sturdy vessel there is still some professional work to be completed to repair the starboard bow to get her back on the water. And yes there is still work to be done to complete internally including to the galley and heads compartments. This of course is the fun bit which will allow you to make her your own.
This vessel, launched by Princess Margaret in 1971, is one of the largest and last built of it’s class. It offers a safe, strong and sea kindly yacht that can provide comfort for the whole family and at a very reasonable price.
Whoever finishes this project will have a vessel to be proud of. Yard costs available on request.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.