Motor Cruiser 32ft
Live Aboard Royal Navy History
Motor Cruiser 32ft for sale | 9.75m (32'0") | 1937 | 2x diesel 205hp | Wood carvel Construction | Full-displacement underwater profile | 4 berths | Boat REF# 242475
|Lying||Plymouth, Devon UK (by appointment only)|
|Fuel capacity||210.0 ltr (46.2 G) Total - 3 Tanks|
|Water capacity||300.0 ltr (66.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks|
|Holding tank capacity||50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Engine||2 x Diesel 205hp|
|Engine make and model||Twin BMC Commander 2.2ltr (unknown year)|
|Engine Hours||Not Recorded|
|Prop(s)||3 Bladed Fixed|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||4.5 ltr (1.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed|
|Cruising speed (approx)||8 knots|
|Max speed (approx)||10 knots|
Borg Warner Velvet Drive gear-boxes with single lever controls.
|Draft Max||1.20m (3'11")|
12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power
Carvel planked Oregon pine on oak frames and oak backbone
Long external iron ballast keel
Wheel house constructed in panelled mahogany
Traditional varnished mahogany sky-light mid foredeck
|Total # of berths||4|
|No. of single berths||4|
|Heads||1 heads (Sea Toilet)|
|Pressurised water system|
|Hot water system|
Original Blakes heads, handbasin & powerful shower
Art deco style lighting in saloon
Flavel Wayfarer Cooker
2 x Stainless sinks
Aft berths (as singles) are 6ft 2 inches long & 2ft 8 inches wide the full length.
Aft berth as a double is 7ft 10 inches long & 4ft 2 inches wide the full length.
Forward berths are 6ft 6 inches long & 2ft 2 inches wide at the top decreasing to 1ft 6 inches.
In the forward cabin, the height is 5ft 11 inches up to the beams, raising to 6ft 8 inches under the skylight / hatch.
In the galley, the height is 6ft 1 inch.
In the aft cabin, the height is 5ft 8 inches to the beams.
In the wheelhouse, the height is 5ft 11 inches at the helm and 6ft 4 inches at the aft end of the wheelhouse.
2 burner gas cooker
Echo Pilot Bronze Trio
VHF Compact XS-25RT
Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
(CQR & Fishermans)
15.00m (49'3") of chain
15.00m (49'3") of warp
3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)
If you're looking for a comfortable, cosy and characterful home on the water, then come and have a look at this well restored and maintained wooden motor vessel.
Built by Brooke Marine of Lowestoft in 1937 as a prototype estuary and river cruiser, this vessel was used as the builders demonstration model until the outbreak of the war when she was at first chartered and then bought by the Royal Navy. Shipped out to Australia, for the duration of the war, she was employed as a support vessel to a flying boat squadron.
Post war, returned to England and purchased back by Brooke Marine where she was kept by the family for some years, this vessel went through an extensive restoration period in the late 1990's and then spent time cruising the South Coast and the Thames.
Purchased by the current owner in 2011, she has been further enhanced with the installation of new fresh water pumps, a Colin Frake Faversham stove and the Eberspacher heater has been removed, rebuilt and reinstalled.
There is a surprising amount of living space for a 32ft vessel, providing a good home for it's previous, present and future owners.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.