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Motor Cruiser 32ft

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9.75m (32'0")


Wood carvel

Underwater profile


2 x Diesel 205hp, Twin BMC Commander 2.2ltr (unknown year)

Plymouth, Devon UK (by appointment only)


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Extra Details

Builder Brooke Marine
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
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
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.


LOA 9.75m (32'0")
LWL 9.75m (32'0")
Beam 3.12m (10'3")
Draft Max 1.20m (3'11")
Displacement 6,500kg (14,332.5lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power,


Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Carvel planked Oregon pine on oak frames and oak backbone
Oak floors
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
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Eberspacher heating
Coal burner
Towel rail
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

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Echo Pilot Bronze Trio
Garmin GPS128
VHF Compact XS-25RT

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
(CQR & Fishermans)
15.00m (49'3") of chain
15.00m (49'3") of warp

Safety Equipment

Searchlight tick
Horn tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

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.

This Motor Cruiser 32ft has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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