Sole Bay motorsailer, 35ft Porter and Haylett of Wroxham

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Price Details

Price: £29,950 GBP

Boat Name: Fiddler’s Dram
Location: Pin Mill nr. Ipswich, Suffolk GB
Make: Sole Bay
Year: 1968
Category: Sail
Class: Motorsailor

Rig Type: Gaff ketch


Sole Bay 35 with gaff main sail and mizzen, a Ketch rigged motor sailer, designed by J. Francis Jones. Built in Wroxham, Norfolk. Carvel planked of Iroko on Oak. Mahogany topsides. Decks and coach roof Cascover sheathed and painted. She is a fine example of her class.  She is presently out of the water for the Winter. Sails and spars also in covered storage.

2014 has been spent ashore being externally refitted, her masts and spars have also been stripped back. All paintwork/ bright work has been stripped back to bare, undercoats have been re-applied and she is totally repainted. Mizzen mast replaced with new. Very well maintained a credit to her fastidious owner. The sails are  valetted. Internally she is now stripped out for the Winter, overall cover on on hard standing  at Pin Mill

Her layout gives space and privacy for 2 couples or a family. She would work well for extended cruising. 2 x heads, 1 x shower unit.

Standing Rigging Material: stainless steel

Running Rigging Material: synthetic

Sail Wardrobe: Gaff main sail. Jeckells. mizzen. Jeckells. Genoa.B & H. Jib. B & H.


Sleeps 6, 2 x single berths in the aft cabin, 2 x in the saloon forcastle pipe cot and a pilot’s berth in the wheelhouse.

Upholstery covered berth cushions. Flotex carpeting throughout. small folding occasional table for the wheelhouse.

2 x Lavac toilets and wash basins, one in the en suite aft and one in the fore peak. Shower tap arrangement with a drain in the aft facilities.

Step down forward from the wheelhouse into the galley area. 2 burner Plastimo 2000 cooker with grill and oven, 2 x gas bottles. Port side is the galley sink and stowage. Crockery,utensils, glasses etc included. Electrolux  RM 212 fridge is housed in the aft cabin with a false door front appears as a set of drawers. In the saloon there is a Sailor Type 66 TMF receiver and a car radio cassette with 4 speakers. Opposing settee berths with stowage behind and beneath. A central fixed varnished table. A very cosy and comfortable saloon. Loads of stowage lockers throughout.

A very well turned out vessel.

Electrics: 4 x heavy duty batteries 110 amps own master switches and charged by two different alternators, 2 x shore power chargers, 12v cabin lighting throughout.

General Equipment: davits on the aft deck toolbox with spares for engine and other equipment de-mountable helmsman’s seat. 2 x 6ft boat hooks, 2 x deck scrubbers, 2 x canvas buckets boarding ladder, fenders, several warps, large lazerette in the aft deck outboard storage bracket on the transom. Ensign and staff

Ground Tackle: 45lbs CQR bower anchor with 90m calibrated chain, Fisherman’s Kedge anchor with chain and 60m of cable. Simpson and Lawrence electric windlass (controlled from wheelhouse or manually) 3 x paraffin cabin lights

Navigation Gear: Autohelm GPS ST50 & ST50 plus. Autopilot 7000. Wind speed, direction and depth. All linked by Sea talk. Raytheon R10 Radar Furuno DFax 208A/N weatherfax Sailor RT 144 VHF radio Sea Ranger 5600 VHF radio Seafarer LH55 electric loud hailer and horn, Sestral Moore Steering compass, 12v Searchlight Quartz clock and barometer electric wind screen wiper full sized de -mountable chart table in the wheelhouse. Full dashboard instrumentation

Safety Equipment: 6 man valise life raft EPIRB (hired). Automatic fire extinguisher in the engine room, plus 3 foam filled ones in the cabins. Distress flares 3 x ventilators and an electric extractor fan. Lifelines on deck, stanchions with guard wires (3 gate exits from side decks and the transom) emergency tiller and galvanised pulpit. Manual bilge pump, automatic bilge pumps x 2 of. 2.8m Avon Rib hanging in davits with 5hp Mariner outboard, Radar reflector, Gas sniffer fire blanket, 6 x life jackets, 2 x life rings one with light one with heaving line. Self draining gas locker on deck.

Tankage: 80 gallon capacity fuel, 80 gallon capacity water glass sights for indicators.

Water System:  Pressurised hot and cold water systems. Cold water also gravity fed. Rimai RE-58E gas water heater. High powered sea water deck hose.

Heating:  Oil filled radiators.


Length Overall: 10.67 m,

Beam: 3.07 m,

Air Draft: 8.99 m,

Max Draft: 1.45 m


Hull Material: Wood, carvel planked, Iroko on Oak. copper tingle starboard side.

Metal painted stem band. Transom stern with transom hung rudder.
Hull Design: Displacement, long keel
Hull Speed: 8 knots

Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Engine Power: 66 hp
Number of Engines: 1


Engine Model: BMC Commodore
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive