34ft Watt’s MFV motorsailer, 1964. A Project

Price Details

Price: £7,500 GBP
Location: Heybridge Basin, nr. Maldon, Essex GB
Make: Watts of Banff, Scotland
Year: 1964
Condition: An incomplete project
Category: Motorsailer
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


Lloyds listed  with Official No: 306763

Buster was purchased 4 years ago. Her shipwright owner “set too” on replacing the wheelhouse and opening up the accommodation below.
Unfortunately, due to ill health he has had to abandon the project with everything has been left in situ…
Built by Watt’s & Sons in 1964.  A robust wooden hull and decks.

Used for pot fishing, offering, comfy accommodation below and a large wheelhouse to shelter form the worst of the elements.

There is a Gardner 4LW diesel engine installed aft and under the wheel house. She would make a fantastic cosy little home afloat.

She certainly requires some skills in carpentry, in order to make the project a viable one.

Please Note: the You Tube video included in these details, was filmed over 4 years ago before she came to Essex from Newcastle.


Length Overall: 10.36m
Length Of Deck: 10.36m
Length At Water Line: 9.75m

Beam: 3.56m
Draft: 1.45m
Air Draft: 4.88m
Max Draft: 1.45m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 100ltrs
Water Tank Capacity: 100ltrs
Cruising Speed: 6 : knots
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 3
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: John Watts & Sons of Banff
Designer: John Watts
Boat Name: Buster


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 8: knots

Reworking’s of the wheelhouse. November 2022


Engine Model: Gardner 4LW
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Disclaimer: Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.