35ft Classic Motor Sailer, Trawler lines, single engine.1946


Price Details

Price: £37,500 GBP
Location: Nr. Maldon, Essex
Make: Morris & Co ( Gosport) Ltd
Year: 1946
Condition: Good, refitted May 2021.
Category: Motorsailer Ketch rigged.
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


1946, 35ft carvel wooden motorsailer, built along the lines of a fishing trawler ” Girl Pat” Class, Ketch rig with a pivoted bowsprit.

External wheel steering, helm. Owners cabin forward./ staff/ guest cabin aft. Large day cabin/ saloon at deck level.
Vessel has spent much of her life in Southampton waters, the Scilly Isles in the 1950’s and Jersey. She underwent an extensive refit at Cockwells Boatyard, Cornwall. 2004.

In her present ownership of 10 years, she underwent a major replacement of her decks in 2012/13.  A year spent at St Osyths Boatyard with the shipwright.
Single Perkins diesel engine,1989 . She has been used as a liveaboard vessel,  in 2015 she went over to Holland with the Owners work, then returned to Poplar Dock, London.
Her BSS safety certificate, is now expired, she has a black tank, a 240v ring main, pressurised hot water system and a shower, There is generous headroom throughout the accommodation. No heating system.
May 2021 underwent a refit :the main work were cosmetic issues, repainting, re antifouling,  her engine. The masts stood up, re-rigged sails bent on and launched.

She has now just made a passage to the River Blackwater for a pontoon berth alongside.  Viewings to be arranged.  Offered in full commission afloat and “READY TO GO”


Nominal Length: 10.67m
Length Overall: 12.80m
Length Of Deck: 9.14m
Length At Water Line: 9.14m

Beam: 3.20m
Draft: 1.22m
Air Draft: 12.19m
Max Draft: 1.22m


Dry Weight: 6 metric tonnes
Cruising Speed: 8knots
Engine Power: 96
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 3
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 6


Builder: J.Morris & Co ( Gosport) Ltd
Designer: C.W.Bernard
Boat Name: Fanfare


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 15: knots


Engine Description: Perkins Phaser 1004, 1989, 4 cylinder diesel inboard 96hp. Indirect water cooled.
Triple bladed propeller, shaft driven, to be serviced May 2021.
2 x steel fuel tanks located side by side forward of the engine.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive



Strip planked, longitudinal construction using larch and strengthened internally with oak frames and bulkheads, Laminated coach roof beams. A raked stem and a canoe stern.
A protective metal shoe from just above the waterline bow to the keel. The keel foot of cast iron A metal rudder is fitted under her canoe stern. Superstructure all of wood.
Painted topsides. Some cracks in the caulking were noted in places. The decks are in a good condition . The anchoring lower cable was in a good condition and secure.

The port hole windows all around the deck house , some with opening facility.   Timber coach housing. Sheathed and epoxy covered coach roofs



Companionway steps down into the day cabin.
“L” shaped seating around a dropleaf dining table. Glazed windows on 3 sides of the saloon at deck level.  Access to engine under the cabin sole.
Forward amidships “the heads” to port and the galley to starboard.
Through forward bulkhead into the Owner’s cabin. A bespoke concertina bed base which extends out  to make a small double berth  plus a single berth opposite.
Full length mirror fixed to the cabin door.
A Propane gas system is installed with the bottle located in vented container besides the helm. The system feeds a Plastimo Neptune 2000 cooker with hob, oven and grill.

A sink with Hot and cold pressurised water system.
“The Heads” has a Jabsco sea toilet and wash basin, hot and cold water. There is a macerator and black tank for waste.
A steel water tank is located under the starboard cabin sole. The pressure pump and accumulator are located at the rear of the engine compartment. Hot water  supplied by a calorifier with an additional input from an immersion heater. Generous headroom through out the accommodation.
Separate access companionway to the aft cabin, presently used as the Bosuns store, it has two full length single berths.

The shore power socket attached to the exterior deck level of the aft cabin, all the electrical fuses and isolator switches.
Winter spent out of commission ashore with the mast and spars un-stepped.


She has a self-furling jib, both the masts are deck stepped, metal tabernacles.
painted metal bowsprit can be raised (shortening her overall length).

Navigation Equipment:

Wheel steering from external helm position
An Autohelm Bidata instrument.

Safety Equipment:

Fire blanket.



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