35ft ex Scottish Fifie, converted MFV with ketch rig

Price Details

Price: £35,000 GBP
Location: Lowestoft ,Suffolk GB
Year: 1931
Condition: Very good
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


A very Traditional craft of timber on a timber frame, built by Weatherheads at Cockenzie in Scotland, 1931. A traditional design fishing type vessel.Very robust with good sea going qualities.
A long straight keel, a fairly full bilge and a straight stem. Fitted with a canoe stern and straight stern post, an aft cockpit and a wheelhouse just ahead. The cabin top runs forward to the mast deck. Laid wooden decks.

The whole vessel has been pretty much been rebuilt, over several years, much of her planking having to be replaced, the whole deck, a new stem and stern. She was a very tired ship and in this her present ownership she has been given a new life and will be good now for the next 50 years. She dosen’t actually want for anything other than to be used and continually looked after and maintained.
She is in full commission having already done a couple of passages over to the near continent this season.
The vessel is ketch rigged with the main mast stepped on the cabin top, keeping the decks clear. The mizzen is stepped in the cockpit. Fitted with a BMC Commadore diesel engine.


Length Overall: 10.92 meter

Beam: 3.91 meter
Draft: 1.52 meter
Max Draft: 1.52 meter


Cruising Speed: 6 : knots
Engine Power: 58hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Weatherheads of Cockenzie
Boat Name: Sweet Promise LH60


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


Engine Model: BMC Commodore
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: The engine is the original, a BMC Commodore 4 cylinder, 3.8 litre, diesel, developing around 58hp. This is flexibly mounted, and fresh water cooled with a heat exchanger. This engine is fitted with a PRM gearbox on the back of it.
3 bladed propeller.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive

Additional Description

Construction: Carvel built with wooden decks, sealed with caulking cotton and Oakham. A good proportion of new planking, sections of the keel and stem were replaced. Two new bilge keels were fitted. good photographic record of the work. Some internal wood work was carried out and she is now in very good condition.
Accommodation: The accommodation has all been re-built, in T & G. Hard wood, and most of it has a varnished finish. The floor boards are in plywood, and fully carpeted throughout. The cushions are all foam, with loose cloth covers.
The galley is fitted with a four burner hob, along with a grill and cooker, this is a modern stainless steel stove, bolted down solid. An electric fridge, and a stainless steel sink. While the toilet compartment is fitted with an electric toilet, and a washbasin.
There is a ‘MIKUNI’ oil fired warm air heater fitted.
Navigation Equipment: 1 VHF radio Navman 7100
1 echosounder. Log/distance recorder, wind speed/direction Navman 3100
2 GPS MER FX 312 & standard horizon 1000 chart plotter
1 Radar JRC 3000
1 compass ZENITH
1 autopilot Navman Pilot 3380
1 Navtex NASA
Safety Equipment: 1 bulwark rail
3 fire extinguishers
1 fire blanket
2 bilge pumps, 1 hand operated in cockpit & 1 electric submersible on float switch
2 anchors, 1 x 35lb fisherman on 10mm chain. 1 x 35lb CQR on warp
1 anchor winch
1 bow roller
1 Samson post forward
1 set electric navigation lights
1 lifebelt with light
1 liferaft
1 set of flares