30ft Waterwitch mkII, Bermudan Ketch, Maurice Griffiths

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Price: £6,000 GBP
Location:Heybridge Basin , Essex CM9
Design by: Maurice Griffiths
Year: 1990
Condition: very good, in commission until Endd of October 2018. Ashore annually for the winter on her own Yard Trailer.
Category: Sail
Class: Cruisers,  shallow draft flat bottomed barge like
Keel Type: hard chined, almost flat bottomed. 2ft draft with lee boards.


Maurice Griffiths Waterwitch mk II, barge yacht, Ketch rig.

Good sails and tidy Beta Marine engine.

Self built over 20 years.  Priced to sell on and try something else……
High grade materials used throughout the vessel. 2 x good Survey reports the last was in 2015.
She has been kept fairly local on the East coast sailing up to the Humber, Wash and North Norfolk.
She is found to be very stable and sea kindly. Her saloon is very cosy and comfortable especially with the stove on the go.


Length Of Deck: 9.14 m
Length At Water Line: 7.92 m

Beam: 2.59 m
Draft: 1.37 m
Air Draft: 10.67 m
Max Draft: 1.37 m
Keel Up: 0.61 m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 40ltrs
Water Tank Capacity: 120ltrs
Displacement: 3.5tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 : knots
Engine Power: 20hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 5
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Peter North
Designer: Maurice Griffiths
Boat Name: Widjit


Hull Material: Wood, cascovered sheathed and painted marine grade ply.
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 7: knots


Engine Model: Beta Marine
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: 3 cylinder, Beta Marine diesel engine.
Sited under companionway and cockpit.
Electric start
Tiller steering, Triple bladed propeller.
Morse single lever controls.
A range of 200nm, Fresh water cooled engine.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Mk II version of the Waterwitch design. Well built with good quality materials.
Marine ply Cascover sheathed and painted in very good order.
Last survey 2015. Hard chined hull with mahogany frames.
Long shallow external cast iron keel.
There is some lead trimming ballast.
She has leeboards to give her more draft.
Headroom below varies between 5-6ft.
She had a very good 2015 survey.
White superstructure, open aft cockpit.


Headroom:  5ft 7ins – 6ft
Berth lengths 6ft 6ins.
In the saloon there are three settee berths.
Taylors stove, single butane stove used on top of for tidal trips out….
Galley facilities to port.
A large chart table to starboard.
Forecabin with a single berths stowage opposite.
Heads under mast deck with a set of drawer stowage opposite
between the two cabins.
Two water tanks with foot operated pumps in heads and galley.
Clear sliding hatch over main companionway.
Tartan fabric weave upholstery.
Cabin sole and furniture all made with solid mahogany.
Equipment: 25lb Delta bow with 25m chain, 25lb Bruce kedge achor chain and rope
60lb Fishermans anchor.
Yard trailer, annually out of the water stood ashore.
Mooring warps, fenders.

Sails & Rig:

Ketch rigged wooden hollow section masts and spars both deck stepped
Poling out pole.
Slab reefing on the mainsail
Standing rigging Stainless steel 2012
Synthetic warps and sheets running rigging.
Winches 4 of: 2 x sheets 2 halyards.
Mizzen Jeckells made Terylene. All in nearly new condition.
Storm Jib, little used, maker unknown.

Navigation Equipment:

Nasa Log and echo sounder
Spare transponder
Lawrence DSC VHF radio connected to the chart plotter
Chart plotter Lawrence Elite 2017 chip for UK and North Coast of Europe.

Safety Equipment:

2 x horseshoe buoys one with Danbuoy, strobe light and drogue.
Throwing line.
Trac Marc on the decks and coach roof.
Stanchions guard wires stainless steel pushpit and pulpit.
Grab rails on the coach roof