1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser

£12,000
Cambridgeshire
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1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
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1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser
1937 48ft Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser

General Specification

Builder :
Collin's of Oulton Broad, Suffolk
LOA :
14.63m  (48ft 0in)
Beam :
3.96m  (13ft 0in)
Draft min:
0.6m (2ft 0in)

Construction

  • Wood carvel construction
  • Iroko on oak timbers
  • Flat bottom with full central keel and short bilge keels
  • Canoe stern
  • Aft cockpit (no canopy or frame included in sale)
  • Short fore and aft decks
  • Teak on plywood decks
  • Traditional long cabin with mahogany cabin sides and coachroof, with canvas sheet to top of latter
  • Glass fixed and hopper (opening) winders
  • Privately commissioned
  • Major hull restoration 2012 with further works 2020, but still requiring further restoration and interior refit
  • Hull repainted above and below waterline winter 2019/20
  • New stem and stern posts 2020
  • Some replanking (72+ feet) and sistering of timbers 2020
  • Decks sanded in preparation for re-caulking when required and re-varnishing
  • Some poorly fitted recent additions to interior removed 2020 as deemed out of keeping with vessel
  • Last ashore summer 2020 for approximately 6 weeks for repairs to hull
  • Surveyed 2012 and March 2020

Mechanical & Electrical

  • No engines (previously had twin 1,500cc Ford Consul diesel inboards fitted)
  • Twin prop shafts and propellers still in site
  • Wheel steering at helm in cockpit
  • 12V battery (2020)

Accommodation

  • Interior currently opened out to shell with just bulkhead between large saloon and sleeping cabin remaining
  • Original hardwood interior doors (not currently fitted)
  • LPG cooker (believed new)
  • Vintage Blakes sea toilet (believed original)
  • Stainless steel holding tank (not fitted)
  • Freshwater tank (not fitted)
  • Open cockpit with helm and canopy over
  • Fore hatch, two opening skylights and both fixed and opening windows, providing ventilation and light

Equipment

  • Winter cover (old)
  • 2 x bilge pumps
  • No current Boat Safety Scheme certificate
  • Chrome deck fittings and hand rails (not yet re-fitted)
  • Available by separate negotiation: Fischer Panda 24V generator (believed to be either 6 or 7kW, nearly new/very little used and to have originally cost approx. £6,000)

Remarks:

Privately commissioned, designed and built for the original owner, WWH McGrady of Dundee, Scotland, this traditional Gentleman’s Broads Motor Cruiser spent a number of years on the Norfolk Broads before being moved to the Great River Ouse in Cambridgeshire. At some later date she unfortunately fell into a state of disrepair, prior to a change of ownership and major hull restoration in 2012. Sadly the associated interior refit and cosmetic restoration was never completed, and she then spent a further 8 years afloat but out of commission and little used before being purchased as an unfinished project by the current owners in July 2020. Her present custodians have since spent over £15,000 on further hull, structural and interior works, and this very attractive classic motor cruiser is now regretfully again for sale due to a change of plans. It’s understood that the vessel requires a number of further works and the interior fitted out, the latter making her an ideal project for someone who is looking to create a unique and very special home to their own design and requirements. Described by ‘The Motor Boat’ magazine in 1937 as being “somewhat more luxuriously fitted out than the average craft’, this special and historic Broads Motor Cruiser could make a fantastic and very spacious liveaboard home, or a pied-à-terre for holiday use and entertaining afloat on the Ouse, Thames, Norfolk Broads or other inland waterway.

It’s believed that the vessel may have previously been British Part 1 registered (since cancelled or expired).

A quick sale is desired and offers will be considered!

NOTES TO ACCOMPANY PHOTOGRAPHS:
Photos 2-15 – February 2021
Photos 16-18 (decks) – August 2020
Photos 19-26 – 2019

MOORING: The vessel’s current (non-residential) mooring is understood to be transferable (current cost approximately £150 per month).

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