1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser

£28,000
Norfolk Broads
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1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
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1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
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1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
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1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
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1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
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1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
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1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
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1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser
1954 Merrywind Classic Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser

General Specification

Designer :
R.M. Martins
Builder :
Graham Bunn, Wroxham
LOA :
9.45m  (31ft 0in)
LWL:
9.14m (30ft 0in)
Beam :
2.97m  (9ft 9in)
Draft min:
0.61m (2ft 0in)
Air Draft:
2.06m (6ft 9in)

Construction

  • Wood carvel construction
  • Privately commissioned and never been in hire
  • Four previous owners from new
  • Mahogany on oak
  • Varnish finish to hull, cabin sides and trim
  • Paint finish to decks and coachroof
  • Centre cockpit
  • Folding wooden windscreens and aft screens with canvas central section over cockpit
  • Kept afloat in wet shed since new and wintered ashore annually until c.2012

Mechanical & Electrical

  • 42hp Vetus inboard diesel engine (installed approx. 2005, ~1,100 hours from new, serviced regularly)
  • Shaft drive
  • Wheel steering
  • Engine instrumentation at helm
  • 1 x 12V engine battery (gel, recent)
  • 3 x 12V domestic batteries (lead acid)
  • Volt meter
  • 12V charging socket
  • 230V shore power
  • Sterling Power Products Pro Combi Q inverter

Accommodation

  • 5 berths in 2 cabins
  • Spacious forward cabin with V-berth and dressing table
  • Large aft saloon with 2 x single settee berths, 1 of which converts to double berth
  • Full width galley providing gas Voyager stove (two burners, oven & grill), 12V fridge, 230V microwave, sink (hot and cold pressurised supply) with drainer, and lots of worktop space and dedicated stowage
  • Separate heads compartment with sea toilet (with holding tank) and washbasin (hot and cold pressurised supply)
  • Hot water provided by calorifier from engine
  • Diesel fired, blown air cabin heating
  • Traditional Art Deco style 12V cabin lights
  • Window blinds where fitted
  • Huge amounts of storage space throughout (with no nook or cranny wasted!)
  • Traditional features throughout
  • Maximum headroom just over 6ft at galley and heads, decreasing very slightly forward and aft

Equipment

  • Boat Safety Scheme certificate to 12th July 2022 (due to be renewed at vendor’s cost)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • 12V auto bilge pump
  • 12V windscreen wiper on helmsman’s side
  • Wooden handrails on coachroofs
  • 2 x wooden boarding ladders (one transom mounted)
  • Mop and deck brush
  • Lofrans Tigress windlass
  • Navigation lights
  • Brass clock
  • Mud weight
  • Various mooring warps
  • Various fenders

Remarks:

A beautiful classic Broads motor cruiser with lots of period features and character galore! Privately commissioned, and never having been in hire, this motor cruiser has clearly been much loved (and admired!) throughout her life, and it’s understood that she’s been kept moored in a wet shed since new. Offering a centre cockpit and traditional layout with five berths in two cabins, an unusually large (full-width) and fully equipped galley, heads compartment, cabin heating and huge amounts of storage space throughout, she offers well appointed, comfortable accommodation and space for her owners and guests alike. She would also potentially be well suited for liveaboard use too, if you’re looking for a special and unique home afloat. For sale due to lack of time, this lovely old lady is now looking for a new custodian to enjoy her. And who wouldn’t enjoy owning this gorgeous classic motor cruiser?!

History: A previous owner (for some 38 years) informs us that this vessel was owned by the original commissioning owner from 1954 to 1965, before changing hands again in 1971, 1974 and 2012. She was British Part 1 registered from 1962 to 2012. She has been called “Pour Toi” from new, and she was initially accompanied by a tender named “Pour Moi”! She is believed to have been kept in just two wet sheds since new, originally starting out in the current location, and then at Herbert Woods from 2001 to 2011, before again returning to her present home. It’s also believed that she was wintered ashore annually until c.2012. The previous owner would be happy to receive contact from Pour Toi’s next custodian.

MOORING: It’s believed that the vessel’s wet shed mooring is transferable (current cost approximately £3,000 per annum).

IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE: This vessel is due to have approximately 6 planks (4 to port and 2 to starboard) renewed in mahogany, plus any other below waterline repairs deemed necessary at the time and all associated recaulking and repainting, in late September 2022 by Cox’s Boatyard. The work is expected to take approximately 3 weeks. The asking price for the vessel is £28,000 as-is before September or £35,000 to include/upon completion of the works.

DISCLAIMER:

Topsail Marine Yacht Brokers is acting as brokers (or in the case of classified adverts, advertising medium) only and unless stated otherwise the vendor is not selling in the course of business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of particulars is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only. Prospective purchasers are strongly advised to check all particulars and where appropriate employ an independent qualified agent to carry out a survey and/or sea/river trial. Vessels are offered subject to prior sale, amendment or withdrawal without notice.


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