1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class

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1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
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1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class
1949 Japonica River Cruiser Class

General Specification

Builder :
Martham Boatbuilding & Development
LOA :
9.14m  (30ft 0in)
LOD :
9.14m  (30ft 0in)
LWL:
9m (29ft 6in)
Beam :
2.9m  (9ft 6in)
Draft min:
0.91m (3ft 0in)
Keel :
Fin

Construction

  • Wood carvel construction
  • Originally mahogany on oak
  • Lifting cabin roof with electro-hydraulic lifting gear installed 2013
  • Renovated by the original builder 2009-2013 (all invoices available)
  • Approximately 8 planks and 13 ribs replaced 2020/21 and 2021/22
  • Some replanking winters 2017/18 and 2018/19
  • Decks re-painted April 2019
  • Wintered ashore annually (except winter 2019/20)
  • Last surveyed 2014, professionally appraised annually since

Mechanical & Electrical

  • 9hp Yanmar diesel inboard engine (last serviced 2022)
  • New engine temperature gauge 2021
  • Engine re-seated and re-aligned 2012
  • Engine injector replaced 2013
  • Tiller steering
  • 100Ah starter battery
  • 2 x 100Ah domestic batteries
  • Inverter for phone charging, etc.

Rigging & Sails

  • Gaff rig
  • Timber mast/spars
  • Mast counterbalanced for easy lowering/raising
  • Mast stripped down, epoxy filled as required and sealed with oil, pulley system fitted for lowering/raising (2021)
  • Stainless steel standing rigging (2015)
  • Running rigging renewed as/when required
  • 2 x traditional c.1950 sheet winches (installed 2021 on solid mahogany supports)
  • Mainsail (c.2000, serviceable condition)
  • Jib (2021, Jeckells)
  • Wykeham-Martin jib furling system installed 2010

Accommodation

  • 4 single berths in 2 cabins
  • Galley with Smev 6104 four burner hob, Flavel Vanessa oven, sink and Engel 12V refrigerator
  • Separate heads compartment with porta potti toilet and washbasin
  • Electric water pump serving galley and heads from tank in stern locker
  • Six under-berth drawers plus one in galley
  • Storage cupboard on bulkhead
  • Lovely chest of drawers with mirror over in forecabin
  • Extensive storage space in forepeak accessed from foredeck
  • Eberspacher D2 diesel fuelled warm air cabin heating with electric pump and thermostat
  • 12V lighting throughout
  • Sliding glass windows all renewed 2015
  • New net curtains April 2019
  • Headroom approximately 1.80m (6ft) full length of cabin with roof raised

Equipment

  • Boat Safety Scheme certificate to 2025
  • 3 x fire extinguishers (2021)
  • CO Alarm (2021)
  • Fire blanket (new c.2019)
  • Life ring
  • Electric bilge pump with float switch
  • 2 x butane cylinders (not full) in regulation locker in forepeak
  • Awning (2018, Jeckells)
  • 2 x mast crutches (tall and short)
  • Quant pole
  • Boathook
  • Mop
  • 3 x rhond anchors
  • Mudweight with warp
  • Various mooring warps
  • 6 x fenders, plus ball fender

Remarks:

The Japonica is a very popular family Broads yacht due to her spacious and comfortable four berth accommodation in a traditional two cabin layout. This example was formerly part of the Alfred Turner, Colin Facey and NBYC hire fleets as Jasmine 1 prior to going into private ownership. She was restored by Martham Boats between 2009 and 2013. She has recently been registered with the River Cruiser Class enabling her to compete in the full calendar of RCC events and regattas should her owner desire!. Purchased by the current owner in 2020, she is now for sale owing to a lack of time to sail her and a wish to downsize. An ideal family Broads sailing cruiser with lots of character and charm!

MOORING: A northern Broads mooring may possibly be available to the purchaser.

PLEASE NOTE: The photos show the vessel in c.2019. Owing to the owner living some distance away and a lack of available time she would now benefit from some external varnishing to her brightwork and a small amount of general maintenance.

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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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