Yacht motor sailer for sale Scotland
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We bought Silver Surf early in 2012. The previous owner had lovingly and expertly converted her from a spratt fishing boat based near Ipswich into a luxury ketch cruising yacht. Now based in the west coast of Scotland.

A chance to own a piece of history, one of a pair of fishing vessels built in 1957 designed for spratt fishing and used mainly on the east coast up to the early 80's. Then left abandoned and picked-up by a yard (Douglas Boatyard, Preston, Lancs) and converted into the attractive ketch-rigged motor-sailor as seen today.

Roomy & tough with a classic wooden construction & finish, she is a pretty boat that is ideally suited for coastal cruising and/or liveaboard use. She is a head-turner wherever she goes.

Pictures taken Nov 2016. Engine 1 x diesel 120hp, Ford D Series, 6cyl (1988)
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft (New stern gland 2016)
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 2 litres per hour
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Engine spares - Numerous
Engine replaced in 1988 and marinised by Freedom Marine.
New starter motor 2016.

Length 11.73m (38'6")
Beam 3.80m (12'6")
Draft Min 1.24m (4'1")
Draft Max 1.24m (4'1")
Displacement 14,000kg (30,870.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")


Very comfortable, safe and stable. Ideal for cruising around the west coast and with her shallow draft she is able to tuck into quiet anchorages. She has two large fuel tanks but is also extremely economical, being diesel. Currently set up with one double birth but with 3 further births available.

Electronic Equipment includes wind direction, depth indicator and VHF Radio. Rewired 2 years ago with all new 'pop up' fuses. New domestic hot water system. Solar panel trickle charges domestic battery as back up to engine charging.

Large saloon. Plenty of storage and two large seats/bunks.

Electric fridge and hob replaced 2 years ago. Brass sinks with hot/cold fresh water. Plenty of storage.

2 anchors with Hydraulic Capstan winch.

Woodburning stove with radiators.

Shower and Heads.

Visibility superb for watching and spotting wildlife from a warm wheel house.

100 hp engine, fully serviced each year. Recent reconditioned starter motor.

Mucuni diesel heating. This provides hot air and hot water to the radiators throughout the vessel.

Ideal for fishing from all around the boat. Tender included.

Very efficient Domestic Hot water system via engine recently installed.

Storage Ashore
Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (1990) with Stainless Steel standing rigging
Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Waeco front-loading fridge replaced 2014.
Mikuni cabin heater to 2 radiators plus 1 cabin outlet.
Arrow Fires Stove - radiators also heated by stove.
LED lighting in saloon, wheelhouse & heads. 2 burner propane Stove
Nav Equipment
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Furuno GPS Navigator.
Furuno Radar.
Quasar Meteo VHF Radio.
NASA Marine Navtex Pro.
Clipper Depth.
Clipper Wind.
Deck Gear Sail cover
Swim Ladder
2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Capstan windlass
2 anchors
(CQR & Bruce)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
Carbon Monoxide detector
Life buoys
Emergency steering
2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)