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Brooke Marine Aluminium Cruiser

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Category:Motor Boats
Subcategory:Offshore Cruisers
Sales status:available
Manufacturer:Brooke Marine
Model:Aluminium Cruiser
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1968
Length:12.2 m/40 ft
Width:3.4 m/11 ft

40ft Aluminium Gentlemans Cruising Yacht built by Brooke Marine Lowestoft. New Cummins engines 2008 with 498 hours, she has a proven offshore track record having competed in 2 round Britain Championships and has now been returned into cruising livery ready to take her next owners wherever they desire. Make us an offer!

Dimensions & Construction

Designed and built by Brooke Marine Lowestoft in Suffolk as a Gentleman's twin-screw Motor Yacht.

LOA: 12.2 mtrs / 40'

BEAM: 3.4 mtrs / 11'10"

DRAUGHT: 1 mtr / 3'4"


Built: 1968

Construction - 6mm aluminium plating argon welded with extrusions at chine and spray rails. Marine ply deck on aluminium bearers - sheathed and painted. Cabin and coachroof 3/4 " marine ply - painted. Hull has been taken back to bare metal, faired and repainted this year with Jotun two-pack polyurethane and cabin painted with Jotun Pilot II.

Mechanical Specification

2 x Cummins Quantum QSB 5.9 litres - new 2008 - 497 hours on each with ZF gearboxes 1.86:1 - last full service October 2013 b y VaSi Marine Southampton - approx 25 hours since then - bills available.

Power drives through 1.25" Duplex shafts (new 2008) with Hamble four-bladed handed propellors 23 x 26.5. R and D flexible couplings through Tide Seals with 2 spare lip seals on shaft.

Top speed 31.5 knots @ 3000 rpm – cruising speed 25 knots at 2800 rpm

Vetus bow thruster (with separate batteries) driving 7” contra-rotating propellors.
Bennett trim tabs including gyro pack. Fluxgate compass plus Ritchie steering compass.

Raymarine E80 plotter in front of helmsman and E120 on chart table. Raymarine HD Digital radar with 36" open array. Twin electronic engine controls with back up throttles and service ports at chart table. Raymarine 54 E DSC radio and AIS transponder/receiver. 2 x Shipmate RS 8300 VHF radio. Cyclops radar reflector .

'Firetrace' automatic fire extinguisher system throughout all likely sources of fire plus three powder and one CO2 portable extinguishers ( just serviced) and fire blanket.

MG Duff strip anodes along skeg plus buttons on rudders and trim tabs.
Navigation lights, searchlight, loud hailer, Jotron 406 EPIRB, 2 x horseshoe lift floats with drogues and lights.

Electric anchor winch controlled from wheelhouse or hand held. Bruce anchor in cradle and 50 mtrs of galvanised chain. Kedge anchor in lazarette.

4 bilge pumps on float switches with manual override in wheelhouse.
6man life raft (on hire - paid till January 2016) 8 fenders in fixed baskets on aft deck plus wharps.

Fischer Panda 4500 generator in engine room with separate start battery. Twin engine battery banks - 24 volt for engines. Separate 12volt batteries (2) for instruments and domestic.

100 galls water with pressure pump to outlets in heads and galley. 20 gallon calorifier in engine space heated by engines or immersion heater. 350 galls fuel in integral tanks - fuel transfer pumps from fore and aft tanks to service tank. All have inspection plates and gauges. Webasto diesel heater (currently out of commission)

Outside helming position with full instrumentation on aft deck. Stainless steel railings all round boat with removable gates for entry. Hinged Radar arch - air draft when dropped approx 10' '6". Lazarette on aft deck - circular hatch to rope locker on foredeck.


Forward cabin with two bunks and lockers around. Saloon with settee and table to starboard, sideboard and other cupboards to port. Galley area with ceramic hob and combination microwave above and twin s/steel sinks. Heads with Lavac sea toilet (and holding tank) and shower. Stairs to wheelhouse with two sliding doors and opening hatches in roof. Seats in front of helm and chart table and rear of wheelhouse. Grab poles and handles all around. Hatches to engine room. Stairs to aft cabin with two bunks and heads with Lavac toilet and shower, wardrobe and central dressing table


Ocean Pirate was built in 1968 by Brooke Marine Lowestoft and was the first of a series of 40' aluminium fast offshore cruisers built by the yard between then and 1974 with the vast majority going to foreign governments or law enforcement agencies.
She is now unique in that she is the only boat to have completed two of the three Round Britain Offshore Powerboat races that have been run. (More information can be had on the Ocean Pirate website at www.oceanpirate.com)

Ocean Pirate is a very well found traditional boat and is Part I registered. She has a unique history and is an excellent sea boat capable of going anywhere. She is also MCA coded to Category 2 - 60 miles from safe haven - for six persons and is currently used for RYA training and corporate work including team building. The tanks are full and she is ready to go! The only reason for sale is that the owner is buying another boat and so she has to go.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Brooke Marine - Aluminium Cruiser
Brooke Marine - Aluminium Cruiser
£ 62,250Vat Included / Paid
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