£ 79,950

Herring Drifter 14 metre

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Category:Sailing Boats
Manufacturer:Herring Drifter
Model:14 metre
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1932
Sales status:available
LOA:14.91 m/49 ft
Length:14.91 m/49 ft
Width:4.7 m/15 ft
Draft:1.83 m/6 ft
Category:long keel
Engine manufacturer:gardner 5l3 88hp
No. of cabins:3
No. of berths:10

Built in 1932 as a Scottish Herring Drifter by William Weatherhead and Sons of Cockenzie Scotland, she was one of hundreds that were built at the time and remained in the industry until the 1970's.

After undergoing an extensive professional refit which involved raising the deck which now gives her over 6ft of headroom below, but retaining a lot of her original features she was coded and used for charter work. The decks are of Iroko and have been covered in epoxy with granulated cork impressed into wet resin, this provides a waterproof non slip deck. The bulwarks have also been replaced on this boat
The current owners have quite literally lavished time, money and effort getting her to her present condition and it shows in abundance.

1933 Herring Drifter
Pitch pine on Oak
88hp Gardner Engine with direct drive gearbox (rebuilt 2015) to a shaft drive 3 blade bronze prop
2 x Steel fuel tanks approx. 1000 litres
2 x Water tanks 1400 litres
1 x Grey water tank 50 gallons
Manual Heads
Shower (Full size)
Eberspacher heating (new in 2014)
Multi fuel stove (new 2014)
Full size 4 burner cooker with Grill & Oven
Hot/Cold pressurised water
14 batteries (new 2015)
Wind generator
Solar panels x 2
Generator 2.4 kva
Shore Power
Wooden main mast and mizzen (Gaff)
Crusing Chute + 2 Fore sails, Main & Mizzen
Galvanised standing rigging
3 x Anchors Fishermans, CQR and a Bruce
60m of chain and unknown amount of warp
Electric Windlass
Sail cover
Beaching legs
Warps & Fenders
Swim ladder
Clock & Barometer
Weather Fax
Nav Lights
Echo Sounder
Radar reflector
Boarding ladder
Dan Buoy
Life jackets
Safety Harness
Gas detector
Fire Ext
Fire Blanket
4 x Bilge pumps 3 x Electric 1 x Manual

Brokers comments
Having known the owners of this boat for quite some time and have seen this boat out of the water, I knew it was going to be something special.
From stepping aboard it was evident that so much money had been spent on this boat as well as a lot of thought and pre planning.
A full survey was conducted in 2013 and all that was picked up (which wasn't much at all) has been addressed.

This boat is listed on The Historic Ships register, was MCA coded although that has lapsed but it does cover a multitude of uses, either as a luxury live-aboard, or as a charter vessel or indeed as a long distance cruiser.
You would be sincerely hard pressed to find a finer example and must be worth viewing for the serious buyer.
Model14 metreTank capacity1000
Max speed6.00Waterline length9.7536 meters
Cruising speed6.00Designerw.weatherhead
Hull typepitch pine on oak
member since 13.01.2015