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|Offered By||boatpoint at Conwy Marina|
Classic steel cruiser by DeGroot - This is a lovely looking example of the traditional De Groot La Palma 45 single screw motor yacht, with classic lines and large open spaces topsides. She is very well cared for and has recently undergone a major restoration and refurbishment. Providing ample room for a family, this vessel is ideal for long stays and perfect for use as a liveaboard. Powered by a single Rolls Royce 180hp diesel engine and complete with full navigation suite, and domestic facilities - this example can't be missed!
Lying Conwy River, North Wales. Viewings by appointment.
|Length at Waterline||13.7m|
|Fresh Water Tank||3 x ()|
|Fuel Tank||2 x ()|
|Engine Make||Rolls Royce|
|Drive Type||Direct Drive|
|Propeller Type||3 Blade|
De Groot Palma 45 single screw motor cruiser, built by P.G Steelcraft (UK) in the late 1970s, exact year unknown.
Welded steel construction with angle frames and full-height plates floors for reinforcement.
Displacement cruiser with a hard-chined hull with raked stem and transom stern.
The superstructure consists of fore, side, and aft decks, the forward and after coach roofs, and the central wheelhouse/deck saloon.
A seven-year structural rebuild was completed in 2009 and the accommodation has since been completely re-fitted. A detailed photo log of the restoration along with supporting documentation is available. Surveyed in 2018 by Mike Fox of Fox Associates (YDSA) - copy available upon request.
The structural rebuild included the replacement of all hull plating found to be below 3.5mm thickness. The new plating is 4mm in the bottom and 5mm in the topsides. The hull bottom, from the keel to the chine, has been over-plated with 4mm plate.
The new plate is plug welded through the underlying plating.
a new box section keel has been fitted and is concrete-filled. A new circular hollow stem bar has been installed, tapering into the keel. The original external circular hollow gunwales have been renewed. Square hollow section steel has been welded internally between each of the floors to provide two full-length stringers, one on either side of the centreline.
The interior and exterior steels have been professionally grit blasted and epoxy primed, finished with two-pack polyurethane. The topsides are painted in blue enamel, and the bottom is painted with antifoul. The interior is finished in grey semi-gloss.
As part of the restoration, all deck plating was renewed in 4mm plate, welded to an original external margin inboard at the gunwale, and newly formed steel angle at the base of the coachroofs and deck saloon. The front face of the forward cabin and sections of its roof has been replaced, also the entire aft cabin structure and sections of the deck saloon sides. The foredeck beams were replaced in steel angle, and box section steel was welded to the side deck beams for reinforcement. All parts of the structure have been grit blasted and epoxy primed.
The inside/underside is finished in grey semi-gloss, and the exterior is finished in white polyurethane and grey deck paint.
Balanced steel rudder supported by a bronze bearing in the skeg extending from the keel. The steering system is new Vetus hydraulic system.
Single Rolls Royce C4S 4-Cylinder 180hp supercharged diesel engine, coupled to a fwd/reverse gearbox installed on resilient mountings to substantial steel bearers beneath. Conventional shaft drive to a three-bladed bronze propeller.
The engine is closed circuit fresh water cooled, with 'Keel cooling' pipework on each side of the hull bottom.
The gearbox oil and exhaust are both seawater-cooled.
A Fisher Panda diesel-driven generator is installed in a soundproofed housing to port in the engine bay area. Water cooled with wet exhaust discharge through the port topside.
Fresh water in one fixed tank in the galley and two inflatable tanks for the forward shower.
Twin fuel tanks are built into the inside of the topsides, abeam of the engine. They were constructed as part of the restoration. The fuel system is approved type neoprene, with isolators on the tank outlets, and on either side of the two filter/water separator units.
Two banks of heavy-duty batteries, in dedicated stowage ahead of the engine. One bank 12V and second bank 24V.
240v AC input via a consumer unit fitted with an RCD.
240v Battery chargers
Solar panel charging
Vetus 4hp Bow thruster in a steel tube.
5kw diesel-fired hot air heater c/w with the same spare.
Engine room extractor fans
240v Honda 2kw generator
240v Petrol 4kw generator
Pressurised hot and cold water
Water heating via calorifier or 240v immersion
Propane gas supply
Bruce type 20kg anchor connected to 250ft of 3/8" galvanised chain.
SL electric anchor windlass (remote controlled) to stowage in the forepeak.
Folding signal mast
Furuno Navtex NX-300
Furuno Radar 1623 with 4KW radome
Raymarine autopilot - New 2021
Lowrance LMS-520 GPS Chartplotter
Garmin 128 GPS
Icom IC-M50S DSC VHF radio c/w antenna
Clipper BM-1 Battery monitor
Clipper wind system
AIS Receiver and transmitter
Electric and manual bilge pumps
2 x Spot/Search lights - 1 with remote.
Avon rib c/w central jockey seat with Yamaha 9.9hp outboard engine + trailer
Available by separate negotiation.
Dell Quay 13' Dory with Tohatsu 20hp outboard (3yrs old) + trailer
From forward aft; forward compartment with circular framed shower cubicle and washbasin plus storage. A single berth cabin aft to port with TV. A well-appointed and good-sized galley immediately behind to port with fridge/freezer (Operates on gas/12v/ or 240v), 4 burner gas stove, oven, and grill, stainless steel sink with pressurised hot and cold water, portable ice-maker, microwave, and cupboard units.
Built-in storage with louvered doors throughout the starboard side link corridor.
Steps lead up to the deck saloon/wheelhouse, which has the steering position to forward and settees/single berths along each side, and a central saloon table with chairs. Good quality carpet with well-insulated underlay. Smart TV + DVD
Steps lead down into the aft cabin which contains a double berth to port, an enclosed head compartment to starboard, and wardrobes across the aft end. Good quality carpet and underlay. TV + DVD. Inverter.
The furniture is constructed from satin-finished marina plywood and oak, with some fabric facings. All side coamings/walls and ceilings are covered in marine plywood panels.
For a full, detailed specification with additional photographs and direct contact details for the listing office visit our website
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.
Unless otherwise stated on the specification sheet the following presumptions are made
Sail drive and shaft seals are more than 5 years of age
Fuel and gas hoses and regulators are over 5 years old
Standing rigging and sails are more than 10 years old
NOTE - Please ring our offices prior to visiting, as the boat may be unavailable for viewing or located at a different marina.