"Sea Saga" is an impressive boat with a interesting history, Built by JG Meakes of Marlow who supplied the Burma teak superstructure and outfitted inside while the Hull supplied by Hitters of Holland, the boat has gone from the Thames to the South of France for 11 years (all of which is documented in the owners log) and back to the Thames where she was loving restored by the current owner back to full glory. Powered by twin screw BMC Commander Diesel engines, with 5 berths, a full history (Including being in the National Historic Ships register) and restoration log she is a perfect boat for extended cruising. A must see boat in excellent condition. View Ashore at Harleyford, *** View Ashore at Harleyford Marina *** REDUCED APRIL 2018
Sea Saga History and Restoration.
Bought new on the 2nd June 1965 by Mr & Mrs Arthorpe from JG Meakes of Marlow. Meakes made up the Burma teak superstructure and did the fitout, whilst the hull was supplied by Hitters of Holland. The Arthorpes kept her for seven years until 1972 when she was bought by Commander Derek George Harbroe Wright of Shillingford, who kept her for 15 years.
Derek and his wife, Mary, took the boat to Cap D'Adge in the South of France, where she remained for just over a decade. The current owner has Derek's very detailed log books covering the 11 years she spent in France (1975 -1986), which make for very entertaining reading.
The obituary for Derek said he was a courageous and successful commander in the Battle of the Narrow Seas and was awarded the DSC and two BARS. He also had a very impressive career in the tea trade.
Sea Saga returned to the Thames and had 3 more owners and then was bought by the current owner. The boat was in a very sorry state when purchased and the current owner took on the task of restoring her to her former glory. A lot of man hours and £12,000 later the boat was back to her original glory and started her new life on the Thames as a family cruiser and then to a successful charter boat.
With a professional write up in Motor Boats Monthly in July 2012 and all the extensive log books from Commander Derek this boat offers a whole lot of history. Our sales office can send you a full list of restoration and work carried out.
5 Berths in 2 Cabins
The Forward Cabin offers 2 single berths in bunk bed style. Both beds have a reading light. The cabin has windows with internal blinds and external covers.
The Galley to port set in a 1960's style with a black and white chequered floor and blue formica cabinets and units. It wraps around in a U shape with black marble effect worktops, Premier Range 4 gas hob, Spinflo Duplex oven/grill, double sink with 1 cover, mixer tap, Coolzone Fridge/Freezer, Kocom intercom, 12v & 240v sockets, recessed lighting and plenty of cupboards for storage. The windows again have blinds and an external cover.
Opposite the Head with a Porta Potti 365 chemical toilet, sink with mixer tap, vanity cupboard, mirror, Mira wall mounted shower unit.
Moving up into the Saloon. This area with its large windows, sun roof and access from both sides has a very light and spacious feel. With an internal helm position with all main controls and gauges, Clarion CD/Radio player, 12v Socket, small folding table attached to port wall, 2 x JVC Speakers in the ceiling. Behind a 'U' shaped settee with storage underneath, table and drinks & glass cabinet to starboard. Flag locker and fold out dryer located next to STB side door. The aft saloon windows have internal blinds whereas all the windows have the external coverings.
Down 2 steps into the Aft Cabin you have a double berth to port with a memory foam mattress, reading light central and hanging locker at the foot of the berth. In between a vanity unit with large mirror, 4 drawers and 2 cupboards. To starboard a single berth, both berths insulated underneath. Again windows have blinds and external covers.
The Flybridge has a folding helm seat, helm with main gauges and controls, Garmin Fishfinder 160C, 12v Socket, Alba MP3/Radio, 2 x Fusion Speakers and Kocom intercom. 2 Bench seats for passengers. The pram hood canopy has removable sides and fully folds down. The aft deck has room to accommodate more seating.
The restoration of the vessel included all wood internal and external was stripped back to bare and re-varnished or re-painted. The cabin coach roofs and decks all repainted. Please see contact our sales office for full list of renovations.
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