TR12 6UF Cornwall UK|
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The maid of Conway is a 1960 Crossfields Twin-Screw 42ft. Classic Motor Cruiser Live-aboard/potential rental business. Twin Ford diesel engines, wood (larch on oak) built in 1960 in Beaumaris, North Wales and painstakingly and professionally restored in Gweek, Cornwall, over a four year period, she's been modernised but kept traditional throughout.
This beautiful boat is offered for sale on the hard, under a purpose built shelter in Gweek Classic Boatyard, Cornwall. She's 97% finished due to the Covid restrictions and boatyard closures this year, I missed the launch deadline last spring and so the boat will need a final coat of paint on the hull when the weather is warmer in the coming spring, but all the hard work and prep has been done, so this allows a new potential owner the opportunity to create their own colour scheme and to have a close look at the hull restoration while she is out of the water, and to add any finishing touches. Otherwise she's in top condition and ready to drive away and use.
My plan was to use this boat as an Air B and B business, offering honeymoons and weddings etc. but I have since purchased a house, hence the reason for sale. I bought this boat specifically because she's ideal for this type of accommodation business and also a perfect live-aboard boat as she boasts standing head room throughout, with spacious, light and airy accommodation with plenty of storage space.
She sleeps 6-8 in total, 2 single berths in the forward cabin, the seats make up a double bed in the galley area, and a huge, super- king-size bed (2M x 2M) in the masters cabin with an en-suite toilet (brand new, unused) sink, shower head and plenty of storage, and potential for 2 more berths in the wheelhouse with some imagination.
She has hot and cold running water, a super efficient, 3KG washing machine, small fridge, Wallas diesel stove, (that is also an efficient air heater and is super safe as opposed to gas)
There's a decent shower area/walk-through wet room. There's 240volt mains hook up and 12 volt system running off a powerful 330 watt SunEdison solar panel leading to a large battery bank (8 x 62ah Power-Safe leisure batteries as new, worth approx £250 each) industrial grade off a solar farm. (496 ah in total) 2 x 110ah starter batteries.
Several USB ports, an inverter and 12 volt charging points for electric devices added throughout the boat.
There's a projector screen that rolls down in the wheelhouse, so you can watch movies on a big screen from the big bed in the master cabin or from the seating area in the wheelhouse which offers uninterrupted, elevated, 360 degree views and there's a hatch that comes off completely to really open it all up in good weather. The floor is made up of reclaimed solid English oak.
There's plenty of room to walk around on the open deck as I've stripped everything non-essential just to keep maintenance to a minimum. (The deck itself has been left with 2 layers of primer, ready for a top layer of deck paint for the new potential owner to choose the colour)
Plenty of open space for storage for stand-up-paddle boards and other watersports equipment. She has been used as a dive-charter boat in previous years, doing regular voyages from Weymouth to the Channel Islands and Northern France. Supplied by two big 60 gallon diesel tanks, the two Ford 2700. 255 four-cylinder diesel engines are known to be bulletproof, efficient and cheap on parts. The engines are fully up and running, ready to go.
This boat was surveyed and valued back in October 1993 and has extensive history, log books, original paperwork and certificate of registration etc.
More photos of the restoration project can be viewed at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/VMDYxcV3DnZS8vfS2
Instagram Maid_of_Conway and on Facebook.
Viewing is highly recommended and by appointment only. In Gweek, Helston Cornwall. TR12 6UF. Boat transportation throughout the UK and Europe can be arranged.
Sensible offers invited.
|Vessel type:||Motor Boat.|
|Designer:||B L Dunphy|
|Builder:||J Crossfields Ltd.|
|Model:||Classic Twin Screw|
|No. of engines:||2|
|Engine model:||Ford 2700 Series|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||42'|
|Length at waterline:||38'|
|Hull colour:||Jotun vinyguard silver-grey with red tint marine primer|
|Displacement:||12 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||120 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||120 Gallons|
Carvel laid larch planks on oak timber frame with copper fastenings.
All but 3 keel bolts have been replaced during the reconstruction.
The hull has been completely restored.
Two Ford D-series 2700
80 Hp each
255 four-cylinder Diesel engines. These were marinisedusing Mermaid water cooled manifolds and necessary equipment and coupled to new P.R.M. reverse-reduction gearboxes.
Direct salt water cooling system installed.
2 x GRP fuel tanks 60 gallons each.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.