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Birchwood Empress

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Boat REF# 37044
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 13.00m (42'8")
Year 1981
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 6
Engine 2 x Diesel 235hp, Volvo TAMD60A (1981)
Lying North Lincolnshire


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Extra Details

Builder Birchwood Boats
Lying North Lincolnshire
Last survey 01/07/2004


Engine 2 x Diesel 235hp
Engine make and model Volvo TAMD60A (1981)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 16 knots
Max speed (approx) 19.5 knots

2 x engine room heaters.


LOA 13.00m (42'8")
Beam 4.20m (13'9")
Draft Min 1.10m (3'7")
Draft Max 1.10m (3'7")
Airdraft 4.50m (14'9")
Headroom 1.88m (6'2")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Birchwood superstructure on Powles hull.
Last survey 2004.
Airdraft 3.5m with radar arch down.
2 coats International Gelshield applied last winter.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

Additional sleeping accomodation in saloon.
Full size fridge.
Combi microwave.
2 heaters- Mikuni and Webasto.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick
Echo sounder tick

2 x VHF.
2 X compasses.
2 x GPS.
3 X echosounders.
JRC LCD radar.

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

1 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain
Full flybridge cover.
4 bathing cushions for foredeck.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Security Alarm tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

BSC till 2008

Broker's Comments

This craft is in excellent condition for its age and is a credit to the current owners who have maintained and updated it regardless of cost.
It is unusual in that it is built on a Powles hull which gives it exceptional seaworthyness and the owners say it is a dry boat in rough weather always helming from above.
They have cruised the East coast extensively as far as the Thames estuary.
Last winter the antifouling was completely removed then 2 coats of International Gelshield applied before re- antifouling.
It has a BSC till 2008.
With tons of storage space and fully equipped it is ready to go now and would make a perfect live-aboard in the UK or abroad.
The owners are keen to sell.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Birchwood Empress has been personally photographed and viewed by Andrew Holmes of Boatshed Yorkshire. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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