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C.B. Darby Wooden Broads Cruiser

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Boat REF# 26515
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.15m (26'9")
Year 1969
Construction Wood carvel
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 48hp, BMC Gold Seal 1.5 (unknown year)
Lying Norfolk Broads


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Extra Details

Designer C.B. Darby
Builder C.B. Darby
Lying Norfolk Broads


Engine 1 x Diesel 48hp
Engine make and model BMC Gold Seal 1.5 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots

New Battery charger fitted along with electrics upgrade in 2005.


LOA 8.15m (26'9")
LWL 8.00m (26'3")
Beam 3.10m (10'2")
Headroom 1.95m (6'5")

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction Wood carvel

Iroko Hull with Mahogany Superstructure


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Non-Smokers tick

4 berths in 2 cabins, separated by wheelhouse giving total privacy when sleeping 4.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Raymarine Echo sounder.

Deck Gear

All-over cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

1 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain
5.00m (16'5") of warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

For anyone looking for a traditional wooden boat in superb condition the search ends here!...This boat has been cherished by its previous and present owners. The hull is Iroko construction with a mahogany superstructure that was completely re-painted and re-varnished in Summer 2005 to a mirror like finish. These pictures do not represent just how good the external finish really is!
It has a current BSC Certificate that expires in 2010.
Luxuries include a 4 burner cooker, fridge stainless sink unit, warm air heating, calorifier, immersion heater and a new holding tank and electronic level indicator fitted 2005. She was out of the water in Sept 2007 and the hull was inspected, pressure washed and antifouled. Included in the sale is a very high quality all over winter cover made this year by Jeckells at a cost of £1600. Although the boat is now for sale the current owners are keeping her maintained, cleaned and inspected on a regular basis.
If you are serious about owning a wooden broads cruiser then don't buy anything until you have seen this.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This C.B. Darby Wooden Broads Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary of Boatshed Norfolk. 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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