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Colvic Watson

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Boat REF# 4424
This boat has been sold
Length 8.70m (28'7")
Year 1980
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 48hp, Thornycroft (1980)
Lying S.W Wales


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Extra Details

Designer Watson
Builder Ventris
Lying S.W Wales
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 302.8 ltr (66.6 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 189.2 ltr (41.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 48hp
Engine make and model Thornycroft (1980)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 ltr (0.7 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.7 knots

& Tiller steering


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 8.70m (28'7")
LWL 7.60m (24'11")
Beam 3.04m (10'0")
Draft Min 1.90m (6'3")
Displacement 6,803kg (15,000.6lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1980) with Galvanised standing rigging (1995)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail unknown - roller boom (1980)
Headsail - Hank On (1980)
Other sails Spinnaker Cruising Chute(blue) (unknown year)
Genoa(white) (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Roller reefing mainsail

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Bilge plates


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Pressurised water system tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

R.D.F Seafarer Seafix 2000.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual unknown windlass
2 anchors
(Danforth & CQR)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of rode
Avon Redstart dinghy (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Engine spares, Shaft Rope Cutter.

Broker's Comments

At 28 feet, the Colvic Watson is the epitomey of what a motor sailer should be. In no particular order, she is easy to handle, stable, roomy, sure-footed, and a very capable sea boat. This example is in fantastic condition and is well found.
This model certainly derserves its popularity and an early viewing of this one is recomended. See "more photos" to view 38 internal and external photos of this vessel. Photographs, analysis and comments by Mike de Graaf of Boatshed Wales.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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.