Converted MFV 39' Ketch Motor Sailor

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Boat REF# 227674
LOA 11.73m (38'6")
Year 1957
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 120hp, Ford D Series, 6cyl (1988)
Lying West coast of Scotland.

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  • Contact Ian Sawkins
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Extra Details

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Builder Kings Of Pinmill
Lying West coast of Scotland.
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners


Engine 1 x Diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Ford D Series, 6cyl (1988)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Engine spares tick

Engine replaced in 1988 and marinised by Freedom Marine.
New starter motor 2016.
New stern-gland 2016.


LOA 11.73m (38'6")
Beam 3.80m (12'6")
Draft Min 1.24m (4'1")
Draft Max 1.24m (4'1")
Displacement 14,000kg (30,870.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (1990) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Sunray Sails - Slab (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail Sunray Sails - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)

Sails consist of Main, Genoa & Mizzen.
Spinnaker pole included.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Vessel converted from a spratt fishing boat to a ketch motor-sailor by Douglas Boatyard (Lancs) between 1988 to 1990.
Pine & oak beams, oak bollards & pine carlings.
New heads thru-hull fittings 2015.
Hull painted 2015.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Waeco front-loading fridge replaced 2014.
Mikuni cabin heater to 2 radiators plus 1 cabin outlet.
Arrow Fires Stove - radiators also heated by stove.
LED lighting in saloon, wheelhouse & heads.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Navtex tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Furuno GPS Navigator.
Furuno Radar.
Quasar Meteo VHF Radio.
NASA Marine Navtex Pro.
Clipper Depth.
Clipper Wind.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Capstan windlass
2 anchors
(CQR & Bruce)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

A chance to own a piece of history, one of a pair of fishing vessels built in 1957 designed for spratt fishing and used mainly on the east coast up to the early 80's. Then left abandoned and picked-up by a yard (Douglas Boatyard, Preston, Lancs) and converted into the attractive ketch-rigged motor-sailor as seen today.

Roomy & tough with a classic wooden construction & finish, she is a pretty boat that is ideally suited for coastal cruising and/or liveaboard use. She is a head-turner wherever she goes.

Pictures taken Nov 2016.

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

This Converted MFV 39' Ketch Motor Sailor has been personally photographed and viewed by Derek Armstrong of Boatshed Scotland. 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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