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Dauntless Motor Yacht 29ft

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Boat REF# 143621
This boat has been sold
Length 8.84m (29'0")
Year 1950
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 2 x diesel 80hp, Ford D4 4cylinder (1998)
Lying Plymouth


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Extra Details

Designer White Fish Authority
Builder Dauntless Boat Building Co., Canvey Island, Essex
Lying Plymouth
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 272.7 ltr (60.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 545.4 ltr (120.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 01/04/1995


Engine 2 x diesel 80hp
Engine make and model Ford D4 4cylinder (1998)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 x 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

Main centre-line engine is a Ford 80HP D4 naturally aspirated, fresh water cooled with Bowman heat exchanger and Borg Warner gear-box.
Wing engine is a Ford 60HP D4 naturally aspirated, fresh water cooled with a Parsons manual gear-box.
Cruising speed is 2 knots more with both engines running.
The main engine was run-up while I was on board.


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Length 8.84m (29'0")
LWL 7.92m (26'0")
Beam 3.20m (10'6")
Draft Min 1.22m (4'0")
Draft Max 1.22m (4'0")
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On mooring


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Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Ratsey - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail Arun - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)

The mizzen mast was not stepped when I viewed the boat.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Planked in 1.25" mahogany on 5 main sawn 4"x4" oak frames with heavy steamed timbers at approx 8" centres, all copper fastened on an oak back-bone. A new oak transom was fitted in April 2009.
The deck is laid in 1.5" pine, caulked and payed, subsequently GRP sheathed and more recently overlaid with a teak faced ply with inlay.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Pressurised water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

4 fixed berths + wheel-house seating berths if required.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Stowe Speed, Log, Depth
Garmin 65 GPS
Furuno GP1850C chart plotter

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Simpson Lawrence Seawolf windlass
1 anchors
10.00m (32'10") of chain
10.00m (32'10") of rode

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

This vessel is steeped in history. She was the last of 100 built for the White Fish Authority to promote the revival of cockle fishing after World War II. Over the past 40 plus years the current owners have made many inprovements and alterations to the vessel since she was first built to carry 6 tons of cockles. Unfortunately the condition of the boat has declined in the last couple of years and now needs someone to love her and restore her to a good condition. Previously this vessel has taken the family on comfortable cruises along the Devon and Cornish coasts, the Scillies, the Channel Islands and over to Britanny. If you are a lover of wooden boats and would like to bring some tlc to this remarkable little ship, then please contact me for a personal inspection.

These boat details are subject to contract and are awaiting confirmation.

Note: All offers on the asking price will be considered.

This Dauntless Motor Yacht 29ft has been personally photographed and viewed by Stephen Grimshaw of Boatshed Plymouth. 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.