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Graham Bunn Gentleman's Cruiser 54'

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Boat REF# 104650
This boat has been sold
Length 16.31m (53'6")
Year 1953
Construction Wood Laminate
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 2 x diesel 50hp, Thornycroft RTI6 (unknown year)
Lying Hayling Island


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Extra Details

Designer Graham Bunn
Builder Garham Bunn (Wroxham) Ltd
Lying Hayling Island
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Fuel capacity 6,363.6 ltr (1,400.0 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 909.0 ltr (200.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 50hp
Engine make and model Thornycroft RTI6 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 11 knots
Generator output 2KVA

The engines run through 2:1 reduction gearboxes from "Self Changing Gears Ltd".
The generator is made by Zeise.


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Length 16.31m (53'6")
Beam 3.66m (12'0")
Draft Max 1.22m (4'0")
Displacement 22,144kg (48,827.5lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


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Construction Wood Laminate
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

The hull is constructed of English Oak frames and keel, teak double skin planking and silicon bronze fastenings.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 3
Shower 1
Heads 3 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

A spacious aft cabin with ensuite heads, upper wheel house and galley. Forward double cabin with ensuite bathroom and then a forward vee berth in the forepeak with own heads and basin as crew quarters

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Davits tick
Passerelle tick

Electric windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
40.00m (131'3") of chain
dinghy (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

UKSA - 10% Discount on sail training!

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This lovely, classic, gentleman's cruiser was commissioned by Mr Charles Roe, chairman of C.H.Roe of Leeds who were coach-builders manufacturing buses.In fact one can still see evidence of the gifts or "special price items" that were showered on the boat from grateful trade suppliers to C.H.Roe. Hence the omnibus trend in appearance.
She has provided her present owners with comfortable accommodation for some years now and although some might feel the need for some updating and, as ever with a boat of this age, some TLC she will no doubt continue to be a lovely live-aboard and a very eye catching gentleman's cruiser to all who see her.

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

This Graham Bunn Gentleman's Cruiser 54' has been personally photographed and viewed by Ross of Boatshed Hayling Island. 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.