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Japonica Traditional Broads Sail Boat

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Boat REF# 11244
This boat has been sold
Length 10.60m (34'9")
Year 1955
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x gasoline 4hp, Stuart Turner P5 (1955)
Lying Norfolk Broads


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Extra Details

Designer Martham Boat & Development Company
Builder Martham Boat & Development Company
Lying Norfolk Broads
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Fuel capacity 15.0 ltr (3.3 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 230.0 ltr (50.6 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x gasoline 4hp
Engine make and model Stuart Turner P5 (1955)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

This original engine from the day she set sail was totally rebuilt in 2002 at great expence.


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Length 10.60m (34'9")
LWL 8.99m (29'6")
Beam 2.89m (9'6")
Draft Max 0.90m (2'11")
Displacement 3,000kg (6,615.0lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")


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Gaff rigged New Wood spars (2005) with Galvanised standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Jeckels - Slab (2004)
Headsail - Hank On (2004)
Other sails Genoa (unknown year)

A new mast is currently being made along with the new boom and quant pole she already has.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Mahogony on Oak Construction with original mahogony interior epoxy decking and lifting cabin roof.


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Drapes tick
Manual water system tick

4 berth arrangement with two singles in forward cabin, two singles in aft cabin with central walkway. The heads are central with what's believed to be the original galley area opposite. Gas cooker/grill with separate oven both fitted in cockpit area.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Wind tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Cockpit cover tick
Tonneau cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick

2 halyard winches
2 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain
10.00m (32'10") of rode

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

We are lucky here in Norfolk to have some fine examples of sailing history around us. This particular craft was originally built by the Martham Boat & Development company renowned for the wooden craft they have turned out over the years.The 'Japonica' was originally part of the largest traditional hire fleet here on the Broads, and since her retirement she has been lovingly cared for , her current owner has just replaced her Boom, Quant pole and Mast. The nearly new Jeckels sails look in very good order and she has a cockpit cover and all over cover to keep her from the elements and carry on preserving this piece of Norfolk Broads heritage. More photographs of this vessel will be loaded shortly, Unfortunately the weather got the better of me. This boat has been viewed and photographed by Paul of Boatshed Norfolk. Register or log in to see 22 more photos of this boat. These boat details are subject to contract.

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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.