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Matelot 20

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Boat REF# 3643
This boat has been sold
Length 6.25m (20'6")
Year 1986
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 2
Engine 1 x diesel 10hp, Lombardini (1996)
Lying W Wales


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Extra Details

Designer Paul V Dickinson
Builder GRP Mouldings (Brightlingsea)
Lying W Wales
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Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Lombardini (1996)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Bladed Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


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Length 6.25m (20'6")
LWL 5.50m (18'1")
Beam 2.30m (7'7")
Draft Max 0.68m (2'3")
Displacement 1,270kg (2,800.4lbs)
Headroom 1.22m (4'0")


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Ketch rigged Wood spars (1986) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1986)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - (1986)
Headsail - (1986)
Other sails Staysail (1986)
Mizzen (1986)

Cutter headed ketch rig provides small,easily handled sails and lots of "bits of string" if desired!

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Two stainless steel fuel tanks giving extended range. Two steel bilge keels allow her to safely take the ground.


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1

A snug two berth cuddy/cabin, supplemented by a nearly new all-over cockpit tent with windows.

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick

Fish finder

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
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1 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain
GRP dinghy (unknown year)
Nearly new cockpit tent increases accomodation. Galvinised four wheeled and braked road trailer appears in very good condition.

Safety Equipment

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Life buoys tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Inspired by the design of an East Coast Shrimper, the Matelot 20 must be regarded as a proper little fishing/pleasure boat, with sails, rather than a true sailor. She benefits from a deep and safe cockpit, comfortably seating six adults, and a frugal and nearly new inboard diesel engine. She has a snug forward cabin with two berths, ideal to shelter from the summer squalls or enjoy a relaxing snooze after a picnic lunch. For weekending, a fitted cockpit tent extends the accomodation and with the addition of a couple of camp beds she could comfortably sleep four. When sailing takes your fancy a cutter headed ketch rig (with four small and easily handled sails) will provide lots of interest for young shipmates, but is also easily handled by the skipper alone. She benefits from a Hayling four wheeled/ braked road trailer with a new spare wheel and with her bilge plates she will sit comfortably on a drying mooring. All in all, an excellent daysailing or motoring pleasure boat with the capacity to weekend aboard and which is trailable to more distant waters.
See "more photos" to view 36 internal and external photos of this vessel. Photographs, analysis and comments by Alan Coy of Boatshed Wales.
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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.