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McGruer 8 TM Bermudan Sloop

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Boat REF# 163306
removed from sale
Length 9.70m (31'10")
Year 1960
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 20hp, Bukh DV 20 diesel, 20 hp –rebuilt 1995 (unknown year)
Lying Scotland


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Extra Details

Designer James McGruer
Builder Harry Feltham
Lying Scotland
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 30.0 ltr (6.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 11/08/2008


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Bukh DV 20 diesel, 20 hp –rebuilt 1995 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Feathering
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

• new propeller shaft 1998; feathering propeller fitted 2011 (Darglow Featherstream 16 x 12 RH)
• engine removed and new engine bearers installed, engine repainted and bilge area under engine degreased, cleaned and painted 2004


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Length 9.70m (31'10")
LWL 8.23m (27'0")
Beam 2.59m (8'6")
Draft Max 1.77m (5'10")
Displacement 8,000kg (17,640.0lbs)
Headroom 2.01m (6'7")
Storage On mooring


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Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2004)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - Slab (2004) 3 Reefs
Headsail - Hank On (2004)
Spinnaker gear tick

keel stepped, white painted alloy mast with pitch pine, varnished boom
white painted alloy spinnaker pole
mainsail 2004
working jib 2004
no. 2 genoa
no. 1 genoa
storm jib 2004
Rigging >
replaced 2004: s/s 7mm 1x19mm forestay, capshrouds and backstay - 6mm 7x19mm lower shrouds
• new s/s standing rigging and rigging screws 2004

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

+ seperate 40 litre fuel can
• mahogany planking above waterline
• iroko planking below waterline –copper fastened to oak frames
• wooden floors
• elm backbone
• coachroof and cockpit in varnished iroko
• cast iron ballast keel (dropped, shot blasted and new keel bolts 1998)
• mahogany interior joinery
Summary of work
• keel dropped, shot blasted, re-bedded and new keel bolts fitted 1998; keel joint raked out and refilling 2008; one keel bolt withdrawn for inspection 2010 and found satisfactory
• seacocks stripped and serviced 2008
• new epoxy sheathed marine plywood deck, new mahogany toe rails 1998
• new epoxy sheathed marine plywood coachroof deck 2004
• new galvanised rudder stock and tube with bearings and new rudder fittings 2004
• new teak grating removable cockpit sole 2004

• regular maintenance to keep boat in excellent condition annually from 2008 to present (full history of work including servicing/winterising engine; repair and loft storage of sails; antifouling, varnishing and paintwork including new boot topping; ); multiple warps, diesel cans, tools, crockery and other miscellaneous items on board.


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

Four berths plus one childs berth
Accomodation >
forecabin with full size berth to port and narrower/occasional berth to starboard
saloon with berths port and starboard
quarter berth aft to starboard
interior joinery –mahogany
galley to port with 2 burner, grill and oven cooker, s/s sink and pots/china stowage
navigation table to starboard
• all new berth cushions and upholstery –blue with red piping) 2004

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Silva base station VHF 2006
Eagle GPS Chart Plotter (interfaced with VHF) 2006
Stowe Depth Sounder
Stowe Log
Stowe Wind Speed/Direction Indicator
Sestrel gimballed steering compass
Plastimo Iris bearing compass

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Cockpit cover tick
Tonneau cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric windlass (with remote control)
3 anchors
(Ronca 15kg, Plough 35lb & Fishermans 20lb)
45.00m (147'8") of chain
Roundtail Waveline type dinghy (2004)
15 kg Rocna with 150’ of galvanised, 3/8" chain. 35 lb CQR anchor (spare). 20 lb Fisherman kedge anchor with 3/8" chain and 20mm multiplait rode. Lofrans Kobra 1000W electric windlass. 10 fenders. Jackstays on coachroof. S/S pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardrails
Canvas >
mainsail cover, forehatch cover, sprayhood and cockpit cover in navy, UV resistant, synthetic canvas –new 2004. Boom tent in off-white same material –new 2004
• electric windlass installed 2010 with reshaping chain feed and locker

Safety Equipment

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Fume detector tick
Liferaft tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

AquaSignal navigation lights
Fire extinguisher x 2 2009
Fire blanket
Fire bucket
Horeshoe lifebuoy
Whale manual bilge pump
Rule automatic, electric bilge pump
Valise 6 person liferaft

Broker's Comments

From the drawing board of James McGruer and Built by Harry Feltham who built 8 yachts to this design between 1954 and 1962,she has benefitted from extensive maintenance and upgrading with no expense spared ( £35000 over 4 years) as can be seen from the boat details.
This boat has to be seen.
Pictures taken August 2013
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This McGruer 8 TM Bermudan Sloop has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Sawkins 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.