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RJ Prior & Son Otter 40

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Boat REF# 116016
removed from sale
Length 12.19m (40'0")
Year 1971
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 7
Engine 2 x diesel 72hp, Perkins 4.236 (1971)
Lying Southampton


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Extra Details

Designer J Francis Jones
Builder R.J. Prior & Sons Ltd
Lying Southampton
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 909.0 ltr (200.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 909.2 ltr (200.0 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Last survey 21/09/2010


Engine 2 x diesel 72hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4.236 (1971)
Engine Hours engine1:   1072    engine2:   1080
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade 22x11"
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots
Generator output 4KVA

Mastervolt Whisper 4000 diesel generator fitted in 1999. Engine hours are since major overhaul.


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Length 12.19m (40'0")
LWL 10.90m (35'9")
Beam 3.73m (12'3")
Draft Min 1.07m (3'6")
Draft Max 1.07m (3'6")
Displacement 11,200kg (24,696.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage On marina


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Other rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2007)


New Sails Upgrade?
Other sails Steadying Sail (unknown year)

Steadying sail set on wooden mast & boom.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Iroko on steamed oak hull, laid teak decks, iroko & plywood superstructure. Hull to waterline and superstructure are cascover sheathed. Huge refit from 1991 to 1997 with all new interior professionally fitted.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
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
Raw water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

Warm & welcoming interior with light and ariry wheelhouse / deck saloon, 2 good double cabins and a double berth midships.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Bimini tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

1 halyard winches
Electric SL Seawolf 520 windlass
2 anchors
(CQR & Danforth)
60.00m (196'10") of chain
25.00m (82'0") of rode
Avon Redcrest dinghy (unknown year)
2hp outboard, Mariner, Short shaft (unknown year)
Decks have been regularly cleaned and treated.

Safety Equipment

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Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Liferaft is out of service date (April 2009).

Broker's Comments

This lovely gentleman's motor yacht was built to a high standard, rebuilt to an even higher standard and maintained since 1997 under the supervision of a naval architect. She oozes charm and the owner is leaving on board many unique items which add to her character, retaining only books and some pictures currently on board. Whilst some of her equipment is dated, many other items are newer and it all works! A September 2010 Survey Report is available which draws attention to any minor defects requiring future attention.

Her prime location berth is paid up till April 2011.

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

This RJ Prior & Son Otter 40 has been personally photographed and viewed by Colin Sinclair of Boatshed Hamble. 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.