Scottish Herring Drifter 14 metre

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Boat REF# 230452
LOA 14.90m (48'11")
Year 1932
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 10
Engine 1 x Diesel 88hp, Gardner 5L3 (1932)
Lying Isle of Wight

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  • Contact Corinne Gillard
  • Telephone +44 (0)1983 869 203
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Extra Details

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Designer William Weatherhead
Builder W. Weatherhead and Sons, Cockenzie
Lying Isle of Wight
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 1,200.0 ltr (264.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,400.0 ltr (308.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 227.3 ltr (50.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/01/2013


Engine 1 x Diesel 88hp
Engine make and model Gardner 5L3 (1932)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 9.0 ltr (2.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Generator output 2.4KVA

Full engine overhaul 2007 including shaft and gearbox. Full rewire and replumb in current ownership


LOA 14.90m (48'11")
Beam 4.70m (15'5")
Draft Max 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Gaff rigged Wood spars (1979) with galvanised standing rigging (unknown year)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Owner cut - none (2015)
Headsail Owner cut - Hank on (2015)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Gaff mizzen (unknown year)
Yankee (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Owner cut new lighter weight cotton sails in 2015 to enable her to be easier to handle

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power, generator 12/24 and 230v systems


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Planked in 1.25″ Pitch Pine and Iroko, fastened with galvanise boat nails to sawn oak timbers
Straight laid Iroko deck, caulked and payed and over coated with an epoxy cork mix.
Wheelhouse aft built of Iroko
Coachroof forward of the wheelhouse with Iroko coamings and laid deck.


Total # of berths 10
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 8
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Beaching legs tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

Electric windlass
3 anchors
(CQR, Bruce and Fisherman's)
60.00m (196'10") of chain
Lots of anchor warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The last to be built by eye by W. Weatherheads of Cockenzie in 1932 she worked as a Herring Drifter in the North Sea until 1979 when she went into private ownership and was refitted as a pleasure yacht. They raised the deck to give more headroom and had a comfortable yet still practical interior fitted.

In 2003 she had a major refit including all new systems, some new planking and hull work and a in 2007 a full engine overhaul including shaft and new Gleniffer gearbox

This is a fantastic example of a working boat that has been converted sympathetically and professionally, retaining her historical significance whilst being kept very much in the condition to continue to do what she was built for - to go to sea

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

This Scottish Herring Drifter 14 metre has been personally photographed and viewed by Corinne Gillard of Boatshed IOW. 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.

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