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Boat REF# 5075
This boat has been sold
Length 7.37m (24'2")
Year 1954
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 38hp, Thorneycroft 108 (1978)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Designer Upmans
Builder Upmans
Lying Essex
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 128.0 ltr (28.2 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 00/00/2001


Engine 1 x diesel 38hp
Engine make and model Thorneycroft 108 (1978)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Engine spares tick


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 7.37m (24'2")
Beam 2.54m (8'4")
Draft Min 1.78m (5'10")
Headroom 1.82m (6'0")


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Upmans Wood spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - Inmast (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

2 mainsails, storm jib, working jib

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Pressurised water system tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Tonneau cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Beaching legs tick

2 sheet winches
Manual windlass
2 anchors
20.00m (65'7") of chain
XM dinghy (2003)
4hp outboard (unknown year)
Dinghy and ouboard available following negotiation

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

A wooden motor sailor with attractive lines, this Waterbug is in good condition for her age. She has a wonderful wooden cockpit and mast, with a powerful engineand built to take all the atlantic could through at her, she has the feel of a strong robust boat. The dinghy and outboard are available subject to negotiation.
See "more photos" to view 38 internal and external photos of this vessel. Photographs, analysis and comments by Chris Allan of Boatshed Essex.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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.