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Wooden  Hawkfinch Class

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Boat REF# 41362
This boat has been sold
Length 13.26m (43'6")
Year 1947
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Bilge
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 140hp, Perkins Turbo Diesel (unknown year)
Lying Medway, Kent


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Extra Details

Designer Frederick Parker of Poole
Builder The Dorset Yacht Co Ltd
Lying Medway, Kent
Fuel capacity 454.5 ltr (100.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 454.5 ltr (100.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 03/01/2005


Engine 1 x diesel 140hp
Engine make and model Perkins Turbo Diesel (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Prop(s) 4 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 8.0 ltr (1.8 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 14 knots
Generator output 0KVA

Onan generator supplies 240Volt mains power.


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Length 13.26m (43'6")
LWL 12.19m (40'0")
Beam 3.51m (11'6")
Draft Min 1.07m (3'6")
Airdraft 3.00m (9'10")
Displacement 5,669kg (12,500.0lbs)
Headroom 1.88m (6'2")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Other rigged Alan Staley Wood spars (2006) with standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - (2003)

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


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

Mahogany Carvel Planking on Oak frames with a Teak superstructure. Her external paintwork was last painted by a professional shipwright in 2005. She was anti-fouled in October 2007.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

The beautiful mahogany interior was restored by a professional shipwright in 2003.
In addition to the 2 main cabins she benefits from a Wheelhouse and a chart table area. Then aft of the saloon there is a Lazerette/Bosun's store which houses the Engel fridge/freezer and large storage area.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Seatalk autohelm, Nasa wind instruments, Sailor VHF, Sailor LW/MW Radio reciever, Kelvin Hughes Radar, Kent screen.

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick

1 anchors
9.14m (30'0") of chain
9.14m (30'0") of rode
Avon dinghy (2006)
3.3hp outboard, Mariner, Short shaft (2006)

Safety Equipment

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Life buoys tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Fireblanket and two fire-extinguishers. One throwline.
Rope cutter.
4 opening Coachroof hatches.

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.

A fine Gentlemen's yacht. An elegant lady to be proud of when you cruise past the pontoons and purposefully head down the channel. This is a real eye catcher, the kind of boat that broadcasts classic style and functionality.

She was built in a previous age when the boat builders put their hearts into the job. She has classic lines and clean practical decks. The varnished timber might require regular maintenance but its worth the elbow grease.

The boat has two steering positions. There is an outside helm behind the wheelhouse and a traditional helm position inside. The captain's seat would not be out of place on a commercial vessel.

Below decks and I was struck by the tradional appearance of the cabins which is enhanced by the varnised mahogany woodwork. She has a lovely, spacious main saloon with master bedroom to the bow section. The accommodation is well proportioned and the layout is practical and well ordered. The wheelhouse is the focal point of the vessel. It is a fine example of craftsmanship and any owner would be proud to survey all that is around and about.

This vessel has a perkins 140hp turbo diesel which is 'man enough for the job'.

The current owner has updated the vessel with lots of modern navigational equipment including chart plotter, GPS and radar.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Wooden Hawkfinch Class has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Medway. 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.