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Broads Cruiser Merlin Class

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Boat REF# 22217
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.30m (40'4")
Year 1953
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 41hp, Leyland 410 (1952)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Builder Stalham, Norfolk
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 225.0 ltr (49.5 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 225.0 ltr (49.5 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 41hp
Engine make and model Leyland 410 (1952)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.5 ltr (0.6 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 9.5 knots


LOA 12.30m (40'4")
LWL 11.70m (38'5")
Beam 3.70m (12'2")
Draft Min 1.00m (3'3")
Draft Max 1.00m (3'3")
Displacement 9,000kg (19,845.0lbs)
Headroom 1.89m (6'2")

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Pine/Oak exterior encased in GRP, interior surfaces epoxy painted. New tailor made windows


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Wooden Floor and Headlining to Forward cabin, Carpet to Aft Cabin. New 7kw 12v Mikini Diesel Fired Heating System with 5 Radiators

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

TV tick

Built-in DVD Surround System

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick

1 anchors
(CQR 25kg)
10.00m (32'10") of chain

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Fire Blankets, Escape Hatches all Cabins

Broker's Comments

This is a classic 1950's broads cruiser which has been partly converted into a live-aboard motoryacht with luxuries such as central heating and modern tailor made windows. When fully completed she will make an excellent live-aboard cruiser. Work is continuing on her with plans to refurbish the wheelhouse; this all being allowed for in the advertised price. This boat has just been substantially reduced in price for a quick sale.

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This boat has been viewed and photographed by Mike of Boatshed Essex.

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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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