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Classic Fishing Smack

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17.50m (57'5")


Wood carvel

Underwater profile
Long keel


1 x Diesel 65hp, 615 Mercedes (1978)

Netherlands viewing by appointment only


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Extra Details

Builder Shuttlewood
Lying Netherlands viewing by appointment only
Fuel capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 65hp
Engine make and model 615 Mercedes (1978)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots


LOA 17.50m (57'5")
LOD 14.10m (46'3")
Beam 3.50m (11'6")
Draft Min 1.35m (4'5")
Draft Max 1.35m (4'5")
Displacement 2kg (3.5lbs)
Storage On marina


Gaff rigged Wood spars (1997) with galvanised standing rigging (2003)


Mainsail - Slab (1993) Fully Battened,
Headsail - Hank on (1993)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)

2017 part of the rigging was replaced and there is plenty of rope on board for a complete replacement of all the rigging.

Electrical Systems

3 batteries charged by: engine Battery Charger


Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Porta Potti)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Portable camping shower

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
DVD tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Deck Gear

Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

Manual windlass
3 anchors
(Danforth and Plough)
50.00m (164'1") of chain

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This wooden Essex Smack was built around 1903 in Paglesham, Essex, originally with a steam engine!

The previous owners took it from the River Crouch to Holland in 1970 and it has remaind there since. The current owners bought her in 1995 when it was not more than a wreck stuck in the frozen over harbour of Edam. During the winer months the boat was taken ashore for a rebuild and the owners spent a good ten years working on her. She was launched back into the water in 2005., where the owners sailed her around Holland.

She is also anofficial historic nautic monument, which in Holland means, owners get a discount when in paying harbours and get a lot of attention and invites for nautical events!

The owner has decided to sell the boat as the maintenance requirements are too much for them to uphold. You can see from the photos she needs some attention to the woodwork.

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

This Classic Fishing Smack has been personally photographed and viewed by a representative of Boatshed. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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