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Classic Oyster Smack 45ft

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Boat REF# 201266
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 13.72m (45'0")
Year 1885
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 25hp, Beta 3 Cylinder (2011)
Lying Essex, UK (By Appointment Only)


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Extra Details

Builder Aldous of Brightlingsea
Lying Essex, UK (By Appointment Only)
Fuel capacity 65.0 ltr (14.3 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 27/06/2012


Engine 1 x Diesel 25hp
Engine make and model Beta 3 Cylinder (2011)
Engine Hours engine1:   150
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Folding
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

Engine hour figure is low and certainly less than 150 hours.


LOA 13.72m (45'0")
Beam 3.66m (12'0")
Draft Min 1.52m (5'0")
Draft Max 1.52m (5'0")
Displacement 16,000kg (35,280.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Gaff rigged Wood spars (2004) with galvanised standing rigging (2004)


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Mainsail - (2004)
Headsail - (2004)

Douglas Fir hollow sectioned mast.

The sail wardrobe comprises of Mainsail, Topsail, 4 Jibs and 4 Staysails - plus various downwind sails.

The Topsail rig was added in 2012.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Built in 1885 by Aldous of Brightlingsea this Essex Oyster Smack was completely rebuilt in 2004 by Dan Tester.

The hull is constructed of Oak frames with Iroko planking.
The decks are two layers of 18mm Marine Ply on Oak beams. The decks are epoxy sheathed and painted.

LOA with Bowsprit Extended 65ft.


Total # of berths 6
No. of single berths 6
Cabin(s) 3
Heads 1 heads
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Manual water system tick

Electric pump for cold water supply to sink.
Commode heads.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
Chart plotter tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Navman 8084 Chart Plotter.
Handheld VHF.
Clipper Duet Speed/Log & Depth
Port and Starboard Deck Level Navigation Lights.
Steaming Light.
Anchor Light can also be raised.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

Manual Wooden Barrel Hand Spike Windlass windlass
3 anchors
(2 x Fishermans and a Kedge.)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
Zodiac dinghy (2004)
30hp outboard, Mariner 2-Stroke (2004)
Deck Hatch Covers.


2 x Oyster Dredgers Nets

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This Essex Oyster Smack was fully rebuilt in 2004 by Dan Tester a respected shipwright who has refurbished and rebuilt a number of Essex Smacks in recent years. Commissioned in 2005 she was in reality a new boat; a 100% rebuild. Her owners from new have maintianed her in excellent condition; an engine was added in 2011 this has completed less than 150 hours running time and then in 2012 she was re-rigged with a topmast. All the work completed on this gorgeous boat has been completed with the utmost thought and care; she has an excellent racing record regularly completing within the lively competitive smack racing scene here on the east coast. The interior is comfortably fitted with a galley and good sized saloon area she will sleep up to 6 people.

This Classic Oyster Smack 45ft has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. 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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