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Empress 32

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Boat REF# 4776
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 10.15m (33'4")
Year 1984
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 6
Engine 2 x Diesel 185hp, Ford Sabre 2700 (1984)
Lying Norfolk Broads


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Extra Details

Builder Dennis Powell, Marine & Engine Ltd., Hamble
Lying Norfolk Broads
Fuel capacity 860.0 ltr (189.2 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 272.0 ltr (59.8 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 00/02/2002


Engine 2 x Diesel 185hp
Engine make and model Ford Sabre 2700 (1984)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 20 knots
Max speed (approx) 26 knots

Lucas Marine Charger fitted. 240v and 12v lighting throughout. Seafarer 600 Echosounder, Furuno 1721 Radar, Seatreck 721 AutoPilot, Apelco GLX1100 GPS, Sailor VHF, Nasa Pro Navtext, Nasa Fish Finder. All manuals are on board.


LOA 10.15m (33'4")
Beam 3.20m (10'6")
Draft Min 1.13m (3'8")
Draft Max 1.13m (3'8")
Displacement 8,000kg (17,640.0lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Construction is a heavy lay up in GRP . She is fitted with stainless steel pushpit and pullpit rails that have rail centres not wire. Hydrualic steering gives tremendous feel whilst remaining light to steer. Double fender basket are fitted fore and aft.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads
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The forward cabin is two singles or a double. The forward heads and shower is next to the forward cabin. Opposite the galley the dinnette will convert to a double childs berth. The saloon will convert to a double berth but will require an air matress. The aft cabin has a second head on suite. The craft is heated by three 240v bar heaters. The overall condition of the interior is excellent.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Fish Finder

Deck Gear

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Manual windlass
1 anchors
30.00m (98'5") of chain
Windscreen Covers

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
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Searchlight tick
Horn tick
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2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

3 x Windscreen Wipers

Broker's Comments

One of only three Empress 32's that were built for HM Customs and Excise, this is a substantial boat that has been very well thought out. Internal space is amazing whilst the side doors make deck access a breeze. She is equally at home on a river, an estuary or as a sea going cruiser. If you are looking for a serious cruiser that can be used as a live-aboard but is substantially under 50K then you must come and see this one.
See "more photos" to view 39 internal and external photos of this vessel. Photographs, analysis and comments by Craig Morris of Boatshed Norfolk.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

Finance, Insurance and Transportation are available, please call for further 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.

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