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Falmouth Working Boat Falmouth Working Boat

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Boat REF# 56116
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.53m (28'0")
Year 1988
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 27hp, Volvo Penta (1988)
Lying Guernsey


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Extra Details

Designer Martin Heard
Builder Martin Heard
Lying Guernsey
Fuel capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 27hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta (1988)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots

Volvo Penta 27hp three-cylinder diesel with a standard Volvo hydraulic forward-neutral-reverse gearbox and Morse single lever control (port side of cockpit), electrical instrument panel with alarms etc. (starboard side aft in cockpit)
Stainless steel propellor shaft with Vetus water lubricated gland and cutless bearing and bronze3-bladed propellor
New prop fitted 2003.

12 volt system with two 105 amp-hour lead acid batteries charged from engine alternator via individual battery isolator switches.
Main fuses feed two switch panels for all 12 volt services, lighting and navigational equipment.
Battery charger installed, to enable charging from shore-power connection.
Mains 240 volt sockets in main cabin for general use and galley.
Shore-power socket in cockpit for shore connection to mains via cable with European adaptor as well as UK standard marina plug.


LOA 8.53m (28'0")
LWL 8.11m (26'7")
Beam 3.05m (10'0")
Draft Min 1.52m (5'0")
Draft Max 1.52m (5'0")
Displacement 8,500kg (18,742.5lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")


10% discount on rigging

Gaff rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2000)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail - (unknown year)
Headsail - (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Mainsail 380 sq ft (three reefs), staysail 133 sq ft, flying jib 140 sq ft and 90sq ft topsail (modified to remove the need for a jackyard) all in white Dacron by Spargo King and Bennett. Also a spare staysail 124 sq ft, a “small jib” 82 sq ft and a large red & blue “balloon jib” 580 sq ft.
All spars are wooden (Oregon pine). Silver coin placed under mast heel.
All sheets have been replaced with modern braided rope.
Halyards, topping-lifts and runner tails are three-strand modern rope.
Burgee halyard and flag halyards are braided rope.

Electrical Systems

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


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Dark green GRP hull with very substantial lay-up: from a minimum of half-an-inch thick at the bulwarks to ¾ of an inch at the bilges to approx an inch at the keel.
Decks – marine ply over wooden beams all GRP/Epoxy sheathed.
Transom-hung wooden rudder with three pintles.
Standing rigging all stainless steel.
Varnished deck beams, frames and coachroof with white painted bulkheads and varnished hardwood locker doors. Butterfly hatch in Afromosia providing a lot of daylight.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Deck removed and new low-profile coachroof with a butterfly hatch, professionally built on new decks in 1996/7 producing much more space in the cabin without the visual burden of a large cabin profile, as a result she now has five berths (including one large double), a separate heads compartment and many more storage lockers.

Five berths in two cabins with a separate heads compartment. The double berth in main cabin converts to a large settee with a backrest for daytime use. The single berth on the port side is very snug especially with the half Admiralty chart size folding chart table deployed over the foot of the berth.

There are five lockers under these berths and both berths are fitted with lee-cloths.
There are five lockers and two shelves over these berths
In the forecabin is a large v-berth with five lockers under and two shelves with four lockers over.

Plenty of cool storage is available under the cabin sole, especially after the main cabin sole was raised when the new low-profile coachroof was built.
Separate heads compartment with Par Brydon sea-toilet, has a bronze port-light, a stainless steel mushroom ventilator, a large stowage locker and hanging space for wet water-proofs. A full-length mirror is fitted to the door and there is a drainage sump under the floor.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Log tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Suunto bulkhead steering compass mounted on cabin aft bulkhead.
Plastimo Iris 50 hand bearing compass stowed on bulkhead adjacent to chart table.
Furono GPS 30 installed over the chart table (aerial in housing on coachroof).
Furono GPS 30 installed in cockpit adjacent to tiller (aerial mounted on transom).
Navico log and echo sounder mounted on starboard side of cockpit.
Aquamarine 5600 VHF radio transceiver installed over chart table with masthead aerial and cockpit speaker.
Autohelm 2000 autopilot.
Port and starboard navigation lights mounted on Iroko light-boards attached to shrouds plus stern-light fixed to transom. All-round white and tri-colour combination navigation light fixed to masthead.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Beaching legs tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

3 anchors
(Brittany, Bruce, CQR)
10.00m (32'10") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of warp
Galvanised pin-rail forward of mast for halyard and topping lift tails.
Pine bowsprit, easily shipped to minimise marina charges, onto a detachable stowage chock on the pin-rail. Bowsprit rigged with stainless steel wire shrouds and bobstay all tensioned with tackles.
Three sheet tracks with adjustable sheaves on each side deck, for jib and staysail sheets to custom made fairleads and sheet winches and large cleats on cockpit side decks and coamings.
Two “Girdlestone G16” 2-speed winches on cockpit coamings and two “Meissner 18” winches on side decks, for sail controls and runner tensioning.
Jackstays and Stainless steel u-bolts for safety harness attachment.
Mooring cleats and fairleads.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life jackets tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

Life-jackets and harnesses. First aid kit. Coastal Flare Pack and numerous individual flares

Broker's Comments

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

Where do you start on a boat like this...The time and effort the owner has put into this boat is unbelievable. From the moment you see her you can tell she is unique. Owner improvements are normally frowned upon as it often means the have added flickering neon lights above a home made bar in the saloon, this is defiantly not the case here.

The deck has been removed and a new coachroof put in place allowing much more space. The coachroof is spectacular with varnished deck beams and frames with white painted bulkheads and varnished hardwood locker doors.

With the new coachroof the heads has been removed from the forward cabin and placed in a separate heads compartment. There is plenty of cool storage available under the cabin sole, especially after the main cabin sole was raised when the new low-profile coachroof was built, all professionally made and fitted and is truly a work of art.

There is a detailed Inventory and details available upon request. A fantastic boat that must be seen to be appreciated. For further information give me a call.

This Falmouth Working Boat Falmouth Working Boat has been personally photographed and viewed by Mark Lawson of Boatshed Guernsey. 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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