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Inchcape 45

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13.87m (45'6")


Wood carvel

Underwater profile
Shallow Long Keel


2 x Diesel 72hp, Perkins 4236 (1971)

Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)


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Extra Details

Designer Francis Evans
Builder Eyemouth Boat Building Ltd
Lying Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 880.0 ltr (193.6 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 220.0 ltr (48.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 10/08/2008


Engine 2 x Diesel 72hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4236 (1971)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.6 ltr (1.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

2017 2 x new Vetus 450 litre fuel tanks fitted
Engines worked without any problems during the 500 mile passage South in 2017
Approx 180 gallons of diesel fuel in drums included in sale
Most of the wiring has been removed and needs replacing
2 x 24v alternators


LOA 13.87m (45'6")
Beam 4.80m (15'9")
Draft Min 1.75m (5'9")
Draft Max 1.75m (5'9")
Displacement 30,000kg (66,150.0lbs)
Headroom 1.98m (6'6")
Storage Ashore


Gaff rigged Eyemouth Boat Building Co Wood spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Hank on (unknown year)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)

Gaff rigged ketch with varnished pine pole masts stepped in galvanised tabernacles
Main mast rebuilt by professional shipwright 2018
The vessel is de-rigged at the present time but all the rigging and sails are included in the sale

Electrical Systems

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


Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Shallow Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Iroko planking on sawn oak frames
Cascover sheathing
2017 New decks built of 2 layers 12mm marine ply epoxy sheathed.
2017 New Iroko stantions all round (42)
Sheer planks replaced as necessary
Canoe Stern


Total # of berths 6
No. of single berths 6
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Pressurised water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Multi-fuel stove included (needs fitting)
Former galley removed to be replaced with new
Heads compartments x 2 (the fittings have been removed ready for replacement)
Most of the wiring has been taken out to be replaced

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Navigation lights tick

Sestrel compass
Garmin GPS 128

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

Electric Simpson Lawrence windlass
3 anchors
(Fisherman's, Danforth & CQR)
50.00m (164'1") of chain

Safety Equipment

Emergency steering tick

1 large whale bilge pump provided (to be deck mounted). Also bilge pump system driven by sbd engine

Broker's Comments

The Inchcape MFV class of yachts was purposely designed for a growing number of yachtsmen, who were looking for strong traditionally built vessels that could provide both excellent proven seakeeping ability and spacious / comfortable living accommodation.

The Inchcape 45 meets these requirements well. Robust and handsome, the hull is built along the classic lines of traditional motor sailing fishing vessels, which were capable of working hard over extended periods of time in the testing conditions of the North Sea and beyond.

The decks with solid bulwarks are wide, uncluttered and easy to move around. The wheelhouse is spacious, light, has good visibility all around and gives excellent protection from the elements. Both masts are set in tabernacles for ease of lowering, enabling canal use when required.

The accommodation below has a grand and tasteful feel about it. Although one has to see through the work in progress on this particular vessel, you still get the feel of comfort and quality in this huge living space. With well over 6ft headroom throughout, the smart Iroko finish with bronze port holes gives a warm and timeless atmosphere.

The current owner who sailed her down from Newcastle in 2016, where she handled the challenging weather conditions easily, has recently decided to take a step back from finishing this project. This is unfortunately due to ill health. He has already competed much of the needed work to a high standard including new decks, new tanks, rebuilding the main mast and redecorating the forward and aft cabins.

As can be seen from the recent photographs of this sturdy vessel there is still some professional work to be completed to repair the starboard bow to get her back on the water. And yes there is still work to be done to complete internally including to the galley and heads compartments. This of course is the fun bit which will allow you to make her your own.

This vessel, launched by Princess Margaret in 1971, is one of the largest and last built of it’s class. It offers a safe, strong and sea kindly yacht that can provide comfort for the whole family and at a very reasonable price.

Whoever finishes this project will have a vessel to be proud of. Yard costs available on request.

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

This Inchcape 45 has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. 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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