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Japonica Traditional Broads Sail Boat

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Boat REF# 11244
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 10.60m (34'9")
Year 1955
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 4
Engine 1 x petrol 4hp, Stuart Turner P5 (1955)
Lying Norfolk Broads


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Extra Details

Designer Martham Boat & Development Company
Builder Martham Boat & Development Company
Lying Norfolk Broads
Fuel capacity 15.0 ltr (3.3 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 230.0 ltr (50.6 G) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x petrol 4hp
Engine make and model Stuart Turner P5 (1955)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

This original engine from the day she set sail was totally rebuilt in 2002 at great expence.


LOA 10.60m (34'9")
LWL 8.99m (29'6")
Beam 2.89m (9'6")
Draft Max 0.90m (2'11")
Displacement 3,000kg (6,615.0lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")


10% discount on rigging

Gaff rigged New Wood spars (2005) with galvanised standing rigging (unknown year)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Jeckels - Slab (2004)
Headsail - Hank on (2004)
Other sails Genoa (unknown year)

A new mast is currently being made along with the new boom and quant pole she already has.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Mahogony on Oak Construction with original mahogony interior epoxy decking and lifting cabin roof.


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick

4 berth arrangement with two singles in forward cabin, two singles in aft cabin with central walkway. The heads are central with what's believed to be the original galley area opposite. Gas cooker/grill with separate oven both fitted in cockpit area.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Wind tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Cockpit cover tick
All-over cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick

2 halyard winches
2 anchors
10.00m (32'10") of warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

We are lucky here in Norfolk to have some fine examples of sailing history around us. This particular craft was originally built by the Martham Boat & Development company renowned for the wooden craft they have turned out over the years.The 'Japonica' was originally part of the largest traditional hire fleet here on the Broads, and since her retirement she has been lovingly cared for , her current owner has just replaced her Boom, Quant pole and Mast. The nearly new Jeckels sails look in very good order and she has a cockpit cover and all over cover to keep her from the elements and carry on preserving this piece of Norfolk Broads heritage. More photographs of this vessel will be loaded shortly, Unfortunately the weather got the better of me. This boat has been viewed and photographed by Paul of Boatshed Norfolk. Register or log in to see 22 more photos of this boat. These boat details are subject to contract.

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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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