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McGruer 41 International 8 meter Classic cruiser racer

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Boat REF# 120262
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.71m (41'8")
Year 1965
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 30hp, Yanmar (2005)
Lying North Wales


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Extra Details

Designer James McGruer
Builder McGruer & Co Ltd
Lying North Wales
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/05/2009


Engine 1 x Diesel 30hp
Engine make and model Yanmar (2005)
Engine Hours engine1:   350
Engine Cooled Direct
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Three bladed Brunton Autoprop
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 ltr (0.7 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


LOA 12.71m (41'8")
LWL 8.32m (27'4")
Beam 2.96m (9'8")
Draft Min 1.89m (6'2")
Displacement 8,000kg (17,640.0lbs)
Storage On mooring


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Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2008)


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Mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Sail Number K8MCR 18

Electrical Systems

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


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel

The centreline transverse frame system consists of laminated Afromosia frames with two steam bent Oak timbers between each pair of frames.A galvanised mild steel angle floor is through-bolted to each frame and wood keel in way of the centreline structure over the main length of the hull,with timber floors being used towards the ends.The planking is of African Mahogany and the deck is double skin-the inner one plywood with the outer skin of narrow Teak Planks.
She has a Lead keel with bronze keel bolts, Iroko/Afromosia keel timbers and beam shelf.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

A large forepeak for sail stowage and then there is a forecabin with two built in berths,drawers below and chain locker between the berths.In the saloon the settees have pull out tops to form two sleeping berths,the upholstered backs fold down to give access to the stowage for bedding with lockers and bookshelves fitted above.The large saloon table has stowage below.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Autohelm (Raytheon) Wind,Log,Echo Sounder,Autohelm 4000 raytheon chart Plotter and GPS VHF radio and A.I.S.

Deck Gear

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Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR / Fisherman)

Safety Equipment

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Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
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Searchlight tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 Electric)

Avon six man liferaft is in need of servicing,last service 2008.
Two Life buoys.
Three fire extinguishers and fire blanket.
Deck Lights.
Radar Reflector.

Broker's Comments

In 1965 Winston Churchill just missed out on the launch of this beautiful McGruer and Cosmonaut Leonov would have found it far more of a pleasure than his spacecraft ( if not quite so exhilrating!) Everything about this boat oozes quality, character & charisma. She looks sleek & stylish and offers great space for cruising. The vessel also boasts many years of triumphant racing in Welsh & Irish waters. The solid timbers give the interior a soothing, warm feel and certainly earns the renowned respect of a James McGruer design. She benefits from a new (2005) Yanmar engine and a Brunton Autoprop. The hull is beautifully varnished every year & the vessel is wintered on the hard every year and it has a 2009 survey too.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This McGruer 41 International 8 meter Classic cruiser racer has been personally photographed and viewed by Andy Wood of Boatshed North Wales. 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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