Mitchell 31 Sea Angler

Robust and seaworthy.
  • Boat REF#  ·  326140
  • Length  ·  9.30m
  • Year  ·  1980
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Semi-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  2
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 81hp, Perkins 4.236 (1981)
  • Lying  ·  Neyland, Pembrokeshire
Boatshed Wales
Boatshed Wales
Mike de Graaf

Extra Details

Designer Robert Ives
Builder Robert Ives Ltd
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire
Fuel capacity 431.0 ltr (94.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 110.0 ltr (24.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 12/04/2011


Engine 1 x diesel 81hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4.236 (1981)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots


Length 9.30m
LWL 8.84m
Beam 3.35m
Draft Min 0.79m
Draft Max 0.79m
Displacement 5,000kg (11,025.0lbs)
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

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


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Details of recent maintenance-

Replacement of ply/ Grp deck with plastic board and waterproof
hatches. The new deck boards are easily removable around the engine box
providing easy access to the engine and gearbox.
Also new mast and searchlights fitted, plus normal servicing.
Unused due to Covid 19
Routine use until August, then restricted by head gasket failure, believe caused
by overheating due to build up of scale in waterways. Head removed, pressure
tested (OK) and skimmed. Core plugs in engine block removed and waterways
cleaned out. New water pump and thermostat fitted. Also fuel lift pump.
Water cooled exhaust manifold pressure checked and found OK. Heat
exchangers backflushed.
Engine running satisfactorily. Worn bottom rudder pintle replaced.
Diesel injection pump and injectors removed and servced by City Electro
Diesel Services, Swansea.
New batteries.
New Truedesign composite seacocks.


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

0 burner propane Stove


Manual water system

0 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Cockpit Enclosure

1 anchors
20.00m of chain
20.00m of rode

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Fish Finder
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Over 300 Sea Anglers have been built at Newhaven, being specifically designed for fishing or as roomy workboats. With its 3.35m beam and broad transom, its sea keeping quality is excellent.

Found to be in a good, sound useable state, the Perkins 4.236 diesel offers economic power while propelling the boat along nicely at 11 knots.

The hull and superstructure are GRP, produced in a Lloyds approved workshop. The woodwork is of high quality hardwood adding to the strength and durability of the craft. To add to this, for the first 20 years of the boats life, she was used lightly within the Dovey estuary, greatly benefiting the overall condition of the boat.

Forward of the large aft deck there is a spacious wheelhouse arrangement with helm to starboard. The companion way leads to a practical two berth cabin, with private heads to starboard and simple galley, with twin burner stove and sink to port.

Winner of the 1971 Earls Court, work boats category, the Newhaven Sea Angler 31, although now an older lady, still offers plenty of attractive features as a robust, capable and seaworthy fishing vessel. Alternatively, the boat could make a comfortable coastal cruiser with a little tlc.

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

This Mitchell 31 Sea Angler has been personally photographed and viewed by Mike of Boatshed Wales. Click here for contact details.
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Comments 1

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I doubt it will achieve 12 knots with that engine . A 120 ford only achieves 12 knots at best

mel s2024-04-01 13:45:01
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