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Motor Cruiser 40ft John Bain Staniland

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Boat REF# 215112
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.20m (40'0")
Year 1963
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 5
Engine 2 x Diesel 87hp, Ford Parsons (1963)
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire.


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Extra Details

Designer John Bain
Builder Staniland & Co Ltd
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire.
Water capacity 636.4 ltr (140.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 19/07/2013


Engine 2 x Diesel 87hp
Engine make and model Ford Parsons (1963)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 12.0 ltr (2.6 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots
Generator output 7KVA


LOA 12.20m (40'0")
Beam 3.20m (10'6")
Draft Min 1.14m (3'9")
Draft Max 1.14m (3'9")
Displacement 14,000kg (30,870.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator Professionally rewired 2014


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Carvel laid planking in pitch pine over a mixture of oak sawn frames and rock elm steam bent timbers.


Total # of berths 5
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

2 burner Electric cooker

Nav Equipment

Stereo tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
Radar Reflector tick

• Simrad RS35 VHF (new 2014)
• Simrad IS12 Combi Speed/Depth
• Garmin GPSMAP 500/700 Chartplotter (new 2014)
• Canard Safelink EPIRB (new 2014)
• Raymarine ST6002 Smart Pilot
• Furuno GP-37 GPS
• Furuno 1712 Radar
• Cooke & Son Steering Compass
• Plastimo Clock/Barometer
• Sony Radio/CD player

Deck Gear

All-over cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick

Electric Tigres windlass
1 anchors
50.00m (164'1") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 Electric)

Broker's Comments

A True Classic!
This is one of the last wooden motor yachts built in the UK. From the board of a respected designer, built by a competent and respected yard, she is pitch pine on sawn oak with steam bent rock elm timbers. This fine vessel oozes tradition and quality from another era. An era before fibre glass mass production turned out thousands of white clones to fill the marinas that would soon clog up the byways and backwaters of our hitherto un-spoilt coastline. Her present owners have, however, still been able to enjoy comfortable cruising in our beautiful cruising waters where secluded anchorages might still be found!
She has been exceptionally well maintained and has just benefited from a full professional re-paint by Dale SC at Neyland and a top quality winter cover fitted by Stephen Ratsey Sailmakers - no change out of £26k there. Additionally she benefits from a very recent professional rewire, her plumbing and engine maintenance is, as one might expect, faultless.
If you appreciate such craftsmanship, nostalgia, quality of materials and a chance to be custodian of a piece of living maritime history come and view – see her ‘in the flesh’ to truly appreciate her qualities.

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

This Motor Cruiser 40ft John Bain Staniland has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan/Mike of Boatshed Wales. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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