Motor Cruiser 40ft John Bain Staniland

Classic gentleman's motoryacht
  • Boat REF#  ·  273102
  • Length  ·  12.20m
  • Year  ·  1963
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 87hp, Ford Parsons (1963)
  • Lying  ·  Neyland, Pembrokeshire
Boatshed Wales
Boatshed Wales
Mike de Graaf

Extra Details

Designer John Bain
Builder Staniland & Co Ltd
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire
Water capacity 636.4 ltr (140.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


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 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots
Generator output 7KVA


Length 12.20m
Beam 3.20m
Draft Min 1.14m
Draft Max 1.14m
Displacement 6,350kg (14,002.4lbs)
Headroom 2.00m
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

24 volt battery, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Wood
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 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

2 burner electric Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

2 burner electric Stove

Deck Gear


Electric Tigres windlass
1 anchors
50.00m of chain

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Radar Reflector

• 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

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 electric)

Broker's Comments

One of the last ever made Gentlemans wooden motor cruiser. Just after this one was completed, motor yachts went over to that new fangled idea of fibreglass. She is beautiful example which has had caring owners all her life which is evidenced by how well found she is today. In recent times she has been repainted, re-caulked and a professional ship-wright has attended to any small jobs that have been needed. She is a proper boat from a bygone age, although a capable coastal boat, she would also be very at home on a lake or river. In particular I can envisage her pottering along the Thames with a skipper holding a Pimms and wearing a straw hat.
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 Mike de Graaf of Boatshed 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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