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Thornycroft Classic TSDY 1930's Gentleman's Motor Yacht

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Boat REF# 172637
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 16.15m (53'0")
Year 1938
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 2 x Diesel 90hp, Leyland Thornycroft (1956)
Lying Brundall, Norfolk


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Extra Details

Designer Thomas Thornycroft
Builder Thornycroft and Co ltd
Lying Brundall, Norfolk
Fuel capacity 1,545.5 ltr (340.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 454.5 ltr (100.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 08/12/2013


Engine 2 x Diesel 90hp
Engine make and model Leyland Thornycroft (1956)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze 32 ins
Fuel consumption (approx) 9.1 ltr (2.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 14 knots

Engines replaced in 1956 with 2 Leyland Routemaster bus engines.
2.5kw invertor/charging system


LOA 16.15m (53'0")
LWL 16.00m (52'6")
Beam 3.66m (12'0")
Draft Min 1.52m (5'0")
Draft Max 1.52m (5'0")
Headroom 1.86m (6'1")
Storage In water


10% discount on rigging

Other rigged Thornycroft Wood spars (1938) with galvanised standing rigging (2007)


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Other sails Steady Sail (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Classic Gentleman's cruiser constructed from teak on oak beams with a cruiser stern.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick
Washing Machine tick

4 berths comprising of main aft cabin with full size double, wardrobe and storage.
In the fwd cabin there are 2 single berths used originally as crew quarters. Another heads is located in the forepeak.

2 burner Diesel cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick

2 anchors
(CQR and Admiralty)
15.00m (49'3") of chain
Windlass is powered by shaft drive from Starboard Engine.
Radial Davits to Starboard side aft.
Aft deck new in 2003 is teak on marine ply with GRP sandwich.
Fwd deck as above but in Iroko replaced 2013.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Searchlight tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

Full out of water survey December 2013

Broker's Comments

This truly classic gentlemans Motor yacht is by far the most "interesting" boat I have ever stepped aboard. Built in 1938 the current owners (who by the way are only the third owners in her history) have built up an extensive portfolio tracing her back to her origins.
This is a testament to the quality of craftsmanship and materials used. She has been out of the water from July last until January this year for painting/varnishing and replacing foredeck and stern post, lower rudder pintle/nylon bearing anti fouling when she was also surveyed.
She can be seen on the "Historic Ships Register number 1933.
I find it difficult to describe this amazing vessel and do her justice.
She is in original condition retaining most if not all of her original fittings.
The current owners live aboard mainly using the spacious saloon and aft cabin areas.
Fwd of the engine room there are crew quarters which are largely original as they is currently used mainly as storage for provisions.
There is a little work (varnishing) to be done in the wheelhouse which ought to be finished by the end of May. The owners will also be cleaning out the fwd sections.
This is a truly stunning vessel with beautiful lines in superb structural condition, the owner has asked me to point out that there is a little cosmetic work perhaps fwd of the engine room.
**Now Reduced to 65K**

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

This Thornycroft Classic TSDY 1930's Gentleman's Motor Yacht has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary of Boatshed Norfolk. 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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