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Wooden  Classic Motor Cruiser William Osborne SWALLOW

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9.84m (32'3")



Underwater profile


2 x Diesel 30hp, VOLVO PENTA (1998)

North Burgundy


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Extra Details

Lying North Burgundy
Fuel capacity 160.0 ltr (35.2 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 400.0 ltr (88.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 30hp
Engine make and model VOLVO PENTA (1998)
Engine Hours Engine1: 4163 engine2: 4163
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bronze 3 pales
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Two Volvo Penta 30hp engines in sound proofing boxes. 4163 hours and all maintenance noted in a “ships log”. 220v & 12v on board with 4 batteries new in 2016


LOA 9.84m (32'3")
Beam 2.80m (9'2")
Draft Min 0.90m (2'11")
Airdraft 3.20m (10'6")
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: shore power,


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Wood carvel construction originally Mahogany on oak frames but with some Iroko planking having replaced the Mahogany over the years. Systematically and methodically maintained by her present owners over the last 13 years.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

From the aft well deck we enter the galley saloon. The galley is equipped with a spirit stove and microwave oven. The recently added fridge is stowed in a locker on the aft deck. Immediately forward of the galley is the dinette making service forward or aft to the well deck a convenient affaire. Up just two steps into the central wheelhouse with the twin 30hp Volvos in sound proof structures under. Access doors both sides and forward again to the heads to starboard and shower to port before finally arriving in the forward cabin with it’s V berths transformable into a double. Cosy atmosphere of a bygone era from the well maintained wood and brass interior.

2 burner cooker

Nav Equipment

VHF tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick

Manual windlass
2 anchors
(DANFORTH (plateau) - à bascule)

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Classic wooden motor cruiser for sale. Boatshed Bourgogne is please to offer this William OSBORNE Swallow for sale. A twin engine motor cruiser with just 30hp per engine providing respectable performance, ease of manoeuvres, security and economy!! Charm and style from a bygone era this is a little gem to be proud of and will turn heads wherever she goes. Wooden boats are not everyone’s cup of tea but this little Osborne is going to give someone a lot of pleasure on the inland waterways of France and beyond.
For more information and appointments to view, please contact Cathy Bouguereau, your Boatshed broker at Boatshed Bourgogne.

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

This Wooden Classic Motor Cruiser William Osborne SWALLOW has been personally photographed and viewed by Catherine BOUGUEREAU of Boatshed Bourgogne. 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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