1989 British-built, US-designed,Cruisers International 267 Vee Express
Well furnished motor yacht with twin Volvo petrol engines. Six berths in three cabins. On hard at Douglas Boatyard, Hesketh Bank PR4 6RR.
Overall Length: 32ft 0in 9.75m [Hull length 26ft 1in 7.95m]
Waterline: 21ft 2in 6.45m
Beam: 10ft 0in 3.05m Draught [legs raised]: 1ft 6in 0.45m
Displacement: 2933kg Deadrise: 26 degrees forward 16 degress at transom.
Built Corby, England, 1989, to a US-design by Jim Wynne for Cruisers Inc. USA.
Hull:White and blue grp, number CI267-48-88, is the later heavily re-inforced UK hull. Self-stowing Bruce anchor in roller on the distinctive Cruisers forward platform, with chain leading aft to self-draining locker under flush-fitting cover. Stainless steel Seascrew clamped handrails make deck movements safer in a seaway. Aft bathing platform with boarding ladder, reached by gate and ladder. Immaculate white upholstered seating in cockpit.
Engines: Two Volvo AQ 205A six-cylinder petrol engines, each producing 180 horsepower on twin Volvo outdrive legs and delivering 20 knots cruising and 28 knots maximum planing speed. The engines were completely overhauled, serviced and tested on the River Weaver in 2018. Records available. Fuel tank 100g [454l]. Rev counters, oil pressure, coolant temperature and speed log instruments. Trim tabs. Two 90Ah Advanced XD24 12V dual purpose batteries SKU: ABS-XD24. Two steel jerricans with pouring spout.
Navigation equipment: Clipper depth sounder, navigation lights, electric horn, VHF radio.
Deck gear: Bruce anchor with chain and warp, mooring warps and fenders. Blue canvas command bridge and cockpit covers.
Safety Equipment: Electric bilge pump, four fire extinguishers. Boat safety certificate valid to July 2020.
Accommodation: Good quality teak joinery and veneer panelling in an unusual and ingenious cabin layout, offering six berths in three cabins. Four-seater carpeted dinette with blue cushions. Well-lit by daylight through double-banked side ports and a front-facing window. L-shaped tiled galley with enamel sink. Hot and cold water from 50gal [227l] tank. The galley includes a Flavel double-burner gas hob and cooker and a refrigerator. Hot water is supplied from a calorifier fitted in the engine room. A bar unit faces the well-furnished dinette area. The yacht is fitted with a 240V ring main, shore power socket and cable with 12V electrical power from dueal purpose batteries. The separate heads, forward of the galley are fitted with a h&c shower with new electric pump, a good-sized handbasin and a Jabsco 29120 manual toilet with pump-out holding tank easily re-converted to a sea lavatory system. There is an ingenious double, curtained, sleeping area aft with a separate, twin vee-berth cabin forward.