The Thames Bawley is a typical Maruice Griffiths design with moderate draft, long keel and heavy displacement, ideal for exploring the shallow waters of the East Coast and beyond. This excellent example was built to a high standard and well maintained since. She has a deep, safe cockpit and easily handled rig and a traditional feel and ambience sadly lost in modern yacht design. A delightful craft, well worth a look. Viewing by appointment only through our Suffolk Office - Click here to reveal phone number -
The accommodation offers four berths in two cabins. In the forecabin, V berth with stowage under. Opening hatch to deck. Separate heads compartment to port with Blakes marine toilet and washbasin. Hanging locker opposite. In saloon, two settee berths. Saloon table with drop leaves. Taylor's paraffin cabin heater. Galley aft with two burner gas hob with grill to port and stainless steel sink/drainer opposite. Manually pumped water supply.
Located under the companionway, Perkins three cylinder 29hp diesel engine. The engine is a re-conditioned 2005 unit installed in 2021. Electric start. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive to three bladed propeller. Stainless steel fuel tank.
3 x 12 volt batteries in two banks Alternator charging
Spars & Sails
Bermudan cutter rigged. Varnished Spruce mast, boom and bowsprit. Mast stepped in tabernacle. Stainless steel standing rigging, 2005. Terylene running rigging, 2020. Roller reefing mainsail. Headsail furler. Two sheet winches. Two halyard winches. Mainsail Staysail (hank-on) Furling Jib
Anchor with chain Manual anchor windlass Kedge anchor Mainsail cover Cockpit awning Boarding ladder Various warps and fenders
Steering compass Depth
Two fire extinguishers
Built in 1965 to a design by Maurice Griffiths. Carvel Mahogany planking on steamed Oak frames. Full width superstructure with varnished sheerstrake. Non-slip painted deck. Long keel with external ballast. Aft cockpit. Keel hung rudder. Tiller steering. SInce 2011 much refurbishment has been done with new beam shelves and deck.
The present owner has had the boat for 10 years, based on the East Coast and has enjoyed local cruising. He is only selling as he is moving away from the area. A previous owner cruised to the Baltic.
The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part. General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs. Read more