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    Birchwood - 33 GT for sale

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    This very sought after, spacious aft cabin cruiser,, is a very good example. It has retained many original features whilst much has been spent on meaningful additions. Having cruised widely around our coastline with its current owner it has proven to be very capable and reliable. Originally fitted with twin 90hp reconditioned diesels. Re-engined in 1990 with new twin 90 hp diesels, upgraded to Twin 140 hp turbocharged diesels in 1996 by Mermaid Marine giving 14 1/2 knot cruising 20 knots maximum speed.

    General Build Details
    Torianas is a twin screw, centre cockpit, motor cruiser based on the Birchwood 33 GT, and powered by two Mermaid Marine 4 cylinder 140hp turbocharged engines and handed propellers. The Birchwood hull (33ft x 11.5ft) was purchased in 1976 and fitted out by the owner, a Chartered Engineer and Yachtmaster, and launched in 1980.
    Having had previous boating experience, a design requirement was “no outside varnish and no canvas hoods around the cockpit”. The consequence of which makes Torianas, possibly, the only fully enclosed cockpit version of the Birchwood 33 GT marque.
    An Information Manual is available which describes the boat in detail, and includes copies of the current BSS Certificate (ends April 2018) and a Surveyor’s Report dated March 2016, conducted when out of the water. The latter contains two negative references which have addressed.
    The Information Manual outlines the arrangement of the important elements, with notes on operation and maintenance under the following headings.
    Engines - Fuel system - Water system - Sewage system -Bilge Pumps and Draining the Water System - Electrical system - Gas system - Electronic Attachments and Oddities
    Construction notes - BSS Certificate - Marine Survey - March 2016
    The interior layout was based on Birchwood literature available at the time, with minor dimensional changes, and provides the following spaces. FORWARD CABIN Two steps down from cockpit. Storage space under steps. PORT SIDE Galley Space.Gas Stove with two Hobs, Oven and Grill. Sink/Drainer with Hot/Cold/Domestic water taps and a Drinking water tap, with Cupboard underneath. Cupboard above Stove/Sink/Drainer with Switch panel for water pumps and inbuilt Ventilation Fan. Workspace and Cupboard to Port, and Cupboard at rear of Galley under aft Dinette seat.
    Dining Space. Raised Dinette, seating four, with Storage Drawer below and Drinks Cupboard to Port. 12v Compressor Refrigerator under forward Dinette seat. STARBOARD SIDE Toilet Space. Toilet with manual pump.Vanity Sink unit with Hot/Cold taps, and cupboards under.Flexible Shower Head. Shower water drains to the central bilge to be pumped overboard by the Central bilge pump.Small Radiator.
    Utility Space, Short Wardrobe with shelf space at top and Central heating control mounted on starboard side.Three to four “settee” seating. Three lockers under. Small shelf above and three lockers further above.
    Sleeping Space. Two berths to the bow, forward of two open bulkheads.Two lockers and the Domestic water tank under the berths.Curved shelving above the berths to the bow.- Open locker space for Sony Radio/CD player, and odds and ends, on starboard side, and for books on the port side.A hinged mirrored hatch provides access to the Chain Locker at the front of the sleeping space. AFT CABIN Two steps down from cockpit. Storage space under steps. STARBOARD SIDE Full length Wardrobe on which is mounted two lights and the Eberpacher Hot water heater control.Double bed, with Shelf space on the port side of bed, and two drawers I side wall.Under the bed is housed a Fuel Tank, Eberspacher Air and Water Heaters and the Calorifier. PORT SIDE Toilet including a Sterling 12v-40a Shore Power Battery Charger. Mini locker/seat.Vanity Sink unit with Hot/Cold taps, with storage space under.
    CENTRE COCKPIT Entry via port and stbd sliding doors.Step/seating below doors. Locker space under all seats.Single seat in front of Control console on Starboard side.
    Removable double seat Starboard side against forward vertical Chart Locker. This seat may be replaced with an available single seat for sea work.
    Lockers are built into the Cockpit side walls with access to:Electrical connectors and fuses on both sides. Hatch only.Fuel Feed Shut Off Valves. Identified by BSS labels.
    Gas Bottles for Galley Stove on Port side.Locker space on opposite side. Currently used for spare gas cylinders. With all seats in place, the central walkway floor boards, and two near the exit doors, can be lifted to give access to parts of the engine compartment.
    The floorboard nearest the forward cabin steps gives access to the main Battery Switches, identified by BSS labels. Also the Sewage and Central Bilge pump switches and valves.
    Removing all four central floorboards provides access to the five 12v Batteries. The rear floorboard also gives easy access to the grease nipples through which the propeller shafts are lubricated.
    The fixed seats in the cockpit are held in place by nuts and bolts which can easily be removed to clear the Cockpit, allowing all the flooring to be removed. Additionally, two lateral beams can also be removed if the engine water filters are unscrewed from the beams, thus improving access to the sides of each engine.
    A large removable section of the roof contains an openable glass Houndini hatch. The removable section was added to replace the engines. To facilitate this removal the boarded ceiling panels are easily unscrewed.
    Engines and fuel Systems
    The original second hand Ford engines (90hp) were replaced in 1990 with new Fords from CT Marine with the same specification and footprint, and Engine hours (2976) are linked to this date. In 1996 these engines were removed to be upgraded by adding Turbochargers by Mermaid Marine, raising the power to 140hp. New propellers were fitted to provide maximum power at maximum throttle at 2600 rpm. Torianas then planed at 12kts, and produced a speed of 20kts assisted by Trim Tabs. However, these engines should only be run continuously at 10% down from max rpm, ie 2340rpm. At this setting a speed of 14.5kts was achieved, again assisted by the Trim Tabs. Four Fuel tanks are provided, all interconnected and valved and can be filled from one inlet on deck, although three are provided. The engines are fed from the Cockpit tanks (35gals each) and the Eberspacher Air and Water Heaters from the 45 gal tank under the bed in the aft cabin. The port aft tank is also 45 gals.
    Water & Sewage Systems
    Two water tanks are provided. The “Domestic” tank (approx. 120 gals) was built into the hull as the Birchwood standard. This tank supports the main hot and cold water system. The “Drinking water” tank (approx.. 30 gals), with extra filtration, supports a small tap in the Galley sink for cooking and tea making. Separate inlets are fitted on deck. Two hand operated toilets are provided. Each is connected to small sewage tanks under the cockpit floor. The outputs of these are connected to a manual Y valve whose output is connected to the input of a macerator pump. The output of this pump is connected to the input of the main sewage tank built into the Forward Cabin bilge. An on deck outlet is provided to support sewage removal in a marina, and a manual pump is also fitted to support dumping the sewage overboard via a sea cock when at sea.
    Electrical & Gas Systems
    Four 12v maintenance free batteries, approx. 120 ah each, are housed in a box under the cockpit floor. A fifth has been added to parallel Battery 1 to support the 12v compressor refrigerator and is boxed adjacent to the former. The engine Alternators connect to the batteries using the twin diode system. 12v switched sockets are fitted in all areas for appliance use. Wiring diagrams are available to show the distribution of power to all services. 240v ac can be available via a shore powered connector and 13a switched sockets are placed in various places in the boat. A Sterling 12v 40a battery charger is fitted in the aft cabin toilet, hard wired to the 240v source and to batteries 1/5 and 4. Gas Services.Two steel boxes with lids are fitted in a hatched space on either side of the Cockpit. Each can hold two 4.5kg Calor gas cylinders. Now, only one cylinder is required to support the gas stove on the Stbd side, and the boxes house spares.
    Radio Telephone
    Echo Depth Sounder
    NASA “Target” Speed Log
    Philips GPS
    Free View TV antennae with power amplifier
    Portable Free View TV/DVD player
    Sony “Car” FM Radio/CD player
    Galley Exhaust Fan
    Trim Tabs Deck Fittings. Bow and Stern rails,
    Gunnel protection,
    Mooring Cleats and Fairleads,
    Stern Ladder,
    Stanchions topped with SS tubing, with intermediate Plastic covered wire,
    Anchor and Winch with Chain Guide, Cabin & Cockpit Roof Rails,
    Houndini Hatches on Cockpit Roof and Forward Deck,
    Air Vents over Toilet areas,
    TV, RT, and GPS antennaes on Cockpit roof.
    Water and Diesel Filling inlets,
    Sewage “pump out” outlet.
    Flag pole and Socket at stern,
    Socket for Radar reflecter and Flag mast on Cockpit Roof.
    Mini Flag mast at Bow.
    Davits were fitted but later removed, and are available with mounting Bolts.
    Navigation lights.
    Whilst every care has been taken in there preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A perspective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate to have the vessel fully surveyed, inspected and sea or river trailed depending on location of the boat
    For detailed information & viewing of this boat contact the brokers at Tingdene Boat Sales Thames & Kennet Marina Guy Girling or Andy Robertson Telephone +44 (0) - Phone number removed - - Mobile & After Hours +44 (0) - Phone number removed - Email guy. - Email address removed - If you are visiting the Marina, please enter RG4 9RA in your Sat Nav - Open 7 Days a week!
    £ 24,995
    Category:Motor Boats
    Sales status:Sold
    Model:33 GT
    Mooring Country:United Kingdom
    Year built:1980
    Length:10 m/33 ft
    Width:3.98 m/13 ft
    KW:280.0 hp
    No. of cabins2No. of berths2
    WC & bathrooms2Max Draft1.1 meters
    Model2720 turboModel Year1996
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