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Beautiful Wooden Yacht
Fantastic opportunity to own some yachting history.
Designed by Sparkman and Stephens and built by Moodys in 1965, Josephine VII was the last of a number of ocean racers built for Mr Cosby Smallpiece, she was built for the One Ton Cup series held in Sweden in 1965. Considered to be the inspiration for the Swan 36 but with a different keel configuration, she was also Moody’s Boat Show exhibit at the 1966 Earls Court Boat Show.
Designer: Sparkman and Stephens
Length on deck: 35'9"
'Josephine' can be viewed on the Ancasta Sales pontoon in Brighton Marina (50 minutes train/car from Gatwick Airport)
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Planked in top quality Honduras Mahogany, splined in the top sides. Copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers. The heels of many of the timbers were replaced in the recent refit.
Oak backbone with bronze strap floors across the centreline, removed and refastened in the refit.
External lead ballast keel with bronze keel bolts. An original bronze shoe is fitted to the lead keel.
Yacht laid teak deck over a marine plywood subdeck. The deck has been painted externally to protect it from the elements.
Varnished toe rail all round with stainless stanchions.
Large self draining cockpit divided across the middle by the main sheet track with a higher sole at the aft end allowing the helmsman to see over the crew. All varnished teak coamings and thwarts.
Varnished teak coachroof coamings with a sheathed plywood coachroof deck and 5 windows per side. Forehatch set in the coachroof deck.
Volvo Penta MD2030 3cyl 30hp marine diesel installed new in 2004. Gearbox and control cables new in 2015.
Single lever control with stainless shaft to a centreline 2 blade fixed bronze propeller gives 6 knots cruising speed.
15 gallon diesel tank under the cockpit sole with fuel level monitor.
35 gallon fresh water tank
2 x 12 volt batteries for domestics and engine starting. Boat re-wired in 2015.
Installed shore power system for battery charging.
Bermudan masthead sloop rig on a keel stepped Proctor aluminium mast from 1990.
Proctor alloy slab reefing boom.
Stainless steel standing rigging new in 2015, to internal stainless chain plates.
ProFurl roller furling headsail system.
Full set of sails including storm and down wind sails, genoa new in 2014. Spray hood and mainsail cover new 2014.
2 x Lewmar 44 3 speed primary sheet winches, 2 x Gibb secondary winches, 2 x Lewmar self tailing winches either side of entrance hatch plus mast winches and main sheet winch.
5 berths including a quarter berth, 2 settee berths and a double in the forward cabin. Over 6' headroom throughout the saloon.
All new upholstery and soft furnishings in 2015.
Steps down over the engine with the galley to port and quarter berth to starboard.
Galley has a Plastimo Neptune 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill new in 2015, single stainless sink with manually pumped fresh water and several storage lockers.
The quarter berth is full length with relatively easy access and has a hanging locker alongside. Drop down chart table over the quarter berth
Half bulkheads through to the saloon with a settee berth either side with lockers and shelves behind. Trotter box at forward end of port berth with storage behind the seat backs. Dropleaf varnished saloon table and a Taylors paraffin cabin heater on the forward bulkhead.
Starboard side door going forward with the heads compartment to port and hanging locker to starboard.
Heads is a Baby Blake manual sea toilet which discharges directly overboard with a porcelain hand basin that folds out above the heads.
Forward cabin has twin V-berths with a middle insert to create a decent size double berth. Anchor locker right in the bows.
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