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1962 Robert Clark 43
This Robert Clark 43 is offered after a substantial re-fit, more information and images of which will follow. She boasts an impressive pedigree of blue-sea cruising in and across the Atlantic. Sadly, following an unfortunate accident, due to ongoing health issues her current owner must now sell. She is view-able on the hard before launch 1st April and on a sales berth thereafter.
Please call our Kent – Chatham Office+44 (0)1634 571605 for further information or to arrange a viewing.
The accommodation offers six berths in two cabins, marine heads with shower. Galley equipped with a two-burner gas hob with grill and oven, two sinks, manual and pressurised water system, plus a cool box. Blue upholstery throughout, heated via a Refleks heating system. 6’3” saloon headroom, Radio/CD player.
Rigged as a masthead Bermudian sloop, anodised aluminium deck stepped mast and boom by Sailspar (2006), stainless steel standing rigging (2012), slab reefing mainsail 3 reefs with lazyjacks, furling headsail by Bartels.
4 x Sheet winches (self-tailing)
2 x Halyard winches
1 x Mainsail (2017 good condition)
1 x Headsail (2017 good condition)
1 x Cruising chute (lightweight)
The Robert Clark is powered via a single Bukh DV36 ME 3 cylinder, 35hp diesel engine with direct cooling (last serviced July 2021) shaft drive to a 3 bladed fixed propellor, inboard shaft bearing replace Feb 2022, single lever morse control.
3 x 12-volt batteries, engine, domestic, and anchor winch, charging from the engine alternator, shore power connection with 240-volt ring main, and 12-volt battery charger.
Bermuda sloop rig configuration, which is of substantial section, keel stepped and in fine condition. Her sail wardrobe is mainsail, No. 1 genoa and a light asymmetric, all-in good condition. Her auxiliary drive is a Bukh DV36 ME 35 HP diesel engine, overhauled including new impeller, new diesel filters, diesel fuel flush, strain, re-fill, bleed, and re-commission for the sail home to Dover. She has 6 berths, galley, heads, and a good level of wet and dry storage. Her purchase in 2021 was made after a professional survey and sea trials. There being no survey items reported to affect her immediate seaworthiness she set sail from Edinburgh in July 2021. Arriving at Dover the programme of overhaul, renewal and making ready for the 2022 season commenced in August 2021 and is now largely complete bar completion of the boot top and anti-foul paints, final “dressing” and re-launch. Her structure, hull, rig, auxiliary drive, and all elements below the waterline have been returned to a blue-water sea-worthiness condition for the 2022 season. A full schedule of works carried out can be made available to a successful “Buyer” via a Shipwright Report. Cost of the works are now more than £20,000. Copies of a Pre-Purchase Survey and Sea Trial from the current Owner’s purchase can be made available to the successful “Buyer” to be read in accordance with the terms of sale. A 2021 survey report is available on request.
Built in 1962 by Berthon of Lymington (original builder’s plans are reportedly held there), “Doris” was designed by Robert Clark as a Cruiser/Racer, intending to develop a new racing class at that time. Berthon’s built 4 No. Robert Clark 43’s that year. She boasts an impressive pedigree of blue-sea cruising in and across the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, Round-Britain and Scandinavian waters during previous owner’s tenures spanning several decades. She is in oak and pitch pine carvel, with a graceful long keel.
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