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"Gold of Ophir" Nab 38,  lying  Spain.


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"GOLD OF OPHIR" is a 1976 NAB 38 long keel ketch, believed to be one of five built during a collaboration between Hallberg Rassey and Nautic-Borcherts of Germany. This one was fitted out by Atlas Marine in Hamble, and is a fully Part One registered vessel. The hull was epoxy treated in Spain by the previous owner. She offers up to eight berths in three cabins.

The Original 65hp General Motors Bedford 4 cylinder diesel engine is still going strong and a new prop shaft, coupling, shaft knife and cutlass bearing were fitted in 2002.

The Stainless Steel rigging was replaced July 2003.

The main cabin has a U shaped settee to port and a long settee berth to starboard.  Access to the aft cabin is by passage, aft of the navigation table. She has a large aft cabin with one single and one cosy double berth. It has an en-suite toilet and shower cubicle. The fore cabin has the usual vee-berths and it own heads with a new electric toilet and wash room  - separated from the saloon by a sliding door. 

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Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  38ft 4ins 11.75m
Waterline Length  31ft 2ins 9.5m
Beam  11ft 6ins 3.5m
Draft  5ft 1.5m
Displacement  7.5tons
Ballast 3 tons
Registered Tonnage 13.44tons

She is in commission, on her way from Spain towards France ready to be shipped back to the UK Shortly.

This is a heavily built, sea-kindly, robust motor-sailer, with covered centre cockpit. She is no slouch in a sailing breeze. The present owners find the format surprisingly well suited to Mediterranean cruising, with plenty of shade as well as sunbathing areas, although the design is clearly for northern climes.

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She has a new Vetus bow thruster, hydraulic steering, and Autohelm 7000 autopilot. Also Radar, GPS, Depth, Log and wind instruments by Autohelm/Raytheon, Navtex Pro. receiver, VHF radio, Eberspacher heating for the cool Med winter evenings, Lofrans electric anchor winch, Bruce-pattern anchor with 40m of new Lofrans calibrated chain. 


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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996   

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