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Marie Claude, 46ft Pilot Cutter  SOLD

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Marie Claude is a 46ft Gaff Cutter built in GRP in 1996 by Martin Heard's Gaffers and Luggers at Mylor Creek near Falmouth. The lines are based on a St Malo Pilot Cutter designed by Francois Lemarchand in 1891. 

Her decks are 1inch Afrormosia Teak over 1 inch marine ply. Hatches and skylights are Teak.

She has a long keel with internal iron ballast encapsulated in GRP

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  61ft 18m
Length on Deck  46ft 14.0m
Waterline length 39ft 4ins 12m
Beam  13ft 6ins 4.1m
Draft  8ft 2.4m
Air draft 72ft 23m
Total Sail Area 1776sqft 165 sqm
Displacement  24 Tons

Rig, Sails and Spars

Gaff Cutter rig
Timber spars (New mast after shipyard accident ~1999)
Retractable bowsprit
Stainless steel standing rigging 
Fully battened Mainsail - 3 reefing points - excellent condition
No1 Jib - excellent condition
No2 Jib - excellent condition
Furling gear on jib
Staysail single reef points- excellent condition
Storm Jib - never used
Trysail (loose footed gaff rigged) - excellent condition
Jib winches
Staysail winches
Mainsheet winches - self-tailing (2005)
Colin Frake ask blocks on gaff (2006)
Assortment of spare blocks etc. 

Deck Equipment

Whitlock Mamba mechanical steering wheel 
CQR Bower anchor on 80m chain
Fisherman's Kedge anchor
Lofrans Heavy Duty Electric anchor windlass with capstan
Horizon 135 steering compass (2005)
Deck Mop
Boat hooks
Ensign / Staff
Anchor ball
Motor sailing cone
Anchor light
Cockpit seats
Canvas covers for fore hatch, main companion way and skylights (2)

General Equipment

Gimballed Force 10 Cooker with two hobs, grill and oven (2006)
Pots, pans and cutlery included
Pressurised hot and cold water to galley and heads
Front loading Electrolux Refrigerator - 12Volts, gas and 220Volts a.c.
Immersion heater for hot water
Electric space heating
Blakes Lavac Sea toilet (2006) 
Electric auto pump for waste disposal (from shower and galley) 
Barometer, clock, clinometer thermo/hygrometer

Engine and Machinery

Yanmar 4JH2 DTE93 85hp (61KW) diesel 
Shaft drive to Bronze propeller
Fisher Panda diesel Generator 4.5KVA in soundproofed box 


Diesel - 200litres stainless steel 
Water 200litres stainless steel
Additional water 100litres polethene

Electrics / Electronics

2 banks of 2 x 12Volt main engine batteries 
Separate Generator start battery
Shore power 220Volt ac system with circuit breakers
3-way shore power automatic battery charger (2006)

Navigation lights with display panel indicator
Deck lights on spreaders (2005)


Raytheon 24 mile radar
Shipmate (Simrad) GPS Colour chart plotter


Furuno 1850 Colour chat plotter (2005)

Yeoman Navigator pro  - Interfaced with Furuno plotter


Nasa Weathertext

Raymarine Wind speed / direction indicator

Speedo / Log / Depth
Marine quality AM/FM Radio / CD player with stereo speakers
Lowrance GPS
Integrated speed log and echo sounder

Robertson (Simrad) Auto pilot
Manuals for all equipment 

Safety Gear

405MHz EPIRB (2005)
Plastimo 4e Category 6 person liferaft in container (new 2004, serviced 2005, next service 2009) mounted on stainless steel cradle with auto-release.
2 x lifebuoys with lights
Telescopic Dan buoy
Flares / smoke signals in waterproof container
First aid kit
Firdell radar reflector
4 x Dept. of marine Regulation Fire Extinguishers (2x foam, 2x powder)
Emergency tiller
Heavy duty manual bilge pump
Electric auto/manual bilge pump with bilge water alarm

Shore Gear

Full winter cover
GRP Classic lined dinghy on deck cradle

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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
or email to:
In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their 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 prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and, where appropriate, to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected, sea trialled and opened up.  All Content is copyright - all rights reserved.