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Motor Sailer Ketch, Springbok, Lying  Essex

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Sails and Deck Gear
Wheel House


Springbok, is a Classic Motor Sailer Ketch,  built by J. McCaughey Boatbuilders, Wick, Scotland in 1973. She has a long shallow keel.  Her lines and construction are similar to those of a Scottish Motor Fishing Vessel (MFV) believed to be Larch and Iroko on Oak. She has laid pine decks, her superstructure was professionally rebuilt 10-15 years ago - believed Mahogany and marine ply.

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall 
(Mizzen boom raised)
31ft 6ins 9.6m
Length on Deck  31ft 9.44m
Waterline Length  27ft7ins 8.41m
Beam  11ft  3.04
Draft  4ft 1.21m
Displacement  10 tons


Large open plan saloon forward with settee berths either side
Enclosed heads to starboard
Hanging locker to port
In the wheelhouse the helm and chart table is to starboard and the full length galley to port.

Rig, Sails and Spars

Timber spars
Stainless steel and Galvanised standing rigging.
Genoa on hanks
Mainsail  - roller reefing around boom
Mizzen - (2006)

Deck Equipment


35lbs Genuine CQR anchor 15 fathom chain
SL Seatiger manual anchor windlass


Chromed Bell
Cockpit tent

Chromed Boat hook
Anchor ball
Motor sailing cone

General Equipment

Clock, Barometer, Thermometer and Hygrometer


2 x Oil lamps
Sestrel steering compass with light
2 hob stove with grill and oven

Gas bottles in self-draining locker in cockpit
12 Volt Refrigerator with ice box


85hp Volvo Penta MD40  naturally aspirated six-cylinder diesel engine.
Borg Warner velvet drive gearbox 
Conventional shaft drive with remote greaser to 3-bladed bronze propeller  


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Water - stainless steel approx 40 gallons
Diesel - twin tanks approx 75 gallon each
Diesel tanks fitted with hatches and cleaned 2009

Electrics / Electronics

3 x 12Volt batteries
1 starting 2 General service 

Solar panel
Shore power installation 
2 x Battery chargers


Garmin GPS128
Nasa AIS radar (2007)


Raytheon R20 Raster Scan radar
Lowrance Globalmap  3500C GPS Chartplotter (2007)

Seafarer Voyager Speedo / log
Seafarer Voyager Depth


Cobra marine DSC VHF Radio telephone (2007)
Silvercrest FM radio with CD/MP3/CD/R-RW player 
Navigation Lights
Interior lights
Chart table light
Anchor light

Safety Gear


Electric Horn
2 x Lifebelts
Boarding ladder
Radar reflector


2 x Fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
First aid kit
Manual bilge pump
Automatic electric bilge pump


Previous Bill of sale
Owners Manual
Equipment manuals

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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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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.