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Venture, Morecambe Bay Prawner (Nobby) Lying  Isle of Wight

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Venture is a Morecambe Bay Prawner believed built around 1900, carvel, Pitch Pine on Oak. She has a traditional long iron keel. 

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  46ft 14.02m
Length on Deck  36ft 2ins 11m
Waterline Length  30ft 5ins 9.27m
Beam  10ft 9ins 3.28m
Draft  5ft 3ins 1.6m
Displacement  10 tons

Rig, Sails and Spars

Gaff cutter rig
Timber spars
Galvanised steel standing rigging
Tan mainsail - Very good condition
Genoa - good
Jib - good
Staysail -  good
Cruising chute - good
Storm jib - old 

Deck Equipment

35lb CQR bower anchor on 30m chain + 30m warp
25lb Fisherman's kedge anchor on 5m chain and 30m warp
Lofrans Airon 1000W electric anchor winch


Sestrel Moore steering compass -  With Pelorus attachment!!!!!
Deck mop
Boat hooks
Ensign / staff
Anchor ball
Motor sailing cone
Oil navigation lights

General Equipment

Hunter Hawke Solid (multi) fuel stove
Jabsco Compact sea toilet
Clock (needs attention)
Pressurised hot and cold water 
Water heated by engine and  immersion heater (shore power). 
Gimballed Smev gas stove with 2 hobs, grill and oven - inc. flame failure safety device
Gas storage drains overboard.
Pots, pans and cutlery included


BMC 1500 35hp Diesel rebuilt Dec 2006
Triple belt drive to wing shaft / Radice folding 2-blade propeller


Water - Plastimo Flexible - 150l
Diesel Vetus plastic - 88l

Electrics / Electronics

90AH 12 Volt engine start battery
2 x 109AH 12 Volt general service batteries 
1 x 109AH 12Volt Battery for anchor windlass
2 x 30watt Solar panels
Shore power installation

Silva 515 DSC VHF Radio telephone
Autohelm autopilot
Garmin 126 GPS 
Autohelm ST50 Tridata Log / depth / speedo

Electric navigation lights
Interior lights
Chart table light

Safety Gear

Boarding ladder
Firdell Blipper radar reflector
3 x Fire extinguishers
First aid kit
2 x manual bilge pump
1 x electric bilge pump

Shore Gear

Avon Rover 2.5 inflatable dinghy
GRP dinghy
4.5hp Johnson outboard motor

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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Eastern Yachts 
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.