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"Yseult", 46ft Pilot Cutter Lying  Isle of Wight

Sails and Deck Gear
Nav Station
Aft Cabins


St Malo Pilot Cutter, Yseult - by Martin Heard, Gaffers and Luggers

Yseult is a 46ft Gaff Cutter built in GRP in 2000 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. 

Hull is GRP, 2.5ins bilge decreasing to 1.5ins at the bulwarks. Decks are Aformosia on GRP on marine ply (2 1/8 ins) supported by rim shelf and Iroko beams (5 ins high 3ins wide) at 2ft intervals. Her is keel is lead shot encapsulated in GRP. She has Afrormosia laid decks on GRP and marine ply on Iroko beams. Her superstructure is of Iroko and Teak. 

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  59ft 10ins 18.24m
Length on Deck  46ft 3ins 14.1m
Waterline Length  36ft 1in 11m
Beam  13ft 9ins 4.2m
Draft  8ft 10ins 2.7m
Sail Area 1900 sq ft 176.5sq m
Air Draft 60ft 18.3m
Gross Tonnage 25.71
Ballast 9 tons (keel) + 2 tons


Three berths in the forecabin
two berth starboard side in the main saloon 
two double berth aft cabins
The heads is to starboard
The navigation table and Galley to port.

Rig, Sails and Spars

Gaff Cutter rig
Columbian Pine spars
Keel stepped mast
Stainless steel standing rigging
Poly hemp running rigging

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Mainsail - SKB Sails, Falmouth 
Jib - SKB Sails, Falmouth 
Staysail - SKB Sails, Falmouth 
Topsail - SKB Sails, Falmouth 
All sails serviced, washed and stored at the end of each season
Slab reefing in the mainsail
Wykham Martin Furling on jib
Reefing points on the staysail
All blocks and running rigging removed each winter and rotated / replaced as necessary

Deck Equipment

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28kg bower anchor on 65m 1/2in chain
20kg Kedge anchor on 4m 14mm chain and 60m anchor plait warp.
60m towing line
mooring warps
Four winches in the cockpit for main and staysail
two winches midships for the jib
two winches on the mast for the slab reefing
Antal 841 electric winch for throat halyard

General Equipment

Pressurised Hot and cold water
Immersion heater
24Volt refrigerator
Gimballed Force 4 gas stove

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Gas bottle storage drains overboard
Pots, pans, cutlery included
Electric WC

Engine and Machinery

Yanmar 4JH2 DTB rating 65/65Kw aprox. 80hp
Mastervolt Whisper 6000 Generator 


Fuel 400ltrs (approx)
Grey Water Holding tank
Black Water Holding tank

Electrics / Electronics

The boat system is 24 volt, primarily to reduce the cable size on the long runs , there are invertors in place to reduce to 12 where appropriate. 
There is also a 240 volt circuit
There are 4 twelve Volt batteries for the service sector 
2, 12 Volt batteries for the main engine start and the separate generator start. 
Two alternators on the main engine one charging the 12 volt starter batteries and the second charging the service batteries for the 24volt system..
Mastervolt  control charger, 
Mastervolt inverter 
Mastervolt shore power installation
The generator or the shore power charge the batteries and supply power to the water heater.
The remote control panel shows power supplied, battery Voltage and Amps in use. Lights indicate which services are in use. 
The switching between the charging systems is automatic with the generator taking priority.
There are 240 volt ac sockets in the fo'cs'le, main saloon and two aft cabins.
Step down from 24 to 12volt is for the instrumentation, with the exception of the Radar and the automatic pilot. 
Instrumentation is Simrad with the exception of the GPS. 
The motor for the automatic pilot is 24 volt Mamba driving Whitlock mechanism controlled by Simrad Robertson self steering. #
The engine instrumentation is 12volt.
The lighting circuit is 24 both domestic and navigation. 
Both anchor windlass and the forward electric winch are 24volt 
Emergency link  in case either the main engine start or generator batteries are flat. 
The switchboard on the main panel provides the control to all other areas, lighting water heating, water pressure, electric W.C. etc..
Radio Cassette unit
Echo sounder
Wind speed / direction indicator
Robertson Autopilot 
VHF Radio telephone
Navigation lights
Interior lights

Safety Gear

Liferaft -(on hire)
Lifebelts with lights and drogues
Jack stays
Boarding ladder
Radar reflector
3 x Fire extinguishers (all in date)
Flares (all in date)
Fire blanket
Gas alarm
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Emergency tiller
Bolt cutters ( rigging)

Shore Gear

Inflatable dinghy
Outboard for dinghy

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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.