23ft. Selway Fisher (Paul Fisher) designed ‘YAMATO BOAT’[Based on Japanese inshore fishing boats – For details, see Selway Fisher website: search Yachts 20′-24′, then scroll down for Yamato…]With twin steel stub bilge keel runners and central long keel/skeg, Maru Maru draws only 1’ 7” (plate up), so takes bottom evenly and sits upright on sand or mud.Constructed in epoxy-covered marine ply – first launched 2006, and always winter dry-stored in yard since then.One owner/builder from new. Surveyed, all ready for adventures!Selling due to increasing age/decreasing mobility of owner (back problems).Galvanised standing rigging on spruce mast stepped in mahogany tabernacle (easily lowered for bridges, canals). Galvanised steel balanced rudder, and two adjustable o/b brackets for main and auxiliary motors (if required).Gear: Several good sails, including main, jibs, reacher; compass, CQR, stove, ropes, fenders + all usual cruising gearOptional outboard motor: Mariner 4 h.p. 4-stroke long shaft, in good conditionOr Mercury 9.9 h.p. Saildrive two-stroke long shaft also in good condition (prices negotiable)This is a versatile, eye-catching and well-designed boat, suitable for many purposes. Lots of stowage, and a snug cuddy cabin for spending nights up secluded shallow creeks. Lockers and cabin are accessed by Lewmar ‘Ocean’ hatches, with fly-screen to keep the midges out at night.“Maru Maru” has proved herself to be a good sea boat, with her easily-driven and stable hull shape (she motors happily for hours at 5 to 6 knots under economical 4 h.p. outboard). She has been extensively cruised up all the East Coast rivers, round Sheppey, to Ramsgate, and even once to Dunkirk.Currently afloat in Limehouse Basin, East London, ‘Maru Maru’ is available for any inspection and all ready for sea. Just sailed 90 miles from Brightlingsea via Sheppey! For video of this, search You Tube with “Maru Maru on passage”.Anxious to sell, so make me any offer!
Current Price: £2500.00
This Sailboat Yacht Fishing Boat Trailer Sailer Weekender 23’ Dayboat Cuddy Cabin boat is located in London, E14 8EG and is being sold on eBay by richard-gardner.