For sale is my 18ft Seafarer 18 fishing/day boat – (actual
model believed to be ‘Seafarer 535 Pilot Boat’)
Build date believed to be 1980.
The boat would benefit from a bit of love and attention but
is ready to use right now as is.
Inboard Petter mini twin 14hp diesel engine (model AC2W) –
electric start, or comes with crank handle for emergencies. Engine is very frugal and uses around 1 litre
of fuel per hour. I have copies of the engine user/operation manual and service
manual on PDF that I will supply to the new owner.
Boat has 4 rod holders, auxiliary bracket, boarding ladder,
manual bilge pump, anchor and chain. Previous owner had a new fore hatch made
to replace the previous wooden one.
There are navigation lights fitted but they need rewiring,
as does the roof light and horn. The electrics are powered by twin batteries
via a proper changeover switch. The batteries are charged by the alternator on
the engine when it is running.
The boat could do with a good clean and the hull wants a
pressure wash to get the weeds off. Deck and upper hull wise, there are a few
places where the paint is getting thin and could do with another coat at some
Accomodation wise, there are two berths in the cabin which
are roomy enough to sleep on.
I bought the boat last summer to do a bit of fishing, and I
motored her without any problem from her previous mooring in the Ashlet Creek
(Fawley/Southampton Water area) back to my home mooring in Christchurch (six
hour journey). Because I work away, I have hardly used her since and I will
have little chance to do so any time soon, so I would prefer she goes to
someone who will take her out! Boat is currently in the water near
Hopefully the photos show her in her full glory but I can
take more photos and send if required. I also have a video of the engine
running I can send to anyone interested. Second to last photo shows the only
fault I am aware of – the plywood door to the rear fuel tank location has
warped a bit in one corner(previous owner left it open in the sun!) – either needs
replacing (using original as a template) or the existing fixed (think it might
be able to be ‘steamed’ flat in a suitable press. Still closes and secures
using one latch rather than the two it has. The little wooden ladder shown in
the photos is not included in the sale. The metal boarding ladder at the back
Final photo is a reference photo which shows the underside
of the hull of a dark blue version of this model boat (not my actual boat which is green
and white!) – photo is of another one that I saw for sale last year at £3,000) –
this to show the underside and the bilge keels design.
I do have a canvas cover which you can see in some of the pictures. Currently
off the boat as it needs new plastic windows in the side panels and the rear
needs the hem doing. Your welcome to have it, it works fine particularly in
keeping the rain water out in winter.
Happy to take interested parties out on a test run. Boat is moored in
Tuckton – nearest train station Christchurch (I can collect you) or coach
Depending on intentions of new owner:
could be motored back to new home by new owner (within reason of course – I brought
her back from Fawley on a 6 hour trip),
there are some slipways quite close by where boat could be brought up onto a
trailer (Note: the boat did not come
with a trailer when I bought it, so is sold without one).
new owner is local, there is a possibility the existing mooring could be taken
over by new owner but I would have to confirm first with local authority
(current mooring fee is c £850pa)
I can help
organise delivery (at buyers cost) – there are a couple of local boat
transporters around here I could get quotes from.
Any questions, please ask and I’ll
do my best to answer.
Current Price: £102.00
This Seafarer 18 Fishing Boat. Inboard Diesel. Usable Immediately. boat is located in Bournemouth, BH6 5ND and is being sold on eBay by earthvisitor.