I purchased Deneb K with a long term view of someday setting sail and wanted a go-anywhere boat, that was manageable for a modest crew and easy to maintain anywhere I found myself.
Bought ashore with few working systems, I set about comprehensively preparing her to sustain me as a home, and the sailing boat I desired. I treated her as a blank canvas, and an opportunity to realise what I wanted from a boat. Every new part, from the tanks to the electrics, the sail plan to the engine I enjoyed working through to details to arrive at the right solution for each. I have a depth of experience in boat building, composites and engineering generally, so was able to turn my hand to each area as a challenge, often designing and fabricating unique parts as the best solution for a boat first launches in the 1930s.
She boasts modern flourishes where they are a boon, such as the carbon spars and period-correct features where it was very much spot on the first time – but each of the period parts have been checked over and refurbished as required. You could set sail in her tomorrow, and have some enjoyment – what I feel she needs is a new owner keen to take her to the next level of her journey. If you have the time to sand, paint and fettle Deneb K is the perfect boat to give you much joy, reward and satisfaction in owning and sailing something special, unique and very much you own. She will be missed, and I would love to see how she progresses in the coming seasons, and if you need any advice or have questions down the line I’ll be happy to help within the limits of my current hectic schedule, and pass on any designs and ideas to take her further if you wish! Thank you for reading and I look forward to welcoming you aboard for a viewing!
A new Beta 35 4 cylinder diesel engine has been installed, including new shaft, stern gear, 3 bladed propeller and all ancillaries. 80l stainless steel fuel tank The engine has run for a total of 82.4 hours at the time of writing.
Carvel construction, with 1?” larch planking on oak frames. Every third frame is a substantial grown frame bolted to a grown oak keel floor. Intermediate frames are steamed oak. Fastening into the grown frames are galvanised iron square nails, into the steamed frames fastenings are copper nails and roves.
All frames and floors are believed to be original, with the exception of one keel floor in the region of the engine which has been replaced in laminated ash, and four steamed frames in this area which have been sistered at the turn of the bilge.
The main deck is constructed of 19mm marine ply, supported on oak beams and sheathed with epoxy/glass fibre, finished with Kiwi Deck non-slip paint. The coach roof consists of elm sides with a softwood T&G deck, again sheathed in epoxy/glass. Upright parts painted with International 2 pack.
The cockpit has been fully rebuilt in 18mm marine ply, new oak beams to the bridge deck, and composite locker lids.
Deck hardware by Lewmar, including 2 #16 self-tailing primary winches. Stainless steel stanchion and guard wires, stanchion bases supporting Iroko Toe rail. Lofrans Royal Manual windlass, 50m calibrated 10mm chain, CQR & Fisherman Anchors.
Constructed of solid laminated Douglas fir in 1989. Stepped in galvanised steel tabernacle. All fittings in galvanised steel, re-galvanised painted with gloss white 2 pack. All standing rigging is stainless steel, adjusted with bronze rigging screws.
Boom & gaff also solid laminated Douglas fir (1989) Boom fitted with bronze roller reefing gooseneck not used due to slab reefing mainsail.
All blocks by Lewmar, Spinlock clutches for headsail halyards, Anderson #10 self-tailing halyard winch. all halyards in polyester braid on braid.
Bowsprit of solid laminate Douglas Fir new in 2016
Tubular aluminium mast, all fittings in stainless steel or carbon fibre, standing rigging stainless steel adjusted with bronze bottle screws.
Solid Douglas Fir Boom with bronze fittings, Carbon fibre gaff. Lewmar blocks, polyester braid on braid halyards.
Newly built 1 piece carbon fibre composite rudder with carved oak tiller
2 Wire luff flying jibs – old but serviceable
2 hank on staysails – old but serviceable
1 Asymmetric spinnaker – used but serviceable
2 storm jibs – old but little used
1 mainsail, substantially re-cut to fit altered sail plan, 3 slab reefing points – serviceable
1 main topsail – new 2017
1 Mizzen, new 2015
1 mizzen topsail, new 2017
Pressurised hot & cold water system, supplied from 3 stainless steel tanks total capacity 300l. Hot water from stainless steel calorifier with mains immersion heater and engine coolant coil. Hot & cold mixer tap in galley & heads
12v & 240v wiring using Anchor marine tinned copper cabling. Switch panel at chart table with DSC VHF, Garmin GPS, Raymarine ST40 Speed & Depth, Bluetooth Radio, Battery monitor and water tank level gauge.
Shipmate paraffin cooker, 3 rings & oven, fully rebuilt using Taylors compatible parts
Lavac Manual heads in separate heads compartment, sink with hot & cold pressure water, shower rose and shower tray.
Interior joinery in oak & marine ply. Paint and varnish in need of renewal. Quaterberth only partially rebuilt following engine installation
Currently lying to a swinging mooring in Emsworth reach, Chichester harbour. Mooring & harbour dues paid until the end of March 2020
Deneb K’s current tender is an 11′ Dory with a 25hp 2 stroke outboard. Kept ashore on a road trailer, this could be available to the purchaser by separate negotiation.
Current Price: £19950.00
This 37′ Double Ended Gaff Ketch Sailing Yacht boat is located in Emsworth, and is being sold on eBay by seasolutions.