Built in 1903 in Brightlingsea, Essex, Nepenthe is a 116 year old classic wooden yacht. She benefits from considerable charm, a recent engine replacement and easily handed rig suitable for single handed sailing. She is much loved but unfortunately a new boat means I have to offer her for sale.
.well maintained over the years and in good condition, antifouled 2018. Would benefit from a repaint and some light repairs.
.long keel with recently replaced keel bolts
. sleeps 6, double berth in forepeak, dinette converts to double bed, two quarter berths.
. galley runs full length of saloon area including sink, 12v fridge and two burner gas oven and grill.
. Heads compartment with electric sea toilet.
. 6’ headroom in main saloon
. functional upholstery but looking dated now
.Beta 43hp engine fitted in 2012, recently serviced with all new filters, oil change, new alternator, belt, starter motor and wasting anode.
. 40 gallon fuel capacity
.Bermudan rigged with roller furling foresail and in boom furling main.
.Spinnaker and pole
. Nepenthe is a powerful boat with a good turn of speed, her weight and long keel make her stable and reassuring in heavy weather. She has been extensively cruised along the south coast and across the Channel.
.Standing rigging has been replaced on an as and when basis and is in good condition
.Running rigging is in good condition
. two helm stations, one sheltered under a solid wooden dodger, the other in the aft cockpit
. two cockpit lockers, one containing gas locker
. all lines lead back to the cockpit allowing for simple short handed sailing
. spray dodgers in some photos recently removed due to poor condition
. 12v electric system is functional but will benefit from a rewire.
. two leisure and one engine start battery
. small solar panel keeps engine battery topped up
. two electric bilge pumps
. electric lighting throughout
. Anchor with electric windlass
. Spare anchor
. Boat hook
. Raymarine log
. Raymarine depth gauge
. Garmin Gps
. VHF radio
. large fenders in fair condition
. Inventory of hand tools
. Two manual winches
. One electric windlass
. One self tailing, electric winch
. Navigation + anchor lights
. Two electric and one manual bilge pumps
.2013 survey is available, the main recommendation from that was for the keel bolts to be replaced, this has been done to a high standard with new stainless steel bolts.
Currently on a swinging mooring in Portland, Dorset. Nepenthe is a lovely example of a classic wooden yacht, she is in sail away condition however, as you would expect from a yacht of this age she is not in perfect condition and will benefit from some sprucing up to bring her back to her former glory. I will be very sad to see her go but the purchase of a new boat means I have to offer her for sale.
Boat is advertised elsewhere so I reserve the right to end the sale early.
Please note: the spray dodgers shown in some photos have been removed due to being tatty.
Current Price: £6700.00
This 43’ Classic Yacht 1903 boat is located in Yeovil, BA228HT and is being sold on eBay by 2010danjouan84.