Relisted as I used a brand name to describe the business she was for the past few years of bookable accommodation. Lady Andorina Lloyds ship registered.Builder – Astilleros I.M. UBAM65′ motor sailing Ketch rig 17′ Beam. 22m air draft, 2.67m water draft, 52 Gross tonnesConstruction – Pitch pine under water line planking on oak frame, mahogany top sides and teak decking. Location – Caledonian CanalTwin Vetus 130hp Turbo Diesel engines (Untested), 240v hook up (working and connected to shore power at present). 4000 ltr diesel tanks 2000 ltr water tank. Electric hot water system (untested) which we believe also powers the central heating system (Radiators in every room) Pilot house features top of the line electronics back when she was last refitted in early 2000’s. She has twin engine controls, hydraulic steering with autopilot, chartplotter, radar, depth, Joy stick steering control etc All seem to power up when supplied with 24v. Bought recently by ourselves as a liveaboard (and we have spent some time aboard her already) however a recent change in my health has meant we will not be able to carry out the works needed to bring her back to full sailing condition. She has been on the canal for some time and used as a floating bunkhouse and has been on the scottish tourist board register for some time. However due to COVID she has been out of use for a year and during this time has been unloved. Water ingress from the deck and cabin, combined with a lack of heating in a very wet environment (Fort William) etc has damaged the rear cabins and a small location within the kitchen. We have put in place measures to reduce water ingress now which appears to have significantly reduced water ingress. The engines look physically in pretty good condition and were new in around 2004, They now have circa 1500 hours on each. I have checked the oils etc which looks clean, but the filters and ancilleries will need replacing. Namely all filters, etc and the engines should be given a check over really. All the batteries on the boat are completely shot, and need replacement. 2 banks of 2 on the engines and a bank of 4 for the house bank. She is currently powered by a 32a shore power connection on her own pontoon berth on the canal which is very reasonably charged for a vessel of her size. Her sails are present, and look pretty good. Roller furling rig was installed in 2004 and the Genoa was serviced (according to paperwork) Layout5 cabins comprising of:- master cabin with king size bed, lots of storage etc, and a huge hot water tank under the bed! Ensuite heads with good sized proper shower, toilet and sink unit etc. Water damage in here also. 2 family cabins each featuring good sized bunks. 1 cabin has a hand basin in it as well. Very damp at present and will require some work. 1 family head with good sized shower, toilet & hand basin. Moving upstairs into the large salon with seating for 8 and a large folding table, various storage, tv, cupboards etc. Moving back downstairs via another staircase to Galley with electric induction hob, lots of cupboards etc. Washer Drier machine (looks like it wants replaced though I havent tried it) very large freezer unit built into the worktop and a seperate front opening fridge. Both unknown condition. The freezer looks reasonably sound but the fridge has rusted paint externally and thus should be replaced. Hot and cold water tap sink unit etc. Space for a microwave or similar. 2 more cabins with bunks – these are dry and very liveable. Our children have been sleeping in these. With a 2kw electric heater they have been warm even on -5 degree winter nights! There is a small kitchenette style area with sink. Crew heads with manual sea toilet, sink unit with integrated shower. Wet room type construction. Forward of this is the extensive anchor locker with dual 70lb anchors driven off the hydraulic windlass. Moving back aft, there is the engine room which is circa 5m wide x 6m long x 1.7 (ish) high. Pretty huge! This is presently quite cold and damp and needs some TLC. There is surface corrosion on exposed metal but upon a quick rub down with wire brush, most of this was shown to be just surface and will clean and paint quite quickly. There has been some “modifications” to the electrical system which need rectifying. Key thing to resolve in here is the fuel pipework appears to have suffered more than anything and needs complete replacement. It looks like mild steel pipework and is heavily corroded. The tanks feature auto shut off valves and have minimal diesel within them. To replace these lines will not be difficult. There was(is) a Dynavolt 2000 alternator system fitted to the engines to provide 240v ac power when running the engines but this looks like it wont be serviceable. There is a large hydraulic power unit installed on the stbd engine for the windlass. The port engine features an engine driven bilge pump and AC compressor. Air conditioning is plumbed in to every cabin and there are environmental controls throughout. The 10kw vetus generator is in unknown condition. Circa 2000 hours on this unit. All the engines “look” in reasonable condition and will work with a good service etc. This is an assumption only based on my mechanical engineering experience (20 years) The bilge pumps are not currently configured correctly and appear to have been “bodged”. They need sorting out properly. All the components are there and there is a comprehensive setup for water management system onboard. The same is present for the fresh water system with a full manifold setup for hot and cold water systems. There is also an engine driven fire hose pump! (There is an actual firehose with proper fittings in the storage area) should the need every arise! A large Webasto water heater unit is fitted in the lazerette locker but has been disconnected. I think this looks servicable though. All manual winches are free (large!!! very expensive) and are twin speed units. There is an electric winch on the aft deck with the motor in the lazarette. This is heavily corroded and will need stripping and rebuilding. Hull :-Very heavy construction of 2.25′ pitch pine planking, and is generally solid but there are small areas above the waterline that need attention. I have noted that the area adjacent to the pontoon appears to have struck the handrail on the pontoon (Shearing the handrail clean off!). This has created some small localised soft points which need rectification prior to any major sailing journeys. The teak decking on the aft half of the boat looks to be in good condition. The forward half has been painted with some form of rubberised paint but this appears to peel off relatively easily and it will be easy to return it back to its original Glorious teak. The toe capping has been removed on the forward half and needs to be reinstated. Cabin leaks appear to be from several cracks in the paintwork which have not been address when they have occured. These have been temporarily sealed with heavy duty waterproof tape which appears to have address this issue until warm weather arrives. The aft leaks appear to have occured around the entrance to the pilothouse, where there is an area which traps water. Other leaks have occured due to the portlights not being tightly screwed shut when left for COVID, as when tightened, the water leaks around them ceased. An additional water leak has occured on the Lazerette locker where the hatch support has dropped, effectively channelling water into the lazerette. The main structure appears sound (but wet!). The sheet flooring material is extremely soft however and will need removing to be replaced. We have put in support blocks and temporary seals which has significantly reduced water ingress here. The woodwork needs the varnishing sorting out, with the masts definitely needing attention. The Mizzen mast has some ratchet straps around it for the lower few metres which we havent investigated. It looks structurally sound but will likely need some repair work. Teak deck looks to be in good shape, but needing a good clean and sealing. Not the teak oil that has been being applied by the previous owner. She will make a lovely liveaboard sailing vessel for the individual who can give her the attention she needs. We are extremely gutted to have to sell her so soon after buying her but the sudden change in my health has drastically affected my ability to carry out such a project alongside my work commitments. We have 3 other sailing vessels also and the stress of looking after everything is getting a bit much.It will be perfectly acceptable to keep her where she is, with her being almost a landmark for the area. It would be possible to reinstate her as paying accomodation as she was with bunks or perhaps as a much more upmarket proposition with some minor modification. Hot tub on the deck anyone? There are shower and toilet facilities available at the locks. (50m away) and there is very good 4G mobile phone service for internet as well as the Highland wifi service in place. There is parking included with the mooring. We however had intended to put her back to sailing the world, as she has done in the past, being all over the globe. There is extensive paper history with her (Many hundreds of pages) with manuals for her equipment, invoices, logbooks of her journeys, Crew CVs etc as well as lots of old survery information. She has no current survey and there is no facility to lift her where she is at present. To sail her to the nearest yard (Fort William I would suggest) would require the engines to be brought back into service, batteries, some safety systems etc and some initial repairs to her deck / hull above the waterline. All well within the capabilities of a competent DIY’er. The last picture in shown is when she was lifted at the Clyde this was a while ago though. I do not know when this took place. She has a beautiful hull shape and will be a great vessel to get back on the water. She is going to take alot of hard work and love to get back to great condition but will be totally worth it. There is a similar size and equipped vessel for sale in America for $2 million but that is in absolutely pristine condition. She has a boat safety certificate which is still valid until December this year. I am open to sensible offers but please be aware that she is not “ready to sail” hence her very affordable price. She is ideally suited to someone who has the time to live onboard for a while to carry out the initial repairs she needs rather than travel back and forth alot as we do. She could be towed I am sure if you didnt want to get the engines going first but I would want some minor hull woodwork done first. My telephone number is 07964 046532 and I am happy to answer any questions at all.
Current Price: £20000.00
This 65′ Historical Sailing Ketch 5 Cabin Wooden Teak Cruiser Liveaboard Yacht boat is located in Lochmaben, DG11*** and is being sold on eBay by scyllasailing.