I am reluctantly selling my gentleman’s motor sailer as a part finished restoration.
St Nicolas, designed by the French naval architect Andre Mauric and launched in 1963. She was built in La Rochelle for the Michelin family (who at the time owned both Michelin Tyres and Citroen). She was fitted out in Le Havre at a shipyard.
She is 60 foot long ketch made of teak on acacia frames.
She has twin drop keels and draws 3.5m with them lowered and 1.8m with them raised. Apparently, this arrangement was to allow her navigate the French Canal system.
Since acquiring her in 2015 I have been refurbishing her from the bottom up, but business commitments prevent me going further. Progress made has been:
She has been re-engined with 2 x 2009 Sabre Perkins M92B engines each with less than 5000 hours. These were professionally installed (invoices are available) and have been run in successfully over around 100 sea miles:
Re-wired including a new combined 24v/ 240v distribution board.
Partially refurbished internally
Still to do are:
1 a repair to the stern at deck level where rain ingress has softened the wood
2. Refurbishment of the plumbing system. The water supply, both hot and cold largely works, but the system of black water storage has been removed and the tanks require re-connected.
The sails require replacement.
A master stern cabin with en-suite bathroom (yes it has a bath!)
Twin mid ships cabin
Forecabin to sleep 2.
Additional berths can be made up in the saloon and wheelhouse bringing the total number of berths to 12.
As well as the en-suite bathroom there is a heads/ shower room midships.
The galley contains a four berth cooker and built in fridge.
The boat has a vhf, liferaft, flares but has no modern navigation equipment.
Asking £40 000 but I would take a sensible offer and consider a part exchange for a smaller yacht or interesting car. Please email me any questions and I shall answer them as fully and honestly as possible.
Current Price: £40000.00
This Classic Yacht 60 Foot Ketch ,12 Berth Twin Engine Gentlemn’s Motor Sailor boat is located in Douglas, IM2 1QN and is being sold on eBay by yachtkoala.