RELISTED PRICE NOW £5500 FOR A QUICK SALE.Wandering Star is a Maurice Griffiths 31 feet design and was professionally built in steel by D B Marine, Grays, Essex and professionally fitted out by Mitchell Marine, Canvey Island, Essex in 1983. She is very similar to the better known Golden Hind 31, the differences I’ve identified between the designs are the Golden Hind has a transom mounted rudder whereas the Seareach uses a skeg mounted rudder there are no bilge keel plates she has a long shallow draft keel and the forward cabin superstructure is lower (thus, unfortunately, less headroom in the forecabin than the Golden Hind. There’s not much (any) information on the Seareach on the internet but there are several accounts of the Golden Hinds performance and well deserved seaworthiness which would should be very similar.Wandering Star will make a true passage maker, she has a fully working (expensive) servo pendulum windvane steering system installed as well as an electronic autopilot. I’ve sailed all my life and made several successful Transats and other longer passages under my belt (mainly on my Vancouver 27) but after some health problems had thought my sailing days were numbered so I sold myVancouver 4 years ago. However, on recovering my health, I bought Wandering Star about a year ago fully planning to refit her and sail her but logistics (I had in the meantime retired to Ireland) and ongoing health problems, realistically mean it won’t happen. I want to sell her while she’s still solid and seaworthy and not watch her deteriorate. Storage fees where she is are currently high too and are an expense I could do without!There are quite a number of old invoices and papers including Bills of Sales although not a full history of her ownership. Also included are a partial survey report done in May 92 and a full comprehensive survey report done in July 2009 (when incidentally she changed hands for £29,500.As far as I honestly know, she’s still a good solid boat, her hull appears to be absolutely fine, there are a few rust spots on her topsides in the area of the blue paint but really (as far as I know) they’re superficial. She had a new teak deck laid 10 years which (again, as far as I know) is in excellent condition and makes the whole boat stand out. She’s been afloat during the sailing season just ended but is now ashore ready for inspection/survey. A general summary of the work necessary follows:Galley area requires new work surface with basin.Gas supply requires connection to cooker.Saloon table needs replacement (one is supplied but not really suitable).Mast wiring needs connection to under deck wiring.Sailing instrumentation needs renewing12 volt wiring is a bit Heath RobinsonThere is no anchor chain.Interior joinery could do with cleaning & possibly rewinding.Wooden floor sole needs permanent covering ( Presently carpet off cuts).Engine could do with degrease & repaint (engine starts & runs fine).My attempts at repainting are a bit amateurish.Main sheet tackle required (recently stolen).Sprayhood & lazyjacks system requiring fitting.Various other small jobs. Good points:Cape Horn servo pendulum self steering.Raymarine ST4000+ autopilot fitted & working with spare tiller ram. Raymarine ST60+ speed/log brand new but requires installation.Lowrance chartplotter with UK chart (working)Garmin152 GPS (working)Taylor’s 060 paraffin cabin heater (not used by me and might require service)Sails are old but recently professionally valeted.Forestay & lifelines recently replaced + furling gear serviced.Also included:3 meter Quicksilver inflatable dinghy (not brilliant condition)2015 Mariner 3.5hp 4stroke outboard (recently serviced)Waeco 040 compressor type 12 /220 volt portable fridge/freezer.Stainless steel pole with braces to modify for solar panel (maybe).A couple of used sails to modify to suit (maybe)7 x unused fenders with sox – more use for a 49+ footer!2 x unused Camping Gaz cylinders. Other bits & pieces.I will be sad to see Wandering Star go but pleased for someone else to take her on, refit her and sail her. She’s a project in the loosest sense of the word, you could sail her with minimal expense and little time as she is however undoubtedly she’d benefit from being smartened up and refitted. She could be a really nice looking boat in the right ownership but currently she does have a rather neglected feel about her. presently a liability for me, I can’t get to her easily and I’m shelling out almost £300 a month in storage and other expenses, to be honest, I shouldn’t’t really of bought her when I did. I think the price I’m asking is very fair but I will entertain realistic offers as I want to sell her!Also listed on Apollo Duck with more pictures.
Current Price: £6000.00
This Golden Hind (seareach) 31 Sailing Boat boat is located in Lymington, and is being sold on eBay by mitchellsworld.