Ex Gordonstoun School Yacht built by Nodia Vam
A stunning 65 ft twin mast ketch that is
a highly capable ocean sailor with the hull design to make good pace over any
sea. She boasts superb handling and
sturdy sea keeping offering the potential of safe but at the same time
Sea Spirit have been undergoing an extensive refit to get her
back into class A condition which has involved a complete hull and deck
re-plate and some on deck layout changes to ensure she meets not only current
MCA regulation standards but is also much more versatile for pleasure cruising
Below deck offers a new layout with private crew quarters and
potential for three good sized double cabins.
Obviously a new owner has the opportunity to create their own preferred
Sadly, due to work commitments and travel requirements over the
last few years it has been difficult to make the intended progress with this
fantastic yacht and she is now looking for a new owner who will complete the
refit and bring her back to her former glory.
This project represents a fantastic opportunity to own and create a
classic super yacht with modern technology and sophistication as well as a
Please check out her Facebook page where many
ex-students have comments and photos about her. She is mentioned in lots of
articles and press and the latest addition being Mary berry’s memoirs. A famous
The most recent plan was to convert her to a
houseboat with a mooring in London, which would have allowed a healthy return.
This also meant she still had the option to later have the full refit
completed, back to a blue water sailing yacht when required.
With increased work commitments it has become
very difficult to find the time to manage and complete this project.
Sea Spirit has under gone a major rebuild of the
hull and deck and without doubt that she is stronger and safer than she ever
List of renovation work that’s been completed to
New 5 mm steel deck
Most of the hull have been replaced in 6 mm
Multiple frames replaced.
Concrete bilge cover removed and covered in new
steel sheet (will never fail)
Prop shaft lowered including new engine beds to
increase cabin space.
New portholes to include new brass portholes
New floor frames
New fuel tanks
New steel bulkheads.
New front dog house with grand spiral staircase
leading to front accommodation.
New rear wheel house with navigation/Coms area
and stairs to crew area
All new gunwales as original bent.
New deck lights.
New windows frames for Dog house and Wheel House
The boat has been thoroughly prepared and
painted inside with specialist paints.
She does have original masts and rigging but the
engine was underpowered so she will need a new unit.
Certified MCA approved contractors have
professionally done all work.
The really hard, dirty, and expensive parts of
the project have now been completed, the next phase is the much more
pleasurable of the interior fit out and getting her ready to re-launch.
The first 2 photos show her original condition
and the rest as she is now.
Loads of photos on her Facebook profile listed
For more information, please do contact:
Sensible offers considered.
on +44 (0) 7971 482506
Jason on +44 (0) 7973 224424
Current Price: £24900.00
This Nordia Van Dan Ketch Ex Gordonstoun School boat is located in Brixham, TQ50EH and is being sold on eBay by torchie30.