Tuan Mac is a versatile boat which is at home at sea or on the river. 90 odd built by Fairey Aviation. It is extremely seaworthy and stable. It has a centre fixed keel of cast iron and two bilge keels that allow it to sit flat when drying out. Only draws two feet and the prop is easy to get at from the towpath to ‘deweed’ using a specially designed tool.
Good sails, roller reefing main, Genoa and cruising jib. Low hours Perkins 4/107 that pushes it along well, starts ‘on the button’. Hull is hot resin impregnated Mahogany strip, a technique copied off the Mosquito bomber and is virtually everlasting although there are some overlay ply repairs. Good owners club (Atalanta Owners Association) In fact won the ‘Renovators Award 2013’ and featured in the June 2014 Practical Boat Owner. A sensible beginners boat or leave the mast behind and cruise the broad canals and rivers !
The fixed wheelhouse gives full protection from the elements and makes poor weather almost pleasant. The canvas requires future repair or replacement.
Mast drops/lifts with two people and a rope in a half hour ! Loads of room, two single beds at front of boat and dining table can be converted to a double bed. High ceiling in dining/kitchen area, meaning if you are under 6ft tall you will be able to stand up straight! Three times the room of a similar length boat. Gas oven.
Sea toilet (Could be converted to ‘pump out’ easily). Currently moored in Gallions Point Marina in East London.
Current Price: £5500.00
This Tuan Mac Fairey Fisherman Motor Sailing Boat boat is located in London, E16 2QY and is being sold on eBay by hanalouisem.