This boat has been very well looked after. Every winter for the last 6
years it’s been taken out of the water and stored in a dry barn. Full servicing
then carried out by a professional Outboard engineer (Mike the Outboard –
Essex) with any issues fixed. She had a fresh covering of anti-fouling last
year, this is wearing away so would need to be done again at the end of this
season. The hydraulic tilt and trim system was rebuilt by Gillingham Chandlery
last season. Works perfectly,
This has been a great hobby for my family, they are now finding their
own interests, so I am selling as it’s not getting the use it deserves.
First off, safety is paramount. My family comes first so I have almost
every item you need to be as secure and safe as possible when going out on the
water. If you are looking to buy this for your kids, then i would be happy to
pass it on as i take safety very seriously. The kids all have their Powerboat
Level 2 or advance, so it’s been a great learning tool and weekend/holiday activity.
I have bought and installed (transducer at the back) a Garmin 557xs.
These are a fantastic bit of kit and over 700 quid on its own. Also has the
Blue Chart g2 Vision update.
Everything you see in the pictures and description comes with it. I
would never put my kids at risk, hence the sheer number of gadgets and
precautions I have installed/purchased. Any trip is done with a huge amount of
confidence that nothing will go amiss.
The boat itself has no leaks, holes, major damage etc. It has a new
marine carpet, new fixed chairs (driver and passenger) with a removable
backseat (pictured). Wiring checked and double checked as well as a new
Teleflex No Feedback steering system. These are fantastic and gives you
ultimate control with added safety. The Suzuki DT140 EFI outboard is electric
tilt and trim with no issues or warnings and runs perfectly with a raced
modification by the Outboard Specialist (The cowling has been resprayed so no
stickers). This means the water intake relies on the lower of the intake ports,
so you have less motor in the water, so less drag. It performs meticulously and
can be seen running in a tank (I shall add a link to a video as well as
compression figures for the 4 cylinders shortly, i am waiting for a new
pressure gauge to arrive)
When fishing on my own or with a couple friends i remove the seats so
there is more room. There are 2 rod holders (1 each side) for added
This boat can cruise all day long at 30 knots and i have taken her up-to
44 knots when flat conditions have allowed. She is kept in Gillingham Marina
during the summer (locked basin) so has never sat on the mud as per tidal
Constantly flushed with clean water and SaltAway over the winter period
keeps her running smoothly along with the services.
The trailer was completely refurbished at the end of the 2016 season. It
is a braked trailer, these all work, with security locks and new wheels (see
photos). I have taken this to Devon (last year) and had no issues at all, as
you would expect.
The only item that does not work is the tilt and trim gauge. It does
work but only when a tilt and trim arm is fitted. I do have a new spare arm but
have already gone through 3 of these (they are not cheap) and each one has
broken off. So i have left this one for the next person as i must be fitting
Listed below are ALL the items you get with the boat, if a miss anything
then the pictures will show them for me. I have additional photos if you need any
Fletcher Speedboat – (Type
17 1901-9 84 ??) from the manufacturers tag (see pictures)
Suzuki DT140 EFI – Fully
serviced and running, electric tilt and trim (remote and engine)
Removable Garmin 557xs
Icom IC-M323 radio. Linked
into the Garmin and AIS. Your GPS position is fed into the radio, so
distress calls can be made with a single press of one button.
AIS receiver – from the
aerial this shows other boats and identification feeding the information
to the Garmin. You can set-up things like collisions alerts.
Large aerial Driver and passenger swivel seats, foldable.
Teleflex steering. No Feed
Back, meaning if the prop hits something no motion is transferred to the
driver. Like power steering for your boat, so much safer than conventional
steering. Fitted at the end of 2016 season.
2x 125AH deep cycle
batteries rigged to a Smart Auto charging relay. This charges the starter
battery first then switches to the backup when finished. Never have a
worry losing charge when out for a full day
Battery Isolator switch – 3
positions – Off, Main, Main + Backup.
2x rigid plastic fuel tanks
(front and back) – Total of approx 105 litres (45 litres in the rear). Use
the rear and if it runs out you switch to the front tank, knowing you will
have enough (and more) to get back home.
Fuel Isolator tap – 2
positions – Off, Front, Back tank. Additional fuel filters attached to
Custom cover – this fits
over the whole cabin and onto the transom and front windows beautifully
but has shown signs of wear (3 years old) However it does the job just
fine when the rain hits and you are in the middle of the Medway/Thames
estuary.Radar Reflector – rear mounted.
2x charging gauges, this
shows the batteries charging
Tilt and trim gauge
Front tank fuel gauge
2 x USB ports
Navigation light switches-
includes single white light on the outboard.
Powerful front mounted
spotlight which is remotely controlled with the key fob
rear speedo pickup
2x refuelling ports
2x rod holders
1x water skiing pole holder
and pole (pole is too large for the hole)
Spare fuses for the engine
Laminated cards showing all
light formations, signage, protocols and safety advice
5 litres unopened can of
4x life-jackets automatic
inflation (with manual option)- 2 children’s and 2 adults
2x extendable boats poles
Coastal flare pack
Outboard engine cover (blue)
Propeller cover when towing (reflective orange,
Anchor with chain and long
Life rife with flashing
Mooring ropes (x4)
Heavy duty ratchet strap
Snipe Trailer – braked, secure and
refurbished by Trident towing in Maidstone. Keys for the locks.Adjustable Trailer board
Rear mounts for ski ropes
This boat is ready to pick-up, take to the water and launch. I
would be happy and confident selling to someone who wishes to use it for their family with minimal concerns on breaking down or something going wrong. It’s solid, fast and reliable boat, just great, great fun.
I can deliver. If that’s the case a small charge will apply per mile.This can be agreed pre or post sale.
Additional photos on request. Specify what you need to see, and I will
do my best.
Low starting price so good luck.
Upon completion a GBP250 deposit will be required (via PayPal) if you
wish to pay in cash on collection/delivery.
No overseas bidders.
**Videos to be added with engine running and compression figures**
Current Price: £2750.00
This 17 Foot Fletcher Speedboat With Many Extras – Ready To Go – ‘three Girls’ boat is located in Longfield, da37lh and is being sold on eBay by andypants1.