|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
Heybride Basin Essex UK|
The 'Cornish Trader' was the first of larger yachts from Cornish Crabbers and was the forerunner to the mass produced 'Pilot Cutter'. The Trader was almost a prototype with only 6 built in the late 70’s / early 80’s. The Pilot Cutter went on to use the design of the Trader’s hull apart from the Trader having a double cockpit layout and roomy coach roof giving increased headroom, slightly raised decks and bulwarks, and gaff ketch rig instead of gaff cutter. The Trader is extremely well built and nothing like the more modern budget paper thin constructions seen common place today. Waltham Lady is hull number 3 of 6 and proudly fly’s sail number 3 on her mainsail. Built in 1979 with many more traditional features than the 4 other Traders I have tracked down such as brass marlin spikes, deadeyes and blocks amongst others. This is a 42 year old boat and that should be kept in mind. She has been well maintained and is in a very good presentable condition, however she has not had a full nut and bolt restoration to concours condition.
|Vessel type:||Gaff Rigged Ketch|
|Fit Out:||Cornish Crabbers|
|Registry:||Small Ships Register|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar 2QM20|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||30'|
|Length at waterline:||25' 9"|
|Maximum draft:||3' 6"|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Lifting Keel|
|Displacement:||6 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||15 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||60 Gallons|
Sleeps 5 in two cabins with a double in the V berth cabin, two single berths either side of the saloon table and a pilot berth in the aft area. In real terms the boat is comfortable with 3 adults or a young family. The Trader boasts more room and storage to the later Pilot Cutter. The V berth cabin is bright and airy and adequate in size as not to be cramped. The V berth cabin is separated by the head with twin sliding doors to give privacy from both salon and V berth cabin. The salon bench seat is designed with an infill that is put in place for sleeping that broadens the berth substantially giving a much improved sleeping condition. I have used memory foam mattresses for both this berth and the V berth which when used on top of the boats upholstered cushions also makes for a improved comfort.
The salon table is collapsed down when arranged for sleeping and makes for a beamy salon. Salon also includes a solid fuel burner which has been professionally fitted with stainless steel surround floor to cabin top. Heating is also provided by a diesel 4kw Planar system similar to that of an eberspacher. This is 3 years old and works great and is more than enough for the size of the boat.
All cushions throughout the boat have been replaced and upholstered in a heavy duty red material that is pretty much wipe clean but not vinyl and sweaty and have the undersides upholstered in vinyl (very well put together). The entire boat has been restored including the interior which is now much brighter and cleaner than the original design.
Galley is equipped with gimbled propane oven and hob, sink and plenty of storage.
Nav station positioned above pilot berth with removable desk top.
Head is equiped with basin, storage, wet locker and electric head approximately 4 years old.
The hull is heavily laid up in solid GRP with isopthalic gelcoats (clear gelcoat below the waterline) and with a balsa sandwich GRP deck. There are two steel T-frames internally spreading the load from the main mast tabernacle to the hull. Approximately 2.3 tons of steel ballast is encapsulated in resin around the forward keel and centreplate area. The galvanised steel centreplate is raised and lowered with a 20:1 drum winch operated from the cockpit.
The coachroof is in iroko and marine ply with laminated iroko deck beams. Both masts are spruce, in galvanised steel tabernacles for lowering. She has a substantial timber bowsprit which retracts almost fully onto the foredeck.
Majority of woodwork has been refreshed for this season along with freshly painted decks. Boat lifted, inspected, keel serviced and antifouled at end of last season.
Pioneer MVH-1400UB head unit, Super Nova tri-colour/anchor LED, Ocean Technologies electric marine toilet, Dickinson Marine Newport solid fuel heater, propane oven and hob.
Raymarine ST70 Autopilot (SmartPilot X-5), Garmin GPSMAP 750 series, Garmin VHF 200 series, AIS Receiver.
Yanmar 2QM20 been very reliable with no issues in my 6 years of ownership. Comes with a large box of all new assorted spares and consumables. both engine anodes changed and spares included.
Mainsail, mizzen, roller furling jib and foresail. All in fair condition. New large lite airs reacher. Good condition flying jib and mizzen storm jib in new condition. Cruising chute in good condition. SS rigging (year unknown).
Various fire extinguishers, fire blankets, fenders, carbon monoxide detector.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.