18ft GRP "Magpie"
Fishing/general purpose boat built in 1978 by Davis Boatyard, Poole, Dorset as one of a number of day hire boats for coastal cruising.
18ft LOA, 10ft beam, wooden cuddy, ample room for fishing or relaxing in stern area
Heavy duty GRP hull, BMC 1.8 inboard diesel, Borg Warner velvet drive gearbox, large capacity diesel tank.
On new Whitewater trailer costing £1750 capable of towing up to 2000kg with fully adjustable side rollers to accommodate other boat sizes up to 20ft LOA. Trailer has done one trip only, 480 miles from Exmouth to Lamlash.
Work since 2016 to improve her includes:
- £3100 on engine and sea water intakes/cooling system, steering gear, cutlass bearing by JB Marine Specialists, Exmouth. Full work description and receipts available.
- New keel bolts
- New bilge pump
- New alternator
- New Danforth anchor, chain and cable
- Excellent starting battery, new and unused 110 amp hour/600amp capacity marine battery, fenders, spares included in the sale
- Insured by CETA to 23/7/2019
Currently having final touches done prior to sale. Magpie is well powered and handles beautifully at sea – stable and responsive to the wheel. Very good general purpose boat with scope for alterations/improvement by the new owner. Not perfect but what boat is.
Lying at Arran Yacht Club
Contact | Tony Ogilvy