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33ft. NARROW-BEAM MAHOGANY MOTOR-CRUISER, designed by Wilfred Taylor & built in 1974 by J H Taylor Ltd. Tower Wharf, Chester


Boat Details

Overall Length: 33ft
Waterline: 31ft
Beam: 6ft 10ins
Draught: 2ft
Displacement: 3 Tonnes
Engine: 35hp BMC Captain Diesel
Berths: 4
Sail: n/a
Designer: Wilfred Taylor
Builder: J H Taylor Ltd.
Year Built: 1974
Location: Warwickshire


Joseph Harry Taylor established in 1914, with his son Wilfred Taylor a boatyard at Dee Basin Slipway, Tower Wharf, Chester. The business quickly became well known as builders of Dee Skiffs, Salmon Fishing Boats, Passenger Launches, Tugs and Narrow Boats. In the 1960s & 1970s J H Taylors built a series of narrow-beam motor cruisers to order, principally designed by Wilfred.

Ivy May , launched as Sai Wen 11 , was the last of her type, built for Stockport owners. The Taylor Society have built up an extensive history of the boat, which has only had three owners since new. In the current seven year ownership a considerable amount has been spent to bring the vessel up to a high standard throughout. All recommendations following a full survey on the 11th January 2017 were approved by the surveyor on 27th February 2017.

Extensively refitted in 2011 with full hull overhaul and strengthening, new propeller shaft and bearings. All new soft furnishings and new cockpit covers. Gas system updated.

Topsides re-painted May 2016. Antifouled and re-varnished superstructure March 2017.

Ivy May is of traditional carvel construction, West African Mahogany planked, copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers. Round bilges, straight, plumb stem, transom stern and long straight keel.

Original accommodation with mahogany joinery having twin dinettes, converting to twin berths and forward sleeping cabin. Generous galley, separate heads compartment and spacious aft cockpit with seating for four / six. Galley with pressurised cold water system. Thetford three burner hob with oven and grill. 40 gallon fresh water tank. Pantry & crockery locker. Two pairs of hanging lockers to port and starboard.

35hp BMC CAPTAIN DIESEL ENGINE, 1974. Top-end overhaul 2013. Fully serviced May 2016. 25 gallon stainless steel fuel tank. Two batteries. three bladed 14 x 10 propeller. Cruising / maximum speed 8-9 knots.


Original Anchor
15ft Pole & two Boat Hooks
Lock Keys, Mooring Stakes
Fitted Winter Cover in two sections, fore and aft. Fully waterproofed and ventilated.
Fenders & Warps
Engine Spares including – gaskets, seals and impellers etc.
Galley Equipment


A particularly well maintained and presented traditional motor-cruiser, from a well respected boat builder.
Currently situated on the beautiful River Avon just South of Stratford Upon Avon, well placed to explore the inland waterways of England and Wales. The narrow-beam of 6ft 10ins allows access to well over 2,000 miles of canal and river networks. The comfortable interior is ideal for extended holidays afloat making Ivy May a stylish weekend retreat.
Boat Safety Certificate to May 2021.
River Avon Mooring to October 2017.
Avon Navigation Trust License to January 2018.

GUIDE: £22,000
VIEWING: Through the sole brokers:
CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE – 01242-228595 info@classicyachtbrokerage.co.uk