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38ft. KETCH RIGGED MOTOR-YACHT – CHEOY LEE SHIPYARD – 1958 – Recent Re-fit – Lying: Hampshire


Boat Details

Overall Length: 42ft Overall - 38ft on deck
Waterline: 35ft.
Beam: 10ft 7ins
Draught: 4ft 6ins
Displacement: 15 Tons Thames Measurement
Engine: Pair 60hp BETA DIESELS (2010)
Berths: Four Berths in two cabins
Sail: 460 sq.ft. Ketch Rig
Designer: Cheoy Lee
Builder: Cheoy Lee Shipyard, Hong Kong
Year Built: 1958
Location: Hampshire


SHAMEEN designed and built by the highly respected Cheoy Lee Shipyard in Hong Kong in 1958. Shortly after being commissioned, she was sailed to Singapore before, in 1960 coming to Poole in Dorset in the ownership of R Y Frost of Canford Cliffs. In 1963 W G C Williams of Hayle in Cornwall purchased SHAMEEN keeping her in St Ives Harbour. A H Dallimore became the next registered owner moving the vessel to St Martin’s on the Isles of Scilly in 1970 and then to Oban in 1978 when he moved to Scotland. In new ownership following a comprehensive refit in 1999, SHAMEEN was sailed to the Med. Initially to Girona and later cruising the Costa Brava until 2010. Soon after SHAMEEN was back in UK waters and at Shoreham and later in Southampton where after a comprehensive survey, the present owner bought SHAMEEN in 2017 and has since carried out the surveyor’s recommendations.

Carvel teak planked hull, copper fastened to Ipol timbers and sawn frames at every third station. Additional steel frames fitted when built. Yacal keel, teak laid decks, varnished teak superstructure and teak brightwork. Original deck hardware. Raked straight stem, radius transom stern, round bilges, long full keel with skeg aft supporting the bronze plate rudder. Raised foredeck with deck break amidships featuring deck saloon/sunken wheelhouse. Generous stern leisure deck.

Traditional interior retaining much original joinery. Full headroom. Webasto heating.

LOWER SALOON with port and starboard settee berths, lockers and shelves above. Skylight and opening portlights. Foreward door opening to FORE PEAK with built-in lockers and fore hatch.

GALLEY: Full-size gas cooker, fridge, microwave, range of pantry and crockery lockers to port. Starboard side stainless steel sink unit with a pressurised water system.

DECK SALOON/WHEELHOUSE having upholstered seating to both port and starboard. Wheel helm position to port with helmsman’s seat. Sliding side deck doors. Steps aft down to OWNERS STATEROOM with double berth to port, shelving, dressing table and hanging locker. Shower Compartment and separate Heads Compartment with sea toilet and washbasin.

TWIN 60hp four-cylinder BETA DIESEL ENGINES fitted new in 2010. Only about 200 hours. 200 litres fuel capacity in two tanks. FISCHER PANDA GENERATOR, about 80 hours. Four 12 volt batteries (2017) 240-volt shore power. 750 freshwater capacity in three tanks.

KETCH RIG, deck-stepped spruce main and mizzen mast, spruce booms, tan sails sets about 460 sq.ft plain sail.


VHF Radio, Chart Plotter, Auto Pilot, Sounder, Distance/Speed Log, Compass.

Electric Windlass, Plough and Danforth Anchors.

Beaching Legs, Bathing Ladder, Fender, Warps, Six Life Jackets. Various Charts.


A recently re-fitted traditional motor yacht designed and built by the much renowned Cheoy Lee Shipyard using top quality teak. An ideal boat for both river or coastal cruising. Would also make a comfortable permanent home or floating second home.  With modern engines and useful ketch rig a practical and usable ‘classic’

GUIDE: £29,500

LYING: Hampshire


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