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Sold – 45ft. EAGLE CLASS EXPRESS MOTOR-CRUISER, built OSBORNES 1964 – Fully refurbished – Lying: Cornwall


45ft. EAGLE CLASS EXPRESS MOTOR-CRUISER designed and built by William Osborne Ltd. Arun Shipyard, Littlehampton in 1964 for W T Lancaster of Walton-on-Thames


“A top quality Gentleman’s motor-yacht, recently upgraded and offering comfortable accommodation for extending cruising or living aboard. An ideal vessel for inland or coastal waters and for exploring the French Canals. Recent price reduction”


Boat Details

Overall Length: 45ft
Waterline: 41ft
Beam: 12ft 4ins
Draught: 3ft
Displacement: 23 Tons TM
Engine: Pair 180hp GM V53 SUPERCHARGED Diesel Engines
Berths: Seven berths in four cabins
Sail: n/a
Designer: William Osborne junior
Builder: Osbornes of Littlehampton
Year Built: 1964
Location: Cornwall


William Osborne senior (1880-1931) established a business in London in 1912 building motor car bodies, first in Pall Mall and later in Piccadilly.  In 1919 William decided to expand into boat-building after receiving an order from the Sussex Motor Yacht Club for a one-design 20-knot powerboat series. William found suitable premises fronting the River Arun in Littlehampton. Motor-yacht commissions soon came in. First from W J Pearson for a 40ft. motor-yacht MA JOIE in 1919 followed by a 60ft. MA JOIE ll in 1920. Three orders for 1921 and two in 1922. The company quickly became known in the industry for their ‘Osborne Finish’

In the late 1920s, William produced a one design series of 9-ton motor-yachts called the ‘Everymans’ Further one-designs cruisers followed in the 1930s mostly named after birds. Swallow and Swallow Senior. In 1931 William Osborne junior took over the running of the business following the death of his father aged only 51.

Osborne’s were fortunate in receiving orders to build lifeboats for the RNLI and they incorporated this high standard of double skin construction to their range of cruisers from the 1940s to 1960s. The bird theme continued with single or twin-engined cruisers, hard-chine designs from 25ft to 50ft. These included the Swift, Osprey, Falcon, Kestrel, Martlet and Eagle. The Eagle Class was first launched in the late 1940s as a round-bilged displacement cruiser. The design was revised in the late 1950s to incorporate new styling and semi-planing hull with a smart modern layout and powerful twin engine installation. Six examples are known to have been built between 1960 -1964.

GEORGINA, formerly SHANNON PRIDE was built for W T Lancaster of Walton-on-Thames, he kept her at Birdham Pool in Chichester Harbour. This was his second SHANNON PRIDE, the first a 34ft cruiser, also built by Osborne’s in 1960. This vessel was part exchanged with Osborne’s and re-named SUSINA.

In the mid-1970s, GEORGINA was sold to H A Jenkins of Redland, Bristol, who continued to cruise from Birdham Pool. In the current ownership, GEORGINA has been the subject of a complete refurbishment bringing the vessel up to a high standard throughout. Recommendations from a 2014 survey have all been carried out.

Double skin, close seamed mahogany hull, copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers. Underwater hull cascover sheathed from new. Raked straight stem, flared bow sections, divided transom stern, long straight keel, hard chine bilges and long straight sheer. Teak laid deck over marine ply, varnished mahogany superstructure.


  • Traditional, well planned spacious accommodation, light and bright with quality mahogany joinery throughout.
  • Four Cabins offering seven berths.
  • Fore cabin with twin V berths
  • Two saloon settee berths
  • Wheelhouse single pilot berth
  • Aft Stateroom cabin with central double berth and ensuite heads compartment and bath with shower (2017)
  • Forward Heads c/w Hand basin
  • Two hydraulic helm positions (wheelhouse and flybridge)
  • Stern dinghy davits

Engines & Gearboxes:

  • 2 x GM Detroit 2-Stroke V53 6-Cylinder Supercharged Diesel Engines (190hp each)
  • 2 x Mechanical RPM Gauges (wheelhouse)
  • 2 x Alternator Charge Volt Meters (wheelhouse)
  • 2 x Oil Pressure Gauges (wheelhouse)
  • 2 x Temperature Gauges (wheelhouse)
  • 2 x Rudder Position Gauges (wheelhouse & ext. steering position)
  • 2 x Exhaust Temperature Alarms (wheelhouse & ext. steering position) (2017)
  • 2 x Fuel Tank Level Gauges (wheelhouse) (2016)
  • 1 x Water Tank Level Gauges (wheelhouse) (2016)
  • 1 x Domestic Battery Bank 12V Gauges (wheelhouse) (2016)
  • 2 x Borg Warner Gearboxes
  • 2 x 20″ 4-blade Propellors c/w Shaft Anodes (anodes 2017)
  • 2 x Semi-Balanced Bronze Rudders c/w Disk Anodes (anodes 2017)
  • 2 x 390ltr (85 gallons) Vetus Plastic Fuel Tanks (engine room) (2016)
  • 2 x Racor Fuel Filter/Water Separators (engine room)
  • 2 x Rope Cutters on Prop Shafts (serviced 2016)
  • 4 x Shaft Anodes (prop shafts) (2017)
  • 4 x Disk Anodes (rudders) (2017)
  • Last Engine Full Service & Tune-up (Oct 2016)
  • R&D Flexible Coupling & Engine Mounting (2017)
  • Large amount of engine spares are included in this sale

Electrical (230 Volt):

  • Mains Inlet Socket (forward side of ext. helm pedestal)
  • Shore Lead (2016)
  • Distribution Unit c/w RCD’s (behind sofa-back starboard saloon)
  • Galvanic Isolator (behind sofa-back starboard saloon)
  • Double Socket & USB Outlets (fore cabin starboard) (2016)
  • Shaver Socket (forward heads) (2016)
  • Single Socket (saloon port forward)
  • Single Socket (galley)
  • Double Socket & USB Outlets (saloon starboard aft) (2016)
  • Double Socket & USB Outlets (saloon port aft) (2017)
  • Double Socket (wheelhouse starboard steering pedestal) (2016)
  • Single Socket (engine room forward bulkhead)
  • Double Socket and USB Outlets (aft cabin starboard) (2016)
  • Immersion Heater (calorifier aft engine room) (2016)

Electrical (12 Volt):

  • 1 x 125A/H Engine Start Battery (engine room)
  • 3 x 142A/H Domestic Battery Bank (engine room) (2016)
  • 3 x Battery Isolator Switches (in step to saloon)
  • 1 x Domestic 1 x Engine Start 1 x Emergency Coupling
  • Port Engine Alternator Charges Engine Start Battery
  • Starboard Engine Alternator Charges Domestic Battery Bank
  • 2 x 100W Sunware PV Solar Panels (wheelhouse roof) (2016)
  • 1 x 50W Sunware PV Solar Panel (wheelhouse roof) (2016)
  • Steca MPPT Solar Regulator (e/room fwd bulkhead) Charges Domestic Battery Bank (2016)
  • Mastervolt 2 Bank Battery Charger (engine room forward bulkhead) (2016)
  • Mastervolt 300W Inverter (starboard saloon hanging locker) (off domestic battery bank) (2017)
  • Double USB Charge Point (saloon starboard aft) (2016)
  • Double USB Charge Point (wheelhouse starboard fwd) (2016)
  • Double USB Charge Point & Cigar Socket (wheelhouse starboard aft) (2016)
  • Double USB Charge Point (aft cabin port) (2016)
  • 1 x Light (chain locker)
  • 3 x LED Lights (forward cabin)
  • 1 x LED Light (forward heads)
  • 6 x LED Lights (saloon)
  • 3 x LED Lights (wheelhouse)
  • 5 x LED Lights (aft cabin)
  • 1 x LED Light (aft heads)
  • 1 x LED Light (aft bathroom)
  • 1 x Light (engine room fwd bulkhead)
  • 1 x Light (engine room aft bulkhead)
  • Huawei WiFi system (2016)


  • Simrad NSE-8 Multi-Function Display (wheelhouse) (network) (2016)
  • Simrad RS35 VHF Radio c/w Wireless Remote Handset (wheelhouse) (2017)
  • Simrad IS20 Combi Display (aft cabin) (network) (2017)
  • Simrad IS20 Multi Display (ext. steering position) (network) (2017)
  • Garmin 19x GPS Antenna (nmea2000) (wheelhouse) (network) (2017)
  • Garmin 126 GPS (wheelhouse) (stand-alone)
  • Garmin 160 Fishfinder (wheelhouse) (interfaced to NSE8)
  • JRC 1500 LCD Radar (wheelhouse) (interfaced from NSE8)
  • NASA Clipper Depth Sounder (wheelhouse)
  • McMurdo Handheld VHF Radio (wheelhouse)
  • Port & Starboard Navigation Lights (wheelhouse sides)
  • Steaming Light (foremast)
  • LED Anchor Light (foremast) (2017)
  • Stern Light (aft mast)
  • Sestrel Magnetic Steering Compass (wheelhouse)
  • CCTV Camera (engine room) (2017)

Accommodation Fixtures:

  • Vitrifrigo 12V 90ltr Fridge/Freezer (saloon port aft) (2017)
  • Neptune 2500 2 Burner Gas Cooker c/w Grill & Oven (galley)
  • 2 x Calor 4.5kg Butane Gas Cylinders (gas locker aft deck)
  • 2 x Campingaz 907 2.72kg Butane Gas Cylinders (gas locker aft deck) (2017)
  • Campingaz/Calor Adaptor (gas locker aft deck) (2017)
  • Webasto Thermo Pro 90 9.1Kw Diesel Water Heater (engine room port) (2017)
  • S/S Towel Rail (fore cabin) (2017)
  • Chrome Towel Rail (forward heads) (2017)
  • S/S Towel Rail (galley) (2017)
  • Painted Radiator (wheelhouse) (2017)
  • Chrome Towel Rail (aft heads) (2017)
  • Chrome Towel Rail (aft bathroom) (2017)
  • Painted Radiator (aft cabin) (2017)
  • Calorifier (engine room aft) (2017)
  • Taylors 079D 2.1Kw Diesel Cabin Heater (saloon) (2016)
  • Header Tank (forward heads)
  • Hogan 19″ Flat-Screen TV/DVD Player (saloon)
  • Leather Chesterfield Helm Seat c/w Adjustable Pedestal (wheelhouse) (2017)
  • Vetus Helm Seat & Adjustable Pedestal (aft deck) (2016)
  • Saloon & Wheelhouse Upholstery (2017)
  • Saloon & Aft Cabin Carpets (2017)

Domestic Water:

  • 2 x Stainless Steel Fresh Water Tanks 320ltr (70 gallons) (under saloon floor)
  • Surecal Calorifier Twin Coil 30ltr (6.6 gallons) (engine room aft) (2016)
  • 1 x 230V immersion heater
  • 1 x coil heated by Webasto
  • 1 x coil tbc to port engine
  • Hot Water Expansion Tank (engine room aft) (2016)
  • Fresh Water Pump (under saloon floor)
  • Jabsco Aqua Filter (under saloon floor) (galley cold water tap) (2017)
  • Accumulator Tank (portside engine room) (2017)

Heads/Holding Tanks:

  • Stainless Steel Blackwater Holding Tank (forward bilge)
  • Whale Manual Sanitation Holding Tank Pump (forward bilge)
  • Vetus 40ltr (8.8 gallons) Plastic Blackwater Holding Tank (stbd aft engine room)
  • Jabsco Twist’n’lock Standard Bowl Toilet (forward heads) (2016)
  • Jabsco Twist’n’lock Standard Bowl Toilet (aft heads) (2016)
  • Automatic Bath discharge pump (under bath) (2017)


  • 2 x Horseshoe Lifebuoys (port & starboard aft) (2016)
  • Throw Line (wheelhouse) (2016)
  • 3 x Automatic Bilge Pumps (engine room pump replaced 2016)
  • 3 x Manual Bilge Pumps
  • 1 x 2kg Clean Agent Automatic Fire Extinguisher (engine room) (2017)
  • 4 x 1kg Foam Fire Extinguishers (2017)
  • 2 x 2kg Powder Fire Extinguishers (2015)
  • 1 x Fire Blanket (galley) (2017)
  • 3 x Smoke Detectors (2016)
  • 1 x CO2 Detector (2016)
  • Search Light (wheelhouse roof)
  • Stainless Steel Boarding Ladder (transom)

Ground Tackle:

  • 35lb (16kg) CQR Anchor c/w 60m galvanised chain + Marker Buoy (foredeck)
  • Lofrans Royal Manual Anchor Windlass with Chain Gypsy & Rope Drum (foredeck) (2016)
  • 22lb (10kg) Danforth Kedge Anchor (aft deck)
  • Anchor Ball Day Shape Foldable (port wheelhouse locker)
  • Chain Hook & Strop (port wheelhouse locker)


  • 8 x Double Ended Fenders (foredeck) (2017)
  • 1 x Large Circular Docking Fender (2017)
  • 1 x Small Circular Docking Fender
  • Various mooring lines (port wheelhouse locker)
  • Fender Step (aft deck) (2016)
  • 3 x 24mm 3-plaid swinging mooring lines c/w shackles (2016)
  • Removable Stainless Steel Side Steps (for port or Starboard)
  • 2 x Long-pole Boat Hooks (fore deck)
  • Telescopic Boat Hook (aft deck)

Contact us for more information or photographs


LYING: Cornwall

VIEWING: Through the brokers –
CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE – 01905-356482 / classicyachtbrokerage@gmail.com