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Sold: 52ft. FLEUR DE LYS MOTOR-YACHT – 1964 – Lying: South of France


52ft. FLEUR DE LYS MOTOR YACHT designed by J Francis Jones and built by Dagless Ltd. Wisbech, Cambridgeshire for S A Singleton of Maenporth, Cornwall


Boat Details

Overall Length: 52ft 6ins
Waterline: 47ft 6ins
Beam: 15ft
Draught: 5ft
Displacement: 40 Tons T M
Engine: Twin 115hp Perkins Diesel Engines
Berths: Six / Eight Berths
Sail: n/a
Designer: J Francis Jones
Builder: Dagless Ltd. Wisbech
Year Built: 1964
Location: South of France


LADY COPPELIA was built for S A Singleton of Maenporth, Near Falmouth in 1964 and subsequently registered in Falmouth, official number 305217. In the late 1960s, Godfrey Hope of Deganwy began the second registered owner mooring LADY COPPELIA in Conway, North Wales. The previous owner bought the boat in 2000 and based her in Marmaris to extensively cruise The Med and the Red Sea. Following a four-month refit and survey dated January 2016 she was purchased by the current owner and moved to her current mooring in South France.

LADY COPPELIA is one of the immensely popular and well-built motor-yachts resulting from the collaboration between the talent naval architect J Francis Jones and Dagless Yacht Builders.
Carvel iroko hull on oak timbers and frames. Iroko laid decks and mahogany superstructure.
LADY COPPELIA has benefited from a partial refit over 4 months (October 2015 to January 2016) and further re-fitting work during 2017/18.
The refit has included:

  • New backing timber and securing bolts for A Brackets aft
  • Frame repair and one doubled timber aft
  • Removal of rubbing strakes
  • Attention to topside planking
  • 85% of upper rubbing strakes to Port and Starboard replaced.
  • Bilge areas opened for the length of the vessel for cleaning and attention as required.
  • Topsides painted.

Forward Cabin (Crew’s Quarters) with overlapping berths with stowage under, access to chain locker, opening deck hatch, and 4 opening ports in the hull.  Finished with Mahogany veneers and solid trim, painted bulkheads, hull linings and overheads with carpet over planked cabin sole.
Large stowage lower aft to Starboard
Ensuite Heads to Port with ceramic, free-standing sink with hot and cold pressure water, Jabsco manual head unit discharged direct to sea and finished with tiles, laminates and painted surfaces.
Galley with timber counter (new 2009/2010), single stainless steel sink with drainboard and pressure hot and cold water supply set in the countertop, front-loading refrigerator by Electrolux, fixed four-burner gas cooker with grill and oven, with ventilator/extractor. Opposite is a retro-fit area with U Shaped counter/office with top loading cold box with evaporator plate and plastic inner lining, washing machine by Candy and office work area. Access to seacocks underneath. Light and ventilation are supplied by four fixed hull windows and an opening deck hatch.
Galley area is finished with painted surfaces, laminate, mahogany veneers and solid trim, vinyl overhead and vinyl on the planked cabin sole. Large storage locker under the cabin sole.
Four steps lead up to the deck saloon.
Deck Saloon with fitted sideboards, cupboards and drawers under to Port & Starboard. L shaped settee with stowage under to Port aft with drop leaf Mahogany table. The main cabin finished with Mahogany veneers, solid trim, painted surfaces, vinyl overhead with grab rails and fitted carpet. Eight fixed windows & two opening windows with screens.
Access to wheelhouse Starboard aft and five steps lead down to aft passageway and stern accommodation.
Workshop to Starboard, engine room access with workbench, stowage, Paloma Gas Hot water heater. Light via a fixed window in the hull finished with painted surfaces and Mahogany fiddle rail on the workbench.
Twin Berth Guest Cabin opposite with athwartship upper berth with drawers under, outboard lower berth with 2 opening hull windows above. Large hanging locker forward.  Finished with Mahogany veneers, solid trim, painted surfaces and fitted carpet.
Aft Heads to Starboard with hip bath, oval sink with hot and cold pressure water set in plywood vanity finished with laminate with solid Mahogany trim. Finish includes tiles around bath and painted surfaces, Teak & Holly cabin sole; light and ventilation via opening hull window/porthole. Blake manual heads discharged directly to sea or holding tank.
Owner’s Aft Stateroom, with a ¾ berth to Starboard, single berth to Port. Cupboards and large hanging locker forward. Mahogany veneer and solid trim dressing table with drawers & mirror centreline aft, two opening windows in hull plus opening deck hatch. Finished with Mahogany veneered joinery, solid trim, painted surfaces, vinyl overhead and fitted carpet.
Steering locker access under timber counter, centre.  Holding tank under Starboard berth. The aft sleeping cabins are fitted with Air-conditioning
Wheelhouse is accessed from the deck saloon via six steps and is on the level of the main deck with 6 fixed windows. Kent Clear View Screen. 2 opening windows and door aft to Starboard leading to the aft deck.
Port helm position with timber spoked wheel, full engine instrumentation including a tachometer, water temperature & oil pressure gauges, ammeter for each engine and stop cables.
Well-engineered solid rod steering system with bevel gears and universal joints. 2 1/4-inch rudder shaft, greased rudder gland, upper load-bearing assembly. Provision for emergency tiller
The engine room located under the main cabin is in a very clean and tidy condition seldom found on much newer yachts. The engine room is partially fitted with sound insulation.
Two (2) freshwater cooled marine six( 6) cylinder diesel engines by Perkins. They are mounted on flexible engine mounts to steel plates on timber fore & aft main engine bearers. They drive two 23.6 X 17.5 three-blade counter-rotating bronze propellers on 1.75inch bronze shafts via sealed stern tubes with white metal bearings, stern packing gland, semi-flexible coupling & Newage hydraulic gear. Total engine hours are 5886.

  • Engine, main propulsion, Port – Perkins 6-354
  • Gearbox, main propulsion, Port – Newage
  • Engine, main propulsion, STBD – Perkins 6-254
  • Gearbox, main propulsion, Stbd – Newage

Raw water is supplied via dedicated seacocks with attached bronze strainers. Port intake seacock is bronze or similar. The Starboard intake seacock is a glass re-enforced plastic ball action valve by Patay on a bronze or similar thru-hull. It is normally not advised to use plastic seacock in an engine room however since this valve is low down and the engine room is protected by three (3) automatic Halon Fire Extinguishers the risk is considered minimal.
The engines are fitted with wet exhaust systems utilizing S.S. dry risers with water injection with short runs of flexible exhaust hose exiting the yacht just on the waterline to Port & Starboard. Exhausts fitted with exhaust temperature alarm by Index Marine.
Engine instruments for each engine included tachometer, water temperature & oil pressure gauges, ammeter.
Shut off valves for the fuel system are on the tanks via flexible fuel lines to CAV Filters, one for each engine. Plus two engine mounted fuel filters.

  • Diesel  –    Three(3) welded steel 2700Litres total Capacity (engine room)
  • Water  –    One(1) welded steel 900 Litres (engine room)
  • One(1) Stainless welded steel 200 Litres(Guest cabin)
  • Holding  – One(1) Plastic tank 300 litres (under starboard berth aft cabin)

Re-wired to modern standards and is protected by new breakers for 12V, 24V and 220V, all are located in the engine room. Wiring is run and secured in a professional manner
24V System
Ship’s power is provided by two (2) 12V, 200AH batteries protected by an isolation switch and new breaker system The batteries are stowed in a purpose built timber battery box.
The engine start battery bank consists of two(2) 12V, 200amp lead-acid batteries stowed in a purpose build timber battery box. The batteries are charged by two (2) 24V, 32amp engine mounted alternators, a  Victron 220V, 24V/50amp charger and Solar panels x 4 believed to be 140W.
Additional equipment includes a Surepower model 708 multi-Battery Isolator, solar regulator and a Sterling Power manager.
12V System
The 12V system is supplied by a separate 12V battery bank, which also acts as a generator starting battery. This system is protected by a separate set of breakers, which are dedicated to the 12V supply requirement
Charged by one(1) 55amp alternator mounted on the starboard engine and a Sterling 220V,12V/30amp charger.
220V System
Supplied by shore power or generator and protected by s220V breaker located above the Cleghorn Waring Hot water tank/heater to Port.
The generator is an Onan, 7Kw, MDKAV 555352 mounted in the engine room with sound insulated case and wet exhaust with water trap and water separator.
Lady Coppelia is fitted with a 24V 3000Watt Inverter to 220V.
The yacht is fitted with a hot & cold domestic water system delivered via copper supply lines with flexible hose. she has the following pumps:-

  • Pump, water domestic, (1) – Jabsco Dual Parmax 4
  • Pump, water domestic, (2) – Jabsco
  • Pump, water transfer – Jabsco Water puppy 2000
  • Lista, Eurosip SRL Pump, water, emergency, 220 l/min, 230 V

Plastic Patay Action Valves, Bronze or similar Ball valves, Blakes Taper valve & Gate valve
Two gas bottles in Starboard vented lazarette locker, with shut-off on top of bottles, bottle mounted regulator and solenoid shut-off valve.All supply lines were replaced 19 years prior with all lines outside of bilge areas and appear in an acceptable condition.

  • Gas bottles, Turkish x 2.
  • SF Detection Ltd. Gas detector
  • Remote Solenoid shut-off valve.
  • New World four(4) burner gas cooker with grill and oven
  • Paloma Gas Hot Water Heater, water, gas,
  • Electric – Rule Submersible 2000GPH with float switch Flo-jet general purpose, R4125-504
  • Manual  – Henderson MKV accessed in Galley
  • Emergency Portable 230V pump.

Deck level navigation lights to meet international requirements to 20M.

  • Anchor light automatic switch.
  • Not under Command lights, red.


  • Type: 2 x Perkins 6/354 6 cylinder diesels with Newage PRM310 gearboxes. 32 amp alternators
  • Power: 2 x 115 Hp Last serviced 2015
  • Fuel consumption: 18-20 lt / Hr @ 1800 RPM (Speed 8-9 Knots)
  • Range Roughly 1100 NM Speed 8-9 Knots @ Cruising / 12 Knots Max Speed
  • Additional alternators fitted for 12volt and for 24 volt 80 amp battery charging
  • Propeller Shaft Drive / 3 blade Bronze
  • Hand pumped system using Vickers NEOX 8000 stern tube oil. (no seawater leakage)


  • Diesel: 3 welded steel €“ 2700Litres total capacity (engine room)
  • Water: 1 welded €“ 900 Litres (engine room)
  • Water: 1 Stainless steel €“ 200 Litres(Guest cabin)
  • Holding: 1 Plastic tank 300 litres(under starboard berth aft cabin)
  • Deck Wash – Tellarini Pompe
  • Bilge – Rule
  • Diesel transfer – Jabsco
  • Engine oil fill/empty – Marco
  • Stern gland oil return – Marco


  • Raytheon RX41 XX 24+ miles and MARPA.
  • Icom IC-M802 HF (SSB) radio
  • Icom IC-M421 VHF DSC radio
  • Icom IC-M10A handheld VHF radio
  • NASA HF Reciever
  • ST60001 Raymarine with inertial system fitted and remote control


  • McMurdo 406 GPS EPIRB
  • Plastimo Dan Buoy
  • Air operated horn
  • Search Light
  • Two(2) XM Quickfit, CO2 inflatable life jackets with harnesses
  • Two(2) Lalizas 150N, CO2 inflatable lifejackets
  • Two(2) Life rings
  • ML Lifeguard six(6) man Liferaft, ORS Solas B, S/N 6214, Service as required.
  • Emergency Flares

AIS (automatic identification of ships)

  • CSB200 Comar class B transponder
  • GPS receiver for AIS
  • Computer running Maxsea chart programme with charts for all the Med. Programme shows the AIS information.
  • Raymarine GPS receiver GPS GXL1100 – Apelco
  • Navionics LCP chart plotter with Apelco GPS GXL 1100 satellite receiver. All charts for Med. and English Channel to Burnham on Crouch. Old but still works if required as a backup.
  • Compass Saloon
  • Compass Handheld
  • Compass Sestrel
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind Instrument
  • 2 Barometers Culpepper Instruments and Plastimo
  • Navtex Pro – NASA
  • ST60 Log/Speed
  • ST60 Depth sounder
  • Clinometer – Sestrel
  • 150 watt Search Light
  • 2 x Engine Mutlu Batteries
  • 4 x Service Mutlu Batteries
  • Victron  Phoenix 24 volt 50 amp
  • Sterling 12 volt 30 amp
  • Engine alternators. 2 x 24V 30 amp, 1 x 24V 80 amp and 12V 30 amp
  • Super Wind Generator
  • 4 x 140 watt panels giving up to 18 amps at 24 volt Solar Panels


  • Lofrans 1500 watt anchor winch. 160 meters of 13mm chain. 35 kg admiralty pattern anchor
  • Danforth 80lbs
  • CQR 75lb
  • Additional Rode: 15m 12.7mm chain & 100m 16mm braid
  • Raymarine (RAY430) loud hailer with speaker on wheelhouse roof and 2 way talk to all 3 cabins
  • Paloma gas water heater
  • Hot water tank with immersion heater
  • Onan 7Kw generator fitted with water separator for quiet running. (2005 – @ 2580 hrs)
  • Victron 3 Kw inverter (2010)
  • Shore power
  • Breakers for 12V, 24V and 220V


  • Forecabin – 1 X RS €“ 1Kg. Dry Powder
  • Galley – 1 X RS €“ 2Kg. Dry Powder & Fire Blanket & Gas Alarm
  • Engine room – 2 X Firemaster & 2 Kg Halon 1264 & 1 X unmarked reported to be 2 Kg. Halon.
  • Workshop – 1 X RS- 2Kg Dry Powder
  • Guest cabin – 1 X RS €“ 1Kg. Dry Powder
  • Main cabin – 1 X 1Kg. Dry Powder
  • Wheelhouse – 1 X 1Kg, Dry Powder to be fitted
  • Webasto oil fired heater
  • Arma Water 130 lt / Hr (2015) Water Maker
  • 3000 BTU Fitted for aft cabin and guest cabin Air Conditioning


  • TV with DVD/CD player
  • Radio/CD player


  • TV with DVD/CD players.
  • Radio/CD player.


  • Gas cooker ‘New World Vision’ 50TWLM. LPG, spark ignition and flame out protection.
  • Candy 3.5kg washing machine.
  • Fridge – 24 volt top loading.
  • Fridge 230 volt, 12 volt or gas. Useful when on the hard.


  • Fitted with hard roof inset with LED lights. Installed after some pictures were taken.
  • Totally enclosed with a weatherproof tent, removable in sections as required.
  • New 3.5 meter ‘Joker Boat’ with central steering consul and 25 HP Yamaha, with electric lift, outboard. Some pictures show the old dinghy. (both new 2015)


A traditional English motor-yacht located on the South Coast of France.
Ideally situated to enjoy idyllic holidays in the Med.
A spacious and versatile vessel offering extended cruising opportunities or a holiday home in the sun.

Contact us for more information, more photographs or to arrange an appointment to view.

GUIDE: Sold – August 2020

LYING: South of France