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Sevnt 4: 60ft CURTIS & PAPE MFV, fully restored with Gardner 8L3B Diesel


60ft. FULLY RESTORED ADMIRALTY MFV designed and built in 1946 by Curtis & Pape, Looe, Cornwall


Boat Details

Overall Length: 60ft. (18m)
Waterline: 57ft
Beam: 18ft (5.27m)
Draught: 8ft 6ins
Displacement: 55 Tons
Engine: Gardner 8L3B Diesel Engine
Berths: 4 / 8
Sail: n/a
Designer: Admiralty
Builder: Curtis & Pape
Year Built: 1946
Location: West Wales


Sevnt 4 is one of a group of Admiralty vessels designed on Motor Fishing Vessel lines to undertake general coastal duties during and after the Second World War. The idea was that after de-commissioning they would be sold into fishing however in reality most went in to private ownership as did MFV 74.

After some years on the South Coast Sevnt 4 was brought up on to the non-tidal River Severn at Worcester where she remained for many years in various ownerships and often used as a live-aboard in the yacht basin.  Following her owners move to Milford on Haven Sevnt 4 was motored to West Wales where some years later she changed hands and was bought by a professional marine engineer. During this time a substantial amount of work was carried out aboard including some hull re-planking and engine gearbox rebuild.  In the current four year ownership Sevnt 4 has substantially been upgraded throughout which a top quality interior refit and installation of new systems and equipment. During a visit to the West Isles Sevnt 4 was re-caulked with traditional oakum at Largs. A substantial steel shoe was also fitted to the bottom of the keel.

Following the refit Sevnt 4 has cruised to Northern France, Brittany, Scotland and locally in the Haven.
Carvel built of larch on substantial oak frames and back-bone, with larch laid decks, fibre-glass sheathed. Iroko superstructure.
Gardner 8L3B Diesel Engine.
Cruising speed 7 knots @ 580 revs. 15 litres full consumption per hour.
Maximum speed 9 knots @ 750 revs.
Four fuel tanks, 4,500 litres capacity (currently 2.5 tons of fuel aboard)
240 volt shore-power, 24 & 12 electrics.
Kohler 6.5 kw generator, 720 hours.
Six batteries, 2 main engine, one generator, one windlass, two domestic.
Centaur 30amp battery charger.
Two tons fresh water capacity, pressurised system, water maker.
Webasto and electric heating systems.


Raymarine Autopilot
Koden Radar
Furuno Colour Sounder
Furono GPS
VHF, DSC plus Sailor & handheld
Electronic charts
Sat Dome for Freeview TV


Wheelhouse / Deck Saloon approx. 20ft x 10ft
Galley / Lower Saloon approx. 14ft x 8ft 6ins
Forward Cabin / Ensuite approx. 14ft x 12ft.
Aft Cabin / Ensuite approx. 13ft x 13ft
Dedicated Engine Room


Classic Yacht Brokerage have known Sevnt 4 since the early 1980’s having sold her for a previous owner. She is a substantial and capable vessel ideal for those seeking a comfortable liveaboard home or for extended cruising. A considerable amount has been spent in recent years bring the vessel up to modern standards yet retaining a traditional style. Exterior re-varnishing and painting prior to Summer cruise to Cornwall and Scilly Iles.
Registered as an Historic Ship.

Guide: Sold – July 2017
Lying: West Wales
Viewing: Through the brokers Tel: 01905-356482