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Lady Cate


A 1967 OTTER 36 TWIN SCREW MOTOR-YACHT designed by J Francis Jones of Wroxham and built by Porter & Haylett Ltd. Wroxham, Norfolk.


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The Otter class displacement motor-yachts, designed by Francis (Jack) Jones of Ferry Quay, Woodbridge were built by various yards between 1966 and 1971. Amounting to about ten Otter 36’s and three Otter 40’s. Porter & Haylett and E C Landamore of Wroxham building eight of the Otters between them.

Interyacht, Quay Street, Woodbridge were appointed sales agents and Lady Cate was exhibited on their stand at the Earls Court Boat Show in 1967. Mr & Mrs K Frampton of The Roystons, East Preston, Littlehampton were the first registered owners in 1968, stationing the vessel in Chichester under the name Surfside 11. The Framptons owned the vessel until the 1980’s when Ian Anderson (the leaping flautist) of Jethro Tull fame bought her. A considerable amount of money was spent on the vessel keeping her to a high standard of repair which has continued in the present ownership.

Lady Cate , ex: Surfside 11 , ex: Straithaird , has just completed a three year cruise through the French Canals covering over 2,500 miles from Marne/Saune in the North, South to the Rhone, Canal du Midi, Garonne and Gironde. Up the West Coast and finally the Ile de Rance Canal to St Malo before sailing back to the UK East Coast where she had a major over-haul and refurbishment with the hull and interior re-painted and varnished.

All the original documents, drawings and surveys have been retained and passed on from the previous owners including the builders contract dated 11th August 1967 from the East Coast Yacht Agency.

Carvel one inch thick iroko planked hull on oak timbers, cascover sheathed from new to six inches above the waterline. Epoxy sheathed marine-ply decks, varnished mahogany superstructure and wheelhouse.

Spacious, light and airy accommodation for five with generous aft stateroom having berths to port and starboard and central drop-leaf table. Forward cabin with two single berths, heads compartment with marine wc, vanitory unit with wash basin, forehatch and access to chain locker.

Deck saloon with upholstered seating including pilot berth, helm position to port with instrumentation console and engine controls. Separate galley with gas cooker, full sized sink unit, fridge and ample pantry and crockery lockers.

Shower and heads compartment opposite the midships galley. Both heads with holding tanks.

Engine room beneath the wheelhouse sole housing TWIN 55 hp BETA DIESEL ENGINES. Installed in 2006. PRM gearboxes with Aquadrives to propellers (new 20011) Consumption 1.3 gallons per hour for both engines based on an average from a  2,500 mile trip through the French Canals.
Fuel capacity 180 gallons
Fresh Water capacity 200 gallons
240 volt shore-power with RCD trip system

Exterior fly-bridge helm with spacious full width poop deck ideal for socialising, relaxing or sunbathing. A particular feature of the Otter design. Repeater helm position indicator, Autohelm, Speed and GPS.


Autohelm Seatalk
Depth Sounder
Helm Indicator
Autohelm ST5000 Self Steering
Simrad Radar
ICOM 421 VHF Radio
Gas Alarm
Simpson Lawrence 1500 Electric Anchor Windlass
Delta Anchor and chain
Two Horseshoe Lifebuoys
Numerous warps, ropes and fenders
Engine bay fire extinguishers
23ft Mizzen Mast with staysail


A particularly good example of the popular Otter Class Motor-Yacht, ideally suited for both inland and coastal waters and for extended cruising through the European Waterways as in the current ownership.
Offered at a realistic guide price considering the relatively recent engine up-grade and the standard of up-keep. Viewing highly recommended.


VIEWING: Through the agents, CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE – 01905-356482 / info@classicyachtbbrokerage.co.uk