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…. Sold…. March 2012  Similar Motor-Sailers Required ….

A 1972 Ketch Rigged Motor-Sailer designed and built by Jachtwerf Vennekens of Antwerp, Belgium.


Boat Details

Overall Length: 44ft. 3ins. (13.5m)
Waterline: 41ft
Beam: 14ft
Draught: 5ft 4ins
Displacement: 26 tons
Engine: 145hp DAF DTM 615 Diesel
Berths: 7
Sail: Ketch Rig
Designer: Vennekens Shipyard
Builder: Jachtwerf Vennekens
Year Built: 1972
Location: East Coast

‘Leola’ was custom built in 1972 by bespoke yacht builders Vennekens of Antwerp.

26 tons displacement 5mm rolled Corten steel plate hull finished in ‘Brittania Blue’ enamel.  Raked, flared bow, cruiser stern, round bilges and 8.5 ton long ballast keel. Substantial steel bulwarks with handrail stanchions.  Hardwood superstructure and wheelhouse with varnished teak laid decks and coachroof.  Alloy framed windows and deck hatches.

Comfortable, well planned bright accommodation ideal for extended cruising or living aboard.  Quality mahogany joinery throughout with mahogany veneered marine-ply and teak cabin soles.  Seven berths excluding the saloon settees.  Hot water radiator central heating system.

Fore Cabin:
Four upper and lower single ‘V’ berths, hanging and stowage lockers, deck hatch, access to chain locker. Athwartships bulkhead with door opening to:

Full width with long settee berth to starboard having lockers and book shelving above. Dinette to port with drop-leaf cabin table and outboard pilot berth with ample stowage beneath.

Eno Mendoza three burner fixed gas cooker with oven and grill.  Stainless steel sink unit to port, hot and cold pressurised water, 24 / 220 volt fridge, crockery, cutlery, utensils, pantry lockers.

Heads Compartment:
Situated to starboard with Sealock marine WC, ceramic wash basin and stowage lockers.

Deck Saloon / Wheelhouse:
Buttoned vinyl upholstered seating to port and starboard, fold out table, sliding side deck doors, chart table with large locker under.  Port helm position with morse control, engine console and instrumentation.  Sestrel Moore Compass, Sumlog speedometer / log.  Nasa Clipper Echo Sounder (2007) GP300 GPS Chart Plotter (2007) Autohelm 5000, Autopilot, Icom IC-M 421 DSC VHF R/T.  Electronic Weather Station.  Yaesu FRG 100 Short Wave Receiver with 2008 active aerial. Schatz brass barometer, Chiming clock, Chart Rack and light, teak flag locker with signal flags.  Fm radio /  CD player.

Aft Stateroom:
Good sized double berth to port with stowage under, fitted lockers, shelving, dressing table and seat, ceramic wash basin and deck hatch.

Engine Room:
Housing the centre-line 145hp turbo charged DAF DTM 615 six cylinder diesel engine.  Shaft driven three blade bronze propeller through hydraulic gearbox.  Fresh water cooled via heat exchanger.  Flexible mounted.  Cruising speed about 8 knots, maximum about 10 knots.  Cruising range about 900 miles.  1,533 engine hours recorded.  Faryman 5kva 240 volt generator, single cylinder, air cooled.  Generator and mains distribution board.  Kabola E5 5.8 kw diesel fired central heating boiler.  Flojet fresh water pressure pump with large accumulator.  Two 120ah engine starting batteries and two Varta 180ah (2008) batteries charged by engine alternator, generator or Victronic Centaur 24v 40amp battery charger through shore-power system.  24 volt lighting system throughout with mains sockets and immersion heater in calorifier fitted new in 2007.  1200 litre built-in fuel tanks, 1,100 litre fresh water capacity in two tanks.

Sails & Spars:
Deck stepped ketch rig with varnished pine masts, booms and gaff.  Mast lowering ‘A’ frame. stainless-steel standing rigging, headsail furling gear, terylene running rigging.  Running backstays.  Andersen 40ST winches on stainless-steel mounts.  Two Gibbs Tufnol mast halyard winches.  Roller furling headsail with laced cover.  Gaff, slab reefing mainsail, bermudian mizzen sail. Dolphin lazyjacks and mainsail cover.

Deck Gear & Inventory:
Large manual anchor windlass, Admiralty Type Bower Anchor on 48m galvanised chain, kedge anchor, mooring bollards and cleats, dinghy stowage brackets on coachroof, boarding ladder, four coachroof ventilators and rotary engine room vent.  Boathook, fenders, mooring warps, Heavy duty braided nylon towing warp, Achilles inflatable dinghy with 5hp Yamaha OB motor.  Three lifebuoys, electric bilge pumps, six fire extinguishers, fire blanket, four lifejackets, flares, first aid kit, fog horn, clear-view screen.

Brokers Note:

‘Leola’ is an attractive purposeful looking motor-sailer built and finished to a high standard throughout by one of Belgium’s most respected steel yacht designers and builders.  An ideal vessel for family cruising or a couple looking to sail long distance in style and comfort.  Last Surveyed in Holland 2006.  Small Ships Registered.

Guide: Sold
Lying: East Coast
Viewing: Through the agents: CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE 01905-356482 / 07949-095075