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Maybo Eagle


A 1948 ‘Eagle Class’ TWIN-SCREW MOTOR-YACHT designed and built by William Osborne Ltd. of Arun Shipyard, Littlehampton, West Sussex


Boat Details

Overall Length: 41ft
Waterline: 39ft
Beam: 11ft
Draught: 3ft 6ins
Displacement: 18 Tons TM
Engine: Twin 49hp BMC Commander Diesels
Berths: 5
Sail: n/a
Designer: William Osborne
Builder: Osbornes of Littlehampton
Year Built: 1948
Location: West Sussex


Maybo Eagle is one of a small number of motor-yachts built during the late 1940’s to the Eagle Class design by William Osborne Ltd. of Littlehampton.  The Eagle was the largest of a group of four designs produced by the yard after the War, the others being the Osprey, Kestrel and Swift.

Maybo Eagle was built for Robert Buckland of London, a member of The Little Ship Club who only owned her for a few years before selling in the early 1950’s to W J Cripps of Russell Court, Bournemouth a member of The Royal Motor Yacht Club he renamed her Lucia 11. After a succession of owners and back to her original registered name she returned to the South Coast to near where she was built some sixty years before.  In the current ownership the vessel has been considerably up-graded and regularly makes sea passages along the South Coast.

Maybo Eagle was the subject of a feature in Classic Boat Magazine in 1996.

Close seamed double diagonal mahogany hull copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers.  Solid teak laid decks, mahogany superstructure and internal joinery.  Straight, slightly raked stem, transom stern, round bilges, long keel.  Originally buit with twin Morris six cylinder petrol engines she was re-engined, probably in the mid 1960’s with the trusty, economical and robust FX4 BMC diesels.

The traditional, mostly original interior benefits from 6ft. headroom and offers comfortable accommodation for five.

Forward Stateroom: Large double berth with lockers and drawers under.  Skylight, dressing table, wardrobe, opening portlights and ensuite heads compartment with wc and wash basin.

Wheelhouse: Port helm position, console and instrumentation.  Henry Browne compass, VHF radio/telephone, Penta autohelm, sounder and log, clearview screen, complete signal flag locker, clock and barometer.  Seating with folding dining table and stowable table and two chairs.

Saloon: Settee berths to port and starboard, (one double, one single) Solid fuel stove, Moonstone Art Deco style light fittings, built in drinks cabinet and cellarette, sideboard with cupboards and drawers.  Opening portlights.  Galley with Taylors cooker, sink unit, folding work table and pantry and crockery lockers.

Aft Cabin: Mahogany sideboard, opening portlights, deck hatch built in locker stowage and full size roll top bath with mixer shower tap.

Engine Room: Beneath the wheelhouse sole access is gained to Twin BMC 48hp Commander Diesels. Petter 4kva generator.

Inventory: Search light, anchor windlass, alloy transom davits and liferaft.


Classic Yacht Brokerage have know Maybo Eagle for some twenty years having listed her on brokerage for several previous owners.  She has in the past made a very successful South Coast and Thames liveaboard and has cruised extensively from various UK ports.  Maybo Eagle is an ideal sized motor-yacht for river, estuary and coastal passages or for exploring the French Canals.

Guide: £40,000

Lying: West Sussex
Viewing: Through the brokers Classic Yacht Brokerage Tel: 01905-356482 / 07949095075 info@classicyachtbrokerage.co.uk