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Sold – NEGUS 36 KETCH RIGGED MOTOR-SAILER – Iroko hull, built 1983 – Lying: South Coast


36ft. BERMUDIAN KETCH MOTOR-SAILER designed John Negus and built in 1983 by Negus Yachts, Hullbridge, Essex


“The Negus 36 Motor-Sailer has a good reputation as a rugged and purposeful vessel built to a traditional working boat style yet offering comfortable cruising accommodation for up to seven with a separate aft cabin and ample deck space for working the sails or relaxing. Well maintained in present eight-year ownership following annual fitting-out”

Inspection Recommended


Boat Details

Overall Length: 39ft (36ft on deck)
Waterline: 32ft
Beam: 12ft 6ins
Draught: 5ft 6ins
Displacement: 15 Tons TM
Engine: 72hp Ford 4D Diesel Engine
Berths: Seven in three cabins
Sail: Ketch Rig
Designer: John Negus
Builder: Negus Yachts, Essex
Year Built: 1983
Location: South coast


John Negus designed motor-sailers are highly sought-after and only built in small numbers.

Cream painted carvel Iroko Hull on laminated Iroko frames, Cascover sheathed below the water line.  Solid Iroko Bowsprit.  Teak laid main deck, poop deck and coachroof.  Cast iron long keel plus pig iron internal ballast, total ballast 3 tons.  Wheel steering to keel hung rudder.  Self Draining Cockpit.

Steel Pushpit, Pulpit, and Stanchions.

1983 Ford 4D 4 Cylinder, 73 hp Diesel Shaft Driven Engine via reduction gearbox to the fixed propeller.

Morse Controls & Electric Start.

Cruising Speed: 6 knots

Maximum Speed: 8 knots

Engine last serviced: 2017

Fuel Tank Capacity: 360 Ltrs / 80 Gallons.

Seven Berths in three cabins with 6ft 2ins headroom.  3 Single Berths Forward (2 convert to doubles if required) – 2 under and over on the Port Side with a separate berth on the Starboard Side.

Separate Heads on the Starboard Side equipped with a Jabsco Marine Toilet and Stainless Steel Wash Basin.

The Saloon has L-shaped seating on the Port Side which also makes a single berth.  There is an additional berth to Starboard on a settee.

The galley is located on the port side and is equipped with a Flavel gas oven/grill with a 2 gas hob burner, sink and fridge under work surface.

The Aft Cabin is accessed via the cockpit and has a double berth, fixed seat and collapsible table.

Interior is finished with varnish and white paint.

2 Gas Heaters plus a CARABO solid fuel heater.
Cabin Heating.
Hot & Cold Pressurised Water.
Hot Water Heated via Engine & Immersion Heater (Approximately 10 Gallons).
Water Tank capacity: 180 Ltrs  / 40 Gallons x 2 (Total: 80 Gallons).

Bermudian Ketch Rig – Varnished Sitka Spruce Masts & Booms.  Deck stepped masts in galvanised steel tabernacles. Galvanised Standing Rigging. Terylene Running Rigging.
Spinnaker Pole.
Main Sail Slab Reefing
Head Sail Furling System Plus Secondary Forestay.
6 x Barlow Sheet Winches.
2 x Barton Halyard Winches.
Main Sail – Jeckells – 1988 – 255 sq.ft.
Mizzen – Jeckells – 1988 – 90 sq.ft.
Genoa – Jeckells – 1992 – 290 sq.ft.
Staysail – Jeckells – 1988.
Storm Jib – Jeckells – 1989.


  • Navigation Lights.
  • 2 x Compasses.
  • Sealine II VHF Radio.
  • Clipper Instruments: – GPS, Compass, Wind, Battery Monitor & Duet.
  • Standard Horizon GPS GP500 Plotter.
  • ST4000+ Autopilot.
  • Seafarer Echo Sounder.
  • Walker Wind / Speed & Direction Instruments.
  • Autohelm 3000 Autopilot.
  • Navstar 2000 Decca Navigator.
  • Solid Brass Clock & Barometer.
  • Radio Cassette.
  • TV.
  • CQR Anchor & 30 mtrs of Chain.
  • SL Manual Anchor Windlass.
  • Blue Main Sail & Mizzen Covers.
  • Warps & Fenders.
  • Made to Measure Winter Cover.
  • 2 x Life Buoys.
  • Danbuoy.
  • 3x fire Extinguishers.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Manual Bilge Pump.
  • Honwave 2.7 metre Dinghy & Yamaha 2.4 Outboard.
  • 2 x 12v Marine Wet Cell Batteries, charging via engine alternator.
  • Shore Power and Cable
  • Interior Brass Lighting Lamps.
  • 13 amp Double Electrical Sockets.

GUIDE: SOLD – August 2018

LYING: South Coast

VIEWING: Through the brokers – CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE – 01905-356482