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SOLD: 32ft. WEYMOUTH CLASS MOTOR-CRUISER, moulded GRP – 1969, totally refurbished – Lying: Essex



Boat Details

Overall Length: 32ft
Waterline: 28ft 6ins
Beam: 11ft 4ins
Draught: 2ft 9ins
Displacement: 9,180 kg
Engine: Pair 145hp Perkins HT 6354 Diesels (50 hours only)
Berths: Three/Four in Two Cabins
Sail: n/a
Designer: John Askham
Builder: James & Caddy / Halmatic
Year Built: 1969
Location: Essex


The Weymouth 32 Class Motor Cruisers were designed by John Askham of TT Design and Nelson fame, moulded by Halmatic and fitted out by James & Caddy. White GRP hull (laid up to heavy commercial standards of the time) with refurbished and repainted topsides in International Toplac and copper coated beneath the waterline in 2015/6. Epoxy sheathed wooden superstructure and coachroof fully refurbished in 2015/6. All external teak taken back to bare wood and refinished with six coats of Coelan wood coating. Stainless steel safety rails and guard wires. Alloy framed windows.

The current owner of Demelza had planned on extensive coastal and river cruising and undertook a very thorough refit to prepare her for this. Due to a change in circumstances, these plans have now changed, allowing her next owner to benefit from these works. Her refit included thorough inspection and upgrading of the plumbing, wiring and electrical systems together with a new fridge, cooker, battery charger, hydraulic autopilot, electronics package, central heating system and cockpit enclosure. Much of her varnish was refinished, new upholstery fitted throughout and many, many other upgrades and improvements carried out. Most importantly, she was mechanically overhauled to a very high standard and should provide many years of reliable service.

The Weymouth 32 layout offers three berths in two cabins including the wheelhouse saloon, with approximately 6’1″ maximum headroom.

FORECABIN – Fitted with a V berth (an infill to form a double berth could easily be created) with stowage beneath, storage lockers and opening hatch to foredeck.

GALLEY – U-shaped galley to port equipped with a Plastimo 2-burner gas cooker (new 2016) with grill and oven, stainless steel sink, 12v fridge (new 2016) and good stowage.

HEADS – Separate heads compartment to starboard fitted with a marine toilet with holding tank, washbasin and storage lockers. A shower could easily be added if required.

DECK SALOON – Helm position to port providing excellent visibility with a navigator position to starboard. L-shaped seating area to starboard (currently could be used as a single berth or easily adapted to convert to a double) with teak table and further seating area opposite.

Pressurised hot and cold water system via a calorifier. MV Airo 5kw diesel fired warm air heating system. Teak cabinetry throughout with carpets, cotton upholstery (new and still wrapped) and complimenting curtains.

The large aft cockpit has been fitted with a full-width aft bench seat with cushions and storage lockers. A teak bathing platform is accessed via the fixed stainless steel central ladder.

Located beneath wheelhouse sole, pair PERKINS HT 6354 6-cylinder 145hp turbo marine diesel engines (subject to a full professional out of boat rebuild and run for just 47 hours since). Freshwater water cooled via heat exchangers. Morse engine controls (all cables renewed). 1000L total fuel capacity in three tanks (all cleaned and new fuel lines and filters fitted in 2016). Full engine instrumentation (all renewed except for original rev counters including senders). Shaft drives with rope cutters to bronze three-bladed propellers. Remote control trim tabs.

The engines give approximately a cruising speed of 12kts with a maximum speed of 18kts.
4 x 12v Batteries (new 2018) in 24v banks, all charging via engine alternators. Shorepower system with ring mains, battery charger and immersion coil for water heating. Two 4.5 amp solar panels on coachroof with charge regulator. Electrical distribution panel.

All wiring has been inspected and renewed throughout where necessary. This work included many new lights, switches and a modern smart battery charger.

35lb CQR anchor with 90m chain
Lofrans Tigres 1500w electric anchor windlass (new 2016) with deck controls
Full cockpit enclosure (new 2016)
2 x Mooring warps
6 x Fenders
Navigation Equipment
Steering compass
Standard Horizon GX2100 DSC VHF radio (new 2016)
Raymarine i50 combined echo sounder and speed/log (new 2016)
Raymarine Hybrid touch 12″ colour GPS chart plotter (new 2016)
Koden colour radar (new 2016)
Raymarine EV-150 hydraulic autopilot system (new 2016)
Class A&B AIS radar transponder (new 2016)
Sony stereo system
Plastimo brass clock and barometer
Navigation and anchor lights
Safety Equipment
Fire extinguishers (new 2018)
Automatic engine room fire extinguishers (new 2018)
Fire blanket
First aid kit
Gas alarm
Chrome searchlight
Deck light
Manual and electric bilge pumps
4 -man Seago liferaft (last service 2018)


A top quality, totally refitted classic style motor-cruiser, restored over a three year period at a cost of around £167,000 creating a virtually new boat. Full survey November 2018, copy available on request. An ideal motor-cruiser for coastal, river and inland waterways for weekends and holidays afloat. Comfortable, spacious accommodation in as new, unused condition.


LYING: Essex