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42ft. WARRINGTON-SMYTH CLASSIC MOTOR YACHT – 1957 – Lloyds 100A1 – 100hp Twin Perkins – Lying: River Thames


Boat Details

Overall Length: 42ft
Waterline: 39ft
Beam: 12ft 6ins
Draught: 5ft
Displacement: 20 Tons TM
Engine: Pair 100hp Perkins S6M Diesels
Berths: Four Berths in three cabins
Sail: n/a
Designer: R Warrington-Smyth
Builder: Falmouth Boat Building Company
Year Built: 1957
Location: River Thames

NANDURA was built for J Dundas to a design by Rodney Warrington Smyth by the Falmouth Boat Building Company and completed in August 1957. Classed Lloyds 100A1 from 1959. Registered in Falmouth, official number 185809. NANDURA was built with sea-going and coastal cruising in mind to a trawler style having a steadying rig of 170 sq.ft. together with 100hp S6M Perkins diesel engines.  In 1961 Mr & Mrs Ralph Pickett became the second owners and as members of the Royal Motor Yacht Club and Poole Harbour Yacht Club stationed NANDURA at Poole, where they lived. F C Thrush of Godalming, Surrey became the next owner in May 1970, continuing to moor the vessel in Poole. In June 1975 R A Partridge of Sittingbourne, Kent acquired NANDURA moving her to a Medway mooring. The current owners bought the vessel in 1983 and have enjoyed nearly four decades of cruising from their Thames mooring, NANDURA being a much loved family boat. During those years specialist classic boat restorers Dennett’s have looked after NANDURA with more recently a new transom fitted. Last surveyed 2017.

Carvel construction, Honduras Mahogany planking on oak frames. Burma teak laid decks, marine-ply superstructure.

DECK SALOON/WHEELHOUSE 10ft 6ins long x 7ft 9ins wide, 6ft 5ins headroom

Upholstered settee berths to port and starboard, chart table, bar, three double mains sockets, traditional spoked helm with instrumentation and engine controls, side door and door to large aft cockpit with fixed seating.

GALLEY: 4ft 10ins x 3ft 10ins wide with 6ft 5ins headroom.

Pressurised hot and cold water supply. Calorifier via engines with immersion heater. New gas cooker, new fridge, double main socket. Sink, pantry and crockery lockers. Crockery and cutlery for six persons.

HEADS: 4ft 3ins long x 3ft 8ins wide. 6ft 5ins headroom.

Powerful lever flush marine WC, wash basin, pressurised hot and cold, new shower unit.

LOWER SALOON/MASTER CABIN: 10ft x 7ft 6ins wide with 6ft 5ins headroom.

Two berths. Wardrobe, locker cupboard and under berth stowage.

FORE CABIN: 6ft 8ins x 6ft 3ins wide with 6ft 5ins headroom.

Pipe cot, chemical heads and ample storage.

PAIR PERKINS S6M 100hp DIESEL ENGINES (1956) serviced 2020. Cruising speed about 7.5 knots, maximum 10 knots. Two fuel tanks 50 gallons each. Bronze propeller. 240 volt shore power. Six Exide 140 AH batteries. 100 gallons fresh water capacity.


A well maintained and presented traditional twin-screw motor yacht ideal for extended cruising, living aboard or as a weekend/holiday retreat. Offering spacious, stylishly appointed accommodation with five berths in three separate cabins. A great opportunity to purchase a well designed and built ‘classic’ on the market for the first time in nearly 40 years.

Early Viewing Recommended

GUIDE: £40,000

LYING: River Thames


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