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Sold: 52ft. FLEUR DE LYS MOTOR YACHT – 1964 – Pair 5LW Gardner Diesels – Lying: Bristol

Boat Details

Overall Length: 52ft
Waterline: 47ft 5ins
Beam: 15ft
Draught: 5ft
Displacement: 46 T M
Engine: Pair 78HP GARDNER 5LW diesel engines
Berths: Six in Three Cabins
Sail: n/a
Designer: J Francis Jones
Builder: Dagless Ltd. of Wisbech
Year Built: 1964
Location: Somerset

LADY OF RUDDING is one of the immensely popular and well-built motor-yachts resulting from the collaboration between the talent naval architect J Francis Jones and Dagless Yacht Builders of Wisbech, Cambridgshire.

LADY OF RUDDING was built in 1964 for G Morfitt of Rudding, Harrogate, he stationed the vessel in Salcombe, Devon. In the mid 1970s Alec Hewitt of Cornwall bought LADY OF RUDDING moving her to a mooring at St Mawes. In the current ownership the vessel has been kept on a residential mooring in the floating harbour, Bristol not far from SS GREAT BRITAIN. Moorings in the harbour are much sought-after and ideal location for living aboard or weekends/holidays afloat within a few minutes walk of the City centre.

Carvel iroko hull on oak timbers and frames. Iroko laid decks and painted mahogany superstructure. 2.5 ton lead ballast keel.

Comfortable accommodation for six in three cabins with central deck saloon.

PAIR 78hp GARDNER 5LW DIESEL ENGINES – 2,484 hours port engine, 2,408 starboard engine.

Two hydraulic Vosper stabilisers

Two x 350 gallon fuel tanks, two x 200 fresh water tanks

LPG Morco D618 Water Heater

Webasto 5kw Heating

Westerbeke 7.5 kva Generator (out of order)


A first class motor yacht offering excellent accommodation and powered by superb Gardner diesel engines. This vessel has only been lightly used in recent years and would benefit from some cosmetic upgrading. Sensibly priced.


LYING: Bristol


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