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45ft. RACING SLOOP -1975- Sparkman & Stephens Design – Camper & Nicholson Built for Rt. Hon. Edward Heath – Lying: Greece


Boat Details

Overall Length: 45ft
Waterline: 34ft 4ins
Beam: 13ft 2ins
Draught: 7ft 4ins
Displacement: 25 Tons T M
Engine: 36hp Volvo Diesel
Berths: Five Berths in Three Cabins
Sail: Bermudian Sloop Rig sets 2,468 sq.ft.
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Builder: Camper & Nicholson, Gosport
Year Built: 1975
Location: Greece


MORNING CLOUD 1V was built in 1975 to a Sparkman & Stephens design by Allday Aluminium Ltd of Gosport and fitted out by Camper & Nicholson. She is the fourth in a series of racing yachts named MORNING CLOUD built for former Prime Minster Sir Edward Heath, who is the only British Prime Minister to have won a major international sporting trophy whilst in office. He owned and raced five yachts called Morning Cloud and became one of the most successful ocean racers of his generation.

His first big achievement was to win the gruelling Sydney Hobart Race in 1969 and the prestigious Commodores Cup in 1970.

In 1971 Edward Heath was appointed Captain of the Great Britain Team for the Admiral’s Cup – the unofficial world championship of ocean racing – and led the team to victory. He has the distinction of winning the Gold Roman Bowl for the Round the Island Race four times in three different yachts. He was aboard Morning Cloud V during the infamous 1979 Fastnet Race, he retired from competitive sailing in 1986 at the age of seventy.

LOA : 45ft (13,65m)
Beam: 13ft 2ins (4,08m)
Draft: 7ft 4ins (2,35m)
Displacement : 10 Tons
Year built : 1975
Builder : Camper & Nicholson Ltd.
Designer : Sparkman & Stephens
Material : Aluminum
Flag : Greek

2 mainsails (fair condition)
2 spinnakers good condition
1 HA Jib (very good)
1 Drifter (very good)
1 storm jib (very good)
1 Genoa 2 (very good, in roller furling)
1 staysail (very good)
All sails are North Sails from 1990 (very well kept)
2 original spinnaker poles attached on deck
1 small pole

All rigging changed in 2020 for Diform stainless steel 12mm cables.
Mast lowered in 2020 and re stepped.
New Facnor roller furling system (2020)
Original hydraulic backstay jack and boom vang (boom vang not installed)

All original B&G electronics (only depth sounder installed and working)
New Raymarine charter plotter
Depth sounder and wind instruments too Raymarine with the plotter.


3 separate 12v battery banks with intelligent isolator
Service 200 amp/h (2021)
Navigation 200 amp/h (2018)
Engine 110 ampo/h (2021)
Electric pressure water pump (2021)
Electric diaphragm bilge pump (2021)

Volvo Penta 3 B 35hp 1975 (Original engine)

Manual pumps
1 big original manual pump in bilge
1 henderson manual pump in cockpit
1 henderson manual pump for chain locker and mast step bilges.


1 integral epoxy coated water tank in bilge amidships 235 lts (original)
2 inflatable 200lts water tanks amidships under settees.
1 120 lts integral Diesel tank.

1 3 burner stainless steel stove with oven
2 sinks (one in bronzr)
1 ice box fridge with 12v compressor (WAECO)

Warps and Kedge

1 30kg Delta anchor (2020) with 75 mts Lofrans 10mm chain (2021)
1 CQR spare anchor with 40mts nylon braided rope and 20 mts 10mm chain (20201)
Lofrans horizontal WINDLASS MOTOR 1500 WATTS



1 stainless steel kerosene heater (2021) + 1 old webasto heater

6 Original Lewmar winches including 2 big ones with coffee grinder system + 2 other

Many original aluminium blocks


All hardware on deck was taken off for repainting deck and reinstalled with polyurethane sealant (no leaks)
Mast was stepped with all new rigging and halyards and running rigging
Rudder was lowered and reinstalled all in perfect condition.
Topsides and deck were sanded and repainted

New bathroom/shower was added built from scratch.

Floors were re-varnished

Electric system was rewired professionally

All plumbing added and/or changed

DISCLAIMER: Classic Yacht Brokerage offer the details and photographs of this vessel in good faith as a guide but cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information or images, or warrant the condition of the vessel, machinery or rig. Buyers should instruct their representative, agents or their surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer requires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.