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Arran Rose: 40ft CURTIS & PAPE MOTOR-SAILER – Lying: Clyde


::::: SOLD – 9th December 2017 ::::::

40ft. KETCH MOTOR-SAILER designed and built in 1962 by Curtis & Pape, Looe, Cornwall for Charles Delmar-Morgan DSO.


Boat Details

Overall Length: 40ft
Waterline: 36ft 4ins
Beam: 12ft
Draught: 4ft 8ins
Displacement: 19 Tons T M
Engine: Pair 62hp BMC Diesel Engines
Berths: 6
Sail: Bermudian Ketch Rig sets 298 sq.ft
Designer: Frank Curtis
Builder: Curtis & Pape
Year Built: 1962
Location: Clyde


1¼in. Carvel Burma Teak planked, copper fastened to massive European Oak frames, grown to form, 15in. centred.
1¼in. x 3in. Burma Teak, screw fastened to heavy deck beams, and dowelled over.
European Oak, 9in. x 6in. One ton ballast iron keel.
European Oak, grown to form.

Mahogany and Teak, with ¼in. armour plate glass.
Wheelhouse roof is hatched for engine removal.


Carefully designed ketch rig with furling jib, gaff mainsail and mizzen sail.
Spars are varnished Oregon Pine stepped in painted galvanised tabernacles.
Sails are tan coloured Terylene. Heavy Stainless Steel rigging and rigging screws.


Twin 4 cylinder BMC Tempest Commodore 62 hp 3.4 litre diesels with 2.1 reduction PRM gearboxes. The engines are believed to be fitted new in 1977 and removed again in 1990 for complete refurbishment.
Heavy stainless steel shafts with handed 3 blade propellers.


Twin steel 150 gallon fuel tanks. Each with a sediment/water sump fitted with drain valves.
Fresh water storage of 160 gallons.
Hot water calorifier off engine, supplies galley and both heads.


Entire boat is 24 volt.
Domestic bank of 4 x 105 AH 12V batteries. (New 2017)
Engine starting batteries 2 x 105AH batteries. (New 2017)
Battery Charger, Sterling Pro Charge Ultra 24v 30amp. (New 2017)
Merlin Advanced Battery System display gauge.
Inverter 1, NV P1000 Pure Sine Wave.
Inverter 2, for phone/laptop charging etc.
USB socket for phone charging etc.
Fully wired for shore power with extension cable.
Wind charger, LE-v50 Turbine New 2016.
Chart plotter, Raymarine e7, with Platinum Navionics software with Bluetooth connection for remote iPad.
VHF, Icom M423 with outside & inside operation
Radar, Furuno model 1830.
Navtext, Furuno NX300.
Kent Clear View Screen.
Salt water deck wash. Operated from w/h.


4-man Ocean Safety CSM canister liferaft, new 2017 first service due 2020.
Emergency tiller with access key.
2 horseshoe life buoys.
Emergency nav lights.
Anchor ball and Motoring cone.
Tasco NV 200 night vision scope.
Amos model 650 gas detector in main saloon/galley.
2 x automatic and 2 x manual Whale bilge pumps.
Flares. (expiry Dec. 2018)
Various Fire extinguishers & Fire blanket.
First aid box and manual.

Ground Tackle

33 Kg Rocna anchor with approx. 180 feet of 7/16in. chain.
120 ft of multi-plait anchor trip line.
Heavy rope-chain-rope tackle for overnighting on visitor moorings.
Simpson Lawrence windlass – currently hand operated.

Other Gear

Large quantity of quality mooring warps.
7 matching fenders.
Fender board of indestructible plastic.
Suunto steering compass.
Avon Dinghy with oars.
Teak boarding ladder.
Boat hooks.
Various cushions for w/h and cockpit.
Two 6kg propane bottles.
Crockery, cutlery, glasses.
Good set of tools.
Vacuum cleaner. (240V)
Set of equipment manuals for almost everything.

Recent Work

Facnor Jib furling system fitted. (2015)
All running rigging renewed. (2015)
All standing rigging, stanchions, guard wires, professionally checked. (2017)
Wind charger. (2016)
Complete deck recaulked & redowelled where necessary. (2015)
Gas piping checked and renewed to new cooker. (2015)
New fridge with ice making facility. (2015)
Both alternators removed, stripped and refurbished. (2017)

Internal Layout

All internal areas are heated by Eberspacher D5 diesel hot air blower.
From forward:- chain locker, heads with shower, restored Baby Blake & plenty of storage lockers.
Main saloon, headroom 6′-6″, with seating for 7/8 round table. Seating converts to bunks and can sleep four adults.
Galley, with gas cooker & oven, large fridge with ice container microwave oven & plenty of lockers.
Steps up to wheelhouse.
Internal steering position, chart storage and table, seating for about five.
Headroom 6′-4″” in wheelhouse.
Steps down to aft cabin.
Two large storage lockers, access to engines, aft toilet with restored Baby Blake, door to aft cabin.
One single berth and one large single berth, headroom 5′-11″”, plenty of stowage, twin doors to self-draining aft cockpit.

Paint Work

Topsides and internal gloss paint is International Toplac.
Varnish work is Epifanes Wood Stain Gloss.

Owners Comments:

Curtis & Pape need no introduction to classic boat enthusiasts. Launched in 1962 (as Palinode) Arran Rose has the classic good looks of a Gentleman’s Motor Yacht but thanks to the builder using the very best available timber and fittings, she has the robust strength of a much bigger fishing boat type.
She has never been €œrestored€ because quite simply she has never remotely needed anything replaced. She was “built by the best – with the best” and it shows – in her elegant looks and superb seakeeping abilities.
Should the weather be inclement, the inside steering position in the wheelhouse is safe and warm with excellent visibility aided by the Kent Clear View screen, but in good weather, the outside helming position is a positive joy. Low speed manoeuvring in marinas is perfectly straightforward using the twin propellers. She also goes astern easily at low speed.
Arran Rose has cruised the West of Scotland and Irish waters for at least the last 35 years, having previously done a year or two in the Med. The previous owner, who also owns a respected boatyard, removed the engines in 1990 for a complete strip down and re-build. They have been lightly used and regularly serviced ever since and still start €œfirst time every time€ and run beautifully. Combined they only burn one and a half gallons per hour at 7.5 knots. She can run for hours at almost 10 knots but fuel consumption will increase quite a bit. Surprisingly, she can also sail not too badly, but not terribly quickly, and don€™t expect to win any races!
The current owner has replaced a lot of the electronics and all the interior and exterior lighting to LEDs All this work has been done professionally and sympathetically and as a result, she is as near original in looks as when she was launched in 1962. She is in commission on the Clyde until the beginning of October when she will be going back inside for the winter months.
Apart from personal belongings the seller is leaving Arran Rose with everything on board that was used for all his family cruising. He is finally “Swallowing the anchor”.


ARRAN ROSE is a particularly well-built and maintained ketch-rigged motor yacht and although not quite a 50/50 her rig could be enlarged for long distance cruising. An ideal boat for cruising the Western Isles or beyond with comfortable accommodation and separate aft double cabin.
A rare opportunity as very few motor-sailer were built in the UK and are highly sought-after.
Available for inspection/ survey anytime. Booked for covered Winter storage from mid October 2017.

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