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Sold – 35ft. SPEY CLASS MOTOR-SAILER – 1966 – Gardner 4LW Diesel – Lying: Beaulieu River


35ft. SPEY CLASS MOTOR-SAILER designed by G L Watson and built in 1966 for Rev. The Hon. Robin Buchanan-Smith by Jones Buckie Slip Ltd. Fife, Scotland


Boat Details

Overall Length: 35ft
Waterline: 32ft
Beam: 11ft 6ins
Draught: 5ft 9ins
Displacement: 15 Tons Thames Measurement
Engine: 48hp 4LK Gardner Diesel
Berths: Five Berths in Three Cabins
Sail: Bermudian Masthead Rig
Designer: G L Watson
Builder: Jones Buckie Slip Ltd
Year Built: 1966
Location: West Sussex


LAVROCK is one of a number of motor-sailers built by Jones Buckie Slip Ltd during the 1960s to a design by G L Watson, who needs little introduction as one of the finest naval architects of the 20th Century. Around twenty-two Spey Class 35 motor-sailers were built from 1960 to 1966 together with about seven 40ft models.

LAVROCK was built for Rev. The Hon. Robin Buchanan-Smith of Chaplain’s House, St. Andrews, Fife and stationed at Buckie during his ownership.

These sturdy, purposeful motor-sailers have a proven long-distance cruising record with a good few based in the Med.

Carvel planked larch hull on oak frames and timbers. Teak laid decks, re-payed 2017. All teak hatches and brightwork refurbished 2017 by Little Ships Project at a total cost of £6,616

Exterior re-paint and antifoul February 2019

Electrics overhaul 2017 by Greenham Regis at a cost of £4,000

LOA: 35 ft 0 in. Beam: 11 ft 5 in. LWL: 32 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 9 in. Displacement: 14000 kgs. Headroom: 6 ft 3 in

Engine Brand: 48hp Gardner 4LW Diesel Engine, serviced, new starter motor and alternator
Year Built: 1966
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Shaft Drive

Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Maximum Speed: 8 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (100)
Fuel Tanks: 2 (50)
Holding tank

Five berths in three separate cabins.
Number of single berths: 1 (saloon)
Number of twin berths: 2 (fore & aft cabins)
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 1

Depthsounder – Nasa Echosounder
Wind speed and direction – Nasa Wind Speed
Log-speedometer – Nasa Speed Log
Compass – Sestrel Moor
Autopilot – Raymarine 6000
Navigation centre – Standard Horizon
GPS – Garmin
New Garmin Echo MAP CHIRP 95s

Fully battened mainsail, genoa, jib.

Electric winch
Steering wheel

Heating – Webasto Diesel Heater
Oven – Gas Oven and Grill
Hot water
Manual bilge pump
Battery charger

Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 24V

Exterior Equipment/Extras
Cockpit cushions
Teak cockpit
Cockpit table
Davits – Mahogany Taff Rails
Tender – 2.2m + Outboard
Teak side decks
Liferaft serviced and certified to 2020
Electric windlass

Mainsail cover

Additional Onboard Equipment
6 x Batteries, new 2017 (4 Domestic 2 Start)
1.5kw Inverter
Search Light
Fog Horn
Taylor Cooker with Two Burner Oven and Grill

Part One Registered.

Latest photographs dated June 2020 following exterior re-paint.


A rugged Scottish MFV style motor-sailer offering versatile accommodation ideal for extended cruising or living aboard. Previously sold by Classic Yacht Brokerage and extensively refurbished in present ownership. Over-haul and re-paint February/March 2020 ready for the coming season.

Lying: Hampshire

Guide: Sold – September 2020

Viewing: Through CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE – 01905-356482