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1965 John Bains Seaborn 42ft motor yacht MV Nodens 1965 Current Survey 2019
Very rare motor yacht with original masts and interior
Min Bid£12700.0
BIN Price£45000.0
Start13/10/19 4:14 PM
End20/10/19 4:14 PM
We have now emigrated and this beautiful motor yacht is still on the Thames. I flew all the way back to meet the last buyer who neither had the money in full or the courtesy to meet me. She is being delivered to the broker next weekend so this will be the last opportunity to buy her privately before that happens. This will undoubtedly save brokerage fees and we can also arrange mooring for the winning bidder as well as recommend any marine trades that you might need. She is an amazing craft and we have spent three months this year and £30k on her restoring the hull. There is a current survey from June 2019 this year while shows out of the water which can be made available on enquiry. The hard work is done and she is seaworthy as you can see from the survey. Both engines are fully commissioned and she handles beautifully under power, spinning on a sixpence and using very little fuel. Original bunks, cabinets, sofas, tables and furnishings in mahogany, fully carpeted throughout in deep pile get carpeting. Includes all lines and other equipment aboard- even the gramophone - Le Voix de Son Maitre and the books! She needs a hot water and tanking solution - she is plumbed completely for both bathrooms and the kitchen to includes a mahogany bath and two showers and three basins and possibly solar power if you want to go that route. The original masts are now with the boat and include main and mizzen with booms and rigging. 96 Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE NODENS – HISTORY: John Bain, following his retirement as director from Silvers of Rosneath continued free-lance yacht designing for a number of boatyards and special commissions. From the late 1950s, John produced a number of sea-going motor yacht designs known as the Seaborne 35 and Seaborne 40 series. These able vessels include all the characteristics of the famous Silver built boats however with more modern styling and optional ketch rig. NODENS was built in 1965 for G W Crook of Staunton Corse, Gloucestershire. He required a capable motor-yacht to keep at the Severn Motor Yacht Club and for cruising in the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel. NODENS was built only two miles downstream of the SMYC by Seaborne Yacht Company, Court Meadow, Kempsey owned by Eric Seaborne with yard manager and boat builder Jim Preen. During the late 1970s and 80s, NODENS was owned by Lt. Cmdr. G W Sudlow R D of Mendip Farm, Shepton Mallett. He was a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes. In later ownership, NODENS was moved on to the non-tidal River Thames. Traditional carvel construction, Burma teak underwater planking and mahogany topside planking all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers with intermediate sawn oak frames. Teak laid deck with marine ply subdeck. Varnished mahogany superstructure and brightwork. Original deck hardware and stanchions. Long straight ballast keel, radius transom stern, flared moulded bow and round bilges. Spacious, light and well laid-out interior with original mahogany joinery throughout. AFT STATEROOM: Twin berths to port and starboard, central dressing chest of drawers. Hanging wardrobe. ENSUITE HEADS COMPARTMENT with marine WC. Lobby with useful storage to starboard steps up to: DECK SALOON: Fitted settees to port and starboard, folding table. Ample space for loose chairs and for socialising. Helm position to portside with console and controls. Navigation gear and original brass compass. Original Sailor radio set. Sliding side deck doors and steps forward down to: GALLEY: (port side) with fitted pantry and crockery lockers, stainless steel sink unit, cooker, fridge. HEADS/SHOWER HIP BATH to starboard. FORE CABIN: Single berths to port and starboard. PAIR 85hp FORD ‘New Holland’ DIESEL ENGINES – fitted new circa 1985. Two recently fitted VETUS, fully insulated fuel tanks. Original main and mizzen masts available. Ray Marine navigation equipment, original ship to shore and binnacle compass. A sturdy, well-built classic motor yacht from the famous John Bains stable. An excellent choice for long-distance cruising, exploring the French Canals or living aboard. Boat Safety Certificate – 2022 LYING: Upper Thames This beautiful boat is sold with the deepest regret and it is hoped that whoever buys her will enjoy her and love her as much as we have. Depending on how far you want to go with her, she is worth up to £100k. If you do a little research you can see her sister ships selling for that and more. I think she will make someone either a truly remarkable and seaworthy gentlemen motor yacht or a very special live aboard. Best of luck.
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