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Eos of Mersey Specification

Beautiful classic 43ft., mahogany on oak, motor yacht by Storebro of Sweden. Restored and maintained regardless of cost by its present owner. Featured by Motor Boat & Yachting as a modern classic. Large aft deck & wide side decks, External woodwork in mahogany including sliding doors and toe rails. A 2004 survey, a 2011 survey update and all bills are available for inspection. An opportunity to purchase now without the delays and hassle of refitting.


She is a very spacious vessel with 2 metres headroom almost throughout , has lovely lines, sparkling exterior & interior varnish work & is very comfortable, both on & below decks, whether at sea or alongside.
 

Since we bought her, she has been refitted on the Hamble, crossed the Channel to France on her maiden voyage, travelled to Belgium via Paris and the French canals and thence onto the Rhine up to Mainz and down the Danube to the Black Sea. Since 2008 she has visited Turkey, Greece, Albania, Montenegro (including a non-forecast 48 knot thunderstorm), Croatia, Italy, including Venice and Sicily and has now returned to Greece.


She is one of only 12 built, & in a thoroughly sound condition.
 


Make: STOREBRO  Royal Cruiser 43 designed by John Teale.

Production no. 2039   3rd of class of 12

Delivered from Storebro 15/03/1973

British Registered: SSR 113358 

LOA 12,98 m  Beam 4,29 m  Draft approx. 1,11 m

Displacement approx. 13,0 ton

Fuel tanks approx. 2 X 1000 lit.   Fresh water tanks approx.  2 X 300 lit.

Holding tanks 180 Black 130 Grey lit.

Berths: 7 Cabins: 3  Aft Cabins: 1  

Major refit and upgrade 2004-2006. Bills for over £100,000.  

Provision for air-conditioning and/or watermaker

Full LED lighting throughout.


CONSTRUCTION

Semi displacement hull of edge glued/planked mahogany on oak frames 

Mahogany superstructure with insulated GRP coach-roof tops. Pilothouse.

White Interdeck painted decks – these reduce deck temperatures in hot climates from over 60⁰ C to about 35⁰ C. and reduce internal heat gain. Construction- epoxy and glass cloth on 2 screwed and bonded layers of marine ply laid new throughout in 2005 during refit including a majority of new deck beams in iroko.

External mahogany woodwork coated in Woodskin.

High quality varnished mahogany interior joinery throughout.

 

Pilothouse/Deck Saloon

Bright & spacious with a large sliding hatch in the deckhead. Stowage lockers.

Large sofa with capacious drawers under to match original (2013).  

Sunbrella screens (2009) for heat reduction when alongside/anchored. Navigation station over 24v fridge.


Master cabin aft

Double and large single berth  

En-suite Vacuflush Head (to black tank) with Mira shower to starboard; handbasin and 6kg AEG washing machine to port  

Three wardrobe cupboards, a dressing table, lots of drawers & plenty of stowage  


Galley area

Twin Hotpoint radiant hobs and Sharp microwave/grill oven.  24v Waeco kettle for use at sea.

24v Isotherm fridge  

Stainless steel sink & tiled work surfaces. Stowage to galley- original cupboards and drawers

'U' shape Dinette to port which converts to a double berth. Bookshelves behind.

Large wardrobe stowage and many lockers

Heads compartment to starboard with Vacuflush head and handbasin.

All forward drainage to grey/black tanks

Hatch to large hold area containing holding tanks and some spares.


Forward cabin

2 'V' berths & storage under and over. Hatch to foredeck.

Chain locker fwd. Hatch to forepeak under.

Access to windlass batteries and relay


PROPULSION

2 original Volvo Penta TAMD 70B (2 X 184 kW/250 HP, Diesel) No. SB 3917 and Port 3916

Estimated 3000 hours each (hour counters disconnected before my purchase and reading 650/675 hours in 2004). Sea water cooled. Vetus raw water filters. Serviced annually since purchase.

Halyard exhaust system with water-lifts and temperature sensors

Twin Disc gearboxes with Morse twin lever controls. Shaft drives to Bronze propellers with Rope Cutters. New shafts and all realigned 2007

Cruising speed approx. 8-10 knots. Max speed 17 knots as designed.

New sound insulation 2008. Main engine & generator spares


ELECTRICS: 

Westerbeke 7.5Kva generator with silenced exhaust system and water separator, new 2006. 400 hours only. Separate battery system. Remote start/shutdown panel in wheelhouse saloon

24v system supplied by 2 pairs of batteries 120ah capacity. Batteries charged by engine alternators, Sterling battery charger and solar panels on coach-roof 360 watts with Phocos MPPT/100/30 controller.

240 volt, 24 volt, 12 volt trip/switch panels. Alfatronix convertor to provide 12 volts and separate convertor 19 volts for computer supply. Safesure galvanic isolator

Shore Power & Cable. Changeover switch and polarity checker in galley. Polarity reversal cable and various adaptors.


INSTRUMENTS

Radar- Furuno 24v

GPS Furuno 24v

Log/Echo sounder- NASA Clipper 2006 12v. Sounder mounted internally in oil bath for ease of replacement. Spares.

Navtex- NASA 12v

Silva DSC VHF linked to GPS

AIS transponder by Digital Yacht 2014. USB or NMEA output.

Toshiba Laptop for Fugawi navigation software using Navionics charting. Paper Charts for backup. Included in sale.


STEERING

Wheel Steering Hydrive hydraulic (2006). No kickback on going astern. Coursemaster 650 Autopilot (Australian) with connection to separate GPS, fitted 2006


TANKAGE: 

Fuel capacity approx. 2,000 litres (440 gallons) in 2 stainless steel tanks port and starboard

All sewage and galley waste goes into black(180l) or grey(130l) tanks. Pump out to sea or to shore. If there is a suction point then the tanks can be emptied via a deck fitting. No-smell filter.


WATER SYSTEM

Water capacity approx. 600 litres (150 gallons) in 2 stainless steel tanks replaced 2011.  

Pressurised Hot & Cold water system re-piped 2016 -pump replaced 2017

Water heated by 80l calorifier from engines or immersion heater- new 2017

Provision for water-maker.

All adaptors for filling points.


GROUND TACKLE

16kg Delta 2005 with 75m 10mm galvanised chain (2005/2010)

CQR Kedge anchor with 75 metres Anchorplait (2015)

Electric anchor windlass Vetus Alexander (2006) with separate 24 volt batteries (replaced 2017) and automatic Merlin charger(2006)


GENERAL EQUIPMENT 

Fire extinguishers – 2 x 9 litre AFFF

Full width teak bathing platform with external hot or cold shower. Mahogany side boarding ladder 

Bimini and Sunbrella sunscreens 2009

Bilge pumps -engine driven, 24 volt switched, 12 volt auto. 1.5” hand pump with hoses

Lightweight Passerelle, custom made with adjustable height bracket and stowage arrangement

Large folding teak table for aft deck, c/w 4 folding teak chairs. Sits 6/8. Not included in sale at present.

Aft Sun screens for evening sun, new 2009  

2.4 m inflatable (2014) with Thruster 12v electric outboard (2011) and battery 2015

Stainless wire guardrails new 2006 on original stanchions fixed using resin bonded sockets in deck.

Charcoal barbeque by Magma.


Warps, fenders & original Boathooks, Searchlight,  Horn,  Lifejackets, 4 man liferaft serviced 2018,

2 First aid kits,  Navigation Lights( not LED),  Anchor light(LED), Searchlight,  Clock & Barometer