Owl is was built in 1928 by Yarwoods for Fellows, Morton and Clayton Ltd.. It is listed on the Historic Ships Register and is eligible for a 10% licence discount. It has been restored to a high standard by the present owners who are downsizing after owning Owl for nearly 30 years.
It comprises a traditional back cabin, a 10’ workshop in the undercloth hold area, a 40’ undercloth conversion, with a 20' main cabin, a bathroom and a bedroom. It has a much admired Kelvin K2 diesel engine.
All steelwork and riveting carried out by Warwickshire Fly Boat Co.
Regularly maintained, with a full record of all work carried out
Prospective buyers can see the most recent hull survey report
The boat is fully equipped for extended cruising and is ready to sail away
Iron with 10mm steel bottom
Hull survey 2014
All necessary repair work identified in the survey has been carried out (a few rivet heads and six small patches behind the knees)
Next hull survey 2020
Next BSS 2018
New hot riveted engine room by WFBCo.
40’ steel undercloth conversion by WFBCo.
Back deck teak boards over steel counter
Concealed weed hatch - accessible from back cabin under counter
Steel back cabin with canadian pine framing (the green and yellow bits)
New vinyl cloths (textured to simulate canvas) with FMC lettering
Large s/s water tank at fore end (200 gals.(?))
Traditional back cabin, rebuilt in 1991 but retaining some original decoration
Epping lookalike stove
Lace plates, brasses, lace, curtains etc. included in the sale
Dry, lined storage under side bed
44hp Kelvin K2. New rings and pistons 2014
Petrol start. Spare reconditioned magneto included
24v starter motor and thermostart ensure easy starting on diesel in cold weather
One 12v and one 24v Cetek charger
70 gal under floor diesel tank
2 domestic and 2 starter batteries
Twin alternators - 12v and 24v
Tall pipe by Ike Argent
10' workshop. Workbench with vice. 5 Snapon type tool chests
Built in storage cupboard and drawers
Gas locker for 2 6kg bottles
Large lockable steel storage box
Main cabin and kitchen
20' cabin lined with recycled eucalyptus and canadian pine
Insulation - rockwool slabs and vapour barrier
1930s art deco Bergère 3 piece suite included in sale
Bilge inspection panels
Floor - 1.25” thick recycled pitch pine boards (out of theTate Gallery)
12v Waeco fridge.
Vanette oven with separate hob
Full inventory of kitchen utensils
5kw Refleks diesel fire (can heat radiators and calorifier separately, if required)
Central heating - 1 radiator in main cabin
Removable thick perspex windows
Lockable security shutters, concealed under cloths
Fixed bath and shower
Edwardian(?) washbasin from a Cunard passenger ship
Victorian thunderbox, adapted to house a porta-potti
Pumps (c/h and waste water gulper pump) and plumbing easily accessible under bath
30 litre calorifier. NB Refleks can heat this in 40 mins.
2 twin beds (could be easily adapted as a double bed)
Storage under beds and in two large cupboards
Two triangular clothes cupboards above beds.
Full set of ropes
New rear fenders (Michael Pinnock)
Pins, hammer, windlasses etc.
Duvets and bed linen
Set of decorative ropes and canvas fire hose for the deck cloth
Extras - for negotiation
2 buckby cans
Complete set of Kelvin tools (very rare)
Flat screen TV
I've taken every care to describe the boat and its contents accurately but
prospective buyers are advised to get an independent survey.
Contact: Jim Hutchinson