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Owl specifications


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.(?))

Back cabin

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

Engine room

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

Owner fitout

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

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