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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