Sea Spirit – Ketch – Project boat


Ex Gordonstoun school Yacht built by Nodia Vam Dan 1969.

Please check out her Facebook page where many ex-students have comments and photos about her. She is mentioned in lots of articles and press and the latest addition being Mary berry’s memoirs. A famous boat.

With much regret, it is time for Sea spirit to move on to a new owner.

Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of … Read more
Year: 1969
Type: Ketch Rigging: Ketch
Make: Nordia Keel: Long Keel
Length (feet): 65 Country/Region of Manufacture: Netherlands
Hull Material: Steel

The last plan was to convert her to a houseboat with a mooring in London, which would have allowed a healthy return. This also meant she still had the option to go back to a blue water sailing yacht when required.

Sea Spirit has under gone a major rebuild of the hull and deck and without doubt that she is stronger and safer than she ever was.

List of renovation work that’s been completed to date.

New 5 mm steel deck

All of the underwater parts of the hull have been replaced in 6 mm steel.

Multiple frames replaced.

Concrete bilge cover removed and covered in new steel sheet (will never fail)

Prop shaft lowered including new engine beds to increase cabin space.

New portholes to include new brass portholes

New floor frames

New fuel tanks

New steel bulkheads including water tight doors.

New front dog house with grand spiral staircase leading to front accommodation.

New rear wheel house with navigation/Coms area and stairs to crew area

New rudder

All new gunwales as original bent.

New deck lights.

New windows frames for Dog house and Wheel House

The boat has been thoroughly prepared and painted inside with specialist paints.

She does have original masts and rigging but the engine was underpowered so she will need a new unit.

Certified MCA approved contractors have professionally done all work The hard, dirty, and expensive parts of the project have now been completed.

With increased work commitments it has become very difficult to find the time to manage and complete this project.

The first 2 photos show her original condition and the rest as she is now.

Loads of photos on her Facebook profile listed above.

For more information, please do contact:

Jamie on +44 (0) 7971 482506

Or Jason on +44 (0) 7973 224424


Houseboat – Fairline 40

Fairline 40 – Ready to move on and live.

This boat is up for auction on Ebay – Starting price is £45,000

Lovely boat nice engines new 2017 canopies and techdeck.
Good navigation gear
Tv washing machine freezer
Inverter system.
Too much to list. 
Viewing by appointment only.
Southsea marina. Portsmouth.

Please call to view.

In date survey.
Runs very nice 2 x 300 turbo perkins Sabah engines.
Fly by wire very nice boat.
Ready for you to move on and live anywhere you want.
Has a small ribb with 8hp Jonson on  davets. With new cover.
Like I said easyer to view.
Cameras ip200 x3 you can change around all the screens.
Good for mooring and safety.
Nice fly bridge with seating for 6 people.
In date life raft and fire extinguishers.
Engine bay fire extinguisher automatically works and was £500 new last year.

I have adverts elsewhere and reserve the right to remove this advert at anytime. Es 128 Es 78 x2. Latest autopilot,vhf with ais. Tv dome etc. Inverter 3.5k 4 x 110aph in for inverter. Sola and wind turbine new 2017. Lots and lots. Ready for the new season. Pictures are not updated yet some are old. Old seating is available aswell.

TEL: 07770 233964.

Priced to sell
Grab a bargain phone for viewing.
Come and view for yourself.
Will be out the water from 31 June until sold.
No reserve. £45,000.00 starting price. 
Grab a real bargain. 

Px for nice camper van considered. Offers welcome.

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The show River Pod has one bedroom, fully fitted kitchen and shower room, complete with a lounge dining area and can accommodate 2-4 people.

Although we are able to build to any size up to 50 ft x 12 ft depending on your budget and we are always happy to discuss your ideas and plans.

River Pods also incorporate a front and rear decking area so you can be at one with the outside.

The River Pods have recycled all round insulation, this includes 100 mm in the floor, 100 mm in the walls and 100 mm in the ceiling!


Also have heat retaining double glazed windows and doors –

They are fully insulated, keeping you cosy in the winter months and cool in the summer months!

We have built in a unique Klagester system that has been integrated into our also unique.

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The unique floating system is made from HDPE, which is lightweight yet super-strong.

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It comes with a 125 year guarantee. Oxygen, salt and water have no effect on HDPE, it is not affected by the ravages of time.

It does not need to be painted, or anti-fouled.

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Lamberhurst Road
Kent TN12 8ED

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Houseboat Project boat- Teeside in the UK

Description of Houseboat – project boat

This project boat is a historical registered vessel of 67 tons was bought by her current owner. To continue her life as a passenger vessel, she was sailed from Scotland to her current location in Teeside. However, due to the requirements of commercial coding and coastguard regulation. This plan will not be possible under current ownership, therefore she is now offered for sale. For potential conversion to a houseboat, she offers extensive internal space and due to her wide beam there is very good deck space. While also benefiting from a shallow draft. As seen on the photos, she is currently available for inspection on a slipway. Until the end of May 2018, thereafter she will be on a marina mooring. The owner is keen to sell and is open to offers.

These boat details are subject to contract.

More details and information here 

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered. 

TEL: +44 (0) 1904 215414   or (0) 7768 996370

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