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


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