Motor Yacht 57ft Twin Screw

£175,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  317217
  • Length  ·  17.37m
  • Year  ·  1923
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Semi-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 75hp, Gardner 4 LW (1950)
  • Lying  ·  Weybridge
Boatshed London
Boatshed London
Angus Rose

Extra Details

Designer J L Watson
Builder Alexander Robertson
Lying Weybridge
Fuel capacity 581.8 ltr (128.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 11/02/2018


Engine 2 x diesel 75hp
Engine make and model Gardner 4 LW (1950)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Max speed (approx) 9 knots
Generator output 5.5KVA


Length 17.37m
Beam 3.51m
Draft Min 1.37m
Airdraft 3.00m
Displacement 32,000kg (70,560.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

24 volt battery, 240 volt generator, 240 shore power voltage, 8 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 3
Shower 2
Heads 3 heads (Electric)

2 burner diesel Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

2 burner diesel Stove

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This beautiful Motor Yacht has been lovingly restored over the years by the current owner. As ever, there is still more work to be done. In respect of this, the vendor will willing to consider any reasonable offer.

The vessel has good provenance, having been involved in clandestine operation around the Skandinavian coast during WW2, until she was scuttled by the Nazis. She was recovered by the Royal Navy and put into service as the Postal Boat between Edinburgh and The Shetlands, before she was bought by the family of Sir Alec Guinness.

The configuration of the interior is unique, as the owner's intention was to operate her as a fine dinning, cruising vessel. The professionally equipped galley is separated from the main saloon by a piano, which forms the centrepiece of the art deco interior.

The wood carvel hull is sheathed in copper, making her extremely durable. A survey in 2018 identified only two planks that were soft and were replaced at Dennett's Boatyard.

The twin Gardner engines were thought to have been fitted in 1947. They sit grandly in the engine room, and start on the button.

The boat is currently stored on a winter mooring at a cost of £320/m. BSS expires September 2023.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Motor Yacht 57ft Twin Screw has been personally photographed and viewed by Ben Evans of Boatshed London. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

10 Years

Why are you selling her?

Change of circumstances

Where have you sailed her?

River Thames

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein. We do not guarantee or assume responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any information offered by third-party companies Including New Boats Builders, Charter Companies and "Friends of Boatshed" Companies. We are in no way responsible for monitoring any transactions between you and third-party providers of products for these services.

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