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Salcombe Trader 27

£ 65,000 TAX PAID



27ft Gaff Cutter Rigged ‘Salcombe Trader’ Launched 2010 Mareea is a stunning example of a traditional cruising yacht based on the lines of the west country working boats with looks that stands her out from the crowd, but it’s not just those looks that define her, she’s a capable and comfortable passagemaker.

She was designed by Barry Pritchard, the hull was built by Buccaneer boats in Cornwall and fitted out by her original owner, Jonathan March, the level of detail is very rare. Currently under her second ownership, the care and attention that both owners have shown is highly evident, with a long list of upgrades and maintenance available.

She has a foot in both camps designed with the pedigree of a classic working boat with all their inherent seaworthiness and stability but with an easily maintained and very strong moulded hull.

She is currently lying in Guernsey, where viewings are also to take place.
‘Mareea’ is UK part 1 registered in Fowey.

Please call our Falmouth office for futher details

Country: United Kingdom
Price: £ 65,000 TAX PAID
Year Built: 2010
Boat Model / Make: Salcombe Trader 27
Boat Builders: Buccaneer Boats
Boat Designer: Barry Pritchard
LOA (metres): 11.58
Beam: 2.84
Displacement: 7000Kg
Draft: 1.62
Hull Material: GRP
Engine/Fuel Type: Beta
Engine HP: 28 HP
Engine Hours: 1450
Fuel Capacity: 96
Water Capacity: 174
Holding Tank: 45
Mareea was Copper Coated from new, recoated 2023
Mareea’s hull was heavily constructed as her design dictated, then her owner Jonathan March designed and built the deck structure and coach roof before fitting out the interior to a very high specification.

As a cabinet maker, Jonathan completed Mareea over a ten year period in a lean-to along side his workshop in Cornwall, he chose this hull after much research including the excellent reviews in Classic Boat, Yachting Monthly and Boatman magazines. (Reprints available)

Mareea’s design is based on boats like the Falmouth Quay Punts and the famous Oyster Dredgers that race so competitively still today.

The present owner had been looking at other similar boats like the Heard 28 until he came across Mareea.
Owner's Comments
As far as I understand there were initially 5 hulls produced, 2 were fitted out by ‘Tideway Boat Construction’ in Salcombe and the other three, I believe by their owners. Interestingly 2 more hulls have been built in the last 3 years as engine less Gaff Rigged open fishing boats by a charity based in Plymouth.

As her present owner I can vouch for her sea-kindliness and good manners both under sail or motor and wouldn’t hesitate to take her into the blue waters.

I bought her with the view to sail her to the Algarve for a couple of years or so (once more for old time sake), but Covid altered those plans as it did for many people, so instead I spent the time changing things to my own liking and the usual upgrade after 10 years. A lot of the work didn't really need doing, but I enjoy doing it, in any case, what else was there to do during lockdown? With her working boat design, many people would consider her to be a heavy boat, but that doesn't affect her sailing ability and in my view improves it, they knew a thing or two in those days, indeed she will often see off a lightweight modern yacht and frighten many others, (very satisfying), she is also not difficult to sail, I sail her mostly single handed including my annual trip from Guernsey to England to cruise up or down the coast looking up friends along the way, after all that’s what its all about.
Teak for Sampson posts, Cockpit seats, rubbing strake and galley worktop. Iroko for brightwork, coachroof and cockpit coamings, boom crutch, interior, doors, bulwarks and framing etc. Spars are Spruce and the bowsprit Douglas fir. Marine ply decks epoxy sheathed and finished with 2 pack polyurethane and non slip paint.

Transom hung rudder with lifting tiller and numerous custom made stainless steel fittings.
Rig & Sails
Spars are resorcinol glued Spruce, the deck stepped mast was new in 2019, built by ‘Metre Yacht Restorations’ in Falmouth. Bowsprit in pine.

All the standing rigging was replaced by ‘David Carne ltd’ at the same time.

Mainsail and staysail by ‘SKB’

Headsail by ‘Sanders sails’ 2022.

New jib 172 sq ft. Staysail 110 sq ft. Mainsail 305 sq ft. Total 587 sq ft without the topsail.

Jib is on a ‘Profurl’ roller furling gear, Staysail on a ‘Harken’ roller reefing gear and the mainsail is slab reefed but can also be roller reefed. There is also a Jackyard topsail on an aluminium spar.
On Deck
Delta 20kg main anchor.

Spare anchor stored in forward cabin.

Custom made bow fitting with twin rollers and opening gate for lifting bowsprit. 6 Antal bronze sheet winches, 4 in the cockpit and 2 on the mast Blocks etc mostly by ‘Harken’

Boom cover (new 2023),

Summer cockpit cover you can stand under (new2019/20) Winter cover (new 2019/20)

12 volt extractor vents, one above the galley and one in the heads. Gas locker in the cockpit that vents overboard.

Storage space under the lifting cockpit floor, (fitted 2021) Inflatable Dingy with transom (2020 I think)

4 Man coastal life-raft (2022)

Full work list available from 2019 till 2023
Engineering & Electrical
28hp Beta Marine engine, 3 cylinder with 1450 hours on the clock, 100 amp alternator with a smart controller, PRM gearbox, Aquadrive coupling (new 2020), rope cutter and 3 bladed ‘Axiom’ bronze prop. The whole installation has good accessibility and well soundproofed.

4 service batteries, 1 engine (all new 2020) fully switchable and monitored by BEP D600-DCM2 meter. Shore hookup, with power supply to the 30 ltr hot water calorifier, heated by both engine and mains. Sterling Ultra 20amp battery charger (new 2019) and 220 volt plugs.
Circuit breaker switch panel for nav lights, cabin lights, water pump, instruments and gas alarm, etc etc.

Icom m330 VHF (new 2020).
AIS transmitter and receiver. (new 2020) Garmin Ecomap plus 70 GPS, fixed in the cockpit (new 2020). Sony VHF stereo radio/CD player with aux.
Both sets of batteries monitored by BEP D600-DCM2 meter.
Mains circuit breaker linked to shore mains socket.
Raymarine ST60 wind, depth and speed instruments.
Raymarine GP tiller pilot.
VEMA fuel and water gauges and a Tank watch holding tank gauge. 12 volt bilge pump control.
Plastimo bulkhead compass.
One Henderson manual pump for the heads and holding tank with 2x 2-way valves. Electric pump for the sink and anchor locker.

One Henderson pump for the galley sink and bilge with a 2-way valve.
Accommodation for 5 in 2 cabins. The fore cabin can ether be a comfortable single berth (rather than 2 inadequate singles) or a double berth. 2 saloon berths and a quarter berth.

Apart from doorways, the headroom in the saloon and galley area is 6’1”, forward cabin 6’ and the heads 5’10”.

’Reflex’ polished brass diesel heater (new 2021) fitted at forward end of the saloon. all upholstery replaced between 2021/22.

Brass ships clock and barometer and one brass oil lamp.

Totally redesigned and rebuilt in 2019/20.
All pipe work including to the unused holding tank replaced. new ‘Lavac’ toilet and sink fitted with hot and cold water.


‘Nelson’ Spinflow 1500 2 burner LPG hob, oven and grill, gimballed.
12 volt ‘Isotherm’ fridge with lifting top, Teak worktop, s/s sink with hot & cold water and LPG sensor and alarm

Below Cabin Sole
96 ltr diesel tank.

30 ltr hot water calorifier, heated by both mains or engine.

94 ltr fresh water tank, all 3 tanks are under the saloon floor.

45 ltr holding tank under the heads floor. Never used, filled with fresh water 2022 to test the gauge, which worked, then the top removed and dried out.

80 ltr fresh water tank by TekTanks (new 2020) in forward cabin with the 4x 90 amp service batteries. (new 2020).

Chain locker with 70metres of 10mm hot dipped quality chain (new 2021) (not Chinese) fed by hawsepipe from a ‘Quick’ Electric windless with remote control and chain counter.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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