|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
North Ayrshire UK|
HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
Miller of St. Monance need little introduction as one of the most successful boatyards in the UK. James Miller built many fishing boats at his yard in St Monance on the Fife coast, the largest over 70′. He also built some very fine yachts to various UK designer’s plans working from the 1930s through to the sale of the yard and subsequent closure in the 1970s. The yard used their knowledge of the Scottish fishing boat, famous for it’s sea-worthiness, to produce a range of motor sailers, the Fifers, which became very popular and were built from the late 1950s through to the end of the yard’s production. The Fifers followed the lines of their working sisters having long keels, a powerful sheer, good freeboard and a signature canoe stern though some of the last boats built had transoms as a quicker build option. Sizes varied from the little 26ft six tonners, the 28ft nine tonners, the most popular 33ft twelve tonners and a few larger models close to 40ft, some with twin engines.
LYNSEY LASS was built as a North Sea commercial fishing vessel, by the world-renowned yard of James N Miller of St Monance in Fife in 1954. She was first registered in Berwick in 1955 (BK 002).
The hull is of larch planking (1 ¼”) on oak frames (5” x 3” sawn).
She was professionally converted to her present layout in 1967-69, and the engine was replaced by a Gardner 4LW at that time. 2:1 reduction to fixed three-blade propeller.
She has been in the careful current ownership since 1982. Over this time, LYNSEY LASS has proven to be an extremely safe and reliable vessel having cruised extensively from Ireland to the west and north of Scotland on countless family holidays.
Cruising Speed 7.0 knots at approx. 2.5 gallons per hour
Freshwater 30 gallons
Fuel (diesel) 125 gallons
Layout – 3 double berths and a single in the wheelhouse. Fitted galley and head compartment with marine wc, with wash hand basin. The wheelhouse has a chart table to port and helm position with folding helmsman’s seat. Access is by the wheelhouse door from the stern deck with companionway to the saloon area. There is a forward hatch in the forepeak.
12 volt 160ah battery dedicated to starter fed by a shaft-driven dynamo. 24-volt system (two 12 volt batteries) fed by 60 amp alternator supplies auxiliaries. Some 12-volt equipment is supplied by a 24/12 volt inverter.
Fuel tanks are stainless steel
Water tanks are flexible rubber.
Bow winch is Lofrans Tigre. 40 meters of anchor chain and a 35lb CQR.
Ketch rigged and a continuous guard rail everywhere except forward of the foremast.
Double sink Galley has gas cooker/oven.
Two gas bottles in the external locker.
Equipped with a 4 man life raft (out of test)
Two automatic bilge pumps and one whale manual pump.
Additional equipment includes a framework and tarpaulins for winter storage.
Professionally manufactured and purpose-built yard trailer/cradle. Constructed with galvanised steel and weighs 1 ½ tons. Designed for launching, recovering and storage. Can be dismantled for transport elsewhere.
LYNSEY LASS INVENTORY
Ships compass – Sestral, mounted deckhead
VHF – ‘I Com’ with handset
Depth Sounder – Furuno monochrome fishfinder
EPIRB – McMurdo Max (purchased 2015)
Steering pump (hydraulic)
Radio cassette – Panasonic with two 8” Wharfedale speakers
GPS – MLR FX 312 (display faulty)
2 x AFFF fire extinguishers (still in green)
1 x powder extinguisher (still in green)
1 x fire blanket
Flavel gas cooker (2 rings, grill, oven)
Twin sinks with H & C swivel tap
Quantity of crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, cooking equipment
1 x Lavac toilet
Wash hand basin with tap
Mirror and light
Lofrans Tigre 24v bow winch / windlass
1 x 35lb CQR with 45m chain
Gas Locker – 2 x gas bottles with regulator
1 x 4 man Liferaft in valise (old and out of test)
1 x 24v automatic bilge pump
1 x 12v automatic bilge pump
1 x manual whale bilge pump
Mikuni diesel powered water heater with matrix for blown hot air round boat.
(this system installed but never commissioned)
Calorifier (HW tank) with 240v shore power immerser
Potable water pump 24v
12v shaft driven dynamo
24v belt driven alternator
12v starter battery
24v auxiliaries batteries (2 x 12v)
2” Jabsco belt driven bilge pump (needs replacement vacuum unit)
Frame & tarpaulins for wintering tent
Petrol pump and with hoses for immediate post launch period
Quantity of whitworth/imperial spanners and sockets
Quantity of bulbs, fuses etc
Spars originally carrying sails
A substantial, weatherly little ship built for coastal and off-shore in the changeable conditions of the West Coast. Successfully converted to a purposeful motor sailer some fifty years ago and in current long ownership. A rugged and appealing MFV, a forerunner of the later Fifer range.
LYING: West Coast
VIEWING: Through CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE
|Designer:||Millers of St Monance|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Gardner 4LW|
|Fuel Consumption:||2 Gallons Per Hour|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Cruising Speed:||7 Knots|
|Maximum Speed:||9 Knots|
|Nominal length:||33' 6"|
|Length over all:||35'|
|Length of deck:||33' 6"|
|Length at waterline:||30'|
|Maximum draft:||4' 7"|
|Hull colour:||Dark Blue|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
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