Live-aboard ocean-cruising Classy Twin-Screw Diesel Yacht - Fair offer considered
Hershines are highly-esteemed, top-quality, classic motor-yachts - built under US supervision and laid-up by hand with ½-inch, solid GRP, to US Coastguard scantlings & specifications. They are exceptionally sea-kindly and also afford easy handling/manoeuvring. Excellent for blue-water passage-making. Extremely comfortable live-aboards, due to the well-designed accommodation lay-out. This “Sunbridge” (by a Grand Banks associated designer) is so easily-handled she can be navigated by 2 ‘crew’, or even single-handedly. She was originally custom-designed with chartering in mind, although never used for that purpose – hence the extras over the normal specifications. She is not only exceptionally economical to run, but also has a powerful, though gentle, low-revving engine-torque. This vessel has been a couple’s home for the past 6 years and is most reluctantly for sale, as they have had to move ashore. The aft deck is a true haven in which to enjoy panoramic, sheltered relaxation! She is located on the border between the Algarve and SW Spain, offering different cultures, cuisines and beautiful places to visit. The most-convenient (and low-cost) airport is Faro, approx 45minutes away by road, while Seville is around 2hrs30mins distant. Apart from quality car-hirers, there are also air-conditioned bus services and a scenic railway to the East Algarve river-border. Her non-metric dimensions are approx 45ft+ length; 13ft beam and 4ft draught – allowing her to enter shallow bays and anchorages, for which she is well-founded. There are myriad, free anchorages and low-cost berth options along the Algarve coast and up the navigable Guadiana river, some 35NM. Some anchorages on the SW Spanish coast, plus plentiful marinas. Chandler, good car -parking, close to shops, cafes, supermarkets, banks etc. Emergency room at Ayamonte marina. Safe haven out of main stream of the river with easy access. British flag, tax-paid. Bill of Sale for easy (EU+) re-registration. Viewing and/or sea-trial – by arrangement. Returned to market after owners let down by time-wasters. Professionally valued. Photos available on request. Owner available for local, on-going assistance with familiarization advice, and help, if desired. If there's any detail not shown, just ask! The vessel was hauled out for her annual maintenance at the end of July. Reasonable - and fair to both parties - negotiable offer considered.
Cabins: 3 Berths: 7 Heads: 2
The interior is in genuinely well-cared-for condition with generous living space, with parquet wood-flooring throughout.
Spacious aft stateroom with king-size bed, en-suite shower/head. Good-sized lockers, cupboards plus 2 x dressing-tables. 2 x fresh-water tanks located below.
The forward double-berth cabin also has good storage and en-suite.
The saloon is accessed via either the starboard-side door, adjacent to the interior helm position, or down 4 steps from the aft deck.
Adjustable table to provide berths, further seating to port. Further ample storage and additional features including TV console, sound system and DVD player.
Comfortable dinette forward of the saloon, which can convert into a dual bunk-berth sleeping cabin, opposite the fully-equipped galley.
The galley has an electric oven with ceramic hob & grill, also a full-size 2015 fridge-freezer with inverter, micro-wave oven, pressurised hot+cold water system. Switchable waste- & black-water holding-tank located under the galley.
The aft deck has a utility storage area, with washing machine and bar-refrigerator.
Air-conditioning throughout including cabin-heating.
NAVIGATIONAL/ELECTRONICS, ELECTRICS, INVENTORY:
'Garmin' RADAR with stand-alone, not interfaced, GPS
2 x ‘Seiwa’ chart-plotters x 2 – stand-alone, not interfaced
Dual station duplex/simplex VHF & mobile hand-held
2 x ‘walkie-talkies’
1 x ’Raymarine’ + 1 x ‘Garmin’ echo-sounder
2 x ‘Plastimo’ Compasses
7 x heavy-duty lead-acid batteries: incl. 3 x 12v domestic & generator; 2 x 12v engines starting & 2 x 12v (1x24v) bow-thruster
Barometer, chronometer & 2 clocks
The sound-proofed engine room is located under the saloon, as is the 16-kva ‘Westerbeke’ diesel generator.
Fuel tanks are located on either side of the engines. Fuel additive always used to stop diesel bug and keep injectors clean. Very easy to access fuel tanks.
Fresh- & sea-water cooled, with heat-exchanger.
Twin disc MG502-1 hydraulic gear-box.
'Morse' teleflex controls.
Stainless steel shaft drives to 2 x 3-bladed, plus-sized, bronze propellers and rudders
Bow-thruster powered by dedicated 24v battery.
Last annual haul-out: 2019.
Last service: 2019.
Single-speed electric anchor windlass with remote control.
1 x ‘CQR’ plough + 1 x Danforth-type anchors plus maximum length of 13.mm/ ½-inch chain.
Port-side access to the flybridge which seats TEN, with ample storage.
The flybridge helm is equipped with all necessary repeaters, instruments and controls.
Crane on aft-deck roof for the tender.
Side-deck fendered boarding ladder.
Top of range ‘Besenzoni’ electric passerelle, with remote control.
'Valient' 3-4 persons rigid-inflatable dinghy.
'Mercury' 5hp 4-stroke outboard motor.
Additional 2.5m 'Plastimo' dory tender with electric motor.
Warps, fenders, boat-hook.
Stern swimming/boarding ladder
6-person canister life-rafts x 2
Life-buoys x 2
Fire blanket in Galley
Extinguishers x 4 - in all cabins
2019 FULL ANNUAL MAINTENACE HAUL-OUT