25 September 2012
Leisure craft and Registered Historic Vessel Beth is up for sale and desperately seeking a new owner.
Beth is a ketch rigged motor yacht built by Cox & King at Wivenhoe in 1919. She was registered in London and her official number was 165643. Her hull is carvel built of pitch pine on oak and clench fastened, with a teak wheelhouse. She has a pointed bow with a plumb straight stern and a transom stern. Her current engine is a BMC Seamaster diesel, with six cylinders, made in approx. 1964.
She is believed to have been used by the Royal Navy as a sailing trawler, but was decommissioned in 1926 and sold into private ownership. In the Second World War, she was requisitioned again and served in the Western Approaches and Swansea Waters. After the war, she re-entered into private ownership and is now up for sale as a project.
The interior is stripped out, the engine is intact and was running when she was craned out onto hardstanding in Stourport on Seven four years ago. She requires an extensive refit and would be worth in the region of £100K if worked on to a top spec.
Make/construction: Wooden motor yacht by Cox & King, Wivenhoe
Year of build: 1919
LOA: 50ft / Beam: 11ft / Draft: 4.5ft / Air: unknown/ Tonnage: 20.00
Engine: BMC 6 cylinder 1964
Price: offers over £5K neg.
For all further enquiries, please contact Sirius Marine Services direct on 01299 871048 / email@example.com / www.siriusmarine.co.uk