|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
Staines-Upon-Thames London UK|
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Delphi is a 30ft Bates Star Craft built in 1960 and has just returned to the water after an extensive restoration 2020-2021.
Delphi was shown at this year's Thames Traditional Boat Festival. Very many more pictures of her restoration can be seen by clicking on the website button below
The hull has been extensively renewed in Iroko and Brazilian cedar (double diagonal construction).
The external paint and internal varnish work have been stripped, sanded back and renewed.
The engine has been serviced and the dashboard refitted with new instrumentation.
|Vessel type:||Motor Cruiser|
|Builder:||Bates of Chertsey|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||30'|
|Length at waterline:||28'|
|Bridge clearance:||7' 6"|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Displacement:||8 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||150 Litres|
|Water capacity:||200 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||150 Litres|
She sleeps 5/6 people in four singles and one double. The fore-cabin has a V berth with adjustable centre section, wardrobes and a hatch to the foredeck.
The galley and heads are just aft of the fore-cabin and are equipped with sink, mixer tap with hot and cold water, two ring stove with grill and oven, worktops, cupboards and new mahogany flooring.
The heads include a pump-out toilet, handbasin and shower with an automatic drain pump.
The main saloon is the commodious heart of the vessel with helmsman and passenger forward-looking seating below two hatch doors which allow for standing as well as sitting. Each windscreen is fitted with independent windscreen wipers and the dashboard has been refurbished with new instrumentation and a new echo sounder.
Behind the helmsman’s seat are four individual seats with two tables which convert into two berths and/or benches as required.
Beneath the helmsman’s seat is the 15Kg gas bottle, and above a sliding roof for the balmy days of English summer!
Beneath the passenger seat are both the 12v fridge and the hot water calorifier supplying the galley, heads and shower. In front of this seat is the beautiful drinks cabinet - a classic of its era. Under the centre walkway lies the 43 hp Nanni diesel with low hours surrounded by two inches of soundproofing to give low noise levels.
There is good storage under the seats and floor both in the main saloon and the aft cockpit.
Lighting is provided by individual spots which have been converted to LEDs giving more light with less electrical drain and less heat. Two classic chromium light holders have been removed and cleaned and are awaiting finding a suitable LED system to fit them.
At the rear of the main saloon double doors lead out to the aft cockpit covered by an awning which folds down allowing comfortable al fresco seating for three, which converts into a double berth. Beneath this seat are the fuel and water tanks and domestic water pump.
Overall a river cruiser with beautiful lines and style of a bygone time, Delphi is equipped with an anchor and ample chain for estuarial work as well.
She has a full cover for year-round protection.
Double diagonal 3/8" iroko and 3/8" cedar (originally all mahogany)
Teak on mahogany deck
Full survey before and after restoration available to serious prospective purchasers.
Anchor and 20 metres of chain and 10metres rope
Four mooring warps
3 Mooring spikes
2 automatic bilge pumps
1 Whale brass 2" bilge pump (manual)
NANNI 43HP FOUR CYLINDER DIESEL
Her safety gear includes:
three fire extinguishers,
three bilge pumps (two electric, and one the magnificent original 2” brass Whale hand pump),
a full set of fenders,
navigation lights, and
assorted buoyancy aids
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.