|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
Aigues Mortes Languedoc-Roussillon France|
Dutch steel motor cruiser for sale in France. Designed by Henk Lunstroo and built in 1978 by Henry Engelaers yard (renowned for quality bespoke yachts) her pedigree is still evident today. She oozes charm of a bygone era yet is bright, practical and comfortable.
We were first attracted to her as she has a king-sized double island berth aft, in the owner’s suite - well away from guests fwd, fwd I double bunk and 1 single, plus child’s berth, the main Saloon could be adapted for another double; there are 2 marine toilets & 2 showers; the side decks are not too high above the ‘standard’ pontoon height (the ‘boss’ having just had a knee replacement) and, finally, she has a large and ‘clear’ foredeck with good guard rails at a decent height. With her powerful hydraulic bow thruster and large rudder (which turns to 90 degrees to port & to Starboard), she is easy to operate by two people.
In 2013 we embarked upon an extensive refurbishment programme. The wiring systems were totally updated and extensively re-wired, all mechanical systems, (engine, generator, steering gear, cooling systems, central heating etc) were checked over and serviced as appropriate, the steel wheelhouse was removed and replaced with folding windows and a collapsible hood thereby reducing the air draft to just 2.70 m. allowing access to the full length of the Canal du Midi and onwards to Bordeaux from the Rhone. We also carried out extensive interior upgrades at the same time, such as replacing the toilets in each of the Heads/Toilet compartments, to ensure, as far as possible and practical that we would not experience equipment/mechanical/electrical failure whilst cruising in Europe. After this very comprehensive re-fit carried out in the UK we cruised from Honfleur to Bordeaux via the Seine, Canal du Centre, Saone, Rhone, Canal du Midi and Canal Lateral a la Garonne.
She is extremely manoeuvrable and ‘well mannered’; she is also equally at home cruising at sea. LED lighting now installed almost everywhere. The crane aft makes handling the tender, outboard & bicycles easy. A classic motor cruiser ideally suited to extended holidays or full time live aboard she is a stylish and practical choice for cruising the inland waterways of Europe, the Med & beyond.
|Vessel type:||Dutch Motor Yacht|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||14.97m|
|Hull type:||Displacement - Round Bilge|
|Hull colour:||Dark Blue|
|Fuel capacity:||2500 Litres|
|Water capacity:||2500 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||70 Litres|
From Aft: Owners' suite comprising King sized island berth with drawers under and cupboards each side, leads to Owners' Shower room with full sized shower, wash basin with range of cupboards, separate Heads compartment with Vetus macerator toilet and wash basin and cupboard. Fwd along small companionway past watertight door off to Engine Room up to Saloon with solid teak side board with drawers and cupboards each end, bookcases and glassware cabinet. L-shaped seating with storage under (contains comprehensive range of spares), space for two arm chairs. Table is multifunctional it opens, swivels and moves horizontally over the central pedestal, allowing good relaxing space for two or dining up to eight. Fwd Galley athwartships with access thriugh doors each side to the side decks, 2 hob Induction Cooker, Combi Microwave, 12v/240v Fridge with small freezer compartment, drawers, cupboards and shelves with Galley Lazarette under floor. Fwd one double berth, and two single berths, with cupboards and small Vanity unit plus small fridge. Off to port side another heads with Jabsco macerator toilet hand basin and wet room shower
Jo de Mer was designed as a 'one off' for the original owner and was built as a 'small ship', as such she is extremely well crafted with great attention detail. For example she is surrounded on the exterior by 2 solid stainless steel rubbing strakes, the teak where used throughout is 'proper' solid teak including the deck, the rails, there are 'storm covers' for the fwd scuttles etc etc.
The steel wheelhouse was removed and replaced with armoured glass folding windows which were specially engineered to be easily raised and lowered, thereby increasing her accessibilty to European Inland Waterways.
There are two huge lazarettes fore and aft, the aft being alongside the crane, as well as a further lazarette under the Galley floor.
24v & 12v electrics, inverter, galvanic isolator, echo sounder, Garmin GPS Map, VHF, Auto Pilot & Helm Indicator, Electric Crane, new Lewmar Tigress Anchor Winch 2018, new Induction Hob 2019, mosquito screens for hatches and wheel house door, good selection of fenders and warps, passerelle, half anchor moorings, shore supply wire, emergency steering arm, aft deck sun cover, deck shower, bathing platform and ladder, good supply of engine spares - filters, belts, impellers etc etc. Rubber Dinghy.
The 130hp Daf Engine is entered through a watertight door, there is extremely good access all round - engine checks and filter changes are therefore easy. The sound proofing of the whole engine room is of a very high insultation standard. The engine was thoroughly overhauled in 2013. The gear box is a 'Twin Disk' (it has a trolling throttle as well). Hydraulic Bow Thruster.
There is a fwd 'machinery space' for the 8Kva Vetus Generator, Webasto Central Heating and the domestic water pump system.