C Kip 30 Trawler Yacht
Built Taiwan 1979 sold new in UK 1980
Engine - Single Ford Lehman 4cyl 85hp (1250 hrs approx. ) driven through a Borg Warner Velvet-drive gearbox with Morse controls to both lower and upper helm stations
Bow-prop : Vetus 3KW controls at lower and upper helm
Steering : hydraulic
High bulwarks, full grab-rails on coachroof, solid hand-rails add to the safe fully walk-around deck
High flared bow sheds sea well and keeps decks relatively â€˜dryâ€™
Stainless Steel Pullpit with solid teak hand-rails fixed to high gunwale with stainless steel posts.
Gates in the hand rails to port and starboard
Opening transom gate onto large swim/boarding platform
Large flybridge with teak deck, full engine, bow thruster and anchor windlass controls, two pedestal seats, led lights and speakers
Full Covers (Saturn Sails 2018 /19) for flybridge and windows
1. Fwd cabin - V-berth (6â€™ and 6â€™6) and 2 hanging lockers with shelves below
2. Heads to Port with electric toilet and vanity basin
3. Shower/drying room to Stbd
4. Very large single or â€˜cosyâ€™ double berth by folding table in main saloon
5. Linear galley in main saloon
6. Sliding door onto aft deck
7. Sliding door by lower helm onto Port side-deck
8. Guardrail gate port-side next to lower helm station and one opposite on starboard side
9. Very large sunbathing flybridge with teak decking
10. New berth cushions & curtains throughout (2017)
11. 2 sets of berth cushion covers 2017 (one in blue and one in oatmeal) - one set unused
12. LED lighting throughout all cabins and decklights
The first owner (for approx. 10yrs) initially used her for day charters on the Upper Thames (see period advertisement of same). The second owner purchased her through his company â€˜JFPR Ltdâ€™ and later he purchased her from his company. All this time she was lightly used on the upper reaches of the Thamesâ€¦hence the low engine hours.
The current owner purchased Singapore Girl in Oct 2015 and had her trucked to Fairlie Quay where she underwent a very extensive (and photographed) refit over 18 months. This included completely rewiring and re-plumbing the entire vessel, gutting and rebuilding the forward cabins, and installing all new equipment, fittings and furnishings.
At some time in the first ownership the hull was epoxied and later a coat of epoxy-tar was applied as well. There are no signs whatsoever of osmosis (which was an issue with some early Taiwan built hulls).
The topsides have been spray-painted with 2-pack. All teak was taken back to bare wood and re-varnished. The varnish is in generally good condition but some areas need freshening.
NEW EQUIPMENT installed 2016/17 (unless otherwise stated)
1. 22L Calorifier
2. Vetus 3-way smart battery charger
3. Vetus 88L day-tank and Raycor 500FG Turbine filter fuel transfer/polishing system with fuel gauge at lower helm
4. Extra maintainance free battery and isolator arrangement fitted forward for bow-thruster and anchor windlass
5. Tank liner for fresh water tank
6. AquaJet Sea-water deck-wash system
7. All through-hull valves replaced (except Port-side cockpit drain due to access issue but original is operating properly)
8. MV Airo 5Kw diesel cabin heater - outlets to all cabins
9. 2Kw portable 4-stroke generator
Engine & steering gear
1. New Injectors
2. New Header-tank
3. Alternator sent for reconditioning/service
4. Starter motor removed and sent for reconditioning
5. New Dual station oil pressure and temperature senders
6. All engine hoses replace with silicone ones
7. Prop-shaft (2015)
8. Cutlass bearing (2015)
9. Coulping (2015)
10. Stern gland repacked (2021)
11. Exhaust hose
12. Upper and lower Morse control cables renewed
13. Hydraulic steering arm refurbished by specialist company (all seals replaced etc)
14. Full engine service 2021 (engine & gearbox oil, coolant, impeller)
15. Engine Battery (Ultra Plus Commercial 140A/H and 1050CCA) 2019
Other New Equipment during 2016/17 refit
1. Lewmar Pro 1000 windlass â€“ controlled at bow and both upper & lower helm stations
2. Bow-thruster cabling & control panels to upper & lower helm stations
3. Fuel, Temp, Oil Pressure and waste-tank gauges
4. Waeco 80L 12v front opening fridge
5. Jabsco Delux Electric flush toilet -discharge to waste tank or to sea
6. Vetus 80L waste tank with suck out or pump to sea
7. Separate shower-room (auto sump-pump to waste tank)
8. Clipper Duet Speed-depth at lower helm
9. Target2 depth only at upper helm
10. Raymarine Dragonfly GPS Plotter - can operate from either helm station
11. Lewmar Delta 10KG anchor with 70m of 8mm calibrated chain
12. Second 15Kg anchor with 18m of 10mm chain onto 25M of rope
13. Lewmar Forehatch
14. Lower Deck and flybridge lights
15. 2 Whale auto-electric bilge pumps with Off/Auto/Manual control switches
16. Whale- Titan manual bilge pump
17. Shore-power system including incoming circuit breaker, supply circuit board and wiring to 3 outlets
18. DC circuit board and all wiring
19. Engine and House battery isolators
20. 2 pedestal seats on flybridge & pedestal stool at lower helm
21. Gas regulator
OWNERâ€™S COMMENTS :
Singapore Girl is very seaworthy thanks to her full displacement and long keel. The combination of her single engine and bow-thruster mean she is not only really economical but also easily managed single-handed. On a recent single-handed trip from Ardfern via Craighouse, Gigha, round the Mull to Campbeltown then up the Kilbrannan Sound to Tarbert (some of the trip in Force 5 on the beam) she used about 5 litres per hour at 1500rpm giving between 5-6kts, which I find to be her most comfortable cruising speed. She can be pushed to 8+kts if needs must but her theoretical hull speed is about 7.5 so that becomes very un-economical. However it shows that the engine has ample power to drive the boat at good speed into a head-wind and sea.
The high bulwarks and solid teak handrail make the walk-around decks really safe. Sheâ€™s surprisingly roomy given her actual overall length and the flybridge is huge.
I have re-fitted her to be really cosy and comfortable for 2-3 on passengers and a couple more guests for day-time adventures.
Iâ€™ve always had sailing yachts but we got a big(ish) dog and decided we should get a steady motor yacht so we could easily take him with us. However thatâ€™s not working out as I had hoped so Iâ€™d like to get back to a sailing yachtâ€¦. (and leave the dog ashore ! ).
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