Impressive 55ft Motor Yacht by world renowned builder Berthon of Lymington, constructed of Iroko on American Rock Elm to the highest standards with teak laid decks and impressive 3 cabin internal layout. Twin Gardner 94hp diesels with stabilisers making her very comfortable at sea. Equipped to a very high standard in every respect, a truly exceptional motor yacht.
Built in 1966. Carvel wooden construction of Iroko planking on American Rock Elm, Teak laid decks, wheelhouse with wheel steering, long keel with iron ballast to aft send, through bolted. Hull below waterline was shot blasted back to bare timber Feb 2017, hull professionally surveyed November 2017 (copy available), blue topsides re-painted 2017. Forward twin bow thrusters have been fitted. Teak rubbing strake and Teak cove line. Bathing platform to transom. Single rudder.
Designer; AK Balfour
Builder; Berthon Boat Company
Length overall 17.70m (58’ 1”)
Length on Deck 15.90m (52’ 2”)
Length Waterline 14.00m (45’11”)
Beam 4.40m (14’ 5”)
Draft Max 1.60m (5’ 3”)
Displacement 25,600kg (56,448 lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6’7”)
Fuel Capacity 2,600 ltr (572.0 Gal) total 4 tanks
Water capacity 1,400 Ltr (308.0 Gal) total 2 tanks
2 x Gardner 6LW 94hp inboard diesel engines. Engine hours around 1250 each engine since last major rebuild. Shaft drive (bronze) to fixed 3 blade bronze propellers, shafts are supported by large bronze ‘A’ brackets . Fresh water and Salt water indirect cooling (keel coolers). Cruising speed around 8 knots with a maximum speed of around 10 to 11 knots. Engine room has remote controlled Air blowers. Four steel fuel tanks in Engine room.
Twin Vetus bow thrusters fitted forward in GRP laminated tube with teak edging to hull.
Naiad stabilisers fitted aft end of engine room.
13 KVA Kohler generator.
3KW Victron inverter.
12 and 24 volt systems. 12 volt is mainly electronic equipment, most domestic systems are 24 volt.
mastervolt electric panel (2018) and some new wiring in 2018.
240v shore power.
Two Vitron 12/24 battery chargers.
4 large 12 volt batteries (new 2017).
Two large 12 volt batteries for engine starting (new 2017).
One 12 volt starter battery for generator.
Two 12v bowthruster batteries.
Alternator charging from engines.
Stainless steel stanchions with varnished teak taff rail forming pulpit and pushpit, rail is continuous around vessel with hinged sections for boarding at gates port and starboard and on transom, large stern deck lazarette hatch offset to starboard accessing deep lazarette, two large deck boxes for stowage and seating, Teak boarding ladder to starboard, four large bollard type mooring cleats, aluminium mast to wheelhouse, stainless steel and chromed brass deck vents, boat hook stowage on coach roof top for 5 boathooks, all varnished, canvas dodgers around aft deck, canvas deck awning, stainless steel Simpson davits (manual and electric), inflatable dinghy, boarding ladders, passarell, stainless steel fender baskets with fenders, 30kg Bruce main anchor with 30 meters of 3/8” chain, running over SS stem head roller self stowing, Danforth kedge anchor, Lofrans Falkon electric anchor windlass with remote control, 8 large bollard type mooring cleats, adjacent to forward cleats are two Lofrans warping winches with foot switches, mooring warps.
Plastimo Contest 130 gimballed compass, Raymarine Dragonfly depth fishfinder, Garmin 2010C Plotter, Raytheon Pathfinder SL70 Radar, Raymarine R41XX Radar, IJMC Pro VHF radio, ComNav Autopilot 1101, Icom M700UK SSB, Furuno weather fax, clock and barometer, horn, navigation lights.
2 x life raft stowage blocks for life rafts port and starboard on forward coach roof, 2 liferafts (due service), 4 bilge pumps, manual and electric, 2 ring lifebuoys, 4 fire extinguishers, fire blanket.
Eberspacher D5 Airtronic heating.
Reverse cycle air conditioning.
Entertainment system includes Harmon/Kardon amplifier and Intellian i2 and Freesat system for on-board TV in port or under way. Sony mini-disc.
Vertical fridge/freezer, cooker, pressurized hot and cold water, shower compartment.
Enter accommodation from wheelhouse starboard side into large raised open saloon. Settee and coffee table to starboard, forward is a bureau port and starboard with large locker and drinks cupboard. To Port is an opening table and chairs with fiddled stowage tray on top. Aft to port is locker stowage with TV video and sound system, main switch breakers below.
Aft down a centre companionway and passage leading into large full width owners suite, large double berth to Port with locker stowage under. Aft to port large hanging locker and curved settee with stowage under. Bureau amidships with draws. Large locker and further draws to port in front of berth. Forward to starboard is large heads and seperate shower.
To port is a large walk in galley, Electric hob, Double SS sink and drainer Microwave and large domestic fridge freezer, overhead locker stowage and stowage lockers below large worksurfaces, extractor over cooker.
Access into engine room under companionway. Forward of saloon down companionway is spacious guest accommodation, twin cabin to port with large hanging locker and small bureau. Forward double cabin with double berth to port locker under. Lockers and shelving to starboard and large hanging locker aft. To starboard two seperate toilet compartments, forward with separate shower compartment, aft with overhead shower into center shower tray all grey water drains into sump box with auto drain. Throughout timber is varnished teak with soft vinyl linings to sides and deck head.
Soft fitted carpet throughout.
"Duck's Folly" is a truly exceptional classic twin screw motor yacht. Built by the famous Berthon yard of Lymington, she has an excellent pedigree. Well maintained throughout her lifetime, this wonderful vessel is fully equipped for serious passage making or comfortable living aboard. She was last surveyed in 2017 and was slipped and antifouled in 2018. Her owner covered 900 Nautical miles in 2018 with great ease. She really needs to be viewed to be appreciated and we would be delighted to arrange this.