This 14m (45ft 9in) de Vries Lentsch Kotter motor cruiser is built of Corten steel to a very high specification and commissioned in 2001. Having completed an exhaustive refit in 2014 she is now unexpectedly for sale owing to a change of plan, offering tremendous value for money. The Duchess has proved herself equally suitable for cruising the inland waterways of Europe as coastal cruising and cross channel trips. Her two DAF 120hp naturally aspirated engines provide a cruising speed of 6/7 knots with a top speed of 8/9 knots, they are completely reliable and economical, whilst the powerful Kalkman bow thruster makes boat handling very straight forward. We have inspected "The Duchess" ourselves, and can report that she really is a credit to her owners, extremely well built, maintained and in excellent condition. She is genuinely "ready to go". The owner will consider assisting with any delivery trips for the new owner.Boat Information
Boat Name: THE DUCHESS Year: 2001 Builder: De Vries Lentsch Yachts B.V. Designer: De Vries Lentsch Engines: 2 x Daf 120hp Location: Currently ashore Chichester
LOA: 45 ft 9 in / 14.0m Beam: 13 ft 1 in / 4.0m Draft: 4 ft 5 in / 1.4m Air draft with canopy up: 3.5m Air draft with canopy and windscreen down: Approx 2.7m
2 x Daf 120hp naturally aspirated diesel enginesCruising speed: 6 / 7 knotsMax speed: 8 / 9 knotsEngine accessed from aft lobby or from saloon floor3 x fluorescent lights in engine room
Kubota diesel powered 7kw generatorKabola diesel powered boiler for domestic hot water and central heatingEach engine has its own dedicated 2 x 12v starting batteriesSingle 12v battery for generator staring3 x Solar panels5 x 120 amp 12v domestic battery bank with split diode charged from Solar panels2kw Victron Energie 24 volt charger / invertaEngines and battery charger / inverter via shore power or generatorElectric bilge pump (unused)
Spacious front, rear and side decks with substantial stainless steel guard railDavits, folding and removableVetus 1kw 24v anchor winch with 40m chain and anchor stowed in bow hawse pipeStern locker accessed from deck via the removable stainless steel boarding ladder, shelf / benchWheelhouse with collapsible aluminium windscreen panels, the whole enclosed with recently constructed collapsible canvas hood making the driving position effectively inside or outsideOriginal timber barge ships wheel, pedestal helmsman seatIndividual instrument panels for the two engines and generatorBow thruster joystick controlUpholstered double seat with storage below including grp lined gas bottle locker with above deck outflow pipe2014 fitted cork laid flooring in wheelhouse with attractive, unusual grey caulking
Interior:Master cabin with island double bed 1.5m x 1.9m narrowing slightly at footPurpose made marine mattress, interior sprung, memory foam, coir base layer with ventilation layer beneathWardrobe, cupboards & shelves either side of berth + 4 large drawersOpening deck hatch2 x radiatorsEn suite shower compartment with folding screen, thermostatically controlled adjustment, inset washbasin with hot and cold waterIlluminated cabinet with mirrored front, cupboards beneath work surfacesExtractor fan and heated towel railAft heads with luxury electric marine w.c. with large bowlCorner washbasin with cold water supplyCandy automatic washer dryerInterior mainly finished in attractive teak veneersAmple power and light points throughout3 x steps up to saloon:Light and bright saloon with numerous large, double glazed windowsSeating to one wall6 x drawers, numerous cupboards and shelvesConcealed radiatorsStairs to wheelhouse, two steps down to GalleyL-shaped galley with a good range of worktopsFull size stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tapsSeagull drinking water filter with separate drinking water tapDrawers and cupboard below3-burner gas hob with Cara gas oven + stainless steel extractor hoodPanasonic microwaveShoreline 24v marine refrigerator with freezer compartmentDining area with table and bench seating, seat 4 or 6 at a pushSeating converts to a double berthAmple drawers and stowage beneathGuest Cabin:Twin berths 2m x 800mm each with reading light and large storage shelvesLarge wardrobe / storage cupboardHatch to deckHuge storage area below bunksRadiator, cupboard doors forward to chain lockerEn suite heads compartmentElectric marine w.c. with large bowl, plumbed with diverter valve to discharge overboard or into stainless steel holding tank
Instrument panel in wheelhouse with standard Horizon chart plotterStandard Horizon DSC VHF with AIS receivingRaymarine echosounderRudder position indicator
The Duchess has recently cruised the Thames and French canals as well as dipping her toes in the Mediterranean. There are insect screens for most windows and many upgrades have been carried out; she complies with all Thames cruising requirements. The recent refit included upgrades, renewals and improvements including, but not limited to, the purpose made mattress to the master cabin, recent upholstery throughout, recent wheelhouse hood / canopy, 24v full size marine fridge with excellent freezer compartment. Installation of three solar panels charging the domestic batteries, newly installed forward heads compartment with electric, fresh water sea toilet emptying overboard or to the newly installed black water tank with overboard pump or deck emptying facility. Recently installed Raymarine echosounder, 2014 fitted cork laid flooring to the wheelhouse floor and completely new fuel system in fireproof material with new primary water separators to both tanks + remote fuel shut off valves.
With her double glazed and insulated accommodation, she would be an ideal live aboard.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
It is not guaranteed that the safety gear listed on the specification comes within the manufacturer's safety guidelines i.e. expiry dates and servicing and is therefore sold as is.