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Location: Leigh on Sea Essex GB
Make:Osborne of Southampton
Condition: good, in commission
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel
Gerfalcon, an historic vessel. Did her part in the war effort and can claim to be a surviving Dunkirk Little Ship. She has been involved in the trips to Dunkirk etc with the celebrations of the 75th anniversary after the Beach rescues.
Built by William Osborne in 1937 as a Gentleman’s twin screw diesel yacht.
Nominal Length: 10.67 meter
Length Overall: 10.52 meter
Length Of Deck: 5.49 meter
Length At Water Line: 10.06 meter
Beam: 2.74 meter
Draft: 1.07 meter
Air Draft: 3.05 : meter
Max Draft: 1.07 meter
Fuel Tank Capacity: 200ltrs
Water Tank Capacity: 100ltrs
Displacement: 10 tonnes
Cruising Speed: 6 : knots
Engine Power: 45hp -50hp each engine
Number of Engines: 2
Passenger Capacity: 4
Hull Material: Wood, carvel planked mahogany on oak, teak laid foredeck. Mahogany superstructure
Hull Design: Semi Displacement
Hull Speed: 10 knots
Engine Model: 2 x BMC Argos
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Twin BMC engines reconditioned, are now a matching pair of 45 hp with running hours of just 50 hours, Borg Warner Velvet drives, shaft driven to 2 x 20″ Bronze propellers.
Can do 6-7 knots on 1 engine.She has a range of 200nm, 4 cylinders each, electric start.
Engines are sited below the pilothouse cabin sole.
Construction: A single semi displacement carvel hull of Mahogany planking on ribs and keel of oak.
Iron internal trimming ballast in the bilge
Fore deck is laid teak which is oiled laid on top of the t&g canvas deck.
Superstructure is solid mahogany, Dark grey side decks and white painted cabin top.
Internal paintwork of varying vintages was a little sketchy in places.
Her teak sliding doors two of have been sent away to the IBTC for restoration.
Overall much work has been done on her to make her functional and working. To make her comfortable and usable as a full time live aboard vessel, there is still plenty to do… “work and plans, still in progress”
Accommodation: Pilot house accessible from side decks. sliding doors.
Windows surround the whole cabin. While area requires internal attention.
Helms position port side.
All controls and a high leather button backed seat. Various stowage holes. Aft step into saloon with two opposing settee berths both approx 7ft.
access doors aft out to a small aft deck.
Shelving and stowage throughout.
Forward and down the companionway there is a separate galley to port with the heads compartment opposite.
Forward again into the fore peak again with twin berths. under the port berth in a fridge.
galley has sink and drainer and gas cooker.
Equipment: Taylors 70 diesel heater against heads bulkhead forward.
In the aft saloon there is a solid wood stove
Hot air vents through the accommodation too.
Hot and cold water pressurised systems
The galley has a gas stove with oven and grill
Electric fridge in fore peak.
Main plough anchor over the bow with windlass
A derrick on aft deck
Aft deck awning access doors from the aft saloon
fenders and warps
Navigation Equipment: VHF radio ( 1 x DSC) Compass
autopilot and compass
wheel and wire steering.
clock and barometer
Safety Equipment: guard rope and stanchions on fore deck
2 x dry powder fire extinguishers, 3 x manual and auto bilge pumps
Certification: A huge amount of history and documentation regards her past.
Based at Ramsgate during the war and was armed NRHV No: 2233
A certified Dunkirk Little Ship
Equipment manuals and keys
Disclaimer: No guarantee is given or implied with regards to specification but descriptions are given in good faith. All vessels sold without warranty or condition to fitness either expressed or implied by status or otherwise. We are relying on information supplied to us by a third party. M.J. Lewis advises that a qualified independent surveyor carries out a full out of water survey.