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Brightlingsea Essex UK|
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Wonderful opportunity to acquire a Birchwood TS44 from the once-renowned British yard. This fantastic and cavernous motorboat underwent a comprehensive refit between 2012 and 2014 at a cost of around £80,000, and as such the boat now truly belies its age. Main works included a comprehensive engine overhaul, full osmosis treatment, new Eberspaecher heating and controls, all windows replaced with new units, refurbished / replaced teak decking, complete galley refit and much more! The space onboard this boat is akin to much larger boats such as the Princess 55. With 3 separate cabins, and 2 heads, the whole family can stay onboard in considerable comfort. Retaining plenty of character from her era, this TS44’s interior woodwork has stood the test of time well – early viewing is recommended!
Deck: Electric anchor windlass with anchor and rope + stainless steel bow stem plate; 2 x forward, 2 x midships, 2 x stern mooring cleats; rear furlers; stainless steel handrails with opening pulpit; self-draining cockpit with full canvas enclosure and opening/ladder down to bathing platform; mooring lines and fenders; stainless steel davits x 2; teak cockpit flooring with L shape seating to port and starboard; large flybridge with teak flooring and seating/sun loungers, second helm station with cover; deck searchlight, radar arch with ambience lighting. £13,000 spent in 2021 including antifouling, complete cut and polish to hull and topsides, teak decking cleaned and treated, new canopies for both rear deck and flybridge, comprehensive engine and generator service, including new raw water pumps.
Cabin: Master cabin forward with opening roof hatch and en-suite, port side cabin with double berth and en-suite, starboard twin berth cabin with corridor access to second heads compartment. Stairs up to wheelhouse/saloon. Port side helmsman area with navigation instruments. Large cockpit saloon with leatherette semi-circle seating/dining area to starboard and leatherette ‘L’ shape sofa to port; refitted galley including worktops and sink/taps, Panasonic combination oven/grill/microwave, 24-volt fridge, replacement bedding, carpets and upholstery, washing machine and separate tumble dryer, replacement internal mirrors throughout; rear sliding doors to cockpit with engine room access through cockpit floor into lazarette and then forward to engine room. Transom door leading to bathing platform. Erberspacher forced hot air heating and controls; all windows replaced with new units made to measure by Seaglaze of Norwich.
Cockpit: Replacement windscreen wiper motors and wiper arms; all main instruments including for each engine tachometer, voltmeter, oil pressure, engine temperature, alarm panel; main compass; twin lever morse controls, ships wheel with hydraulic steering; Raymarine chart plotter, GPS and echosounder, fixed VHF, horn.
Electronics: Intelligent 24-volt Mastervolt battery charger with three 40 amp charging circuits, and touch screen control, all batteries and both alternators replaced in 2016; freshwater pump replaced in 2018; upgraded 24-volt internal circuitry, hot water heating element replaced in 2019; sound system with internal and external (waterproof) speakers; Inverter system with automatic switching; 4G WIFI system installed with external antenna; immersion heater; 240v shoreline; pressured freshwater system.
Machinery: Twin Caterpillar 3208 TA V8 375 HP diesel internal combustion engines, with circa 1500 running hours. Shaft drives through P Brackets and cutlass bearings (replaced 2013) to 3 blade propellers. Twin bronze propellers. Hydraulic Steering. Generator. Both engines and generator fully serviced in 2022. 8 x 12v batteries serving a 24v system. Automatic battery management charging system (new 2022). 2 x 200 gallon (909 L) diesel tanks and 2 x 75 gallon (341L) fresh water tanks. Trim tabs. Calorifier with immersion heater.
|Length over all:||13.41m|
|Length at waterline:||13.41m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|