Groves and Gutteridge 47 foot Classic Motor Yacht

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Groves and Gutteridge 47 foot Classic Motor Yacht - Details

Built in 1945 at the famous Groves and Gutteridge Yard in Cowes as an Admiralty Pinnace, she has been converted into a beautiful family motor yacht.
Never commissioned into the Navy, she was sold into private hands. For long distance cruising she was fitted with an auxiliary wing engine in 1959.
Having fallen into disrepair, she was acquired as an empty shell by the previous owner in September 2004.

Over two and one half years she was carefully restored and converted to the highest standards. She makes a very comfortable live-aboard with all mod cons and excellent range for long distance cruising. 6ft 3in headroom in the wheelhouse and up to 6ft 6in in he saloon!

Seaworthy and easily driven, cruising with a fuel consumption of nine litres per hour at seven and a half knots. Her main engine is a Ford D6 120 hp diesel. She is also fitted with a Ford D4 80 hp auxiliary wing engine.

The Hull is constructed from 1 1/4 inch pitch pine on rock elm and oak, copper roved to Admiralty specification. Top sides have been glue splined and below water recaulked and sealed.
The Deck is completely new in 1 1/4 inch laminated ply with new laminated oak or mahogany deck beams. The deck and lower superstructure has been sheathed in 3 1/2 ounce fiberglass.
The Wheelhouse is 1 1/4 mahogany planks on 3/4 ply with 4in x 2in mahogany framework and varnished with 2 pack epoxy.

She has a 5in x 4in cast iron keel for 3/4 length and 3 1/2 tons of lead internal ballast.
The main and mizzen masts are constructed from yellow pine.

Surveyed in 2007 on re-commissioning.


Hull : Wood
Year : 1945
Berths : 4
LOA : 48' 0" (14.6m)
LOD : 47' 0" (14.3m)
LWL : 46' 0" (14m)
Beam : 12' 0" (3.7m)
Draft : 4' 6" (1.4m)
Displacement : 37500lbs
Ballast : 8160lbs
Keel : Long
Rig : Ketch
Engine Type : Inboard main/wing
Engine : Ford D6/D4
Fuel : Diesel
Fuel Capacity : 260 gallons
Engine Hours : 429
Water : 180 gallons
Location : Near Oban


The fore cabin has a large ( 6ft 6in x 4ft 6in) double berth with storage beneath and access to the anchor chain locker forward, a hanging locker and a small locker to starboard.

The forward heads has a full size sea toilet, wash basin and shower. The shower sump has both electric and manual pump out. The forward heads has its own 30 gallon holding tank with overboard and pump out facilities.

The Main Saloon has a large extendible table to port with U shaped seating with storage behind. This area is 13 ft long from bulkhead to bulkhead.

The Aft Cabin has twin 6ft 6in x 3ft berths. To the port is a wet locker and access door to the engine room.
The aft heads compartment has a sea toilet, wash basin and shower with manual pump out. The aft heads has its own 40 gallon holding tank with overboard and pump out facilities.

The Wheelhouse is 12ft x 8ft and has seating to port and starboard aft of two sliding doors. Manual bilge pumps are located here for the fore and aft bilges.

The Engine Room is below the wheelhouse houses both engines, generator, hot water tank, heating systems, batteries, Racnor fuel filters, a work bench and vice and an automatic fire extinguisher.
The two 130 gallon fuel tanks are to port and starboard. The headroom in the engine room is 4ft 6in.


Large fridge freezer, double sinks, Plastimo Neptune 2 burner, grill and oven.
Ample worktop and storage. Pressurised hot and cold water.


Mizzen SteadySail 35 sq ft, new in 2007

Stainless steel stanchions.


Nasa wind speed/direction, speedlog, electrnic compass, Nasa Navtex, Garmin GPS, Furuno 1612 Radar, Navman DSC VHF, Bosun grid compass,Sterling Power management panel, Raymarine hydraulic autopilot.

Electrical System:

Generator - A marinised 13 HP 2 cylinder Kubota diesel engine driving a 1.2 KW dc alternator is installed in the engine room in a soundproof enclosure. This feeds into the Sterling charge controller and can provide more than enough power for all onboard demands.
A bank of 4 six volt Trojan traction batteries are provided for domestic use and two engine starter batteries are also used. The main and wing engines also have their own high capacity alternators. A Sterling 1000 Watt inverter feeds to a ring main. Separately, an independent ring main is supplied from shore power when available. A 20 amp shore power battery charger is also installed.
40 watt solar panel on wheelhouse top.


Heating system: 1.8 KW Eberspacher hot air system with outlets in the saloon and wheelhouse. 5KW Eberspacher hydronic heater feeding calorifier and fan assisted radiators in fore/main/aft cabins and wheelhouse.
A 45 litre hot water tank is heated via twin coils from the Eberspacher 5KW heater, the main engine and a 700 watt 240 volt shore power immersion heater.

Intruder alarm and monitoring system reporting status and GPS position via mobile phone.

1200 watt Tigress electric anchor windlass with remote control.
44KG spade anchor with 60 metres 10 mm chain and 20 Metres of 15 mm anchorplat.
Secondary 40KG Delta also with 60 metres 10 mm chain and 20 Metres of 15 mm anchorplat.

4 person canister liferaft.

Transom hung galvanised steel rudder and stock with autopilot hydraulic ram under cover. Galvanised steel emergency steering tiller.

Stern boarding platform and steps.

Gas bottle locker with 2x 6KG propane bottles and bubble leak tester.

Useful Deck Crane that can be used fore and aft for lifting anchors, tender outboard etc

Also a Boom crane on the main mast for launching the dinghy and recovering MOB.

2 speed windscreen wipers.

Additional Info:

The main engine is a Ford D6 120HP six cylinder diesel. It was stripped and rebuilt by Robb Engineering of Cullipool in 2004 and has since run for only 429 hours. The wing engine is a Ford D4 80 HP diesel. This is of the same series as the main and shares many common parts, especially service items. It was purchased second hand with low hours and was checked professionally before installation. It has since run for only 5 hours.

The main engine drives a 2 inch shaft with new cutlass bearings and a 24 inch four blade prop all new in 2004.
The wing engine drives a new shaft and bearing and a refurbished 20 inch four blade prop.

Both engines are in superb condition, reliable, easy to maintain and economic in use.

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visited and photographed by Claire France and Robert White for Western Horizon Yachts, Scotland
Listing started in April 2010

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