Ad ID: 84012     Posted: 16/07/2017     Views: 7908
Marked as sold on 22/07/2017
For Sale:
Converted Cameret Crabber
Stereden Va Bro
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Baudoin V8 223.8 KW Main engine.
35KVA three phase Oxford Diesels generator.
2.8KVA small air cooled petrol generator.
Two hydraulic pumps driven individually by either the main engine or the large diesel generator allowing either power source to drive the North Sea anchor winch and/or the on deck pot hauler (which is mostly used to hoist the mainsail).
Robertson autopilot. JRC Radar. 2 x Echo Sounders. 3 x VHF radios - Sailor - DSC - ICOM handheld. Desktop computer running nav software electronic charts for whole UK and Ireland, and the Atlantic coast of France, Spain and Portugal to Gib.
Other information:
Stereden Va Bro was built of oak on oak by Monsieur Peron of Cameret in 1954 where she fished for crayfish and tuna as far south as the African coast until the 1980's when she was sold to Newlyn where she continued working as a crabber untill she was converted to the fine gaff wheelhouse ketch you see
Since then she has attended the Brest and Douarnenez festivals in 2008 and Paimpol in 2009 and 2011.
She has also cruised the west coast of Scotland, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man and the Welsh coast.
A full image history from the 1950's to the present day can be found by typing "Stereden Va Bro" into a google search.
She comes with six SKB sails - flying jib, jib, staysail, gaff mainsail, jackyard topsail and gaff mizzen - approximately 2000 sq feet, all in good condition.
She is currently moored constantly afloat on a fore and aft mooring close to the King Harry Ferry on the River Fal with a pontoon alongside.
She has very recently (October 2016) been taken ashore at Falmouth for a hull survey, minor repairs, full anode replacement and antifouled with commercial grade International 4600.
The deck saloon contains an all electric galley with fridge and ceramic hob, comfortable seating for 6 and plentiful storage space.
During the summer of 2015 she had a partial rebuild to make sound the deck saloon and wheelhouse timbers including new cedar cladding and refibreglassing and gelcoating the rooves.
Down below the fish room has been stripped of its old bunks leaving an open canvass for the new owner.
The heads remain plumbed in in both the fishroom accomodation space and the aft cabin.
Cosmetically she is in need of some interior and exterior cleaning and painting which I will be trying to acheive going forward towards selling her within weather and work restraints.
The North Sea anchor winch also has a hydraulic leak which I will be attempting to repair within the selling period.
The oak deck has been overlaid with flexible jointed ferro cement to prevent leaks and was freshly painted last summer.
The gunwhale planking has been partially replaced with good timber but will require ongoing work.
She was described by Brian Cumby (Falmouth shipwright) as "built like a battleship" when he surveyed her for me in 2014.
She currently floats 24/7 and does not leak.
A google search of her name will reveal a great deal of her fascinating history over the years.
I will be open to sensible offers.
Stereden Va Bro is fully registered with The Shipping Registry and I own her outright.

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