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'Halycon of Eyemouth' is a beautiful and rugged ketch rig wooden motor sailing yacht, designed by James Evans. The design was inspired by the Scottish fishing boats which were built to be strong, powerful and seaworthy vessels capable of working in the North Sea and North Atlantic all year round .

Her commissioning owner cruised her around the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Spain and Portugal, before she was sold and spent the next 10 years cruising the Baltic Sea, covering many miles. Under further ownership she was based in Falmouth, undertaking a meticulous refit of the hull, rig and systems before being sold to the present owner in 2016 who then put the boat through a no expense spared period of work, upgrading every aspect and bringing her up to the standards required for the MCA code of Practice Category 1.

This motorsailer is fully equipped and absolutely ready to go bluewater cruising yacht with a huge internal volume allowing her owners to go comfortably and securely anywhere in the world whether it be crossing oceans or extended cruising in high latitudes. A true little ship.

Substantially built of Iroko carvel planking fastened to oak frames with galvanised fastenings and casover sheathed below the waterline from new. The deck is cascover sheathed marine plywood and her painted wheelhouse and coach roof superstructure are constructed of solid iroko and marine plywood.

The interior is laid out with an owners' suite aft with a large double and single berth, ensuite heads and a shower stall, with access to the immaculately kept main machinery space under the capacious wheelhouse. The wheelhouse enables excellent panoramic views from the helm and 'L' shaped bench sofa seating, as well as access to the main working exterior deck and forward and aft accommodation spaces.

The fully equipped galley includes a new gas hob, oven, refrigeration and leads to the main spacious saloon area with both lounging and dining settees, pilot berth and bulkhead mounted heater. Further forward the second heads and shower is installed and beyond is the recently reconfigured twin berth fore cabin with all new mattresses and soft furnishings. On deck the gaff ketch rig is easily managed and benefits from recent new standing and running rigging, sails in as new condition, recent new winches and headsail furling.

LOA: 13.87m
Beam: 4.80m
Draft: 1.75m
Displacement: 29 T
Cabins: 3
Heads: 2
Engine: 135hp Ford Diesel
Built: 1990
Builder: Eyemouth Boat Building Ltd
Designer: James Evans
Lying: Cornwall, UK
Price: SOLD


  • Easily handled gaff ketch rig, mizzen (Bermudan rigged)
  • Varnished timber spars (Mainmast new in 2012)
  • Stainless steel standing rigging - new in 2017
  • Running rigging new in 2016
  • All running rigging blocks rebuilt with new sheaves and cheeks
  • Roller furling headsail system with Furlex 200 system, new in 2016
  • All new sails with fully battened mizzen
  • Heavy duty mainsail
  • Large furling genoa
  • 2 x small genoas and a ghosting genoa
  • New bowsprit with stainless mountings


  • 2 x Lewmar 45 ST halyard winches on mainmast tabernacle
  • 2 x Lewmar 20 ST sheet winches
  • 1 x Lewmar 20 ST genoa furling winch
  • Iroko capped guardrail all round
  • Pitch pine bulwarks all round
  • Substantial galvanised fairleads and admiralty pattern cleats
  • Teak forward hatch
  • Teak handrails
  • Dedicated on deck storage boxes
  • Dedicated tender stowage
  • Deck ventilators to all cabins
  • Forward anchor davit



  • White enamel painted interior with varnished deck beams, capping, furniture and trims
  • 5 x berths in 2 sleeping cabins
  • Further berths in saloon
  • Steps down from the wheelhouse into aft cabin with large double to port and a single berth to starboard
  • En-suite heads compartment with a manual Kentigern sea toilet
  • Large amount of work top space and locker storage space
  • Access from aft cabin to machinery space under wheelhouse
  • Wheelhouse helm position
  • Large comfortable sofa settee
  • Steps down from the wheelhouse into forward cabin
  • Fully equipped athwartships galley
  • Dropleaf saloon table with L-shaped seating around
  • Pilot berth to port under the side deck
  • Sofa seating to starboard
  • Cosy cabin LPG cabin heater
  • Full height wet room with shower and hot and cold pressurised water
  • Heads
  • Forward cabin has 2 large single V-berths with large amount of storage space


  • Standard Horzion CP300 chart plotter
  • 12" Raymarine Axiom chart plotter
  • 7" Raymarine Axiom chart plotter
  • Koden radar
  • Standard Horizon DSC VHF with AIS interface and loudhailer/foghorn
  • Through hull log and sounder with temperature sensor
  • Seafarer rotary echo sounder
  • Digital Yacht AIT2000
  • AIS transponder
  • Navtex
  • Cetrek autopilot
  • LED Navigation lights


  • Ford Mermaid 135hp 6cyl normally aspirated diesel engine
  • New stainless cooling pipes
  • Saltwater pump rebuilt and new fuel lines
  • PRM 302/402 hydraulic gearbox with single lever controls (factory serviced 2017)
  • Stainless shaft to a 4 blade propeller, new in 2021
  • Michigan Marine 4 blade AL4 propeller (new in March 2021)
  • 2 x painted galvanised steel fuel tanks with capacity of 1650 litres
  • Twin AC Delco fuel filters with changeover valves
  • 6 x 130ah AGM batteries for the domestic bank, new in 2021
  • 2 x AGM 130ah engine start batteries, new in 2021
  • 1 generator start battery, new in 2021
  • Installed shore power system, new in 2016
  • Sterling Power 30amp 240 volt charger
  • Fischer Panda Neo 5KVA 240 volt installed diesel generator, new in 2017
  • Studer 2.5Kw pure sinewave inverter
  • Vetus 20 hp electric bow thrusters, full service in 2020
  • Wills-Ridley hydraulic steering system with new ram, new head and new pipework in 2019
  • 4 x auto electric blige pumps
  • 1 engine driven bilge pump
  • 1 manual bilge pump


  • LEG 240 volt fridge/freezer
  • Beko slimline washing machine
  • 2 burner gas hob with stainless steel fiddle rails
  • Full size oven and grill
  • Stainless steel sink with pressurised hot and cold water
  • Manual tap for cold water
  • Kentigern sea toilet
  • Lavac manual sea toilet with Tek-Tank black water tank
  • 2 x hand basin with hot water
  • 2 x showers
  • 78L calorifier providing domestic hot water
  • 900L of fresh water in 3 x plastic Tek Tanks


  • Signal flag set
  • Ocean 8 x person container life-raft with custom cradle
  • 2 x perry buoy life rings (1 with MOB light)
  • 6 x life jackets
  • 5 x fire extinguishers
  • MOB Heaving line
  • Torch
  • Boarding ladder
  • Anchor ball
  • Motoring cone


  • Fenders and warps
  • Avon 3.2m rib with cover, pump and oars
  • YAMAHA 4Hp 2 stroke outboard
  • Boat hook
  • Boarding ladder
  • Shore power cable
  • Sail covers and hatch covers
  • 2 large gas bottles
  • Tool storage box


  • Extensive refit on all machinery and systems in 2021
  • All upholstery and head linings renewed between 2017 and 2021
  • All spars stripped and re-varnished
  • Main engine injectors serviced in 2021


Inventory and description to be confirmed, subject to contract.

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