MC GRUER 28 LORNE for sale

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Tax Status
Tax Paid
9 m
2.43 m
Engine Make
Draft Max
1.37 m
Engine Model
Fixed Keel
Engine Count
Hull Material
Boat Type
RB Ref

About this MC GRUER 28 LORNE

Remarks : "Teko" is a Lorne Class 28 which was the brainchild of Builder and Designer James McGruer. McGruer & Company Ltd were established on the Clyde in 1911 and to this day the name is synonymous with beautifully built, cleverly designed, quality sailing vessels. James McGruer's plan was to provide an "affordable" family cruiser. Whether this was achieved or not, he certainly provided the boating world with a craft that is still a head turner to this day. "Teko" has a very interesting history and is the subject of an informative and excellent book written by architect and professional academic Douglas Cawthorne who's family owned the boat for over thirteen years. Her present owner purchased her over 10 years ago when she wasn't in the best of conditions and has lovingly restored her to her former glory. His passion for single handed sailing has seen him travel extensively around the British coast, Brittany and the Channel Islands, to the Scottish Islands, St Kilda and the Baltic. With no expense spared she is in excellent shape and ready for new adventures with a like minded new owner. Currently ashore and under tarpaulin to preserve her good looks. Accommodation : Beautifully appointed inside with combination of teak hardwoods and mahogany faced ply. The interior is extensively varnished with contrasting white gloss painted coach roof. Saloon is entered via the cockpit companionway. Immediately to starboard is the galley area with cupboard storage, gas fuelled Plastimo Neptune 2000 oven with 2-burner hob and grill. Fresh water is stored in a 60 Litre tank filled from the cockpit. This gravity feeds into the cabin negating the need for energy consuming water pumps. Opposite galley is a small chart area and navigation station with quarter/pilot berth aft. A fold out chart table with support leg aids chart work. She has 5 berths, two in the forepeak, two in the saloon with lee cloths and a wide quarter berth. The main saloon is situated forward of a partial bulkhead and features central drop leaved table with full length settee/berths to port and starboard. There is locker and shelved storage behind each saloon berth. At the forward end of the port settee is a bulkhead mounted Taylor's paraffin fuelled heater. This highly efficient system has a separate tank situated adjacent to the marine heads. Fore peak with privacy doors with two single berths port and starboard. Aforementioned heads with wooden cover that lifts and lowers easily. Interior has a good 5'10" at galley and saloon. Inventory : Well equipped yacht suitable for coastal cruising. Included in the sale are: Sestral Compass with cockpit mount NASA Clipper Speed/Depth/Log Furuno GP32 GPS Navman Tracker 5600 chart plotter Sailor Compact RT2048 VHF Raymarine ST2000+ autopilot Aires wind vane self steering gear Simpson Lawrence windlass CQR main anchor with chain Fishermans style kedge anchor Hand held gas detector Horn (cannister) Electric bilge pump Manual bilge pump Warps and fenders Navigation lights Boathook Engine spares Sprayhood Dodgers Boom tent Cockpit cover Winter cover Sony CD/Radio player Cutlery, Crockery and utensils Danbuoy Lifebuoy Signal flare Mechanical and Rigging : Construction: Carvel constructed hull of mahogany plank on oak frames. Hull topsides are painted in smart Ivory  with smart green boot top in excellent condition. Marine ply decks sheathed in GRP and painted in cream non slip coatings. Mahogany coachroof with varnished sides and cream non slip coated roof. Mahogany cockpit with varnished locker tops and teak grate sole. Long keel with cast iron keel shoe. Transom and keel mounted rudder with tiller steering. Boat benefits from "Aries" wind vane self steering gear and a Raymarine Autohelm 2000+ Engine & Electrics: Yacht powered by an inboard Yanmar 1GM10 diesel engine, installed in 2003. This single cylinder, 9hp unit has been well maintained and has completed 881 hours. Single lever engine control mounted in cockpit with engine start panel mounted adjacent to companionway. Engine situated beneath the cockpit sole with excellent access for servicing and daily checks. Reduction gearbox driving stainless steel shaft and two bladed bronze propeller. Bank of 2x12V batteries providing engine start and domestic power. These are recharged by the engine alternator. There is a shore power cable and internal lead ring main for when in port and attached to 240V. Sails & Rigging: Deck stepped gold anodised aluminium mast and boom by Proctor. Mast foot mounted in tabernacle so that mast can be lowered in conjunction with purpose built wishbone. Stainless steel standing rigging last replaced in 2006 and terylene running rigging all in good condition. Roller furling gear for headsail. Lewmar genoa sheet winches and bronze coachroof mounted halyard winches. Vessel rigged for spinnaker use including wooden pole. Sails include boom rolled reefing main, furling genoa (2012), spare main and spinnaker.