HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
The Bates Starcraft needs little introduction as one of the UK’s most success wooden motor-cruiser designs, produced by a family run boat-builders on the River Thames at Chertsey. The business, founded in 1948 continued until the mid-1970’s offering a range of vessel for sale from small cruisers to large motor-yachts.
The ’33’ was a popular mid-range size of which about thirty-five examples are know to have been built. The aft cabin version offers accommodation for up to six persons in a light and spacious interior with the distinct 1950’s / 60’s styling which has become synonymous with the Starcraft.
A dedicated owners club was formed in 1993 by Starcraft enthusiasts and members of the Bates family. The club holds regular events and is a good source of information and support in maintaining a classic motor-cruiser.
Double diagonal teak hull, copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers. Oak centre-line and framing. Flared bow, hard chines, long keel and transom stern. Mahogany superstructure, teak-laid decks over marine-ply. Original chromium plated deck fittings. 24 volt Eberspacher heating.
Spacious, well-planned accommodation for six in three cabins.
Deck Saloon with dinette converting to two berths
Aft Stateroom with twin berths
Fore Cabin with twin berths
PAIR 35hp BMC ‘CAPTAIN’ DIESEL ENGINES
BOAT SAFETY CERTIFICATE
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Lying: River Trent
Viewing: Through the brokers”