Green Tara is an ex-Admiralty Steam Pinnace built circa 1915.
Sold out of service after the Second World War she was converted in 1957 to diesel power and to a ‘Gentleman’s Motor-Yacht’ known as ‘Jaunty’
In the mid 1990’s the hull was totally renovated and a completely new deck, superstructure and interior fitted by a local Worcestershire shipwright at Seaborne Yacht Company in Kempsey. Seabornes famous as builders of John Bain Motor-Yachts during the 1960’s. Following re-launch in 1996 Green Tara cruised to the West Coast of Ireland and in the Bristol Channel from her base on the River Severn.
Length 40ft, Beam 10ft, Draught 4ft, Air-draft 7ft 6 inches.
45hp Perkins P6 straight 6 diesel – complete rebuild in 2010. Electrical refit runs both 12V and 240V power, allowing for mains hook-up. Fuelled stove (runs from main tanks) provides cooking and heating, whilst engine provides hot water when running.
Two main cabins sleep four comfortably. Fitted out for sea use with echo sounder, GPS, VHF radio. Art deco styling combined with solid Admiralty construction. New boat safety certificate.
A sleek but practical classic motor-yacht, below decks starting from the bow there is a heads compartment with chemical wc and washbasin, followed by a separate shower, then a fore-cabin with double bed. Three steps take you up to the bridge, with access hatches to the Perkins P6 diesel, batteries etc.
The wheelhouse roof is designed to be removable to get under low bridges as well as for open air cruising. Heading aft from the bridge you go down three steps to the aft cabin that includes the oil-fuelled stove, providing plenty of heat in the winter, as well as an Aga-like hot plate. There’s a worktop, sink with pressurised water and draining board, along with under-sink storage. Seating for four (two each side) around a rectangular table. 50 gallons fresh water capacity.
Green Tara is of traditional double skin teak construction copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers and is in good overall condition, but ongoing renovation will be required where some of the cabin sides have been replaced – this needs more work.
Perkins P6 six cylinder diesel engine, completely rebuild in 2010, with responsive steering. Cruising speed on tick over about 5 knots, maximum 10 knots. Four fuel tanks, total capacity 100 gallons. Five batteries about six months old. 12 / 24 volt electrics and 240 volt shore-power. Two bilge pumps.
Manual anchor windlass.
Green Tara has just been given a new boat safety certificate.
Classic Yacht Brokerage have know Green Tara for many years and were involved at every stage of her conversion and re-build during the 1990’s. The vessel has great character and is a rare survivor of the First World War steam pinnace which played such a major role in the Royal Navy, carried as deck cargo and used to ferry troops, supplies and officers in ports and harbours around the world. February 2012 survey with some renovation work required.
Guide: Sold – May 2012
Viewing: Through the brokers, Classic Yachts, Tel: 01905-356482 / firstname.lastname@example.org