HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
SUN FUNG was built in 1965 by Fam Lam Kee in Hong Kong to carry cargo in the harbour and is an authenticated traditional Chinese Junk to a design by W Gerard Daroux. Imported to the UK as deck cargo SUN FUNG is now a fascinating survivor of the once numerous junks plying Hong Kong waters. She remains in an unconverted state with the original hold ideal for conversion for living aboard, floating holiday home or cruising boat.
Owned by Gerard Daroux from 1965 and imported to the UK in 1967, remaining in his ownership through to the 1980s, moored on the River Swale in Conyer. Part One registered. Current ownership some 18 years. Last surveyed in 2017. Underwater hull recently blacked.
Burmese teak hull and decks and Yacal superstructure with inset port-lights and central skylight. Heavy framed construction, batten seamed. Large aft poop-deck, steering position.
Authentic ketch/junk rig with 28ft timber main mast. Baton cotton mainsail and foresail. Hemp rigging new in 2018.
22hp YANMAR 3 cylinder DIESEL ENGINE fitted in 1965. Refurbished in current ownership and a DC 24/48 volt electric auxiliary drive fitted in 2019, ideal for manoeuvring out of moorings. Engine serviced 2017. Eight-gallon fuel tank. Two 24 volt batteries 2018. 240-volt shore power.
Boat safety certificate to March 2021.
Probably a totally unique opportunity to buy an authentic junk in the UK. A convenient size for inland waterways. Offering enormous potential for conversion to a variety of uses or a great film prop.
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