HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
In the late 1950s Kemp Shipyard, Hythe, Southampton began moulding their first GRP hulls under the trade name Glascade GRP, marketed as Senior Marine. The first example was shown in 1959 at Olympia and by 1970 Senior Marine became one of the largest GRP craft manufacturer in the UK, only a close second to Halmatic. Glascade moulded hulls for the fledgling companies Princess and Sunseeker.
Moulded by Glascade Ltd in 1967 and sold as a Senior ‘Sheerline 32’ Aft Cabin Model, fitted out for the first owner in 1970 and registered in London, official number 363651.
This Senior Sheerline has only had two owners since built and has been in the same family ownership since 2004. An extensive refit was carried out some years ago with recent work undertaken since the vessel was transported from The Broads to The Solent.
Heavily moulded GRP hull with internal encased stringers. Moulded decks and superstructure. Varnished mahogany wheelhouse and brightwork.
1994 VOLVO-PENTA AD41D 200hp six cylinder diesel engine with duo prop outdrive. Only 78 hours. Last serviced 2016. Trim tabs. Approximately 23 knots maximum speed. Two 12 volt batteries (one new in 2015) Battery charger, 240 volt shore-power,
Six berths in three cabins having Makunni diesel fired heating.
Fore-cabin with V berths, Saloon with two berths and galley to starboard. Tasmin 2500 gas cooker new in 2005, sink unit with pantry and crockery lockers under. Aft cabin with two berths and en-suite heads with marine wc fitted new in 2006 and holding tank. Vanitory unit with pressurised water system.
Navico RT 6500 VHF
Navico Powerwheel Auto Pilot
Navico Corus Sounder
Navico Corus Log
East Coast Charts
Two CQR Anchors
Fenders & Warps
Two Crewsaver Life Jackets
Two Life Belts
The Senior 32 has undoubtedly become a 60s ‘classic’ with their distinctive ‘Capri’ styling and rugged practicality. A no nonsense, estuary, river or coastal vessel offering spacious accommodation and good performance with a semi-planing hull form. This vessel has been the subject of much expenditure over the years and is a particularly good example.
LYING: Ashore SOLENT
VIEWING: Through the brokers – CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE