35ft. SPEY CLASS MOTOR-SAILER – 1966 – Gardner 4LW Diesel – Lying: Beaulieu River


35ft. SPEY CLASS MOTOR-SAILER designed by G L Watson and built in 1966 for Rev. The Hon. Robin Buchanan-Smith by Jones Buckie Slip Ltd. Fife, Scotland

Boat Details

Overall Length: 35ft
Waterline: 32ft
Beam: 11ft 6ins
Draught: 5ft 9ins
Displacement: 15 Tons Thames Measurement
Engine: 48hp 4LK Gardner Diesel
Berths: 5
Sail: Bermudian Masthead Rig
Designer: G L Watson
Builder: Jones Buckie Slip Ltd
Year Built: 1966
Location: West Sussex


LAVROCK is one of a number of motor-sailers built by Jones Buckie Slip Ltd during the 1960 to a design by G L Watson, who needs little introduction as one of the finest naval architects of the 20th Century. Around twenty-two Spey Class 35 motor-sailers were built from 1960 to 1966 together with about seven 40ft models.

LAVROCK was built for Rev. The Hon. Robin Buchanan-Smith of Chaplain’s House, St. Andrews, Fife and stationed at Buckie during his ownership.

These sturdy, purposeful motor-sailers have a proven long-distance cruising record with a good few based in the Med.

Carvel planked larch hull on oak frames and timbers. Teak laid decks, re-payed 2017. All teak hatches and brightwork refurbished 2017 by Little Ships Project at a total cost of £6,616

Exterior re-paint and antifoul February 2019

Electrics overhaul 2017 by Greenham Regis at a cost of £4,000

LOA: 35 ft 0 in. Beam: 11 ft 5 in. LWL: 32 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 9 in. Displacement: 14000 kgs. Headroom: 6 ft 3 in

Engine Brand: 48hp Gardner 4LW Diesel Engine, serviced, new starter motor and alternator
Year Built: 1966
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Shaft Drive

Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Maximum Speed: 8 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (100)
Fuel Tanks: 2 (50)
Holding tank

Five berths in three separate cabins.
Number of single berths: 1 (saloon)
Number of twin berths: 2 (fore & aft cabins)
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 1

Depthsounder – Nasa Echosounder
Wind speed and direction – Nasa Wind Speed
Log-speedometer – Nasa Speed Log
Compass – Sestrel Moor
Autopilot – Raymarine 6000
Navigation centre – Standard Horizon
GPS – Garmin
New Garmin Echo MAP CHIRP 95s

Fully battened mainsail, genoa, jib.

Electric winch
Steering wheel

Heating – Webasto Diesel Heater
Oven – Gas Oven and Grill
Hot water
Manual bilge pump
Battery charger

Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 24V

Exterior Equipment/Extras
Cockpit cushions
Teak cockpit
Cockpit table
Davits – Mahogany Taff Rails
Tender – 2.2m + Outboard
Teak side decks
Liferaft serviced and certified to 2020
Electric windlass

Mainsail cover

Additional Onboard Equipment
6 x Batteries, new 2017 (4 Domestic 2 Start)
1.5kw Inverter
Search Light
Fog Horn
Taylor Cooker with Two Burner Oven and Grill

Part One Registered


A rugged Scottish MFV style motor-sailer offering versatile accommodation ideal for extended cruising or living aboard. Presented in good condition throughout and in full commission. Previously sold by Classic Yacht Brokerage and extensively refurbished in present ownership. Over-haul and re-paint Spring 2019.

Lying: Hampshire

Guide: £35,000

Viewing: Through CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE – 01905-356482

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