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  • Manufacturer: Biscay
  • Price: £54,995
  • Location: Milford Haven
  • Year: 1982
  • LOA: 35'11" (10.95m)
  • Beam: 10' 9'' (3.28m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.75
  • Keel: Long keel
  • ID no.: 23F9003021
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: Yes
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 500 Litres
  • Engine Make: Beta Marine
  • Horsepower: 43hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 213 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 6 kn
  • Top Speed: 8 kn
  • Engine Hours Starboard: 438

Broker Remarks

Classic lines with proven fast passage making capabilities the Biscay 36 is a true-blue thoroughbred vessel. Built by Falmouth Boat Construction to Lloyds +100A1. A trusted vessel of choice for the challenge racer. Line honours, for her sister ship, at the Golden Globe circumnavigation, skippered by Simon Curwin. Ayesha of St Mawes has a unique maritime history of her own. Skippered and owned by Paul Heiney she completed the 2005 OSTAR single handed 3,000 mile challenge. She has sailed to the Antarctic via Panama. Since 2008 she had undergone significant upgrades including Engine, Latest Raymarine Evolution Autopilot and Lewmar Mamba Drive, latest Hydrovane model, AIS, Radar, Sea-Me Active Radar Reflector and wisper quiet Eberspacher heating. She is presented for sale in excellent condition. Great ownership history and extensive documentation. 2022 Survey. Hull No 23 of 29. Tax Paid. Rare opportunity. Serious about sailing? Sail short handed? Look no further. She’s fully loaded and ready to go!



Very well presented down below. Sleeps 6 (5 with lee cloths).

Eberspacher D4 Plus Airtronic M (approved for operation with bio-diesel fuel (FAME):  DIN EN 14 214) . 3 Outlets.

Pressurised hot and cold water.

LED lighting.

Galley to starboard

Nereus Gas alarm with bilge sensor

L shaped galley

Twin stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot and cold water mixer tap

Cold filtered water pump tap

Taylor's 2 x gas hob with oven and grill. Including fiddles.

Galley strop fasteners with stainless steel grab rail

Large top loading fridge. Isotherm multi-mode refrigeration (and cooling reservoir system) for efficient power consumption. Control Panel inc refrigeration level.

Ample stowage in shelves, draws and cupboards

Under cupboard lighting.


Teak drop leaf table

Settee seating to port and starboard. Double as single berths with lee cloths.

Pilot berth to port

Plenty of stowage in shelving, cupboards and beneath berths

Brass Ships Clock & Barometer

7 Day Barograph by Feingeratebau

Brass oil lamp

Radio/CD player and speakers

Grab handles to port and starboard

Two reading lights

Navigation Station to port

Full size forward facing navigation table

Large port quarter-berth aft

Navigation table light

Electric panels 240v Mains

2 x 12 volt also ‘trip box’

Navigation Suite - Please see below

Forward Cabin

Large double berth with infill

Access to chain locker

Hatch to fore deck

Shelving to port and starboard

Stowage below berth. Holding tank below port berth

Cabin lights

Heads to port

Jabsco Manual Marine toilet

Holding tank controls and pump [the tank in forepeak]

Stainless steel sink with pressurised hot & cold water mixer tap


Ample stowage

Hanging Locker to starboard

Designated wet locker plus dry shelving compartments

Mechanical and Rigging


Hull, decks and superstructure GRP

Encapsulated ballast in traditional long keel

Washed - November 2022 (2022 Survey)

Antifouled - Seajet - 033 Shogun Antifouling

Anode - Hull - Spare on board.


Beta Marine 43-HP - New 2013

** Professionally installed. Including engine mounts, engine wiring, controls and prop-shaft - Owner serviced annually as per Beta Marine Owner Maintenance Schedule Annually*. Racor 500FG fuel filter/ water separator. Engine spares onboard.

Gearbox TMC-60 - New with engine 2013**

Single lever Morse control

Engine hours – 438  March 2023

Last service - September 2022*

Fuel capacity 213 litres

Darglow JF 3 blade Feathering propellor.

Ambassador Marine Rope cutter


Whitlock (Lewmar) Mamba wheel steering

Raymarine Evolution Autopilot System controlling wheel steering with Lewmar Mamba 1/4hp drive (4 amp ave consumption) - connected to Raymarine E90W touchscreen plotter and p70s Control Head at helm - 2020*

Hydrovane VXA 2D self steering system - New 2021**

Hydrovane emergency tiller (the yacht can be helmed using this item)


3 x 110ah 12v Domestic batteries - 2021 - date on battery

1 x 80ah 12v Engine battery - 2023  - date on battery

Charging 1: Alternator 100Ahr

Charging 2: Sterling Advanced 4 Step switch mode mains sophisticated 3 bank battery charger / maintainer for optimal battery life.

Charging 3: 40 Watt solar panel

Mastervolt Charge Mate alternator charge splitter

240v shore power and shore power cable

240v sockets throughout

12v charging sockets

USB charging sockets

Sterling Digital Inverter 12/24 1000w

LED Lighting Saloon and Galley

Electric Rule Auto/Manual and  2 x manual bilge pumps

Rigging & Sails

Cutter Rigged Ketch 

Seldon aluminium masts and booms

Main Mast stepped to coach roof with compression post to keel

3 x Lewmar No7 main mast winches

2 x Lewmar No7 mizzen mast winches

Boom break - anti gybe.

Stainless steel rigging - Replaced 2012*

Detachable inner forestay

Backstay insulation

Aluminium spinnaker pole, and whisker pole


Sail Suite

Gowen Mainsail - slab reefing with 3 reefs and lazy jacks

Gowen Profurl Furling Genoa

Gowen Mizzen sail

Mizzen staysail

Cruising chute

Several sails for inner forestay

Saunders Storm Jib in orange - 2011*



Navigation Suite at Chart Table

Raymarine’s Latest Autopilot system, Evolution EV-1 Sensor Core - Upgraded ACU-400 Controller Unit - New 2023
(provides SeaTalk and NMEA 2000 connectivity) nearby

Standard Horizon CP 500 12inch Colour Chart plotter.

Standard Horizon VHF DSC Radio

Standard Horizon hand held VHF Radio

Furuno Navtex NX-300

Furuno DRS4W WiFi Radar control switch [mast mounted device] connects to iPad and iPhone and android, with dedicated app.

Sea-Me active radar reflector device

BEP Volts / Amps / Consumption time remaining, Display for 3 banks

Digital Yacht SmarterChart AIS Combo 500 Series Chart plotter with AIS connection

Digital Yacht AIT2000 Class B AIS Transponder

Digital Yacht SPL2000 AIS-VHF Antenna Splitter

Digital Yacht AIS WI-FI Gateway - Connection to iPhone and iPad or android device 

Navigation Suite at The Helm

Raymarine E90W series touch screen chart plotter - connected to Evolution Autopilot System

Raymarine Evolution Suite p70s Auto Helm Control Head Instrument

Raymarine i40 Depth

Raymarine ST290 CH close hauled and wind speed and direction

Standard Horizon VHF extension mic

Raymarine ST60 wind speed and direction - Bulkhead Mounted 

Raymarine ST40 water speed. Bulkhead Mounted (provides other functionality)

Sestrel main compass with light 

Navigation lights

Deck flood lights on Aft mast

On Deck

Lowfrans Cayman 88 electric windlass with manual over ride

Double bow roller

D/Plough 20kg anchor

80 meters of 8mm main anchor galvanised chain

Genoa tracks

Fortress FX Alloy anchor with galvanised chain, and warp at stern

Mooring cleats

Mooring lines

Fenders and warps

In Cockpit

Teak cockpit seating

Waterproof cockpit cushions

Helm seat with waterproof cushion

Teak cockpit floor

2 x Anderson 40 self tailing two speed winches

2 x Lewmar 46 self tailing two speed winches

Main sheet traveller (presently the cockpit traveller is not used - in favour of cockpit combing mounted port and starboard mainsheets fixings). This can be re-implemented, according to preference.

Gybe prevention boom brake/downhaul


MOB Recovery system

Dan buoy with light with stainless steel holder

Horse shoe lifebuoy

Anchor ball and motoring cone

Stainless steel boarding ladder on transom.

Self draining gas locker for 3 x 907 GAZ bottles - bottles included.

Boat Hook

Additional Equipment

Dinghy Avon Redstart, Outboard bracket and oars

Outboard British Seagull 40

Cradle - Jacobs

Not all pictures included.

Further Information

Biscay 36’ 1982 Offered. No 23 of only 29. Tax Paid. A rare opportunity to acquire a fast, well found, true blue water, thoroughbred cruising yacht with interesting provenance and history. She competed in the 2005 OSTAR Single Handed 3000 mile challenge, skippered by the then owner, broadcaster and presenter, Paul Heiney, whom subsequently published the story of his adventure.

Built by Falmouth  Boat Construction to Lloyds +100A1 (certificates present), she has also made a voyage to the Antarctic via Panama, gaining the accolade of being the GRP yacht to have travelled  furthest south on the planet at that time. Testimony to the build quality of the class.

Since 2008 the vessel has undergone regular upgrades to her specification and replacement of key facilities and equipment, such as her Engine, Autopilot and Drive, latest Hydrovane model, AIS, Radar and wisper quiet Eberspacher heating, with climate controller; all top quality equipment, bringing modern functionality and comforts, to her inherent classic design qualities.

Ayesha’s qualities are further evidenced by her class qualification for the Golden Globe none stop circumnavigation race, and the Biscay 36’s success this year, with Simon Curwin gaining Race Honours for the fastest completion of the race and another Biscay coming in 4th place.


Survey available November 2022 by permission of surveyor, only for purposes of interest, without prejudice to this sale. No osmosis reported, with the yacht having been afloat for 18 months prior to survey.

Built to Lloyds +100A1 with Full Documentation

Much original documentation.

VAT Tax Paid - Invoices present

*Dates confirmed by previous owner.

**Dates given for items that are researched with manufactures, using serial numbers where relevant


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