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  • Manufacturer: Biscay
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Year: 1982
  • LOA: 36'0" (10.97m)
  • Beam: 11' 0'' (3.35m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.68
  • Keel: Long keel
  • ID no.: 1011028
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 110 Gallons
  • Engine Make: Beta Marine B43
  • Horsepower: 43hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 47 Gallons
  • Cruise Speed: 6 knots
  • Top Speed: 7.5 knots

Broker Remarks

This Biscay 36 Ketch for sale with Network Yacht Brokers Plymouth is an excellent yacht she has had a major refit over the past two and a half years with almost £30,000 spent on her, she is a must see for any Bisay enthusiasts!
The Biscay 36 was designed by Alan Hill and built by Falmouth Boat Construction in 1982, to a very high standard.
During the last two and a half years the current owners have carried out a total refit (details of this refit are available upon request) to include a new Beta Marine 43hp diesel engine, gearbox and propshaft.
Under the previous owners (well known broadcasters Paul Heiney and Libby Purves) Ayesha took part in the 2003 AZAB race. Following this Paul Heiney took part in the twelth OSTAR race in 2005 (single handed transatlantic race) and his book "The Last Man Across The Atlantic" tells the story.
Apart from the above, this Biscay 36 Ketch has undertaken many brave voyages, including a trip to Antartica via panama.
She achieved a "record" as the GRP  yacht that has travelled the furthest South in the world, which only cements herself as a very safe and seaworthy yacht, that is a traditional sea boat!
If you are searching for a special Ketch rigged ocean yact then this Biscay 36 Ketch is certainly worth considering!


Sleeps six in one cabin plus the saloon
Double V berth in the forepeak with infill
Heads just aft of forepeak
Port and starboard single berths in saloon
Small pilot single berth to port
Full sized chart table to starboard
Galley to Port
Single aft quarter berth to starboard 
All woodwork natural teak
New roof linings throughout

Forward Cabin:
Large double V berth with infill (cushions and upholstery, new 2011)
Open shelving port, starboard, and forward for storage
Under berth stowage 

Head to port
Jabsco marine toilet
Holding tank to port
Single stainless steel hand basin
Hot and cold pressurised water
Lots of shelving compartment storage 
Large hanging wet locker to starboard 

Single berths to port and starboard
Single pilot berth to port
Saloon drop leaf table
Ample stowage under berths, cupboards, and shelving units
Grab handles port and starboard

Plastimo Neptune 2000 two burner hob, grill, and oven
Double stainless steel sink
Hot and cold pressurised water
Manual fresh water pump
Large top loading Isotherm refrigerator 
Draws, shelves and cupboard stowage

Mechanical and Rigging

Built in 1982 by Falmouth Boat Construction
Designed by Alan Hill
GRP hull deck and superstructure
Teak cockpit seating
Long Keel  
Whitlock Cobra wheel steering (overhauled 2011) 
Hydrovane self steering system (overhauled 2012)

Beta Marine 43hp diesel engine (new 2013)
Single lever morse control
Feathering prop (serviced 2013) 
Rope cutter

Three x 100ah domestic batteries
85ah engine start battery (2013)
Charging from Sterling mains battery charger
Charging from 100ah alternator (new 2013)
240V shorepower and shorepower cable
240V plug sockets
12V lighter plug sockets

Fresh water capacity 500 litres (110 gallons)
Fuel capacity 213 litres (47 gallons)
Holding tank capacity 30 litres (7 gallons)

Water System:
Pressurised hot and cold water
Water heated by calarofier (new 2012)

Ketch rig
Selden aluminium spars
Selden rod kicker
Stainless steel standing rigging (replaced 2012)
Detachable inner forestay (2011)
Backstay insulation (2012)
Mast steps on main mast
Mast stowed aluminium spinnaker pole
Slab reefing
Profurl furling genoa system
Three x Lewmar #7 single speed main mast winches
Two x Lewmar #7 single speed mizzen mast winches

Gowen mainsail (2005)
Gowen furling Genoa (2005)
Storm jib (Saunders sails - orange 2011)
Gowen mizzen sail
Mizzen stay sail 
Cruising chute with snuffer (2005)


Raymarine ST60+ Wind
Raymarine ST40 Speed
Raymarine ST4000+ Autopilot
Clipper GPS

Chart Table:
Garmin GPS 152H
Furuno radar
Clipper AIS radar
 Target Navtex STD-Plus
Target HF3 SSB receiver
Radio Telex Weatherman
ICOM IC M411 DSC VHF radio
Sestral major steering compass 

Deck Gear:
Two x Anderson #40, self-tailing, two speed winches
Two x Lewmar #42, self-tailing, two speed winches 
Harken mainsheet traveller
Genoa tracks (new 2011)
Lewmar ocean deck hatches (new 2012)
Port and starboard boarding gates

Ground Tackle:
20kg Rocna anchor
85m, 8mm chain (new 2011)
35lbCQR Kedge spare anchor
70m warp (warp new 2012)
Double bow roller
Lofrans Cayman 88, electric anchor windlass
Mooring cleats
Safety Equipment: 
Seago Liferaft (new 2010)
Baltic recovery, life sling
Horseshoe life buoy
LED tri colour and anchor light, main mast
Deck, flood and steering light to main mast
Firdell blipper radar reflector 
Floodlight on mizzen mast
Electric and manual bilge pumps
Nereus gas detector
Two x fire extinguishers
Fire blanket

Hyrdrovane self steering system (overhauled 2012)
Sprayhood (new 2011)
Canvas wheel cover
Canvas boom covers (new 2011)
Helmsman's cushion
Cockpit cushions
Inflatable dinghy
Boarding ladder
Brass ships clock and barometer (new 2011)
Brass paraffin lamp (new 2011)  
Radio/CD player with speakers (new 2012)

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