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  • Manufacturer:
  • Location: Dover brokerage
  • Year: 1974
  • LOA: 38'6" (11.74m)
  • Beam: 12' 5'' (3.80m)
  • Berths: 9
  • Draft:
  • Keel: Long
  • ID no.: 12437
  • Engine Make: Perkins 4.108
  • Drive Type:
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Broker Remarks

Legranbois is a very strong, heavy displacement cruising boat with a well-balanced and easily driven hull, ideally suited to long-distance / ocean passages. She has been fited out to provide a comfortable home when in port and a safe and secure environment when at sea. The prime directive being that the ship must at all times function, particularly if all sources of power were to fail.In current ownership of 19 years (15 living aboard), she has sailed the north-east coast of England, cruised to the Med via Biscay coasts of France, Spain and Portugal, continued through most of the southern coasts of Europe, returning to the UK via the French canal system and is currently berthed in Dover Marina. In previous ownership she has visited the Azores, Spain and the Baleares, and has proved to be an exceptionally sea-kindly vessel even in extreme conditions.


The hull is divided by four main bulkheads. The main saloon and galley are amidships and contain a dinette with seating for up to 10, two pilot berths and multitudinous stowage. Immediately forward are the heads with WHB, 6 cave lockers, shower and toilet with holding tanks under. An electric automatic pump-out is fitted to the grey water tank.The f’cle is purely a storage area for sails, warps, spares etc. and also contains the chain locker.Aft of the main cabin is a passageway with 3 deep hanging lockers and one galley locker. A double sleeping cabin is set to stbd with a spacious engine compartment below the berth level and passageway seat, most of which is removable for engine access.The passage leads to the aft cabin which is equipped with two berths (one converts to double), chart table and navigation area and easy access to the rudder head and steering gears.There is full standing headroom throughout apart from the f’cle and area under the cockpit.

Mechanical and Rigging

The long-keeled, round-bilged hull has 3½ -4 tons of iron ballast and consists of a double skin of Iroko below the WL (25-30mm) with laminated marine ply topsides. All on heavy sawn Oak and Iroko frames at half-metre centres, each 85x63 at deck, increasing to massive floors. Topsides have additional 63x50 frames between. The joint between the Iroko and ply is backed up by a substantial stringer, to which the shell is clenched at 50mm centres, the whole structure is glued as well as fastened. The deadwood aft of the ballast keel has a steel shoe to the heel.The topsides are continued upwards to form a low bulwark over 2/3 the length of the ship, aft of the centre cockpit the deck is raised and is of laid configuration. The remainder of the decks and house tops are of 12mm painted marine ply.The house sides are oak-framed and mahogany faced, whilst 3 hatches give access / ventilation to the substantial accommodation Perkins 4.108, totally rebuilt in 2003, ZF 2.74 :1 gearbox fitted August 2004, all controls in cockpit. 30mm dia. shaft and 450mm dia 3-bladed propeller, both new September 2001.450Ltrs fuel capacity in 3 s/s tanks gives approx. 1000Nm in flat seas and at cruising revs. Fuel Consumption approx 2l/hr Remote stern tube greaser. The masts are of hollow spruce with booms and mizzen gaff of solid spruce. The main gaff and dinghy davit are of alloy. All spars are painted warm cream and both masts are tabernacle mounted. Galvanised shrouds, stainless steel forestays, bob stays and bowsprit shrouds. The sails are all of terylene and consist of Ghoster, Working jib, Number 2 jib, Main staysail and spare. Main, Mizzen staysail and Mizzen.The 3 headsails are fitted to Nemo roller reefing systems operated from the centre cockpit. The main is hoisted and reefed from the main mast, where a winch is available to assist if necessary. When going forward from the cockpit there are permanently rigged stainless steel jack wires P and S, and also along the 3m bowsprit for safety harnesses. There are also 3 U-bolt anchorages in the cockpit.The mizzen may be worked from the cockpit area, both main and mizzen are arranged with vangs from the end of the gaff led through a block on the end of the boom and then forward, to assist in control whilst lowering the sail. The mizzen has been lowered many times running downwind in Beaufort F8 without having to alter course. The vangs may also be used in light winds to stabilise the head of the sail.The bowsprit has a wide planked walkway fitted and has the benefit of a s/s pulpit with polyester netting over it’s whole length (a wonderful place from which to watch the dolphins).At the stern is an Aries windvane steering gear with a very substantial steel structure protecting it and also carrying the boarding ladder, stub post for GPS and Navtex antennae, the Ensign staff and passarrelle. This allows the heel to be 3-4m clear of the quay when moored stern-to.


Sestral Moore main steering compass.Ritchie steering compass aft.Echo pilot duo log and depth unit in cockpit.Apelco DXL630 Loran at chart tableGarmin 65 GPS “ “ “ linked to VHFNASA Navtex Plus (new 2001) “Tron EPERB5x1kg dry powder fire extinguishersLifejacketsFlares and Smoke canisters (out of date)Henderson mk5 pump to engine room bilge.RM69 pump to main bilgeAutomatic 3/4 “ 12v bilge pumpManual hornClock and barometerVHF Oceanus DSC/ATIS series fitted Jan 2006 linked to GPS Steering Gear - 1. Aft wheel Whitlock s/s with s/s wire linkage to quadrant on rudder stock head. (Spare wires kept in steering gear locker)2. Vetus MT80 hydraulic, with teak wheel in cockpit and ram cylinder linked to tiller bar on rudder stock. Spare rebuild kit for ram.3. Emergency tiller in stowage in steering gear locker which slots into fitting on rudder stock.4. Aries windvane with tiller lines permanently rigged to drum on after wheel with control lines to cockpit.5. Autohelm 4000 on aft wheel. Motor of wheel unit and control box in aft cabin, remote to main cockpit. (Spare belts and parts in upper s/g locker).Remote greaser is fitted to rudder tube. Electrics - The ship is equipped with a 12v system consisting of engine starter battery (100Ahr) new August 2003. 2 Auxiliary batteries, 1x240Ahr (new Oct 2003), and 1x143Ahr deep cycle (new May 2003). Charging is by means of a 55A Bosch alternator on the main engine, 1x30W Solarex solar panel or by charger from 240v circuit.The 240v circuit with outlets in f’cle, saloon, galley, mid and aft cabins is supplied via1. Shore connection (lead supplied)2. Redi-line 1.5kW approx convertor3. Save 2500 petrol generator in cockpit deck locker, giving 1.8kW continuous.The ship was rewired in 1991 and a Newmar switchboard fitted in the aft cabin nav area, with rear access from mid-cabin for repairs/additions. There are switched berth lights over every bunk, low-wattage night lighting, fluorescent lights in all cabins. Galley - Equipped with a Force 10 s/s 4-burner oven and grill cooker, with crockery lockers behind and forward. A full-sized 1½ bowl domestic sink unit is fitted together with work surfaces, fridge (multifuel), 240v microwave, designated cutlery drawer, pan-stowage etc. All cutlery and crockery plus most pots and pans are included.F/w is supplied to the galley and heads from 4 s/s tanks totalling 625Ltrs via a 12v pressure pump and Whale galley footpumps. Dingy and outboard - 1. Triple-skin cold-moulded mahogany, believed by Fairy marine 2.26m (7’4”) x 1.38m (4’6”) carried on chocks on top of coach roof with designated davit, winch and jammers mounted on main mast tabernacle.2. Bombard AX mini new Feb 20023. Mariner 3.3 HP outboard new Feb 2002 Deck Equipment - Lofrons Tigres electric windlass with approx 80m (1 length) of 10mm galv short-link chain, new 1995, operated by footswitches and cockpit remote.Main anchor, 45lb CQR plus 2x45lb Danforth type, 1xlight kedge.7xAndersen s/s winches, 4 self tailing. 3xMini-max jammers and various sheet leads.Port deck locker equipped as gas-bottle locker, 5x3.9 Calor propaneStarboard deck locker stowage and gas bottle for fridge – 1x4.5 CalorAft boarding platform/protection for Aries gear, passarelle, ladder and alongside plankMizzen sheet traveller and built in stern anchor rollers4 bollards and 2 mooring cleats aft4 mooring cleats and Samson post fwd.4 through bulwark fairleads.5 step boarding ladderTri-colour masthead light, Bi-colour nav light, Masthead steaming light and stern light3 deck illumination lights2 boathooksCovers for main, mizzen, dinghy, windlass. Overboom cover for cockpit.2xBaltic horseshoe lifebuoys and lightsWolter model 300 automatic ignition gas-fired water heaterFenders Below decks - Moulinex 220v vacuum cleanerArdic 041D Diesel hot air heater (in designated locker), outlets in saloon and heads with warm air circulation in aft cabin and hanging lockers.160TC Matsui 240v microwave.Electrolux 1600 top-opening fridge (gas, 240v, 12v)Roadstar colour TV and combined DVD player4 brass oil-lamps7 under cabin sole plastic storage bins (removable) currently used for tinned storesCarpets for all main accommodation, laid teak in heads and f’cleCurtains in saloon and Aft cabin.In the f’cle are 9 small plastic stowage bins for bosun’s stores, numerous warps, springs, tackles etc. heavy duty collapsible trolley and box, deck brush. Spares - Manuals for most equipmentDrawings of many fittings, tanks etc.Drawing of rigEngine spares include gaskets, injectors etc.Some bosun’s storesRoller headsail gear sections, joints and fasteningsWater bottles and diesel containersSome Aries spares.

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