J Francis Jones – Ketch Motor-Sailer for sale

£ 175,000

Ashore Conwy Marina, United Kingdom


Remarks :’Wing Sang’ is a very well presented ketch rigged motor-sailer built in 1962 by Frost & Drake Boat Builders of Tollesbury, Essex to the design of J Francis Jones. She has undergone a full and very extensive refit which started in 1992, with the vessel being launched in 2010.. ‘Wing Sang’ is the perfect yacht for collectors or for yachtsman who appreciate the rarity and beauty of a classic wooden yacht. Outstanding attention to detail, and a very well thought out layout with all onboard systems.Lying Ashore at Conwy Marina – Viewings by appointment with the brokerage office.Accommodation :8 Berths in 3 Cabins to include the saloon.1 Double berth and 6 singles.Access to the wheelhouse from either port or starboard. Accommodation is divided into three cabins, plus the forepeak workshop, the galley, navigation area, the forward and after toilet compartments and the wheelhouse.Aft CabinSingle berth to port and starboard with storage below.Aft HeadsTraditional Baby Blake marine sea toilet.WheelhouseHelm to port with helmseat and companion seat to starboard. SaloonTraditional ‘L’ shaped seating to port with linear bench seating to starboard. Saloon table. Navigation area/Chart table to starboard with galley to port comprising of a Force 10 4-Burner gas cooker complete oven and grill, Weaco fridge, microwave, and stainless steel sink.Forward CabinLocated to port with access to a further small cabin to starboard.Forward headsLocated to starboard beyond the saloon, this heads compartment consist Traditional Baby Blake marine sea toilet and wash basin and shower.A workshop is located in the fore-peak comprising of a bench with storage.The internal furniture is mainly of varnished teak with white painted deckheads and a blue fabric coloured upholstery. Varnished ash battens are fitted to the hull sides. The cabin sole consists of plywood panels overlaid with iroko planking.All furniture is has been recently renewed and is constructed and finished to a very high standard. A Newport Stainless steel traditional cabin heater is fitted on the saloon forward bulkhead complete with a stainless steel flue leading up through the cabin roof. Eberspacher diesel hot air heating with 4-outlets.Equipment:TV Clarion CD playerBarometerInventory :Deck Equipment:25kg Delta Plough anchor complete with 60 metres of 10mm chain.Horizon 5L 1500 Electric anchor windlass with deck foot controls.Stainless steel bow roller/stemhead fittingStainless steel mooring bollards & fairleadsStainless steel dorades10 x Fenders with lanyardsFender storage basketsMooring warpsBoathookAll over boat cover – 3 Part cover with securing strapsLaid teak deckVetus windscreen wipersAnderson deck winchesNavigation Equipment:SIRS Major Compass (2005)Raymarine ST60 Speed & repeaterRaymarine ST60 Wind speed and direction & repeaterRaymarne ST60 Depth & repeaterRaymarine ST6001 Autopilot Smartpilot with remote control at the outside steering positionFuruno GP32 GPS Navigator c/w Furuno 1623 RadomeFuruno NX300 NavtexIcom IC M505 fixed DSC VHF radioTri-colour and steaming navigation lightsFirdell radar reflectorGPS/Speed/Depth & Autopilot are all interfaced.Safety Equipment:Gas detectorSearchlightBoarding ladderPlastimo Cruiser 6-Man liferaftKIM Lifesling2 x Lifebuoys3 x Fire extinguishers (Manual)Fire blanketManual and electric bilge pumpsVetus exhuast alarmBilge alarmFore-deck lightMechanical :Construction:Built in 1962 by Frost & Drake Boat Builders of Tollesbury, Essex to the design of J Francis Jones.A round bilge hull with a raked stem, long keel, and a short counter stern.The superstructure consists of fore, side and aft decks, the forward and after coachroof and the central wheelhouse.The hull is of traditional timber construction (carvel laid iroko planking), with the stem, forefoot and keel are constructed from Iroko. The deck beams are constructed from Oak with Rock Elm frames.To reduce on-going maintenence, the hull above the waterline has been slined with 6mm wide Iroko, and below with the waterline with 6mm wide Sikaflex.The coachroof sides are of Iroko, with the coach roof constructed from American Ash sheathed on the outside with epoxy/glass laminate for a superior finish. The deck teak planking and plywood are all new, as are the wheelhouse and cabin roofs. The cabin interior and the wheelhouse are constructed from Burmese Teak. The Myanmar government banned the export of raw Burmese Teak timber in 2014. Internal bulkheads are new and made up of bevel-edged teak panels in teak surrounds also known as Raised teak paneling.Wheel steering positions in the wheelhouse and on the aft deck, both fitted with varnished hardwood wheels. On the aft deck there is a new GRP sheathed white painted pedestal. The steering system is a new two-station Vetus Hydraulic type with copper hydraulic piping. Long keel with cast iron external ballast.Mechanical:Single Mermaid Mariner Dorest 6-Cylinder 120hp diesel inboard engine (Engine replaced in 2002), conventional shaft drive to a 3-bladed bronze propeller.Heat exchanger cooledMorse controlsBorg Warner Velvet drive hydraulic gearbox.Bowthruster c/w independent battery bankTwo stern thrusters c/w independent battery bankFuel:Two Stainless steel diesel fuel tanksTanks connected by a balancing pipe.Shut off valves on each tankWater filter/seperatorElectrical:12v DC circuit supplied from four 12v Varta batteries (410ah total), separated into two banks.One very heavy duty battery dedicated to the engine, with the remaining three connected to the auxiliary circuit.Isolator switch and cross over switchFive 6-Way switch/fuse panels located at the chart table.Rutland Marec Wind charging system240v AC circuit via an RCCB which is connected to the ring main.Victron Phoenix 1600VA inverter, Victron Phoenix 300amp battery chargerShore power cableWater:Two Stainless steel water tanks.Tanks interconnected by a balancing pipe.Pressurised system to the galley and toilet compartmentHot water provided by a calorifier, heated by the engine cooling system and 240v shore power.Spars & Rigging:-Bermudan Ketch rigged.Seldon Aluminium spars with double spreader main mast, a single spreader mizzen mast (Both Spars replaced 2010)Both masts have mast steps.Stainless steel standing rigging (Both sets replaced 2010)Polyester running riggingLoose footed fully battened slab reefed mainsailsFurling genoa with Furlex twin groove foilEmergency forestay connected to mast head and stowed at the port shrouds; a highfield lever is provided for tension.Spinnaker pole stowed on front of mast.Sails:Main spar – Loose footed fully battened mainsail (Owen Sails – 2010)Mizzen spar – Loose footed fully battened mainsail (Owen Sails – 2010)140% Genoa (Owen Sails – 2010)Storm jib (Owen Sails – 2010)The mainsail and mizzen have black acrylic stak-pack covers.Winches:2 x Anderson 52 2-Speed self-tailing Primary winches for genoa1 x Anderson 28 2-Speed self-tailing winch for furling genoa1 x Anderson 28 2-Speed self-tailing Halyard winch1 x Anderson 16 2-Speed Halyard winch…*