|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Saltash Cornwall UK|
Wandering Star is a Golden Hind variant known as a Seareach, designed by Maurice Griffiths and was professionally built of steel by D B Marine, Grays, Essex and professionally fitted out by Mitchell Marine, Canvey Island, Essex in 1983. She is almost identical to the better known Golden Hind 31 although there are some differences. The Golden Hind has a transom mounted rudder whereas the Seareach uses a skeg mounted rudder there are no bilge keel plates she has a long shallow draft keel and the forward cabin superstructure is lower, thus, unfortunately, less headroom in the forecabin than the Golden Hind. There are also other minor differences between the designs.
There’s not much information on the Seareach class on the internet but there are several accounts of the Golden Hind’s performance and the well-deserved reputation for seaworthiness this design has. Wandering Star’s hull form is virtually identical to that of a Golden Hind, she is a true passage maker. She’s fitted with a fully working (expensive) servo pendulum windvane steering system.
During the last year she has been laid up ashore as my ‘lockdown project’, undergoing a total refit. Work undertaken includes Engine replaced with a reconditioned unit. Replacement of all electronics, Heads rebuilt, water tanks replaced, all running rigging replaced, Standing rigging inspected and replaced as necessary, UV strip on headsail replaced, plus many other tasks undertaken.
|Vessel type:||Golden Hind|
|Builder:||D B marine|
|Fit Out:||Mitchell Marine, Canvey Island, Essex|
|Registry:||Small Ships Register|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar 3GMD|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||8.9m|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||100 Litres|
|Water capacity:||200 Litres|
Twin bunks in forepeak, Heads to port Hanging locker to starboard. Main saloon Bunk to starboard Bunk and saloon table to port. Galley to Port Chart table and pilot bunk to starboard
Hull has been prepared for antifouling and antifouling is supplied. four Zink anodes have been fitted.
The Cape Horne wind operated self steering gear has been overhauled and all new lines fitted. A Sony car radio is installed as an entertainment system, there is also a second spare car radio. The Galley has a new two ring oven with a grill. A NASA gas monitor is fitted in the bilge. A new sink unit is fitted in the Galley. A paraffin hearing system is fitted using a primus stove system, an overhaul kit is on board but if I was to keep the boat I would rip this out and ditch it.
The yacht has a Quicksilver inflatable dingy and Yahamar 5HP outboard Both in good condition
New Clipper speed and distance log, New Clipper Echo Sounder, New B&G Vulcan Sat Nav, New Cobra Marine VHF Radio, New Standard Horizon hand held VHF radio.
The sails have been valeted, the jenoa has a new UV strip fitted. A new main and a new jenoa are supplied but have never been fitted.
Three new life jackets, New horse shoe life belt. Two fire extinguishers
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.