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The Fisher 30 was born from a design by naval architects David Freeman and Gordon Wyatt who were "seeking a motor sailor that could perform well both under sail or motor". their design produced what was called the Freeward 30 which they tried to market to established boat builders to convince them to take it on as a brand.
This met with little success and a chance meeting with an equally frustrated David Skelton, a gentleman who wanted to become a yacht distributor, they decided to launch and market the brand themselves. Listening to their customers and tweaking the design led to the birth of the Fisher range with their distinct wheelhouse offering excellent visibility and a double ended hull form which is both sea kindly and efficient.
This model is believed to have been built in 1975. She is ketch rigged with in-mast furling main and mizzen and a roller furling genoa. The engine is a three-cylinder Volvo Penta MD3 diesel which has been well maintained by current and previous owners. Accommodation for five persons, decent sized galley, heads with sea toilet and excellent storage. Recent rewire and switch panel. Cabin heating to prolong the season. Accommodation :
The wheelhouse is entered via the cockpit. This area has full standing headroom and great visibility all around. There is a perspex panel in the wheelhouse roof to allow helm to view the sails and let in lots of natural light. The wheelhouse has a fold-down helm sea and a bench seat to starboard.
Three steps down from the wheelhouse, and you are in the saloon. The interior hull is lined either with carpet or vinyl to a high standard. The woodwork and cabinet work is in excellent condition, and all upholstery is well padded and covered in attractive blue fabric. There is an L-Shaped seating/dining area to port with removable table. This area will convert to a decent sized double berth. Opposite is the galley area with work surfaces, stainless steel sink, Oven with hob and grill and cool box behind.
Aft of galley on the starboard side is a spacious quarter berth. Above this is a pullout chart table with reading light.
Between the saloon and the forward cabin is the heads compartment to port with sea toilet and pull out sink unit. Opposite heads are storage cupboard with double louvred doors.
In the bow is the forward cabin with V-shaped berth with storage below. Each cabin fitted with 12V lighting.
Boat benefits from Eberspacher diesel heating. Inventory :
Rudder angle indicator
Garmin GPSmap 551 colour chart plotter
Furuno GPS Navigator
Silva S10 DSC VHF
Clipper wind speed direction
Lewmar electric windlass
Anchor with chain and warp
Electric bilge pump
Horse shoe buoy with light
Flare pack (ood)
Life raft (requires service)
Clock & Barometer set
Cutlery & crockery
Shore power cable
Portable bathing ladder
Warps & fenders Mechanical :
GRP constructed long keeled motor sailor with a flared bow and canoe stern.
Counter hung rudder attached to keel skeg offering protection to the 2-Bladed bronze propeller.
Blue painted topsides with white boot top. Teak rubbing strakes and bulwarks.
Self-draining decks finished in tread master panels.
Raised accommodation deck with Houdini style hatch and ventilation funnels.
Electric windlass with double roller stem head fitting.
Stainless steel bow, stern and stanchions connect by coated stainless steel wires.
Aft cockpit with teak topped locker seating and bespoke cockpit cushions.
Lockable sliding door to the wheelhouse. GRP wheelhouse with glass windscreen and perspex roof light.
Engine & Electrics:
Vessel powered by a Volvo Penta MD3B, 34hp inboard diesel engine.
This is believed to be the original engine but has been converted at some point from raw water to fresh water cooling with a heat exchanger.
The engine is in good order and starts first time on the key.
The engine had completed 2168 hours but has subsequently been rewired, had a new switch panel installed and a new hour meter which reads 32.
Engine will be serviced and winterised early December 2018.
Bank of 4x12V batteries providing engine start, bow thruster and domestic power.
The batteries are recharged via the engine alternator and battery charger. Shore power.
Sails & Rigging:
Ketch rigged with deck stepped, gold anodised main and mizzen masts by Kemp.
Both main and mizzen have been converted to Facnor in-mast reefing. Roller furling headsail.
Stainless steel standing rigging and terylene running rigging.
Majority of the running rigging is led aft to cockpit.
Sails include main, mizzen and genoa.