Wanted - Junk rigged boat 32feet or more (UK)

  • 22 Sep 2020 13:16
    Message # 9256309

    Hi - we're hoping to buy a Junk rigged sailing boat. Obvs with the awful ongoing covid restrictions situation we're having to look to buy in UK only for now. 

    We'd be interested in boats 32feet and up (sadly we've looked at a couple of smaller and we're needing more space) - looking to sail around UK initially, over into EU/Med for longer voyages and living aboard, and hopefully across oceans few years later. So blue water capable would be ideal.

    Many thanks for any replies

  • 22 Sep 2020 13:55
    Reply # 9256415 on 9256309

    Jane,

    With the sad demise of Peter Manning this year, from covid19, I'm wondering what has happened/will happen to the 34ft Malliemac (photo in Magazine 60, page 23), the sistership to my Tystie (in which I lived and voyaged widely, both alone and with a partner). She was in Preston Marina, not too far from you. Maybe you could try an approach to them, and maybe Roy has some up to date information.

    One warning: Malliemac has a large single sail, which is somewhat heavy to operate. I sailed like that for quite a while, and indeed I sailed single handed from NZ to Alaska and back - it's possible, if you have enough physical size and strength, but then I converted Tystie to a ketch to make life easier.

    From BOTM:

    July 2013 - Peter Manning's Malliemac













    Peter Manning waited ages for his first sail in Malliemac, and so have we, so as it's his birthday today, July 1st, here she is! Malliewas launched at Preston Marina, UK, in February 2013 and enjoyed her maiden voyage at the end of May.

    Mallie is the sister ship to David Tyler's Tystie (now in Alaska). The design and interior layout was conceived by David who asked designer David Thomas to wrap a nice hull around it: he certainly did that.

    Both boats are shoal draft with internal ballast and lifting bilge boards, in Tystie's case hinged whilst Mallie's move vertically. Although her hull, deck and coach roof were professionally built, she was fitted out and equipped by Peter. Tystie has an open plan layout, but Mallie has a separate port side double forecabin. Both are intended for long distance cruising. Further sea trials will be undertaken during the summer when Peter and crew may be found cruising around the Irish sea. They hope to attend a North Wales or Kippford junket (whichever is chosen) at the end of August or early September.


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  • 22 Sep 2020 16:26
    Reply # 9256705 on 9256309

    Hi David and many thanks for your reply and suggestion.

    That's such very sad news about Peter and so very sorry to hear.

    We are actually moving to Preston Marina very soon (viewing a property for rental later this week) and so if his family were looking for a new owner for Malliemac we'd be very interested. 





  • 22 Oct 2020 15:57
    Reply # 9319464 on 9256309
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hi - we're hoping to buy a Junk rigged sailing boat. Obvs with the awful ongoing covid restrictions situation we're having to look to buy in UK only for now. 

    We'd be interested in boats 32feet and up (sadly we've looked at a couple of smaller and we're needing more space) - looking to sail around UK initially, over into EU/Med for longer voyages and living aboard, and hopefully across oceans few years later. So blue water capable would be ideal.

    Many thanks for any replies

    Hi,

    Our Warrior 40 junk schooner it's just about to go on the market having recently bought a house. She was our home and served us very well with two teen-agers, a dog and a cat. She's lying at Hardway, Gosport, in commission and can be viewed at anytime. 

    If you are interested, please get in touch and I can send you more details. 

    Kind regards,

    Nicki

  • 23 Oct 2020 21:49
    Reply # 9322434 on 9256309

    Hi Nicki

    Thank you ever so much for your message and we're very interested - I'd sent you an email yesterday (not sure if it got to you?) - but hoping to chat with you more

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