Boat Details

Mary Alice has classic boat looks without the maintenance bill! - she has a fibreglass hull and a sensible amount of wooden trim. She's easy to maintain and is definitely a head turner in a marina. If you've looked at a Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter and want something slightly larger and faster, this is probably your yacht.

We spent 8 months aboard Mary Alice in 2017, sailing around the UK, doing about 2400 nautical miles. We have owned the boat for about two and a half years, and in this time we have made many improvements and updates to an already solid boat to make her easier to sail short handed and more comfortable to live on board for extended periods.
She attracts attention wherever she goes, with people commenting how pretty she is throughout our cruise.
Our intention was to always keep the classic looks of the boat, but create something that was easy to sail, maintain, and use - the specs below should, I hope, reflect this approach.

She sails very well, and is powerful and steady in most sea conditions. The self steering takes the strain on long passages, and the lightweight carbon fibre gaff and furling wire luff jibs make reducing and raising sail very straightforward. She still retains the classic yacht lines, and poise that only a long keeler can provide. She will heave-to very comfortably and is very placid in gusty conditions, merely accelerating, and not heeling excessively.
Under power she will cruise along comfortably and the addition of the powerful bow thruster makes entering and leaving marina berths a breeze (something long keelers do not usually excel at!).
She's in tip top shape, with a recent engine service, all new standing rigging and freshly varnished spars. Now that we're back at work after our time off, we don't have the time to sail her, so she is now for sale.

Additional Equipment

The Jan 2017 refit inculded replacement of all the electrics - all wires were replaced with high spec marine grade tinned copper and all new fusing and switching was installed. All instruments are connected and 'talk' to each other, sharing all NMEA data.

210 Amp hours of domestic batteries, new in 2017. Charged via shore power connection to Mastervolt dedicated 240volt charger or via Stirling power high output alternator regulator from engine, or via small removable solar panel with regulator for mataining battery charge when on a mooring. Engine and domestic batteries are protected by split charge diode and separate isolators, ensuring the engine battery is always charged first, then the domestic bank.
New switch panels, with themal circuit breaker protection to each circuit and new main fusing.
USB and cigarette lighter style 12 volt charging sockets.
240volt socket when connected to shore power (with additional USB charging sockets)
LED lighting throughout the boat interior
LED masthead tricolour and anchor light
NASA battery monitor, showing remaining hours at discharge rate etc.
Stereo with bluetooth and aux-input

Self steering:
Autosteer/Hydravane - bracket mounted on transom, unit can be removed quickly and stowed below deck if not required. Variety of vane options for different wind speeds. Rudder blade is copper coated (!). Unit is very good, will hold a course on most points of sail, even with light wind aft of the beam. Serviced 2017.

Ground tackle/ mooring:
25kg Rocna (new 2016)
50metres 10mm galvanised chain (new 2016)
Lofrans Kobra anchor windlass with remote control
Teak anchor blocks to lash anchor on foredeck
Twin bow rollers

Fortress kedge anchor with bag.
10metres of 10mm chain with 35 metres of 14mm anchorplait

Rope-chain-rope mooring strop for use with mooring bouys (10mm chain and 18mm anchorplait) (new 2016)

4x pontoon warps with spliced eyes
2x extra long (25 metre) warps
1x extra heavy duty 20m warp
8 fenders
1 fender step
1x hook on boarding ladder

Dinghy and Outboard:
O2Lite ultralight dinghy and Torqueedo Travel 1005 (with extra large capacity, most recently released, battery) available through separate negotiation.

1x 6 person coastal Seago Liferaft (new 2016) - fits in custom iroko cradle on deck
Coastal flare pack (new 2017)
Inflatable horshoe and danbouy
MOB sling and throwing line
2x electric high capacity bilge pumps with auto float switches (new 2016)
1x manual high capacity blige pump
2x fire extinguishers (new 2016)
1x fire blanket in galley (new 2016)

A variety of relatively new lifejackets and lifelines available through separate negotiation.

Mechanical Equipment

38 hp Beta Marine diesel
Serviced and winterised religiously. Current engine hours extremely low at only 490
Parallel primary fuel filters, enabling instant switch to new fitler in case of blockage.  
New cutless bearing on prop shaft Jan 2017
New prop shaft anode 2017, new main hull anode 2017
New PSS (Packless Sealing System) shaft seal fitted 2017 - maintenance and drip-free prop shaft seal.
All below-waterline through-hulls are bronze seacocks (Blakes brand with grease ports).

Bow thruster:
5kw Lewmar - installed Jan 2017, the thruster is very powerful, making turning on the spot and entering tight marina berths straightforward. Runs off a dedicated battery (new 2017), charged via a new dedicated charger from the main battery bank.

Galley Equipment

Taylors 030 paraffin stove with oven, grill and two burners.

Large fridge with Waeco compressor

Calorifier with thermostatic mixer valve (conserves hot water by mixing in some cold when the water is very hot), plumbed to a new jabsco pressure pump to the mixer tap in the galley sink and cockpit shower.

Electric sink drain pump (all non-essential through-hulls are above the water line for safety)


Full standing headroom to main cabin, bow cabin has sitting headroom.
5 berths, all with removable custom cushions
Bow cabin V berth (2 metres long exactly) with infill panel. Sail storage under. Lockers beside berth with two full height shelving units. Dry bilge area for storage
2 Saloon settee berths, (each 2 metres long)
Quarter berth behind chart table (also 2 metres long)
Heads compartment with locker behind heads unit
Large locker storage behind and below settees in main cabin
Storage above settees outboard.
Chart table with storage inside and under and beside.
Quarter berth with small locker storage under.
Galley with generous storage behind and below worksurface.

Fold out teak saloon table.
Calorifier with thermostatic mixer valve - heats via engine coolant circuit, or shore power connection. Provides ample hot water to galley mixer tap via new water pressure pump.
Electric sink drain pump - sink hull outlet above the waterline for safety (with seacock), pump will flush out food waste in the washing up water as well.
Cockpit shower with hot/cold fresh water

4kw diesel Erbespacher style air heater (new 2017) with 4 outlets (2x main saloon, 1x heads 1x forecabin). Runs off a dedicated tank with deck filler. (currently running on paraffin as this does not coke the heater up and removes the need for yearly maintenance)

LED cabin lighting and reading lights

Taylors 030 paraffin cooker with two burners and oven (all burners serviced 2017)
Taylors paraffin cabin heater - serviced 2017
Fridge with Waeco compressor
Blakes Lavac WC - new pump diaphragm 2017.

Custom boom tent with zip entry to sides

Navigation Systems

Instruments (new 2016)
Raymarine e75 chartplotter with Navionics charting for the EU next to chart table.
Raymarine A65 chartplotter in cockpit connected to the e75 to share charting, routes and waypoints. (The valuable navionics card stays secure below, and routes and waypoints planned in the comfort of the cabin appear on the cockpit plotter)
Raymarine i70 Speed, Wind and Depth display
Raymarine Ray50 VHF with DSC etc
Raymarine AIS 650 transponder - See other vessels and they can also see you.
Separate GPS antenna for the plotters and AIS system above deck.

All the instruments talk to each other, so you can overlay AIS targets on both plotters, wind lay lines etc. The VHF gets location data from the GPS for emergency use etc. The plotters have an anchor drift alarm feature with depth alarms also being available on the i70 instument for peace of mind at anchor. For cruising we found this setup is fantastically easy to use and makes dealing with shipping on night passages straightforward.

Total Power

38.0 kw


  • BuilderHeard
  • DesignerHeard
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
  • Built2005
  • Price£59,950
  • Length10.7 m
  • Hull MaterialFiberglass
  • Beam3.35 m
  • Water Tank Capacity50|gallon
  • Fuel Tank Capacity30|gallon
  • Engine 1
    • Model: Beta 38
    • Fuel Type: diesel
    • Propeller Type: Inboard
    • Hours: 500

Contact Seller

Peter Kenyon
United Kingdom
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