Built by her shipwright owner over nineteen years and launched in 2006, this is a craft that benefits from all the many years experience that her owner has gained building boats.
"Cora Jean" was built to cruise the world comfortably, safely and self sufficiently with ample power supplied by her diesel generator and two wind generators.
This is an extra deep draft version of the boat which the owner built to lower the centre of gravity and substantially reduce leeway.
Built only using the finest materials (high tensile steel and Burmese teak), this fine yacht is perfect for those looking for a comfortable live aboard with long term cruising in mind.
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Please contact Richard Court on 07921 003 005 or email email@example.com for more information or to arrange a viewing
Length Overall inc Bowsprit and Bumkin: 16.22m (57')
Length on Deck: 13.9m (45')
Draught: 1.80m (5'10")
Light Displacement: 18,800kg (41,400lb)
Heavy Displacement: 23,300kg (51,520lb)
Built to Bruce Roberts plans by professional boat builder from 1987 and launched in 2006, with certificated milled Grade 43A British steel including deck structure and all associated steel parts.
The hull was grit blasted inside and out, to white metal grade 3 (top spec) and epoxy coated (Hempels Hempadur) with other two part coatings to finish.
The interior was fully insulated from new by a contracted installer using urea formaldehyde, a fire retardant foam insulation.
There are watertight bulkheads installed both fore and aft of the saloon and from the aft cabin to the saloon passageway.
Perkins 6354 120hp diesel engine
Engine accessed either from side panel in the passageway or wheelhouse floor
5.8 litre six cylinder normal aspirated motor
Fresh water cooling circuit via the keel (no raw water heat exchangers)
500 hours at December 2018
Paragon 2:1 marine gearbox
Shaft drive to 25" MaxProp feathering propeller
Ambassador rope cutter
3.5 Kw Onan 4 pole diesel generator
Freshwater cooled via the keel
24v alternator from the generator for the windlass
2 x 12v alternators from the main engine
1000 A/H domestic battery bank
500 A/H engine start battery bank
800w 12v/240v inverter
1500w 12v/240v inverter
60A battery charger
2 x Wind generators mounted on the mizzen mast
909 litres (200 gallon) of fuel stored in three separate tanks
2 x 727 litre (160 gallon) water tanks
1 x 182 litre (40 gallon) potable water tank
1 x 73 litre (16 gallon) potable water tank
1 x 91 litre (20 gallon) grey water tank for forward heads with deck and overboard discharge
Pressurised hot and cold water system
1 x 45 litre (10 gallon) hot water tank heated by engine and 240v immersion heater
1 x 15 litre (3.3 gallon) hot water tank heated by 240v immersion heater
Aluminium masts and spars
Twin spreader masts stepped within tabernacles for easier lowering
Self tacking inner headsail with aluminium boom
Heavy duty stainless steel standing rigging includes 2 x outer (12mm) forestays and 1 x inner forestay
Slab reefing with lazy jacks
New stack bags and sail covers
Lewmar 40 self tailing mainsheet winch
Barient 32 self tailing primary winches
Lewmar 40 self tailing
Harken 48.3 (mast)
Harken 48.2 (mast)
Barlow 20 (boom)
Heavy duty headsail
No 1 Genoa
No 2 Jib
No 3 Jib
Fully battened mainsail
Fully battened mizzen
Spare 80% mainsail
Sail storage lockers on the foredeck and within bimini
Sleeps four in two double berths in two sleeping cabins
Solid teak joinery throughout
Double glazed port lights throughout accommodation
2 x Taylors diesel fired cabin heaters
Large double berth with storage below
Overhead storage locker
Lavac sea toilet
Handbasin with hot and cold mixer
L shaped settee finished in Italian leather
Drop leaf dining table in teak
Numerous shelves and lockers
Twin stainless steel sinks with hot and cold mixer and manual pump
2 x Induction hobs on gimbals
Full sized electric oven
Panasonic combination microwave oven
240 litre refrigerator
80 litre freezer
Huge amounts of storage
PASSAGEWAY TO AFT CABIN
Sealed by watertight doors at both ends
Full standing room walkway to the aft cabin with two wardrobes spanning the full length of the passage.
King size double bed
Numerous lockers and shelves
Integrated comfy/reading chair finished in Italian leather
Lavac sea toilet
Handbasin with hot and cold mixer/shower wand
Separated from the saloon by a watertight door
Bench seat with storage below
Helm and engine controls
Radiator (heated by engine cooling circuit)
Cetrek Pilot 750 autopilot
Cetrek Chartnav 390 GPS/Chartplotter
Cobra DSC VHF radio
5 x Anchors
Dual heavy duty brass anchor rollers at the bowprit
Maxwell 2500 2,500lb pull power, electric anchor windlass
Manual stern anchor winch
Fenders and warps
1 x Flatscreen television with DVD player (Aft Cabin)
1 x Flatscreen television (Saloon)
Stereo radio/CD player
Horseshoe life buoys
Safety harness anchor points
"Cora Jean" was built to Bruce Roberts Spray Issue No 420 A Plan, developed from Joshua Slocum's yawl "Spray, which was the first yacht to sail solo around the world. Slocum's book has never been out of publication and is reprinted every year with all Spray's line drawings and an evaluation by naval architects of her design.
"Cora Jean" like the other Sprays, has a perfectly balanced waterline so she nearly always sails herself and does not need constant attention at the helm. She offers good speed in all winds, very low heeling angle, huge deck space and big interior space. "Cora Jean" being built of steel, is strong and I fitted her with a large engine.
The design has varying keel options and I opted to draw the keel down further and again, in regard to the fore foot, to lower the centre of gravity to reduce leeway. This was done after talking to owners and constructors of Sprays. I have kept the the bought plans and have drawn the deepened keel on them. As a result of this and a larger rudder, i believe "Cora Jean" sails better than her stablemates. Her deep draught is still only 5'10", still not excessive. The ballast is of lead.
There are many thousands of Sprays around the world, both factory and home completed using different materials. Many circumnavigations have been documented and various books written. There are loads of owner's adventures on YouTube.
"Cora Jean", like the others, is a brilliant sail boat. If you are interested in buying her I will be more than happy to take you out for a sail in any weather - you are most welcome to be impressed!
I think the owner says it all!
The owner has provided detailed notes and drawings on Cora Jeans's construction. Please either email firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call on 01202 916424 if you would like me to send them to you.
DisclaimerThe Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
- BuilderBruce Roberts
- LocationUnited Kingdom
- Length13.7 m
- Hull MaterialSteel
- Cruising Speed7.5 kn
- Max Speed8.75 kn
- Beam4.37 m
- Max Draft1.78 m
- Displacement23.8 tonnes
- Dry Weight41,446.91 lb
- Ballast Weight12,125.42 lb
- Water Tank Capacity363|liter
- Fuel Tank Capacity303|liter
- Engine 1
- Make: Perkins
- Model: 6354
- Fuel Type: diesel
- Propeller Type: Inboard
- Hours: 500