Ipswich Suffolk UK|
The Bearded Lady is a three masted steel schooner based on a Bruce Roberts design. She was originally being built as a sail training vessel but unfortunately the person in charge of the project died and the building stopped. In 2010 the Tall Ships Race came to Hartlepool and the local marina bought and completed her to celebrate this event. She was going to be used as a training and party vessel afterwards but this didn't happen and the vessel was laid up for some time until I purchased her and refitted her to what you can see today. She is a go anywhere vessel and is also fitted out as the perfect live aboard including Isotherm CR90 freezer, Isotherm CR130D Fridge, full size New World cooker and a Zanussi Aquacycle 1300 washing machine.
Despite the one-off nature, the build was completed with MCA coding and stability tests as she was going to be used commercially.
She has a full set of sails, six in all, and is powered by a Cummins 6B5.9M engine, with 435 hours running time, through a Newage PRM 302 gearbox.
She is 14 meters overall, but with the bowsprit raised only 12 and a waterline length of 10 meters. The maximum beam is nearly 5 meters and the draft is 1.7 meters, with a long keel.
She is equipped with an Icom M323 DSC radio, Advansea S400 depth sounder, TMQ AP55 autopilot and a Furuno GP1670 chart plotter.
The domestic electrics are 24V DC supplied by 12 x 80 amp hour AGM batteries, with separate engine starting batteries. The mains charging is from a 30 amp Sterling charger and the engine has a Sterling 80 amp alternator controller fitted. There is 240 volt AC throughout as well as USB charging points and an inverter.
She carries two 19kg propane bottles which run the Morco instantaneous water heater, New World full size cooker and two Dickinson Newport room sealed heaters. A gas alarm and bubble tester are fitted.
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|Vessel type:||Three masted schooner|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Length over all:||14m|
|Length at waterline:||10m|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||330 Litres|
The aft cabin has a full-size bed with a real pocket sprung mattress and access on three sides. There are drawers and a wardrobe with hanging space and shelving.
On the port side is a sea toilet, which discharges overboard or to a holding tank. There is a hand basin with storage underneath and additional storage built into the cupboard housing the pipework for the holding tank and toilet. There is ample space in the room for a clothes airer.
On the starboard side is a shower room which contains a statement hand basin with good storage underneath and there is additional storage above the engine access door as well as shelving racks at the side of the shower. The shower cubicle floor lifts to provide full standing room in the shower and is easily lowered to allow for dry access into the bedroom.
Moving forward is the galley with a full cooker, double sink, fridge, freezer and ample cupboards and storage space.
There is also a studio sized washing machine
The saloon has three sofa/seats, with storage underneath and a room sealed gas stove provides the heating.
The forepeak cabin has seating with storage underneath and converts easily into a bed.
Steel hull and superstructure with wooden rubbing strakes and detailing. The doghouse is a wooden fibreglass construction. As she was originally going to be used commercially the build was completed with MCA coding and stability tests.
She is equipped with an Icom M323 DSC radio, Avansea depth sounder, TMQ AP55 autopilot and a Furuno GP1670 chart plotter.
The domestic electrics are 24V DC supplied from 12 x 80 amp hour AGM batteries, with separate engine starting batteries. The mains charging is from a 30 amp Sterling charger and the engine has a Sterling 80 amp alternator controller fitted. There is 240 volt AC throughout as well as USB charging points and an inverter.
Cummins 6B5.9M engine, with 435 hours running time, through a Newage PRM 302 gearbox.
She is rigged with three masts with the aft mast being gaff rigged. Other than the aft mast there are no booms and the sails are hanked onto the fore stays of the masts with the two topsails running up channels in the masts.
This makes six sails in all and although she is never going to be a racing yacht she sails comfortably and as she was designed as a sail training vessel all the sails are comfortably handled without the need for winches or a full crew - I sail her single handed.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.