Vera May, a Norfolk Gypsy number 72 built in 1996. Lying on her mooring at Potter Heigham, Norfolk Broads, where she has been for the past six years being sailed extensively by her present owner and his wife in the Northern and southern broads.
Similar to the Cornish Shrimper but built locally in Norfolk. A traditionally styled cruising yacht offering low maintenance with a seaworthy design ideal for exploring the shallow waters of the east coast and beyond. With the addition of a road trailer (not included in the sale) she would also be well suited to trailer sailing, and her shallow draft with keel up and bilge runners enable her to be beached or kept on a drying mooring without excessive heel. She has a large and deep cockpit and a compact but very functional cabin, well equipped for two with instruments and ample space for chart work.
Over the winter of 2017/2018 she had a comprehensive £7,000 service at the Neil Thompson boatyard. She has an extensive inventory as listed below.
See Vera May in action on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1Lfg4gAMw4
NB draft 0.5 (keel up) 1.2 m (keel down).
|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
|Location:||Potter Heigham Norfolk UK [ Map ]|
|Vessel type:||Trailer Sailer|
|Fit Out:||Built in 1996 and extensively refurbished in the winter of 2017/2018|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar 1GM 10 HP|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||6.1m|
|Length at waterline:||5.9m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Lifting Keel|
|Displacement:||1 metric tons|
|Dry Weight:||1 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||10 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||10 Gallons|
Yanmar 1GM 10 hp inboard diesel;
New alternator in 2018 and new fuel pump and starter motor fitted in 2019.
GRP construction. Original gelcoat finish throughout (compounded and polished in 2018).
Hull epoxy treated from new.
Lifting keel (centre plate lifting rope replaced with Dyneema in 2018)
Large deep cockpit with huge locker space.
Wood rubbing strakes (port side replaced in 2018)
Treadmaster non-slip pads on decks (cleaned and repainted in 2018)
Interior and exterior woodwork re-varnished in 2018
Two berths in one cabin;
Berth cushions in good condition
Origo 3000 spirit stove (2 burners)
Hand pumped cold water tap
Four freshwater storage bottles providing 10 gallons total capacity
Swivelling saloon table
Chemical toilet (housed beneath chart table)
12V cabin lights
Gimballed oil lamps
Manual bilge pump;
Sea anchor with chain and warp (not used on the Broads);
Mud weight and Rond anchors;
12V Battery and isolation switch and Solar panel providing trickle feed to battery;
Switch panel/fuse box;
Lights: bi-colour to bow, port, starboard, tri-coloured navigation and stern;
Auxiliary power socket;
Various fenders, boom gallows and chocks;
Bracket for outboard motor;
Cockpit tent providing spacious weather proof extension to the cabin when moored up overnight, cockpit cover; ensign staff and socket;
'A' frame with pulley blocks and winch enabling her to go under all the bridges on the Broads;
Gunter rigged, rigging valeted and renewed as required in 2018;
Wood mast, bowsprit and spars;
A Frame for easy raising/lowering;
Roller reefing foresail (approximately 8 years old in very good condition, valeted in 2018);
Slab reefing mainsail with two reefing positions and jack stays (approximately 8 years old in very good condition, valeted in 2018);
Boat Safety Scheme certificate to March 2020;
Bulkhead Raymarine ST40 bi-data depth and speed, compass;
Cobra handheld VHF radio
Stainless steel pushpit/cockpit rail
Fire extinguisher and blanket;
Indicated location is approximate general area only.