This is a true classic TSDY. Maintained in lovely condition by her current owner irrespective of cost. The yacht has everything needed for serious cruising and her size and many practical and homely fittings make her a very comfortable boat at sea and in the harbour. It would also make a lovely home on the water for not a lot of money.
Be sure to see the videos of her which were taken by a colleague at
youtu.be/zIXwjGSGO9U and also at youtu.be/RBITHUPVbqs
Built by Dagless Ltd in Cambridgeshire UK, to a design by J Francis Jones.
Built using 1 7/16" thick Iroko Planks, , on 4.5" x 2.5" Sawn Oak frames, she has steamed intermediate timbers (also Iroko,) Bronze screws into the sawn frames and copper rivets in to the steamed timbers. She has a mixture of grown (natural grain shape) Iroko Floors, and Galvanised Steel strap floors. She has a cast iron 2.5 ton External ballast keel through bolted to the hog and keel plank with Hot Dipped 1" Galvanised Steel bolts. She is Cascover Sheathed, to the waterline ( this was ALL removed before her big refit to allow access to any bits that needed attention below, THEN she was re sheathed up to the waterline.
An insight into the boats history which is courtesy of a previous owner who recently contacted the current owner-
"Two 58' Fleur De Lys were ordered in 1960 at the same time with Dagless Ltd, by good friends at the Royal Temple Yacht Club, Ramsgate, Both owners were in the road haulage business, They were built on the Nene at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, As one of the boats would be completed first and had to be displayed at the 1961 boat show , To decide whose boat it would be "A coin was tossed between Albert and Reg, Reg won and "Almarie" was "First". Both boats remained and cruised from Ramsgate for many years. We were members of the RTYC , and bought the boat from the second owners who with the original owners captain sailed her from Ramsgate to Estepona Spain in the late 70's We had a lively season in Porto Banus and following a refit at Gun Wharf Gibraltar, set off as planed to Pollensa, Mallorca. We had a seamless trip from Gibraltar up the coast then across through the Balearic Islands to Pollensa 69.75 Hours at 7.5 Knots our longest Voyage, Pollensa being our home port where we then cruised her around the Islands. following our sale of the boat down there, we lost touch with the boat until recently and to see all the works that have been undertaken to her "Well Done".
Original Three cylinder Rootes / Lister TS3 MG/R Diesels producing 125 hp each, well maintained and rebuilt in approx 2008. LOTS of spares are kept aboard and re-ordered and stock replenished as required.
They drive reduction Hydraulic gearboxes down straight shafts. A recent Stainless exhaust system upgrade has reduced noise dramatically apparently, (new shafts, new glands, and new tubes fitted in last few years).
These engines ought to give her gentle 7.5 Knots cruise and push her on to 10 knots Max+ if required .
2 x 450 Gallon ( total 900 gallons Imp) Steel Fuel Tanks which have been opened (while deck was off) and checked serviced , re painted and made good.
Fresh water in 2 x 360 gallon tanks again in steel tanks.
ONE stainless steel waste holding black water tanks forward approx 40 gallons,