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Broom 450 Hardtop(2008)

Type Fast semi-planing hull form from John Bennet associates, 3/4 length skeg keel offers additional directional stability at slow speeds Aft cabin layout with single "Command station" upper helm. HARD top in place of folding canvas canopy. Dimensions Loa 45' (13.7m) Hull 42'6" (13m) Beam 15'3" (4.6m) Draught 4' (1.2m) Displacement approx 16.5 Tonnes
Built By Broom Boats Norfolk using heavy hand laid grp to hull and superstructure with white gelocoats, Natural Cherry interior woodwork with satin finishes. Synthetic Teak deck laid to all deck aarea and cockpit/wheelhouse. Connerly Leather saloon upholstery upgrade from new. Engines 2 x 500hp Volvo penta D9's with approx 530 Hours run from new. ZF Hurth 280-1A reduction gearboxes ( These are the upgraded Gearboxes fitted by Volvo to these engines after delivery ) driving down 2" Stainless steel shafts through bronze "P" bracket to five bladed bronze propellers. FULL DEALER ENGINE SERVICE MAY 2020.
Tanks All Stainless steel pressure tested tanks, with Fuel outside each engine capacity 200 Gallons each ( 1818lts total) fresh water tank aft under berth of 130 Gallons, (590lts, and waste tank of approximatley 40 gallons with both deck and underwater discharge, Berths Double cabin forward with centerline berth and en-suite door to heads,  Master cabin aft with centerline double and en-suite and further two berths in third guest cabin to starboard forward.  6 in comfort.


RECENT SHOTS ( September 2019) ASHORE HAMBLE for a short while , NOW (Jan 2020 back afloat in Poole)

BRAND NEW AFT CANOPY fitted Jan 2020

including the forward sections

Local cover maker has made a super job, The existing Canopies are still at least 8/10

so will make a super second set for winter use in the future.

Now a few while she was ashore Hamble in September 2019

powerful Bow thruster, UPGRADED installation.

Five bladers, make power smoother, note the Propspeed type product applied at huge cost, every effective

WIERD stuff, feels like silicone.. certainly works though! Note Razor cutter

Tabs coated on underside as well.

exhaust pods, reduced in depth to increase efficiency of stern thruster

useful amount of keel, does make slow speed ability easy..

Now earlier shots;

taken June 2019, afloat at her berth in Poole.

Aft end, note steps up each side aft, helps versatility of berthing, note the hard top, makes the aft canopy / curtain pack become near vertical which makes the aft seating areas FAR more freindly, also note the superb Swedish High Teck electric/hydraulic dinghy handling system, NO dinghy included, but the system will cope with up to MAX 500 KG, personally I would put smaller unit on here for trim of the main boat, She has had increased Trim tabs fitted with greater Cord, and twin rams etc.. so even with heavy rib, you can trim her decently,

the synthetic Teak looks very good all round,

deck gates at each aft end before steps to aft platform.

the Hardtop has a kick up forward to allow decent headroom,

aloft, Stainless hoop rail holds horns, GPS antenna, Nav lights, wind speed and direction , and then TV antenna, with remote searchlight and new digital Quantum Ray marine Radar dome on a small cake stand

side decks with nice grab rails all rounds, note waste tank outlet and rinse point.

portside , note the shine on the coachroof

three deck hatches, all have sun blinds built in, lower saloon screens, have oceanair blinds inside there is an external cover as well

anchor arrangment, Plough type with all chain tail. ( little used) and deck switches to windlass as well as remotes at helm, note snubbing bollard to take weight off windlass at anchor. 12 fathoms of  9 mm calibrated chain,

easy flat foredeck, and note SIX static vents, note additional fenderbaskets fitted to standard,( Four each side)

cockpit starboard aft, table folded and covered neat and tidy,

Quality of finish is excellent, with hatch offering extra ventilation as well as light.

port side, table opened, there is an infill between the tables as well, note side gate to side deck each side,

Typical detail, the stainless framework to beef up the screens to take the Hard top, beautifully executed. , top canvas window panel will slide out for extra ventilation on nice days!

aft facing Jockey seat, with recent raft (included) this is JUST due its first service and the owner has committed to have this done for any new owner.  note the smart side boarding ladder with stand up handles that mean it is actually very easy to use.

usual decent Co-pilot chart area,

Wonderful helm station set to starboard,

ALL new Raymarine system Fitted during 2018-19 , hybrid touch Screen, digital Quantum radar, New auotpilot head, wind instruments, Tri data, and in a bracket a new stand alone raymarine Gps plotter as a "just in case" . ALL new Carbon dash panels were installed with all this new kit, and look excellent. note ahead of the throttles the joy sticks for bow and Stern thruster

The copilot seat will hinge forward an has a large storage locker within the base.

and now inside starting from forward

double on the centerline, note mirror is hinged access to chain locker, Fitted bedding is included, Bed is upgraded with sprung Marine matress,

starboard side lockers

port side looking aft, with cabin entry door, then en-suite door to forward heads/shower, and again nice hanging lockers etc 2 opening ports and hatch over

This is well worth a mention and typical detail from this owner,

The standard bow thruster fitted works fine when all is perfect..

BUT there is a long run and even being a 24v boat, the Bow thruster was often a bit "lame"

So the owner had his electronics guy have a proper look and they suggested a Big bank of decent batteries local to thruster, ( 4 x 110amp Batteries) and a stand alone charge for them , this he did and a new shelf was fitted, batteries installed etc, The result is a superb bow thruster in on ALL occassions

decent Victron charger just for bow thgruster set. ( theyalso suggested upgrading the standard ships charger at the same time and that was upgraded with a new bigger Victron unit as well!)

Bow thruster access easy under floor of bed lockers/ drawers.

starboard side guest cabin, two full size bunks,

Freezer under the desk,

big hanging locker in here

Forward heads view in from lobby, note shower with curved Smoked perpsex screen left of shot

View in from Forward cabin

Under floor in lobby/galley, easy access to waste / diverter valve, and shower pump box, (Bilges dry)

galley looking aft, smart teak and Holly floor

Crockery locker

with additional storage under steps,

and under floor lined lockers

four burner ceramic hob, with combi microwave cooker above, twin stainless sinks with infills, Fridage under hob,note generator start panel over microwave to 12KVA fisher panda

forward dinette, with Connerly Hide upgrade. and loose stool.

starboard side units,

contain, Flat screen tv with DVD player etc, drinks fridge, and stereo etc aft of that

two drinks, glasses lockers

saloon sette area set to port with loose coffee table

Chart stowage under

paassage steps down to aft cabin,

main switch panel, beautifully organised, New charger panel at base,

these steps lift to give a useful peep in to engineroom, starboard side, with emergency bilge pump in view,

Fabulous aft cabin, with plenty of light and air, again shaped bedspreads

starboard side stowage, and two opening ports

vanity unit over to port side, and another port,

Forward bulkhead has cabin door right, and then hanging lockers left, far left En-suite entry door,

plenty of hanging ability,

sensible engineering with raw water strainers moved here to enable easy check, clean etc.

starboard side forward ,locker contains Inverter


with shower forward

behind solid perspex door

Here is the Hydraulic drive units for the dinghy handling system, (under the floor forward of aft berth) note engine water intake seacocks are in here far easier than getting down in to engineroom.

under bedhead, access to steering gear etc, clean and dry in here

better view of that inverter 2,5Kw.. plenty to run the freezer forward which is a 240v unit, as well as some extra capacity if required direct from 3 pin plug on face plate.

Engine access mid saloon, all very clean, The Upgraded gearboxes were fitted to these engines ( ALL D9's infact)

a while after delivery under warranty.

looking forward, generator left in cacoon, stainless holding tank right of shot,

Looking aft , all clean bright and tidy,

D,9's 500 hp, oil was still golden on dip!

quite a boat, and certainly WELL MAINTAINED,


Recent FULL Raymarine system,( 2018-19) Quantum digital radar, to Hybrid touch screen, (also fed  GPS Plotter information ), autopilot , Tridata, and wind instruments, stand alone Raymarine Gps, plotter, Raymarine DSC/VHF radio. Tv antenna,

Flat screen Tv with dvd , Stacker Cd player with waterpoof speakers in cockpit, NEW Victron charger / management unit, new charger forward to bow thruster bank,

Extras Crikey.. where to start, I will get the build sheets shortly and add what has been done in addition to the factory standard ( already well specified as a standard boat with Heating etc and take warps, fenders shore lead, boat hook flag staff, life ring etc as standard) ) but for now, she has Synthetic teak Decking throughout, Upgraded upholstery with saloon in Leather, 12 KVA fisher pander generator in a cacoon,   fabulous Swedish "Preto XL500 " ( 500 KG) Electric/Hydraulic dinghy handling Cradle /launch system, Custom GRP hard top, with full curtain sides to suit new fitted with the Hard top,   Teak cockpit tables with covers, NEW Carbon dash panels throughout, Full waste tank system with deck and underwater discharge, BOW thruster( upgraded) and Stern thruster, UPGRADED trimtabs, Multi coat sterngear antifouling system to props, shaft etc, ( I mention this as it is a premium system at some cost, applied 2019 ) 6 man valise life raft included with new service, S/S extended side boarding ladder, fitted bead spreads and upgraded matresses. scatter cushions, Freezer to guest cabin, filtered water supply to galley,

Built for this one owner from new, after a few years of use, he decided to invest in the design and Manufacture of a Hard top, GRP Patterns, mould tools and interior Lining Moulds were made and this was fitted. It is a superb job, and the owner and his design and manufacture team should be congratulated. The result is rather better than the Factory were offering at the time. New covers were made and the " Practical usability" of the cockpit area was increased Dramatically.   he then also engaged the services of the swedish Dinghy handling makers, and spent considerable time and no little money getting the dinghy system working very well indeed, The owner has cared for and maintained this boat "within an inch of its life!" the mouldings are beautifully polished, the hull was antifouled recently and she is totally "Up Together" sadly only for sale for reasons of Health.  After a chat the owner he may consider a part exchage if a reasonable market value deal in figures all round can be agreed, So let us know what you have, if it is a popular well know boat we can value fairly easily he is happy to consider it as a part payment. ( he would just ask us to sell it on, so we would need to view survey test run etc.. to agree fair figures)  FULL Engine Service May 2020, OILS filters etc by Dealer ...

Broker's Comments Must be looked at , The hard top really works for me.. I do like the versatility of the soft top , and on a nice day with that open, down the Solent it is a great helm to be stood at , BUT I do get that in the Uk this hard top is sensible ! and with the nice near vertical aft covers far more user friendly, it is bright, warm, and you can still remove all side canopy/curtains on a nice day! Do watch the VIDEOWALKS for a good overview,  just click the blue links, Interior; https://youtu.be/gMSp86IfzLM   and Exterior;https://youtu.be/2RZHcw7v0fw;

Lymington £ 299,000 SOLD

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