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Fleur De Lys 58 (1961)

Ashore around two years back after usual under water works and re paint etc..

What a beautiful Lady she is. That swept Bow, Note anchor in stem pipe with deck windlass, bilge keels to take the ground if required,  Twin straight shafts through "A" type brackets to three bladed Bronze props, Screws above central

keel with a shoe continued to the rudder foot, With that amount of keel she must hold her line nicely at even slow speeds..

She is due ashore again shortly Spring 2020 for anodes, (new slightly finer pitched props are being fitted) etc..

Type Full displacement, Cruising yacht, TSDY, solid ability at sea. and long range at a gentle Rate ! Dimensions Loa 17.37 M Lwl 15.85m Beam 4.57m displacement approx 45 Tonnes we are told, Draught approx 1.54m
Built Dagless Ltd in  Cambridgeshire Uk, To a design by J Francis Jones, The First 58 built and displayed at the 1961 Boat show, as a "toss of a coin" had decided which of two Royal Temple Yacht club members ( and great mates) would have the first one and who the second ! Built using 1 7/16" thick Iroko Planks, , on 4.5" x 2.5" Sawn Oak frames,  she has steam intermediate timbers (also Iroko,) Bronze srews 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 big refit, to allow access to any bits that needed attention below, THEN she was re sheathed up to the waterline. MORE detail on works to deck and hull etc in main text. Engines 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, ( easily Available via New Zealand apparently) They drive out of reduction Hydraulic gearboxes down straight shafts,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 odd if required .
Tanks 2 x 450 Gallon ( total 900 gallons Imp) Steel Fuel Tanks which Have been opened (while deck was off), and checked serviced , re painted , tops cut off where corroded and made good etc.. outside each engine, and fresh water in 2 x 360 gallon tanks again in steel tanks, ONE stainless steel waste holding black water tanks forward approx 40 gallons, Berths 6 Berths in Three cabins not including any conversions to saloon or lower dinette areas. Master cabin aft, Twin toilet and shower facilities.


What an amazing shot of her ( and scouting Dolphin) while she was still down in the Med with her very happy Third owners ( 1980's) ,

who bought her from the second owners who were the Captain and his wife who had looked after her for the first owner!

She was sailed down to Estapona Spain in the late 70'S  and they had a very nice season in Porto Banus, then following a refit at Gun Wharf

( GIBRALTAR ) set off to Pollensa, Mallorca, She ran 69.5 hours beautifully at 7.5 Knots , she cruised the islands for some years , before being sold on and she returned to the uk

Note in this photo the hull square shaped ports were all slide opening, These have all been replaced. The toe rail and rubbing strakes have had paint removed, but otherwise she

looks very much the same ., Very Hansome.

Here is Porto Benus In 1986   That huge aft deck with shade must be JUST the place to sit and drink your beer I would think !


March 2020,  Dull GREY day I am afraid..and all her lovely Varnished capping rails are covered to protect them

But she is in excellent shape and ready to be cruised locally or set off on more long adventures.

Opening Port holes forward

Fixed ports further aft..( Mid ships)

and fully aft also fixed.. Non Openers.  Note the toe rail, rubbing Streak and lower rubbing rail all in Raw teak,

Wonderful full enclosure to aft deck area. under solid cover, Only needs a post winter wash down..

Solid Trasom and aft deck dodgers, with gate aft to extending swim ladder on, decent solidly attached platform, note liferaft cage to port,

extending arm davits , Manual , note the Pasarelle atop, for use aft in warmer climates!


first peep at her wonderful recent teak deck.  Fabulous Windlass, and enclosed hoop bow roller, with second anchor and bow roller fitting to port.

Main anchor comes up through stem in to a tube.

swept decks, over new structure below, and all new marine ply on top of that,

Two beautiful Glazed deck hatches with covers. and fore hatch in foreground.

ALL this superstructure is new.. (10 years old I mean!). Still looks very good indeed

Capping rails beneath covers, note recent stainless staunchions and lines. also ..

main wheelhouse and aft deck extension,

Windows look excellent, and no sign anywhere of any end grain water creep,

two solar panels on top

Tall drop down Mahogany mast,

port side deck detail, Halogen spot, Proper nav light boxes, side cover zip door to aft covered deck, note side gate with ladder key holes .

very nice addition, when new saloon was designed, it had an escape Door fitted port front , which is also useful to load kit or supplies aboard when port side to.

Note the gloss finish to the coachroof. (Not rain.... It was DRY!)

side boarding ladder hooks on either side,

splendid aft deck area,  Hatch right in to aft cabin, Note large deck furniture,

aft deck access hatches to aft store areas, each side, and access in to sterring kit etc through here

Also note the stainless steel cylindrical mushroom deck vents top of shot,

aft facing seat aft of wheelhouse, store within, 

Wheelhouse/ cabin entry main door on starboard side,

wonderful ability to fully open up the back of the wheelhouse to the rest of the aft deck area.

smart wheelhouse with refittted electronics, at big refit ( now 10 years approx) but all good working kit,  Decent Modern helm seat

slightly closer shot,

For instance, Pilot left Garmin Fish finder echosounder right, with GPS unit middle,

Ray marine 120 Radar / Plotter screen Coupled to 4KW open array scanner,

starboard side entry door to saloon, note big side opening windows

Cabin door with slide across top section from under the dash

aft of the wheel house, great occassional seating. storeage. also ...

Contains Top loader Freezer, Port side

and tumble drier over to starboard.  ( AS a live aboard she would take some beating) Note the condition of the "NEW"/ Recent teak deck in here

Starting from Forward, 

 Twin single Cross over berths, beautiful joinery, and custom Carpets throughout,

access to cahin locker, and Anchor pipe through stem, Origina Part One l Registry number carved into the door..


Looking aft, door right of shot to heads / shower, left hanging locker and dressing seat , very civilised.

Stunning Sapele Mahogany timber work mainly with solid Mahogany edges mouldings etc.

En Suite heads looking aft , opening port

next section aft, this is looking to port side,

and straight across to starboard side, fantastic galley , full width, well appointed, and refitted, very much in sympathy

with original.

aft side of galley, modern ceramic hob with grill. oven and second oven  with extractor hood, First of the two beautiful "Butterfly Hatch / skylights (timber built)

which shed light from above and offer really good amounts of ventilation

athwartships first of two black water tanks in stainless, with big access inspection hatches, etc.. All new with piping at full refit, ( The "works completed" list goes on !)

under floor holds, offer huge volumes of storage, they also offer good access to the bilges of the boat.

back one more section, before we go up stairs to main deck saloon, starboard side wonderful drawer units,

recent Heating system, ( diesel fired air blown ) with   remote controls and even a remote control FOB..

this unit can just be spotted, behind the aft seating at this snug lower dinette area.

many a story and no doubt a few Tall ones told round her with a bottle of something,

the table can be fixed down.

aboard awaiting fitment shortly are some brand new props with a slightly different pitch than existing to optimise performance ,

second of the stunning Butterfly deck hatches, shown here with the external covers still over it, but still letting in reassonable light,

you can see that with the long stay bars they will open quite wide.


forward end of main saloon,  aft facing two seater

nice units to starboard, Huge flat screen tv printer etc etc obviously personal effects, , note the wonderful tall opening windows,

neat storage,, all drawers are "Lift lock"

settee area saloon aft to port,

at refit this was added, very smart thinking , escape door, port front of saloon, but also extra ventialtion, and very handy

to load stores aboard in port if port side to.

steps aft down from main saloon,

first door way starboard side, WOW , proper Bosuns locker/workshop and services area,

Main electric distrubution and supply options and switching, load and votage metres, Generator start panels ( two off)

Door in to engine room,

hot water tank, immersion as well as calorifier, mat as you enter right of shot

one generator straight ahead at aft end of port engine, ( this is a rebuilt Mitsubishi 12 KV unit, UN-Cacooned obviously)

THIS lomardini unit is cacooned , fitted in 2003, and has very low hours, it is also a 12 KVA unit, and is sited ahead of starboard engine


recent chargers etc forward bulkhead,  the ship is 24 volt, in general with a few 12 volt systems, The engines have recent upgraded alternators,

recent rewire throughout,

Looking forward , nice Big Ship Grab rails to protect crew from engines. etc.. DECENT lighting in here,


Recent Heating unit port side,

Water system pumps etc

starboard engine looking aft,


so back out of engine space and opposite is the twin single bunk cabin,

vanity unit , and heated towel rail  Gorgeous Fit and finish, real solid quality feel.

cabin entry door shut , looking aft at mirrored doors on hanging lockers on aft bulkhead.

forward heads port side, looking forward,

round to your left (aft) as you enter , is a hip bath beneath a shower, very nice.

The main aft cabin boasts a fabulous bed set to port side aft,  note deck hatch over

wonderful lockers all round and hanging set forward, small fitted tv on bracket

Lovely woodwork all round , endless lockers drawers etc, more "Fleur De Lys" Custom carpet,

over to starboard aft, is an occassional single for, Kids... grandchildren, etc.. or can have the back rest folded up and it becomes

a lounger seat in the cabin to dress on.. etc

She really is an elegant craft , and with her extensive works and refitment she ought be  a wonderful  sound Cruising yacht or spendid

"Flat" , she has no need to be a "Marina Queen" she is well equipped and well able as a sea boat, and has proved that to be the case ,

A True "Classic" in the making and in unusually Sound order.

She represtents amazing value for money when you think a 7 m rib from Scorpion with decent extras will be much the same !


Electronics full list being made and detailed shortly.
Extras Extending arm davits witha pasarelle / gang plank, side boarding ladder fits either side, Full aft deck "curtain pack" (as the Americans call it) Solar panels to aft cockpit roof,
History Courtesey of an owner who recently contacted the current owner, I can tell you the following , "and I quote" 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 rpad 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 boatshow , 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 were we then cruised her around the Islands. following our sale of the boat down there we lost touch with the boat. until recently and see all the works that have been undertaken to her "Well Done"  .. so that fills imn a lot of gaps , we will get more recent history from her current owners and fill in all the gaps to the present day as it is so noce with a craft of her type to know her full story .
Broker's Comments

Fabulous, what a wonderful craft. youget a sence of well being just sitting on her !  and I have no doubt she would be ready and willing to set off cruisn=ing again. For now she is used very gently and as a temporary home afloat , wonderful as that keeps all systems running and heat etc through her all the time.

watch the VIDEOWALKS one around her deck, click the blue link; and one inside ;

Cowes I,O,W £125,000

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