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"New"Classic Shetland 2+2 Boat, Sports Cruiser, GREATLY REDUCED!! SEE DETAILS

Estimated price for orientation: 3 500 $

Category: Power Boats

Manufacturer: Check Marine - Shetland Use: Fresh Water, Salt Water
Type: Cruiser (Power) Engine Type: Outboard
Length (Feet): 20.3 Engine Manufacturer: Evinrude
Beam (Feet): 8.0 Engine Model: 30HP 2 Stroke Electric Start Long Shaft

This is a unique opportunity to buy a "new" cruiser at a bargain price. It has cost nearly £8,000 so far, and if you could buy this new now would cost double that. I have owned various boats over 40 years and this is the best design yet. It is a Shetland 2+2 shell built by Check Marine of Long Melford, Suffolk at an unknown date; the brand new and unused boat shell was then stored in a barn for years and was purchased by me last year. It is currently fitted out as a day/picnic/weekend boat, and it was launched on the Norfolk Broads on March 31st this year. It has a full new Boat Safety Certificate (4 years) and a Broads Licence to 31/3/17 is included.
It has a self-draining high level deck (so views over the Broads reed beds and not just low level!), 4 berths (including a massive double-bed area unique to this design), measuring 2050mm x 1030mm, and a large aft compartment reached by a ladder (which is where an inboard engine would fit - I was going to locate a 240v generator and a couple of folding bikes in there - or could even be used as an extra berth), measures (maximum) length 1250mm x width 1950mm x height 800mm.The air draft is 6ft 2ins high (it will NOT go under Potterheigham Bridge!!, unless you take off the fixed windscreen which is 13 inches high).Shipping length is 22 ft 6ins including the swim platform and outboard.I have been quoted for a brand new full pram canopy and frame - 1100 pounds by Shetland Boats, 1900 pounds (bespoke and fitted) by Jekylls of Wroxham.
So far I have fitted it out as follows: • Shetland swim/outboard platform (supplied new by Shetland Boats) • Evinrude 30hp 2 Stroke Outboard Electric Start Model No. BE30ELCO -PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A GEARBOX PROBLEM (NOT ENGAGING FORWARD GEAR)- SO OUTBOARD IS INCLUDED BUT ONLY AS SPARES OR REPAIR (worth 300 pounds as it is)
• Bespoke seating area on decking • New 12v Leisure Battery, Solar Panel & Distributor (working but intermittent earthing fault on electrics need completing - a simple job)
• New Starter Battery • Basic Galley including stove • New chemical toilet . Newly upholstered seating • New full heavy duty Winter waterproof cover
* Polycarb "mooring" cover
•Etc etc...
Use as it is or fit out further as a luxury cruiser.
PLEASE NOTE CAREFULLY - What we have is a unique boat - the  Shetland 2+2 design dates back to the seventies; but in the eighties and nineties moulds were sold on to other boat manufacturers. My understanding is that Check Marine of Long Melford in Suffolk (now no longer in business) bought a number of different moulds and manufactured under their own name (if you search for them you will find a number of Check Marine 22s and no doubt the odd one for sale - but when comparing prices remember that those boats have been in the water for 20 plus years and there may be problems with osmosis etc. but THIS boat has been in the water for less than six months!). My boat was apparently bought as a shell (with doors, windows and rails only) and stored in a barn for ?? years, only emerging to be sold last year on land as a project. I have owned boats for over 40 years and this was to be my retirement present; the idea being that I fit it out and my wife and I would spend a couple of years touring the Norfolk Broads, then move it to the Upper Thames for a season and then ship it to France and sail down to the shores of the Med through the canals... However, not long after launching the boat my wife's health deteriorated and she found clambering on and off a boat too much. We launched the boat at Sutton Staithe on the 31st. March 2016 (having spent the previous 9 months fitting it out basically to use as a dayboat initially) and moored her at Stalham - we then had a few idyllic trips out (see pictures) but then her health deterioration put a stop to that. The outboard was running sweetly but developed a fault (see above) and to be honest the boat has laid at her mooring ever since gathering the usual boat patina of green algae and duck muck , but a simple wash will show her true colours!
I do have the option of paying to have her completed professionally, but knowing I wont be using her means that I don't have the drive to do this. She is therefore for sale at an absolute bargain price.If you have a Motorhome/Camper with a proven value of 5000 pounds I may be tempted to do a straight swap....
Viewing strictly by appointment.
Sorry, but NO overseas buyers. Please feel free to contact me on 07794 579184 for further information without obligation or to arrange viewing. Thanks.