| Year of Registration: || 1965 || Use: || Fresh Water, Salt Water |
| Type: || Cruiser (Power) || Engine Type: || Twin diesels |
| Length (Feet): || 31.2 || Engine Manufacturer: || Volvo |
| Beam (Feet): || 9.1 || Engine Model: || MD21B |
"Sancerre" is a Nordsee 32. Built in Berlin in 1965. We bought her in 2015 intending to gradually improve her as we cruised. She has two good engines and the hull is solid. The deck and superstructure is wooden - and was originally solid hardwood ( mahogany ). Circumstances have changed and we just cannot find the time to either cruise her or work on her so she has to go.If you want to buy her at £3995 or very close then she's yours. If you would like to make an offer then, when the listing finishes, we will accept the best offer over £1500. We have lots of pictures. Contact me for a link to the Google Drive they are on.Dimensions
LOA 9.5m (31.2ft)
Beam 2.75m (9.1ft)
Draft 0.9m (3ft)
Air draft 2,4m (8ft)Engines:
Pair of Volvo MD21B Diesels
These are based on a Peugeot block with a reputation for long life in French taxi's.
The engines start and run well ( they are the reason we bought her in the first place )
See videos taken on December 5th 2016. The engines had been stood for four to six weeks through some cold nights but started readily.
Engines are indirectly cooled via a heat exchanger.
Each engine has its own fuel tank - about 100L each.
The twin engines make her very manoeuvrable. Gearboxes
Pair of Borg Warner Velvet drive boxes.
The starboard gearbox has had a new oil cooler fitted and has been professionally rebuilt by Lancing Marine in Brighton.
The port gearbox is working well.Sterngear
Pair of fixed three bladed props. Handed rotation. Pair of rudders driven by a chain and wire mechanical linkage.Hull
Steel hull. Very nice shape. Several other boaters have commented how pretty she looks compared to boxy modern plastic cruisers.
Originally constructed in 3mm, she has been overplated up to the water line.
We took her out of the water in the spring ( photos 2,3,4 ) and rubbed her down and antifouled and painted the topsides. There were no issues with the hull. No corrosion. Instruments and electrics
There are four 110Ah batteries ( one new in 2016 but all good )
Original Volvo engine instrument panels.
The wiring needs love and affection.
There is a depth sounder.
There are two electric bilge pumps, both on automatic switches.Superstructure
The deck and wheelhouse are wood. Originally she had an open cockpit but at some point a previous owner has added a solid wheelhouse. If we were keeping her we planned to rebuild this with the roofline following the line of the original wheelhouse. My wife described it as looking like "a Volvo towing a shed".
We stripped the deck and repaired damaged areas with new timber and epoxy. It is now solid, free of leaks and scruffy! Our plan was to sand it down and add a layer of glass cloth and epoxy though, in order to go cruising, we have slapped a coat of paint on most of the deck.
We have added a new forehatch. Nice and big and there is a second hatch and coaming which could be fitted on the saloon roof or the roof over the after cabin.
There is a pair of davits and a boarding ladder at the stern ( currently removed)Accommodation
Six berths in two cabins.
Vee berth in the bow.
Saloon converts to a second double.
Two singles in the after cabin.
It would be quite possible for another couple of crew to sleep in the wheelhouse.
There is lots of storage ( including a wardrobe/hanging locker)
The interior is OK. Some drawers need unsticking.
There is a full set of berth cushions. Some of the covers are a bit scruffy but clean and usable.
We have used it for some short stays - and would be comfortable for longer trips if we only had the time off.Galley
Dometic Origo 3000 twin burner spirit stove. These are slightly more bother than a gas stove - but much safer. Fires can be put out with water and there are no explosive fumes. We run this on "Alcool a brule" which isn't smelly like meths and is rather cheaper.
Sink. Tap with pressurised water (cold only) from a stainless tank under the vee berth in the bow.Heads
Cassette toilet. There are seacocks for a marine heads,
Sink with pressurised fresh water.Other stuff
There are half a dozen fenders.
An anchor and chain.
Mooring, licence, certificate
The marina berth is paid up to March 31st 2017 ( £1600 per annum but there are cheaper options on the river)
River dies are paid up to March 31st 2017 ( Dues are £750 per annum )
Boat safety certificate valid until November 2019
She is afloat ( first picture taken end of November 2016)The Great Ouse
The Great Ouse is a great cruising area. There is lots of variety - long straight wide man made sections give way to narrow winding natural rivers. There are lots of side navigations - you don't just end up going up and down the same bit of river. It is less busy than many waterways. There is lots of wildlife. Viewing
Contact us to arrange a viewing. We would much rather sell her to someone who has seen her.
We are a five hour round trip from the boat so will need to arrange viewing days when we can agree a time slot when you can have sole access.
First viewing day is SUNDAY 11th DECEMBER - contact us to book a slot between 9am and 4pm.
On 08-Dec-16 at 21:47:17 GMT, seller added the following information:Additional Notes
The deck was originally solid hardwood about an inch thick. It had deteriorated by the time we bought her. We cut out the bad pieces and scarfed in plywood sections bonded with west epoxy. The deck is now solid. The surface is poor, it needs a good sanding, but doesn't leak.
The ply on the roof of the saloon and both sections of wheelhouse need attention. I was going to build a new roof that would replace the top on the original wheelhouse and stay at that level to the back of the later addition wheelhouse - that would make it look less like a shed.