Channel Islands 32 for sale

Emsworth, United Kingdom

Listed price £38,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Channel Islands 32
Used power boat for sale
$49,108 USD | Listed price £38,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Duchess of Helford
Alan Buchanan
Length overall
7.17 tons (U.S.)
Emsworth, United Kingdom

About this Channel Islands 32


“Duchess of Helford” is a Channel Islands 32 motor cruiser built in 1988 by Silver Yates Ltd. There are few motorboats that can equal the sea-worthiness of this class. She has twin Volvo Penta turbo-charged diesels and with her classic, semi-displacement hull, she is capable of speeds up to 17 knots. Her accommodation has been recently refitted and is very tidy and comfortable. This traditional style motorboat is in very good condition and ready to go for the 2020 season.


LOA: 9.75 metres

Beam: 3.23 metres

Draft: 0.84 metres

Displacement: 6.5 Tonnes


GRP Hull, deck and wheelhouse

Professionally spray painted in blue using Awlgrip marine paint (2017)

White/grey decks and wheelhouse

Deck and wheelhouse roof painted (2018)

Roof gutters added (2019)

Epoxy coated below the waterline

Substantial D-section rubber fender around sheer line

Full length timber rubbing strake

Good side-decks and hand-rails

Aft, self-draining cockpit

Cockpit canopy, removable (2017)

Port and starboard cockpit lockers

Cockpit floor panels and seat tops replaced (locks provided) (2018)

Port and starboard vertical lockers for gas bottle, warps etc.

Aft locker with storage and mount for dinghy outboard engine

Large lockers under cockpit sole

Large bathing platform, decking replaced (2019)

Hydraulic steering

Twin rudders

Trim tabs and instrument replaced (2017)

Wheelhouse with tempered glass windows

3 x Windscreen wipers, overhauled and washers added, new blades (2019)

Lifted each winter, antifouled, props and shafts polished, hull anodes (2) and Trim Tab anodes replaced (2019)


Twin Volvo Penta TMD41A Turbo-charged diesels, 150hp each

Fresh water cooling by heat exchanger

Serviced annually

Engine filters and oil changed (2018)

Raw water impellers replaced (2019)

Port oil pump replaced (2019)

Sundry engine spares

2 x Shaft drive to 3 bladed, bronze propellers

New port gearbox (2017)

Both cooling systems acid cleaned (2017)

Engine anodes replaced (2019)

Starboard shaft stuffing box repacked (2019)

Port stuffing box adjusted (2019)

Shaft anodes replaced each year


2 x 450 litre GRP fuel tanks

200 litre GRP water tank

50 litre toilet holding tank


12-volt and 240-volt electric systems

5 x 12-volt batteries

Charged by engine alternator and mains battery charger

Sterling Pro-charge 20amp battery charger installed

240v mains hook-up and cabling replaced, double sockets with twin USB provided throughout (2017-2018)

Additional internal lighting fitted and replaced with LED fitments or bulbs (2017-2018)

12-volt fuse system replaced & new breaker switch panel fitted in new joinery fitment (2018)

2 x Fire extinguishers

Fire blanket

Deck Equipment

Stainless steel stanchions and handrails.

4 x mooring cleats on each side

Delta 16kg anchor with swivel and chain (2019)

Electric windlass

Wheelhouse/saloon roof has handrails and a radar frame with two GPS, wind anemometer, radar reflector, TV aerial and horn. Forward are two radio aerials and Navigation lights

7 x Blue fenders, I x white round, 1 x extra-large tubular, 1 x fender ladder 1 x flat fender, all with 1.5m lines

4 x Boathooks

Moorfast mooring system

8 x Mooring lines

1x 16mm 50m line

1x 16mm 40m line

Additional anchor chain and warp

Gas bottle

Automatic and manual bilge pumps,

Navigation Equipment


Navionics C140 chartplotter providing charting, depth, radar and AIS

Navionics Multi instrument installed at helm (2019)

Navionics Platinum card updated (2019)

AIS a and b unit replaced

ICOM IC-M601 VHF radio unit, speakers and aerial added (2018)

TV aerial and internal bracket installed (2019)

Rudder angle instrument and sender added (2019)

NASA wind instrument fitted with gauge at helm (2019)

2x Fuel gauges and senders replaced (2019)

2 x Handheld VHF radios

Safety Equipment

Horseshoe Lifebuoy

Kim overboard Rescue sling

Radar Reflector

Electric Foghorn

Automatic fire extinguisher in engine compartment

CO2 extinguishers in galley and saloon

Fire blanket in galley

Gas and CO2 detectors in galley


Comfortable, very tidy accommodation

Sleeps 4 people

Eberspacher warm air heating

Hot water provided by calorifier and 240-volt immersion heater with pressure relief valve and temperature control

Accommodation consists of:

Forecabin - 2 single v-berths with infill available to create a large double, Stowage under and lockers to the hull sides, Wardrobe to the rear. Double 240-volt socket with USBs and heater outlet. LED lights and spotlights. Access to anchor locker.

Galley - to port with gas oven and two burner hob (2019), stainless steel sink with hot and cold water pressurised taps. Storage to hull sides and under worktop.

Heads - to starboard with manual Jabsco WC, porcelain basin and mono-block taps with shower hose. Toilet holding tank below deck (2019).

Saloon / Wheelhouse - forward is the three-panel windscreen with helm and instruments to port and chart table to starboard. To port is the helm seat mounted on a joinery box housing the 12/240v Fridge, aft seating with stowage below and to the rear a drinks locker with TV position above. To starboard is an L-shaped settee with lockers beneath. At the forward end, the settee converts to a Navigator's seat in front of the chart platform and chartplotter. The fore and aft table slides sideways to provide extra space at sea and drops down to provide a double berth. Windows all round provide plenty of light and views with one each side opening. New curtains and track (2018). Deckhead handholds. Removable carpeted floor panels provide access to the engines, calorifier etc.

All upholstery replaced including foam filling, side carpet lining replaced, head linings replaced (2017)

Chart platform teak faced ply replaced with support for chartplotter (2017)

Fridge mounted in purpose made box under helm seat (2017)

Arrangement with port settee to provide a navigator’s seat opposite helm (2017)

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Twin Volvo Penta TMD41As, 150hp each
Fuel capacity
238 gallons (U.S.)
Maximum speed
20 mph
Cruising speed
13 mph
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
53 gallons (U.S.)

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Ebbtide Yacht Brokers

Mr Clive Brandon
Emsworth Yacht Harbour
Thorney Road, Emsworth
PO10 8BP
United Kingdom
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