Miller Fife Motorsailer for sale

Dumbarton, United Kingdom

£58,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Miller Fife Motorsailer
General information
Miller Fife Motorsailer
Used sail boat for sale
£58,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Seeker of Fife
Length overall
14.02 metres
Length waterline
13.41 metres
3.98 metres
1.93 metres
34,019 kg
Dumbarton, United Kingdom

About this Miller Fife Motorsailer


Boat Details

Seeker of Fife is a 46ft traditional motorsailer built by Miller Fife of St. Monans in Fife, Scotland and was built in 1975 for the owner. She sleeps 6-8, has 2 heads, a lovely large saloon and galley area and a sizeable foreward cabin and owners en suite cabin aft. Powered by a 127hp 6 cylinder Gardner 6LX diesel engine.


LOA 14.02m LWL 13.41m Beam   3.98m Draft   1.93m Displacement 34019kg

Overview of refit required

Seeker of Fife has had some considerable investment in her structure since the current owner bought her in 2011 which has been carried out by a local time served boat builder. This included redoing her deck and under deck beams.

There is still some finishing work to be done internaly.   

  • She needs a galley fitted including appliances.   
  • You will note from photographs some finishing pannels are required.   

  • She needs new carpet and would benefit from being reupholstered and the varnish being redone.

Hull, Deck & Keel

    • The hull is of a classic "Fifer" fishing boat lines with full body, raked stem and canoe stern with sloping keel with iron ballast and short bilge keels.
    • Constructed using carvel Iroko planking fastened to sawn oak frames with stringers and beam shelves.
    • The deck area is extensive and beautiful and has been substantialy replaced including deck beams and is finished in laid teak.

    Deck Equipment

    • Hydraulic PNP Duerr Torkmaster M2/35 anchor windlass with warping drum.
    • Stern capstan.

    • 22kg Bjyers anchor with 73m of 12mm chain.
    • 27kg CQR spare anchor.
    • 4 mooring cleats and 4 Samson posts.
    • 5 fenders and 6 warps.


    • Lewmar 16, 2 speed, main halyard winch.
    • 2 x Lewmar 25, 2 speed, mainsheet winches.
    • 2 x Lewmar 40, 2 speed Genoa winches.
    • Lewmar 16, 2 speed mast mounted halyard winch.
    • Gibb 7 STA mast mounted winch.
    • 2 x Lewmar winch handles.

    Interior & Accommodation

    She sleeps 6-8 with 2 double berths and 4 singles in 4 cabins including the saloon and wheelhouse. There is a day heads and an owners aft en-suite cabin.

    • Fitted out in Teak which needs re-varnished in some areas.
    • Ebespacher warm air heating. Disconnected and not known if it is serviceable.


    The wheelhouse can be entered from the aft deck or port side deck. There is a Teak drinks cabinet with drawers, a full length locker for wet weather gear and 'L' shaped seating area with a folding leave table. To starboard is a bench seat and navigators table and to port is the helm.

    • There is a missing cushion. The one shown at an angle is misplaced from the saloon seating and shown in place outboard in the saloon seating photo as well.


    This is accessed by steep steps at the forward part of the wheelhouse.'U' shaped seating area to port with a central table which lowers to form a double when required. Opposite is a single settee berth with a pilot berth above.
    • There is plenty of storage in lockers drawers.


    • Needing a complete refit. The area is uncomplicated and a nice size. It is open plan to the saloon so will leand itself to the social aspect of this boat.

      Day Heads

      Opposite the galley is the day heads.
      • Lavac electric flushing toilet.
      • Shower.
      • Sink with pressurised H&C water system.

      Forward cabin

      • Large 'V' berth with infill to create a huge double.
      • Plenty of storage in lockers and shelves.
      • Access to the chain locker forward.

      Owners aft en-suite cabin

      Large port and starboard single berths with central seat and shelf. At the foot of the port berth is a large locker with shelf and drawers underneath and there is additional storage under the berths. 

      owners en-suite

      The owners en-suite is situated to starboard and offers access into the engine compartment.

      • Lavac manual flush marine toilet.
      • Sink with pressurised H&C water system
      • Shower.

      Navigation Equipment

      • Raymarine C80 chart plotter
      • Furuno Radar.
      • Furuno GP70 GPS.
      • Raymarine ST7000 Autopilot.
      • Raymarein ST60 Speed/Log.
      • Raymarine ST60 Depth.
      • Raytheon Wind Speed/Direction.
      • Sestrel magnetic compass.
      • Sailor RT2048 VHF.
      • Simrad VHF cockpit speaker

      Machinery & Propulsion

      engine room

      Accessed via the en-suite heads aft. A large walk round compartment with centrally mounted engine. There is also a small work bench with vice.


      Gardner 6LX, 127hp, six cylinder fresh water inter-cooled diesel engine driving through a water cooled gearbox to a fixed fixed pitch four blade bronze propeller via shaft.


      • 1996 G&M generator powered by a 15hp 3 cylinder Lister diesel engine.

      Rig & Sails


      Seeker of Fife is rigged as a Bermudan ketch with vertically splinned octagonal single piece spruce deck stepped masts and booms.
      • Main mast single inline spreaders with 10mm fore and aft lowers and 8mm cap shrouds. Mast mounted spinnaker pole track and eye.
      • The mizzen rigging has 10mm fore, aft lowers with tackles and 6mm jumper stays on forward facing struts.
      • Facnor T1 260 Jib furler.


        • Leitch of Tarbert Main, mizzen, furling Genoa with UV strip, spinnaker, staysail, storm jib and trysail.

        Electrical Systems

        • Three electrical systems, 12v, 24v & 240v
        • The 12v & 24v systems are supplied by 2 Wilson 663 12v 110amp/h batteries.
        • There are also 2 Wilson 663 110amp/h engine start batteries.
        • Batteries are charged by an alternator on the main engine, the auxiliary generator, a 24v 80amp Cetrex auto battery charger and Sterling Marine Power invertor charger.
        • The 240v shore power supply is via the wheelhouse socket to the distribution panel. There is a long shore power cable.

          Plumbing & Tankage

          water system

          Supplied via 4 x interconnected water tanks with crossover valves under the main saloon floor totalliing 2273L approx. The tanks have inspection hatches.
          • 80L hot water calorifier tank with immersion heater.
          • Hot water also supplied via heat exchanger from the engine.
          • Pressurised H&C water.

          fuel system

          There are two fuel tanks port and starboard in the engine room and the fuel lines are visible running to the front of the compartment where there is a manifold. Each line has a stop cock.
          • Each tanks holds 1136L approx.

          Canvas work

            • Main and mizzen sail covers (blue).

            Safety Equipment

            Any safety equipment such as life raft's, Epirb's, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.
            • Beaufort 6 man liferaft - Age unknown and service will be required.
            • 5 x Ocean Safety 150N lifejackets - Require service.
            • Whale manual bilge pump.
            • Jabsco electric bilge pump.

            Additional Equipment

            • Wetline 265 Airdeck inflatable dinghy.
            • 2004 Mercury 2.5hp outboard. Last serviced 2019.


            Seeker was built in 1975 and was the last wooden boat built by the boatbuilders MILLER of ST MONANS in FIFE. Seeker was the Third and Largest boat built by Millers for the orginal owner and cruised extensively in the Mediteranian as well as the West Coast of Scotland, reland, Scandinavia and the Netherlands.

            Since then she has been owned and sailed on the West Coast of Scotland by her last three owners.

            Unfortunately a 360 tour is not available for this listing.

            Read more

            Gardner 6LX
            Engine hours
            Fuel capacity
            3,564 litres
            Number of cabins
            Number of berths
            Drinking water capacity
            2,240 litres

            FOR MORE PHOTOS PLEASE SEE MAIN WEBSITE and to confirm location.

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            Broker/Dealer Information

            Michael Schmidt and Partner - Rhu

            Mr Miles Stratton
            Rhu Boat Sales Rhu Marina
            Argyll & Bute, Scotland
            G84 8LH
            United Kingdom
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