Fred Parker - Nunn Brothers 42' Motor Yacht (1959) for sale in Argyll, United Kingdom


The Fred Parker-designed and Nunn Brothers-built motor yacht Fortuna II, measuring 12.80 metres in length and 4.10 metres in beam, is for sale in Argyll, United Kingdom. Launched in 1959 and originally classed Lloyds ✠100 A1, this classic motor yacht underwent an extensive four-and-a-half-year restoration starting in 2013, bringing her back to a pristine state while integrating modern systems for extended self-sufficiency. The restoration involved meticulous craftsmanship, including custom oak fittings, new electrical and plumbing systems, a new engine, and updated sails and rigging. Currently cruising Scotland's West Coast, Fortuna II is available for viewing by appointment and has been maintained with exceptional care by her owners, making her an ideal vessel for extended cruising or as a mothership for classic yacht racing.

General information
Fred Parker - Nunn Brothers 42' Motor Yacht
Used power boat for sale
Price comment
Complete professional restoration 2013-18
Name of boat
Fred Parker
Length overall
12.80 metres
4.10 metres
1.20 metres
15,245 kg
Argyll, United Kingdom

About this Fred Parker - Nunn Brothers 42' Motor Yacht


Launched in 1959 the Motor Yacht FORTUNA II was designed by Fredrick R Parker and built by the highly regarded Nunn Brothers yard on the river Deben. Commissioned by and built for her original owner she was classed Lloyds ✠100 A1 when launched. Fortuna II has been Part 1 UK ship registered from new and this has been continued by her present owner.

Found by her current owners languishing in the Exeter canal basin she was brought ashore at the Baltic Wharf yard in 2013 and four-and-a-half-year long restoration project commenced. With the boat stripped back to a bare hull inside and out, every part of the boat was either refurbished or replaced. The attention to detail in every aspect of the rebuild is exceptional, from the custom-made, sculpted oak seating in the pilothouse to the intricate wiring, concealed within copper piping with custom-made oak switch mountings. While great care has been taken to maintain the appearance of the traditional motor yacht, the integration of modern systems has created a robust motor yacht that is capable of being self-sufficient for extended periods. Over 250 photos of this magnificent motor yacht and a 2023 insurance survey are available upon request.

Still in regular use cruising the coast and islands of Scotland's West Coast, FORTUNA II will be available for viewing by appointment in the Argyll area.


We fell in love with Fortuna II when we first saw her moored in Exeter canal basin, although it was clear that much work was needed to bring her back to life. We enjoyed working with Charlie Hussey at Baltic wharf and the whole process of restoring Fortuna II to a very high standard. Fortuna II featured in Classic Boat Magazine in October 2018 and in spring 2019 when she was awarded Runner Up in the Classic Boat Awards for restoration of the year of a motor vessel over 40ft.

Fortuna II has enabled us to cruise the West of Scotland and the Hebrides in comfort and style each summer for the last six years. She has taken us to many remote anchorages and the pilot house has allowed us to view the scenery and wildlife at close quarters in comfort. She has ample storage space for fuel, water and supplies to enable extended cruising. She is safe and seaworthy on passage and comfortable at anchor even in foul weather. We feel that she would be ideal for another couple or family. Fortuna II is a real head turner where ever we go and is great in classic regattas. Alternatively, she would make a wonderful mothership to classic yacht racing with ample room for entertaining.

We have maintained her meticulously and stored ashore under cover each winter. Having enjoyed Fortuna II for the last eleven years, we feel the time has come for us to move on to new adventures.


All structural were completed by Charlie Hussey in a 4.5 year long restoration between 2013 and 2018.

Timber for restoration supplied through John Moody Marine Timber, Ivybridge, Devon

Electrical system design and installation were completed by Chris Rothwell Marine Electrics, Dartmouth, Devon.

Galley re-build by Pete Nash boatbuilder, Dartmouth, Devon

Engine and ancillaries installed by New Wave Marine Engineers, Baltic Wharf, Devon.

Deck sheathing completed by Ian Bowles, boatbuilder, Baltic Wharf, Devon.

Rigging supplied and fitted by Lee Rogers Rigging. Totnes, Devon.

Sails and covers supplied by James Lawrence Sailmaker, Brightlingsea, Essex

Cockpit cover and hatch covers by Exe sails, Dartmouth.

Bronze deck hardware supplied by Davey and Co, Colchester

Upholstery was supplied by Bastables Upholstery, Colwyn Bay, North Wales.

More details and photos of the restoration can be found on Charlie Hussey’s blog site:


Repairs to 45 frame heads

Rebuild stem top end of stem post

Extensive re-planking of topsides including completely new sheer strake port and starboard, approximately 300’

Replace bulwark stanchions

Replace upper section of transom

Replace oak samson posts

Replace upper section of rubbing strake

Repairs to numerous deck beams on forward and aft decks

Hull splined above the waterline

Cast iron ballast keel refurbished and refitted with new galvanised keel bolts

Brass portholes stripped and restored

Design and fitting bow-thruster tunnel for Vetus bow-thruster

Deck and Superstructure:

New cedar deck planking laid bow to stern

Epoxy-coated marine plywood overdeck, sheathed with epoxy stitched cloth laminate to maintain canvas like appearance

Replacement of pilothouse roof in same fashion as deck

New galvanised chainplates for main mast

New design and fitting of bronze chainplates to pilothouse for mizzen mast

New teak toe rails

All deck fittings and stanchions replaced in bronze

Design and fitting of stem head fitting for Rocna anchor

Under deck tensioners to support Rocna fitting

Rebuilding of cockpit floor

Rebuild deck step structures

Repairs to tops of pilothouse sides

Pilothouse stripped out and fully re-built with custom made seating and table to starboard side, custom made helm seat and chart table, custom made curved dashboard

Galley stripped out and fully re-built

Heads stripped out and fully re-built

Fo’c’sle stripped out and original joinery work restored with addition of locker to house bow thruster

Engine and Systems:

New engine installed

New propshaft and propeller installed

New hydraulic steering and new Wills Ridley Hydraulic pump

New Fuel and water tanks installed

Full re-plumbing of all systems

Full re-wiring of 24VDC, 230VAC and 12VDC systems

Solar panel charging system

Masts, rigging and sails:

New Douglas Fir mizzen mast

Replaced all standing and running rigging

New guard rails and bronze stanchions

New sails and sail covers

New cockpit cover and hatch covers

Painting and Varnishing:

Hull and superstructure stripped back and faired

Topsides full recoating system using traditional marine paints

Full traditional varnishing of all teak

Decks painted in nonslip paint


Hull Construction:

Carvel planked and splined hull with heavy flared forward sections

Pitch pine planking

Oak wood keel, keelson, stem and stern post

Oak timbers, frames and stringers

Timbers double below the waterline for additional stiffening

Canadian rock elm floors

Oak engine beds running the length of the boat

Mahogany transom

Copper nails and roves to secure planking

Half-length rubbing strake with metal coping strips to port and starboard quarters

Bronze portlights let into topsides forward

Topsides finished in a single pack gloss paint, off-white in colour

Underwater hull finished with black antifouling

Deck & Superstructure Construction:

Beam shelf, deck beams and carlings of oak

Metal knees and hanging knees to secure deck beams

Deck planking in Cedar

Over decked with marine plywood, bonded to deck planking with epoxy

Epoxy stitched cloth sheathing applied to appear like a canvas sheath when painted

Decks finished in a cream non-slip deck paint

Covering board and kingplank for teak, finished in a traditional varnish

Pilothouse superstructure in teak, finished with a traditional varnish coating

Pilothouse roof planked in Cedar and finished with epoxy sheathing as the deck.

Teak planked bulwark and capping rail finished in a traditional varnish

Pilothouse windows of toughened glass in anodised alloy frames

Keel & Rudder:

Oak wood keel

Cast iron ballast keel

Keel bolts fully replaced as part of the restoration

Lead ingots for additional ballast secure inside hull forward

Skeg supported, bronze rudder


Engine & gearbox:

Iveco N67/150 marine diesel engine (2015 – commissioned at time of launch in 2017)

150hp @ 2,800rpm

Inline 6 cylinder, naturally aspirated indirectly cooled

PRM500 hydraulic reversing marine gearbox

Single lever engine controls

Bespoke dashboard with traditional chrome style VDO gauges for RPM, Water temp, oil pressure and battery voltage

Maintenance & Performance:

Engine professionally maintained since installation

Engine last serviced spring 2024

Recorded engine running hours at May 2024 – 870hrs

Engine re-aligned winter 2022-23

Cutlass bearing replaced winter 2022-23

Cruising speed 6-7kts @ 1500rpm

Average fuel consumption when cruising (including cooking and heating) 1 Litre per nautical mile

Fuel System:

All installed new as part of restoration

Twin rotomoulded plastic tanks

Duplex Racor type fuel filters

Fuel distribution manifold

All hoses to ISO7840 standard

Propulsion & Steering:

R&D semi-flexible shaft coupling

Traditional packing gland type sterngland with remote greaser

Duplex stainless steel, 2” propeller shaft

Rope Cutter – disc type

Fixed 4-blade bronze propeller

Wills Ridley hydraulic steering system, single station

Emergency tiller


Vosper Mini Fin system

No longer operational

Bow Thurster:

Vetus tunnel mounted bow thruster

Push-button control station at helm


Simrad AP24 autopilot system

Simrad hydraulic drive system


Forespar Marelon composite seacocks throughout


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power system

24VDC onboard power system

230VAC shore power system

All systems fully re-wired with all new hardware as part of the restoration

Shore Power System:

Extension lead to connect to shore supply

Single 16 amp connection point

Victron Galvanic Isolator

Hardwired RCD protected system

240VDC voltmeter at switch panel

3 pin UK sockets (wheelhouse and galley), battery charger, immersion heater

Battery Banks:

Engine Battery – 2x 12VDC, Blue Top, AGM batteries. Wired for 24VDC supply (April 2024)

Domestic Battery – 4x 12VDC, 165Ah, AGM. Wired for 24VDC supply

Bow Thruster / Windlass Battery – 2x 12VDC, Blue Top, AGM batteries. Wired for 24VDC supply

Victron battery balancers fitted for all banks to stabilise charge between banks

12VDC Supply:

Dual Victron Orion DC to DC conveters

24VDC – 12VDC, 20 amp


Victorn Skylla-i battery charger

230VAC – 24VDC, 80amp


Single engine mounted alternator

24VDC, 80amp

Sterling Power Products Advance 4-step Alternator to Battery Charger

Solar Panels:

Two T110F 100w tough flexible solar panels mounted on pilothouse roof

Epever peak power MPPT 20 amp solar charge controller

MT50 remote display


Victron Phoenix inverter

24VDC – 230VAC, 800w

Double 3 pin socket in saloon

Battery Monitor:

Blue Sea M2 battery management panel as part of switch panel

Other Electrical:

Searchlight – Francis Parabolic searchlight. Professionally re-stored and re-chromed 2017. mounted on pilothouse roof with mechanical remote control in pilothouse

Clear View windscreens – fitted on port and starboard forward facing pilothouse windows

Windscreen Wiper – Fitted on central, forward-facing wheelhouse window

Horn – Fiam airhorn. Restored and rechromed.

12VDC USB charging sockets


Fresh Water:

Pressurised hot and cold water system

Mixer tap in galley

Mixer tap in heads

Dedicated shower fitting in heads

Hot water provided from calorifier heated by engine cooling water or immersion heater

Freshwater system completely renewed as part of restoration

Black Water:

Head plumbing set up with valves to allow discharge overboard or to holding tank

Holding tank discharging overboard via macerator pump

Deck suction outlet for holding tank

All installed new as part of restoration

Bilge Pumps:

Engine Driven Bilge Pump – With electro-magnetic clutch. Manually switch, vacuum switch replaced in 2023

Manual Bilge Pump – Whale gusher 25

Electric Bilge Pump – x2 both with automatic switching

Deck Wash:

Jabsco pressurised salt water deck wash system



Twin diesel tanks

Rotomoulded plastic tank construction

Approximate capacity 450ltrs each

Total approximate capacity 900ltrs

Fresh Water:

Twin fresh water tanks

Rotomoulded plastic tank construction

Approximate capacity of each tank 210ltrs

Approximate total capacity 420ltrs

Holding Tank:

Single holding tank

Rotomoulded plastic tank construction

Approximate capacity 166ltrs

Tank Monitoring:

Analogue gauge for each diesel tank fitted in the pilothouse

Analogue gauge for each water tank fitted in the pilothouse

Analogue gauge for holding tank fitted in the pilothouse


In Wheelhouse:

Depth/Log/Speed – Simrad IS40 tridata display

Plotter/Radar – Simrad NSS12 MFD

Magnetic Compass – Sestrel steering compass

Clock and Barometer – Sestrel, mounted on saloon bulkhead

On Deck:

Radar Scanner – Simrad Halo 4G radome scanner, mounted on mizzen mast (2021)

Communications Equipment:

DSC VHF – Simard R35 DSC VHF

AIS – Simrad NAIS400 transciever

CCTV System:

Dolphin Marine CCTV Camera mounted on forward mast for improving forward vision in close quarters

Displaying on Simard MFD in pilothouse.



Galley Hob – Wallas, diesel-fired two burner hob

Galley Oven – Wallas, diesel-fired convection oven, built into galley below worktop

Wallas Hob and Oven professionally serviced by Kuranda Marine in 2023

Fridge – Waeco front-loading fridge with icebox built into galley unit



Toilet – Baby Blakes manual marine toilet with oak seat (2022) and lid. Toilet refurbished in 2022

Wash hand basin

Mixer tap

Shower fitting

Teak sole grating with stainless steel sump below

Shower drain sump pump with electic pump to discharge waste water overboard

Heating & Ventilation:

Wallas stove fitted with air circulation hood to provide warm air heating


Traditional style light fittings throughout, all supplied by Davey and Co as part of restoration

LED bulbs throughout

Overhead lighting in all cabins

Engine space lighting


Summary of Accommodation:

Accommodation Finish:

Joinery work of Golden Oak veneered plywood, solid Golden Oak boards and Oak trims

Joinery work finished with traditional satin varnish

Bulkheads in traditional T&G style boards finished in an off-white

Hull sides lined with teak battens in forward cabin and in saloon berths

Pilothouse soleboards are the original solid teak and saloon soleboards are oak

Green velour upholstery throughout (commercial marine grade fabric)

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Anchor chain locker forward

Single berth to port side with drawer storage beneath

Two single bunks in stepped formation to starboard

Drawer storage beneath lower bunk

Locker aft of bunk to port housing holding tank

Countertop forward between bunks to access bow thruster and batteries

Foredeck hatch with teak escape ladder


Located to port at forward end of saloon

Baby Blakes manual marine toilet located outboard aft

Stainless steel wash hand basin unit forward outboard

Vanity locker outboard with storage shelf above

Shower stall inboard forward

Stainless steel sump below teak sole grating with sump pump to discharge


Bench settee to starboard forward (converts to a single bunk) with fixed saloon table inboard

Storage lockers above settee back rest, outboard

Storage accessing behind settee backrest

Storage drawers beneath settee base

L-shaped settee to port and staggered slightly aft

Port settee base pulling out with infill cushion to create double berth

Hanging locker forward of port settee with storage drawers beneath

Storage lockers above settee back rest, outboard

Storage accessing behind settee backrest

Storage drawers beneath settee base

Storage unit inboard of settee aft with drawer below countertop and storage locker above


Located to starboard

Linear galley with short dogleg aft

Inset Wallas diesel fired hob with worktop space forward

Stainless steel galley sink aft, inboard

Crockery storage outboard of worktop

In-built Wallas diesel fired oven below worktop forward

In-built Isotherm front loading fridge aft, outboard

Storage locker beneath the sink, inboad, aft

Storage lockers overhead, above aft and inboard sections of worktop


Helm station offset to port forward

Simrad MFD inset to dashboard outboard to port

Engine dash panel mounted within custom made, swept pod forward of helm

Sculpted oak helm seat offset to port

Chart table with in-built storage immediate aft of helm seat

Ships switch panel located to port of companionway doors aft

Custom made forward and aft seating to starboard with fixed table

Double opening companionway doors to access cockpit aft



Deck stepped, low aspect ratio rig with main and mizzen masts

All spars of Douglas Fir and finished in a traditional varnish

Mast stepped in tabernacles on deck and can be manually raised and lowered

Stainless steel 7x19 standing rigging finished in a traditional manner with spliced eyes (2017)

Open-bodied bronze rigging screws


Single-speed Lewmar bronze winch on aft deck to assist with mooring


Mainsail – Cream terylene traditional style sail. James Lawrence Sails (2017)

Mizzen – Cream terylene traditional style sail. James Lawrence Sails (2017)

Jib – Cream terylene traditional style sail. James Lawrence Sails (2017)

Canvas Work:

Mainsail cover

Mizzen cover

Cockpit Cover – Tonneau style cover with large window panel aft

Fender skirt – x2 both 4m long

Anchoring & Mooring:

Bower Anchor – 35kg Rocna anchor on 10mm, 80m chain rode

Anchor Windlass – Lofrans Project 1500 24VDC windlass. Foot button controls on foredeck with remote control station in the wheelhouse. Stripped and serviced winter 2022/23

Fenders – Selection

Mooring Warps - Selection


Custom made closed bronze fairleads to port and starboard of stem

Open bronze mooring cleats mounted on deck forward

Bronze samson post fitted centrally forward

Bronze samson posts fitted on port and starboard sides of stern

Bronze Panama style fairleads let through bulwark

Custom made bronze fairleads aft

Bronze stanchions supporting double tier, stainless steel guard wires guardwires

Hardwood grabrails running the length of the pilothouse roof outboard

Removable boarding ladder and chromed handle

Traditional style timber deck hatch forward and opening butterfly deck light over saloon

Large deep cockpit with bench seating to port and starboard sides

Tonneau cover creating additional living space in cockpit when weather is foul


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, 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 owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:

Anchor light

Steaming light

Deck flood lights x2

Low level navigation lights

Life saving:

Horseshoe lifebuoy

Engine Space Automatic Fire Suppression System – Seafire, auto and manual discharge

Fire extinguishers


In this case we are acting as brokers only.

The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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Iveco N67/150 marine diesel engine (2015 – commissioned at time of launch in 2017) 150hp @ 2,800rpm Inline 6 cylinder, naturally aspirated indirectly cooled PRM500 hydraulic reversing marine gearbox Single lever engine controls Bespoke dashboard with trad
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
900 litres
Drinking water capacity
420 litres
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