Yacht details

Extract from Lloyds Register.

Extract from Lloyds Register.



2014 Survey “Clearly had regular maintenance and upgrading. She is of high quality and a very strong yacht…”
Over the years Scythe has taken part in many Classic Regattas in UK, ROI and France as a yawl or sloop.




Designer Laurent-Giles No.393, Sail No. 804
Builder Cardnell Bros, Maylandsea, U.K.
Lying Baltimore, West Cork, Ireland.
Fuel capacity 1 x 50.0 ltr (plus 3 X 20 ltr. containers)
Water capacity 2 x 50.0 ltr (plus 25ltr flexible forward)
Last survey 30/10/2014




Engine Yanmar 3HM 35 *
Engine Cooled Raw Water
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Maxprop 3 blade feathering/
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 ltr /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots

Engine overhaul 2010; starter, alternator, water pump, fuel system, New engine beds and mountings, new hoses and belts.


LOA 42’
LWL 29.5’
Beam 10’4”
Draft Max 2.06m (6’9″)
Reg. tons. 8.4 tons
Headroom Max 7’10” Min 6’
Storage Wintered under custom made cover on the hard.


Teak on oak.


Cast iron, long keel with rudder on trailing edge.


Currently being sailed as sloop as prior to 1969. Designed as Yawl rig. Stainless steel rigging throughout (2000). Spinnaker pole on mast.


Sails all new 2003.

Mainsail McWilliams 2003
Headsail + Mizen McWilliams 2003
Halyard winches 2 plus 1 reefing
Sheet winches 2 Jib Plus 2 Spinnaker
Other sails Yankee, Staysail, 2 spinnakers

Custom made winter cover 2010. 

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries (2010) charged by: engine.

Totally re-wired + new switch panel 2005. 2 Isolating switches.


Ground Tackle

2 Anchors. 40m chain, 50m warp.

New windlass 2005.

Safety Equipment.

Liferaft (new 2004) 1 Life jackets 6
Life buoys 2 Danbuoy 1
Safety harnesses 4 MOB recovery  gear. 1
Bilge Pumps (1 Auto,2 Manual) 3  
Boarding ladder 2 Emergency steering 1


Deck Gear.

Sail covers 2 Warps, Several
Fenders 10 Boathooks, 2


Navigation Equipment

Compass 2 Speed 1
Log 1 Wind 1
Radar 1 VHF 1
GPS 2 Integrated HiFi / bluetooth 1
Navtex 1 Navigation lights, Masthead&Bow
Echo sounder 1 Search lamp. 1
Original RDF  1  Original Sestral HB Compass    1



Cooker Grill
Oven Sink
Cabin heating Pressurised water system
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Webasto Thermotop 2005 (75 hours of use) Hot water and 2 radiators
Heads 1 heads (Headmate 2005)
Berths 5 in two cabins, New upholstery 2005.
Original gimbaled oil lamp. J

Chronology of re-fits and updates available; to include new teak decks 2001, all deck fittings removed and re-chromed 2001, Re-fastened below water line 2000, Internal teak and mahogany varnish removed and re-applied 2006, hood ends re-fastened 2006. Stern tube re-engineered 2006.



*Scythe has been stored indoors at O’Donovans Boatyard, Oldcourt,Skibbereen,Co.Cork. http://www.oldcourtboats.ie/index.html  All works since have been carried out by the above boatyard.

*All recommendations of the Promara 2004 survey have been carried out.

*Scythe is currently being made ready for launch at the above boatyard.

* Bow roller removed and regalvanized.

*Stern gland removed and re-engineered.

* New engine mounts fitted, engine beds re-configured and strenghtened.

* New ‘Headmate’ 1460 marine toilet installed and base reewed.

* New Plastimo  Neptune 2000 stainless steel cooker installed.

* New  DSC VHF radio (ICOM IC M602),  EPIRB and Navtex installed.

* New shower discharge pump installed.

* All through-the-hull fittings checked.

* Rewired and New Electrics Control panel installed. New batteries.

*Hood ends fore and aft re-fastened with silocone bronze hardware.

* Mast and rigging re-checked after storage.

* New upholstery throughout yacht.

*All internal and external brightwork flattened and two coats varnish applied, to include mizen mast.