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45 ft Falmouth Bay class
steel motor-sailer


afloat Hampshire, coming ashore mid-November 2017


D. C. Fisher






46' 9" inc anchor fittings at bow

Sail area

1,365 sq ft

Brief details


39' 7"



The Falmouth Bay class is a substantial heavy displacement steel motor-sailer designed by Stan Goldman. She was built and fitted out by the present owner, a professional engineer. She was launched unrigged in 2003, and then fitted out before being rigged with Selden spars and Hood sails in 2008/9. She is fully in commission, although some detail interior fit-out is still incomplete. She is very comprehensively equipped with high quality gear throughout, and the steelwork is in very good condition. She is for sale now only because of family health issues.


15' 10"


3 plus wheelhouse


5' 9"




57,320 lbs


Perkins M135 diesel


8,820 lbs



Keel type

Long keel with lead ballast set in resin.


The Falmouth Bay class motor-sailer was designed by Stan Goldman for construction from a set of computer-shaped and plasma-arc cut 43A grade mild steel components, with MIG welding. She has a round-bilge hull form of heavy displacement, with a long ballast keel. The steel plating scantlings range from 10mm and 8mm at the keel through 6mm bottom plating, 5mm hull sides and deck, with 4mm and 3mm plate on the coachroof. Frames and floors are in 8mm plate. She is finished in a Jotun epoxy paint system.

This yacht was built and fitted out by the owner, a professional engineer. She is extremely well equipped with high quality gear. She was launched as a completed and epoxy-painted hull with engine and much equipment installed in 2003, and fitted out afloat before being rigged and put into use in 2008/9. At launch in 2003, she was surveyed and the surveyor reported ".... it is rare to see such a high standard of engineering in the design and installation of the auxiliary systems fitted to an owner-built yacht".

Main power is by a Perkins Sabre M135 diesel, installed new in the hull in 2003 but not commissioned until 2009. In 2008/9 she was fitted with Selden spars and Hood sails, and since then has been used for channel cruising by the owner, while interior joinery fit-out progressed. There is still a relatively small amount of mostly cosmetic work left to complete the interior fit-out. Where work is incomplete the photos and notes below will show this.

Moored January 2017

Yachtsnet photographs January and March 2017

Unders ail March 2017
Moored forward
Bow detail

The anchor windlass and the genoa furling gear are hydraulic powered with remote operation from the helm. The windlass has a 900 Kg pull.

Below: The staysail has a conventional Arco drum furler.

Deck aft
In-mast main
Moored beam

Photos January 2017

Under sail March 2017
Cockpit forward

The outside helm position has all controls duplicated, and the hydraulic steering is set up so that there is no switching between internal and external wheels - whichever one is used operates the rudder and the other does not rotate.

Cockpit aft

On a brief sail in March 2017 she proved surprisingly responsive, although with a very steady motion. Although she is a heavy boat, the rig is certainly enough to drive her

Owners photos
Inside helm
Wheelhouse port
Wheelhouse aft

To starboard in the wheelhouse is the access to the aft double cabin with en-suite heads
- the photos below show some headlinings and trims as yet unfinished.

Aft cabin
Aftcabin forward
Heads and shower Heads sink

The en-suite heads has a separate shower compartment. The Microflush marine WC is compressed air operated, and uses a very small quantity of fresh water per flush. There are separate grey water and black water tanks installed, with diverter valves to the sea. The black water tank has never been used.

Glaley after additional fit-out

The galley is forward of the wheelhouse/deckhouse, and has twin full-sized sinks, a gimballed electric induction hob, electric halogen oven and a microwave. There is no gas on board, the electric cooking is powered by the generator or shorepower. There is also a stainless steel fridge installed. As is seen in the photos some trim and doors are as yet incomplete.


Forward cabin

To port by the galley is a two-berth passage cabin with stacked berths, and in the forepeak is another two berth cabin. Between these two cabins is a heads and separate shower area, as yet not fully fitted out and currently used only for storage.

The forecabin also has two berths and is complete except for some cosmetic trimming.
There is access to the anchor locker at the forward end.

Engine room

Access to the engine room is via steps down from the starboard side of the wheelhouse. Apart from the main engine, the engine room contains a 8.5Kva genset in silencing case, a marine air-conditioning unit and an air compressor.

The Perkins M135 engine drives a hydraulic pump which powers the bow-thruster and genoa furler. The genset and electrics board are at the forward end of the engine room - photos below.

Moored beam on

This yacht is (apart from some internal completion) in very good condition throughout: the owner/builder has taken a lot of care with installing high quality gear but now has to sell due to family health issues.


Engine details

Perkins Sabre M135 135 bhp 6-cylinder naturally aspirated fresh water cooled diesel with PRM500D gearbox and shaft drive with flexible coupling. Engine installed inhibited in 2003, commissioned 2009, and run approx 2,500 hours to date.

Fuel tank capacity

80 gallons


24" bronze three bladed with ropecutter


Lynch Torkmaster 15 hp


2 x 85AH engine start batter. One 85AH services battery (the low services battery capacity is possible with the use of the genset.

Battery charging/electrics

85 amp engine alternator, 8.5Kva HFL three-cylinder diesel genset in sound-supressing casing, and Merlin Heart shorepower battery charger and management system

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Cutter rig, Selden in-mast alloy spars with S/S standing rigging in 10mm and 12mm, all new 2009.


Hood Sails in-mast - 46.5 sq metres - new 2009


Hood Sails roller genoa - 57.3 sq metres - new 2009

Genoa furling

Hydraulic furler - push button from pedestal


Hood Sails roller staysail - 22.9 sq metres - new 2009

Staysail furlling

Arco drum furler

Primary winches

2 x Lewmar 65 self-tailing

Secondary winches

2 x Lewmar 54 self-tailing in cockpit and Lewmar 40 on mast for mainsail reefing

Bower anchor

75 lb CQR with 70 metres 12mm chain

Anchor windlass

M1 windlass with 900 Kg pull - remote operation from pedestal - installed new 2005


Hydraulic steering with independent twin helm positions


Coursemaster CM750 dual position with hydraulic drive

Steering compass

KVH Azimuth 1000 fluxgate compass

Warps & fenders

8 warps and 10 fenders


Pedestal cover, cockpit table.

Navigation Equipment and instruments


2 x Garmin GPS152 GPSs, also Garmin 500 series removable chartplotter at pedestal.


NASA AIS receiver with display



Depth sounder

Simrad EQ44 10" screen fishfinder



VHF radio

Icom IC-M601 with DSC and cockpit command mic

Safety/emergency equipment


Viking 6 man canister mounted on coachroof - new 2010 and due for service


Horseshoe with floating light

Bilge pumps

3 x


Cabin layout

2 berth forecabin, heads/shower (incomplete), 2 berth passage cabin, galley, wheelhouse, aft double cabin with en-suite heads/shower

Cabin heating

Eberspacher D5 diesel blown hot-air heating installed 2009


HFL 24,000 BTU aircon, currently only serving aft cabin, though could also be fed to other areas.



Water tank capacity

400 gallons. Hot water from engine or shorepower or genset via C-Warm 64 litre calorifier. Also 30 gallon grey water tank and 30 gallon black water tank (never used).


Gimballed electric induction hob, halogen oven, microwave


Liebherr 240 volt AA rated front-opening fridge


Microflush LF-219 compressed air flush marine WC using fresh water





Zodiac C310 inflatable - new 2009


Yamaha F4A 4 hp four-stroke - new 2009


Folding davits on transom

These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

For further information or to arrange a viewing,

please contact Yachtsnet on 01326-212234


The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer, and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be conducted via Yachtsnet Ltd., who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical checks or tests

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