Robert Tucker R383 Steel Cutter
Robert Tucker R383 Steel Cutter for sale | 11.50m (37'9") | 1986 | 1x diesel 55hp | Steel Construction | Long keel underwater profile | 7 berths | Boat REF# 210732
|Lying||Isle of Wight - Viewing by Appointment Only|
|Engine||1 x Diesel 55hp|
|Engine make and model||Perkins 4.108 (1980)|
|Engine Hours||Not Recorded|
|Prop(s)||Fixed 3 blade|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||Not Recorded|
The engine was in commission when she was brought ashore and was found starting and running well by a surveyor who inspected her in 1996. Thanks to a large inspection hatch in the cockpit sole and a strong point on the coachroof the engine is very easily accessed and removed if necessary.
|Draft Max||1.70m (5'7")|
Cutter rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with galvanised standing rigging (1986)
|Mainsail||- Slab (unknown year)|
|Headsail||- (unknown year)|
The rig is off and on deck so can be easily inspected. She is cutter rigged, there is a main, genoa, staysail and yankee, 55 sq metres in all and the sails have been stored off the boat and so are believed to be in good condition although they are old.
12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine
|Underwater profile||Long keel|
Plumbing in for holding tank but tank not yet fitted
|Total # of berths||7|
|No. of double berths||2|
|No. of single berths||3|
|Heads||1 heads (Manual)|
|Manual water system|
|Pressurised water system|
The forecabin is either 2 singles or a large double using an infill. The bunk boards are hinged to provide access to huge lockers below. Aft cabin has a good sized double and the saloon 3 singles, all of which are longer than average. A nice timber table attaches to the jack post in the saloon and the heads are new and all plumbed in, as is the galley which has a Taylors parafin stove. Both the heads and galley have new Lewmar opening roof hatches
2 burner paraffin cooker
2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
(CQR, Danforth, Fishermans)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of warp
windvane self-steering system
Approx lengths of chain and warp
1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)
Robert Tucker was best known for his hard chine plywood and steel designs and I was very surprised to know how many well known boats came from his drawing board. The R383 was an adapted version of his original R38 and was a popular build. They have circumnavigated, cruised up in the Arctic Circle and several have crossed the Atlantic.
This particular boat was built by Chris Garner, a steel boatbuilder of Havant who built her for himself initially. The current owners planned to refit her for long term, long distance cruising but unfortunately their plans had to change and she is now ashore awaiting a new owner to take her sailing. The forecabin, heads, galley and saloon have been refitted with the carpentry work completed to a very high standard. There is still work to be done but she is well on her way - viewing is a must!
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.