|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
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Overall Length: 35ft :: Waterline: 31ft :: Beam: 10ft 6ins :: Draught: 3ft 6ins :: Displacement: 13 Tons T M
Engine: Pair 46hp Perkins 4108 Diesel Engines :: Designer: John Bain :: Builder: Seaborne Yacht Company :: Location: Northern France
Sail: Steadying Ketch Rig :: Berths: Five Berths in three cabins :: Year: 1962 :: Price: £35,000
HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
Aviona was built for (Charles) Douglas Barwell OBE, of Eckington, founder of the Lower Avon Navigation Trust. LANT was formed in the late 1950s to regenerate the Warwickshire/Gloucestershire/Worcestershire River Avon which due to the demise of commercial barges was becoming un-navigable. The section from Tewkesbury, where the River Avon joins the River Severn, just above the Lower Lode tidal lock was opened up to the Georgian town of Pershore and market town of Evesham in 1962. The river had been an important inland navigation since a Royal Charter by King Charles in 1635. Aviona was completed just in time to be the first pleasure vessel to navigate the re-opened section and locks and naturally was named after the River Avon. Mrs Barwell photographed aboard Aviona cutting the ribbon at the former Cropthorne Watergate to mark the occasion. The Barwells had bought the navigation rights during the 1950s after a 1948 boating holiday was cut short due to the state of the River. The Queen Mother officially opened the Upper Avon section in the mid 1960s. The Avon navigable to Stratford and beyond. Plans to re-open the river to leisure craft up to Warwick by 2024 are underway.
Aviona is one of a small number of standard motor-yachts designed by John Bain M.R.I.N.A in the 1960s after his break with Silvers of Rosneath. They feature all the excellent design ideas for which John Bain and the Clyde built Silvers boats are famous. She was built at Seaborne Yacht Company, Worcestershire on the River Severn by boat-builder Jim Preen, now in his 80s. Port of Registry - Gloucester, Official Number - 381888. Currently, Part Three Registered with MCA, Cardiff.
The second registered owners of Aviona, in the early 1970s were Mr & Mrs S L Porter of Dorking, keeping the vessel on a mooring in Hamble. In the late 1970s Major M G Lewis of Wintney, Hampshire bought Aviona. In new ownership, she was brought on to the River Thames at D'Oyle Carte Island where the present owners bought her in 2006. In the intervening years, Aviona had been cruised to the South of France. After some years on the River Thames, the current owners took Aviona through the French Canals and currently have a mooring at St Valery Sur Somme on the Cote De Picardie.
From 2006-2008 Aviona underwent a two-year refit on the River Thames at Michael Dennett's boatyard at Chertsey.
Traditional carvel built of Teak below the waterline and Mahogany above, all copper rove fastened to steam bent oak timbers. Varnished Brazilian Cedar sheer planks with teak capping and coamings. Teak laid decks over marine-ply sub-deck. Teak stanchion capped rails aft, teak grab rails port and starboard, teak hatches. Mahogany constructed wheelhouse and aft cabin coamings.
Single Berth Fore-Cabin, currently adapted with washing machine, fridge and shelving/storage for living aboard.
Saloon With Settee Berths and Oil Stove.
Full Width Fitted Galley.
Enclosed Wheelhouse, engine room below.
Aft Twin Berth Stateroom.
46hp PERKINS 4108 FOUR CYLINDER DIESEL ENGINES as fitted in 1962. Port engine rebuilt in 2008, approx 500 hours since re-build. Last serviced in 2016. Two 40 gallon fuel tanks. Three-blade bronze, elliptical propellers. Two bilge fans. Approx speed 10 knots. Whisper Power 12 volt, 40amp battery charger. Six batteries in built-in housing, two solely dedicated to engine starting. Two 75 gallon freshwater tanks. Two separate complete ring mains fitted in 2006 for 240/12 volt systems.
BERMUDIAN KETCH RIG with timber masts. 16ft mizzen, deck-stepped in extended tabernacle for ease of lowering for bridges. Current (replacement) main mast used as passerelle support with brackets fitted. Stainless steel standing rigging. Three sails.
FIVE BERTHS IN THREE CABINS in traditional, well-appointed accommodation with varnished mahogany joinery throughout with white deck-head and saloon panels.
Dickinson Newport Oil stove
Standard Horizon Quest VHF
Standard Horizon GPS
Navico DS200 Sounder
Navico DL2000 Speed Log
Manual Remote Autohelm
Selection of Charts, English Channel, French Canals, River Seine
CQR Bower Anchor
Danforth Kedge Anchor
100 metres chain
Mooring Cover (renovated and re-waterproofed 2016)
Three Bilge Pumps
Fenders & Warps
Teak Boarding ladder
Four Self-Inflating Life Jackets
Four Dry-powder Extinguishers
Classic Yacht Brokerage has been associated with the Seaborne Yacht Company and the John Bain motor-sailers produced by the yard for nearly forty-years and know the shipwrights and boat builders well. Aviona was a special commission for the prominent Industrialist C D Barwell and since has been extensively cruised, particularly in the current knowledgeable and dedicated husband and wife ownership. Maintained in excellent order Aviona is reluctantly being offered for sale due to the owners advancing years. She is one of the last John Bain designs built and as such highly sought-after. September 2019 survey and new boat safety certificate. October 2019 professional re-paint.
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|Builder:||Seaborne Yacht Company|
|No. of engines:||2|
|Engine model:||Perkins 4108|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Cruising Speed:||9 Knots|
|Maximum Speed:||10 Knots|
|Length over all:||35'|
|Length of deck:||35'|
|Length at waterline:||31'|
|Maximum draft:||3' 6"|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||80 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||75 Gallons|
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