Thames Brokerage Ltd, Sonning, Berkshire Berkshire UK|
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This Broom 37 has been in the same ownership for around 30 years, she has cruised mainly the non tidal Thames in this time and been used well until Summer 2018.
At this point the sternglands leaked causing water to enter the boat and she took on water to approximately 2’6” in the rear cabin. Water didn’t enter the saloon but did reach the engines.
She has had new batteries installed & much new heavy duty cabling replaced. The starboard engine is in running order although I would say it needs thoroughly checking & oil changing before running for too long, the port engine would appear to have had water enter 1 or more cylinders & is currently seized & won’t turn over.
Sadly while the work was ongoing on the vessel the owner had a stroke & is not able to use the boat anymore.
Condition wise, she is not bad, requires updating & a thorough going over due to lack of use over the last 18 months. All the pictures here were taken in December 2019 so do reflect the boat in her condition as she lies on her mooring at present. the starboard engine was last run on 6th December. The port engine not since May 2018.
She is lying on a private mooring near Reading which is secure & gated therefore viewings are strictly by appointment with the broker. Viewings can be arranged but will usually require 48 hours notice.
The boat will need to be moved from its current berth once completion takes place, there is no option to take on the berth due to there being a waiting list. As mentioned, 1 engine is a non runner, it may be possible to take the boat on 1 engine given faverable weather & river conditions but it might be wise to consider having her towed to a local marina around 2 miles upstream where work can begin on the engines.
|Vessel name:||Wight Panther|
|Vessel condition:||Used, requiring work|
|No. of engines:||2|
|Engine model:||Perkins HT6354|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Cruising Speed:||8 Knots|
|Maximum Speed:||14 Knots|
|Length over all:||37'|
|Maximum draft:||3' 2"|
|Bridge clearance:||8' 10"|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Hull type:||Semi Displacement|
|Keel type:||3/4 Keel|
4 Berths in 2 cabins comprising V berths in the forward cabin and 2 single berths in the rear cabin. There are 2 heads, fwd & aft, a galley in the fwds cabin, a spacious saloon amidships with centre helm, L shape seating with sideboard opposite, rear door to aft deck and sliding side doors to allow great ventilation & easy access. There is a canopy partially covering the rear deck, this is around 3 years old and is in good condition. The radar arch has been re-made in hard-wood & stainless steel and looks smart. The rear deck has a TekDek type of covering, this was laid about 3 years ago. Wide side decks make this boat ideal for inland cruising.
All GRP aft cabin cruiser made by Broom in the mid 1970s, she is of typical construction for the time being of a heavy build quality and mostly fitted internally of wood allowing easy access to all parts of the vessel. The hull & superstructure is in original finish and both are still quite bright & tidy.
The boat is equipped with 240V shore power and 24V on-board systems. Most of the equipment is fairly old and should be viewed as requiring replacement or servicing.
VHF Radio, NASA hydrograpth
Twin Perkins HT6354 Turbo Diesel engines are located under the cockit floor, the engine hour meter shows 6000 hours. The boat has only been used at low speed for many years and the condition of the engines must be looked at as spares or repairs. The port engine is currently not running and it has been reported that she has siezed due to water entering 1 or more cylinders. The Starboard engine starts easily and sounds quite nice. An estimate has been recieved from a mechanic to remove the engine, fix it and re-install at a cost of around £12,000 although a good DIY mechanic could probably achieve a saving on this or look to modernise her by installing 2 later type engines for similar money. She is priced to allow this work to be done. New batteries and some heavy duty cables have been replaced already & a new bilge pump installed recently.
24V electric system on the vessel whilst cruising, there is also a 240V shore supply.
Thames Brokerage Ltd are acting only as brokers and no warranty is implied or given. Any prospective purchaser must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the vessel & suitability for their use along with ensuring they are happy with the legal title of the vessel. We would advise employing a qualified marine surveyor to ascertain the condition of the vessel and a marine engineer to confirm the condition of the mechanical aspects of the craft. In most cases a demonstration run will be possible but only once a price has been agreed with the owner and a deposit placed on the craft.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.