Miller Fifer 31 Ketch Rigged
Classic in excellent condition
Miller Fifer 31 Ketch Rigged for sale | 9.45m (31'0") | 1958 | 1x diesel 85hp | Wood carvel Construction | Long keel underwater profile | 5 berths | Boat REF# 226167
|Fuel capacity||400.0 ltr (88.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Water capacity||300.0 ltr (66.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Engine||1 x Diesel 85hp|
|Engine make and model||Ford Lehman (unknown year)|
|Engine Hours||Not Recorded|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||Not Recorded|
Engine Fully Serviced in 2014
|Draft Min||1.22m (4'0")|
|Draft Max||1.22m (4'0")|
Ketch rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2006)
|Mainsail||- (unknown year)|
|Headsail||- Hank on (unknown year)|
|Other sails||Mizzen Sail (unknown year)|
All sails are traditional tan.
Running rigging and sheets were replaced in 2014
12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, ctec m200 Smart Charger
|Underwater profile||Long keel|
|Total # of berths||5|
|No. of double berths||2|
|No. of single berths||1|
|Heads||1 heads (Sea Toilet)|
|Pressurised water system|
Cabin Heating is provided by a Reflecks drip fed diesel cabin heater with new standalone 50 litre stainless tank which comfortably heats the whole boat.
Coach Roof fully refurbished in 2014
Jabsco manual sea toilet serviced in 2015
2 burner gas cooker
|VHF DSC radio|
DSC VHF Radio - 2014 Cobra
Echo Sounder - Seafarer 700
GPS - Garmin
2 sheet winches
(Bruce and Fishermans (spare))
40.00m (131'3") of chain
2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)
Both electric and manual Bilge pumps are by Whale
This Fifer stands apart from others I have seen - She is an excellent example of a rare ketch rigged Miller Fifer. Built by James N Miller in 1958 at St Monans in Fife she was the first of the Miller Fifer Motorsailers to be built for the Olympia Boat Show so differs from the rest as she is Larch on sawn Oak (the others being Mahogany planking on Oak).
She has been owned and restored by a professional wooden boat builder since 2010 during which time he has had an all new wheelhouse rebuilt to the same design as the original but in far more durable Iroko (rather than Mahogany), new Iroko cockpit, new forward hatch, (laid teak with down light), new coachroof which has been glassed and repainted, all metalwork has been re-galvanised, teak deck repaired or replaced, and all outside trim and woodwork renewed with either Iroko or Oak.
Inside all the matresses are new and have been recovered and the cooker is only about a year old.
Overall I would say that Royal Fifer is in excellent condition and a lovely exaple of an original Miller Fifer Motorsailer. For anyone who likes classic wooden boats this is a MUST SEE as she can only really be appreciated by viewing.
Additionally, the owners will include the first 6 months mooring fees in the price of the boat.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.