Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Phoenix of Hamble spec

People keep asking me about Phoenix of Hamble's spec... so here it is...

Designer: Stan Huntingford
Builder: C&L Marine
Model: Explorer 45
Year constructed: 1978
Year refitted: 2010 to 2013
Berths: 6
Cabins: 2
Heads: 2
Number of engines: 1
Engine model: Ford Lehman
Engine power: 80Hp
Fuel type: Diesel
Fuel consumption: 4 Litres Per Hour
Drive type: Shaft drive
Crusing speed: 6 Knots
Maximum speed: 8 Knots
Nominal length: 45'
Length over all: 45'
Length of deck: 45'
Length at waterline: 34'
Beam: 13'
Maximum draft: 7'
Bridge clearance: 50'
Hull material: Glass Fibre
Hull type: Displacement
Keel type: Full Keel
Displacement: 17 metric tons
Fuel capacity: 445 Litres
Water capacity: 672 Litres

I believe there were 14 Explorer 45s built, and Phoenix of Hamble is the only one i'm aware of that is in Europe, the rest being in the US.

She was brought in as new, and registered (and VAT paid!) in the UK in 1978... since then she's had 5 owners including us, and has spent a bit of time cruising around Europe along the way...

The previous owner did a lot of work on the decks, and the 240v wiring, and since then i've been finishing the job.... well on the way, but plenty to still do.

Our plan is to finish her, and then when the kids are off our hands (a few years yet!), clear off and sail some blue water for a while.

1 comment:

  1. Nice boat if she ever comes up for sale please let me know