The Kent Class 8 Metre is a solid family cruiser with a shallow draft, designed to sail on the Norfolk Broads but also offering good sea keeping capabilities. This particular example is in excellent order and well presented with a continual program of improvements and upgrades.
The accommodation offers up to five berths in two cabins. V berth forward with stowage above and below. Opening hatch to foredeck (replaced 2014). Separate heads compartment to port, with sea toilet (2013), washbasin with H&C water supply and shower. Hanging locker opposite. Dinette to port with stowage above and below. Drop down table. Galley aft to starboard with Flavel 2 burner hob with oven and grill, stainless steel sink and drainer with H&C water supply. Stowage under and above. Quarter berth aft to port. Carpets. Curtains. Full interior lighting. Steps up to self draining cockpit with seating and stowage below. Eberspacher heating.
Located abaft the companionway. Perkins 4108 four cylinder 48hp diesel engine. Electric start. Raw water cooled. Shaft drive to fixed three bladed propeller. Single lever engine control. Cruising speed 5 knots. Maximum speed 6 knots.
Alternator charging to 3 x 12 volt batteries (2012)
12 volt switch panel
240 volt shore power with charger
Bermudian rigged sloop. Silver anodised aluminium mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging. Tabernacle.
Manual anchor winch, with CQR & Fisherman anchor with chain & warp.
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, handrails and guardwires with alloy stanchions
Stainless steel boarding ladder
Various fenders & warps
Winches x 2
Clock & barometer
Manual and electric bilge pump
Fire extinguishers x 2 (expiry date unknown)
Fire blanket (expiry date unknown)
Built in 1973 by Porter & Haylett of Norfolk to a design by Ian Hannay. Grey painted GRP hull. Hardwood rubbing strake. White GRP superstructure with non-slip to decks and self draining cockpit. Shallow fin keel. Tiller steering to transom hung rudder. Self draining gas locker.
The Kent Class 8 Metre is a solid family cruiser with a shallow draft, designed to sail on the Norfolk Broads but also offering good sea keeping capabilities. This particular example is in excellent order and well presented with a continual program of improvements and upgrades. Viewing by appointment through Howard Ford Marine Sales.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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