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2001 One Design Custom 70

Levington, United Kingdom


Wow - what a yacht!  If you are looking for a true head turner this is the boat for you. The design brief was grace, pace and space whilst being easy to sail either singlehanded or fully crewed.  We have sailed Madam ourselves and can testify to her sailing ability and user friendliness.  Her well thought out rigging systems allow the helmsman to sail her in all conditions without leaving the helm.  You will passage plan at 8 knots and 220 mile days are easily attained.  She was locally built by skilled craftsmen to a very high standard in the well proven wood/epoxy cold moulded system.  This gives a light, strong structure with all the beauty of traditional construction without the high maintenance.  Her hull is coated with Epifanes two pack varnish giving a durable long lasting finish that is a joy to behold.  A true modern classic, she is simply gorgeous.

Viewing by appointment through our Suffolk Office 01473 659 681.

Basic Boat Info

Make: One Design
Model: Custom 70
Year: 2001
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Martin Myerscough
Designer: Martin Myerscough
Construction: Wood
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 70 ft
Length Overall: 69'11 ft
Waterline Length: 51'11 ft
Beam: 12 ft
Max Draft: 8'6 ft
Displacement: 15,000 kg
Ballast: 7,500 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: MD2040
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 40hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 2002
Cruising Speed: 7 kn
Maximum Speed: 10 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 135 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 550 L



Suffolk - Clarke & Carter
Suffolk Yacht Harbour Levington
Ipswich, Suffolk, GB, IP10 0LN
Tel:+44 (0)1473 659681


The simple open plan layout offers up to 10 berths in a spacious and light interior with full standing headroom throughout.  The minimalist style of white painted flat panels, varnished mouldings, framing and planking complements the teak and holly sole giving an elegant and attractive feel.  In the forepeak, double berth accessed through a circular bulkhead with large changing area and access to the chain locker.  Curtain to bulkhead to sleeping cabin with two single berths with removable pipe cots over.  In saloon, L shaped dinette to starboard with settee berth opposite.  Coal fired cabin stove.  Galley to starboard with SMEV four burner gimballed gas cooker with oven and grill.  Twin stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressurised water system.  Manual fresh and seawater pumps.  Water heated by Morco gas boiler.  Coolmatic 12 volt refrigerator.  Separate heads compartment with marine WC, shower and washbasin.  Chart table to starboard by the companionway wioth quarter berths to port and starboard.  Electric lighting throughout complemented with gimballed oil lamps.  Blue upholstery.  The simple, straightforward layout gives space and comfort whilst remaining practical and useable by up to ten crew.

Mechanical Systems

Located under the cockpit, Volvo Penta 2040 three cylinder 40hp diesel engine, installed new in 2002.  Freshwater cooled.  Saildrive to four bladed folding propeller.  30 gallon fuel capacity in stainless steel tank.  Approximately 200 mile range at 7 knot cruising speed.  Single lever control.

Electrical Systems
  • 3 x 12 volt batteries
  • Alternator charging
Spars & Sails

Fractionally rigged sloop.  Aluminium mast and boom by Nordic Masts, 2004.  The spars are painted to simulate wood, in keeping with her traditional style.  Stainless steel standing rigging, 2004.  Backstay tensioner.  Terylene running rigging, 2004.  Slab reefing fully battened mainsail with Frederiksen luff cars.  Stackpack lazyjacks system with Park Avenue boom.  Headsail furling system with below deck drum and self tacking arrangement.  Lines led aft to cockpit.  Two Andersen self tailing primary sheet winches.  Navtec hydraulic rod kicker.

All sails by Quantum Sails:

  • Mainsail  -  fully battened  -  Vectran  -  2004  -  excellent
  • Jib  -  self tacking  -  Vectran  -  2004  -  excellent
  • Storm jib  -  2001  -  excellent
  • Cruising chute  -  2001  -  excellent
Deck Equipment
  • CQR anchor with chain with pivoting launch/stowage system
  • Manual anchor windlass
  • Kedge anchor
  • Twin samson posts
  • Two stainless steel Dorade ventilators
  • Teak coachroof grabrails
  • Sailcover
  • Stainless steel stanchions and guardwires
  • Guardwire gates port and starboard
  • Boarding ladder
  • Twin samson posts aft
  • Various warps and fenders
Navigation Equipment
  • Plastimo steering compass
  • B&G depth, boatspeed and log, windspeed and direction
  • Simrad DSC VHF radio
  • Simrad autopilot
  • Masthead and deck level navigation lights
  • Windex
Safety Equipment
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Jackstays
  • Harness attachment eyes in cockpit
  • Foghorn
  • Plastimo 8 man liferaft
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Two electric bilge pumps
  • Deck light
Additional Equipment
  • Custom built winter storage cradle
  • Full overall winter cover
  • Inflatable dinghy with outboard engine

Designed by her Naval Architect owner and completed in 2001.  Farrow and Chambers of Grimsby were the consultant experts and the construction was overseen by Paul Stevens, a respected local surveyor.  The hull is epoxy cold moulded Cedar strip with Mahogany laminations on laminated Douglas Fir frames, finished with Epifanes two-pack varnish.  Teak laid decks bonded on marine plywood with varnished Mahogany superstructure and non-slip paint to coachroof.  Fin keel with lead bulb.  Aft self draining cockpit.  Skeg hung rudder.  Tiller steering.  

Additional Comments

A beautiful yacht, conceived by her Naval Architect owner to his own specification and built by local craftsmen.  She completely fulfils his original brief of being easy and fun to sail, whilst remaining simple and straightforward to use and maintain.  She attracts admiring attention wherever she sails and is only for sale as the owner has a new project on the drawing board.


The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

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