1962 Holman 31

Price

£5,000

Year

1962

Length

31 ft (9.45m)

Location

Shotley

Description

Specification

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Basic Boat Information

Make

Holman

Model

31

Price

£5,000

Condition

Used

Year

1962

Construction

Wood

Keel Type

Full Keel

Dimensions

Length

31 ft

Length Overall

31 ft

Beam

9 ft

Displacement

6,650 kg

Engines/Speed

Engines

1

Engine Make

Yanmar

Engine Model

2GM20

Drive

Direct

Fuel

diesel

Engine Power

18 horsepower

Type

Inboard

Tanks

Fuel Tanks

1

Fuel Tank Capacity

45 l

Water Tanks

1

Water Tank Capacity

60 l

Accommodation

Offering up to 4 berths in a traditional layout. Up forward is a double V berth with a deck opening hatch. Moving aft you have the heads compartment with a Jabsco marine toilet, holding tank. In the saloon there are two single settee berths either side of a fixed double drop leaved table. Good stowage behind and around the saloon. In the starboard quarter there is the galley with a stainless steel sink with manually pumped fresh water. Plastimo Neptune 2000 gas cooker with two burners and grill. Opposite in the port quarter in the chart table with instruments and a coolbox. 60litre fresh water capacity. 5ft10 headroom.

Mechanical Systems

Located under the companionway stairs is the Yanmar 2GM20 marine diesel engine. 2 cylinders, 18hp, freshwater cooled via a heat exchanger. Shaft driven to a fixed three bladed propeller. Single lever controls. Approximately 45 litre fuel tank. Last serviced end of last season by Shotley Marina. New engine mounts in 2022.

Electrical Systems
  • 12 volt domestic battery
  • 12 volt engine start battery
  • Alternator charging
  • Wind generator
Spars & Sails

Masthead rigged Bermudan Sloop. Deck stepped alloy mast by Proctors. Alloy boom by Sailspar. Alloy spinnaker pole. Stainless steel standing rigging (2019). Terylene running rigging. Four sheet winches. Three halyard winches. Slab reefed mainsail. Sailspar headsail furling system.

  • Mainsail - Gowen - 2005
  • Genoa - Gowen - 2006
  • Jib - Gowen 
  • Tri-radial spinnaker - Gowen 
Deck Equipment
  • Plough anchor with chain
  • Kedge anchor
  • Manual anchor windlass
  • Lifeline gates
  • Blue mainsail cover
  • Blue sprayhood
  • Various fenders and warps
  • Inflatable dinghy
  • Full winter cover
  • Boom crutch
Navigation Equipment
  • Plastimo steering compass
  • NASA depth instrument
  • NASA speed & log instrument
  • SIMRAD VHF
  • Garmin GPS (plus spare)
  • Raymarine autopilot (2022)
Safety Equipment
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Jackstays
  • Various lifejackets
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump
Construction and History

Bright Morning was designed by Kim Holman. She was built by Tucker Brown yacht Builders in Burnham on Crouch in 1962. Painted white mahogany carvel planking on steamed oak timbers. Copper fastenings. Long keel with a bolt on lead ballast. Keel hung rudder. Blue plywood decks. Varnished coach roof. Teak grabrails. 

Considerable works commensurate with a boat of this age were undertaken by previous owners (2006-2012) including: New welsh rock elm floors amidships replacing original galvanised steel straps, also beneath pillars supporting deck-mounted mast step integrated into bulkheads. Some new steamed oak timbers and fastenings forward of the mast starboard side and new hanging knees and repairs to deck beam and deck immediately aft of forehatch. New stainless steel keel bolts. New drive shaft, propeller and deep sea gland, new seacocks. 

Bright Morning was commission by Richard Bird as a 21st birthday present for his son John. The boat remained in John’s ownership for 45 years and has only had two other owners since. Throughout the period the boat was in John Bird’s ownership it was kept under cover every winter and has since been fully covered during the winter under the current ownership, consequently it is in very good structural condition for a wooden vessel of this age.

DISCLAIMER

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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