Connoisseur 37 - A Large 2 berth boat - Review (#840)

Connoisseur 37     Features – A very nice boat for just two people      

A Pre Purchase Survey recently undertaken at Herbert Woods Potter Heigham. This boat started life as a hire boat in France being built by Porter & Haylett of Wroxham part of Hire Operators Le Boat (France)  Whom in turn are part of the much larger Tui Holiday Group

P1410990    P1410986

An interesting boat having been much changed from its hire days with the fitting of a very nice and practical kitchen in the bow.

P1420121    A large and practical kitchen (galley) in the bow

The master cabin is sited in the stern with a decent sized double bed that actually slides to become even larger, plus a separate shower and separate toilet to one

An unusual feature of the Connoisseur is the single side entrance which is easy to enter from large side decks.  Visibility when cruising is good in a large spacious saloon with a winch operated sliding roof for when the weather is good

The downside we found on this boat was what is most common in many boats that have been changed (modified) and that is the lack of access to systems and services plus bilge spaces etc etc

Hydraulic propulsion via a single diesel engine located in the transom, however as there was no bilge pump in this compartment deep trapped water was evident that needs to be drained asap

Again as in most boats that have spent time on inland waters such as the Norfolk Broads there was intermittent osmosis though not of great concern and not too extensive. All services are in good shape

More information, findings and practical recommendations for boat owners to follow in due course or call us to discuss

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