Seamaster 813 – A Classic GRP Motor Cruiser
This inspection was for insurance purposes and we were therefore more concerned with ‘insurance risk’ factors than with structural / operational items, these being covered in greater detail under the popular pre purchase survey
This boat, viewed at Waterside Marine Sales (Herbert Woods) at Potter Heigham was a good example of a Seamaster 813. She displayed fair wear and tear and general deterioration and bit of rust in some places but nothing alarming for a 36 year old GRP boat being commensurate with age
The vessel enjoys easy access to the aft cockpit, being level and therefore easily accessible from most quay headings around the Norfolk’s Broads. No need to ‘bend yourself in four’ to get on board, just step straight into the large aft cockpit
The helm station has been kept very simple and easy to use and the interior comprise a good double bed in the front with a decent sitting area / galley. A nice river going boat.
Easy aft access Decent / wide side decks
There were several important items in respect of insurance being – Bilge pump satisfactory operation, Redundant seacocks not properly secured, and the security of the propeller fixing – not a nice feeling when your prop drops off in the mud
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