Ailsa Shipbuilding CLASSIC WATSON 80' | 1962

950,000 Tax Exempt | South of France France

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  • Make Ailsa Shipbuilding
  • Model CLASSIC WATSON 80'
  • Year 1962
  • LOA 82ft/25m
  • Class Heavy Displacement
  • Hull Steel
  • Engine Twin Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Flybridge
  • Berths 8
  • Cabins 5
  • Ancasta Ref 39575
  • Name Themara


Be part of the yachting history. Themara, designed by the Scottish naval architects G.L. Watson & Co. was built according to the traditional lines to Lloyds class by Ailsa Shipbuilding, Troon, Scotland in 1962. She was previously named La Bimba, Fair Lady, Atlantis of the Seven Seas, Morning Watch and Themara. This compact ocean-going yacht has a top speed of 11.0 knots and she boasts a maximum range of 4,000 NM when navigating at cruising speed, thanks to her twin Gardner diesel engines (now completely rebuilt). She has cruised extensively in all latitudes including a circumnavigation starting in 1988. She was also a support vessel for the filming of Luc Besson’s Atlantis. Her interior has been rebuilt completely using varnished mahogany, in a timeless style, with modern details added for comfort. The galley has been renewed to modern standards, in stainless steel with new appliances.

The wheelhouse is light with good visibility, the original windows restored, and all the instruments updated. The large sun deck is equipped with a modern hydraulic crane, and an outside seating area and pilot station. Themara is now anchored in Southern France, jus beside our office where considerable money has been spent on refitting her to a high standard of finish. A must see to fully appreciate all highly finished works undertaken over the last years.





Long range built by Ailsa Shipbuilding, Troon, Scotland in 1962
Designed by G.L WATSON & Co
Completly refitted during 5 years between 2017 and 2022.

Originally built ot Lloyd's class in 1962
Welded steel hull with riveted bullwarks
Aluminium and steel supertructure
4 watertights bulkheads

Steel and timber decks recently covered with teak

Length overall -------------------------------------80 ft 9 in / 24.6 m
Length deck -------------------------------------80 ft 9 in / 24.6 m
Length waterline------------------------------------73 ft 0 in / 22.25 m
Beam--------------------------------------------------20 ft 0 in / 6.1 m
Draft----------------------------------------------------8 ft 6 in / 2.6 m
Displacement----------------------------------------120 Tonnes




>> Completely rebuilt using varnished mahogany, in a timeless style, with modern details added for comfort.

Accommodation for 6 GUESTS and 3 CREW

- c 22 m²
- Accessed via triple door from aft deck
- Access to the master cabin below deck

- Companionway stair from saloon
- Lobby with locker
- Aft to master state room
- White painted v'd lining hull ceilings
- Oak sole
- Large hanging locker to starboard
- Entry to wc compartment to starboard fwd
- Table with bookshelves to starboard
- Seating area and shelves to port
- Double berth; stowage under
- Dressers port and starboard; locker over
- Bath/ shower compartment port fwd
- 2 x Chromed bronze opening ports port and starboard
- 2 x Bulkhead mounted lights
- Skylight in deckhead [TBC]
- Deckhead lights

- 1 x Door to starboard side deck

- All new in stainless steel
- Frigomar 230V + 24V custom fridges and freezers
- Whirlpool multi-function oven
- Kuppersbusch Induction hobs
- Miele dishwasher
- Deckhead lights

- Companionway stairs to starboard of wheelhouse

Aft to:
En-suite Double Guest Cabin to port; large hanging locker
- Varnished mahogany panelling to dado; white painted above
- White painted v'd lining hull ceilings
- Large hanging locker
- Dresser with drawers and lockers under
- Bulkhead cabinet
Twin Guest Cabin to starboard
- Varnished mahogany panelling to dado; white painted above
- White painted v'd lining hull ceilings
- Large hanging locker
- Dresser with drawers and lockers under
- Bulkhead cabinet

Fwd to:
- Captain’s Cabin to starboard; locker and desk
- Shower compartment with washbasin to port
- Day Toilet to port
- Twin berth crew cabin with locker

- Entry from port side deck and starboard corridor
- Ladder to Upper Deck
- Light with good visibility
- Original windows restored
- All instruments updated.

- Access port and starboard
- 4 x Wipers with washers
- Ship's Bell

- Aft of galley; accessed from port side door
- AC electrical panel; washing machine; drier (all new)

- Accessed from port side door

- Accessed from foredeck hatch

- Large table and seats
- Stair to upper deck
- Hatch to lazarette, shore power connection and steering flat
- Gate for passerelle access

- Attractive original bronze windows; some opening
- 3 x Leaf aft door access to saloon
- 2 x Doors to stbd accessing stbd corridor
- 4 x Doors to post to laundry room, engine room, galley, wheelhouse

- Forehatch to forepeak/ chain locker
- Data Hydraulic horizontal windlass (2014)
- Driven by PTO on the main generator
- 2 x Chain gipsies; 2 x warping drums
- 2 x Anchors 150kg each
- 2 x New 108 meter galvanized chains

- Flying Bridge
- Sun deck overhanging side decks and aft deck
- Seating/ stowage boxes
- Hydraulic crane
- Tender stowage



Main engines and drive train
- 2 x 6-Cyl Gardner 6L3B, 174 hp each (rebuilt 2014)
- Electric start; Hydromar electric telegraph
- Gardner engine control panels
- Original Gardner reduction gears and gearbox
- Propeller shafts and stern tube oil lubrication renewed by France Hélice
- Contra-rotating propellers
- Max: 10 knots
- Cruising: 9 knots - range 4000 nautical miles
- Halyard wet exhausts by Halyard
- Exit on each side above the waterline
- (Funnel is decorative and used for ventilation)

- Hydraulic electric/manual steering with 2 stations (wheelhouse + flying bridge)
- Activating the single rudder; hydraulic pump and oil tank are located in engine room
- Bowthruster - driven by PTO from main generator (2020)
- Windlass - driven by PTO from main generator (2014)
- 2 x Stabilizer fins activated by engine driven hydraulic pump (electronics not yet installed)
- Steelhead Marine crane at top deck. Capacity: 1500 kg

- 230/400V 3 phases AC 50Hz and 24 v DC
- Main electric panel in compartment above engine room (2020)
- Shore power isolation transformer 25 KVA.
- All electrical cabling and hydraulic pipework is new
- House battery: 24V 1640 Ah Sealed Lead Acid (gel) bank in engine room
- Charger/Inverter: Victron Multi+ 3 kW
- Separated engine and generator start batteries
- 2 x 400V Engine room ventilation fans

- No. 1: KOHLER 50 KVA, 2014, 4-cyl diesel 1500rpm
- Commissioned 2020; hours: 20
- No. 2: KOHLER 33 KVA, 2014, 4-cyl diesel 1500rpm
- Commissioned 2020; hours: 50

- Total 12,000 L
- 2 x tanks fwd of engine room; 1 x Day tank
- Tank tops renewed 2014
- Racor & Centrifuge filters all tanks
- All tanks equipped with fuel gauges

- Total 4000 L
- 3,000 L integrated in hull
- 1,000 L in stainless steel tank aft
- Gianneschi & Ramacciotti fresh water system
- 2 x Pumps (400 V and 24 V) located in engine room
- Hot Water: Electrical, 3 x 230 V boilers
- Tecma toilet system (3 units, 24V - new)

Black Water
- 1,000 L
Grey Water
- 1,000 L

- Climma; new; with chillers (80,000btu) installed in the engine room
- Air handlers with independent controls throughout the boat


- Steering compass.
- Koden radar
- PC Chart Plotter
- Simrad AP50 Autopilot
- Furuno GPS
- Furuno Navtex
- JRC Depth sounder
- Silva Nexus log

- Sailor VHF Radio
- Raytheon loudhailer
- CCTV: Aft deck and Engine Room

1 x Gianneschi & Ramacciotti 40mm 400V pump and an identical unit in 24V.

- Fixed extinguishing system by Seafire fitted in the engine room
- Extinguishers throughout the vessel.

Broker Comments

Designed by masters of ocean-going seaworthiness and efficiency in powered yachts, G.L. Watson & Co. Recent restoration and refit by a skilled and experienced Dutch-led team, makes her a very enticing package. Now this classic little ship is almost ready for more of the same, or simply exploring home waters, either for private pleasure or as a charter vessel: in even more comfort, with modern systems, and her original trusty and economic Gardner engines totally rebuilt.Timelss style.

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Ancasta are acting as brokers for the vendor who is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. These details are prepared from information provided by the vendor and are intended only as a guide to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute part of any contract.

A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and to have the vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor. Details are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Ancasta brokerages. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice. Please Note: where the vessel’s status shows as “Preliminary”, details of the vessel have not yet been confirmed by the Vendor.

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