Mark Cameron Yachts

Channel Island 22


Well presented with great inventory for cruising.



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelChannel Island 22
NameBilly Blue
DesignerAlan Buchanan
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP semi-displacement with hardwood sprayrail


Engine2x Volvo Penta 2003T, 43hp, marine diesel engine. 3 cylinder, turbocharged, indirectly cooled. Volvo Penta MS2B reversing marine gearbox.
Engine Hours1100
Max Speed29.632kph


Drinking Water Capacity55l


Built by Silva Yates Plastics in Jersey to an Alan Buchanan design, the Channel Island 22 is a very popular workmanlike boat. She is easily handled and is especially noted for her sturdy sea-keeping abilities. An ideal small coastal cruiser: tough, fun, safe and capable.
BILLY BLUEis a later example of the
Channel Island 22 class built in 1989 with the twin-engine configuration. In recent ownerships she has benefitted from significant upgrading and refitting; highlights including:
Professional osmosis treatment in 2010

Topsides professionally repainted with two-pack paint in 2010
Rewired shore power system in marine-grade tinned cable and a galvanic isolator in 2018.
Tubular davits fitted in 2017.
Wallas paraffin fired galley stove / cabin heater fitted in 2016.

Wintering ashore she is available to view by prior arrangement ahead of her launching for the 2020 season in mid-April.



Single piece GRP moulded hull with a modest skeg.
Traditional heavyweight, hand consolidated GRP laminate.
Plywood formed internal structural members fully glassed to hull.
Plywood bulkheads are glassed to hull and deckhead.
Hardwood sprayrail forward.
Professional full osmosis treatment (2010)
Two-pack paint finish to topsides (2010)

Single piece GRP moulded deck incorporating coachroof, wheelhouse and cockpit coamings.
Alloy framed glass portlights and windscreen.
White painted finish to coachroof and wheelhouse.
Painted grey non-slip panels on side decks.

Stainless steel pulpit rail.
Single stainless steel bow roller.
Alloy fairleads and cleats mounted on port and starboard sides forward.
Low profile anchor windlass.
Substantial stainless steel samson post mounted centrally. (2017)
Hardwood grabrails mounted on outboard edges of coachroof and wheelhouse.
Lower level stainless steel grabrail on wheelhouse side.
Alloy midships and aft mooring cleats port and starboard.
Hardwood trims around aft end of wheelhouse with grab handles to assist access forward.
Open cockpit aft of wheelhouse with moulded coamings around sides and across transom.
Bench seating spanning aft end of cockpit with access to steering gear and fuel tanks below seat and behind seat back.
Moulded engine boxes port and starboard form single aft-facing seats.
Helm and navigators seating provided on port and starboard engine boxes forward.
Helm station and engine control panels to port.

Bower Anchor - 6kg Rocna anchor (2018) on 30m chain rode.
Kedge Anchor - Danforth type anchor with chain/rope rode.
Electric Windlass - Simpson Lawrence windlass operated by plug-in remote control, sockets on foredeck or at helm station.
Mooring Warps - Selection
Fenders – Selection

Depth - Autohelm ST50 Tri-data system
Log - Autohelm ST50 Tri-data system
Plotter - Garmin GPS451
VHF - Icom IC-M323 DSC VHF, with integral GPS. (2016)
Magnetic Compass - Plastimo Offshore 90
Hand Bearing Magnetic Compass - Plastimo Iris 50

Shore Power System - Hardwired, RCD protected system fully re-wired in 2018 with new sockets and marine-grade tinned cable.
Galvanic Isolator (2018)
Port Engine Battery - 1x 12v, 105Ah, lead acid. Serves as house battery also. (2019)
Starboard Engine Battery - 1x 12v, 120Ah, lead acid.
Battery Monitor - NASA BM-1, set to read port engine battery statistics and starboard battery voltage. (2018)
Battery Charger - Sterling four-step smart charger.

Fresh Water System - Low pressure, electrically pump, cold water only system. Single 55ltr capacity tank. Faucets in galley and heads.
Galley Stove - Wallas 800t parafin fired hotplate type stove. Electric ignition and controls. (2016).
Heating - Wallas heater hood for galley stove. With the stove switched on and the heater hood closed, warm air is blown around the cabin. (2016)
Heads - Jabsco manual marine toilet.

Bi-fold companionway door providing access from cockpit.
Bench settees forward, port and starboard joining at bow.
Settees forming single bunks or a large double with infill panel in place.
Shelves running the length of the settees outboard.
Removable saloon table fitting between settees.
Compact galley area aft to starboard.
Galley unit with fold-down top, extending worksurface forward.
Stainless steel sink forward.
Paraffin stove aft.
Storage lockers beneath worksurface with bin lockers outboard.
Heads compartment to port.
Inboard facing manual marine toilet at forward end of heads compartment
GRP moulded corner wash hand basin at aft end outboard.



Volvo Penta 2003T, 43hp, marine diesel engine.
3 cylinder, turbocharged, indirectly cooled.
Volvo Penta MS2B reversing marine gearbox.
Single lever morse controls.
50amp alternator
Engine fully winterised and serviced in autumn 2019.
Engine hours reported at approximately 1100 hours, autumn 2019.

Volvo Penta 2003T, 43hp, marine diesel engine.
3 cylinder, turbocharged, indirectly cooled.
Volvo Penta MS2B reversing marine gearbox.
Single lever morse controls.
50amp alternator
Engine fully winterised and serviced in autumn 2019.
Engine hours reported at approximately 1100 hours, autumn 2019.

Both engines driving through conventional stainless steel shafts.
Conventional stuffing type sternglands.
Bronze P-brackets.
Ambassador 'STRIPPER' type rope cutters fitted to both shafts.
Port cutlass bearing replaced 2019. Starboard cutlass bearing replaced 2015.

Two independent fuel tanks each of approximately 135ltr capacity.
Tanks supply one engine only, completely independent of the other tank.
Primary fuel filter with water trap on supply for each engine.
Analogue fuel gauge on the control panel, reading both tanks via a selector switch.

Two cast bronze spade type rudders.
Drag link connecting both rudders to hydraulic steering system.
Single, double-acting hydraulic steering ram.
Full custom made emergency steering system including steel tiller and hydraulic system pressure relief valve

Manual Bilge Pump - In cockpit
Electric Bilge Pump - With manual and auto-switching.
Emergency Bilge Pump - Portable stirrup type pump.
Cockpit Tent - Fitted tent with windows port, starboard and aft. Roll up panels in both sides and aft.
Cushions - Fitted cushions for cockpit aft seating.
Cockpit Table - Saloon table can be used in cockpit also.
Windscreen Wipers - Both forward windscreens with screen washers.
Tender - Bombard AX2 inflatable dinghy.
Davits - Plastimo stainless steel tubular davits. (2017)
Boarding Ladder - Transom mounted.
Beaching Legs - Heavy timber items.

Horseshoe Lifebuoy - Plastimo
Fire Extinguishers - Automatic units in each engine box. Dry powder hand-held unit in cockpit.
Fire Blanket
Carbon Monoxide Alarm.

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their 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 for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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