Mark Cameron Yachts

Curtis & Pape 27' Launch




Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelCurtis & Pape 27' Launch
NameSarah Hope III
DesignerAlan Pape
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionCarvel planked, Larch on Oak. Round bilged.


EngineMain - Yanmar 4JH3E, 56hp marine diesel engine. Wing - Yanmar 3GM30
Engine Hours717
Fuel Capacity270l



An eye-pleasing traditionally built, Larch on Oak launch from the revered Curtis and Pape yard. Extensively refitted in 2012/13, including:

Full hull re-caulking.

Sister frames fitted in way of working deck.
New mahogany transom.
Full re-wiring.

Originally built as an inshore creel boat she benefits from a large open aft cockpit with bench seating. The forward wheelhouse spans the full width of the hull with seating for a helmsman and crew. The engines are forward of the main bulkhead with bench seating in the focsole beyond.
Lying ashore in her own DanCover tent she is available for viewing by appointment in North Argyll.

Originally built for commercial operation as an inshore creel boat SARA HOPE III is constructed with an open deck aft, wheelhouse and engine all being located forward.
Carvel constructed hull.
Larch planking on Oak frames.
Mahogany top strake and toerail.
Plywood foredeck, sheathed in glass.
Hull finished in single pack white gloss.
Decks finished in ivory non-slip deck paint.
Topstrake, toerail, superstructure and trims varnished.

The details below are lifted from the original construction drawings which are part of the boats papers. These may not be 'as built'.
Hull Structure:
Keel - Oak 7" x 5"
Stem - Oak 5" sided.
Sternpost & After Deadwood - Oak 5" sided.
Engine Beds - Oak 2" sided, moulded to plan.
Transom Knee - Oak 5" sided.
Stringers - Oak or Larch 21/2" x 11/4" in two lengths.
Floors - Oak 2" moulded, 3" at throat.
Timbers - Oak 11/2" x 7/8ths", steam bent at 6" centres.
Planking - Red pine 11/8"
Transom - Mahogany 11/4"
Rudder - Elm 11/4" moulded to plan.
Beams - Oak 3" x 2"
Beamshelf & Gunwhale - Oak or Larch 3" x 11/4"
Main Deck Planking - 3" x 1" red pine
Wheelhouse Deck / Foredeck - 3/8ths" Marine ply.
Bulkheads - 5"x7/8ths" T&G Red Pine.

Hull planking and structural timbers strip of paint.
Hull seams re-caulked above and below waterline.
Sister timbers fitted in way of cracked and damaged timbers around working deck aft.
New mahogany transom made and fitted.
New plywood aft deck fitted and sheathed with GRP
New tabernacle fabricated and fitted.
Wheelhouse dismantled.
Foredeck stripped.
Sections of foredeck re-planked before being sheathed with GRP.
Wheelhouse rebuilt - new opening window forward, new bulkhead, new sides and roof. New mahogany doors.
New engine box fabricated.
New battery boxes fabricated.
Mast and boom stripped and re-varnished.
Boat 12vDC system re-wired.
New fuel systems installed for both engines
New exhaust systems installed.
Boat completely re-painted.

A traditionally constructed inshore creel boat SARA HOPE III has a traditional carvel hull shape. Narrow entry forward with a narrow beam and nipped in transom with a round bilge. She is easily driven producing little in the way of a wake.
A raised foredeck forward finished in ivory deck paint. Varnished mahogany toerail running the length of the deck outboard. Centrally located deck hatch forward on a varnished mahogany plinth. Electric windlass controlled from an on-deck remote or at the helm, self-stowing the anchor in the port bow roller.
The mahogany wheelhouse has four glazed windows forward with the central, port window opening. Windows in the sides and aft provide excellent vision around the boat. Inside the wheelhouse to starboard is the helm station with helmsman's seat, wheel and dual engine controls. The ships switch panel is mounted overhead. A second seating unit is provided outboard to port.
Access to the foc'sole is via two sliding hatches on port and starboard sides of the main wheelhouse bulkhead. The engine box is located immediately forward of the bulkhead. Bench seating is provided port and starboard forward of the engine box.
The after deck is open and free of obstructions. Access to the bilge provided by lifting boards along the centre line. Mahogany slatted bench seating is provided outboard port and starboard and across the transom.

Bower Anchor - 15kg CQR (2012) on chain (15m)/warp (30m) rode.
Electric Windlass - Quick Hector deck mounted windlass with chain gypsy. Plug in remote control forward with additional control switch at helm. (2012)
Electric Capstan - CJ Eng. Alloy drum, electric capstan. Mounted on starboard gunwale.
Mooring Warps - Selection.
Fenders - Selection.

Designed for commercial operation the engines are mounted forward of main wheelhouse bulkhead. During the 2012 refit the engine box was re-manufactured with new sound insulation installed. The box dismantles to allow full access around both engines.
Main Engine:
Yanmar 4JH3E, 56hp marine diesel engine.
4 cylinder, direct injection, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Kanzaki mechanical marine gearbox.
55Ah alternator.
Recorded Running Hours - 717 @ November 2018
Conventional shaft type sterngear, with plummer blocks to support shaft.
Stuffing gland type sterngland with remote greaser.
Engine professionally serviced annually.
Port Wing Engine:
Yanmar 3GM30
3 cylinder, direct injection, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Kanzaki mechnical marine gearbox.
55Ah alternator.
Recorded Running Hours - 274 @ November 2018
Conventional shaft type sterngear, with plummer blocks to support shaft.
Stuffing gland type sterngland with remote greaser.
Engine professionally serviced annually.

Chain and cable steering system.
Stainless steel tiller fitted directly to rudder.

During the re-fit works in 2012 the boat was professionally re-wired, including the installation of a new central switch panel overhead in the wheelhouse.
Ships Batteries:
Batteries Bank 1 - 2x 12v, lead acid (2012)
Battery Bank 2 - 1x 12v, lead acid (2012)
Battery Bank 3 - 1x 12v, lead acid (2012)
Sterling Pro-Split R Alternator charge splitter.
Solara SM60 Solar panel with Solara SR60 regulator.

Manual Bilge Pump - Whale Gusher 10
Electric Bilge Pump - x3 Rule 12v Forward, Midships & Aft. All with manual & auto switching.
Deck Wash Pump - Flojet 12v pump.
Searchlight - Jabsco remote control searchlight, mounted on wheelhouse roof.
Deck Flood Light
Windscreen Wiper - Vetus with stainless steel pantograph arms.
Yard Trailer - Single axle, unbraked, for tractor.

Garmin 451S Plotter with sonar. (2012)
Garmin bronze thru-hull fish finder transducer. (2012)
Simrad RD68 DSCVHF (2012)

Built for commercial use originally the boat is rigged with a mizzen steadying sail.
Single spruce mast with a fixed boom.
Mast tabernacle offset to port.
Standing rigging of 7x7 stainless steel wire, tensioned with lashings.
Loose footed mizzen sail, canvas, lightly used.
The mast can be easily stepped or unstepped by hand.

Cockpit Cover - Beige canvas
Windscreen Cover - Beige canvas. Owen Sails 2013.

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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