Designed as a wheelhouse fishing boat, the Starfish 8m is ideal for angling, coastal cruising or just weekending. A semi-displacement design, this seaworthy craft can manage a top speed of 20 knots when required, but is happy cruising at an economical 12 knots. Built by her present owner to a high standard, Manatee is ready to go.
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The simple accommodation offers two berths. In the forepeak, there is a V berth with infill and stowage under. There is no WC but it would be simple to fit a marine toilet if required. Step up to wheelhouse with helm to port and settee opposite. Galley to starboard. Two burner gas hob with grill. Stainless steel sink with manually pumped water supply. Eberspacher diesel fired hot air central heating. Radio/CD player.
Located in cockpit under insulated cover, Yanmar 4LHA-STE four cylinder 225hp turbocharged marine diesel engine. 520 hours running time from new. Electric start. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive to four bladed propeller. 283 litre fuel capacity in twin stainless steel tanks. Single lever control. 12 - 16 knot cruising speed with a top speed of 20 knots. Firetrace automatic fire prevention system.
Completed in 2003 by the owner to a high standard on professional mouldings by Corvette Marine. Blue painted GRP semi-displacement hull with spray rails and rubbing strakes. Varnished toe rail. White GRP superstructure with non-slip painted deck. Aft self draining cockpit. Long keel with keel hung rudder. Wheel steering. The hull was epoxy coated from new with International Gel Shield.
Completed by the owner to a high standard on professionally built mouldings, Manatee is a characterful and comfortable motor cruiser. The large deep cockpit is ideal for angling, or just lazing around and entertaining, and there is enough accommodation to get out of the weather with her well fitted saloon. There is a double berth forward for weekending and the addition of a marine toilet would make her suitable for coastal cruising. The semi-displacement hull form is the ultimate in seakeeping ability and allows economical cruising at 12 knots, with a top speed of 20 knots to get you home ahead of any bad weather. A delightful craft that has only been lightly used and is ready to launch.
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