Mersey Beat is in good condition and has been well cared for in recent years. A new 14 HP Beta engine was installed in December 2012. The engine has only been used for about 200 hours.
The boat was out of the water for two years during 2014-2016 so that the hull could dry out. The keels were removed and rebedded and the bilges were strengthened by the addition of several layers of GRP on the inside of the hull. The boat is now strong and water tight.
The boat is fully equipped and includes the following: Rowsell Genoa (refurbished and U/V strip replaced), Lucas & Son Jib No 1 (U/V strip replaced), Jeckells Main sail, Rockall Cruising chute, Lazy jacks, Slab reefing with lines leading back to the cockpit, Canvas main sail cover, Boom and cockpit canvas sun/rain cover, Silva DSC radio in cabin, Pacific hand held VHF radio, Garmin 5″ chart plotter, Magellan hand held GPS, Nasa echo sounder, Navico tiller pilot, Gimballed compass in cockpit, Two anchors (CQR and claw), 25m of anchor chain plus 20m of polyester anchor warp, Ball and cone set, Bow fender and side fenders, Mooring lines, Manual bilge pump, Shore 240V power lines and connectors, 10W solar panel, Clock and barometer in cabin, Kenwood FM radio and stereo speakers in main cabin, Taylor two burner paraffin stove, Two fire extinguishers, one fire blanket, Jabsco marine toilet, 2.3m WavEco inflatable dinghy (as new), Honda 4 stroke 2.3 HP outboard, 4 life jackets (2 as new) plus 2 buoyancy jackets, 2 safety lines and clips, Outboard bracket and boarding ladder on transom.
Mersey Beat is ready to sail away. She was serviced in May 2019 when the hull was cleaned and antifouled. The toilet, DSC radio and echo sounder were all replaced recently. She is probably unique in the Pageant/Centaur family as she has forward facing portholes in the fore cabin.
The Taylors paraffin stove is extremely efficient and safe; they cost about £2,000 when new. The 2.3m WavEco inflatable dinghy has never been used. The 2.3 HP Honda outboard will push the boat at 3 knots and could be used to get to port if there was a problem with the inboard.
Photographs and a video can be viewed on the boat’s website:
Mersey Beat is for sale due to retirement from sailing.