Planking: Pine, carvel approx 3 cm Frames: Acacia grown, 5*8cm. Spacing 35 cm. Fastenings: Bronze screws and copper nails Deck: Teak (1 inch) on ply. Coach-roof coamings: Mahogny, varnished. Bronze portholes. Coach-roof deck: Ply, painted. Ballast: Iron keel + approx 1500 kg internal ballast led bars. Keel bolts: Iron, half of the number of bolts were replaced for A2 stainless in 2007. Cock-pit: Self-draining. ( Seats up to 8 persons) Steering: Tiller. Solid Iroko rudder. Deck fittings: Bronze
please see sketch and photos. Notable features of the cabin: Saloon fold down table and sofas sits 6 persons. 2 meters of headspace in cabin. Lots of space in lockers and storage. Navigation table with room for many charts etc. Solid mahogany superstructure
Mast: Keel stepped, solid pitch-pine, varnished. Boom and gaff: Solid pitch-pine, varnished. Bowsprit: solid pitch-pine varnished. Head-sail boom: built, painted. Running-sails booms: built, painted. Standing rigging: Stainless steel Age: 10 years Rigging screws: Stainless/bronze. Chain plates: Internal, stainless Back-stays: Running Winches: 2 mounted on mast, 2 on boom, 2 in Cock-pit (All Lewmar).
Sails. Main (2004) , 2 running, 2 stay headsails (2005), 1 stay storm sail, 1 stay genuas, 2 flying jibs, 1 drifter, 1 topsail, 1 trysail. All in good to average condition. Maker: Lee, Hongkong Main sail area 418 sq ft. Bronze Roller furling gear for jibs.
Perkins Type 4.108 HP 48 No. of Cyl. 4 Year 1991 Gearbox: TMP Propeller: Centre-line, 4 blades Speed: Cruising 5 knots Fuel tank: Capacity. 210 litres, Material. Galvanised from 2007. Engine start: Electric Gauges: Rev counter,oil pressure,temp,audible alarm. Batteries: 1 starter, 2 house, total 300 amp hours. Shore power connection. Solar panels. Electrics: 12v/ 220v Generator: 5hp Honda 2.5 KVA, Petrol. 2007.
Notes on machinery: Fuel pump serviced 2006. Ocean sealed shaft. Alignment adjusted and cutlass bearing replaced in 2008. Lots of engine spares. Engine in good condition.
OTHER EQUIPMENT. Dinghy: GRP 2.5m 2005 Spray-hood 2008, aluminium frames Sail covers: 2008 Many warps and lots of rigging spare-parts etc.
WC: Lavac sea toilet, manual pump Hot water system: no 170 litre water tank, galvanised, 2007. Galley cooker: Vanessa Flavel, butane/propane. Galley sink: stainless, foot pump. Cabin heater: Paraffin 60 litre, 12v fridge with freezer, Danfoss compressor.
History/Comments from Owner
History of the yacht/comments from Owner: NAIM was recovered from Alexandria, Egypt in the mid 1960s by her previous owners the late Mr Emerick Thomas of Wales a Commodore of the SSCA and Ingrid Allugren of Sweden. Using local craftsmen they replaced her keel and planking at site in Aleshi, Alexandria. With that done they sailed her to Cyprus where she was to undergo extensive renovations that included a new teak deck, a modern designed mahogany coach house and cockpit, new rails and garboards, mast and spars etc. This major job was done by master carpenters using traditional methods and the finest materials. This job is documented in a large number and photographs. Not until 1974 was Naim ready to get back into the water. Being registered in Milford Haven Naim, despite her being converted to cruising yacht still did ( and do) look and very much the Bristol channel Pilot cutters. One might wonder what she was originally built for. The shipspapers says she was built in 1950, and the little information there are says that she use to be a pleasure yacht for an Egyptian banker named 'Naim'. This still remains a mystery and there have been many speculations about her origins (My own guess is that the boat was built much earlier than 1950). At 46 feet and 14 tons she is the ideal size for a strong and seaworthy sailing boat easy enough to be handled by two people. Proven for as hundreds of thousands nm on the Atlantic, Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Naim is perhaps one of the few cruising woodenboats afloat that can show such an extensive record. After 30 years of serving her saviours Naim was passed on to us in 2004. We had her in a ready to sail condition and after some trails to get to know the boat and gaff rig we left Cyprus to sail the Mediterranean for two long summers. Soon we got used to be admired and envied in every harbour. In 2007, now in Portugal, we started to see too the attention she needed and deserved. The hull was scraped and repainted and some of the keelbolts needed to be replaced. All fastenings showing signs of wear, including the bronze rudder pins were refitted. New fuel and water tanks were installed and most important according to the results of a hull survey done by certified Ward&Mckensie surveyors, many of the akacia frames were replaced in where rot had been detected. This work was continued over more than a year and covered pretty much every part of the ship leaving Naim totally refitted and in a perfectly sound condition. Naim is rigged for cruising i.e her boom has been shortened and the mainsail has been reduced. The advantage of this is that it makes her easy enough to sail in most conditions. Still because of her narrow beam, sharp curved stern and well balanced rig and moderate displacement she a fast boat and a true joy to sail. Well, go for it !! We hope to find new owners who have the means and ambition enough to take on the privilege to own a classic boat like Naim.
All details are believed correct, but not guaranteed and do not form any part of any possible purchase agreement. A buyer should satisfy himself as to the condition of the vessel and her gear. A survey is always recommended