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Birchwood 29 Sedan

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Boat REF# 235036
Sold / Unavailable
Length 29'1"
Year 1978
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 150hp, Ford Mercraft (1978)
Lying Medway, Kent


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Extra Details

Designer Birchwood Boats LTD
Builder Birchwood Boats LTD
Lying Medway, Kent
Fuel capacity 100.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 75.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 02/04/2014


Engine 1 x diesel 150hp
Engine make and model Ford Mercraft (1978)
Engine Hours engine1:   804
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.3 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 9 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots

Note the engine sounds lovely. She was reconditioned in 1999 and has recorded 804 hours since according to the owner. He has serviced her and you will see by the photos and video she looks good and sounds good.


Length 29'1"
Beam 10'5"
Draft Min 3'0"
Draft Max 3'6"
Airdraft 9'6"
Displacement 4,000.7lbs
Headroom 5'11"
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

This spacious cruiser which features an aft cockpit and enclosed wheelhouse uses the whole boat as cabin space. This design allows 4 berths in 2 cabins with sedan doors in the wheelhouse area. The medium V hull and three quarter length keel allows for easy slow speed handling. The engine installation varies between twin and single petrol and diesel engines, some shaft driven, and others outdriven. Birchwood boats also produced an aft cabin design to. The design combines a sharp V-bow entry. A moulded keel with a long, flat well Vee'd run aft to produce planing.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

The interior of this vessels shows that the owners seem to have looked after this vessel over the years. The interior teak looks well maintained and adds a warmth to this robust boat. Light airy and well appointed. She does not smell at all musty.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Fish Finder tick

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

Electric Lofrans windlass
1 anchors
0'0" of chain
Good meaty deck gear including Lofrans electric windlass. There are good side decks with non-slip finish.

Safety Equipment

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Fire extinguishers - not tested. Note this vessel has a BSS and gas certificate valid until 2020.

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
This is a suberb looking Birchwood 29 that appears to have been loved by her owners. She has a great looking semi-displacement hull and was built when the emphasis was on strength as well as performance. Her interior woodwork looks to have a good lustre too. She is ideal for families who want to enjoy cruising and would make an excellent boat for either the seasoned sailor or a newcomer.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Birchwood 29 Sedan has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Medway. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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