A timeless classic.
She was called a sharkfisher as it was the first ship that could haul the fish onboard directly without launching small boats to surround the catch.
Owners have medical issues which precludes them from sailing anymore.
Their loss is your gain?
Pax Nostrum,known in Denmark as a sharkfisher was built in 1928 and is 19 metres on deck with a further 5 metres of liftable bowsprit.
Carefully and lovingly refurbished by the current owners over 20 years, although most of the major work has been done in the last 12 years.
Currently she is on the hard standing in Peake Yachts,Chaguaramus,Trinidad,West Indies, having sailed Pax from Portugal, via Gibraltar, Lanzarote,Cape Verde's, Barbados,Bequai ,Carriacou and Grenada.
We departed in January this year,consequently she is all set to continue ocean sailing.
To see Pax sailing look on utube at paulonpax there are 2 videos of us sailing her from Gibraltar to Almerimar in Nov 2014, please make sure you select Pax sailing and Pax sailing pt2; there is also one on there under pax sailing, it is short and from 2009 so not so up to date.
Electrical - 12v and 24v battery charger and banks; completely rewired throughout with double 220v ringmain; 24v and 220v lighting ,plus led lighting in heads,galley and hold; v fridge; 24v headspump;24v sweetwater pump for H/C water system; 24v nav lights; 12v system- gps,radar, stereo, DVD/TV, Navtex, etc..; Solar panels supplying 24v and 12v systems; Wind Bugger generator charging 12v system. 220v immersion heater.
Pax history available on request.
The current owners have sailed extensively during the past 10 years, including from Gib to The Channel Islands, around the Med and atlantic as far as S Morrocco, the Canaries and Madeira.
6 cylinder diesel, electric start. some spares onboard. Gardner 6LX which we completely stripped,reconditioned and rebuilt before installing in 2007.
Oak on oak, she was fibreglass sheathed in 1981. This coating was removed in 2006, revealing little rot. After replacing the necessary planks, she was then splined with softwood before the hull was carefully prepared and a new coat of fibreglass applied; this was done by the current owners who ensured the fibreglass/wood bond was complete both physically and chemically. 6layers of chopstrand mat plus top lsyer of tissue on hull,doubked up on keel and 15 layers on bow, The same was done to the deck but 3layers of mat ensuring a watertight boat.
She was lifted in October,2017, when we stripped the old antifoul paint off, cleaned and put on a new primer coat; followed by antifouling. We lifted her in November this year, so she is currently out of the water.
We replaced the main mast rigging and bowsprit shrouds in late 2017. Also a very accomplished ex fishing skipper reconstructed the bowsprit netting and refixed it to the new shrouds.
More new stuff also in Spars and sails.
Deck level saloon/galley with 4 ring hob and oven, 220v fridge, seating[ bunk], double sink with h/c pressurized water system and sweet water foot pump.220v immersion heater.Dvd player, stereo etc..
Deck level heads with sink, shower and 24v flushing toilet; 24v pressurized h/c water system, footpump to sink.
Recently completed insulating , wood panelling and varnishing the walls and ceiling in the galley and heads. Also installed LEDs
24v and 220v lighting throughout
Below decks 2 fore cabins with 6 berths and large hold with owner's double and 2 single berths of providing a large space to accommodate more cabins /saloon/workshop. etc..
Completely rewired providing a double ringmain around the complete interior,
Pax is extremely spacious and would make an excellent movable family home. She is currently a lovely liveaboard boat.
Actually when we bought her in 1992 she was a hostel in Gibraltar which we kept her as for a while,housing 13 people!!
Anchors - 2 x 50k CQR
60k and 30k fishermans; plus45m chain and 100m warp.
Windlass on foredeck- original 2 gear .
Aux winch on stern
2 large removable davits on port side
S/s boarding ladder
original steering wheel and gear
2handy billies,large and small
2 mainsails [red gaff]
1 mizzen [red gaff]
2 riding mizzens
1 storm jib
New 10 man liferaft,solas B purchased Dec 2018, wiq th indate certificate
New Globalfix V4. 406 GPS EPIRB purchased Dec 2018
Ratlines on rigging for main and mizzenmast masts
harnesses and lifelines
9 fire extinguishers