An attractive long-keeled cruising yacht from the board of Kim Holman, the Northney 34 has an elegant sheer and graceful lines. This excellent example was built in 1967 by Kemp & Pitt and fitted out to a high standard by Berthon Marine, Lymington. She has been beautifully maintained and continuously upgraded by experienced and knowledgeable owners and is presented for sale in ready-to-go condition. It is rare to find a classic craft of this era in such fine condition and we highly recommend viewing.
Viewing by appointment through our Suffolk Office 01473 659 681.
The accommodation offers up to five berths in two cabins with standing headroom throughout. There is good ventilation and plentiful stowage throughout the boat. In the forecabin, V berth with infill and stowage under. Opening hatch to deck. Separate heads compartment to port with marine toilet and washbasin. 50 litre holding tank (2006). Hanging locker opposite. In saloon, two settee berths. Fold-away saloon table. Taylors diesel fired cabin heater. Chart table to port with quarter berth behind and galley opposite. Nelson Spinflo two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven. Self draining gas locker for 4.5kg bottle. Gas system certified 2017. Stainless steel sink with manually pumped water supply. 130 litre freshwater capacity. Refrigerated coolbox. Radio/CD player.
Located under the companionway, Beta BD1005 three cylinder 28hp diesel engine, installed new in 2003. Electric start. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive to four bladed fixed pitch propeller via PSS drip-free stern seal. Single lever control. 55 litre fuel capacity in plastic tank (2006) giving approximately 175 mile range at 5 knot cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 6.5 knots. The engine was last serviced Spring 2019 when the cutless bearing and anodes were also renewed. The owner has a service history for the engine, but has kept no record of hours run. In June 2018 the engine had a new gearbox fitted following failure of the original PRM 80 box and last winter new engine mounts, propshaft, cutless bearing and exhaust hose/outlet were fitted.
Masthead rigged sloop. Anodised aluminium mast and boom by Sparlight. Stainless steel standing rigging (renewed on a cyclical basis, new forestay and backstay 2014, new cap shrouds 2019). Terylene running rigging (renewed as required). Slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks. Sailspar headsail furling system (overhauled by manufacturer 2014). Two Lewmar 42 self tailing primary sheet winches. Two Gibb 6CR secondary spinnaker sheet winches. The sails have been professionally checked and valeted annually.
White painted GRP hull with blue cove line (repainted Oct 2018). The hull was epoxied below the waterline 2002/3. Teak toe rail. White GRP superstructure, Treadmaster and painted non-slip to deck. Long keel with lead encapsulated ballast. Keel hung rudder. Tiller steering. Aft self draining cockpit. Last survey was 2003 with all recommendations implemented.
Osiris has only had three previous owners and we purchased her in Feb 2002. At that time the hull needed minor epoxy treatment but it was decided to also carry out other works whilst she was ashore. She was subsequently relaunched in Apr 2003 having had a full Blakes Epoxy treatment (carried out by Shotley Marine Services), a new Beta 28hp engine, new standing and running rigging including a Sailspar 7M139 continuous line roller reefing on the genoa. All instrumentation was renewed together with a new VHF and Furuno GPS linked to a Yeoman plotter.
The hull was originally spray painted in 1987 by Mel Skeetes, Woodbridge following minor abrasions suffered in the "great storm" of that year. The hull was resprayed on Oct 2018 by Kings Yard, Pin Mill. Decks and topside have been painted over past years and areas of Treadmaster anti-slip laid. In 2014 the antifouling was stripped back and hull checked with no problems found.
Osiris has been laid up every winter and fully covered. Our aim in 2002/3 was to end up with an updated classic long keel cruiser - since when we have logged some 16,000 miles, Our cruising grounds have included the East Coast rivers, Thames Estuary and the Channel from Holland to Brittany. She has proved to be a most comfortable cruising boat and looked after us well.
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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.