Boats & Equipment for Sale

Listed below are boats and equipment currently offered for sale by club members. 
If you are a club member and have a boat or piece of marine equipment you wish to advertise please contact medwaycruisingclub

Kim Holman Sterling Sloop ‘Marlin’

I am reluctantly selling Marlin, my 1968 Kim Holman Sterling.   I bought her six years ago from a mud creek and have restored her to good order.    She comes with a long documentary history, and was described in a 1982 survey as ‘In the Surveyor’s opinion, the vessel has been so methodically fitted out and finished in such a scrupulous way..….that it would be extremely difficult to replace this vessel with any other to the same standard of fit out and specification.’   Over the past five years I have cruised her in the Thames Estuary from Gravesend to the R. Alde, but I do not have time to use her as much as she deserves.

The Sterling class is a cruising version of the Twister, and Marlin is spacious for two and can accommodate four for cruising.   She has 6 ft standing headroom in the main.  She sails as well as all Holman designs and can be comfortably sailed single-handed.  She is lying afloat off the Anchorage (Gillingham) and comes with plenty of spares etc.

Builder: Uphams of Brixham
Length on deck: 28’6″
Beam: 8’6″
Draft: 4’6″
Tonnage: 7TM

Lombardini 602M 18hp 2cyl diesel, installed new 1997.
New exhaust system in 2020
Single lever controls with a Technodrive TMC30 gearbox with stainless shaft to a Featherstream folding bronze propeller, new in 2018.
1.25l/hr at cruising speed.
40 litre plastic fuel tank, new in 2018.
20 gallon water tank under the saloon cabin sole.
2 x 110ah 12 volt batteries under the cockpit sole, batteries new in 2018.  Charged from engine alternator or through a Sterling 240v charger when connected to shore power.  Shore power installation all new in 2018.
Solar panel charging.


4 berths in total with 6’+ headroom.
Standard Sterling layout with galley and chart area in the aft corners of the saloon.  2 saloon settee berths with shelving behind and storage under.  Trotter boxes for both settee berths.
Centreline passageway going forward with a heads compartment to port.
Forepeak with twin V-berths with an infill section and storage below.
Galley in aft starboard corner with a Plastimo Pacific 4500 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill.  New in 2022.  Stainless steel galley sink with salt and fresh water taps, drains directly overboard.  Gas bottle locker and all gas system replaced in 2018.  New gas certificate 2022.
Separate heads compartment with Jabsco manual sea toilet, new in 2018, stainless hand basin with manually pumped fresh water.

7 inch chart plotter (bulkhead mounted) (2018)
NASA clipper wireless wind indicator (2022)
Sestrel compass
Phillips radio
Autohelm tiller pilot

4 man Plastimo Cruiser (insulated floor) liferaft (2021)
Two lifebuoys, one with light
25lb CQR anchor with 20 fathoms of chain
Fishermans kedge anchor
Simpson Lawrence manual windlass
Mooring warps
Shore cable and connector
Solar panel and regulator
12v and 240v sockets
Tricolour, steaming lights, deck lights
Red cabin night lights

Fully battened mainsail 207sqft.  2002, good condition
Roller furling genoa by Wilkinson Sails, new in 2022
Cruising Chute
Spinnaker, new 2022
Carbon fibre spinnaker pole, new 2022
2 x Lewmar halyard winches
2 x bronze Lewmar single action sheet winches
Winch handles
Boat hook
Winter cover
Cockpit cover
Many spares and tools

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For further details contact:
William Bourne

07876 350650     01892 544142

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Yard Trolley for Sale
Built for 34ft, 5 ton Fin keeler but can be adapted.  £600.00 ono
Contact: or 07341 495358

Yard Trolley for Sale
Last used for a 6.5m lifting keel boat, serviceable condition.