WaterWitch 30 Mk II Leeboard Version

Classic styled cruiser
  • Boat REF#  ·  266755
  • Length  ·  9.14m
  • Year  ·  1990
  • Construction  ·  Other
  • Underwater profile  ·  Shallow Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Beta BD722 (1996)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Designer Maurice Griffiths
Builder Peter North
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 25.0 ltr (5.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Beta BD722 (1996)
Engine Hours Engine1: 680
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3-Blade, fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.3 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Engine annually serviced
New starter motor (2016)


Length 9.14m
LWL 7.92m
Beam 2.62m
Draft Min 0.61m
Draft Max 1.52m
Displacement 3,450kg (7,607.3lbs)
Headroom 1.80m
Storage Ashore


Ketch rigged Wood spars (1990) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2012)


Reefing mainsail Jeckells - Slab (2016) 2 Reefs
Headsail Jeckells - Hank On (2016)
Other sails Storm sail (unknown year)
Mizzen (2016)

Jeckells Mizzen sail (2016)
Mizzen standing rigging replaced in 2014

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Other
Underwater profile Shallow Long Keel
Finish 2 pack finish

Thames marine ply on mahogany frames, which was Cascover sheathed from new, with no exposed ply edges
Lead ballast
Epoxy paint below the waterline (2012)
1 x paraffin tank, supplying Taylor's cabin heater and stove
Blake's seacocks


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Interior refurbished (2013)
Taylor's paraffin cooker, with plate warmer and cabin heater (2013)
New Blakes Popular seatoilet (2019)
Headroom 6' in galley and navigation area and standing headroom in forward cabin.
Mahogany floorboards

2 burner paraffin Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system

Interior refurbished (2013)
Taylor's paraffin cooker, with plate warmer and cabin heater (2013)
New Blakes Popular seatoilet (2019)
Headroom 6' in galley and navigation area and standing headroom in forward cabin.
Mahogany floorboards

2 burner paraffin Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Cockpit cover

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
3 anchors
(Delta, Bruce & Fisherman's)
20.00m of chain
2016 dinghy (unknown year)
All-over winter cover available by separate negotiation
2 x leeboard winches
Also a GRP dinghy with trolley available

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Simrad Tiller Pilot TP32 (2019)
Nasa depth sounder
Lowrance 5 chartplotter, with 2017 chip
Lowrance VHF (DSC)
Note: Speed & log needs a new sender

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

2 x tillers

Broker's Comments

The Waterwitch was designed as a larger version of the well known and regarded Eventide and this particular version is featured on You Tube Channel “My Classic Boat”. The Waterwitch features a shallow draft, having a long iron ballast keel, that allows the boat to 'take the ground' comfortably.  A version was sailed extensively around the island groups of the world, in the 1960’s, by Simon and Jenifer Simpson, which is described in Jenifer’s book “The Iota Story”, published in 2010.

This version was launched in 1990 and is filled with character and traditional quality.  Inside the boat is spacious, with a good sized galley and navigation station, comfortable saloon and complemented by a Taylor's stove and paraffin cabin heater.  The berths are a comfortable, adult size and the separate heads is sufficiently spacious to use in comfort.  The forward cabin provides another berth and additional stowage space.  The owner has meticulously maintained this boat, which is set-up for singlehanded cruising, although equally comfortable for family and group sailing.  The owner has enjoyed sailing this boat in the coastal waters and rivers of the East Coast and is reluctantly selling.

Anybody looking to buy a classic styled, sailing boat, which is comfortable and offers the option of coastal and inland cruising and perhaps an offshore adventure, should seriously consider this boat.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This WaterWitch 30 Mk II Leeboard Version has been personally photographed and viewed by Jayne Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

8 years

Why are you selling her?

Change of lifestyle

Where have you sailed her?

East Coast including North Norfolk and Thames estuary

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments 1

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She’s look’s like she’s in good condition also what’s her name it doesn’t say

william p2019-11-16 19:44:17
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