Constantine Quay, Gweek, Cornwall, TR12 6UG, UK




Builder                                Butler & Co Dartmouth

Date                                    2012

Length overall                    64 ft 0 in / 19.5 m

Length deck                       50 ft 10 in / 15.5 m


Length waterline                 42 ft 0 in / 12.8 m

Beam                                   12 ft 2 in / 3.7 m

Draft                                    6 ft 3 in / 1.9 m

Displacement                      22 Tonnes

Construction                       Carvel Iroko planking on oak frames


Engine                                Beta 50 HP Diesel

Location                             Gweek, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Price                                     GBP 299,000


Martha Primrose is built as an optimum length cruising yacht - fast for passage making, a stiff and comfortable in heavy weather, but easy to handle, even for one.  She comprises of seven berths in three separate cabin spaces, one heads and beautiful 'cottagey' sea worthy -galley.  Her interior has a combination of lustrous cherry joinery, impressive attention to detail with hand carving and bespoke panelling and turned posts.  This intricacy is off set with slightly less formal and homely shaker -style painted tongue and groove and characterful woodstove installation.

Stepping below one enters the functional and light doghouse – a marvellous space with seating and three large windows each side great for visibility and light.  Here on the starboard side is the chart table and navigational and engine equipment, with stowage outboard both sides and excellent practical facilities for oilskins, life jackets and foot wear.

-Doghouse with space for seating both sides 
- Deep open stowage outboard both sides
- Half bulkhead forward port side
- Chart table and engine instruments stbd with stowage under


Aft of the doghouse a step down on the port side leads to owner's cabin.  A private and calm space with a large double bunk to starboard and single berth outboard to port.

- Banquette and single berth outboard to port
- Double berth to starboard
- Stowage under and aft
- Deck head light

Forward of the doghouse with a gentle step down there is the practical and pretty galley on the portside.
- Belfast sink forward with brass water tap and bronze hand pump taps 
- Vitrifrigo fridge under sink.
- Joinery worktop to port and shelving, plate racks etc outboard and stowage under
- Force 10 3 Burner gas hob and oven set to aft bulkhead

The Heads compartment is  to starboard and offers a private and solid space and ventilated with skylight.
- Large ceramic basin
- Manual WC
- Space for bath outboard

Forward of the galley and heads is the main saloon, which boasts wonderful head room, light and up lifting atmosphere with the butterfly skylight above.  Either side are comfortable bench seats, eye catching joinery and a feature fireplace and woodstove forward on the starboard side.  There are pilot berths on both sides, very pleasant berths at sea.   Her table is demountable and with a drop leaf which has the benefits of leaving a large open soul board and living space when stowed away.  The octagonal Douglas fir mast is placed at forward end of the main saloon and is a beautiful sight.

- Straight bench settees to port and stbd
- 2 x Pilot berths up and outboard
- Demountable drop leaf table port side 
- Morse cast iron cabin log fire by mast with stowage behind for logs etc
- Book cases on fwd bulkheads
- 2 x Oil lamps

Moving forward of the main saloon is a very practical area on both port and starboard sides. 

- Workshop and stowage to port 
- Seating and sail stowage to stbd 

Forward of this practical space is the large fo'c'sle with single berths each side.  Lit by portholes and access to above decks by the forward hatch it is an airy and spacious cabin with useful bookcases, storage under bunks and space right forward.

- 2 x Single berths 
- Lockers for stowage under 
- Deck head light 
- Raised hatch in deck head to fore deck
- Chain locker forward



Martha Primrose has a gaff yawl rig.  Her main mast is 58ft and mizzen mast, 20ft, stands aft of the steering position.  Her design is tailored to be simplistic, easy to handle even as a single-handed sailor or shorthanded, with excellent ergonomics and function to achieve excellent boat speed and ease of handling.  Her deck layout provides clear open laid deck space, clear of clutter and unnecessary equipment.

- Solid, Douglas fir masts and spars, carbon fibre gaff

- Hand spliced galvanized standing rigging; lower shrouds served all the way up with traditional leather work and finishing

-Beautiful hand-made Colin Frake bronze bound ash blocks

-Running rigging English braids pre-stretched polyester
-Bronze stanchions and life-lines

-Bronze fairleads and cleats

-4 x Lewmar 45 bronze winches

-2 x Lewmar 30 halyard winches at base of mast

-Anchor windlass and Fisherman’s 100lb anchor and 200ft ½ inch chain

- All made by Ratsey and Lapthorn in soft spun Dacron new spring 2013
- Wykeham Martin Roller furler gear and jib
- Staysail
- Gaff Mainsail
- Main topsail
- Gaff Mizzen sail



- Beta 50 HP Diesel engine 
- HT stainless shaft and fixed 3-bladed propeller
- Tiller steering with trim tab self-steering working on the main rudder
- 3 x 80 Ah house batteries and one 80 Ah start battery
- All fuel and water tanks fitted are of stainless steel
- 250 litres fuel (450-mile range)
- c 400 litres fresh water
- 2 x 9kg propane gas bottles


-Whale gusher 50 bilge pumps
- Flares
- Fire extinguishers and alarms