Balfour Honey Bee

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Main Cabin

Balfour Honey Bee - Details

An A.K. Balfour long keel design, built in 1969 by Marine Services, Aberdour, Scotland. Mahogany on local oak with 5ft 6in Draft, 5 berths and 6ft+ headroom to suit the tallest of sailors.
She has an extensive inventory including Tiller Pilot, GPS, VHF, Log & Depth, Avon tender & 2HP Yamaha outboard.
The sails are in 'as new' condition, cleaned and repaired as required each season along with the sprayhhood and dodgers.
Recommendations from a recent survey (Dec 2003) are available plus all previous surveys.
The builders drawings etc are also included. She is a very sea kindly yacht, easy to sail single handed and has been cruised extensively Scotland & Ireland. She has been stored inside each winter since new and has been well looked after as indicated by her excellent condition.


Hull : Wood
Year : 1969
Berths : 5
LOA : 27' 10" (8.5m)
LOD : 27' 6" (8.4m)
LWL : 21' 6" (6.6m)
Beam : 8' 0" (2.4m)
Draft : 5' 2" (1.6m)
Displacement : 9520lbs
Ballast : 3580lbs
Keel : Long
Rig : Bermudan
Engine Type : Inboard
Engine : Volvo MD7A
Fuel : Diesel
Water : 70 litres
Location : Bute


The main cabin has galley area to port of the companionway and a quarter berth to stbd. Beyond are two further quarter berths which also act as the salon area with folding table.
The heads compartment separates the salon from the V berth in the forward cabin.


2 burner stove and grill
manually pumped cold water.


2 mainsails, 1 VG condition, 1 x fair condition
2 Genoa?s , 1 VG condition, 1 x good condition
1 Spinnaker, VGC
1 x storm jib, Good condition
Spinnaker pole


Shoreline Compact VHF
Clipper Duet Depth & Speed
Clipper Duet repeater (new ? not fitted)
Garmin 130 monochrome
Autohelm Tiller Pilot
Silva compass

Electrical System:

12V Ships system
2 x Heavy duty batteries (Wilson?s ? Glasgow) + 3 position battery switch


Avon Inflatable + oars, bellows, drain plug and repair kit
Yamaha 2hp outboard
1 x Silva hand held compass
Gas bottle Port fwd locker c/w drain
CQR anchor plus chain
Kedge anchor
3 fire extinguishers
Fire blanket

Additional Info:

Boat photographed by Claire France for Western Horizon Yachts, February 2007

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Listing started in January 2007

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