Gloucester Gloucestershire UK|
Up for sale is this lovely 1989 Princess 435 flybridge cruiser allowing the choice of skippering from flybridge or interior helm. MV Believe is an 8 berth 43.5 ft ocean going cruiser that has been my home during my adventures for the last 3 years. I'm now looking to explore more of the inland waterways on a smaller vessel hence the sale. With this in mind, I'd be open to a part exchange deal on a decent narrowboat less than 57 ft or even a motorhome.
I'm told MV Believe is one of only 10 of models built with the 3 bedrooms rather than two doubles and a convertible dinette. She boasts two double ensuite shower rooms and each double room has a generous island bed and storage coming out her ears. The third bedroom is a twin bedded room which I have done a soft conversion on to make into an office. This is very easily restored again by just unscrewing a single desktop. Seating in the lounge also converts to another double berth.
Believe is ocean capable with twin Volvo Penta TAM 71 A engines, 365 hp each. Both engines have the benefit a recent service, oil and filter change in June 2019 and have 850 hours clocked. New alternator belts were fitted November 2019 and a new water pump and water filter fitted September 2019, two new starter batteries fitted January 2020.
Believe was purchased in April 2017 when a full out of water survey was carried out and she was anti-fouled, new anodes fitted and a new front toilet was fitted. Since purchasing she has been used with a galvanic isolator to continue to protect her. Since purchase, Believe has also been fitted with a quality full canopy allowing all year round use of the upper decks, new Simrad boat navigation equipment, new radio equipment and antennas. Various upgrades have also been carried out including new lighting, two solar controllers, battery monitor and USB charging points fitted. Lounge seating and the lower helm seating was professionally reupholstered in September 2019, new memory foam mattresses were also installed in the two doubles at the same time along with new flooring.
Believe is very generously proportioned and makes an ideal live aboard or family sized cruiser. The cockpit aft deck has a generous seating area for up to 8 people with the flybridge seating able to accommodate another 6 comfortably.
A new, generously sized 12v fridge freezer was fitted June 2017, a Victron 350w Bluetooth inventor was fitted June 2019 along with new 300 ah AGM batteries.
Believe is due to be lifted out at Sharpness Docks in early April 2020 when she will be anti fouled, new annodes fitted, stern glands repacked and an overall health check, further oil change, service and clean down carried out. A new galley worksurface, a gas on glass hob and new galley sink is also scheduled for this time. This would be an ideal time for anyone wishing to seriously view and have a full survey done. More photos will follow in early course.
|Vessel type:||Motor cruiser|
|Fit Out:||Marine projects|
|No. of engines:||2|
|Engine model:||Volvo Penta TAM D 71A|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||13.31m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Hull type:||V shaped Displacement|
|Fuel capacity:||1355 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||455 Gallons|
Two double bedded island beths both ensuite, one twin bedded room, one lounge u shaped seating area that makes into another double, galley, dual hob, double sink, combination oven.
Twin Volvo Penta TAM D 71 A, each 36 hp. Recent service, oil and filter change June 2019' 850 engine hours.
Life raft, EPRB, two VHF radio systems also with SOS facilities.