Maiden Marine
Ferry Nab Bowness on Windermere
Cumbria, GB, LA23 3JH
Tel:+44 (0)1539 488050
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1936 Miller Custom

location icon Gairlochy, Highlands
Year 1936
Length 58'0 ft / 17.68 m
Builder/Manufacturer James Miller & Sons

"Wigeon of Fearn" represents a unique opportunity to purchase a classic 1936 Gentlemans Yacht which has been carefully restored and improved to a high standard as a live-a-board home. During her long history she has been commandeered by the Royal Navy for anti-submarine duties and has cruised in the Mediterranean Sea. 6 berths in 3 cabins, 2 wet rooms with showers, bespoke galley in cherry and Mahogany, heating throughout with underfloor heating in the master bedroom and deck saloon. Constructed by James Miller & Sons of Fife in 1936 and listed in the National Register of Historic Vessels.

Price reduced. Seller will consider all reasonable offers and is open to part exchange for a camper van or Land Rover Discovery.


Year Built 1936
Category Power
Length Overall 53'3 ft / 16.24 m
Beam 16 ft / 4.87 m
Max Draft 5'9 ft / 1.75 m
Cabins 3
Electrical System 12 V
Double Berths 1
Construction Wood
Min Draft 5'9 ft / 1.75 m
Drive Type Direct
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 155.80 hp
Fuel Tanks 2
Fuel Tank Cap. 600 L
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 1,200 L
Displacement 37,000 kg
Windlass Hydraulic
Tax Status Not Applicable

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Ford Iveco
Model: 7450
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 79hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
Year: 1996
Engine Hours: 64

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Ford Iveco
Model: 7450
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 79hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
Year: 1996
Engine Hours: 114

Constructed in wood with Carvel hull in Teak and Teak decks and superstructure. All hull and deck corking has been renewed as part of the refurbishment. The interior is finished in a mixture of Teak, Cherry and Mahagony giving a rich, warm feel to the cabins. Insulated head linings have been fitted throughout, along with heating and the deck saloon benefits from double glazing.

Long keel with bilge plates and semi balanced rudder, wheel steering and a draft of 1.75m.

A set of full covers mounted on an external frame provide protection from the worst of the weather.


The vessel is powered by a pair of 79hp Ford Iveco 7450 Diesel engines fitted in 1996 driving 2 x 3-bladed fixed bronze propellers. The port engine has 64 hours use and the starboard engine 114. She carries 1200ltrs of fuel in 2 tanks and 1200ltrs of fresh water in a single tank beneath the master cabin berth.

The boat has been re-wired and fuel and water gauges replaced. Shore power is fitted and there is a Kaboto generator (approx' 400 hrs use) for when living off the grid.

A bank of 8 x 12V batteries supplies engine start and domestic power when not connected to shore power. The 2 engine start batteries were replaced in early 2020.

Accommodation and layout

Wigeon has accommodation for 6 adults in 3 cabins. The fore cabin has 2 single berths, portholes and hatch, leather seating, bookshelves, cupboards and drawers. Moving aft, is the galley and dining saloon which have been fully refurbished. The well equipped galley has a 4 burner hob with grill and 2 ovens, 2 x microwave ovens, sink with pressurised hot and cold water, fridge, freezer (in wheel house) and a good array of storage. 

The master cabin has a king size bed, twin wardrobes, dressing table, seating and underfloor heating. Wet room / heads with electric toilet, shower, wash basin and heated towel rail. The central heating boiler was serviced during the winter of 2020 and a new burner fitted.

The large deck saloon also has underfloor heating below new Mahogany flooring, the original saloon table and double glazing, writing bureau, chart drawers and bookcase amongst other features. There is also an office area.

The aft twin cabin is accessed through the raised rear deck, is completely separate from the rest of the boat and incorporates the second wet room with shower and toilet.

The wheel house contains all the navigation instruments and the Waeco freezer. The VHF radio has an extension to the office.

All main cabin doors are of solid Mahogany and are lockable for security. The vessel is equipped with security cameras and an alarm system.


Based on the West Coast of Scotland and used as a live-a-board home the inventory includes:

  • Compass
  • Sonar
  • Log / speed
  • Wind direction and speed
  • VHF
  • GPS
  • Chart plotter
  • Anchor x 2
  • Powered windlass
  • Navigation lights
  • TV x 2
  • Clocks
  • Barometer
  • Bilge pumps
  • Boat hook
  • Boarding ladder x 2
  • Warps and fenders
  • Shore power
  • Battery charger
  • Full set of covers
  • Heating (Serviced and new burner fitted during Winter 2020)
  • Generator
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Due to its location this vessel is available to view by appointment only. Please contact Maiden Marine on 015394 88050 to arrange an appointment.