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Golden Hind 31 - Completed & Launched in 2015


Golden Hind 31 - "Serenity"

First launched in 2015 after being completed and fitted out to a very high standard.

 RCD Category A - "Ocean" (Certified June 2016)





* Very solidly built 4 berth triple keel cruising yacht - ideal for long distance and heavy weather passage making.

* Believed to be the very last (and best?) example of this classic Maurice Griffiths design - the ultimate combination of modern build and equipment with traditional appeal.

* This is a truly unique opportunity to own what is as close as possible to a brand new Golden Hind 31.

* Ideally suited for a couple looking for a near new yacht with real long distance cruising aspirations and perhaps for something which is a bit different to the normal selection of production yachts.


Length Overall (LOA); 10.65m    LWL; 8.2m     Beam; 2.75m

Draft; 1.2m    Displacement (fully laden)  6,860kgs (approx).   Long keel with bilge plates (will take the ground).

Hull and deck / superstructure built by Armada Yachts (Hull Number 251).

Hull is GRP. Deck and superstructure in marine plywood, epoxy sheathed. Treadmaster non-slip decks. Teak cockpit.  "Constructed to a very good standard" - Survey report July 2015

Fitted out between 2011 and 2015 by the owner and the quality of workmanship is at least equal to (and indeed exceeds) the standards of many professional boat builders.

Post completion survey in July 2015 (copy available for review in our office) - Summary "The vessel has been fitted out to a very good standard using quality materials and components."

The owner has kept the VAT invoices for fit out components and materials.

In June 2016 prior to sale the boat was issued a Declaration of Conformity to the RCD at the highest category "A - Ocean" by CE Proof.

"Serenity" is very reluctantly offered for sale by her owner who has devoted a massive amount of time, skill, money and love into her creation with the intention of enjoying all of the massive cruising potential she has to offer himself, but an unforeseen health issue has, sadly, meant a change of plans. Even a quick glance through the massive file of invoices that have gone into her creation shows that profit is nowhere near the agenda, and that she is very reasonably priced to sell.

We at Preston Marina think this is one of the most suitable boats imaginable for our challenging Irish Sea waters, and we would love to see her stay here with a new owner - and so we are offering 3 month's free marina berthing as part of the sale.


Rig & Sails;

Z-Spars Mast, Boom and Standing Rigging (New 2015)

Mainsail (2015) In mast reefing (Z-Spars)

Jib/Genoa (2015) - Z-Spars Furling

2 x Lewmar 30 CST Winches, 2 x Lewmar 8 Winches, 2 x Lewmar triple D1 rope clutch.

All running rigging 2015.

Spray hood (with stainless grab rail) and side cockpit dodgers. (December 2015)


Engine & Systems;

Vetus M3.28 28hp diesel inboard - Approx 40 hours run (at time of this listing). Cruises at approx 5 knots. Fuel capacity 98 litres.

Shaft drive with rope cutter.

Vetus bow thruster (with its own dedicated battery)



3 x battery banks (dedicated 85AH battery / 2 x 125AH Domestic / 1 x 125AH Bow Thruster)

Sterling Battery Charger (40A), Sterling Power Management panel, Sterling Alternator-to-Battery charger.



4 berths (double V-berth in forepeak, single sea berths either side of saloon)

Heads compartment (starboard side between saloon and forepeak) - Sea toilet (with macerator / holding tank), shower, basin

Hot water system from engine calorifier or 240v, basin.

Galley with Plastimo 2 burner cooker with oven. Chest refrigerator. Basin with hot/cold water

Eberspacher D2 diesel powered blown air cabin heating. (New in March 2015).

Shore power (6 outlets)

LED lighting (interior and exterior)

Fresh water capacity 149 litres (total from 2 tanks)


Navigation & Cruising Equipment;

Compass (Plastimo Contest 101)

Chart Plotter (Raymarine A65) (At chart table / nav station)

VHF / DSC (Raymarine) (At chart table / nav station)

Depth Sounder, Speed Log and Windspeed/direction (all matching Raymarine i50)

Navtex Pro Plus 2

Anchor - 35lb CQR with 50 mtrs of 8mm chain.

Lewmar Pro Series Windlass.

Telephone 01772 733595. info@prestonmarina.co.uk


PLEASE NOTE: Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed, these details are intended only as a guide. This boat and its inventory is owned and offered for sale by a private individual not acting in the course of trade. Purchasers and prospective purchasers are advised that there are no guarantees or warranties when purchasing from such an individual. We strongly recommend that independent professional marine surveyors and/or engineers be engaged to check the boat, its systems and its inventory (including any trailer) prior to purchase. After purchase there are no remedies for any faults found.  Preston Marine Services Ltd. act as an agent for the private Vendor and can not offer any guarantees. Preston Marine Services Ltd. cannot make comments or assurances about any trailer that may be apparently included in the inventory of any of the boats we are handling as brokers as being in road worthy condition. Any trailer apparently included as part of a boat’s inventory should only be considered to be a yard or launching trailer unless otherwise stated.