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David Cheverton served as an apprentice under the revered designer Uffa Fox at the Medina Yard on the Isle of Wight before starting his own company with two parnters, based at West Medina Mills on the banks of the Medina river. This partnership was responsible for many popular designs ranging from the award winning 23ft sailing sloop ‘Caravel’ through to the 60’ ketch ‘Bondicar’. Along side designing yachts for building in house they also produced designs for other private individuals and yards to build. Yachts were primarily built using kiln dried African Mahogany using a strip planking method.
Designed and built as MICRONETTE, later renamed CRAZY DIAMOND the Cheverton 33 was produced for John Brittan and Desmond Norman, known for their aircraft production company Brittan Norman. Built by R.J. Clarke on the Isle of Wight the design was a modern take on the traditional timber built yachts of the era with her fuller beam carried aft and reverse rake transom. Proving to be a successful design the yacht was a trailist for the 1964 Admirals Cup team.
Re-named CRAZY DIAMOND the Cheverton 33 has benefitted from extensive re-building in the current ownership. With her systems upgraded and modernised as part of the re-fit she has provided the owners with much enjoyment since her relaunch in 2015. Now reluctantly offered for sale she is offered with an inventory which includes:
Still being used and enjoyed by her current owner CRAZY DIAMOND is currently cruising around the west coast of Scotland and will be available for viewing in Arisiag or nearby by prior arrangement.
Purchased by the current owner in 2013, CRAZY DIAMOND benefitted from an 18 month re-fit by a professional boatbuilder. Works including:
Following works CRAZY DIAMOND was relaunched in 2015 and has been cruising the waters of Scotland since.
Mahogany strip planking
Copper nails and roves
Grown and sawn oak frames
Metal strap floors
Topsides finished in two-pack paint finish
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Oak deck beams and carlings
Laid teak decks
Teak coachroof sides and cockpit
Laminated mahogany beams to form camber of coachroof top
Coachroof top of marine ply
Teak cockpit coamings
Awlwood to finish decks and bright work
Keel & Rudder:
Lead ballast keel
Bronze keel bolts
Transom hung full depth rudder
Bronze shoe on aft end of keel to support
Engine & gearbox:
Beta 25 installed new 2013.
Engine re-built with short block after re-fit.
25hp @ 3600rpm
3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
TMC reversing marine gearbox
Single lever control
Type B control panel
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced at 237 hours
Engine running 275 hours @ June 2021
Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shaft (2013)
3 blade bronze prop (2013)
Ornate carved tiller with bronze shoe to attach to rudder
Raymarine 2000+ autopilot (2014)
12VDC onboard power system (2014)
240VDC shore power (2014)
Hardwired RCD protected system
Single 16 amp connection
Extension lead to connect to power supply
Ring main, battery charger, water heater
Domestic Battery – 1x 12VDC 120Ah, gel type. (2021)
Engine Battery - – 1x 12VDC 120Ah, gel type. (2021)
Single engine driven alternator
Multi-vee drive belt
12VDC – 240VAC
Rutland 914i (2021)
Marlec HRDi control unit (2021)
Mounted on stainless steel pole on starboard aft quarter
2 panels mounted on coachroof
Marlec HRDi wind generator controller display
Fully re-plumbed in 2014
Pressuised hot and cold water system all fitted new during re-fit.
Mixer faucet in galley and heads
Cockpit hot and cold shower
Hot water from engine/240V immersion heated calorifier
Manual bilge pump (2013)
Electric bilge pump – manual and auto switching (2014)
All pipe work for both pumps new in (2014)
Stainless steel self draining gas locker (2015)
Single diesel tank
Approximate capacity 72ltrs
Twin fresh water tank.
Plastic tank forward
Stainless steel tank under saloon sole
Approximate capacity 180ltrs
Depth – NASA Clipper- Not functioning(2015)
Log – NASA Clipper(2015)
Wind – NASA Clipper(2015)
GPS – NASA Clipper repeater – Not connected(2015)
Plotter – Raymarine Es Series hybrid touch with cartography and fishfinder transducer (2015)
DSC VHF – Cobra (2021)
Galley Stove – Thetford 2 burner gas cooker, 2 burner and grill, gimbal mounted
Fridge – Pull out draw style fridge, 12VDC.
Stainless steel sink
Jabsco Manual sea toilet, fitted new 2019
Pipework replaced 2019
Heating & Ventilation:
Eberspacher diesel fired blown air heating system (2015)
Thermostatic cabin controller
Outlet in saloon and forward cabin
All lighting hardware new in 2015
Overhead lighting through out
Strip lighting under side decks
Reading lights over bunks
All lighting LED
Sony CD/Radio head unit with speakers in saloon
Flat Screen TV 240VAC
Summary of Accommodation:
Double V-berth forward
Heads compartment with sea toilet
Saloon converting to two single berths
Traditional style wooden yacht interior construction
Furniture units of vanrished hardwood
Hull sides and deck heads painted out in white gloss paint
Formica laminate to finish heads and galley units
Description of Accommodation from Forward:
Two single berths in traditional V configuration with infill section to create double berth
Access to chain stowage and stem forward
Storage under bunks
Self-contained compartment to port, aft of forward cabin.
Inboard facing manual marine toilet aft
Counter top with inset wash hand basin forward
Vanity locker outboard
Locker with hanging space and shelves opposite heads to starboard
Saloon table, double drop leaf with bottle storage forward and drawer aft leaf, slighty offset to port.
Bench settees running along port and starboard sides of saloon.
Storage outboard of settee backs overhead and below settees.
Small counter top forward of starboard settee.
L-shaped galley to the starboard side of the companionway
Gimbal mounted galley cooker mounted forward.
Drawer style fridge mounted below cooker
Worktop unit at with worktop outboard and inset sink inboard
Crockery storage outboard of cooker
Lockers above and below worktop unit.
Nav Station / ¼ Berth:
Quarter berth running aft on the port side, large single bunk.
Drop down chart table over forward section of berth.
Chart storage provided within table.
Keel stepped, double spreader, masthead cutter rigged sloop
Silver anodised alloy mast and spars
Stainless steel 1x19 stainless steel standing rigging
Harken roller reefing system on forestay for yankee
Plastimo roller reefing system on cutter stay
Block and tackle roller reefing
Mainsheet at aft end of cockpit
Primary Winches – Antal W40R, two-speed, self tailing
Secondary Winches – Lewmar tuffnol type, single speed
Mainsail – White dacron, fully battened, slab reeing
Yankee – White dacron, roller reefing
Staysail - White dacron, roller reefing
Mainsail cover, stackpack type with mast boot
Cockpit tent with mesh sides
Fitted cockpit cushions with back rest cushions. Goacher Sails 2015
Cover for tiller
Fully fitted winter cover
Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – CQR anchor on 45m chain rode
Kedge Anchor – CQR with warp rode
Electric windlass – with wireless remote control
Double roller stainless steel stemhead fitting
Deck mounted stainless steel pushpit and pulpit rails.
Stainless steel, deck mounted, stanchions supporting double tier guardwires
Guardwire gates port and starboard
Bronze fairleads let into toerail forward and aft
Stainless steel samson post mounted on deck forward
Belfast type mooring cleats mounted on deck forward aft aft.
Anchor windlass mounted on foredeck
Deck chocks for stowage of anchors
Hardwood grabrails running the length of the coachroof aft from mast
4x wooden dorade ventilators with stainless steel cowls fitted on coachroof
Primary winches and secondary winches mounted outboard of cockpit coaming.
Mainsheet secured at aft end of cockpit
Storage lockers beneath cockpit seating
Portable drop down swimming ladder
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
Masthead anchor light
Low level nav lights
LED deck flood lights
Liferaft – 4 person cannister raft, requires service
In this case we are acting as brokers only.The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.