Mark Cameron Yachts

Fred Parker - Nunn Brothers 42' Motor Yacht


Complete professional restoration 2013-18



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelFred Parker - Nunn Brothers 42' Motor Yacht
DesignerFred Parker
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP


EngineIveco N67/150 marine diesel engine (2015 – commissioned at time of launch in 2017) 150hp @ 2,800rpm Inline 6 cylinder, naturally aspirated indirectly cooled PRM500 hydraulic reversing marine gearbox Single lever engine controls Bespoke dashboard with trad
Engine Hours870
Fuel Capacity900l


Drinking Water Capacity420l


Launched in 1959 the Motor Yacht FORTUNA II was designed by Fredrick R Parker and built by the highly regarded Nunn Brothers yard on the river Deben. Commissioned by and built for her original owner she was classed Lloyds � 100 A1 when launched. Fortuna II has been Part 1 UK ship registered from new and this has been continued by her present owner.

Found by her current owners languishing in the Exeter canal basin she was brought ashore at the Baltic Wharf yard in 2013 and four-and-a-half-year long restoration project commenced. With the boat stripped back to a bare hull inside and out, every part of the boat was either refurbished or replaced. The attention to detail in every aspect of the rebuild is exceptional, from the custom-made, sculpted oak seating in the pilothouse to the intricate wiring, concealed within copper piping with custom-made oak switch mountings. While great care has been taken to maintain the appearance of the traditional motor yacht, the integration of modern systems has created a robust motor yacht that is capable of being self-sufficient for extended periods. Over 250 photos of this magnificent motor yacht and a 2023 insurance survey are available upon request.

Still in regular use cruising the coast and islands of Scotland's West Coast, FORTUNA II will be available for viewing by appointment in the Argyll area.

We fell in love with Fortuna II when we first saw her moored in Exeter canal basin, although it was clear that much work was needed to bring her back to life. We enjoyed working with Charlie Hussey at Baltic wharf and the whole process of restoring Fortuna II to a very high standard. Fortuna II featured in Classic Boat Magazine in October 2018 and in spring 2019 when she was awarded Runner Up in the Classic Boat Awards for restoration of the year of a motor vessel over 40ft.
Fortuna II has enabled us to cruise the West of Scotland and the Hebrides in comfort and style each summer for the last six years. She has taken us to many remote anchorages and the pilot house has allowed us to view the scenery and wildlife at close quarters in comfort. She has ample storage space for fuel, water and supplies to enable extended cruising. She is safe and seaworthy on passage and comfortable at anchor even in foul weather. We feel that she would be ideal for another couple or family. Fortuna II is a real head turner where ever we go and is great in classic regattas. Alternatively, she would make a wonderful mothership to classic yacht racing with ample room for entertaining.
We have maintained her meticulously and stored ashore under cover each winter. Having enjoyed Fortuna II for the last eleven years, we feel the time has come for us to move on to new adventures.

All structural were completed by Charlie Hussey in a 4.5 year long restoration between 2013 and 2018.
Timber for restoration supplied through John Moody Marine Timber, Ivybridge, Devon
Electrical system design and installation were completed by Chris Rothwell Marine Electrics, Dartmouth, Devon.
Galley re-build by Pete Nash boatbuilder, Dartmouth, Devon
Engine and ancillaries installed by New Wave Marine Engineers, Baltic Wharf, Devon.
Deck sheathing completed by Ian Bowles, boatbuilder, Baltic Wharf, Devon.
Rigging supplied and fitted by Lee Rogers Rigging. Totnes, Devon.
Sails and covers supplied by James Lawrence Sailmaker, Brightlingsea, Essex
Cockpit cover and hatch covers by Exe sails, Dartmouth.
Bronze deck hardware supplied by Davey and Co, Colchester
Upholstery was supplied by Bastables Upholstery, Colwyn Bay, North Wales.

More details and photos of the restoration can be found on Charlie Hussey’s blog site:

Repairs to 45 frame heads
Rebuild stem top end of stem post
Extensive re-planking of topsides including completely new sheer strake port and starboard, approximately 300’
Replace bulwark stanchions
Replace upper section of transom
Replace oak samson posts
Replace upper section of rubbing strake
Repairs to numerous deck beams on forward and aft decks
Hull splined above the waterline
Cast iron ballast keel refurbished and refitted with new galvanised keel bolts
Brass portholes stripped and restored
Design and fitting bow-thruster tunnel for Vetus bow-thruster

Deck and Superstructure:
New cedar deck planking laid bow to stern
Epoxy-coated marine plywood overdeck, sheathed with epoxy stitched cloth laminate to maintain canvas like appearance
Replacement of pilothouse roof in same fashion as deck
New galvanised chainplates for main mast
New design and fitting of bronze chainplates to pilothouse for mizzen mast
New teak toe rails
All deck fittings and stanchions replaced in bronze
Design and fitting of stem head fitting for Rocna anchor
Under deck tensioners to support Rocna fitting
Rebuilding of cockpit floor
Rebuild deck step structures
Repairs to tops of pilothouse sides
Pilothouse stripped out and fully re-built with custom made seating and table to starboard side, custom made helm seat and chart table, custom made curved dashboard
Galley stripped out and fully re-built
Heads stripped out and fully re-built
Fo’c’sle stripped out and original joinery work restored with addition of locker to house bow thruster

Engine and Systems:
New engine installed
New propshaft and propeller installed
New hydraulic steering and new Wills Ridley Hydraulic pump
New Fuel and water tanks installed
Full re-plumbing of all systems
Full re-wiring of 24VDC, 230VAC and 12VDC systems
Solar panel charging system

Masts, rigging and sails:
New Douglas Fir mizzen mast
Replaced all standing and running rigging
New guard rails and bronze stanchions
New sails and sail covers
New cockpit cover and hatch covers

Painting and Varnishing:
Hull and superstructure stripped back and faired
Topsides full recoating system using traditional marine paints
Full traditional varnishing of all teak
Decks painted in nonslip paint


Hull Construction:
Carvel planked and splined hull with heavy flared forward sections
Pitch pine planking
Oak wood keel, keelson, stem and stern post
Oak timbers, frames and stringers
Timbers double below the waterline for additional stiffening
Canadian rock elm floors
Oak engine beds running the length of the boat
Mahogany transom
Copper nails and roves to secure planking
Half-length rubbing strake with metal coping strips to port and starboard quarters
Bronze portlights let into topsides forward
Topsides finished in a single pack gloss paint, off-white in colour
Underwater hull finished with black antifouling

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Beam shelf, deck beams and carlings of oak
Metal knees and hanging knees to secure deck beams
Deck planking in Cedar
Over decked with marine plywood, bonded to deck planking with epoxy
Epoxy stitched cloth sheathing applied to appear like a canvas sheath when painted
Decks finished in a cream non-slip deck paint
Covering board and kingplank for teak, finished in a traditional varnish
Pilothouse superstructure in teak, finished with a traditional varnish coating
Pilothouse roof planked in Cedar and finished with epoxy sheathing as the deck.
Teak planked bulwark and capping rail finished in a traditional varnish
Pilothouse windows of toughened glass in anodised alloy frames

Keel & Rudder:
Oak wood keel
Cast iron ballast keel
Keel bolts fully replaced as part of the restoration
Lead ingots for additional ballast secure inside hull forward
Skeg supported, bronze rudder


Engine & gearbox:
Iveco N67/150 marine diesel engine (2015 – commissioned at time of launch in 2017)
150hp @ 2,800rpm
Inline 6 cylinder, naturally aspirated indirectly cooled
PRM500 hydraulic reversing marine gearbox
Single lever engine controls
Bespoke dashboard with traditional chrome style VDO gauges for RPM, Water temp, oil pressure and battery voltage

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine professionally maintained since installation
Engine last serviced spring 2024
Recorded engine running hours at May 2024 – 870hrs
Engine re-aligned winter 2022-23
Cutlass bearing replaced winter 2022-23
Cruising speed 6-7kts @ 1500rpm
Average fuel consumption when cruising (including cooking and heating) 1 Litre per nautical mile

Fuel System:
All installed new as part of restoration
Twin rotomoulded plastic tanks
Duplex Racor type fuel filters
Fuel distribution manifold
All hoses to ISO7840 standard

Propulsion & Steering:
R&D semi-flexible shaft coupling
Traditional packing gland type sterngland with remote greaser
Duplex stainless steel, 2” propeller shaft
Rope Cutter – disc type
Fixed 4-blade bronze propeller
Wills Ridley hydraulic steering system, single station
Emergency tiller

Vosper Mini Fin system
No longer operational

Bow Thurster:
Vetus tunnel mounted bow thruster
Push-button control station at helm

Simrad AP24 autopilot system
Simrad hydraulic drive system

Forespar Marelon composite seacocks throughout


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system
24VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power system
All systems fully re-wired with all new hardware as part of the restoration

Shore Power System:
Extension lead to connect to shore supply
Single 16 amp connection point
Victron Galvanic Isolator
Hardwired RCD protected system
240VDC voltmeter at switch panel
3 pin UK sockets (wheelhouse and galley), battery charger, immersion heater

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 2x 12VDC, Blue Top, AGM batteries. Wired for 24VDC supply (April 2024)
Domestic Battery – 4x 12VDC, 165Ah, AGM. Wired for 24VDC supply
Bow Thruster / Windlass Battery – 2x 12VDC, Blue Top, AGM batteries. Wired for 24VDC supply
Victron battery balancers fitted for all banks to stabilise charge between banks
12VDC Supply:
Dual Victron Orion DC to DC conveters
24VDC – 12VDC, 20 amp

Victorn Skylla-i battery charger
230VAC – 24VDC, 80amp

Single engine mounted alternator
24VDC, 80amp
Sterling Power Products Advance 4-step Alternator to Battery Charger

Solar Panels:
Two T110F 100w tough flexible solar panels mounted on pilothouse roof
Epever peak power MPPT 20 amp solar charge controller
MT50 remote display

Victron Phoenix inverter
24VDC – 230VAC, 800w
Double 3 pin socket in saloon

Battery Monitor:
Blue Sea M2 battery management panel as part of switch panel

Other Electrical:
Searchlight – Francis Parabolic searchlight. Professionally re-stored and re-chromed 2017. mounted on pilothouse roof with mechanical remote control in pilothouse
Clear View windscreens – fitted on port and starboard forward facing pilothouse windows
Windscreen Wiper – Fitted on central, forward-facing wheelhouse window
Horn – Fiam airhorn. Restored and rechromed.
12VDC USB charging sockets


Fresh Water:
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Mixer tap in galley
Mixer tap in heads
Dedicated shower fitting in heads
Hot water provided from calorifier heated by engine cooling water or immersion heater
Freshwater system completely renewed as part of restoration

Black Water:
Head plumbing set up with valves to allow discharge overboard or to holding tank
Holding tank discharging overboard via macerator pump
Deck suction outlet for holding tank
All installed new as part of restoration

Bilge Pumps:
Engine Driven Bilge Pump – With electro-magnetic clutch. Manually switch, vacuum switch replaced in 2023
Manual Bilge Pump – Whale gusher 25
Electric Bilge Pump – x2 both with automatic switching

Deck Wash:
Jabsco pressurised salt water deck wash system


Twin diesel tanks
Rotomoulded plastic tank construction
Approximate capacity 450ltrs each
Total approximate capacity 900ltrs

Fresh Water:
Twin fresh water tanks
Rotomoulded plastic tank construction
Approximate capacity of each tank 210ltrs
Approximate total capacity 420ltrs

Holding Tank:
Single holding tank
Rotomoulded plastic tank construction
Approximate capacity 166ltrs

Tank Monitoring:
Analogue gauge for each diesel tank fitted in the pilothouse
Analogue gauge for each water tank fitted in the pilothouse
Analogue gauge for holding tank fitted in the pilothouse

In Wheelhouse:
Depth/Log/Speed – Simrad IS40 tridata display
Plotter/Radar – Simrad NSS12 MFD
Magnetic Compass – Sestrel steering compass
Clock and Barometer – Sestrel, mounted on saloon bulkhead

On Deck:
Radar Scanner – Simrad Halo 4G radome scanner, mounted on mizzen mast (2021)

Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Simard R35 DSC VHF
AIS – Simrad NAIS400 transciever

CCTV System:
Dolphin Marine CCTV Camera mounted on forward mast for improving forward vision in close quarters
Displaying on Simard MFD in pilothouse.


Galley Hob – Wallas, diesel-fired two burner hob
Galley Oven – Wallas, diesel-fired convection oven, built into galley below worktop
Wallas Hob and Oven professionally serviced by Kuranda Marine in 2023
Fridge – Waeco front-loading fridge with icebox built into galley unit

Toilet – Baby Blakes manual marine toilet with oak seat (2022) and lid. Toilet refurbished in 2022
Wash hand basin
Mixer tap
Shower fitting
Teak sole grating with stainless steel sump below
Shower drain sump pump with electic pump to discharge waste water overboard

Heating & Ventilation:
Wallas stove fitted with air circulation hood to provide warm air heating

Traditional style light fittings throughout, all supplied by Davey and Co as part of restoration
LED bulbs throughout
Overhead lighting in all cabins
Engine space lighting


Summary of Accommodation:

Accommodation Finish:
Joinery work of Golden Oak veneered plywood, solid Golden Oak boards and Oak trims
Joinery work finished with traditional satin varnish
Bulkheads in traditional T&G style boards finished in an off-white
Hull sides lined with teak battens in forward cabin and in saloon berths
Pilothouse soleboards are the original solid teak and saloon soleboards are oak
Green velour upholstery throughout (commercial marine grade fabric)

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
Anchor chain locker forward
Single berth to port side with drawer storage beneath
Two single bunks in stepped formation to starboard
Drawer storage beneath lower bunk
Locker aft of bunk to port housing holding tank
Countertop forward between bunks to access bow thruster and batteries
Foredeck hatch with teak escape ladder

Located to port at forward end of saloon
Baby Blakes manual marine toilet located outboard aft
Stainless steel wash hand basin unit forward outboard
Vanity locker outboard with storage shelf above
Shower stall inboard forward
Stainless steel sump below teak sole grating with sump pump to discharge

Bench settee to starboard forward (converts to a single bunk) with fixed saloon table inboard
Storage lockers above settee back rest, outboard
Storage accessing behind settee backrest
Storage drawers beneath settee base
L-shaped settee to port and staggered slightly aft
Port settee base pulling out with infill cushion to create double berth
Hanging locker forward of port settee with storage drawers beneath
Storage lockers above settee back rest, outboard
Storage accessing behind settee backrest
Storage drawers beneath settee base
Storage unit inboard of settee aft with drawer below countertop and storage locker above

Located to starboard
Linear galley with short dogleg aft
Inset Wallas diesel fired hob with worktop space forward
Stainless steel galley sink aft, inboard
Crockery storage outboard of worktop
In-built Wallas diesel fired oven below worktop forward
In-built Isotherm front loading fridge aft, outboard
Storage locker beneath the sink, inboad, aft
Storage lockers overhead, above aft and inboard sections of worktop

Helm station offset to port forward
Simrad MFD inset to dashboard outboard to port
Engine dash panel mounted within custom made, swept pod forward of helm
Sculpted oak helm seat offset to port
Chart table with in-built storage immediate aft of helm seat
Ships switch panel located to port of companionway doors aft
Custom made forward and aft seating to starboard with fixed table
Double opening companionway doors to access cockpit aft


Deck stepped, low aspect ratio rig with main and mizzen masts
All spars of Douglas Fir and finished in a traditional varnish
Mast stepped in tabernacles on deck and can be manually raised and lowered
Stainless steel 7x19 standing rigging finished in a traditional manner with spliced eyes (2017)
Open-bodied bronze rigging screws

Single-speed Lewmar bronze winch on aft deck to assist with mooring

Mainsail – Cream terylene traditional style sail. James Lawrence Sails (2017)
Mizzen – Cream terylene traditional style sail. James Lawrence Sails (2017)
Jib – Cream terylene traditional style sail. James Lawrence Sails (2017)

Canvas Work:
Mainsail cover
Mizzen cover
Cockpit Cover – Tonneau style cover with large window panel aft
Fender skirt – x2 both 4m long

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – 35kg Rocna anchor on 10mm, 80m chain rode
Anchor Windlass – Lofrans Project 1500 24VDC windlass. Foot button controls on foredeck with remote control station in the wheelhouse. Stripped and serviced winter 2022/23
Fenders – Selection
Mooring Warps - Selection

Custom made closed bronze fairleads to port and starboard of stem
Open bronze mooring cleats mounted on deck forward
Bronze samson post fitted centrally forward
Bronze samson posts fitted on port and starboard sides of stern
Bronze Panama style fairleads let through bulwark
Custom made bronze fairleads aft
Bronze stanchions supporting double tier, stainless steel guard wires guardwires
Hardwood grabrails running the length of the pilothouse roof outboard
Removable boarding ladder and chromed handle
Traditional style timber deck hatch forward and opening butterfly deck light over saloon
Large deep cockpit with bench seating to port and starboard sides
Tonneau cover creating additional living space in cockpit when weather is foul


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.

Navigation Lights:
Anchor light
Steaming light
Deck flood lights x2
Low level navigation lights

Life saving:
Horseshoe lifebuoy
Engine Space Automatic Fire Suppression System – Seafire, auto and manual discharge
Fire extinguishers

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

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