Iroko is a 35 foot, MFV-style, Iroko-hulled, motor-sailer ketch, designed by Captain James Evans and built at Eyemouth in 1968.
Eyemouth boat builders had been building craft for use in the North Sea since at least 1757 (see www.offscotland.plus.com/Boatyards/Eyemouth.htm) so Iroko truly has an impeccable pedigree!
She is gaff-rigged (both main sail and mizzen) and powered by a 120hp six-cylinder Sabre Ford diesel engine. She cruises comfortably at around 6.5 to 7 knots under power and uses around 1.5 gallons per hour (or about 1 gallon per hour at 4 to 5 knots). With 200-gallon fuel capacity, she has a potential range of up to 1,000 nautical miles under power alone. Iroko is a very comfortable boat, built to withstand the extremes of the North Sea and she exudes a reassuring feeling of security and competence at all times.
Length - Overall: 35’ (10.67m); Waterline: 32’ (9.75m);
Beam: 12’ (3.66m); Maximum Draft: 4’6” (1.37m).
Displacement: 15 tons; Registered Tonnage: 9.57 tons; Ballast: 4 tons.
Fuel: 2 x 100 gallon tanks (Total – 200 gallons/909 litres)
Fresh Water: 2 x 50 gallon tanks (Total - 100 gallons/455 litres)
Hot Water: 9 gallons/40 litres