Birchwood 31 Commodore

Vessel Name: Cara Mia

Model: Birchwood 31 Commodore

Price: £34,950

Year: 1985

Lying: Newark Marina



LOA: 9.47m (31ft)

Beam: 3.48m (11ft 5in)

Draught: 0.91m (3ft)


A super example of the Birchwood 31 Commodore which has been in the same ownership for the past 12 years.  Over that period it’s cruising area has been based in the North Sea from Hartlepool to Hull and inland waters of the River Trent.  For a 31ft boat it certainly surprises with the spacious accommodation offering both a saloon and dinette in two separate cabins and a large galley. 


Builder – Birchwood Boats, Mansfield, England


Construction – GRP


Underwater Profile - Medium V shaped hull with three quarter length keel



  • Twin Volvo Penta TAMD 40B 165 HP Diesel Engines
  • Shaft Drive via Volvo MS3C reduction gear
  • Engine Hours – 1809



  • Fuel Capacity – 2 x 300 litres
  • Water Capacity – 240 litres



  • 6 berths in 3 cabins
  • Forward double berth cabin
  • Two single berths in saloon
  • Convertible double dinette



  • Pressurised fresh water system pump
  • Jabsco water filter
  • Eberspacher D4 hot air heater
  • Calorifier with immersion heater



  • Shore Power
  • 2 x domestic batteries
  • 2 x engine batteries
  • 12v refrigerator battery
  • Bilge blowers
  • Fronius Battery Charger



  • BSS Certificate valid until October 2021
  • Searchlight
  • 3 x Handheld fire extinguishers
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay
  • Fire Blanket
  • 1 x manual bilge pump
  • 2 x electric bilge pumps (1 automatic)


Navigation Equipment

Upper Helm Station

  • Raymarine tridata
  • Standard Horizon dual station VHF DSC radio handset
  • Engine instrumentation
  • Helm indicator
  • Trim tab controls
  • Remote control for windlass


Inner Helm Station

  • Nasa Clipper depth/speed log
  • Autohelm ST6000 autopilot
  • Raytheon radar display
  • Standard Horizon dual station VHF radio
  • Engine instrumentation
  • Helm indicator
  • Trim tab controls
  • Remote control for windlass
  • 12v electrical switch and fuse panels
  • Searchlight switch


Deck Fittings

  • Stainless steel pulpit
  • Stainless steel grab rails
  • Stainless steel fender baskets
  • Danforth anchor
  • 60 metre (approx.) 8mm anchor chain
  • Electric anchor windlass with remote deck controls
  • Anchor guard plate
  • Ventilation caps
  • 2 x Windscreen wipers
  • Navigation lights
  • Lighting to side and aft decks
  • Bathing platform (re decked 2018
  • Bathing ladder


Aft Deck

  • Stainless steel radar arch
  • Pushpit with canvas dodgers
  • Transom chain gate
  • 2 x GRP boxes / seats
  • Gas locker
  • Deck cold water shower
  • Pedestal helmseat
  • Aft canopy cover


Interior Fittings

Fore Cabin

  • Double v-berth with storage beneath
  • Hanging locker
  • Vanity unit
  • TV aerial point with 12v
  • Battery isolator switches



  • Sea toilet
  • Wash hand basin
  • Sea toilet
  • Extractor fan
  • Switch for shower tray pump out
  • 12v light



  • Saloon seating
  • Clarion Radio/CD player
  • XM VHF
  • TV aerial amplifier
  • Eberspacher heater controls
  • Fuel tank level gauges
  • LED access lighting to stairwells


Galley / Dinette

  • Twin ring gas hob
  • Spinflo Cara gas oven
  • Fridge
  • Stainless steel sink unit (hot water system)
  • Dining table
  • Storage under dinette seating
  • Hanging locker
  • Speakers for Radio/CD player
  • TV aerial point (with 12v power)


Service History


  • Hull and topsides polished
  • Stern glands repacked



  • Engine service




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.

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