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Birchwood 320 Challenger

Vessel Name: Calypso of Beaulieu

Model: Birchwood 320 Challenger

Price: £42,500

Year: 1995

Lying: Newark Marina



LOA: 9.75m (32ft)

Beam: 3.73m (12ft 3in)

Draught: 1.04m (3ft 6in)

Air Draught: 02.82m (9ft 3in)


The Birchwood Challenger is a sedan style sports boat which provides two private cabins with 4 berths. With a low air draft it can be used on inland waterways but is a capable coastal cruiser. Calypso is an excellent example of this model and well worth viewing.


Builder – Birchwood Boats, Mansfield


Construction – GRP


Underwater Profile – Planing



  • Twin Volvo Penta AD41D 200hp Diesel Engines
  • Out Drives



  • Fuel Capacity – 645 Litres
  • Water Capacity – 277 Litres
  • No Holding Tank



  • 4 Berths in 3 Cabins
  • Forward Twin Berth Cabin
  • Midships Double Cabin


Mechanical / Electrical Equipment

  • Bow Thruster
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • Bennett Trim Tabs
  • Calorifier
  • Immersion Heater
  • Pressurised Hot Water System
  • Webasto Hot Air Heating
  • 12v Batteries (2 x Domestic Batteries 2 x Engine Batteries)
  • 240v Shore Power
  • Birchwood Electrical Control Panel


Navigation Equipment

A double helmseat is positioned on the starboard side forward of the saloon sideboard and is slightly raised to afford good all round visibility.

  • Standard Horizon GPS Chart 1000c
  • Raytheon Pathfinder SL70 Radar
  • Raymarine ST40 Speed
  • Echopilot
  • Compass
  • Nasa Marine Target Navtex pro plus
  • Instrument Gauges



  • BSS Certificate valid until March 2024
  • Engine Bay Automatic Fire Extinguisher System
  • Automatic Bilge Pump
  • Manual Bilge Pump
  • 2 x Hand Held Fire Extinguishers
  • 1 x  Fire Blanket
  • Horn


Deck Fittings

  • Anchor & Chain
  • Electric Anchor Windlass (with deck controls)
  • Stainless Steel Guard Rails & Stanchions
  • Ventilation Caps
  • Bathing Platform
  • Bathing Ladder
  • Fenders & Ropes
  • 3 x Windscreen Wipers
  • Navigation Lights


Aft Cockpit Fittings

  • New Canopy Cockpit Cover (with blackout window covers) August 2018
  • Side Steps on Port Side
  • Cockpit Seating
  • Cockpit Table
  • Cockpit Carpet
  • Transom Gate
  • Gas Locker
  • Storage Locker
  • Boat Hook
  • Grab Rail
  • Engine Bay Hatch
  • 3 x Cockpit Light
  • Shore Power


Interior Fittings

  • U-Shaped Saloon Seating
  • Sideboard
  • Dining Table
  • Clock / Barometer
  • 2 x Speakers
  • Smez 4 x Ring Gas Hob
  • ECS Extrator Fan
  • Smev Grill/Oven
  • Waeco Fridge
  • Sink / Drainer & Mixer Tap
  • Galley Cupboards
  • Jabsco Toilet
  • Moulded Wash Hand Basin
  • Shower
  • Razor Point


Interior Layout

The interior décor is in excellent condition and is a mixture of beige carpets, cream or light blue curtains and patterned dusty blue upholstery.

The sliding cockpit door opens into the saloon with a seating area to the port side.  Opposite is a sideboard with useful storage space.  There are two large opening windows and two sliding roof hatches in this area for ventilation.

The helmstation and double helm seat are positioned to the starboard side.  Steps lead down into a large galley with fitted appliances, a large worksurface, a number of eye level and base level cupboards. Above the galley is a skylight and extractor fan.

The midships cabin has a large double berth with headboard, vanity unit with mirror, hanging locker with full length mirror, 2 shelves and a port light and skylight.

The forward cabin has two single berths, vanity unit with mirror, hanging locker, 2 port lights and an emergency hatch.

The heads have Jack and Jill doors to the two private cabins.








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