Sailing yachts

12 ton Hillyard Bermudan Sloop

(REF: 18198)


  • Designer: Hillyard, David
  • Builder: Hillyards Ltd, Littlehampton
  • Year: 1966
  • Location: Chichester
  • Length on deck: 36'3"
  • Beam: 9'10"
  • Draft: 5'

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Wooden Ships Comments on this 12 ton Hillyard Bermudan Sloop 


The 12 ton Hillyard was designed and built by David Hillyard at his yard in Littlehampton, one of many yachts built to similar designs of various lengths and sizes.

This boat was built in 1966 and is one of the mid range yachts, similar to the 9 tonner in concept but with a little more headroom and general space.

This boat has been in current ownership since 1992 in which time she has been well cared for, updated and maintained as necessary with a significant refit in 2004.  At this time the engine was replaced with a 50HP Beta, she has had new tanks, rigging, sails and importantly for Hillyards, the mast has been split and re-glued.

She is a smart and well cared for boat, capable of extended cruising if necessary but very easily managed by one person for a gentle evening sail around the bay.

Length on Deck                                 36’3″

Beam                                                    10′

Draft                                                      5′



Planked in mahogany, all copper fastened to a mix of sawn and steamed oak timbers.

Cast iron ballast keel with galvanised keel bolts last drawn in 2004.  Internal lead trimming ballast.

Sheathed pine T&G deck with mahogany coachroof coamings and bronze port holes.

Deep centre cockpit with mahogany coamings.

12 ton Hillyard Bermudan Sloop


Bermudan sloop rig on deck stepped hollow mast.  split and re-glued.

Stainless steel standing rigging new in 2012.  External galvanised chain plates.

Mainsail and roller furling genoa in good condition.



Beta marine 50hp 4cyl diesel installed new in 2001, new 2:1 reduction gearbox, new prop.

Centreline 3 blade fixed propeller gives 5 knots cruising speed.

180l of diesel in 2 new stainless steel tanks.

Calorifier giving hot pressurised water throughout the boat



6 berths in 2 sleeping cabins and the saloon.

Bright and airy interior with comfortable seating and berths all in very tidy condition.

Access to the aft cabin from the cockpit which has a comfortable double berth, also can be set up as two singles.  Heads compartment in the aft cabin with blakes Lavac toilet and shower.

Main saloon with full standing headroom, full length settee saloon berths and a large drop leaf table.

Galley in aft starboard corner with gimballed gas stove, stainless sink and storage.

Chart desk to port.

Doorway through the bulkhead going forward into the forward cabin with two single berths and a heads compartment.


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These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.