Sailing yachts

13 ton Hillyard sloop

(REF: 18181)


  • Designer: Hillyard's
  • Builder: Hillyard's, Littlehampton
  • Year: 1966
  • Location: Dartmouth, Devon
  • Length on deck: 38'1
  • Beam: 10'6
  • Draft: 4'9
  • Tonnage: 13

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Wooden Ships Comments on this 13 Ton Hillyard Sloop

The 13 ton Hillyard was a design by Dennis Cullingford based on the 12 tonner but with various improvements and increases in space.  This boat was the first of the 13 tonners and has a very well documented history, both from her early years and a more recent account of extensive refit work carried out.  She has been in the present experienced ownership for 6 years in which time she has had major work done including new keel bolts, engine rebuild, new mast and rigging, recent upholstery and a good inventory of modern equipment.

The Hillyards offer a ‘lot of boat’ for the length with a large deep and safe centre cockpit, aft and forward sleeping cabins and a large communal saloon all with ample headroom and good length berths.  This boat has the solid canopy over the cockpit which gives excellent shelter from the elements and with a canvas back to it the cockpit becomes completely enclosed and weather proof.

Previously very well cared for and updated, she is now in need of some cosmetic work and other small jobs but is afloat and running and recently undertook a voyage from Faversham to Dartmouth proving she is relatively up together.  2016 survey available.

 13 ton Hillyard sloop




Planked in 3/4″ Mahogany copper rivet fastened to steamed oak frames at 7″ centres.  Every third frame is doubled for strength.

Sawn oak floors across the centreline.  External iron ballast keel fastened with galvanised steel keel bolts, all fitted new in 2006.  Some internal iron pigs as trimming ballast.


Decks and cockpit

Marine plywood deck sheathed in epoxy glass cloth and finished in non slip deck paint.  Sheathing has been taken over the deck edge and sealed with a varnished rubbing strake.  Varnished toe rail mounted off the deck on the stanchion bases as is common with many Hillyards.

Galvanised steel stanchions with a solid pipe top rail.

Usual Hillyard centre cockpit with a solid painted plywood canopy rather than a canvas sprayhood.  the cockpit is deep and safe with plenty of shelter and seating.



Painted mahogany coachroof coamings with plenty of port holes and dead lights for ventilation and light.  Epoxy sheathed plywood coachroof deck with varnished hand rails.



Mast head bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped varnished wooden mast mounted in a tabernacle.  Mast was new from Collars in 2010.

Varnished slab reefing boom and spinnaker pole.  Boom has a stack pack system for stowing the mainsail.

Standing rigging was all new in 2006 using 8mm 7×7 galvanise wire to external chain plates.

A simple rig with twin lowers, a single cap shroud over the spreaders, single standing back stay to the stern post and a forestay with Rotostay roller reefing fitted in 2010.



Mainsail                               Pre -2005, Good condition

Genoa                                  2006, As new

Cruising chute                   2006, As new

Genoa                                  Pre 2005, Good condition



Pair of self tailing Lewmar cockpit mounted sheet winches.

Pair of mast winches for halyards and reefing lines.





Thornycroft 150 4cyl 55hp diesel installed in 1986.  Regularly serviced and in fine condition.

Newage PRM gearbox with a stainless shaft to a centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller.

6 knots cruising speed at 4l/hr.  8 knots max.



Painted steel fuel tanks outboard in the engine space.



4 x 12v batteries for engine starting and domestic use.  Charging from engine alternator with an Adverc battery management system.  Also 240v shore power system with battery charger and sockets.






5 berths in total.  2 singles in the aft cabin which convert to a double, 2 saloon settee berths and a single in the forward cabin.



Step down from the cockpit with the usual Hillyard sliding door.  Galley to port and chart desk facing outboard  to starboard.

Very wide cabin sole with a centreline drop leaf varnished mahogany table and  saloon settee berths outboard.  Shelves behind the settee’s under the deck head and large storage lokers behind the seat backs.  Full height locker at the forward end on the port side and smaller storage lockers to starboard.

Door into the forecabin with a single berth to starboard and lockers to port

Aft cabin access via sliding door hatch from the cockpit. Twin berths which convert to a double with smart upholstery.

Reflex diesel cabin heater in the main saloon with its own fuel tank.  Fully installed gas, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.  The upholstery and cushions is all of very high quality and in superb condition.



Jabsco sea toilet in a separate heads compartment in the aft cabin.  Pumps directly overboard or into a waste tank.  Porcelain basin also drains into the waste tank or directly overboard.



Single stainless sink with a large draining board, drains either directly overboard or into the waste tank.  Hot and cold pressurised water with heating for an engine calorifier.  Flavel Vanessa 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill mounted athwartships.  Isotherm 12 volt fridge.





Sestrel steering compass

2 x hand bearing compass

NASA sounder

thru hull log

Walker trailing log


Furuno 1623 radar

Raymarine ST4000 Autopilot

Furuno GPS

Standard Horizon CP180 chart plotter

Furuno Navtex



4 man life raft

2 x horse shoe buoys with lights

5 x fire extinguishers


Ground tackle

CQR anchor

2 x Fishermans anchors

30m chain

30m warp



8′ Avon Redcrest inflatable dinghy

3hp Seagull outboard


Beaching legs

Winter cover

Mooring warps

Multiple fenders


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.