Wooden Ships Comments on this 30sqm Windfall Yacht
Designed and built by Abeking and Rasmussen in 1937, this 30sqm yacht was one of the naval training vessels that formed part of the fleet of Windfall Yachts. Until the end of The Second World War these yachts were used by the Luftwaffe and Kreigsmarine for training their officers, particularly navigation officers, until they were taken as spoils of war in 1945 and used for a similar role by the British military.
This boat has been in private ownership since 1950, racing on the south coast around the Solent and Poole. After falling into disrepair, she was given and extensive rebuild in 2009 at the Clare Lallows boatyard in Cowes where all necessary repairs to hull and decks were done and a newly designed rig fitted. Since then she has raced successfully in many classic events, proving to be a fast and easily handled yacht with superb lines.
The current owner has overhauled the machinery and spent a lot of time improving the cosmetics and finish of the yacht so she is now in sparkling condition.
She has a current IRC certificate. 2018 survey available.
Length on Deck 32′
Length Waterline 21′
Thames Tonnage 7TM
Planked in mahogany copper fastened to oak frames
Iron external ballast keel. Keel bolts new in 2009.
Sheathed marine plywood deck with a varnished mahogany coverboard and toe rail.
Varnished mahogany coachroof coamings with chromed bronze portholes and a sheathed plywood coachroof deck.
Self draining cockpit with scrubbed teak thwarts and varnished mahogany coamings.
Tiller steering with varnished mahogany tiller and wooden rudder.
Fractional bermudan sloop rig on a keel stepped painted alloy mast.
The current rig was designed in conjunction with Corby Yachts and is optimised for IRC racing.
Slab reefing alloy boom and alloy spinnaker pole.
Stainless steel standing rigging to internal stainless chain plates. Rigging new in 2009.
Harken roller furling headsail system.
Adjustable backstay on 6:1 purchase.
Well thought out and installed rig with modern blocks and fittings, mostly Harken.
Running rigging led aft along the coachroof through Spinlock organisers and clutches.
Pair of Harken 32 ST winches on the cabin top. Pair of Harken ST sheet winches on the cockpit coamings.
Dimension-polyant laminated mainsail and jib, both new in 2009.
Spinnaker and asymmetric from 2009. Fractional spinnaker and older Dacron mainsail.
Lombardini 13hp 2cyl diesel installed on the centreline with a Volvo hydraulic drive to a port side offset propeller.
Engine newly installed in 2009, recently overhauled hydraulic system with new pipes.
2 blade folding propeller, gives 6 knots cruising speed.
Plastic Tek Tank diesel tank aft.
2 x 12 volt batteries charged from engine alternator.
4 berths with comfortable sitting headroom.
Steps down over the engine box with a quarter berth either side.
Matching piece of joinery each side with flat work top space. Drawer storage beneath. 12 volt switch panel to port along with VHF and stereo.
Settee either side with sitting headroom.
Double v-berth forward.
Full specification and details available upon request
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