Sailing yachts

4 ton Hillyard Bermudan Cutter

(REF: 18256)


  • Designer: Hillyard, David
  • Builder: Hillyards, Littlehampton
  • Year: 1938
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 20'
  • Beam: 7'3
  • Draft: 3'6
  • Tonnage: 4

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Wooden Ships Comments

4 ton bermudan cutter designed and built by Hillyards of Littlehampton in 1938.

This was one of the small Hillyard designs with very pretty lines and a sea kindly hull, so despite her small size she is a capable and fun boat to sail.

In present ownership for many years,  this is now sadly an executor sale, however it is clear that much work has been put into the boat over the years with a new mast in 2010, recent new deck and a new transom.  She is what appears to be a sound and respectable yacht which will bring much joy to her new owners and continue to acquire admiring looks wherever she goes.

Length on Deck                 20′

Length Overall                   27′

Length Waterline             20′

Beam                                    7’3″

Draft                                      3’6″

4 ton Hillyard Bermudan Cutter



Planked in 3/4″ pitch pine all copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers

Long external iron ballast keel with steel keel bolts.

Grown oak floors across the centreline

Sheathed 1″ plywood deck laid by present owner

Varnished mahogany coamings with a sheathed T&G coachroof deck.



Bermudan cutter rig on a keel stepped hollow spruce mast.  Mast was built by Noble Spars in 2010.

Varnished wooden roller reefing boom, varnished bowsprit and bumpkin.

1994 stainless steel rigging to external galvanised chain plates.

Both headsails on Wyckham Martin furling gear.

Pair of Tuffnel cockpit sheet winches for the jib

Full set of sails from 1996 in good order.



Yanmar 1GM10 10hp single cylinder diesel fitted in 1995.

Centreline stainless shaft to a fixed 3 blade bronze propeller

25 litre stainless fuel tank under the aft deck.

Pair of 12 volt batteries charged from engine alternator.



2 good length settee berths with sitting headroom

Galley in aft starboard corner with a 2 burner gas stove with grill.

Forepeak with stowage and a Porta Potti toilet.



CQR anchor with 30m of chain

Navigation lights

Manual bilge pump


Warps and fenders

Beaching legs



Full specification and details available upon request





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.