Sailing yachts

5 ton Hillyard

(REF: 18289)


  • Designer: Hillyard, David
  • Builder: Hillyards
  • Year: 1957
  • Location: Kent
  • Length on deck: 25'6"
  • Beam: 7'6"
  • Draft: 5'
  • Tonnage: 5TM

Enquire about 5 ton Hillyard

Please fill in this form and we will contact you about this boat

Apply for finance

Visit our partner’s website to apply for finance

Apply now

Full specification

Wooden Ships Comments on this 5 ton Hillyard

5 ton Hillyard designed and built by Hillayrds of Littlehampton in 1957.  Cruised extensively by the previous owner around the West Country and over to France.  Bought by the present owner in 2015 after a period of neglect, she had repairs carried out by a professional shipwright including work to the deck, main bulkhead replacement and  repair to the rudder.  Unfortunately family circumstances have forced the owners to put her up for sale.

Hillyards built no nonsense simple yachts for sensible money which enabled more people to get afloat and enjoy sailing.  The 5 tonner is one of the smaller boats in their range but offers a comfortable interior, good headroom with 4 berths, a decent size cockpit and acceptable sailing performance all in a small and manageable yacht.

Length on Deck                 25’6″

Length Waterline             23′

Beam                                    7’6″

Draft                                      5′

Thames Tonnage             5TM




Carvel planked in mahogany all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers.

Grown oak floors across the centreline.

External Iron ballast keel with recently checked stainless steel keel bolts.  250kg internal lead ballast.

Marine plywood deck sheathed in glass fibre and finished with non slip deck paint.  Raised topsides forward with a step in the deck aft increasing the volume and space in the cabin.  Stainless steel stanchions and guard wires.

Varnished mahogany coachroof coamings with sheathed plywood coachroof deck

Self draining cockpit with teak grating and a thwart either side.




Masthead bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped solid wooden varnished mast.

Varnished wooden slab reefing boom.

Stainless steel standing rigging to external stainless chain plates.  Single standing backstay to a bumpkin.

Harken roller furling headsail to the stem head.

2 mast winches and 2 cockpit sheet winches.

Mainsail, genoa and jib all new in 2000.




Beta Marine 14hp twin cylinder diesel installed new in 2010.  Major service in 2016.

Twin disc gearbox with single lever controls to a centreline 2 blade bronze propeller.  5 knots cruising speed, 5.5knots max.

Mild steel fuel tank in starboard quarter under the deck.

2 x 12 volt batteries in port cockpit locker.   Charging from engine alternator or 240 volt battery charger.  Installed shore power system.




4 berths including a quarter berth, 2 saloon settee berths and a forepeak berth.

Step down from the hatch over the engine box into the main cabin where there is good headroom throughout.  Galley area to port and a quarter berth to starboard.

The galley has a Plastimo Neptune 250C 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill.  Single stainless sink with manually pumped fresh water

Half height bulkheads with grab rails separates off the main saloon.  Full length berths with trotter boxes at the forward end, storage lockers above.  Lockers and shelves outboard of the berths both sides.

Centreline passageway to the forepeak with a single berth to port and a Jabsco sea toilet to starboard.  Half size berth starboard side forward of the heads suitable for children.



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.