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9 ton Hillyard

(REF: 18116)


  • Designer: Hillyard, David
  • Builder: David Hillyard yard, Littlehampton
  • Year: 1959
  • Location: Hampshire
  • Length on deck: 32'
  • Beam: 8'6
  • Draft: 4'6

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Wooden Ships Comments on this 9 ton Hillyard

David Hilliard built hundreds of boats from 2 ½ tons to 29 tons and they were, and still are, immensely popular.  The 9 tonner centre cockpit design gave 2 separate sleeping cabins + a saloon which is ideal for extended cruising.  The present owners bought her in 2005, and did a full refit in 2011 prior to a 3yr cruise down the French canals to Italy and back.

9 ton Centre cockpit Hillyard



Carvel ¾” mahogany planking on sawn oak frames, copper fastened.  Iron ballast keel, approx 2 tons.  Lead internal ballast, approx 1.5 tons.   Galvanised mild steel keel bolts, renewed July 2011.


Decks and Cockpit

Painted sheathed ply deck.  Wheel steering in centre cockpit which has a full canvas cover on a SS frame.  New SS guardrails 2011.



Varnished mahogany coachroof coamings.



Masthead Bermudan sloop

Deck-stepped solid timber mast, varnished.  Varnished wooden slab reefing boom.

Stainless steel standing rigging, new July 2011.  SS rigging screws and terminals.  Galvanised internal chain plates.  Single standing backstay.



Battened mainsail.  270 sq ft.  Fair condition.

Genoa.  300 sq ft.  Fair condition

Storm jib, 6 yrs old, unused

Spare furling genoa in fair condition

Furlex roller furling  2008.



Barlow winches on mast and cockpit.





Yanmar 36hp, 3 cyl diesel, installed 2003.

Yanmar gearbox.  Single lever control.Centreline prop, 3 blade, new 2014.  Cruising speed 5 kts, Max 7.5 kts.  Consumption 1.9 lph.



4 batteries in engine compartment.   12v electrics.  Shore power.



Fuel:  80 litres in galvanised tank in stbd cockpit locker.

Water:  80 litres in galvanised tank, port cockpit locker.




Berths 5


Fwd cabin

Chain locker.  Single berth stbd. Sail locker and storage for beaching legs port. Wet locker & cupboards aft port.  Hatch over.



Settee berths port & stbd, storage under.  Removeable table can be used in cockpit.

Taylor’s diesel cabin heater.



On port forward side of the cockpit.  Jabsco.



Gimballed gas 2 burner, grill & oven. New Dec ’13.  SS galley sink, pumped overboard with Whale footpump.   Waeco 60 ltr 12v fridge fitted in aft cabin.


Aft Cabin

Accessed from cockpit.  Berths port and stbd, convert to a double.





Nasa fluxgate compass

Nasa sounder

VHF radio

Autohelm autopilot, not installed.

Garmin GPS



Seago 4 man liferaft, new 2011, in SS cradle.


Ground tackle

35lb CQR anchor

30m ½” chain + warp

Fishermans anchor with rope & chain

Manual windlass


Extra gear

Pair of beaching legs

Bimini cover

Mahogany boarding ladder

Mainsail cover

Cockpit tent new 2014

Winter cover

Assorted cutlery, pots and pans and crockery

Assorted mooring ropes

3 galvanised steel mooring stakes








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.