Wooden Ships Comments on this Aft Cockpit 9 Ton Hillyard
Built in 1967 at Hillyards in Littlehampton, this is a very rare aft cockpit 9 ton Hillyard, there were very few built with this cockpit arrangement and we believe only one other in this size. The very large, comfortable and deep cockpit is superb for coastal cruising, offering a lot of space to move around and sit in comfort.
The main cabin is still very similar to the centre cockpit version, although there are two excellent pilot berths forward of the saloon which is not seen in other Hillyards.
An interesting yacht which has been in long ownership. In commission and sailing however she now requires a new owner with fresh enthusiasm to give her a lift and give her life for the next 30 years.
Believed to be planked in Mahogany above the waterline, Iroko below, copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers
Oak floors with cast iron ballast keel and iron keel bolts
Sheathed plywood deck
Mast head bermudan sloop on a deck stepped hollow pine mast.
Galvanised standing rigging and internal stainless chain plates.
Jib No. 1,2 and 3
Perkins 4107 35hp 4cyl diesel with shaft drive to a centreline 3 blade bronze propeller.
5 knots cruising speed at less than 1 gallon/hour.
Galvanised steel tanks either side of the cockpit
2 x 100ah batteries charged from engine alternator.
Very comfortable and spacious cabin, cleverly designed for maximum use of space.
Large storage lockers at the aft end of the cabin.
Long settee berths either side with a centreline drop leaf saloon table
Galley at the forward end of the saloon with a gimballed gas stove to starboard and sink to port with manually pumped fresh water.
Through the bulkhead there is a port and starboard pilot berth.
Heads up forward in the whole forepeak.
Full specification and details available upon request
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