Sailing yachts

Bermudan Sloop

(REF: 18051)


  • Designer: Warrington Smythe, Rodney
  • Builder: Falmouth Boat Construction, Flushing, Cornwall
  • Year: 1965
  • Location: South Devon
  • Length on deck: 24' 2 1/2"
  • Beam: 7'9
  • Draft: 4'9
  • Tonnage: 5

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Wooden ships comments on this Bermudan Sloop

Designed by Rodney Warrington-Smythe and built by his Falmouth Boat Construction Co, Flushing, Falmouth Cornwall in 1965. Warrington-Smythe designed many yachts, the best known probably his Falmouth Pilot 5 tonners and 9 tonners.

Bermudan Sloop

The yacht was designed for a client who cancelled the order prior to build. The yacht was then built for Dick Watson a director of Falmouth Boat Construction Co. and subsequently passed to his daughter.

She was designed as a slightly smaller version of Jedanor, a successful 30’ racer and the present owners have proved her to be a fast yacht.


She will happily reach 6knts to windward and has logged 6.5knts in 12knts of wind. Off wind she will sail comfortably at 7.5 knots in 15 knots plus apparent wind.

The first reef goes in at 21knts, the second reef at 25knts.


She gives a very comfortable motion even in a sea, stands up well to her canvas and is a very well-behaved yacht. The cock-pit is a good size and the cabin can accommodate 2 in comfort and two children.

The boat feels like a much bigger boat when sailing and performs really well.


The yacht comes with copies of her original drawings and all bills back to 1998 to document her history.

Since purchase by present owners, considerable money and effort has been spent on updating the yacht. The fore peak has been rebuilt with a new sea toilet, the yacht has been rewired, the hull was stripped to bare wood and repainted with 2 undercoat and 2 topcoat.


Farrane is currently undergoing a refit ready for the 2016 season:

  • Stripped, repainted and re-varnished interior saloon and forecabin
  • Teak decking stripped and treated with Semco
  • Hull will be freshly painted with 2 costs of International and all exterior varnish work is being rubbed down and recoated with International Original varnish.
  • The wooden boom has been removed from the boat stripped to bare and revarnished – 6 coats
  • 2 new 12v batteries and new wiring
  • New engine starter motor
  • New automatic bilge pump
  • Re-caulking to forefoot and below waterline seams
  • New interior saloon and forepeak cushions
  • Genoa new in 2014 and used 4 times since
    • 2 spare genoas in good condition
  • Lots of new running rigging
  • New Harken furling system new in 2014 – little use since
  • Freshly anti-fouled and ready to go


She is presented in immaculate and sparkling condition following her refit and is ready to sail in all respects.


Planked in pitch-pine on an oak and elm back-bone. All copper fastened.

Afromosia transom

Steam oak timbers 1 3/8” x 1” @ 8” centres.

Oak floors.

2000lb cast iron ballast keel. Some internal iron ballast.


Yacht-laid teak deck to a king plank over a ply sub deck.  Re-plugged 2013. New teak decks 2013 on cabin roof and cockpit floor.

Deep toe rail, varnished inside with varnished teak capping.

Inset bronze fair leads at the bow with galvanised single chain roller stemhead fitting.

Galvanised nacelle pipe on the fore deck takes the anchor chain to below.

Teak bar mooring cleat in the centre of the fore deck. Chromed fore deck vent

Aft deck with twin teak bar mooring cleats and chromed deck vent.




Varnished teak cock-pit coamings.

White painted cabin coamings with a bronze port hole each side, stepped up to a dog-house aft with rectangular window each side. The coach-roof and dog-house are trimmed in varnished teak edging.

Varnished teak grab rails on the dog-house each side.

Varnished teak sliding hatch and twin doors to the cabin entrance.


Large self draining cock-pit with teak laid bridge deck. Teak flooring (2013).  Seat/lockers with twin scrubbed teak locker lids each side.

Varnished low-level locker door to under the aft deck.

Varnished ash tiller.

Seating for six people on mooring and 4 while sailing.


Masthead Bermudian sloop rig on aluminium mast, stepped on the coach-roof. Single spreaders.

Varnished slab reefing boom.

Stainless steel rigging to external galvanised steel chain plates. Twin lowers and cap shrouds. Twin standing back-stays to the quarters.

Fore stay on Harken 3 roller furling.

Masthead tricolour navigation lights, VHF aerial.

Bow and stern Navigation lights.


Sails. 300sq’

Mainsail 2004 of which the yacht has been laid up for 2 seasons. Hong Kong sailmaker, valeted in December 2015 ready for the new season.

Genoa – new 2014, on Harken 3 roller furling gear.

2 Spinnakers (1 blue/white virtually new)

Varnished spi pole with bronze fittings.

Full white sail cover fo rmainsail



Pair of Lewmar bronze ST30 self-tailing sheet winches, new 2008 on the cock-pit coamings.

Pair of tufnol top action mast halyard winches.


Mermaid MP–321 21hp 3 cylinder diesel engine mounted on the centre-line to centre-line 3-blade bronze prop.   New 2013 and still under warranty.

Single lever controls.

Sound–proofed engine bay. Good access.

5.5knts cruising speed. 7.5knts max.

25 litre plastic Vetus tank in the stbd cock-pit locker gives 75miles range.

2 x 12v battery. The yacht was largely rewired in 2009, all new wiring in conduit.  Additional new wiring to batteries fitted in December 2015.


4 berths.

Fore peak with port and stbd berths, rebuilt around new Lavac sea toilet. Fore hatch above on the fwd end of the coach-roof.

Cabin with port and stbd settee berths giving excellent sitting head-room and standing head-room under the dog-house.  New fitted cushions.    The relatively wide coach-roof gives a feeling of space in the cabin which belies the size of the yacht.

Neptune 2500 2 burner and grill gas cooker.

Gas bottle in port cockpit locker.

Varnished 2 drop-leaf saloon table – to be fitted.

New internal floorboards 2013.


100 litres water. New flexi liner in bilge tank, 2010.

Hand pump to galley.



Raymarine ST50 tri-data wind instruments. Raymarine bronze transducer

Standard VHF with new aerial.

Masthead tri-colour, anchor/steaming, + low level pulpit nav lights.

Gimballed oil lamps in the cabin, new 12v cabin lights forward all light bulbs are LED. New curtains.

Barometer and Clock in cabin.

Anchor and 30m of chain.

Warps, spare ropes and fenders.

Full winter cover.

Avon redstart dinghy and pump.


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.