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Cardnell Brothers bermudan sloop

(REF: 18007)


  • Builder: Cardnell Bros, Maylandsea
  • Year: Pre-war
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 26'
  • Draft: 4'

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Wooden ships comments on this Cardnell Brothers Bermudan sloop

Understood to be built by Cardnell Bros in Essex pre-war.  Raised topsides forward of the cockpit gives decent headroom and interior volume in the cabin.

Lots of major work carried out by the current owner in recent years with a lot of new gear.  There are a couple of jobs to be done to make her seaworthy, but a new owner is going to benefit from the many hours and large amounts of money that has already been spent.

This will be a superb project for someone with the right skills.  Rig and sails are new and first class and the engine recently serviced so with a little more effort a new owner should have a lovely coastal cruising boat.

Cardnell Brothers bermudan sloop

Dimensions:                LOD     26’



Pitch-pine planking all copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak frames.  Some new laminated frames.  Lots of new planking in the bottom of the hull.

Oak back bone and grown oak floors.

Cast iron ballast keel fastened with iron keel bolts.

New Iroko rudder with steel fittings.

Deck is laid in tongue and groove pine covered in canvas and finished in non-slip deck paint.  The deck edge has been taped with epoxy glass cloth for reinforcement in that vulnerable area.  New forehatch.

Raised doghouse to give standing headroom at the aft end of the cabin constructed of sheathed plywood with two windows each side.

New stainless steel pulpit with new bronze fairleads and deck fittings.

Cockpit with port and starboard thwarts and a refurbished sole with yacht laid teak.



Bermudian sloop rig on deck stepped varnished refurbished mast and boom mounted in a tabernacle.

Roller reefing boom with bronze gooseneck fitting.

New Furlex roller furling headsail system.

Standing rigging all replaced in stainless in 2012.  Simple single spreader rig with twin lowers and a single cap shroud.  Single standing backstay.

All new braid on braid running rigging


Sails were new in 2012 by Frank Rowsell of Exmouth and have been set on the spars just once.  Main and genoa in cream terylene, as new in bags.



Yanmar 1GM10 installed recently as a reconditioned unit on new engine beds and mounts.  Stanless steel shaft to 3 blade bronze propeller with single lever controls.

New plastic Vetus fuel tank under the aft deck.

Single Haze 135ah AGM battery for domestics and engine starting with all new wiring and switchboard in 2012.



4 berth accommodation with a double V-berth forward and a sttee berth either side in the main cabin.

All new cushions made to measure.

2 burner spirit stove at the aft port corner of the main cabin.

Plenty of sitting headroom under the side decks.



Manual bilge pump

Rule electric bilge pump

Navigation lights

Interior lamps

All fitted cushions

2 burner spirit stove


CQR anchor and chain



Custom made cockpit cover

Mainsail cover




Suffered storm damage and repaired by Classic Boats in Bristol in 2011/12.

Bought by present owner and moved to Dartmouth to complete the refit.

She has been afloat until mid 2013 but has not yet been trial sailed. Change of plans dictates sale.


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.