Sailing yachts

Cheverton Cavalier built in Hong Kong

(REF: 18255)


  • Designer: Cheverton, David
  • Builder: Wing on Shing Shipyard, Hong Kong
  • Year: 1966
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 29'8"
  • Beam: 9'3"
  • Draft: 4'7"
  • Tonnage: 8TM

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Wooden Ships Comments

The Cheverton Cavalier was designed by David Cheverton and many examples were built by him at his yard on the Isle of Wight.  This boat however was the second of 6 Cavaliers built by the Wing on Shing Shipyard, Hong Kong at the time, with this yacht being launched in 1966 for her first owner, Baron Coleraine of Haltemprice

As with many shipyards in Hong Kong, their proximity to the tropical rainforests gave them easy access to good hardwoods which is why this boat was planked in Burma Teak from top to bottom.

She has been owned by the present family for nearly 40 years and has cruised around the UK, Holland, through the French canals and into the Mediterranean.  Unfortunately ill health forces the sale.


Length on deck                 29’8″

Length Waterline             22’6″

Beam                                    9’3″

Draft                                      4’7″

Thames Tonnage             8TM

Cheverton Cavalier built in Hong Kong



Planked in Burma teak, all splined and varnished externally.

Copper rivet fastened to sawn Ipol frames.

Grown wooden floors across the centreline

External lead ballast keel with bronze keel bolts.

Solid yacht laid teak deck finished in Coelan.

Varnished Burma teak coachroof coamings with a sheathed plywood coachroof deck.

Self draining cockpit with varnished teak thwarts.  Tiller steering.



Mast head bermudan sloop rig on a Kemp alloy deck stepped mast.  Alloy slab reefing boom.

Stainless steel standing rigging, 1993, to internal chain plates.  Twin standing backstays.

Mast winches and self tailing cockpit winches.


Battened mainsail by Ratsey & Lapthorn 2002.

Furling Genoa by Crusader 2006.  Rotastay furling.

Cruising Chute



Bukh 24hp twin cylinder diesel, installed in 1992.

Stainless shaft to a fixed 3 blade centreline propeller.  Cruising speed 5kts.  Max 6.5kts.

Twin 80ah batteries, charged by the alternator & 240v charging.  Installed shore power system.

60 litres of fuel in two stainless tanks.

130 litres of water in a plastic Tek Tank.



4 berths with 6’4 headroom

Original teak interior with painted bulkheads.

Steps down from starboard offset companion hatch with galley to port and chart desk to starboard.

Galley with Plastimo 2 burner oven and grill, stainless steel sink which gravity drains overboard.

2 saloon settee berths with shelves and cupboards outboard each side.

Dropleaf teak saloon table which can be moved depending on the number of diners.

Starboard offset doorway going forward with a heads compartment to port and hanging locker to starboard.

Heads has a manual Jabsco sea toilet and a hand basin which pulls out above it.

V berths in the forecabin with an infill to make a double.

Eberspacher hot air heating system throughout the cabin.




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.