Wooden Ships Comments on this Falmouth Quay Punt Yacht
Bermudan yawl designed and built by R.S. Burt and Sons of Falmouth in 1930 along the lines of a Falmouth Quay Punt. Importantly she was built as a yacht and is not a converted working boat which means the quality of the materials used in the original build is better, and the space within the boat is far more suitable for cruising than in a converted boat.
Bought by the present owner in 2014 and put ashore for a meticulous and painstaking refit where every inch of the boat has been repaired of refitted as necessary. For the most part she was structurally sound and required little work on the hull, but a new laid deck was fitted, the cockpit and entrance hatch re-designed to make it safer and easier to use, and the interior was completely overhauled, the result being a stunning yet very practical classic yacht in ready to go condition.
She has an illustrious history including an Atlantic circuit many years ago when she visited Brazil. The previous owner cruised extensively around the West Country, much of it single handed, and has never had cause to worry, even in nasty conditions. She is a stiff and well balanced yacht, dry on deck and predictable in her motion just as a proper boat should be.
A 1930 yachting monthly article stated ‘she has been planned with obvious care to secure an able cruiser which is easy to sail singlehanded, but at the same time can be used as a summer home for the owner and his wife without that feeling of being “cramped” which most boats of less than 30ft produce’
Length on Deck 29’ + bowsprit
Length waterline 27’
Thames Tonnage 9TM
Working sail area 612sqft
Planked in Pitch Pine fastened with copper clench nails to heavy sawn oak frames. Two steamed intermediate timbers fastened with copper rivets.
External iron ballast keel of 2.25 ton fastened with iron keel bolts.
Wrought iron strap floors side fastened through the heavy sawn oak frames.
Semi swept laid pine deck glued over a marine plywood subdeck with a layer of epoxy sheathing between.
Varnished teak cover boards and tow rails. Bronze fairleads and deck fittings.
Self draining cockpit with scrubbed teak sole and varnished teak thwarts with a bridge deck.
Varnished teak coamings leant outboard to make them more comfortable.
Gorgeous companion hatch and incorporated skylight forward all in varnished teak with a bronze porthole each side.
Cutter headed bermudan yawl rig on solid varnished keel stepped masts, to her original deisgn.
An easily handled rig with plenty of power and simply adapted to all wind conditions.
Varnished wooden booms, bumpkin and bowsprit.
Stainless steel standing rigging, new in 20110, to bronze rigging screws and internal galvanised chain plates.
Running backstays on tackles.
Mainsail, mizzen, staysail, no.1 and no.2 jib all from 2007 or 2009 and in very good condition. Older sails also with the boat including storm trysail and mizzen staysail.
2 pairs of Lewmar self tailing sheet winches on the cockpit coamings. Galvanised halyard winches on the main mast.
Yanmar 3YM30 30hp diesel installed new in 2009. Less than 500 hrs.
Yanmar gearbox with stainless steel shaft to 3 blade bronze propeller. Shaft, tube, cutlass bearing and propeller all new in 2009.
9 gallon stainless steel fuel tank under the aft deck
35 gallon galvanised water tank below the cabin sole.
2 x 12 volt batteries charged by the engine alternator, one for domestics and one for engine starting.
Very spacious accommodation compared to most 29’ yachts, as was described by Yachting Monthly in 1930. Mostly original panelled teak joinery in very nice condition, all stripped and rebuilt in recent refit.
Sliding entrance hatch with steps down into the deep cabin.
Galley area to starboard with a gimballed Plastimo 2 burner stove with oven and grill. Storage shelves behind with work surface and a single stainless sink and hand pumped fresh water. Varnished teak jinery all around the galley. Oven new in 2013.
Hanging wet locker to port with a small chart desk, all original but recently rebuilt joinery.
Centreline drop leaf teak saloon table on the centreline with two full length settee berths port and starboard with all new upholstery.
Lockers at the forward end of the saloon to port, all original joinery. Solid fuel charcoal stove mounted on the bulkhead to the starboard of the mast.
Passageway going forward to port.
Heads compartment to starboard with a Jabsco manual sea toilet. Hand basin that drops down and drains directly into the heads bowl.
Forecabin with all new joinery giving twin V-berths and a centre infill to create a double with all new upholstery.
6’2” headroom throughout the saloon under the deck head
5’2” headroom going forward under the deck head.
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