Wooden Ships Comments on this Francis Jones bermudan cutter
Designed by Francis Jones and built by Staniland in 1966.
She is a very spacious, comfortable and well built cruising yacht, capable of blue water sailing with enough volume and space for a large crew if required. She can however be easily sailed by 2 people even on long voyages and will handle rough weather impeccably.
The most striking feature is her cockpit which is very large and incredibly easy to move around and work in. Her very generous beam makes for a cavernous interior with 2 double berths and 4 singles in 3 cabins.
Major refit in 2019 with extensive repairs to fore and aft decks, plus new chain plates and all new standing rigging as well as a new mainsail.
She has been owned by 2 families since new and with the present owners since 1994, in which time she has been a great family cruising boat with voyages around the UK, Biscay and down to Corsica.
A supremely capable and comfortable cruising yacht in good solid condition with a documented history of professional maintenance all at a very sensible price.
Length on Deck 50′
Length Waterline 36′
Thames Tonnage 27TM
Carvel planked in Iroko copper rivet fastened to steam bent Canadian Rock Elm timbers.
Galvanised strap floors on each frame.
External lead ballast keel of 6.5 tons, fastened with bronze keel bolts, last drawn in 1997.
Yacht laid Iroko deck over a marine plywood subdeck. Varnished Iroko toe rail all round with stainless stanchions and guard wires.
Varnished Iroko coamings with alloy framed windows and portholes all new in 2013. Coachroof deck is laid in Iroko planking over a plywood subdeck.
Very large self draining cockpit with scrubbed Iroko sole and thwarts. Whitlock wheel steering, rebuilt in 2015 by Whitlock. Bridgedeck to the companionway and good shelter in the cockpit given by the raised dog house and sprayhood.
Masthead bermudan cutter rig on a deck stepped alloy mast, supported below with a steel compression post
Alloy slab reefing boom, new in 2019.
Heavy gauge stainless steel standing rigging new in 2019 to internal stainless chain plates, also new in 2019.
Rotostay roller furling on the inner and outer forestay. Twin standing back stays.
2019 Mainsail by Ullman Sails. Genoa and Staysail by East Coast sails, 1997.
5 x Lewmar self tailing sheet winches in the cockpit plus 3 mast winches and 2 Lewmar self tailing winches on coachroof deck.
Perkins M65 4 cylinder 65hp diesel installed new in 2000. New starter motor 2016 plus new spare.
Centreline installation to a fixed 3 blade bronze propeller gives 6 knots cruising speed at 3/4 gallon/hour.
2 x 50 gallon stainless fuel tanks under cockpit lockers.
6 x 105ah batteries for engine starting and domestics, all new in 2015. 12 volt and 24 volt systems with 2 separate alternators for charging.
1 manual and 2 electric bilge pumps
Very spacious interior with 2 good sized double berths and 4 single berths.
Over 6’1″ headroom throughout the boat. Eberspacher cabin heater new in 2018.
Interior rebuilt between 1994-1997 to give a larger galley and saloon.
Steps down from the cockpit into the cabin with a large forward facing chart desk to starboard and galley to port.
Chart desk lifts to access a locker beneath with electronic instruments outboard. Large storage locker aft of the seat.
Large U-shaped galley with double stainless steel sinks, pressurised hot and cold water and masses of storage space. Force 10 3 burner gas stove with oven and grill. Top loading 12 volt refrigerator.
Half height bulkheads with a step down into the main saloon. U-shaped settee to port around a saloon table which drops down to form a large double. Single settee berth to starboard with a pilot berth outboard.
Door going forward into midships cabin with heads compartment to starboard and shower to port. Heads is a manual Jabsco sea toilet that discharges directly overboard.
Shower compartment has over 6′ headroom with pressurised hot and cold water and a stainless steel tray. Grey water drains into a sump tank with electric pump out.
Forward into a midships sleeping cabin with a double berth to port and storage/dressing table to port.
Forward again into forward cabin with twin V-berths and lots of storage. Anchor locker in the bows. Second heads compartment to port with manual Jabsco sea toilet and stainless hand basin.
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