Sailing yachts

Harrison Butler Cyclone II

(REF: 25277)


  • Designer: T. Harrison Butler
  • Builder: Arthur Collings of Looe
  • Year: 1931
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 25'
  • Beam: 8'7"
  • Draft: 4'3"
  • Tonnage: 6TM

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Harrison Butler Cyclone II

25′ bermudan cutter designed by T. Harrison Butler and known as the Cyclone II design.  Built by Arthur Collings of Looe in 1931.

She has been in the present very experienced ownership for many years, they have cruised for 2 or 3 months each summer from their base in Cornwall, stopping in the Isles of Scilly and heading on from there to either Ireland, Wales or the West Coast of Scotland.  Each winter the boat is wrapped up on the foreshore on her beaching legs with the mast removed where she is well protected from the elements.  Commissioned each spring and sailed extensively for the summer months, a properly cared for and well used classic yacht.

Her lines are unmistakably Harrison Butler and her sailing characteristics also have his hallmark, being a well balanced and sea kindly vessel with a nice motion.

She is a simple boat with few mod cons but with the benefit of having few systems to go wrong.

Recent thorough spring refit completed.

A true classic yacht with excellent pedigree, lovely lines and a wonderful cruising history in the present ownership.


Length On Deck                                25’

Length Waterline                             22’6”

Length Overall                                   32’

Beam                                                    8’7”

Draft                                                      4’3”

Thames Tonnage                             6TM


  • Carvel planked in a resinous tight grain pine fastened with galvanised steel boat nails to sawn oak frames.
  • Frames are in futtocks to make the curve of the hull, doubled up through the midships sections.
  • Sawn oak floors across the centreline.
  • External iron ballast keel of 2.2 tons fastened with galvanised mild steel keel bolts.
  • Straight laid pine deck, originally Caulked and payed, now overlaid with GRP sheathing and finished in non-slip deck paint.
  • Small toe rail all round with a teak capping rail.  Galvanised stanchions and guard wires.
  • Elegant coachroof with varnished teak coamings and bronze port lights.  Forward coaming is mahogany.
  • Canvas sheathed laid pine coachroof deck with varnished grab rails and sliding hatch. Varnished teak fore hatch.
  • Very deep non-self draining cockpit with varnished teak coamings and scrubbed teak thwarts.  Thwarts lift to lockers below.
  • Tiller steering on a transom hung rudder.


  • Bermudan cutter rig on a keel stepped varnished pine mast with a slab reefing varnished pine boom.
  • Mix of stainless steel and galvanised wire standing rigging of varying age but well cared for.
  • Galvanised rigging screws to internal galvanised chain plates, side fastened through the frames. S
  • ingle standing back stay to a bumpkin.  Running backstays on tackles.
  • Centreline varnished pine bowsprit passes through the galvanised stem head fitting.  Chain bobstay tensions with a tackle.  Galvanised whisker stays.
  • Staysail hanks to the inner forestay.  Jib is on a Wickham Martin furling system and is taken to the end of the bowsprit with a leathered traveller.
  • Pair of bronze non-self tailing cockpit sheet winches.
  • Mainsheet is to a galvanised horse across the aft deck with double tails to cleats on the coaming.
  • Mainsail, staysail, jib and storm jib all in serviceable condition.


  • Volvo Penta 2010 twin cylinder 10hp marine diesel. New alternator, starter motor, raw water pump and exhaust elbow in last 5 years. S
  • ingle lever controls to a centreline 3 blade fixed bronze propeller gives 5 knots cruising speed at approximately 1 litre/hour.
  • 25 litre plastic fuel tank in the cockpit locker.
  • 2 x 12 volt batteries of 35ah and 45ah both charged from the engine alternator.
  • Vertical action bronze manual bilge pump.


  • 3 berths with 5’8” headroom under the coachroof.
  • Steps down over the engine box with galley to starboard and chart desk to port.
  • Galley has a single stainless sink with manually pumped fresh water and a 2 burner Origo 3000 spirit stove set on gimballs.
  • Good size chart desk with storage drawer below and batteries under.
  • Half height bulkheads with vertical grab rails separate off the main saloon.
  • Port and starboard settee berths with smart upholstery.  Settee backs in varnished teak hinge out to access storage space behind.  Shelves above under the side decks.
  • Open plan forepeak with no bulkheads enclosing the space below decks.  Single berth to starboard, currently used for storage.
  • Anchor locker below the sole boards on the centreline.
  • Space for a chemical toilet if desired.
  • Lots of storage space in the bows.


  • Steering compass
  • NASA sounder
  • Walker trailing log
  • Standard Horizon GX1400 DSC VHF with GPS
  • Auto-steer wind vane steering system


  • Horse shoe life buoy with drogue
  • Coastal flare pack
  • Spare tiller
  • Jackstays
  • Emergency boarding ladder


  • 35lbs CQR anchor with 40m of 8mm chain
  • 20lbs Fishermans anchor with 5m of 8mm chain and 40m of 10mm warp
  • Danforth anchor with warp and chain
  • Manual windlass
  • Warps
  • Fenders
  • Beaching legs
  • Deck brush
  • Bucket
  • Boat hook
  • Avon inflatable dinghy with oars


  • Bunk and berth cushions
  • Origo 3000 spirit stove
  • Chemical toilet
  • 1 x 35ah 12 volt battery
  • 1 x 45ah 12 volt battery


  • Mainsail cover
  • Wyckham Martin furling gear for jib
  • Mainsail by Sanders Sails, 250sqft, serviceable condition
  • Staysail by Sanders Sails, 80sqft, serviceable condition
  • Jib by Sanders Sails, 75sqft, serviceable condition
  • Storm jib by Penrose Sails, very good condition
  • Pair of bronze non-self tailing cockpit sheet winches

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