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Hillyard 9 ton

(REF: 18242)


  • Designer: Hillyard, David
  • Builder: Hillyards yard
  • Year: 1964
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 32'
  • Beam: 8'
  • Draft: 4'6"

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ALL SENSIBLE OFFERS CONSIDERED.  Owner has emigrated and needs to sell as quickly as possible


The 9 ton Hillyard was one of David Hillyards most popular designs as they were ideal for family cruising, big enough to be comfortable but still manageable and easy to look after.

This particlular example was bought by a young shipwright who undertook a lengthy refit including a lot of work to the deck and hull, before making her his home and cruising the UK, unfortunately a change of circumstances means she must now be sold.

We can provide a full and detailed list of all the work which was carried out between 2014 – 2015 which included completely stripping the hull and re-caulking the whole boat and making repairs to the coachroof and deck furniture.

This is a tidy and well presented yacht, a nice example of the type and ready to be sailed away.  The owner was recently offered a job in Australia so has emigrated leaving the boat in our care, therefore he would like to sell her this spring and has reduced the price accordingly.  Recent survey available.

Length on Deck                32′

Beam                                   8′

Draft                                   4’6″



Planked in Brazilian mahogany all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers.

Grown oak floors across the centreline.

External iron ballast keel of 3.5 ton fastened with 1″ iron bolts, last drawn in July 2015.

T&G larch deck overlaid with plywood and sheathed in epoxy cloth.

Varnished mahogany coach roof coamings with bronze portholes



Bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped hollow Douglas fir mast.

Usual galvanised tabernacle arrangement.

Galvanised wire standing rigging to galvanise rigging screws and external chain plates.

Mainsail and roller furling genoa.

Pair of self tailing Lewmar sheet winches and 2 Tuffnol mast winches.



Perkins 4108 4cyl diesel, 48hp

Single lever controls with stainless shaft to centreline 3 blade propeller

5kts cruising speed, 7kts max.

30 gallon galvanise fuel tank in cockpit locker.

3 x 100ah gel batteries.

Installed shore power system with Sterling charger.

Work done to the engine in 2015, full list available.



Usual Hillyard layout with 6 berths in 2 sleeping cabins and the saloon.

Centre cockpit, usual deep and safe Hillyard affair with wheel steering on te aft bulkhead.

Steps down to the aft cabin through normal Hillyard sliding door.

Heads to port with Baby Blake sea toilet.  Good size double berth across the boat at the at end of the cabin.

Steps into the main saloon from the cockpit with galley in aft port corner.

Full length settee berth either side with centreline dropleaf table.

Low passageway through to the forecabin with two single berths and storage.

Galley has a gimballed 2 burner gas cooker with oven and grill plus a single stainless steel sink.


Full specification and details available upon request


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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.