Wooden Ships Comments on this Hillyard 9 Ton Bermudan Sloop
32’ Bermudan sloop 9 ton Hillyard designed and built by Hillyards of Littlehampton in 1968.
Bought by the current owner in 2010, she had been laid up for several years and the current owner undertook a years thorough refit with a professional shipwright on the Isle of Wight. The ballast keel was dropped off, part of the wooden keel replaced and all new keel bolts. The hull was stripped to bare wood, 3 planks per side replaced, completely re-caulked and re-fastened where necessary. The mast was rebuilt with new wiring and new rigging.
Most recently in 2021 she had a professional cosmetic refit, halyards replaced and Baby Blake sea toilet refitted.
Several areas of damage have been discovered which will require repair work this spring and the boat has been price at an attractive level in accordance with this work. the forward cabin coaming has significant areas of rot, the chain plates are corroded and the top of the stern post is soft which in turn has led to a small area of soft deck plywood and some areas of soft in the hood ends of the top 2 planks. None of this will stop a new owner sailing the boat away as she is, there is much of this boat which is in excellent order so with these small repairs done she will be a fine yacht.
A nice example of the design with a thorough refit history from the present ownership. Sensibly priced yacht perfect for family cruising
Length on Deck 32’
Length Waterline 29’6”
Thames Tonnage 9TM
Carvel planked in mahogany all copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers.
Garboards and 2 planks above new in 2010. All fastenings checked or replaced.
Hull stripped to bare wood and recaulked in 2010.
Grown oak floors across the centreline. Much of the oak keel was replaced in 2010.
External iron ballast keel with mild steel keel bolts that were new in 2010.
T&G laid deck, sheathed and finished with deck paint. New paint job in 2021.
Varnished mahogany coachroof coamings with chromed bronze windows.
Sheathed plywood coachroof deck with mahogany grab rails.
Deep centre cockpit in varnished mahogany with the helm position on the aft bulkhead.
Wheel steering with chain and cable to the rudder quadrant.
Bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped wooden mast.
Mast is the usual Hillyard box section and was rebuilt in 2010 with all new internal wiring.
Varnished wooden slab reefing boom with a stack pack system.
Roller furling headsail system
Stainless steel standing rigging all new in 2010. Internal galvanised chain plates.
Pair of self tailing cockpit sheet winches. Pair of mast halyard winches.
Mainsail refitted in 2010. Headsail new from Crusader Sails in 2010. Storm Jib.
Perkins 4107 4cyl 35hp fresh water cooled diesel.
Engine had a thorough overhaul in 2010.
Mechanical gearbox to a centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller, gives 5 knots cruising speed.
3 x 12 volt batteries charged from the engine alternator or through the 240v shore power system and battery charger. Several 13 amp sockets in the cabin.
Painted steel diesel tank of 20 gallons in the engine space.
Galvanised steel water tank of 20 gallons in the engine space.
6 berths including a double in the aft cabin, 2 saloon settee berths and 2 single berths in the forepeak.
Entrance into the aft cabin from the cockpit on the starboard side with the heads compartment to port and a large double berth. This can be configured as 2 single berths as well.
Heads has a Baby Blake sea toilet that has been recently overhauled. Plastic fold down hand basin with manually pumped fresh water.
Steps down into the main saloon from the cockpit. Galley to port with a Neptune 2 burner gas cooker plus oven and grill.
Saloon has a centreline dropleaf table with a settee berth either side.
Centreline passage going forward into the forepeak with a single berth each side and the forehatch above.
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