Wooden Ships Comments on this Holman bermudan sloop
Designed by Kim Holman and built by Tucker Brown of Burnham on Crouch in 1965. Holman designed the boat for himself and therefore was particularly fastidious about the materials and skills used in her construction making her an excellent yacht with a particularly top quality construction. She is effectively his North Sea 24 design with a counter added making her extremely elegant and pleasing on the eye but she also has remarkable performance.
Shaker was the last yacht Holman raced and coming at the end of his career she embodied many of his ideals and could be considered a culmination of his life’s work. Indeed he described the boat as his all time favourite design and she was highlighted as such in his obituary.
Shaker underwent a thorough refit in 2016 with the current owner and is now in lovely condition and ready to race and cruise next summer.
Length on Deck 33’10”
Length Waterline 24’
Thames Tons: 9TM
Planked in 1.25” mahogany all copper fastened to steam bent Canadian Rock Elm timbers.
Bronze strap floors across the centreline with bronze floor bolts.
External lead ballast keel of 2.75ton fastened with bronze keel bolts, last drawn in 2016.
Deck is laid in two layers of 9mm marine plywood and sheathed in glass cloth. Varnished teak toe rails all round. With stainless steel stanchions and guard wires.
Varnished teak coachroof coamings with stainless portholes. Sheathed plywood coachroof deck with varnished teak hand rails, fore hatch and companion hatch.
Self draining cockpit with varnished teak thwarts and very high coamings giving a sense of security. Tiller steering.
Masthead Bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped painted alloy mast with alloy slab reefing boom.
Pair of painted alloy spinnaker poles.
Stainless steel standing rigging new in 2016. Internal stainless chain plates.
Adjustable single back stay and roller furling on the forestay.
Mainsail and genoa new in 2016. Spinnaker and storm jib older but in good condition.
4 Lewmar non self tailing winches in the cockpit and 3 Lewmar no ST winches at the mast.
Running rigging largely replaced in 2016.
Volvo Penta 2002 18hp diesel installed new in 1987.
Single lever controls to a centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller giving 6 knots cruising speed.
50 litre stainless steel fuel tank under the cockpit sole.
4 x 12 volt batteries under the saloon sole for domestics and starting. Charged from engine alternator or through 240 volt charger.
Installed shore power system with 13 amp sockets in the saloon.
1 manual bilge pump and 1 electric bilge pump.
Original interior layout which is slightly unorthodox but provides 4 good berths, ample headroom and a comfortable saloon.
Steps down from the companionway with a galley to port and chart desk to starboard.
Galley has a gimballed Plastimo gas stove with oven and grill and a single stainless steel sink which pumps overboard. Manually pumped fresh water. Custom made storage for crockery plus numerous other storage cupboards.
Chart desk faces outboard and in typical Holman fashion, lifts to gain access to the decent size quarter berth.
Saloon has a settee berth each side with a trotter box at the forward end. Folding saloon table stows flat against the bulkhead when not in use. Force 10 gas cabin heater.
Centreline door going forward with a single berth set to starboard which is a very comfortable and secure sea berth.
In the forepeak is the heads compartment with a Baby Blake sea toilet which discharges directly overboard. Anchor locker and storage forward of the heads.
Full specification and details available upon request
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