Sailing yachts

Kim Holman Cruiser Racer

(REF: 19255)


  • Designer: Holman, Kim
  • Builder: A.H. Moodys
  • Year: 1965
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 41'7"
  • Beam: 10'8"
  • Draft: 6'9"
  • Tonnage: 16TM

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Kim Holman Cruiser Racer

Designed by Kim Holman, design No. 75 and built by Moodys in 1965 to Lloyds 100A1.  Thought to be one of 3 boats built to this design, they are known as pedigree cruiser racers, with a good turn of speed, comfortable windward performance and superb looks as the majority of Holmans boats possess.

Exhibited at Earls Court in 1965, she was voted Boat of the Show and went on to prove herself not only as a comfortable and easily managed cruising boat, but also a competitive yacht around the cans to this day.  In 2015 she finished 4th in class in the Round the Island Race.

Bought by the present owners in 2016, a sailing charity specialising in using sailing yachts for rehabilitation, she was given a commercial coding licence and has been used for sail training around Cornwall for 2 seasons.  Her MCA code of Practice is still in date and she comes complete with all the gear and equipment necessary for that licence.

A very fine pedigree yacht in nice condition with true class and provenance, a capable family cruising yacht but equally at home racing around the cans in classic regatta events.

Length on Deck                 41’7″

Length Waterline             30’2″

Beam                                    10’8″

Draft                                      6’9″

Thames Tonnage             16TM



Carvel planked in Honduras mahogany above the waterline, teak below, all copper fastened to steam bent Canadian Rock Elm frames.

Lead ballast keel with bronze keel bolts.

Bronze strap floors with bronze floor bolts.  Large stainless steel mast step with long arms to spread the rig loads.

Yacht laid teak deck glued over a marine plywood subdeck with varnished teak king plank, toe rail and coverboard.  Deck laid in 1990.

Varnished teak coamings with a sheathed plywood coachroof deck.  Slightly raised doghouse aft for increased headroom.  Chromed bronze window frames.

Large self draining cockpit with varnished teak coamings and thwarts.  Very deep cockpit sheltered by the overhanging doghouse.

Wheel steering on a Whitlock pedestal.




Masthead bermudan sloop rig on a keel stepped painted alloy mast with painted alloy slab reefing boom.

Stainless steel standing rigging, new 2007/2008 to stainless internal chain plates through the beamshelf.

Roller furling genoa.  Inner forestay for storm jib.

Twin standing backstays.

Mainsail, genoa, No.1 jib, storm trysail and jib and 3 x spinnakers.

2 pairs of Lewmar 46 and Lewmar 55 self tailing cockpit sheet winches.

3 x Lewmar self tailing and a single non self tailing winch on the mast.

Running rigging led aft to cockpit with a pair of Lewmar winches and jammers.

Carbon fibre spinnaker pole with all relevant attachments.




Perkins 4.108 4cyl 51hp diesel installed in 1986.

Hydraulic gearbox to a centreline 3 blade feathering Featherstream propeller.

160 litre stainless fuel tank under cockpit sole

160 litre stainless water tank under cabin sole

6 x 12 volt batteries for engine starting, domestics, refrigerator and anchor winch.  All charged from engine alternator with an Adverc smart charge regulator or through the installed shore power system with a Sterling 40amp battery charger.

Calorifier for hot domestic water run from engine plus an immersion heater.

2 x manual and 2 x electric bilge pumps




5 single berths and a double in spacious interior with original joinery.

6’4″ headroom in the saloon, 7’1″ headroom under the doghouse in the galley and chart area.

Slight step down from the cockpit onto the engine box cover with a seat either side and behind them comfortable good length quarter berths.

Another step down into main saloon separated by half height bulkheads with hanging locker to starboard.

Galley to port and chart desk to starboard.

Half size admiralty chart desk faces outboard with drawers and storage below and nav instruments above.

Galley has a Plastimo 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill, single deep stainless sink with pressurised hot and cold water plus a 12 volt fridge on a dedicated battery.  Lots of storage space around the galley.

Main saloon has port and starboard settee berths with a dropleaf varnished teak table.  Varnish teak sole boards throughout.

Port side pilot berth.  Storage behind and under the settee berths.

Port side passage going forward with heads compartment to starboard.

Heads has a manual Baby Blake sea toilet which discharges directly overboard.  Storage lockers outboard with a stainless sink and pressurised hot and cold water.

Forecabin has twin V berths that can be converted into a double with masses of storage space beneath.

Anchor locker between the 2 berths.



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