Sailing yachts

Kim Holman Stella

(REF: 18305)


  • Designer: Holman, Kim
  • Builder: Tucker Brown
  • Year: 1960
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 25'9"
  • Beam: 7'6"
  • Draft: 3'10"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Kim Holman Stella

The Stella, designed by Kim Holman was yet another of his popular and successful designs, proving boats do not have to be big to be practical and capable.

This was the 10th of around 15 boats built, this one by Tucker Brown & Co of Burnham on Crouch in 1960.

In present ownership for a number of years, she has had a lot of heavy refit work carried out including new keel bolts and refastening.  Recently had a new section of deck replaced and new sheer strake aft.

She sits on a very solid road trailer and can be towed with a normal vehicle making her extremely flexible and potentially cheap to run.

These attractive boats are a great choice for the cruising sailor as they are a slight step up in size and capability from the Folkboat but are still easy to handle and manageable to maintain.

Full list of findings from recent survey available for inspection.

Length on Deck                 25’9″

Length Waterline             20′

Beam                                    7’6″

Draft                                      3’10”




Clinker planked in mahogany all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers.

External iron ballast keel with steel keel bolts

Plywood decks painted externally.

Varnished mahogany coachroof coamings with a nicely curved marine plywood coachroof deck.

Good sized cockpit with lifting thwarts each side giving access to large lockers.




Fractional bermudan sloop rig on a keel stepped glued wooden mast and slab reefing wooden boom.

7×7 stainless steel wire standing rigging to internal stainless chain plates.  6mm backstay and forestay and 5mm shrouds.

Sailspar roller reefing headsail system.  Gibb cockpit sheet winches and a Lewmar mast winch for halyards.




Yanmar 1GM10 marine diesel fitted new in 2009, complete with new mountings, shaft and stern gear.

Single lever controls to a centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller

25 litre stainless fuel tank under starboard quarter deck

25l plastic water tank in the cockpit locker connected to galley tap.

2 12 volt batteries of 85ah and 65ah under saloon bunk.  Boat re-wired in 2007




2 berths and good headroom.  Possibility for a third berth in the forepeak.

Steps down over the engine box with galley to port and chart desk to starboard.

Galley to port  with twin burner gas stove and single stainless sink.

Forward facing chart desk with instruments and switch panel, ample storage for equipment and charts.

Saloon with two settee berths, both 6’6″ long with new mattresses.

Jabsco marine toilet up forward discharges directly overboard.



Full specification and details available upon request





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