Sailing yachts

Knud Reimers bermudan sloop

(REF: 18304)


  • Designer: Reimers. Knud
  • Year: 1957
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 29'
  • Beam: 6'10"
  • Draft: 4'6"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Knud Reimers bermudan sloop

Designed by Knud Reimers and built as his own yacht in 1957.  The design is thought to be a one off but it is easy to see similarities with the famous but smaller Tumlare, one of Reimers most successful designs.

Bought by the present professional shipwright owner in 2009 as a project, he spent 5 years during evenings and weekends rebuilding the boat to a very high standard.  The keel was removed, all frames replaced with new fastenings, a complete new deck and new rig.  She is now as good as new after her launch in 2014 but has been used very little since then.

She has proved to be very easy to handle and a joy to sail, perfect as a classic regatta boat, or with a little modification to the interior, could make a superb small cruising boat for weekend sailing.

Although she does not currently have a road trailer she is light enough to be towed behind a 4×4 vehicle meaning she could easily and cost effectively be transported between regattas making her very versatile.

An immaculate and totally sound boat, absolutely ready to be sailed.  Extensive photo library of the rebuild detailing every stage and showing the attention to detail which makes this such an impressive yacht.  Nominated for the Classic Boat Awards 2015.


Link below to the blog detailing her rebuild:


Length on Deck                 29′

Length Waterline             24′

Beam                                    6’10”

Draft                                      4’6″




Planked in 3/4″ Honduras mahogany fastened with bronze screws to a mixture of steam bent and laminated oak timbers of 1″ x 1″ at 10″ centres.

All frames and garboard planks replaced in the rebuild with all new fastenings throughout the hull and then fully splined.  Sheathed externally with a lightweight epoxy cloth and finished with Awlgrip paint.

Sawn wooden floors across the centreline with new epoxy coated throat bolts through the keelson.

External cast iron ballast keel of 1250kg with epoxy coated iron keel bolts, fitted new in 2014.

Deck laid in 1/2″ Yellow Cedar sheathed in 450g triaxial epoxy glass cloth.  Finished with a small toe rail set slightly inboard with a varnished mahogany coverboards.  Varnished mahogany forehatch with stainless deck fittings and cleats.

Small coachroof with varnished mahogany coamings and a sheathed yellow cedar coachroof deck.  Varnished mahogany sliding entrance hatch.

Large cockpit with slatted teak sole boards and varnished mahogany slatted thwarts.  Stitched leather holders for winch handles.




Fractional bermudan sloop rig on a new keel stepped hollow Spruce mast.  New spruce boom.

New mast step with supporting stainless steel stays to the deck head.

All new stainless standing rigging in 2014 to internal stainless chain plates.  Leather protective coverings on the rigging screws.  Twin lower shrouds and a single cap shroud over single spreaders.

Split standing back stay to internal stainless plates on the quarters.

All new running rigging led aft to the cockpit.  Main sheet attaches to a solid post through the cockpit sole.

Pair of stainless steel Anderson sheet winches on the cockpit coamings and another pair of similar winches on the coachroof deck for halyards etc.

New sails from One Sails in 2014 which have had very little use.  Mainsail, 2 jibs and a used spinaker.




Yanmar 1GM10 single cylinder diesel from 2000 but fully rebuilt prior to installation in 2014.

Stainless shaft to a fixed 2 blde bronze propeller gives 5 knots cruising speed.  Shaft prop and stern gear all new in 2014.

15l stainless fuel tank on the port side of the engine.

Single 12 volt battery charged from the engine alternator




Double berth up forward and 2 singles with nearly 5′ headroom.

Simple open interior with a step down over the engine box and a full length slatted varnished mahogany berth either side.  The interior is crisply finished with gloss white hull and varnished mahogany slatted lining giving excellent ventilation.

Varnished Douglas Fir sole boards.

Varnished panelled mahogany bulkhead in way of the mast acting as a ring frame.  Access past this bulkhead to the double berth forward with a forehatch above.




CQR anchor

8 x Warps

4 x fenders

Jacobs cradle for shore side storage

Winter cover

Mast cover by One Sails




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.