Sailing yachts

Maurice Griffiths Sloop

(REF: 26814)


  • Designer: Maurice Griffiths
  • Builder: Seacraft and Co. Ltd
  • Year: 1956
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 32'3"
  • Beam: 8'10"
  • Draft: 4'6"
  • Tonnage: 10TM

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Full specification

32’ Bermudan sloop designed by Maurice Griffiths as his own yacht.  Built by Seacraft and Co. Ltd in 1956.

This yacht has a beautifully detailed history including photo negatives from the build, Bills of Sale and registration papers going back many years and original letters from Maurice Griffiths to subsequent owners.

Bought by the current owner in 1998, she had been neglected and was in a poor state needing a major refit.  With the help of Tim Gilmore in Emsworth the keel bolts were replaced, the interior taken out and the hull cleaned back to bare wood inside and out.  She was re-fastened where necessary, re-caulked and a complete new deck and cockpit fitted.  All systems were renewed and the interior rebuilt to suit the new owners needs.

This work was completed around 2003 and she has been lived aboard ever since, sailing around the Solent area in the early days but has not been out to sea now for a number of years.  She is well protected under her excellent all over cover and is maintained annually to keep the boat in good general condition.

Full documentation of the rebuild is available and all original documents pertaining to her history will stay with the yacht.


Length on Deck                 32’3”

Length Waterline             25’

Draft                                      4’6”

Beam                                    8’10”

Thames Tonnage             10TM


Carvel planked in mahogany of 1” above the waterline and 1 1/8” below.

Steam bent oak timbers of 1 x 1.5” at 8” centres.  Fastened with copper rivets.

Very heavy grown oak floors across the centreline with long arms extending up to the bilge stringer for added strength.

External iron ballast keel of 2.25 tons fastened with steel bolts, last drawn in 2017.

Yacht laid teak deck screwed and glued to a marine plywood subdeck.

Raised topsides midships with a varnished mahogany strake for added headroom below.

Small coachroof with varnished mahogany coamings and a sliding entrance hatch.  Epoxy sheathed plywood coachroof deck.

Self draining cockpit with scrubbed teak thwarts and sole grating.  Varnished mahogany cockpit coamings.  Cockpit locker either side and large lazarette locker.

Bridge deck to the twin varnished mahogany companion doors.


Masthead Bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped alloy mast with a single set of spreaders.

Painted pine roller reefing boom.

Stainless steel standing rigging all new in 2004 but only used very lightly, last sailed in 2012.  External stainless steel chain plates.

Pair of Barient 26 non-self tailing sheet winches.

Sails include  mainsail, staysail, No.1 genoa and No.2 genoa.


Volvo Penta MD2030 3cyl 29hp fresh water cooled diesel.  Installed new in 2001.

Volvo MS10A-A gearbox and an AquaDrive to a centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller with single lever controls.

100 litre plastic fuel tank under the cockpit sole.  Twin CAV fuel filters.

2 x 60 litre plastic water tanks with pressurised water pump.

2 x 12 volt batteries charged from the engine alternator.  Shore power system with a Dolphin 240 volt 10 amp battery charger.

1 x manual and 1 x auto electric bilge pumps.


4 berths including a double up forward and 2 single settee berths in the saloon.

6’+ headroom in the saloon.

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

Varnished mahogany chart desk faces aft with a small seat.

Galley has a Taylors paraffin 030 galley stove with 2 burners and an oven.  Single stainless sink with pressurised hot and cold water.  Waeco 12 volt 40 litre fridge.

Saloon with a settee berth either side and a solid fuel wood burning stove.

Port side passage going forward with heads compartment to starboard.  Baby Blake sea toilet discharges into a holding tank.


Plastimo Contest 101 steering compass

Raymarine/Airmar sounder

Raymarine/Airmar log


Autohelm 2000 tiller pilot

Raymarine C70 chart plotter

Icom SA-320 GPS unit


35lbs CQR anchor with 60m of 8mm chain

Fortress FX16 10lbs kedge anchor with 10m of 8mm chain plus warp

Lofrans Royal manual anchor windlass




No.1 genoa

No.2 genoa

Spinnaker pole

Barient 26 sheet winches


Taylors 030 paraffin stove

Waeco RPD040 40 litre 12 volt fridge

Calorifier for pressurised hot water

Bunk and Berth cushions

Solid fuel cabin stove

Baby Blake sea toilet with waste tank


2 x 12 volt batteries

Dolphin 10 amp 240 volt battery charger

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