Sailing yachts

Norman Dallimore Bermudan Cutter

(REF: 27394)


  • Designer: Norman Dallimore
  • Builder: C. Wiggins of Great Wakering
  • Year: 1935
  • Location: Essex
  • Length on deck: 28'3"
  • Beam: 9'1"
  • Tonnage: 8TM

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Norman Dallimore Bermudan Cutter

Designed by Norman Dallimore and built by C. Wiggins of Great Wakering in 1935.

Major and total rebuild carried out by the late owner, the work is partly completed and will need finishing by her next owner.  All work done so far has been to a very good standard and the hull and decks are largely complete.

She needs a cockpit, interior, rig, systems and equipment.  She has a Beta 25hp diesel engine but it has not yet been installed.


Length on Deck                 28’3”

Length Waterline             28’3”

Beam                                    9’1”


Thames Tonnage             8TM


Recent Refit Work List

  • New lead ballast keel cast
  • New bronze keel bolts
  • All new bronze centreline bolts
  • New fore and aft dead woods
  • New iroko transom
  • Various new sections of planking scarphed in, particularly hood ends
  • All hood ends and garboards refastened with bronze screws
  • Hull completely re-framed with steamed oak timbers and totally refastened with copper rivets
  • New oak stem
  • New grown oak floors across the centreline
  • New engine beds
  • New full length bilge stringer and engine beds
  • Complete new deck structure
  • New coachroof and coachroof deck
  • New cockpit frame work in place
  • New T&G bulkheads forward of saloon area


Carvel planked in pitch pine fastened with copper rivets to steam bent oak timbers.  All oak timbers and fastenings are new.  New planking done in pine.  One plank port side left to be fastened in place.

External lead ballast keel with bronze keel bolts, both new.  New deadwoods made of of laminated iroko.  All new centreline bronze bolts.

Original oak keel and stern post.  New iroko transom.

The oak stem has been replaced to the bottom scarph in laminate oak.

All new centreline floors in grown oak, with long arms stretching up the side of the hull to give added strength.

All new deck structure with a pine beam shelf and laminated oak deck beams.  The deck structure is made up of T&G cedar overlaid with marine plywood and finished with a swept teak deck epoxy glued over the plywood.

Mahogany covering board and toe rail all round.

Iroko coachroof coamings, holes cut for portlights but these are not yet fitted.  Bronze portlights and glass are with the boat.  Coachroof deck is of the same structure as the main deck.


Originally rigged as a Bermudan cutter on a deck stepped mast.  The late owner has fitted a new mast step and planned to scarph a section on the bottom of the mast to extend the length.

The original mast and boom are with the boat.

The old standing rigging is with the boat but needs replacing.

There is an 0ld mainsail in poor condition but a buyer should consider having a complete new set of sails made.


Beta 25hp marine diesel has been purchased but is not installed in the boat.  The brand new engine comes with the boat at the advertised price.

New engine beds in place.

No tanks, batteries or stern gear fitted.

Domestic wiring for internal lighting has been fitted, laid inside the deck and coachroof deck structure so wires are totally hidden.  LED cabin lights fitted into the deckhead.


Interior is eplty apart from 2 T&G bulkheads at the forward end of the saloon area which separate off the fore peak and heads compartment.

Large amounts of timber has been machined for the interior joinery.


Brand new Beta 25hp engine

Original mast and rigging plus old mainsail

Timber for building the interior

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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.