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Norman Dallimore Bermudan Sloop

(REF: 23018)


  • Designer: Norman Dallimore
  • Builder: Kings of burnham
  • Year: 1934
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 36'
  • Beam: 8'2"
  • Draft: 5'5"
  • Tonnage: 8TM

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Norman Dallimore Bermudan Sloop

Designed by Norman Dallimore and built by Kings of Burnham in 1934.

Bought by the current owner in 1997 when the boat was in a poor state, she then underwent a thorough professional refit which included new keel bolts and minor repairs to the hull, a complete new deck, new coachroof, rebuilt cockpit and a new interior.

Since then she has had a new Beta 20hp diesel engine, new sails and new rigging as required.

The rig has been altered from original with a slightly shorter mast to make her a more easily managed yacht although this has not detracted from her superb sailing characteristics.

The next owner will need to carry out some upgrading this coming winter, however the owner recognises this and wishes to advertise at a realistic price in order to find a suitable new home for the boat where she will continue to be cherished and appreciated.  Full details of what work might be required available on request.

The yacht is however currently afloat, in commission and out sailing for this summer.


Length on Deck               36’

Length Overall                 36’

Length Waterline            25’

Beam                                 8’2”

Draft                                  5’5”

Thames Tonnage            8TM




Planked in 1” teak on steam bent Canadian Rock Elm timbers fastened with copper rivets.

External lead ballast keel of 3.25 tons fastened with stainless steel bolts, new in 2000.

Mix of grown oak and bronze strap floors.

Solid teak deck, yacht laid and joggled to a king plank.  Secret nail fastened, caulked and payed with butyl rubber. Deck and some deck beams new in 2000.

Varnished teak cover board with a teak toe rail set slightly inboard.

Varnished teak self draining cockpit with tiller steering.

Nicely proportioned coachroof with varnished teak coamings with a bronze porthole either side.  Laid teak coachroof deck with a varnished teak sliding hatch and skylight.




Fractional Bermudan sloop rig on a keel stepped varnished spruce mast.

Slab reefing varnished spruce boom.

Stainless steel standing rigging, approximately 2011, to internal bronze chain plates.

Single standing backstay, twin lower shrouds and a cap shroud over a set of spreaders and diamond jumper struts.  Forestay has a Selden Furlex 200S genoa roller furling system.

Mainsail from 2005, Jib from 2015 and asymmetric spinnaker from 2012.

Pair of Meissner 23 non self tailing cockpit sheet winches.  Pair of Meissner mast winches.




Beta Marine 20hp 3cyl diesel installed new in 2010.

Centreline fixed 2 blade bronze propeller gives 4 knots cruising speed, 6 knots max.

50 litre stainless fuel tank under aft side deck.

3 x 12 volt batteries.  Separate domestic and engine start battery, both Numax 105ah.  Smaller battery under foclse berth for windlass.  All charged from engine alternator.




5 berths including a double in the forepeak, 2 saloon settee berths and a quarter berth.

Steps down over the engine box with galley to port and chart desk to starboard.  Quarter berth to starboard aft of the chart desk.

Galley has a stainless sink with pressure fed hot and cold fresh water through a bronze hand pump.  Gimballed surface for galley stove, currently a portable gas unit.  Water heated through a calorifier off the engine.

Chart desk faces outboard with storage below.

Main saloon with teak skylight above giving light and extra headroom.  Settee berth either side with curved fronts to allow easier movement fore and aft.  Varnished teak dropleaf table set slightly over to starboard.  Shelf either side under the side deck.

Bulkhead at forward end of saloon in varnished T&G larch..

Port side door going forward through the heads compartment to the forepeak beyond.

Heads has a Jabsco manual sea toilet which discharges directly overboard.  Brass hand basin to port with hot and cold pressurised water.

Forepeak has a large double V-berth with forehatch above




Plastimo steering compass

Navman sounder

Sumlog speed log

Kelvin Hughes VHF

Raymarine ST60 wind indicator

Navman GPS chart plotter

(Navigation instruments in a poor state with some not functioning)


6 x lifejackets

2 x life buoys

Fire extinguisher and fire blanket

Auto electric bilge pump

Manual bilge pump


30lbs CQR with 50m of chain

10m spare anchor warp

Simpson Lawrence electric anchor windlass


Mainsail by Mitchell Sails 2005, 564sqft.  Good condition

Jib by Sailshape, 2015, 180sqft.  Good condition

Asymmetric spinnaker by Mitchell sails 2012.  Excellent condition

Alloy spinnaker pole


Selden Furlex 200S genoa roller furling system

2 x Meissner 23 non selft tailing cockpit sheet winches

2 x Meissner mast winches

Mainsail cover


Hatch and skylight covers

Warps and fenders

Boat hook

Deck brush

Bunk and berth cushions

Portable gas stove

Jabsco manual sea toilet

3 x 12 volt batteries








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.