Sailing yachts

Norman Dallimore sloop

(REF: 18537)


  • Designer: Dallimore, Norman
  • Builder: Kings of Burnham
  • Year: 1938
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 24'6"
  • Beam: 6'9"
  • Draft: 3' / 4'5"
  • Tonnage: 4TM

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Wooden Ships Comments

Designed by Norman Dallimore and built by Kings of Burnham in 1938, a combination produced some exceptionally fine pre-war yachts of which this is no exception.

Designed as a comfortable day sailer but with accommodation for 2, the cockpit can comfortably accommodate 4 people while sailing without tripping over each other, while under sail she is a well balanced and nicely behaved yacht.

She has a fully documented history and was sold by Wooden Ships to the last 2 owners.  Professionally maintained for much of her life, she is currently in need of a minor refit before going back afloat but seems to be generally sound, needing mainly cosmetic attention.

Her looks make her stand out in any crowd, typical of many of Dallimore’s boats, and with good sailing performance and ease of handling, she is a boat that will appeal to many sailors.  She is light enough to be towed on the road making her a versatile and potentially cheap to run classic yacht with all the pedigree and provenance anyone could wish for.

Length on Deck                 24’6″

Beam                                    6’9″

Draft                                      3′ / 4’6″

Thames Tonnage             4TM




Carvel planked in mahogany all copper clench fastened to steam bent Canadian Rock Elm timbers.

Oak back bone with an external lead ballast keel of 750kg fastened with bronze keel bolts.  Ballast keel slotted to take the bronze centreboard plate.  Centreboard operated with a winding mechanism mounted inside a varnished teak box in the cockpit with a stainless steel wire.

Grown oak floors across the centreline with bronze throat bolts.

New deck laid in 1996 with 2 overlapping layers of Cedar planking, sheathed externally with epoxy glass cloth.  Nicely proportioned varnished mahogany toe rail and rubbing strake mounted on a small varnished mahogany coverboard round the deck edge.

Varnished teak cockpit and coachroof coamings with opening bronze portholes.

Sheathed plywood coachroof deck with a large sliding varnished teak hatch allowing easy access into the cabin.

Deep spacious cockpit with varnished teak lockers and thwarts.  Scrubbed teak sole boards.  Bench seat either side with a bridge deck at the forward end which lifts to access the engine.  Shelves under the side decks with fiddle rails.




Fractional bermudan sloop rig on a varnished keel stepped spruce mast.  Single spreaders and jumper struts.

Varnished spruce bumpkin and roller reefing boom.

Stainless steel standing rigging new in 2003 to internal bronze chain plates, new in 1996.

Standing backstay to the bumpkin with running backstays tensioned by the cockpit winches.  Forestay to the stem head with hanked on headsail.

280sqft of sail with a mainsail and jib by Sanders Sails, 2001.

Sail cover and cockpit cover in blue canvas.

Pair of bottom action chromed sheet winches on the cockpit coamings.




Yanmar 1GM10 9hp diesel installed new in 2009.

Single lever controls to a centreline 2 blade bronze propeller.  Stainless shaft fitted new with the engine.

Copper fuel tank under the port side deck, removed and refitted when engine installed.

Single 12 volt battery charged from the engine alternator.




Simple but surprisingly spacious interior with 2 good length berths  and sitting headroom under the coachroof.

Net shelving either side under the side deck.

Nicely finished with varnished teak coamings and gloss white on the deck head.  The interior of the hull is finished in satin varnish with mahogany slats over the timbers.




Full specification and details available upon request





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.