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33′ Bermudan Yawl

Wooden ships comments on this 33′ Bermudan yawl

33′ Bermudan Yawl

Designed by amateur designer, Dr C Welford for himself and built by Whistocks of Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1956.

The yacht was designed and built for blue water cruising and in previous ownership is reported to have sailed many thousands of miles including sailing up the Amazon River.  During the recent refit the owner found mosquito repellent from British Honduras which rather confirms the history.

Sold to the present owner in 2007, then lying in Cornwall and in need of a refit, she moved up to Arbroath where she now lies and was refitted before relaunch in 2008. Health issues oblige sale and we have slashed the price Spring 2014 making her a  very good value yacht.


Long keel with pointed canoe stern.  Aft cock-pit. Tiller steering.


Planked in mahogany above the water-line, larch below all copper fastened to steamed oak timbers.

There are a number of apparently laminated heavy ring frames and a single stringer.

Oak back-bone with elm dead-woods

The size and spacing of the structural members indicates a particularly robust construction.


Extenal iron ballast keel.  Some internal lead trimming ballast. Oak floors.

Bronze strap floors.

Galvanised steel keel bolts.


The deck is laid in GRP-sheathed ply and painted on longditudinal deck beams with extra reinforcing in way of the mast.

The coach-roof is relatively narrow leaving generous, safe and uncluttered side decks and fore deck.

Large cleat on the fore deck takes mooring lines. Manual windlass.

Small hatch on the aft deck gives access to the lazarette.


The coamings are in marine ply, painted and fitted with opening rectangular windows.

The coach-roof  steps up to a dog-house at the after end,  hatch on the fore end in front of the mast and varnished grab rails each side with a pair of vents on Dorade boxes aft of the mast.

A new gantry carries the life-raft on the dog-house roof.

Timber steps each side of the mast in way and granny bars on the side decks provide extra security when working at the mast.

Deep, varnished mahogany toe rail all round the deck with stainless steel pulpit, push-pit and stanchions all round. Twin guard wires and netting.

Stainless steel boom support arch over the cock-pit provides extra security when leaving the cock-pit. Double chain roller stainless steel stemhead fitting. Bronze deck vents.


Small, deep, self draining cock-pit with seat lockers each side. Bridge deck, double doors and sliding hatch to the cabin entrance.

Nice quality spray-hood over the cock-pit.

Folding tiller with chains to the Aries self steering gear, protected by the push-pit.



Cutter rigged Bermudian yawl on alloy masts.

The main is stepped through the coach-roof onto the keel., double spreaders with twin standing back-stays. Twin spinnaker pole tracks on the forward face. Stainless steel granny bars each side of the mast.

Alloy mizzen mast stepped on the aft deck.


Varnished pine rectangular section main boom with slab reefing and bronze sail track,  sheets to an alloy track behind the cock-pit.

Varnished slab-reef mizzen boom.


Stainless steel rigging with Norseman terminals, all new in 1998 and little used with s/s rigging screws to internal galvanised chain plates.

Twin fore stays to the stemhead, single inner fore stay to the fore deck.

Twin alloy booming out poles.

Pair of top action mast winches.

Pair of top action Lewmar and pair of bottom action Campa sheet winches on the cock-pit coamings.


Sails all by Ratsey.

Mainsail, 2005, fully battened cream terylene     200sq’
Jib     90sq’
Staysail     93sq’
Mizzen     52sq’
Genoa     160sq’


1975 Albin AD21 22hp 2-cylinder fresh water cooled diesel engine on the centre-line under the cock-pit.


The engine has been stripped down and completely rebuilt using genuine Albin parts from Sweden.

The engine is placed above the shaft on heavy engine beds with triple belt drive to centre-line shaft below the engine.

Single lever controls.

Max 7knts.

10 gall stainless steel tank in the lazarette.

Electric and hand start.

Engine instrumentation includes oil pressure and temperature.


 2 x 12v batteries located stbd side of saloon cabin on 12v circuits. Much of the wiring has been replaced in the recent refit.


4 berths. 

V-berths in the fore cabin.

Heads compartment to port with Jabsco sea toilet. Lockers to stbd.

Saloon cabin with port and stbd settee berths, cupboards at the fwd ends.

Mast against the forward varnished mahogany ply bulkhead.

Galley aft to port with gimballed 2-burner and grill gas cooker, stainless steel sink drains overboard.

Manual water tap + salt water tap.

Stainless steel baffle on the deckhead over the cooker.

Chart desk with drawers under to stbd, instrument display on the vertical grab rail.

Quarter berth aft to stbd.


6’ head-room in the saloon cabin, 5’6” head-room fwd.

50 litre flexible water tank in the port quarter.

Vetus 40 litre black water tank behind the sea-toilet.


Sestral compass on the coach-roof, stbd side.

B&G sounder.

Eagle Cuda 128 sounder.

Nasa Clipper through hull log.

Cobra Marine VHF/DSC

Garmin 152 GPS.

Aries wind vane self steering.


Avon 4-man life raft, service deate 3/2012

2 life jackets.

Horse-shoe life-buoy.


24kg CQR anchor.

C. 60 meters x 10mm chain.

Manual windlass.


Warps and fenders.

Spray-hood on stainless steel frame.


This yacht cruised extensively in previous ownership with an elderly retired couple. Laid up afloat for 2 seasons while refitting.

She was sailing earlier in 2006 but then lay afloat unattended until sold to the present owner by Wooden Ships in 2007.

Road transported to Arbroath on Scotland’s east coast where the owner gave her a very thorough refit and she was relaunched in March 08.


Ill health now obliges sale before the next planned blue water voyage.


This is a very competent yacht, a proper small blue water design and built to a robust specification, now presented in very smart condition.

May 2007 survey available.

Laurent Giles Vertue

Wooden ships comments on this Laurent Giles Vertue

The Vertue was designed by Jack Laurent Giles before the war and has become probably the most celebrated small cruiser ever, largely due to the amazing voyages made in these tough little ships.

It was Humphrey Barton who made the design’s reputation in his blue water voyages in Vertue XXXV and Hiscock spoke highly of the design. He engaged Laurent Giles to design his Wanderer 2 and 3 both designs owing much to the Vertue.

15 boats were built in teak by Cheoy Lee of Hong Kong and Speedwell of Hong Kong further confirmed the Vertue reputation by sailing home to England from Hong Kong and again sailing to the Caribbean, down to Cape Town and back home.

Since these first extended voyages in the 1960’s proving that a well-designed and built small yacht could sail safely off-shore, many Vertues have made similar and longer voyages and a Trans-Atlantic voyage in a Vertue is nowadays regarded as totally normal though still just as challenging.

The early boats had very short coach-roofs with sitting head-room below. After the war, the topsides were raised by a plank and a much bigger coach-roof added extending forward of the mast and raised to a dog-house aft so that Vertues are often identified as “long” or “short” dog-house models, there being a few inches difference but seen as a one window or two dog-house. In a little boat, a few inches can make a significant difference.

This one is the long dog-house model with twin windows. The extra few inches length in the dog-house make a noticeable difference to the space below.

Laurent Giles Vertue

Built by Cheoy Lee, Hong Kong  in 1963.


Planked in 1 1/8” teak, the seams caulked and payed.

The frames are steam-bent ipol, 1 ¼” x 2” at approx 6 ½” centres.

Fastenings are all copper nails and roves.

Hood ends and garboards bronze screw fastened.

Galvanised steel strap floors on every second frame with several straight grained, deep throated     yacal floors in way of the mast for additional strength in this high stress area.


Long external iron ballast keel of 4500lbs

Galvanised m/s keel bolts. 2 bolts drawn Feb 03, one with nominal erosion replaced, one renewed.


Deck in glass/resin-sheathed ply with 4” wide varnished teak coverboards inside a 4” varnished teak toe rail with capping to give a clear, low-maintenance and water-tight deck.

Large bronze mushroom vent on the after deck and on the fore deck to give important ventilation into the ends.

Oak Sampson post on the fore deck with bronze chain spurling pipe.

Stainless steel stemhead fitting with twin chain rollers.

Twin teak bar and chromed pedestal cleats on the aft deck to take the stern lines.

Bronze fairleads fore and aft.

Bronze X cleat each side midships


Self-draining cock-pit. Deep varnished teak coamings all round with a capping rail, nicely radiussed after corners. Scrubbed teak laid locker seat each side. Cock-pit well drains out through the transom

Bridge deck to the cabin entrance.


Varnished teak cabin coamings. The dog-house is about the same length as the coach-roof.

Sheathed and painted ply roofs with a good camber to give extra head-room below.

Varnished grab rails each side on both dog-house and coach-roof.

2 fixed windows each side in the dog-house, one small fixed light each side in the coach-roof and 2 in the fwd face of the dog-house.

Fore hatch on the fwd end of the coach-roof.

Bronze vent on a Dorade box in the middle abaft the mast.


These Cheoy Lee Vertues have some very nice little features like the rounded corner posts of the coach-roof and the teak beading round the edges of the roof.


The Vertue rig is often called a slutter – an optional sloop or cutter.

Round section varnished spruce mast stepped in a bronze shoe on the coach-roof.

Twin spreaders.

Stainless steel standing rigging, 14 years old, with swaged terminals and distinctive bronze rigging screws to internal bronze chain plates.

Single standing back stay to an oak V bumpkin over the transom.

Running back-stays on Highfield levers.

Outer fore stay frm masthead to stemhead.

Lazy inner fore stay from upper spreaders to a Laurent Giles designed over-centre, quick release lever on the stemhead fitting which when set up makes the rig into a cutter.

Twin lowers to the lower spreaders.

Intermediate shrouds frm upper spreaders

Cap shrouds from the masthead.


Varnished round section boom on SL chromed bronze roller reefing mechanism.

Recessed sail track.

Sheeted to a bronze horse on the transom. Double-tailed sheet on tufnol blocks.

Bronze tracks on the rail and mobile lead block for the headsail sheets.

Mainsail     SW Sails     209sq’     14 years
Genoa     Ratseys     255sq’
No1 Staysail     SW Sails     160sq’     14 years
No.2 Staysail     Ratsey
Storm jib     Ratsey

Pair of halyard winches on the mast.

Pair of sheet winches on the cock-pit coamings.


Nanni Diesel 14hp 2-cylinder diesel engine, installed new 2003 with new fuel lines and fliters.

New 1999 single lever controls to conventional centre-line shaft drive and 3-blade prop.

Max 5knts

8 gall tinned copper fuel tank in the stbd cock-pit locker.

2 x 12v batteries. One battery forward under the fore peak sole, the second engine start battery alongside the engine. 12v belt driven alternator on the engine.


The engine is serviced every year on lift-out.

Fuse box and main battery wiring replaced by Deben Marine in 2004

Blue Sea 8-point contact breaker and voltmeter fitted with main fuse.

4-position battery switch fitted 2000


4 berths.

V-berths in the fore peak. Head-room under the fore hatch above.

Battery box on the floor with varnished lid acts as a step-up to the fore hatch.

Stowage under the berths.

Chain hawse pipe from deck to a chain locker below in the V of the berths.

Double varnished teak doors in the forward bulkhead + double teak doors in the saloon cabin bulkhead for a lobby in way of the stbd heads compartment and port lockers.

New 08 Jabsco sea toilet.

With both pairs of doors closed, a reasonable ablutions compartment is enclosed making the heads useable in private from either cabin.


The twin bulkheads form the compression members under the deck-stepped mast and add to the strength of the hull.


Saloon cabin with staggered port and stbd settee berths.

The port berth has a forward trotter box, the after end at the galley.

The stbd berth runs aft in a trotter box under the chart desk.

Water-proof  vinyl-covered bunk cushions

Teak table.

Galley in the after port corner with rectangular, deep stainless steel sink, drains overboard. New vertical action brass hand pump alongside.  Cupboards under.

2-burner and grill gas cooker in a lined recess. New regulator and pipes May 1998. Gas cylinder in overboard vented locker in the lazarette.

Plate stowage behind under the side deck.

Chart desk to stbd. Teak electrical switch box on the bulkhead hinges open to reveal wiring conections etc.

VHF radio under the side deck. Chart stowage under the desk.

Engine box steps between.


All varnished teak joinery. White painted deck-heads. Teak cabin sole boards. Varnished teak coamings with full length grab rail all along the lower edge.

2 oil lamps. 7 x 12v cabin lights.

Clock and barometer


2 x 5 gallon monel metal tanks under the settee berths. Hand pump to the galley sink.


2 fire extinguishers.

Fire blanket


The original owner kept her on the Solent.

Next owned  by one family- grandfather, father and son – for 30 years based on the Helford River. Present ownership since 1997, berthed in Suffolk from where she has cruised to the Ijslemeer, Ostend, Normandy, all  the East coast rivers and down to Cornwall.


In present ownership she has been kept up to date with the following work over the years:

Annual paint and varnish.

Iron keel shot blasted and bitumen coated.

New 14hp Nanni diesel fitted

Second battery with associated switches and wiring, Blue Sea fuse box and mast wiring.

New Jabsco sea toilet.

New gas pipes and regulator.

New Henderson manual bilge pump.

New brass galley pump.

Greaser fitted to the stern gland and gland repacked.

New stainless steel running backstays fitted.

New boat cover and  mainsail cover

2 new fire extinguishers.

New Garmin 76 GPS

New echo sounder.

New May 2011 cock-pit drain DZR sea-cocks.


This is a very nice example of the teak Cheoy Lee Vertue presented in smart condition, afloat and  ready to sail.






Sestral steering compass.

Hand bearing compass.

Echo Pilot sounder

Trailing log

Standard Horizon VHF radio

Autohelm 1000

Garmin 76  hand held GPS

6fthm lead line

Masthead tricolour

Stern light and low level lights


Ground tackle

35lb Danforth anchor

35lb fisherman anchor

180’ 5/16” chain

180’ nylon warp


Safety gear.

2 x Crewsaver life jackets

Horse-shoe life buoy with light


2 x fire extinguishers.

Fiore blanket

Henderson manual bilge pump


Deck gear

8’ grp dinghy with oars

Honda 2.3hp outboard engine

Beaching legs.

Sprayhood on galv frame

Winter boat cover, mast to transom

Named dodgers

6 mooring warps

6 fenders

Main boom guy with boomend shackles


Anchor ball

M/S cone

Bosun’s chair

Boarding ladder

Port and stbd jack-stays


Spare tiller

Boom gallows

Spreader lights

Radar reflector

Harrison Butler type Bermudan Cutter

Wooden ships comments on this Harrison Butler type Bermudan cutter

Built by Primmer and Snook of Bursledon on the Hamble River, Hampshire, 1936.

Early Lloyds lists note her as being a Harrison Butler design and she certainly bears close to resemblance to many of the doctor’s yachts.

Long keel, transom stern with gentle tumble-home, transom-hung rudder and a nicely curved stem.

The sheer is emphasised by a heavy varnished teak rubbing strake round the deck edge with a toe rail above and a second running strake 6” below.


This is a really attractive yacht with a very sweet sheer and a good rig.

Sadly the owner is just not using her and has decided to slash the price rather than let her lie unused making her an absolute steal.

He has not been able to polish her up this spring as usual, largely due to the poor weather which has affected all of  us so a new owner will have to do some varnishing but there seems to be no reason why she should not sail away.


Planked in 1” pitch-pine, fastened with copper nails and roves to steamed Canadian rock elm timbers on an oak back-bone.

The hull is very fair and tight, painted with white enamel and the band between upper and lower rubbing strakes is picked out in yellow.

Fixed port hole each side forward gives light to the fore cabin.

Long external lead ballast keel. Bronze bolts, last checked 1992.

Oak floors. Interestingly, the floors are made in twin over-lapping futtocks to give a robust centre-line structure.

Varnished mahogany coach-roof
coamings with 3 bronze opening port holes each side.

The coach-roof is narrow, typical of Harrison Butler designs leaving generous, clear side decks and the coamings extend aft to form the cock-pit coamings.

The coach-roof deck is in T&G pine boards, sheathed externally and trimmed in teak beading round the edges.

A traditional varnished mahogany sky-light with twin opening lights gives light and ventilation to the cabin, fitted new about 20 years ago.

Varnished teak sliding hatch and wash-board to the cabin entrance, slightly off-set to stbd.


Comfortable cock-pit with varnished teak coamings, well sheltered by an excellent spray-hood, varnished lids over the deep seat lockers either side and a bridge deck across the front. Batteries under the bridge deck.

Locker door in the well into the lazarette.

Harrison Butler type Bermudan Cutter

The deck is probably the original T&G pine, the original canvas covereing replaced in 1982 in ¼” ply with grp sheathing and painted with a tough, rubberoid type of floor paint which appears to be very successful and no slip.


The bowsprit runs through a gammon iron over the stem post with chain roller either side, the heel lodged in an oak Sampson post.

Manual windlass behind the Sampson post.

Chain spurling pipes either side of the Sampson post.

Varnished hardwood fore hatch on the fore deck aft of the windlass.

Pair of large wooden cleats on the aft deck take aft mooring lines.

Stainless steel pulpit, push-pit and stanchions with twin guard-wires.

Red and green nav light on the pulpit, stern light on the push-pit.

Camping Gas bottle in a stainless steel wire cage suspended on the push-pit.

Peg rail on the after cock-pit coaming holds the tiller as a primitive form of self steering, common on older yachts.


Bermudian cutter rig on varnished, round section, keel-stepped pole mast, single spreaders.

Stainless steel rigging, replaced by David Carne, The Boathouse, Falmouth in previous ownership, around 1995.

Furlex roller reefing gear to the end of the bowsprit.

Boomed staysail.


Sails by South West Sails, Penryn, Cornwall 1997.



No 1 Jib

No 2 Jib

Storm trysail

She sets approx 480sq’ working sail in main, staysail and jib.


Lister Alpha 30hp diesel installed in 1997 to conventional centre-line shaft drive.

New shaft and cutlass bearing fitted at the same time.

New stainless steel fuel tank in 2005

3 x 12v batteries under the bridge deck.


Accommodation.               4 berths

Fore cabin with double berth, big enough to sleep fore and aft or athwartships. Chain locker bulkhead forward.

Stbd off-set doorway to a lobby in way of the mast.

Storage pit locker below with twin louvered doors to lockers above to stbd.

Jabsco sea toilet to port with louvered doors lockers behind. Full length hanging locker alongside.

Bulkhead to saloon cabin with varnished centre-line door.

Port and stbd settee berths with louvered doors to lockers up behind under the side decks.

Shelf over the after end of the port settee provides space for charts with switch board above and shelf for nav books.

Galley to stbd with settee trotter box under. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Recessed Plastimo 2-burner and grill gas cooker. 2 Camping Gas bottles in a stainless steel cage suspended from the pulpit aft. Lockers under the side deck.

Engine box step between.

Table on cantilever stand pivoting off the stbd settee berth front.

Varnished coamings, deck beams and cabin sole. Painted forward bulkhead.

Flexible water tanks under the settee berths.



Furuno radar.

Chart plotter

VHF radio.

Plastimo sounder.

Barometer and clock.



Large plough anchor

15kg Bruce anchor

Danforth anchor

Ample chain.

Manual windlass.


Manual and electric bilge pumps.

Boarding ladder.

Bosun’s chair

Masthead tri-colour nav lights + pulpit nav lights.

Warps, fenders and legs

Taylor’s diesel cabin heater.

Boat hook, ensign staff and radio.

Crockery etc.

Boat cover


Schedule of works in previous ownership in preparation for a voyage to the Med 1997

Chain plate bolts replaced

New bowsprit and associated rigging.

Mast fittings regalvanised

New stainless steel fittings on the boom

Standing rigging replaced in stainless steel.

Furlex roller furling gear fitted

New mainsail, staysail and jib.

New anchor chain

Bottom stripped to bare wood and fastenings examined.

Hood ends above wl refastened with phosphor bronze screws. Hood ends below wl were refastened in 1992

Rudder rebuilt and hangings regalvanised and rebushed.

New engine beds on strengthened laminted floors.

New engine fitted

Sea cocks  replaced as required.

New switch panel and some replacement wiring.

Stanchions, pulpit and pushpit rebedded.

New gas cooker, bottles and gas hoses.

Salt water tap fitted at the galley.


Schedule of works in present ownership.

Some rigging replaced.

New stainless steel fuel tank.

New stainless steel fittings on the bowsprit.

New sea toilet fitted

Mast and spars revarnished with Coelan

New nav instruments

New bilge pump.

New fresh water piping.

Sampson post replaced.

Rudder bolts replaced.

Cabin roof repainted

Upholstery upgraded and extensive repainting.

New berth cushions and covers

New cooker

Sea cock replaced.

Part of toe rail replaced.

Port hole and sky-light seals replaced.


An attractive yacht of great character, extensively refitted in previous ownership prior to a few years extended cruising.  The owner is very keen to find a buyer who will be able to use the boat more than he is able to do in 2013.

35′ Holman Rummer Yawl

Wooden ships comments on this 35′ Holman Rummer Yawl

Designed by Kim Holman, built  by Whistocks of Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1958.

Kim Holman designed this yacht for himself and raced her for several seasons in Class 111 with notable success.

The design demonstrates some American influence in her greater beam for a 24’ water-line length than was normal in English yachts at the time with almost the same beam at waterline as at deck level and generous freeboard thus giving volume to the cabin. In addition Holman gave her quite a full bilge, kept her draft to a minimum, gave her a ballast ratio in excess of 40% and kept a low aspect to the rig, all quite innovative features in 1958.

A very sweet lift to the counter and a rising sheer forward give the hull a most attractive line.

Although Kim Holman declared that he designed the yacht to cruise rather than race, she showed her performance in many races winning the Harwich-Ostend Race in her first season. Surprisingly, when compared to the very obviously sleeker and racier Vashti designed by his great competitor, Alan Buchanan, Rummer and Vashti were frequent competitors and usually very closely matched.

8 or 9 yachts were built to the same design but Whistocks workmanship in Rummer makes her stand out from the others.

An attractive benefit of this design is the interior volume and feel of space in the cabin and the low aspect, cutter-headed yawl rig makes her very manageable for a light crew.

35′ Holman Rummer Yawl

The hull is planked in pitch-pinewith the bottom 4 strakes in teak on an oak and iroko back-bone all copper nails and roves fastened to steamed oak timbers.     Hull recaulked below wl 2005.

Oak floors in the bow back to the mast step and in the counter with galvanised strap floors in the midships area, under the engine and up round the tuck.

Long iron ballast keel of 2.6 tons secured with iron bolts.    Keel bolts replaced 2008


A ply deck, sheathed with woven glass cloth and epoxy resin and painted makes for minimal maintenance and total water-tight integrity and adds to the rigidity of the hull. The extra beam allows for wide clear side decks and an uncluttered working fore deck.

Deep teak toe rail or bulwark all round with scrubbed teak capping rail.

Stainless steel pulpit, push-pit and stanchions with twin guard wires.

Stainless steel stemhead fitting with twin bronze chain rollers

Oak Sampson post on the fore deck with bronze and teak bar cleats either side and on aft deck with bronze cable roller on the taff rail to take stern mooring lines.


Varnished teak coach-roof coamings extended aft to form the deep cock-pit coamings.  The coach-roof rises aft by 6” to the dog-house to give that extra space aft. Fixed rectangular windows. Fine and very strong laminated hanging knees.

Fore hatch on the forward end of the coach-roof.

Sliding hatch in a garage to the cock-pit cabin entrance with twin varnished teak doors and low-level drop-down coaming below the doors.

Sheathed ply roof to the coach-roof with varnished teak grab rails each side.


Self-draining cock-pit with tiller steering. Iroko rudder on a stainless steel stock to a bronze heel fitting and intermediate strap.    New rudder and stock in 2005

Laminated teak tiller with bronze stock fitting.

Deep cock-pit coamings give good back support and a sense of being in the boat rather than on it.

Plywood well with teak slats and a sealed inspection trap in the sole.

Teak laid seats and locker lids. Locker lids either side under the tiller gives access up into the counter for stowage.



Bermudian yawl rig on varnished masts. The main mast is stepped through the coach-roof onto the keel, the mizzen is stepped through the aft end of the cock-pit onto the horn timber.

Slab reefing varnished booms.

External brass mast sail tracks.

Twin ash spreaders to the main mast, jumper strut to the mizzen.    New masthead tri-colour and deck level lights

Stainless steel standing rigging thought to be new around 2001 with bronze rigging screws to internal galvanised chain plates.    All chain plates replaced in 2005.    New stainless steel mast fittings 2005

Masthead fore stay with Sailspar roller furling gear.

Inner fore stay from upper spreaders to fore deck.

Single standing back-stay to an eye bolt in the after deck.

Twin lowers and caps to the main.

Twin lowers and single jumper strut to the mizzen.



All winches are the originals as supplied comprising a pair of main mast halyard winches, a pair of cock-pit sheet winches and boom reefing winches.



Mainsail by Suffolk Sails 1995.

Genoa by Suffolk Sails  1997 on Sailspar roller furling gear.

Mizzen by Suffolk Sails, old and tired

Mizzen staysail, old but good

Asymetric cruising chute with snuffer, recut 2000

Storm jib in day-glo orange sets on the inner fore stay – unused.

Main tri-sail, heavy and unused.



Westerbeke 30B 3-cyl 27Hp fresh water cooled diesel installed new in 2005.

Flexibly mounted on heavy wooden bearers. Conventional shaft drive with water cooled inboard gland.

Single lever controls to centre line 3-blade prop gives max 7 knts.

Full engine instrumentation including audible alarms.

New stainless steel fuel tank 2005

2 x 12v batteries on 12v circuits.

The engine has very low hours and has been yard serviced every season.

Good selection of spares carried on board.


Accommodation          4 berths.

Fore peak with chain lockers and stowage.

Lavac sea toilet to port, locker to stbd.

Stbd off-set bulkhead door to the saloon cabin. Mast against the bulkhead.

Port and stbd settee berths with supports and cushions to convert to an athwartships double berth.

Trotter boxes each side at the fwd ends, useful for stowing bedding, with teak door locker above.

Lockers behind the settees with shelves above.

Taylors diesel fired cabin heater on the fwd bulkhead.

Full height bulkheads either side separate the saloon cabin from the galley to port and chart desk opposite to stbd. Sensibly, these two working areas of the yacht are almost exactly midships where there is least motion.

The chart desk
is used standing up facing outboard .

The galley
is L-shaped with a new Taylor Blake 2 burner and oven gimballed gas cooker under the side deck and stainless steel sink athwartships.

Manual pump supply from flexible water tank below the saloon cabin sole. Waste pumped overboard.

Half height bulkheads either side with hand holds in the top corners in line with the step up onto the engine box level between the quarter berths.

Port and stbd quarter berths extend well out into the cabin making access very easy without being an athlete.

Saloon table very cleverly folds away against the bulkhead fwd.

6’3” head-room in the cabin. 5’11” head-room fwd.

White painted bulkheads and deck-head, varnished teak sole boards and joinery. Water resistant canvas cushion covers.



Brookes and Gatehouse steering compass.

Silva hand bearing compass.

Brookes and Gatehouse sounder

Brookes and Gatehouse Log + trailing log.

SSB radio

Autohelm auto-pilot

Furuno GPS

Furuno Navtex.


3 life jackets

Fire extinguisher.


2 x plough 35lb anchors

180’ chain


Manual windlass.


Avon inflatable dinghy with oars.

Winter cover

8 fenders

Mooring warps.

25′ Luke 5 tonner. Exceptional value.

Wooden ships comments on this 25′ Luke 5 Tonner

Designed by W.L. Hobbs, built by Luke Bros, Hamble in 1949.

Lukes started in a yard at Limehouse, London in 1829 and eventually settled in what is now Hamble Yacht Services on the River Hamble in the 1880’s.

Bill Hobbs started as an apprentice in the yard in 1923 and became the in-house designer.

His Luke 5 tonner design was a successful small cruiser and several were built in the years following WW2.



Planked in mahogany
all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers on an elm back-bone.    The hull was refastened in 1996/7

Long external 2ton iron ballast keel.

Stainless steel keel bolts.    All replaced in 2005.

Iron strap floors, copper riveted.

Transom hung rudder.


The deck was replaced in 2005 in scrubbed, quarter sawn pine, yacht laid on a ply sub deck with varnished teak king plank, the narrow seams payed with butyl rubber.

Heavy oak Sampson post on the fore deck takes mooring lines.

Stainless steel stemhead chain roller.

4” toe rail all round with varnished mahogany capping, varnished on the inner face and cut with water ways above a carved cove line which emphasises the powerful sheer.

The yacht has remained satisfactorily original, uncluttered by stanchions and pulpit.


Typical of her period, the narrow coach-roof leaves generous side decks allowing easy, safe passage forward.

Varnished mahogany coamings have retained their colour with minimum staining. Two rectangular bronze port lights each side.

Fore hatch with bronze dead-light on the forward end of the coach-roof.


The coach-roof steps up to a dog-house aft with signature curved roof and twin bronze-framed windows each side. Artistically curved engine-cab trailing edge with heavy capping turns down to meet the cock-pit coamings.

The coach-roof and dog-house decks are laid in pine boards, the coach-roof sheathed and painted with heavy varnished king plank and twin Dorade vents, the dog-house roof attractively finished in varnish with black seams.

Varnished grab rails on both the dog-house and coach-roof.


Self draining cock-pit is all varnished with seat-lockers each side and across the aft end.

Twin varnished mahogany panelled doors to the cabin entrance with bronze vents and lift-off bronze hinges above a step at seat level, and sliding hatch to the cabin entrance.

Teak grating in the well.



Fractional Bermudian sloop rig on varnished spruce mast stepped through the coach-roof onto the keel with single spreaders, jumper struts and diamonds above.

Pole track on the fwd face of the mast with single ring.

Varnished spruce slab-reef boom with bronze end fittings on a galvanised steel goose neck mast fitting carrying fixed belay pins. Lazy jacks make for easy sail stowage.

The boom sheets to a galvanised steel sheet horse across the transom over the tiller which works in a cut-out in the transom upstand.


Stainless steel standing rigging all replaced progressively in the last 10 years with swaged terminals and stainless steel rigging screws to internal stainless steel chain plates.

Twin lowers and cap shrouds to the jumper struts.

Fore-stay with roller furling gear set up from the stemhead to the jumper struts.

Back-stays on bronze Highfield levers. No standing back-stay.



Mainsail by Lodey Sails, 15 years old in excellent condition, marked L5 with sail cover.

Genoa by Lodey Sails on the roller furling gear.

Working jib.

Varnished pole with bronze end fittings.



Pair of original bronze top action sheet winches mounted on the cock-pit coamings.

Halyards on a straight pull.


Double-tailed main sheet on tufnol blocks.

Bronze headsail sheet track on the toe rail with single cars.



Beta Marine 13.5hp fresh water cooled diesel installed new in 2000. Single lever controls and engine start panel  in the cock-pit well.

Centre line installation to conventional centre-line shaft drive and 2-blade prop gives 8knts max.

35 gallon stainless steel fuel tank in the lazarette.

Easy access fuel filter.

Sea-cock filter in the salt water intake.

12v battery in the lazarette.

Light switch panel in the cabin  to stbd of the cabin entrance.

25′ Luke 5 tonner. Exceptional value.

Accommodation.    3 berths.

The cabin is totally original in all varnished mahogany joinery and absolutely delightful, everything one would expect of a small cruising yacht of the period.

The fore peak is given over to ablutions. 2003 Jabsco sea toilet with varnished teak seat and lid on the centre-line. Chain well forward, stowage bins each side.


Varnished mahogany ply bulkhead with centre-line mahogany panelled door to the saloon cabin.

Comfortable 2-seater settees each side with side-boards each side at the forward ends.

Upholstered drop-down seat backs with varnished mahogany slats to the exposed hull sides above.

Typical of the period, canvas root berths stretch out over the settees and over the sideboards for sleeping.

Part bulkheads at the after ends.

Galley surface in the after port corner running up to the settee berth. Taylors 2-burner paraffin gimballed stainless steel cooker on stainless steel surface.

Plate stowage and lockers behind. Drawers and lockers below.

Hanging locker in the after corner against the bulkhead with useful surface on the top.


Quarter berth to stbd runs up to the stbd half bulkhead making for easy access,  the feet of the berth running well aft under the cock-pit seat.

Step box between over the engine.


6’+ head-room aft under the dog-house. 5’6” under the coach-roof.


Mahogany saloon table folds away against the mast.



Original compass as supplied by Luke Bros.

Hand bearing compass

Seafarer sounder

Brass clock and barometer


Life buoy.

2 fire extinguishers.

Radar reflector

Bronze bilge pump.


25kg CQR anchor

Fisherman anchor

30 meters chain


Beaching legs

Mooring warps and fenders.

Winter cover

Cock-pit seat cushions



The real joy of this little yacht is her total originality, unsullied by some distant owner’s bright ideas and trends.

She had a thorough yard refit in Cornwall in 1998 shortly before purchase by present owner in 1999.

Cruised and raced along the coast from Yarmouth Classics to Falmouth Classics, France, Scillies and Channel Islands.

32′ Colin Archer type bermudan cutter

Wooden ships comments on this 32′ Colin Archer type Bermudan cutter

A very good quality yacht built in 1978 in the style of the famous Colin Archer designs.

Top quality and robust construction, in 25 year family ownership, 2nd owners only from new, presented in exceptionally nice condition and ready for sea in every respect.

32′ Colin Archer type bermudan cutter

Designed by Arne Hedlund who took his inspiration from the great Colin Archer.

Colin Archer is best known for his sailing life-boats or Redningskoites which gained a reputation for exceptional sea-worthiness in the wicked waters of the Norwegian Arctic seas.

The Colin Archer signature features are the canoe stern and quite exaggerated beam with a hard turn to the full bilge to give the hull buoyancy and a fine run.

As well as his working boats, Colin Archer designed a number of yachts which are remarkably fast under sail.


Built by Sakskobing Boatyard, Denmark in 1978 for Per Moller who commissioned her to sail around the world though he never quite achieved his goal.

Bought by the present Danish owners in 1988 and sailed every season around Scandinavia from her home berth in Copenhagen.

The out of water photos show the yacht’s exceptionally fine lines which give her excellent performance even in light airs and a sense of security in the roughest conditions. Perfectly balanced and easy to handle, her extraordinary construction makes her capable of meeting any sea conditions.


The strength and quality of construction of this yacht cannot be over-exaggerated.  The yacht is presented in exceptionally clean and smart condition, fully equipped and ready to sail.


Carvel planked in 1 ½” larch, caulked and payed and fastened with iron rivets and roves like the working boats.

The frames are laminated oak, 4” x 3” at 14” centres with one steam bent intermediate timbers on an oak back-bone.

Long external 3ton iron ballast keel secured with massive iron keel bolts.

 Deep 4” oak floors on every oak frame, the top surface of the floor providing the bearer for the cabin sole.

Galvanised steel plates bolted to the lower V of the faces of the after few oak frames as floors to reinforce the stern post carrying the huge rudder.


2” iroko deck, straight-laid, caulked and payed with Sikaflex on laminated oak deck beams, the same size as the frames. The underside of the deck is varnished.

Fabricated stainless steel hanging knees and lodging knees.

9” bulwark
all round, typical of Colin Archer boats with varnished capping rail carried on 4” x 3” oak stanchion posts through the coverboard, separate to the frames. The bulwark capping dips down to meet the deck at bow and stern.

Galvanised steel stanchion posts


Pair of massive oak bitts on the fore deck carry the heel of the running bowsprit and take the bow mooring lines.

Twin chain roller painted stainless steel stemhead fitting takes the inner fore stay. The plough anchor is self-stowing with the point of the plough held in a securing latch.

Pair of varnished oak Sampson posts on the aft deck take the after mooring lines.

Row of varnished iroko belay pins on the rail alongside the cock-pit.

Row of 3 belay pins on the deck each side of the mast.


The wide beam allows a good sized fore hatch even forward, built with double coaming to keep the water out.


A coach-roof from aft of the mast back to the cock-pit gives head-room in the cabin below leaving wide clear side decks.

2” cabin coamings with 4” x 3” laminated oak beams to the cabin deck painted inside, varnished outside. Rectangular fixed windows each side with strengthened glass and protection bars on the outside.

The coach-roof deck is planked in iroko and sheathed with epoxy/glass, painted white.

Traditional varnished sky-light with twin lights, protective bars over the glass.

Sliding hatch and hinged drop-down wash-board to the cabin entrance.


Deep rectangular, cock-pit aft is separated from the coach-roof and gives the helmsman great security even with the decks awash.

Seat in the cock-pit well.

Doors in the after bulkhead of the well into the lazarette.


Tiller steering direct onto the rudder head.


Bermudian cutter rig on varnished thuja wood pole mast stepped through the deck in front of the coach-roof onto the keel. Single spreaders.

Stainless steel rigging new 1998.  Twin lowers and cap shrouds, spliced and served ends with galvanised steel rigging screws to external galvanised steel chain plates..

Single split standing back-stay to a stainless steel hoop bumpkin round the stern with stays down to the hull. This hoop also carries the Aries wind vane self-steering.

Running back-stays from just below the spreaders to the quarters, set up to 3-part tackles.

Inner fore stay from just below the spreaders to the stemhead set up to a galvanised rigging screw.

Outer fore stay on Topp-Reff roller furling gear, masthead to the outer end of the bowsprit,

Headsail sheets through lead-blocks on deck eyes to the cock-pit sheet winches.

Mainsail sheet to massive galvanised steel sheet horse over the tiller, double ended.

All modern tufnol blocks.



2 pairs Barlow tufnol, top action sheet winches on the cock-pit coamings

1 tufnol reefing winch on the mast under the boom goose neck fitting with mainsail reef pennants led aft through lead block.

Pair of modern top action chromed Lewmar halyard winches on the mast.



Mainsail                       Euro Sails 2006                       32sqm.

Staysail                        Euro Sails 2006                       11.8sqm.

Jin on roller gear          Euro Sails 2006                       16.7sqm.

Drifter                                                                         30sqm.

Trisail                          Carlsen Sails 1979                   10sqm.

Storm jib                     Carlsen Sails 1979                   5.9sqm.



Volvo 22L 48hp 4-cyl diesel engine installed new in 1996. Fresh water cooled with heat exchanger.

Centre-line installation, flexibly mounted on massive engine beds with conventional centre-line shaft drive to 3-blade bronze prop.

Max speed 8knts.

Sea water intake sight check filter.

250 litres diesel in 2 x stainless steel fuel tanks, one either side of the engine under the quarter berths.

2 x 12v batteries on a shelf aft of the engine under the cock-pit.


Accommodation.         4 berths.                    Head-room:     Saloon 6’5”.  Fore cabin  6’.

Lavac sea toilet
and hand basin in the fore peak, massive twin Sampson posts forward and stowage all round.

Standing head-room in front of the sea toilet under the fore hatch.

Double folding doors to the fwd cabin. Generous berth each side, waist high with stowage under.

Bulkhead just aft of the mast, stbd side double folding door to the saloon cabin.

Hanging locker stbd side under the side deck, double doors fold to close off this locker.

Cast iron solid fuel cabin stove opposite to port.

This spacious, comfortable saloon cabin
has a galley all the way down the stbd side and a dinette arrangement down the port side.

Lockers under the sides decks both sides.

The dinette has a removeable table with drop down leg and a seat forward and aft allowing two people to eat in comfort. Folding chairs seat two additional people.

The table also doubles as a chart desk. Chart plotter, nav books etc in the lockers alongside.

Radios on the bulkhead behind.


The galley has a highly varnished surface the full length of the cabin down the stbd side with nicely formed upstand all round.

Stainless steel sink at the fwd end with salt and fresh water faucets, both with foot pumps.

Sink drains to a stainless steel tank in the locker below with a hand pump on the locker door under to pump the tank contents overboard.

Optimus 2-burner paraffin cooker suspended on gimbals above the work surface at the after end.

2 drawers and chart stowage drawer under the surface.

Louvered lockers doors under the side deck provide ample galley stores, crockery stowage etc.

Traditional sky-light in the deckhead above.

Varnished larch sole boards with lifting traps to access the stainless steel water tanks slotted between the massive oak floors and inter-linked.


Step up in way of the after bulkhead to the after cabin and companionway entrance to deck.

Double folding doors in way of the step.

Generous quarter berths each side with easy access.

Open tread ladder to the sliding hatch entrance.

Surface under the ladder lifts to give excellent all round access to the engine.



300 litres fresh water in 3 stainless steel tanks under the saloon cabin sole.

250 litres diesel in 2 x stainless steel fuel tanks, one either side of the engine under the quarter berths.


Suunto porthole compass in the cock-pit well

Sailor RT2048 VHF radio

Nasa Stingray sounder

Sailor R109 radio receiver

Philips Mk8 GPS


Walker log


Manual windlass on the fore deck with warping drum and chain gipsy

45lb CQR anchor self stows on the stemhead chain lead roller.

35kg fisherman anchor stows on the fore deck.

15kg Danforth kedge anchor

80 meters chain stows in the chain locker between the sea toilet and the Sampson posts.


4-man Viking lift raft

Horse-shoe lift buoy with light.

4-man Avon inflatable dinghy.

Aries windvane self-steering, renovated in 1997 mounted on the stainless steel hoop round the rudder stock.


This yacht was designed and built specifically for blue water sailing and her fine lines and massive construction demonstrate the first owner’s intentions.

The yacht is in near perfect condition, difficult to believe that she is 30 years old.

The bilge is perfectly dry and painted out in the original coat of orange wood primer.

The deck is totally dry, there are no deck leaks in this yacht. All lockers are clean and dry.

In present ownership she has been extensively and regularly sailed by husband and wife every summer for 22 years.


You don’t have to sail round the world to appreciate this wonderful yacht but if you want to sail round the world then you won’t find a better yacht for the job.

35′ International Six Metre

Wooden ships comments on this 35′ International six metre

Designed by J.G. Stephens

Built by Alex Stephens and Sons, Govan , Glasgow in 1932.

Alexander Stephens & Sons was a famous Clyde shipyard already 200 years in existence when this yacht was built and Stephens senior had had considerable success with his racing yacht designs.  One of his 6-meter designs, Coila won the coveted Seawanhaka Cup on several occasions

This was his son, J.G “Wee John”. Stephens’ early entry into the world of racing yacht design and the young man incorporated some interesting new ideas.

According to an article in Yachting Monthly at the time of her launch, young Stephens had tank tested his adventurous designs finding some of his ideas proven and others not so.

Amongst other ideas, he is known for putting his mast in the boat “the wrong way round” – a traditional pear-shaped cross section but placed with the fine end forward.

As a reflection of his confidence in his design, he was a part owner along with two others, one the local MP.

The design is rather extreme with an almost straight line from the stemhead to the rudder heel and a vertical stern post. The hull is unusually full forward of the mast with a limited forward overhang and some quite flat sections and the counter runs off to a very fine end finishing in a small archboard.

Maida is famous for having lost the Seawanhaka Cup to Jill in 1932.  “Wee John” Stephen and co-owner Maj. C.G. MacAndrew both had experience of the Seawanhaka Cup and despite high hopes their failure must have been a great disappointment at the time.

In later life a dog house and an engine were added to convert her for cruising. She also spent an extended time onshore in one owner’s garden from 1972.

35′ International Six Metre

The rebuild was begun around 1986 by Scottish boat builder David Spy who replaced all her ribs and some planking.

The restoration was completed by Peter Wilson in Aldeburgh using the original plans. Some design changes were made on deck and some modern techniques and materials used but the spirit of the original design has been retained.

Maida has proved to be a good boat to sail in competition since her rebuild and with a practiced crew can still make a good show.


Conventionally planked in what was described on original drawings as African white mahogany on a yellow pine back-bone.  All steam bent oak timbers with a few double thickness for extra strength.  All fastened with copper nails, clenched in the Scottish tradition.

The oak timbers are ring right round the inside in one piece.  Alternate oak floors and galvanised strap floors  right up through the bow.

Galvanised steel floors in the midships area and up into the counter on every second timber. It is believed these strap floors were all replaced new sometime between 1972 and 1986.

Timber rudder with vertical stock through a bronze stock tube.


In the refit in Aldeburgh, the deck was replaced using a ply sub deck with yellow pine overlay yacht laid to a varnished king plank, the coverboards finished varnished, the seams payed with butyl rubber.

New varnished mahogany cock-pit coamings.

The interior of the hull is varnished in way of the cock-pit, painted in the ends.

Sail trays forward under the fore deck.

Foot rests each side in the cock-pit.

Slatted teak cock-pit sole boards

Pair of new stainless steel hanging web knees each side incorporated in the chain plates which in turn are attached to a new deck plate to take the shrouds.

Single centre-line mooring cleat forward and aft.

A small bridge deck across the middle of the cock-pit with a pair of full width deck beams carries the main sheet swivel block.

Stainless steel wrap-round stemhead fitting with stem band takes the anchor cable.
Fractional Bermudian sloop rig on new Collars mast in varnished spruce, stepped through the deck on the keel.

Triple spreaders. The upper spreaders incorporate a pair of jumper struts to give a very well supported mast with diamonds and jumpers above, cap shrouds, intermediates and lowers.

Single standing back-stay to the counter.

Fore-stay through the fore deck aft of the stem set up to a rigging screw to the inside face of the stem.

Shrouds made up to a stainless steel each side, tied in to straps and hanging knees below.

Headsail sheet tracks down the cover boards each side with cars.


2 pairs of Lewmar top action 2-speed sheet winches on the decks alongside the cock-pit, tails lead into the cock-pit through jammers

Halyard led down the mast and through original bronze glands on the deck to turning blocks on the mast step and led aft to cleats in the cock-pit.

A pair of modern stand-up blocks on the deck in way of the mast.

Tufnol bottom action winch on the forward coaming with cleats.

Main sheet made off to an anchor point on the aft deck with the twail led forward and down to a swivelling stand-up block with jammer attached on the mini bridge deck across the middle of the cock-pit.


New varnished spruce boom by Collars. Slab reefing with fittings on the boom.

Tackle kicker.


Sails by Ratsey and Lapthorne, new 2003 and some newer Doyle Sails

2 x loose footed mainsails.

3 x Genoas


Varnished spinnaker boom.


Compass on each side deck.

Tictac on the mast below the boom.

12v battery

12v bilge pump.

Manual bilge pump


The yacht has been laid up for two seasons and will need some light refitting before she is ready to be campaigned again.

A good opportunity to acquire an historic Six in near race condition for a very reasonable price.

55′ John Alden Yawl

Wooden ships comments on this 55′ John Alden Yawl

Drawn by the great American designer, John Alden.  Built by Reed-Cook Construction, Boothbay Harbour USA in 1930

Classic John Alden yawl with spoon bow, long keel and a short counter stern.

This yacht sailed into Plymouth in the early 1970’s, was chased by the police for suspected drugs offences and went up on the rocks in Plymouth Sound.  She was taken to Mashfords Boatyard in Plymouth where she lay for many years as a hospital project for the yard.

The interior was removed in the drug search.

The damaged planking under the stbd bilge was replaced.

The yacht was reframed all through and refastened.

The heavy galvanised floors were all replaced.

The yacht was bought by the present owners some years ago and finally underwent completion of the rebuild at Gweek Quay Boatyard. She was launched in the spring on 2010 with some finishing work still to do.

55′ John Alden Yawl

In the Gweek Quay refit, the deck was replaced in yacht-laid teak on a ply sub deck.

All new deck joinery was built to original plans.

All original deck fittings replaced.

A new cock-pit was built.

New wheel steering on Mathway pedestal carries a chart plotter in a varnished box on the pedestal.

Original octagonal glazed compass binnacle top fitted to the pedestal.

New engine installed on hydraulic drive.

New tanks and plumbing.


A new interior designed and fitted with:

One double cabin aft with ensuite heads and shower

Two twin berth cabins forward sharing separate heads and shower

2 pilot berths in the saloon (in addition to saloon settees)


Planked in pine, caulked and payed with exceptionally fine finish to the topsides.

External iron ballast keel.

New, wonderful sweeping teak deck with lots of clear, uncluttered deck space to work the rig.

New coach-roof, close to original design with varnished teak coamings set with oval bronze port holes, the coach-roof deck paid in scrubbed teak with varnished teak margin boards.

Original capstan windlass on the fore deck.


Bermudian yawl rig to original John Alden design on new varnished masts and spars by Collars.

All new polished stainless steel mast fittings

All new stainless steel rigging.

Internal galvanised steel chain plates.

Cutter headed with masthead stay to the end of the bowsprit, inner fore stay to inside the stemhead, single standing backstay to the main back to the counter.

Twin spreaders.

Twin lowers, uppers and cap shrouds.

Mizzen with single swept back spreaders.

Twin lowers and caps.

2x new Lewmar self tailing winches on mainmast

2x Lewmar self tailing primary sheet winches

2x Lewmar self tailing secondary sheet winches

1x Lewmar self tailing mainsheet winch

2x Lewmar top action mizzen halyard winches

All new sheets and halyards

New Harken sail tracks on both masts and genoa sheet tracks on deck

Complete suit of sails
approximately five seasons old


Yanmar 4-cyl, naturally aspirated diesel engine, flexibly mounted under the stbd side deck in the aft cabin with hydraulic drive to centre-line 3-blade bronze prop.

Single lever controls.

New fuel tank opposite to port.


All new accommodation with 8 berths.

Large fore peak stowage for sails and cordage.

Passageway aft to port through a twin berth up and down cabin.

Aft again through a heads compartment with sea toilet, hand basin and shower.  Door to saloon.

Opposite to stb, a twin berth up and down cabin with door to the saloon and a door to the heads.


Large saloon cabin. Twin doors forward, to stbd into the twin berth cabin, to port into the fwd heads and through the port twin berth cabin to the fore peak.

Port and stbd settee berths in the saloon with pilot berth up behind under the side deck to port.  Lockers above the berth to starboard.

Companionway to deck on the centreline aft.

Chart desk to port of the companionway ladder.

Galley to stbd with Wallas 87D diesel fuelled hob and oven – the latest and one of the smartest yacht cookers. Twin stainless steel sinks. Pressurised H&C.  Built in fridge/freezer.  Good locker space.


Passage past the galley aft to the aft cabin.

Large double berth reaches back under the cock-pit well.

Engine under the side deck to stbd.

Lockers under the side deck to port.

Door to port into the ensuite heads compartment with 12v electric sea toilet, porcelain corner hand basin and shower. Lockers under the side deck.


Fresh water tanks in the midships bilge and under each saloon settee berth.

Black water tank in the midships bilge

Calorifier tank under the double bunk aft with 240v + engine cooling water heating.

Showers and hand basins drain to a collecting tank in the midships bilge with auto float switch pump-out overboard.
A spacious, light and airy cabin with fine joinery and some exceptionally nice features like the corner cupboards in the forward corners of the coach-roof and the marquetry inlay on the chart desk.

Steering compass in original brass pyramid binnacle.
Simrad chart plotter/radar
Furuno GPS
Icom VHF
Furuno Navtex
Manual capstan windlass
CQR anchor and chain


43′ Colin Archer Gaff Yawl

Wooden ships comments on this 43′ Colin Archer Gaff yawl

The Norwegian designer, Colin Archer, is famed particularly for his double-ender life-boats or Redningskoite.  In his life-time – he died in 1921 – he became one of the most famous marine architects the world has seen, celebrated in his own country and abroad, an inspiration to many designers since, yet he was self-taught.  His designs included yachts, fishing boats, pilot boats and larger ships like the famous Fram which Nansen locked into the Polar ice.

Colin Archer designs inspired many of the great designers and produced some of the best-known cruising yachts. One thinks of Robin Knox-Johnson and Suhaili, Wm Atkin in the USA, the remarkable Ehrling Tambs with Teddy and Paul Johnson with his Venus ketch range of double enders. His middle name was Ehrling and he was brought up on Escape owned by his parents for so many years. You can see the way their minds worked!

David Robertson had sailed long distances in the first Escape, a 23 ton yacht designed by Colin Archer in 1896 as a sailing life-boat, had become convinced of the viability of Colin Archer’s designs and wanted his next boat to be a larger version as a sailing home.

He commissioned the London marine architect, Wm McC. Meek to refine the designs of the first Colin Archer Escape and enlarge them to become the 32ton second Escape now offered for sale.

He knew and admired K Christensen who had a small yard in Moen close to Risor in Norway and engaged him to build the yacht. (As he said at the time, Christensen was also one third of the price of building in UK). She was launched in 1936.

43′ Colin Archer Gaff Yawl

The design is a classic Colin Archer though perhaps a fraction less in the beam and a little finer below the waterline and was built to scantlings 25% in excess of Lloyds Rules.

After the war she came into the ownership of Mr and Mrs Edward Spencer Johnson. She spent many years laid up afloat on the Hamble River as the Johnson’s home. On his death and with Mrs Johnson unable to live aboard by herself, Escape was sold in 2003 by Wooden Ships on behalf of the family to Mr John Charles. When his health failed before he was able to start refitting, she was sold again by Wooden Ships to the present owner, a Scottish helicopter pilot.

She was put ashore at Universal on the Hamble and lay there for a couple of years while arrangements were made for her refit.  After 2 attempts due to her unexpected weight, she was finally moved by road to Lowestoft where she underwent a major rebuild at the IBTC Commercial Boatyard in Lowestoft, to be relaunched in 2008.

She sailed back to Risor that season, returning to UK and in 2009 sailed to her present berth in Scotland.


Planked in Norwegian red pine with larch used for the new planking used in the refit.

The back-bone, stem and stern post beam shelves and stringers are Norwegian oak. A new English oak stem was fitted in the refit.

There are 28 frames in all, made up of Norwegian oak in grown futtocks totalling 8” x 5” at 18” centres leaving a gap of only 10” between the frames..

Floors are grown oak.


The planking is fastened to the frames using 1” juniper trennels with oak wedges.


Long, external iron ballast keel with oak dead-woods at either end. New keel bolts in the refit.

Grown oak floors across the centre-line.


The deck was relaid in the refit using iroko, straight-laid, caulked and payed. The cover boards are varnished iroko.

Most of the oak deck beams are original, finished varnished.


The bulwarks are carried on short 4” x 4” oak stanchions mounted on the cover-boards in cast bronze shoes to eliminate any possibility of the leaks and rot so common in this area.

The capping rail is original in teak, swept down to the deck forward and aft in typical Colin Archer fashion.

The bulwark is formed by a single plank, open above and below to allow water on deck to escape with minimum obstruction.

A heavy iroko rubbing strake runs round the hull at deck level, adding to her strength.

A single high level stainless steel guard wire is carried on bronze stanchions set through the capping rail into pods mounted on the coverboards.

Heavy bronze fair leads mounted forward and aft.


Heavy oak Sampson posts trimmed and capped with bronze mounted either side of the cock-pit on the aft deck. Another pair mounted on the fore deck. These Sampson posts usually take the mooring lines.

Centre Sampson with galvanised side strap on the fore deck takes the bowsprit heel, allowing the bowsprit to be run in.

A heavy timber plank bolted to the deck either side of the bowsprit extending forward by approx 3’ with a sheave in the outer end takes the anchor cable well clear of the hull. The stbd cable is usually employed and a timber chafing chute along the deck protects the deck from chain chafe on it way aft to the windlass by the main mast.

The deck is exceptionally spacious and clear with little to trip over on a dark night.

2 pairs of deck prisms in the side decks.


A narrow athwartships cock-pit is placed forward of the mizzen mast and the main sheet horse with a full width dog-house to shelter it, the comings continued round the cock-pit well. A sliding hatch in the dog-house gives entrance to below. Dog-house and coamings are original in heavy teak with bronze ports in the forward face.

The cock-pit is cleverly placed here to avoid the inevitable drips from the mizzen and far enough forward to avoid any water which may come on board from the quarter wave in bad weather.


Steering is by wheel in the cock-pit on the after bulkhead with under-deck cables through a deck pulley fitting either side to a bronze sliding collar on a long tiller. The rudder is hung on the stern post with new galvanised rudder hangings. The tiller rests on a support on the deck.

Teak gratings in the self draining cock-pit

Hatch to the lazarette under the tiller forward of the mizzen mast.

Hatch on the fore deck, port side forward.

Sky-light midships with open lights.

Original anchor 2-speed manual windlass just abaft of the main mast with twin warping dollys and chain gypsy behind the stbd dolly, returned to Reid and Co Glasgow to be rebuilt.



Gaff ketch rig on solid pine, keel-stepped masts. Pole mizzen mast, fidded topmast to the main.

Original main boom and gaff,  mizzen boom and bowsprit, new 208 mizzen boom

Galvanised wire rigging set up to external forged iron galvanised chain plates with galvanised rigging screws, all new by TS Rigging in Maldon Essex in 2008. Ratlines up the stbd shrouds.

3 lowers to the main + topmast shrouds round galvanised up-swept spreaders. Deck flood lights on the spreaders.

Twin shrouds to the mizzen.

Inner fore stay to the galvanised stemhead gammon iron also takes the running bowsprit on the stemhead centre-line.

Outer fore stay set running to the end of the bowsprit, tensioned on a tackle brought in board.

Chain bobstay tensioned on tackle brought inboard.

Bowsprit guys on rigging screws.

Staysail boom sheets to a horse in front of the main mast.

Jib on leathered traveller outhaul on the bowsprit.

Main boom with galvanised, twin mast band fittings sheets to a horse aft of the cock-pit with 4-part tackle (two double wooden blocks) and lead blocks either end of the horse to take the tails of both sheets to make up on the Sampson posts, easily reached from the cock-pit.

Main boom is hung by a tackle up the mizzen for a topping lift.

Main gaff with original galvanised saddle, new leather work.

4-part throat tackle with double, wire served becket on the upper block.

4-part peak tackle.

Falls secured to a pin rail at working level round the main mast or taken to the windlass for mechanical hoisting.

Mizzen boom sheets to a galvanised steel bar loop over the rudderhead to a served span on the boom, the single tail led in the make up on the Sampson post. Conventional topping lift.


All sails by North Sea Sails, Tollesbury, new in 2008.

Mainsail, 3 deep reefs, loose footed.

Mizzen 2 reefs, loose footed.

Staysail with one reef bent onto the staysail boom.

Jib sets on the traveller to the end of the bowsprit.

Main topsail.


Nannidiesel 4115 115hp turbo 4-cyl diesel installed new in 2007.

1800rpm gives 6knts at 4.8 lph

Centre-line installation in spacious engine room aft of the cock-pit with the engine actually sited under the cock-pit well, access through the lazarette hatch.

Conventional shaft drive. Single lever Morse control.

Fresh water cooled with heat-exchanger. Sea water intake filter and sight guage.


80 litres fuel in 2 new stainless steel tanks in the engine space aft.

Easily accessed primary and secondary filters.

Engine has approx 250 hours in summer 09.


Engine start battery + 3 x 12v service batteries

Victron Energy Centaur battery charger and battery monitor system.

Bep Marine battery monitor.


6 berths.


From aft: Companionway from the cock-pit through the teak sliding hatch, emergency axe clipped on the hatch coaming. Open-tread teak ladder to below, slightly off-set to stbd.


Lobby with chart desk to stbd. Large desk with stowage under, forward facing scalloped seat allows comfortable sitting when heeled.

Electrical control switch panel outboard. First aid box above. 2 x 2140v sockets.

Bronze, ship-type protected overhead red and white 12v lights.


Galley to port with deep, stainless steel custom made sink set in a stainless steel work surface surrounded by a deep teak fiddle. Hot and cold water from antique brass taps + sea water tap + manual fresh water. Cupboards above.

The sink is pumped out overboard by a hand pump in the cupboard below.

Sigmar stainless steel diesel fired galley cooker set against the after bulkhead.

Bronze, ship-type protected overhead red and white 12v lights. 2 x 240v sockets


Bulkhead door to the saloon cabin.

Slightly staggered port and stbd settee berths with a side board at the aft end of the stbd settee and at the fwd end of the port settee, original drop-leaf teak table between.

Part enclosed pilot berth up behind the settee berths each side. Water tanks under the pilot berths.

Sky-light above.

Slightly stbd off-set Refleks diesel fired cabin heater with s/s flue to deck against the fwd bulkhead.

Slightly port off-set bulkhead door forward, step up in the cabin sole, to a double berth to port and heads compartment to stbd.


The double berth is set quite high due to the forward hull sections, allowing space for 4 large drawers below the berth.


Heads compartment to stbd is surprisingly big with original Simpson Lawrence Kentigern sea toilet rebuilt by SL Spares in 2008 connected to a 25 litre stainless steel holding tank.

Porcelain hand basin with H&C in a surface along the ship’s side with lockers below and mirrored locker doors above.


Fore peak has ample stowage essential for long distance passages or extended live-aboard. Massive Sampson post down the middle, seat lockers each side, shelves forward. 2nd sea toilet forward.


Chain locker alongside the mast to stbd bringing the chain weight well back into the hull.


Good head-room throughout the yacht with over 6’ in the saloon cabin and lobby, a little less in way of the main mast increasing forward.


Fresh water in 3 stainless steel tanks with approx 800 litres

25 litre colorifier tank heated by coil from the engine cooling water and 240v immersion heater.


All hull structure clearly visible and accessible throughout the boat. Excellent ventilation with bronze mushroom vents forward and aft + large vent aft into the engine room.

Varnished deck-beams, white painted deckhead and T&G bulkheads, varnished mahogany trim to the bulkheads. Simple, clean-lined styling typical of the period she was built. Great care has been taken to reuse the original fittings such as 1930’s glass cupboard door handles, proper brass hinges with stainless steel pins, a custom-made steel stand for the diesel cabin heater avoid any fuel loss and dirt etc. The interior was completely rebuilt in the 2008 refit and although the basic lay-out is as built the quality and finish is much superior.


Navigation equipment.

Steering compass

Simrad NX40/45 chart plotter

Simrad RS81/82 VHF radio

Clock and barometer.


Seame Active radar reflactor

Plastimo Cruiser ORC 6-man life raft

Westmarine Life sling

2 life buoys

6 life jackets

Deck safety jack-stays.

2 x 12v auto bilge pumps

Manual bilge pump


Fisherman’s anchor

Good quantity chain.

Inflatable dinghy

Cock-pit cover

All-over winter cover.

Warps and fenders


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.

53′ Charter gaff cutter

Wooden ships comments on this 53′ Charter gaff cutter

Converted charter gaff cutter. Built by Grenna Shipyard,  Denmark in 1939 as a fishing boat. She was decommissioned in the mid-eighties, bought by the present family owners and moved to Scotland where she underwent a major refit for charter work.

While ashore in 1993 she was badly damaged by a fire which necessitated a major rebuild. This work involved replanking all of the port side and half the starboard side. Any original planking remaining was refastened.

The deck was replaced on new beam shelf, new deck beams, new stanchions and bulwarks. She was fitted out below for charter and rigged as a gaff cutter.

The work took 3 years and she was launched again in 1996.


Since relaunch, she has worked consistently and very successfully as a charter yacht cruising extensively around Europe including visits to Spain, Portugal, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, Estonia and Russia.

In 2002 she crossed to the Caribbean winning the Concourse d’Elegance prize in the Antigua Classic that season.


These Danish fishing boats known as Haj Kutters are descended directly for the earlier fishing boats which worked under sail. These boats are massively built in oak with a bluff bow, a very pretty counter stern with a sweet sheer and the working boats carried a gaff ketch rig.

The decision to rig her as a gaff cutter with a large sail area on a tall mast has been amply rewarded by her excellent performance. She has regularly proved faster than the similar Luke Powell pilot cutter types currently working on the West coast of Scotland, she has  performed well in 4 Tall Ships Races and comes into her own in strong winds when she gives huge confidence in her strength, reliability and sea-worthiness.

In his report dated August 1995 when the rebuild work was well progressed, the surveyor commented “The quality of work generally is exceptional” and “the quality of materials is the best”. He draws attention to the exquisite detailed work of carving and beading around the hatches and beams and adds “we have to say that we have seldom seen craftsmanship to this standard”.


The cutter has a Cat 2 (60 miles from Safe Haven)  Code of Practice Certificate with Cat 0 (world-wide) stability for 14 persons on board, last certificate dated April 2011 and valid for 5 years. Subject to annual survey. The vessel is equipped in excess of the Code requirements


NB. Code of Practice certification expires on sale and must be renewed in new ownership.


This cutter presents an exceptional opportunity to buy a very successful and totally proven ship with a track record of charter earnings. Alternatively, she is of a size and versatility to be a viable and manageable private or family yacht.



The vessel was originally planked in oak. Due to the fire damage much of the planking had to be replaced and the exact areas are defined in a survey dated August 1995, copy available. New planking has been fitted in 2” larch, caulked and payed.

Fastenings are 6” galvanised boat nails, all new in the 1993 rebuild, remaining original oak planking refastened.

Frames are sawn oak, 6” x 4” in pairs with 4” between.  The Danish method of building pins the pairs of frames together with ½” galvanised rod but leaving a 1” gap which avoids wet rot between the pairs. There is more frame than space!

The stringers have been largely replaced.

Oak back-bone with a 2 ton steel shoe. The frames overlap across the back-bone to form the floors. The back-bone is through bolted with 20mm galvanised steel bolts, all new in 1996.

Ballast is approx 19 tons concrete mixed with pig iron. This is the original method of ballasting these fishing boats, the ballast cannot move, it gives a flat floor in the fish hold and adds to the strength of the back-bone. Contrary to popular opinion it is very rare to get trouble under the concrete with the whole area soaked in fish oil.


The deck is built in 2 ½ ” Oregon pine, quarter sawn, caulked and payed.

The bulwarks are carried on 4” x 4” oak stanchion posts through the coverboards with a wide, varnished iroko capping rail all round. A few original stanchion posts remain, most have been replaced.

The larch bulwark planking has a bead along each edge, the lower board is mahogany. A 1” gap all round the bottom edge frees water from the deck and waterways are opened in the bulwarks planking at the waist.

The bulwark planking round the fan tail counter is laid vertically to very good effect.


The high bulwarks give great security around the extensive clear deck space and the casings afford secure seating on deck.

The new deck lay-out has a pair of bitts forward to carry the bowsprit heel with a windlass ahead to stbd.

Aft of the bitts is the fore hatch, just off-centre to stbd.

Main mast stepped through the deck onto the keel.

Immediately aft of the main mast is the midships low-level casing with sliding hatch entrance to the cabin, all beautifully made in varnished Burma teak coamings, scrubbed pine deck with varnished teak margin boards and sliding hatch. This casing is also a good sitting area.

Aft again is the nav station dog-house with entrance to the aft cabin, hip height with a starboard off-set entrance hatch, also all built in varnished Burma teak. Windows each side have protection bars.

The navigation post with chart desk and instruments are sited here, close to the helm and readily available yet fully sheltered and protected from the elements. Ladder to below.

Aft again is the helm position, a varnished teak box enclosing the steering worm drive mechanism on top of the rudder stock with a traditional teak spoked wheel, the vessel’s name carved round the rim and a leathered saddle on the lid of the box, rather eccentrically allowing the helmsman to sit astride!


The extensive use of varnished teak and oak, varnished pine spars and scrubbed deck give the vessel the appearance more of a yacht than a working boat and it is unlikely the original fisherman owners would ever recognise her.



Gaff cutter rig setting approx 1500 sq’ working sail in mainsail, staysail and jib. In addition she sets a gaff tops’l over the main and a jib tops’l.

The Douglas fir main lower mast is stepped on the keel and stands 35’ above the deck.

The 30’ spruce fidded topmast takes the overall mast height, deck to truck to a little over 60’

The bowsprit is set running to port of the stem, the heel lodged between twin bitts and extends 17’ forward of the stem.

The varnished spruce main boom is 33’ and reaches out exactly to the end of the taff rail aft.

The boom is fitted with slab reefing with combs each side aft to take the reefing pennants with a 4-part main sheet tackle on varnished wooden blocks to a traditional “shock absorber” horse on the after deck, the tails led to cavil bars each side aft.

The 29’ varnished spruce gaff is fitted with a leathered galvanised saddle.


Main mast shrouds, 3 per side in 16mm galvanised steel wire fully served rattled up both sides, leathered eyes round the mast set up to 25mm galvanised rigging screws to external galvanised chain plates.

Cap shrouds in 12mm stainless steel wire made up to lignum vitae deadeyes and lanyards.

The topmast forestay turns through a block on the outer end f the bowsprit and is made up to a 5 part tackles to the bitts.

Mainmast fore stay, hounds to stemhead in 20mm galvanised wire through the stem fitting and set up with a 25mm galvanised rigging screw.

Top mast running  back-stays in 12mm galvanised wire made up to 5 part tackles. (takes the jib tops’l on hanks)

Main mast running back-stays in 16mm galvanised wire to a steel block with stainless steel pennants to Highfield levers on the deck.

Bobstay in 12mm chain with tackle bowsed down on the windlass.

100mm stainless steel whisker stays with 4 part tackles.

The jib is set flying from the hounds and runs out the bowsprit on a traveller.


Sails by Jimmy Lawrence, Essex.


Mainsail                                  1000sq’                               2008

Staysail                    280sq’                                  2002

Large Jib                  330sq’                                  2002

Tops’l                      300 sq’                                 2002

Jib Tops’l                 300 sq’                                 2002

No 2 jib                    250sq’                                  1996

Storm Jib                                                              1996

Trysail                                                                    1996





Kelvin R6 112hp 6-cyl diesel engine built 1969, rebuilt 1996.

New rings, liners, main and big end bearings in 2006

Kelvin 3.33:1 close-coupled gear box with single lever controls.

Centre-line installation to Hundested 48” fully feathering 3-blade prop.

Cruising speed 6.5knts. @ 6.5 lph      Max 7.8knts @ 15lph.



24v electrical circuits with 6 x 12v 220 amp/hr batteries.

Balmar 70 amp engine driven alternator.

Shore power connection

Victron 100 amp 240v battery charger on shore power connection or on the generator.

Perkins 5.5kva diesel generator in the engine room.



2000 litres diesel in 2 steel tanks, either side of the engine room.

1600 litres in 2 stainless steel tanks, one under the saloon table, one each side under the saloon cabin seats.

Waste tank. Fitted but not plumbed in.

2 x Separ Duplex fuel filters.


Water supply.

Pressurised water system with 24v pump and digital water consumption meter.

Water is heated by the engine cooling water through a calorifier tank or by 240v immersion heater in the calorifier tank.







13 berths in total – 2 twin forward cabins, 2 twin quarter cabins, 2 pilot berths in the saloon cabin and 3 berths in the aft cabin.

The interior is divided into 4 separate spaces – see attached plan.

Right up in the bows is a small Bosun’s cabin/store.

Center-line door to central lobby, bitts come down in the middle of this lobby space with the ladder from the fore hatch against the lobby aft bulkhead.

Port and stbd cabins off the lobby, both with up and down berths, partially closed off by partitions off the forward bulkhead with the door apertures closed by a curtain.


Passage aft to port with the heads compartment to port and a shower compartment on the cewntre-line, both compartments with sea toilets and hand basins.

Blake sea toilets with 24v pumps to overboard discharge (not yet plumbed into the waste tank)

Handbasins and shower all drain overboard.

The passage opens to the main saloon cabin


Galley on the starboard side, open to the saloon cabin in the forward starboard corner.

Canon twin oven and 4-burner stainless steel gas cooker against the fwd bulkhead.

Stainless sink and work surface down the starboard side of the ship. Pan stowage under.

H&C and sea water supply to the sink, drains overboard.

Original Danish cast iron single gas burner.


The main saloon cabin is dominated by a large miracle table in the middle with bench seating down either side and the midships casing over.

The table contains one of the 3 water tanks, the mast passes through the forward end, leaves lift each side for meal times and an extension piece, stowed against the after end can be fitted to extend the length of the table aft.

The table also contains a 160 litre freezer and a 160 litre fridge, both powered by Isotherm Magnum twin water-cooled 24v compressors.


Up behind the seats is an occasional pilot berth each side under the side decks with curtains as in the old fishing boats. These pilot berths are small and usually used for storage on longer passages.

At the forward ends, port and stbd, are storage lockers with deep shelves providing the extensive storage required for galley stores for longer passages.


Aft midships is the main companionway to deck.

To either side are port and stbd quarter cabins, each with up and down berths and curtains across the doorways.

The engine compartment is in the middle behind the companionway ladder. Access to the engine room is by a companionway and door from the nav station dog-house.


An aft cabin is accessed by a companionway ladder from the after nav station dog-house. Port and stbd berths with a small athwartships berth across the after end.


Drying radiator  heated by the engine cooling water – essential in her Scottish home waters.


Diesel fired hot air cabin heater with flue to deck.


Head-room           6’6” under the midships coach-roof.

5’10” elsewhere






Sestral Major steering compass by the helm.

Raymarine sounder with deck repeater

Trailing log

Garmin radar, new 2011

Furuno GPS

Garmin chart plotter

PC with Sea Pro 3000 Plus navigation software.

Class B AIS

Icom M600 SSB radio

Icom DSC VHF radio




Safety gear.

Viking Solas B 16 man life raft, last service April 2011

16 inflatable life jackets

Ring life buoy

Inflatable Danbuoy

Numerous flares

Numerous fire extinguishers as required by Code of Practice including engine room sprinkler system and fire alarm system.


Ground tackle

100kg fisherman anchor

50 kg fisherman anchor

40kg CQR anchor

Hydraulic windlass

100 meters 12.5mm chain

Numerous warps


Deck gear.

4.5m Humber inflatable dinghy

Yamaha 15hp 2-stroke outboard engine, 2008

4 x 32mm mooring warps.

4 large fenders.


Other gear.

Full galley equipment.

4 sets of berth linen

Large quantity of world charts and pilot books

Numerous engine spares including pistons, liners, cylinder head, fuel pump etc.

Stability booklet including line drawings, GZ curves, KN data and inclining reports.


In certain circumstances and subject to conditions, various commercial data including accounts, mailing lists, web site and promotional material will be included in the sale.


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.