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Paul Gartside Bermudan Sloop

(REF: 29679)


  • Designer: Paul Gartside
  • Year: 2003
  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Length on deck: 21'
  • Beam: 7'
  • Draft: 3'7"
  • Tonnage: 4000lbs displacement

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Paul Gartside Bermudan Sloop

Designed by Paul Gartside and built by the first owner, launched in 2003.

The brief to Gartside was for a ‘strong, tight and easily handled no-nonsense boat, capable of beating to windward in adverse conditions’.

The builder was limited in size by his barn, hence her overall length of 21’.  The construction utilises modern glues to create a very tough and durable hull that requires minimal maintenance and will withstand very tough sailing conditions.

In 2013/2014 the current owner, a professional shipwright, bought the boat and carried out a refit with a new engine and systems, new electrics, added cockpit tents and other gear.  More recently the rig has been upgraded with a stack pack system on the boom and roller furling on the headsail.

This is an unusual and very capable little boat in excellent condition and very well equipped for short handed offshore cruising.

Her custom made yard bogey and accompanying road trailer mean she can be easily transported home to reduce running costs and make for hassle free boating.


Length on Deck                          21’

Length Waterline                       17’10”

Beam                                            7’

Draft                                             3’7”

Displacement                             4000lbs

Sail Area                                      232sqft


  • 1” cold moulded hull.  ½” Douglas fir strip planking bonded, overlaid with 2 diagonal layers of khaya and a top fore and aft layer.
  • All bonded with Aerodux 500 resorcinol glue.
  • Laminated iroko backbone and supporting knees.
  • Plywood bulkheads and knees bonded into the hull for added strength.
  • The hull has been glass fibre sheathed internally below the waterline.  Finished with CopperCoat externally.
  • Marine plywood deck made from 2 layers bonded together.  Sheathed in glass cloth and finished with 2 pack non-slip deck paint.
  • Painted toe rail all round with a scrubbed iroko rubbing strake.
  • Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and stanchions.
  • Laminated  coachroof coamings with a sheathed coachroof deck made from laminated douglas fir and Khaya.  Grab rails on the coachroof deck.
  • Forehatch for ventilation.
  • Self draining cockpit with thwarts either side.  Tiller steering on a transom hung rudder.


  • Masthead Bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped varnished spruce mast in a stainless steel tabernacle.
  • Slab reefing varnished spruce boom.  Mainsail stack-pack system from Ratseys new in 2023.
  • Stainless steel standing rigging to external bronze chain plates.  Rigging new in 2003.
  • Simply rigged with twin standing backstays, twin lower shrouds, single cap shroud and a forestay.
  • Selden Furlex 50S roller furling headsail with new genoa in 2019.
  • Mainsail from Kemp Sails, 2003.  Furling headsail, 2019.  2 x older hanked headsails.
  • Pair of self tailing Antal W8 cockpit sheet winches.


  • Beta 16hp twin cylinder diesel engine, installed new in 2013.  Less than 100 hours use.
  • Stainless drip tray beneath the engine.
  • TMC 40R2 gearbox to a fixed 3 blade bronze propeller, new in 2013.
  • New cutlass bearing 2013, plus spare.
  • Vetus 20 litre plastic fuel tank port side in the cockpit.
  • 2 x 12 volt batteries.  74ah for engine start and 65ah for domestic.  New in 2024.
  • 40 litre stainless steel water tank under the forward berth.


  • 3 berths including a quarter berth and 2 single berths in the bows.
  • Companion steps into the cabin with a quarter berth to starboard.
  • Galley to port with an Optimus 2 burner paraffin stove.  Single stainless sink with electrically pumped fresh water.  Sink drains into a stainless steel waste tank.
  • 2 single berths either side of the mast compression post have an infill to create a double V-berth.  Shelf storage either side.
  • Forward bulkhead with access hatch to storage space in the bows plus chain locker.
  • Porta Potti 335 toilet fits in the cabin.


  • Plastimo steering compass
  • Garmin Echomap chart plotter
  • Garmin sounder
  • Garmin DSC VHF
  • Simrad tiller pilot


  • 6kg Kobra anchor with 10 fathoms x 7mm chain +24 fathoms x 14mm warp
  • 6 x Fenders
  • Mooring warps


  • Sprayhood with integrated cockpit tent
  • Full ‘mast down’ winter cover


  • Auto electric bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump
  • 2 x 1kg fire extinguishers


  • Bunk and berth cushions
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit table
  • Optimus 2 burner paraffin stove
  • Cabin heater hot plates for Optimus stove


  • Spare engine filters
  • Heavy duty road trailer, new tyres 2024Yard bogey trailer (piggy backs on road trailer).

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