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Quarter Tonner Racing Yacht

(REF: 24255)


  • Designer: David Thomas
  • Builder: Fank Hoare
  • Year: 1975
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 28'
  • Beam: 9'
  • Draft: 5'
  • Tonnage: 1680kg

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Wooden Ships Comments Quarter Tonner Racing Yacht

Designed by David Thomas as a one-off Quarter Tonner racing yacht, built by Bob Hoare in 1975.  Hoare was well known for building fast racing boats Gold Medal winning Flying Dutchman ‘Superdocious’ for Rodney Pattison.

Proved to be a very fast and competitive boat over decades of racing.  Her most recent IRC Rating from 2016 was 0.866 which gives her a favourable handicap compared to the majority of Quarter Tonner yachts.

Light enough to be towed on the road, she comes with a double axle trailer.

An interesting, competitive and slightly unusual boat which could be back racing this summer with relatively little effort.


Length on Deck                 28’

Beam                                    9’

Draft                                      5’

Weight                                   1680kg




Cold moulded hull made from 3 layers of mahogany all bonded with epoxy.  The inner 2 layers are double diagonal with a full length fore and aft layer on the outside.

5 longitudinal stringers each side of the internal hull with 2 structural plywood bulkheads.

Fin and bulb ballast keel of 1550kg with a lead bulb.  Fastened with stainless keel bolts.

Yacht laid teak decks epoxy glued to a marine plywood subdeck with full length teak planks.  Varnished mahogany coverboard with stainless stanchions.

Low coachroof with varnished mahogany coamings and a sheathed plywood coachroof deck.

Lewmar forehatch with a well in the bow.

Open backed cockpit with a teal laid sole.

Blade rudder with a laminated wooden tiller.




Fractional ¾ bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped alloy mast with alloy slab reefing boom.

Spars are Proctor spars, mast, boom and spinnaker pole.

Stainless steel standing rigging to internal stainless chain plates.  Lower and upper shroud each side with swept back spreaders.  Adjustable single standing backstay.

Twin groove Tuff Luff on the forestay.

Full wardrobe of sails of varying ages used for racing in the past.  Possible that a new owner would wish to replace these with new sails if the boat is to be raced competitively again.

Pair of Lewmar 25 non-self tailing cockpit sheet winches

Pair of Lewmar 7 non-self tailing winches on the coachroof deck with clutches for the running rigging.




Mariner 4hp 4 stroke outboard engine from 2002 mounts on a stainless frame over the stern.




6 berths including 2 saloon settee berths and 4 pipecot berths.

Companion hatch with a step down into the saloon.

Saloon settee berth either side with a pipecot pilot berth either side under the side deck.

2 pipecot berths can be rigged aft under the cockpit.

Joinery either side at the forward end of the main cabin with lockers under the side deck with louvered doors.

Centreline door into the forepeak which is used for storage and the Porta Potti heads compartment.




Ritchie steering compass

Raymarine ST60 depth, speed, wind

2 x CQR anchors

Horse shoe life buoy

2 burner camping gas cooker

Porta Potti 335 chemical toilet

Bunk and berth cushions

2 x Lewmar 25 winches

2 x Lewmar 7 winches







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.



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