Sailing yachts

Scarborough One Design Bermudan Sloop

(REF: 18149)


  • Designer: Leys, John
  • Builder: John Leys, Scarborough, Yorkshire
  • Year: 1951
  • Location: Dundee, Scotland
  • Length on deck: 26'6
  • Beam: 8'3
  • Draft: 4'7
  • Tonnage: 6

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Full specification

Wooden Ships Comment on this Scarborough One Design Bermudan Sloop

This boat has been in the present ownership (a professional shipwright) for 25 years and for 10 years between 1990 – 2000 she was being rebuilt.  Only the keel and some of the planking are original with everything else being replaced.  The yacht was surveyed in ’95. ’97 and 2000 documenting the rebuild,  which was obviously carried out to a high standard.

She is a slightly modified version of John Ley’s design having slightly smaller dimensions.

Since 2010 the yacht has been lightly used until the 2017 season when the owner used her extensively for cruising.  She is fully maintained and in tidy condition with only cosmetics needing attention.  A new owner would take ownership of what is largely only a 15 year old boat.

ConstructionScarborough One Design Bm Sloop



Carvel Larch planking on oak and elm frames.  Frames spaced at 6” intervals, 11/2” x 1”. Copper fastened.  Timber floors.   1.5 ton cast iron ballast keel, galvanised mild steel keel bolts.


Decks and cockpit

Laminated oak deck beams and knees were new during the refit.  Ply deck, sheathed in canvas and painted.  Self draining cockpit.  Tiller steering.



Coachroof coamings in Meranti, varnished with Deks Olje.  Coachroof deck is planked in yellow pine, canvas sheathed.




Rig – Masthead Bm Sloop

Deck stepped timber built mast, treated with Deks Olje, roller furling boom.

Stainless steel standing rigging, all replaced between 2000-2008 except the backstay bridle.

SS rigging screws, talurit terminals.   External galvanised chain plates.

2 x Leyton bronze sheet winches.   2 x Barton halyard winches.



Heavy duty mainsail by ‘Saturn’, 15.3 sqm.  15yrs old in good condition.  Turner Roller furling.

Jib, roller furling, by ‘Lossie Sails’.  13.8 sqm.  10 yrs old, very good condition.






Beta 13.5hp 2 cyl diesel,  2008,  200 hours.   Technodrive TML 40P gearbox.  Centreline installed to a 12” x 12″ 3 blade propeller, new 2017.

Cruising speed 5.5 kts, using approx 3/4 lph.  Max speed 6.5 – 7 knots.


Bilge pumps

Small Whale electric pump.  2 x manual. Henderson double acting 35gph in cockpit.  Henderson Mk5 in forepeak.



1 x 12v.  Shore power cable with 4x13amp sockets.



Fuel – 6 gals in SS tank under the cockpit sole.

Water – 30 gals, Vetus flexible tank under cockpit sole.





Berths – 3

2 saloon settee berths, stbd 6’, port 6’6.  Quarter berth 6’7.

From fwd:  Forepeak with stowage port & stbd.

Heads compartment next aft with Jabsco heads to port, washbasin stbd.  Doors to:


Clothes locker port above foot of the port berth.  Hanging locker aft of stbd berth.  Book shelves opposite on port side.   Quarter berth on stbd side.


To port.  SS sink.  Gimballed gas cooker, 2 burner and grill.

Cabin heater, Gas Force 10.






Plastimo steering compass on cockpit bulkhead

Navico Dual Log/Sounder

VHF  – new 2017

Tiller Pilot TP300CX

Garmin GPS 76 Handheld


Ground tackle

2 x 28lb CQR

Galvanised chain 60m x 8mm clalibrated

12mm warp

Lofrans manual windlass



2 x 2k dry powder fire extinguishers

Plenty of 12mm warps

Heaving line

8 fenders inc. Fenderstep.


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.