Share this boat:

Sailing yachts

South Coast One Design

(REF: 17919)


  • Designer: Nicholson Charles
  • Builder: Burnes Shipyard, Bosham
  • Year: 1963
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 26'
  • Beam: 7'9"
  • Draft: 5'4"
  • Tonnage: 6TM

Enquire about South Coast One Design

Call us: +44(0)1803 833899

Email us:

Alternatively please fill in this form and we will contact you about this boat

Apply for finance

Visit our partner’s website to apply for finance

Apply now

Full specification

Share this boat:

Wooden ships comments on this South Coast One Design

The South Coast One Design originated from an idea by several members of the Island YC, Isle of Wight in 1954 to produce a One Design which was reasonably priced to buy, race and cruise.


Charles Nicholson was approached to design a yacht and the result was the SCOD. Over 100 have been built from the first yacht in 1956 up to the end of the wooden boat building period in the early 1970’s.

The yachts were built by several yards around the Solent but Burnes Shipyard at Bosham became the lead builders with more than half the SCODs built coming from their yard, 62 in total between 1956 and 1967.

Burnes were respected for the quality of the construction and attention to detail and their yachts are still considered amongst the best of the SCODs.

A nice example of the class, built by Burnes Shipyard, Bosham, Hants UK in 1963.

Planked in mahogany, all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers on a mahogany back-bone

External iron ballast keel, iron keel bolts.
One bolt drawn recently and found in good order.
Recheck advised in 12 years (2022)

Galvanised m/s strap floors.                          
In the last 5 years the floors have been removed, shot blasted and epoxy coated and replaced with new bolts.

Sheathed and painted ply deck.

Varnished mahogany toe rail                        
Toe rail replaced in 2010
New varnished mahogany rubbing strakes 2010

Twin galvanised stemhead chain rollers with fore stay fitting
Stemhead fitting regalvanised, new bolts.

Galvanised cruciform mooring post on the clear fore deck.

Twin horn chrome mooring cleats each side on the aft deck

Bronze fair leads on the rails forward and aft.

Stainless steel pull-pit at the stem and two stanchions each side with guard wires.

South Coast One Design


Varnished mahogany coach-roof coamings. 
Stripped and revarnished 2009
Windows in chromed bezels removed and reset in sealant 2009

Varnished grab rails on the dog-house roof.

Varnished cabin entrance hatch with sliding top on rails and wash-boards.

Varnished mahogany fore hatch on the fwd end of the coach-roof.


Deep, self draining cock-pit with varnished mahogany coamings, varnished mahogany lockers below, laid teak coack-pit sole with  removeable trap to access stern tube gland.
Cock-pit rebuilt in 2010 with original under-deck lockers reinstated, lift up, removeable seats each side stay ashore on race days, new drains etc
Box/seats in the forward corners each side of the cabin entrance.

Slatted, varnished mahogany, clip-on seats on the side decks in way of the cock-pit allow the helmsman to sit out in comfort.


Fractional Bermudian sloop rig on varnished mast stepped through the coach-roof onto the keel. Single spreaders. Galvanised steel mast fittings.
2008 mast split and reglued, tracks and fittings renovated and reattached and the mast revarnished.

Nick Gates Patent stainless steel Mast Step fitted in 2010 which removes the inevitable issues with all SCODs of leaking garboards in way of the mast.


Stainless steel standing rigging with single fore stay to the stemhead, split standing back-stay to stainless steel quarter plates, cap shrouds and twin lowers. Swaged terminals to stainless steel rigging screws and external chain plates.

Varnished rectangular section boom with slab reefing pennants taken forward.



Mainsail by Crusader Sails 2005, 2 reefs

Genoa by Crusader Sails 2005

Jib by Ratsey, old but serviceable

Spinnaker, new and unused

Spinnaker pole. Mast rigged for spinnaker

Mast coat with the yacht’s name clearly marked.



Pair of original tufnol mast halyard winches with wooden cleats below

Pair of chromed top-action Lewmar 16 sheet winches on the cock-pit coamings.

Stainless steel tracks on the rails with headsail sheet lead blocks.




Yanmar 1GM10 single cylinder 9hp diesel engine, flexibly mounted on the centre-line to centre-line conventional shaft drive with 3-blade.

12v battery


Accommodation   4 berths.

V-berths in the fore cabin with insert to make a double berth.

Fore hatch over.

White painted ply bulkhead just forward of the mast, oval doorway to port of the mast to the saloon cabin.

Sea toilet partitioned off to stbd                              
New Jabsco sea toilet

Port and stbd settee berths with infill boards and cushions to make a large double berth athwartships.

Lockers with lids under the side decks, stowage under the settees.

Chart desk in the after stbd corner with all instrumentation.

Galley in the after port corner
Restored to original design in 2010.

2-burner Origo gimballed spirit cooker on a shelf, locker under and work surface alongside with cutlery drawer and locker below. Plastic bowl for washing up.

Steps to the cock-pit between.

Vertical varnished mahogany grab posts either side.

6’2” headroom in the saloon, more under the dog-house.

New timber sole boards.

All white painted in the cabin.
Cabin inside all through repainted

All new upholstery on thick, comfortable cushions in blue. (always covered with protective polythene protection so as new).

20 litre flexi water tank in the midships bilge in ply box with foot pump to the galley.


Bulkhead compass

Clipper sounder

Lowrance chart plotter

VHF DSC radio

Manual bilge pump.

12v bilge pump.

Plough anchor and chain – estimated 120’

Inflatable dinghy with oars

All-over tailored afloat cover protects the boat and the varnish on the mooring in the summer.

Heavy blue PVC winter cover with ridge pole.

Custom made winter cradle

Boat hook

Mooring lines

5 fenders



Extract from 2008 survey report.


Information supplied by the owner January 1997 – June 1998:-


  • Deck stripped and renewed with 12mm plywood and epoxy was covered with fine glass twill.
  • Transom sheer strake and these replaced or repaired
  • Apron replaced
  • Deck beams replaced
  •  Laminated sisters fitted where required,
  •  New toe rail and rubbing strake fitted,
  • Cutlass bearing (?)
  • A new propeller fitted,
  • New deck stanchions fitted,
  • Anchor winch fitted,
  • Hull & topsides stripped and re-painted.


October 1998 – March 1999:-


  • Iron keel floors removed treated and replaced
  • Keel bolt dropped and checked
  • Deadwood stripped checked and re-sheeted with copper
  • Shroud chainplates re-galvanised and one shroud chainplate replaced
  • New Danforth anchor 20m 12 x 16″ calibrated chain and 30m of anchor warp
  • New GPS
  • Rudder cheeks renewed
  • Radar reflector fitted


October 2001 – April 2002:-


  • New echo sounder fitted
  • New wind instrument fitted (no longer working)
  • Deck & mast winches stripped and serviced
  • New main sail purchased
  • Two new 100 amp hour batteries fitted


October 2002 – April 2003:-


  • New Genoa fitted
  • New Dodgers and main sail cover fitted
  • New washboards fitted
  • New cabin sole floors fitted




  • New boom tent
  • New water tank of flexi bag type




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.