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  • Designer: Reimers, Knud
  • Builder: Moody's of Hamble
  • Year: 1937
  • Location: Wales
  • Length on deck: 27'3"
  • Beam: 6'6"
  • Draft: 4'3"
  • Tonnage: 1800kg disp

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designed by Swedish Knud Reimers

This distinctive yacht, developed from the Scandinavian Skerry Cruiser type, was designed in the 1930’s. In UK, a class grew up in Aldeburgh and St Mawes but the design really came to fame after Adlard Coles won the 1950 Trans-Atlantic Race in the slightly larger (32’) Cohoe.

The Tumlare has a slim, slippery hull with elongated forward sections and the distinctive canoe stern with stern-hung rudder.

She has a high aspect fractional Bermudian rig with the fore-stay set well inboard from the stemhead.

This example was built by Moody’s of Hamble in approximately 1937.  Major rebuild in 1989 with full details available.  2011 survey.


Planked in pitch pine, splined seams.   All copper fastened to 1”x1” steam bent oak timbers with clenched copper nails, some frames reinforced.  Garboard is mahogany.


Oak  floors and backbone.  External lead ballast keel fastned with bronze bolts.


3/8 Teak laid deck on 3/8marine ply, seamed with sikaflex.   Varnished mahogany coverboards and kingplank.  New 1989.


Coachroof is laminated Agba beams overlaid with cold moulded mahogany and a glued teak overlay.   Acrylic sliding hatch and washboards.    Forehatch with Perspex top.  All new 1989.


The cock-pit is not self draining.  Cockpit coamings in mahogany, teak clad bridge deck, PRC caulked.


Fractional Bermudan sloop rig on varnished Sitka Spruce keel-stepped mast. Varnished spruce boom.

Mast step is a large oak block on 3 stout floors.  Single ratchet halyard winch.  Forestay deck fitting galvanised below deck, SS above.  New 1989.

Varnished square section slab reefing boom.  Original roller reefing goose-neck fitting retained.

Stainless steel rigging, 5mm 1×19.  SS bottlescrews. New 1989.

Forestay new in 2013.

Running back-stays to Laurent Giles bronze levers.



New mainsail in 1999. Genoa, No.1 and No.2 jibs


Winches.  2 x Gibbs top-action cockpit sheet winches.  Jib and main halyard winches at the mast.  Stubbing winch and jamming cleats on boom for slab reefing.


The interior accommodation was replaced in 1989 with new internal bulkheads and joinery in mahogany faced ply, to give 4 berths, space for a heads and a galley with self draining sink and single burner spirit stove.



Steering compass



Handheld VHF radio

2 x handheld GPS

Navigation lights


Flare pack


Fire extinguisher

1 manual, bilge pump.

1 electric bilge pump


CQR 20lb anchor with 9m chain and 25 fathoms of 1” nylon rope

Beaching legs.




Lead line


Inflatable dinghy

2.5hp Honda outboard engine

Wooden storage cradle


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.