Wooden Ships Comments on this Warrington-Smythe Bermudan Cutter
Believed to have been designed by Warrington Smythe, she was built by the Ponsharden Shipyard in the 1930’s. In long present ownership she has been cruised and raced around the Solent and west to Weymouth, proving to be a fast, easily handled and quite capable boat.
2018 refit when all seacocks and skin fittings were replaced and the boat given a cosmetic overhaul.
An enormously fun, pretty yet easy to maintain boat in nice condition and ready to sail. 2011 and 2018 surveys available.
Length on Deck 18′
Length Overall 25′
Carvel planked in 7/8″ pitch pine on grown oak frames with steamed intermediate timbers. Bronze screw fastened into the sawn frames and copper rivets in the steamed timbers.
Iron strap floors across the sawn frames.
External ballast keel of 1 ton with bronze keel bolts.
Original solid laid teak deck now covered with Treadmaster non slip coating. Varnished teak toe rail and rubbing strake.
Varnished teak coamings on the well proportioned coachroof with 2 bronze portholes each side and plywood coachroof deck.
Deep cockpit with thwarts either side that fold up to give more space, tiller steering with transom hung rudder.
Fractional Bermudan cutter rig on a deck stepped solid spruce mast, new in 2002. Mast is in a galvanised tabernacle.
Slab reefing varnished spruce boom with stainless steel gooseneck fitting. Varnished bowsprit.
Stainless steel standing rigging with twin lowers, single cap shroud, running back stays and an adjustable standing backstay to a new alloy bumpkin.
Mainsail, jib and staysail in cream terylene by Quay Sails of Poole. Also has a spinnaker, cruising chute, storm trysail and mainsail cover.
Dolphin 12hp 2 stroke petrol engine with a centrifugal clutch and direct drive. Engine has been well maintained with a top end rebuild recently.
Stainless steel shaft with 2 blade bronze propeller.
2 x 12 volt batteries.
Small but very useable cabin space with a full length 6′ settee berth to starboard and an area to port which has been designed as a chart desk and galley.
Forward of this is a 6′ pipe cot to port with enough room forward for stowage of warps, fenders, sails etc.
Anchor, chain and warp
2 Fire extinguishers
Bilge pumps – 1 x automatic and 1 x hand pump
2 Solar panels
Frame work for winter cover
Full details available upon request
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