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West Country Bermudan sloop

(REF: 18058)


  • Designer: Watty A H, Fowey, Cornwall
  • Builder: A H Watty
  • Year: 1939
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 25'5"
  • Beam: 8'4"
  • Draft: 4'8"
  • Tonnage: 6 TM

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Wooden Ships Comments on this west country Bermudan sloop

A relatively rare A. H Watty designed boat,   a typical West Country design.   She has cruised extensively over the years in the West country and cross-channel.   In 1987 she was the overall winner of the Helford – L’Aberwrach  race, out of 63 starters.   She is an excellent sea boat, and spacious for her length.   The present owner has owned her for 17 yrs and in that time has replaced the garboards,  steamed in new frames and re-caulked her completely.   The keel bolts have been replaced, standing rigging renewed and the decks sheathed.

West Country Bermudan sloop



 Pitch pine carvel planking on alternate sawn and steamed oak frames.   Copper fastened.   Galvanised iron keel bolts, last drawn 2002.   Iron external ballast keel + iron internal ballast.


Decks and cockpit  

 Pine deck,  ply sheathed and painted.   Self draining cockpit.  Tiller steering.  Galvanised deck and stemhead fittings.



 Coachroof coamings painted teak.   Coachroof deck sheathed marine ply.



Rig             Bermudan sloop.

Solid wood varnished mast, keel stepped.   Solid wood roller boom.

Stainless steel standing rigging, 8 yrs old.   Galvanised and stainless steel rigging screws.  External gaslvanised chain plates.   Running backstays.

340 sq ft sail.   Battened mainsail.  Jib.   Made by Penrose.   Approx.  20yrs old.   Serviceable.






Yanmar GM 10hp diesel.   Single lever controls.  3 blade propeller on centreline.



 12v electrics.   1 battery.








Berths    3  berths

5’3” headroom in saloon.  Standing in doghouse.



2 berths,  convert to double.   Pipe cot forward.



Baby Blake



Gimballed gas cooker

SS sink,  drains overboard





1 fire extinguisher


Fishermans and Kedge anchor


Beaching  Legs.


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.