Sailing yachts

William Garden Bermudan Sloop

(REF: 18148)


  • Designer: Garden, William
  • Builder: Sydney, Australia
  • Year: 1968
  • Location: Argyll, Scotland
  • Length on deck: 40' (12.19m)
  • Beam: 10'9 (3.26m)
  • Draft: 5'5 (1.65m)

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Wooden Ships Comments on this William Garden Bermudan sloop

William Garden was a Naval Architect and prolific yacht designer based in British Columbia. This double ended Bermudan sloop was built in Sydney, Australia during 1967/68 and was sailed to the UK via the Pacific and Panama, ending her journey on the west coast of Scotland.   The current owners have owned and sailed her for 30 years.



William Garden Bm Sloop


Carvel Oregon Pine planking on spotted gum frames, copper fastened.   Iron keel, stainless steel keel bolts.


Decks and cockpit

Flush deck of Brunzeel marine plywood sheathed with West Epoxy and finished with Treadmaster panels.  Wheel steering.



A doghouse shelters the forward end of the cockpit and at the aft end there is a companionway to the aft cabin.



Rig  Bermudan Sloop

Alloy deck-stepped mast and spars, stainless steel standing rigging, replaced 2001.

Profurl roller reefing on the genoa.  Lazyjacks.

Sails:  Battened mainsail, Dolphin Sails.  Furling genoa, Owen Sails (2001)






Perkins Prima M50 50hp, 1988.   507 hours.  Shaft drive to 3 blade propeller.



Fuel:  30 gals in 2 stainless steel tanks.

Water: 40 gals



12v electrics.





Berths – 6

All joinery in cedar, teak and mahogany.   All upholstery was replaced in 2012.


Forecabin:  2 single V berths with infill to make a good sized double.

Saloon:  2 settee berths.   Table and L-shaped settee to port, settee to stbd.  Table extends for dining.  Small navigation desk at the forward end of the stbd berth.


Heads compartment starboard aft, Par Brydon marine toilet, SS sink.


Galley to port aft in a U-shape.  Taylor’s 2 burner, cooker & oven.  SS sink, coolbox.  Fresh water and salt water, manually pumped.


Small Aft cabin with 2 single V berths.






NASA Clipper Depthsounder, Log/Speed, Wind Speed Direction.  All 2010.

Autohelm Powerpilot 6000

Compass Saura SC100

Garmin GPS45 handheld

VHF Seavoice RT550



Liferaft 6 man, new 2012

Electric bilge pump

Manual Bilge Pump


Ground tackle

40lb CQR anchor

3/8” Chain

Fisherman style kedge anchor

Manual windlass



XM280 Airdeck dinghy

Mariner 3.5hp 4 stroke outboard (2013)

Mainsail cover

Cockpit cover

Cockpit tent & tonneau style cover 2011







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.