Sailing yachts

Woodnutts Bermudan Cutter

(REF: 18225)


  • Designer: Woodnutt & Co
  • Builder: Woodnutt & Co, Isle of Wight
  • Year: 1938
  • Location: Sussex
  • Length on deck: 41'
  • Beam: 11'
  • Draft: 6'
  • Tonnage: 17

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Woodnutts Bermudan Cutter

Woodnutts bermudan cutter built by Woodnutt and Co. on the Isle of Wight in 1938, it is believed she was designed in house for the first owner.

Originally launched as a ketch, she was built as a solid and very comfortable cruising boat.  The design is very interesting and obviously takes its influence from several areas, not least we believe from the Colin Archer yachts of Norway as she has the same feel of weight, strength and robustness.

The present owners bought her in the early 1970’s and have cruised her extensively as a family.  The maintenance was handed over to a professional yard where she is lifted ashore every winter and stored in the shed with any necessary work carried out.

She had a new deck and coach roof put on around 2000, strengthening of the bottom end and fitting of a new interior in solid panelled hardwood.

Her interior space is massive and she feels like a much bigger boat below decks.  The cockpit has enough space for a very large family to sit in comfort and safety with high coamings all round and still with good visibility forward.  The original mizzen mast would have been just aft of the cockpit, forward of the rudder post.

This is a unique and special yacht which has been very well cared for in the long present ownership.  It is with great sadness that a new custodian is sought but she will make a fine ship for her proud new owner.


Length Over all                  48′

Length on Deck                 41′

Beam                                    11′

Draft                                      6′


  • Planked in 1.25″ Pitch Pine copper rivet fastened to closely spaced steamed oak timbers.
  • Grown oak floors with more recent oversize ones in way of the mast.
  • External lead ballast keel of 3 tons.  Internal ballast of 3 tons.
  • Straight laid teak on plywood deck new in 2000.
  • Coach roof coamings of Utile with a sheathed T&G coach roof deck.  All new superstructure in 2000.
  • Deep self draining cockpit with wheel steering on the aft end of the cockpit.


  • Mast head bermudian cutter rig on a solid keel stepped varnished wooden mast.
  • Varnished wooden boom, bowsprit and bumpkin.
  • Stainless steel standing rigging to galvanised rigging screws and external galvanised chain plates.
  • Running back stays on levers.
  • Boomed staysail on a block and tackle sheet.
  • Andersen Self Tailing cockpit sheet winches
  • Roller furling jib to bowsprit end.
  • Full set of sails


  • Perkins P4 60hp diesel engine originally installed in 1989.
  • Removed from the boat in 2015/16 for an overhaul.  Regularly serviced and very reliable.
  • Stainless shaft to a fixed 3 blade bronze propeller gives 7.5 knots max speed at approx. 3/4 gallon/hr
  • 4 x 12 volt batteries charged from engine alternator.
  • Electric and manual bilge pumps.


  • 6/7 berths.
  • A superb and very spacious interior which was rebuilt in present ownership.
  • 6’7″ headroom in the saloon, 5’8″ headroom in the fore cabin.
  • Steps down from the cockpit on port side with a large and useful engine box on the centreline.
  • Quarter berth port.
  • Galley to starboard with Plastimo 2 burner gas stove and large stainless steel sink.  Manually pumped fresh water.
  • Large centreline drop leaf saloon table with full length saloon settee berths either side and a starboard side pilot berth.
  • Port side door going forward with a large heads compartment to starboard.  Jabsco manual sea toilet discharges directly overboard.
  • Fore cabin has a good size single to port and a second single to starboard which can be extended into a cosy double.


  • Sestrel steering compass
  • Clipper sounder
  • Walker trailing log
  • Garmin GPSmap 555


  • 7 x Crewsaver lifejackets
  • 2 x lifebuoys with lights
  • 2 x fire extinguishers
  • 1 x fire blanket


  • 2 x 50lb Danforth type anchors
  • Simpson Lawrence electric anchor windlass
  • 32 fathoms of 7/16” chain
  • Warps
  • Fenders


  • Zodiac inflatable dinghy
  • E-Propulsion electric outboard
  • Beaching legs
  • Cockpit tent


  • Bunk and berth cushions
  • Plastimo Neptune 2500 galley stove with oven and grill
  • Galley equipment
  • Jabsco manual sea toilet


  • Perkins P4 diesel engine
  • 4 x 12 volt batteries
  • Engine spares


  • Mainsail
  • Jib                    Jeckells                        Approx. 1992
  • Staysail            Lucas                           Approx. 1978
  • No.2 jib           Lucas                            Approx. 1978


  • 2 x Andersen 46 two speed self tailing cockpit sheet winches
  • Mainsail cover
  • Staysail boom
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Roller furling system for jib
  • Highfield levers for running backstays

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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.

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