Small craft

Salcombe Yawl

(REF: 18366)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Stone. East Portlemouth Devon
  • Year: 1960
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 16'

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Full specification

Wooden ships comments on this Salcombe yawl

Salcombe Yawl Y34 was commissioned by the present owner’s grandfather from Stones of East Portlemouth on the Salcombe Estuary and built in 1960.

She has been rebuilt by her present boat builder owner, Jim Little at his workshop in East Devon

Y34 was the first of 3 yawls built by Stones with an inboard Stuart Turner1 ½ hp petrol engine.

New yawls are still being built in wood, currently costing around £40,000!



Planked in mahogany. Prior to present ownership 8 shifts of planking had been professionally replaced.

Aluminium lifting rudder



In the refit, Jim Little removed the engine.

All the steam bent timbers replaced in green oak except the forward 3.

New centre-board case in sapele

New thwarts in sapele

New coamings in utile

New deck in Tiger Elite sapele-faced marine ply.


The hull is treated in 2 coats of SP Eposeal, a thin penetrating epoxy resin which seals and water-proofs the timber.

2 coats of Epoxy Primer undercoats below the water-line.

The hull is painted in single pack Epifanes.

The deck, coamings and sheer strake are all coated in 2 coats of tiwn pack varnish and finished in 2 coats of single pack varnish.

The interior is finished in 2 coats of single pack varnish.

Cast iron centre-plate coated in epoxy resin paint. Raised on tackle.



Varnished spruce main mast.

Aluminium boom on main

Varnished spruce mizzen mast

Varnished spruce mizzen boom

Mainsail and jib, not in new condition.

5mm stainless steel standing rigging to the main all replaced within the last 10 years.

2mm stainless steel rigging to the mizzen

Recent halyards. New main and jib sheets.

Spruce bowsprit and bumpkin.

Main sheeted to rope horse over the transom, the tail led to a block with jammer on the after end of the c/board casing.

Mizzen sheeted to jammers on the coamings.





Nice condition road trailer.



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