Built in Belgium in 1945 and finished off as a yacht in 1952. Used as a private yacht and for charter on both sides of the Atlantic she has proved to be a very fast and comfortable ship and can be managed by two people if necessary. Previous overall winner of the Tall Ships Race. Currently carries an MCA Category 2 code certificate for commercial sailing. 16 berths in 6 sleeping cabins. Major refits in 1992 and 2008. Very tidy up together ship ready to go sailing.
Built in Denmark as a sailing fishing vessel which means she has the sharp underwater lines of a sailing ship, not a motor vessel as many of these yachts were originally built as. Major refit including structural work to the hull, new rig, systems and machinery and a complete new interior. Large wheelhouse gives comfort and safety, 12 berths including 2 doubles in a very smart interior. Yanmar 190hp diesel plus a 6kva genset. Surely one of the best examples of a converted Danish fishing vessel, this is a stunning yacht in superb condition. PRICE IN POUNDS APPROX. £169,000.
44' Luke Powell gaff cutter built by Working Sail and launched in 2009. Planked in Oak and Larch on oak frames, all bronze screw fastened. Beta 75hp diesel, 10 berths including 2 doubles. All the reassurance of a new boat with the benefits of one which has had a proper shake down. Operating as a successful charter yacht since her launch, the business aspect is available by separate negotiation. Full documentation of her build and working life so far and a current MCA Category 2 coding certificate. She would make a perfect turnkey charter operation for a new owner or be sailed as a private family yacht.
Designed by K. Aage Nielsen of the S&S office, built in Cuba for a wealthy yard owner in 1942. The owner had big aspirations for his yacht racing career and had a number of successes including beating 'Stormy Weather' in the 1948 Miami Nassau race. Honduras mahogany hull all bronze fastened. 7 berths with much original paneled joinery. A superb elegant yacht with a well documented history, perhaps capable of taking on the big boys in the classic yacht regattas but equally at home cruising with the family. Inspected, photographed and videoed by Wooden Ships in November 2016
Inspired by the lines of a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter and built by the owner, a professional shipwright, over a number of years and launched in 2014. Built from choice materials with all copper and bronze fastenings, her build quality is exceptionally good. She has undergone several seasons of trials and voyages including a round Britain expedition proving herself to be a very manageable and sea kindly yacht. Cleverly designed dog house gives shelter on deck and a safe entrance to below decks. Large comfortable interior with 10 berths total. A fantastic yacht in a traditional vein with modifications to suit the modern sailor.
Philip Rhodes gaff cutter built in America in 1930. She had a rich early racing career, losing narrowly to Dorade in the 1931 Transat. She remained in Europe after that race and had a major rebuild with the present owner in 2007. 6 berths including 2 double quarter cabins, Yanmar 100hp diesel. A stunning and very smart boat in superb condition, proven as a fast regatta yacht but also very comfortable for family cruising. NEW VIDEO
Built to original Colin Archer lines and first launched in 2008, completed in 2014. Oak on oak hull, all bronze fastened with lead keel and bronze keel bolts. Gaff ketch rig with Clipper Canvas sails, DAF 120hp diesel. 8 berths with a double aft cabin, large saloon with wood burner. A totally unique ship in as new condition built to a very high standard using top quality materials. Built by one man over 15 years, sadly he is now too old to use her as he had planned. Fantastic opportunity at a very sensible price.
Inspired by Claud Worth's Tern III and built in 2005, she is truly superb in every way. It is very rare that we are able to report a yacht as being truly right, from her build quality, design and finish to the way she handles. Her lines steal the show wherever she goes with a stunning sheer sweeping up to the trademark Claud Worth counter and rich varnished Burma teak deck structures. Cruised and raced by a husband and wife crew since her launch she is a very easily managed yacht and has performed extremely well in the various classic regattas, turning heads wherever she goes. NEW VIDEO
Sponsored as part of a government scheme, this boat was built as a replica of a 1910 Breton sailing fishing
boat from Longuivy. Pitch pine on oak and laid pine deck. Perkins 82hp diesel, 2008. 8 berths in 2 cabins. French certificate to carry 18 day passengers + 2 crew. Powerful gaff cutter rig which makes her very fast.
The Westernman 40 gaff cutter was designed by Nigel Irens and Ed Burnett with a number of examples being built by the Covey Island Boatworks in Nova Scotia. Strip plank Douglas Fir construction making her very light and strong. Known as a very fast design, this boat won the Pilot Cutter Regatta on two occasions with very impressive race victories. The space below decks is phenomenal with 7 berths including a double quarter cabin and two heads. A traditional looking yacht combined with the benefits of modern design and materials to create a fast, comfortable and eminently capable cruising yacht.