One of the bigger boats built at the Hillyards yard in Littlehampton, the original owner commissioned the build to undertake a circumnavigation. Big safe and sturdy cruising ketch with a deep centre cockpit, spacious deck saloon with two separate areas of accommodation with an aft cabin and fore cabin. Large forepeak for storage. Parsons 66hp diesel, good sails. Superb family cruising boat for either long distance or local coastal sailing. A classic yacht offering comfort and safety for any kind of sailing.
An unusual centre-cock-pit yawl, one of 4 built by Cardnells before the War. Forward and aft cabins. Wheel steering in deep cock-pit. Very handy rig. Regularly upgraded in present 20 year ownership. A most distinctive yacht.
Osborne twin screw motor yacht. Double diagonal mahogany construction, twin GM 120hp diesels give max 12 knots, 10 knots cruising. 6 berths, large wheelhouse saloon, seperate aft cabin and heads. A superb motor yacht with more speed than most which helps with passage times. The boat has been very successful with the last 2 owners cruising all over northern Europe. Very seaworthy, comfortable, spacious and low maintenance. Priced for a quick sale this spring.
Charles Nicholson bermudan sloop, built by C&N in 1939 of mahogany on oak. A substantial large volume yacht for her length, she has been meticulously maintained in the present 25 year ownership including re-fastening and keel bolts. Single cylinder Yanmar diesel, four berths with double forecabin. Very manageable low aspect masthead sloop rig, changed from her original fractional setup. This is a very well presented and tidy little yacht in nice condition with lots of volume and a superb cockpit. SADLY, MUST SELL DUE TO ILL HEALTH.
The last one of these popular little cruising ketch's to be built, first designed for the write Arthur Ransome. Iroko planked on oak frames, 4 berths in a comfortable and spacious cabin. Perkins 4107 diesel engine. Ketch rig on varnished spars. These were very popular little boats providing a lot of comfortable space and capability within their small 28 length. This is a tidy yacht in need of a new home and priced accordingly. Ready to sail away.
Bermudan cutter designed and built by Percy See in 1956. Mahogany planking all copper fastened to oak frames. Major refit finished in 2012 including new paid teak deck, new engine and rigging and improved interior. Very smart yacht that has cruised from UK to Greece in the last two years. Elegant and fast cruising yacht that has benefited from two major periods of refit in the last 20 years. Full inventory, ready to sail away. Video of this yacht sailing in the description. NEW PHOTOS ADDED.
The International One Design was built as a racing yacht but can equally be used as a daysailer with good performance.
She has a large cockpit to take a crew of 4 for racing, and a sliding hatch to a storage cabin. Not quite immaculate but racing regularly.
The biggest of the boats built by Hillyards yard in Littlehampton, This 28 tonner has an enormous amount of interior space. 9 berths in 2 sleeping cabins and the saloon, full headroom throughout. Very spacious engine room with a brand new Beta 75hp diesel. In present ownership for 30 years, in which time she has cruised extensively with a large family. Very capable yacht, designed for blue water sailing with comfort in mind, however she is still capable of fast passages. Tidy yacht with a well documented history, upgraded continuously over the years. there is no other yacht which can match her for volume in this size range.
Built in 1932 by the former MacDuff yard as a sailing ring netter with an auxiliary engine, she sailed with the north east fishing fleet out of Banff, Scotland. The main Gardner engine was installed in 1958 and she actively fished until 1979.
She was extensively restored and converted 1980-88 and used privately and as a sail training vessel until the present owner bought her in 2000. 4 berths ex-saloon.
10 of these boats were built for the class between the wars. They were raced competitively as well as being used for coastal cruising around the west coast of Scotland and the Islands. This boat had a complete refit between 1995 - 2003 and was largely rebuilt in present ownership. 2/3 berths, no engine although originally there was an inboard.