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Pram dinghy


This clinker built pram dinghy is reputed to have been built on the Clyde in the 1940’s. Single thwart and stern seat. Flat bow, transom stern. She has had some restoration by a local craftsman and is ready to be used. Complete with oars and rowlocks.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Clyde built, Scotland
  • Year: 1940's
  • Location Argyll
  • Length on deck: 7'
  • Beam: 3'4

Scottish Islands One Design


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.

  • Designer: Alfred Mylne
  • Builder: McGruers, Clynder, Scotland
  • Year: 1929
  • Location Argyll
  • Length on deck: 28'
  • Beam: 7'
  • Draft: 4'6"
  • Tonnage(TM): 5

37′ Robert Clark Sloop


This boat is a fine example of a classic Robert Clark designed sloop. Having had only 2 owners since new and being under the current ownership for more than 40 years she has been professionally maintained to a very high standard throughout her life. The design has been well proven and she has earned a good reputation when racing in the early years and been extensively cruised under the current family ownership; spending time cruising in European waters including the Baltic.

  • Designer: Robert Clark
  • Builder: Medina Yacht Co, Cowes
  • Year: 1956
  • Location Argyll, Scotland
  • Length on deck: 37'
  • Beam: 9'7
  • Draft: 6'2
  • Tonnage(TM): 13

Danish Gaff Ketch


Danish gaff ketch built in Denmark in 1925 as a motor fishing vessel. Converted to a yacht in 1989 and has worked as charter vessel ever since. Currently coded to Cat 2 and in regular use carrying guests around the West Country. Major refit between 2013 - 2015. 12 berths including a separate skippers cabin aft. Very light and spacious interior with a large galley and fours heads compartments. DAF 180hp diesel, new mainsail 2016 and refitted rig. A very attractive yacht in great condition and ready to go to work.

  • Designer: Soren Larsen
  • Builder: Soren Larsen
  • Year: 1925
  • Location Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 60'
  • Beam: 16'
  • Draft: 7'

Loch Fyne Skiff inspired yacht


Inspired by the Loch Fyne skiffs and launched in 2005, this is a very strong and capable yacht built by the present owner. Fitted with a junk rig, she has proved fast yet easy to handle. Larch planking on massive laminated frames, Volvo Penta 75hp diesel. A very interesting and unusual boat with masses of space below decks and kept in smart condition.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Sebastian Hentschel, Germany
  • Year: 2005
  • Location Germany
  • Length on deck: 37'
  • Beam: 11.5'
  • Draft: 6.1'

9 ton Hillyard cutter


9 ton Hillyard built in 1955. Converted to a bermudan cutter with a bowsprit and roller furling jib. 4 berths including a large double in the aft cabin and 2 saloon settee berths. Beta diesel fitted new in 2008. New standing rigging fitted 2008. She appears to be a solid yacht but needs some cosmetic attention. Full list of equipment and electronics aboard. Perfect small cruising boat, very safe and comfortable. Now berthed in Dartmouth, Devon.

  • Designer: David Hillyard
  • Builder: Hillyards of Littlehampton
  • Year: 1955
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 32'6"
  • Beam: 8'6"
  • Draft: 4'6"
  • Tonnage(TM): 9TM

Alan Buchanan Bermudan Sloop


Typical Alan Buchanan bermudan sloop design, similar to the successful East Anglian class. sold by Wooden Ships to the present owner in 1983. Unfortunately the maintenance has become too much due to family issues and the boat is now offered for sale with deep regret. Alot of good work has been done over the years and it is unfortunate that the external cosmetics now really let her down. This is an ideal opportunity for somebody with good practical skills to get a cheap boat that they can refit themselves.

  • Designer: alan Buchanan
  • Builder: Fox & Sons, Ipswich
  • Year: 1958
  • Location Hamble
  • Length on deck: 28'
  • Beam: 7'
  • Draft: 4'9"

Bangor S Class


Very attractive and eye catching yacht that has been methodically maintained and updated over the years in long previous ownerships. One of 18 built by the Bangor Shipyard, N. Ireland in 1962. Good modern engine. 3 berths plus a pipecot, comprehensive inventory. A great fun little yacht and superb value.

  • Designer: R.N. Slater
  • Builder: Bangor Shipyard, N. Ireland
  • Year: 1962
  • Location Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 27'
  • Beam: 8'3"
  • Draft: 4'8"
  • Tonnage(TM): 6TM

Broads One Design Brown Boat


Broads One Design known as the Brown Boats. The class takes it's nick-name from the varnished mahogany hulls. 24' gaff sloop designed by Linton Hope with the first boats delivered to the Royal Norfolk Yacht Club in 1901. No 13, built 1912. Elegant , decked day sailer. Refitted 1988. Lying in Wales on a good road trailer, ready to launch and sail.

  • Designer: Linton Hope
  • Builder: Burnham Yacht Building Company
  • Year: 1912
  • Location S.Wales
  • Length on deck: 24'
  • Beam: 5'1"
  • Draft: 3'

1909 Gaff Yawl


The first owners brief to the designer was to "build the strongest boat he possibly could". This was taken on board and along with the rest of the brief to have a fast and seakindly boat, easily handled with comfortable living accommodation and capable of being single handed if necessary. Built in 1909 with various modifications over the years. Pitch pine planking and oak frames, all bronze fastened. Modern Yanmar 4cyl diesel. 6 berths in comfortable accommodation. Current ownership of nearly 50 years has seen this fine yacht cruising the channel as well as competing successfully in classic yacht regattas.

  • Designer: A.S. Burnett
  • Builder: Ashton and Kilner, Poole
  • Year: 1909
  • Location IOW
  • Length on deck: 41'6"
  • Beam: 10'5"
  • Draft: 6'3"
  • Tonnage(TM): 14TM