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Traditional Clinker Launch


A traditional clinker launch built in the early 1950s, we believe on the Isle of Wight. She has room for an inboard engine and two rowing positions. A very pretty boat with nice lines, she would make an ideal winter project for somebody with the necessary skills who is looking to explore their local river or coast next spring.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Year: 1950
  • Location Isle of Wight
  • Length on deck: 12'10"
  • Beam: 5'3"
  • Draft: 1'2"

Replica Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter


Built in India in 2009 to lines inspired by the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters. Massive construction of the hull, built entirely of Indian teak planking and frames all copper fastened with massive copper rivets. Solid teak straight laid deck screw fastened to teak deck beams. Very comfortable interior with 7 berths outside the saloon including two doubles, two separate heads compartments. Beta 90hp diesel installed new 2009. This is a totally unique boat, unrivaled in the quality of her construction and materials and sets the benchmark by which all new builds should aspire to.

  • Designer: Ayers/Burnett
  • Builder: Yashka Boats
  • Year: 2009
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 49'
  • Beam: 13'3"
  • Draft: 7'10"

Norwegian Gaff ketch


Built in Norway in 1939, she has been working in the Baltic Sea as a coded charter vessel for many years. Full licence for 60 day passengers or 12 overnight passengers. Recent engine and generator plus updated navigation and safety equipment. Berths for 24+ people and a large saloon with seating for 36. Fully equipped galley. A fine big boat with an up to date commercial licence for carrying passengers. She also has the original cargo hatch and a spacious hold area.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Sagvaag, Norway
  • Year: 1939
  • Location Estonia
  • Length on deck: 76'6
  • Beam: 19'
  • Draft: 10'
  • Tonnage(TM): 76GT

Steel Gaff Ketch


Inspired by and possessing the beauty of the Pilot Cutters but having a more flexible rig to support single or short-handed sailing, she was professionally built to Norske Veritas standards in 1997. Since then she has crossed two oceans and visited three Continents in the assured safety of a steel hull. Used for long term cruising but also a prize winning Pannerai participant, this capable vessel turns heads where ever she goes. 8 berths including 2 doubles, 2 heads compartments, spacious saloon and galley plus interior charm. Supported by an 80hp Ford diesel, this boat will take you sailing, now, anywhere. Very positive 2018 hull survey available.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: MOF boat builders, Cape Town
  • Year: 1997
  • Location N. Wales
  • Length on deck: 46'
  • Beam: 13'6"
  • Draft: 6'1"
  • Tonnage(TM): 17 tons disp

Percy Dalton Gaff Cutter


Percy Dalton designed, built by Dartmouth based shipwright Peter Nash and launched in 1980. Iroko hull copper fastened to oak timbers, solid laid iroko deck. Gaff cutter rig on solid pine mast. Ford 85hp diesel. Completed several Trans Atlantic voyages, the first of which she completed from the Canaries to St Lucia in 17 days. She has proven to be a very fast and easily managed yacht, competing in many classic regattas including Antigua Classics. Because she was designed as a yacht and not a converted working boat she has a superb deep cockpit and a comfortable spacious interior. Eye catching, fast and structurally sound.

  • Designer: Percy Dalton
  • Builder: Peter Nash
  • Year: 1980
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 42'2"
  • Beam: 13'
  • Draft: 7'
  • Tonnage(TM): 17

43′ Fred Parker twin screw motor yacht


A top quality yacht from one of England’s best known designers of the period and built by one of our most famous yards to the highest standards. All teak hull and decks, recent engines give her 10 knots, bow thruster and generator. 5 berths in 3 separate sleeping cabins outside of the saloon which is very unusual for a motor yacht of this size. Deep sheltered aft cockpit with access from the aft owners cabin. Two heads and showers. An immaculate yacht with stunning looks, present owners have had a super season covering a lot of miles but have decided to move to a sailing yacht. NEW VIDEO. Recently launched and moved to Dorset.

  • Designer: Fred Parker
  • Builder: Moody's
  • Year: 1964
  • Location Dorset
  • Length on deck: 43'6"
  • Beam: 12'
  • Draft: 4'9"
  • Tonnage(TM): 23TM

38′ Silvers Motor Yacht


Silvers motor yacht designed by John Bain and built by Silvers of Rosneath in 1958. Typically elegant lines with a centre wheelhouse, aft sleeping cabin with twin berths and forward lower saloon with 4 berths. Twin Thornycroft 60hp diesels in very good order. Well maintained and updated in recent years including new wiring, a lovely size of motor yacht in great condition

  • Designer: John Bain
  • Builder: Silver's of Rosneath, Scotland
  • Year: 1958
  • Location North East England
  • Length on deck: 38'
  • Beam: 10.8'
  • Draft: 4.2'

Converted Danish MFV


Danish MFV built in Esbjerg in 1941. Oak planking on oak frames in the usual Danish way with a bluff spoon bow and elliptical counter stern. Hundested 160hp twin cylinder diesel is very economical and smooth. New interior fitted in present ownership with 6 berths, heads and galley. A fine big ship, regularly maintained and used, coming from a long 23 year ownership.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Jensen and Lauridsen
  • Year: 1941
  • Location Holland
  • Length on deck: 56'2"
  • Beam: 17'
  • Draft: 8'6"

William Atkin Vilisar Ketch


Colin Archer inspired gaff ketch known as the Vilisar Class, designed by William Atkin who also designed Knox-Johnston's Suhali, a slightly smaller version of the Vilisar but virtually identical. Now reduced to sell before summer due to the owner moving back to the US. Fantastic sea boat, she has completed at least two circumnavigations and a trans-Atlantic crossing and has been a comfortable family liveaboard cruising yacht in the past Major rebuild in 1999. 5 berth accommodation, Yanmar diesel, recent sails and 2013 and 2016 surveys. A reliable and easy to handle cruising yacht that will turn heads wherever she goes.

  • Designer: William Atkin
  • Builder: Jack Bracket, California
  • Year: 1960
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 35'6"
  • Beam: 10'6"
  • Draft: 5'4"

Thames Day Launch


Built By Andrews as a hire boat on the Thames in the 1930's and rebuilt by Peter Freebody in the mid 1970's. New marinised Ford petrol engine. A very simple design with a helm position forward and a sheltered deck house at the aft end with bench seating. In present ownership for nearly 40 years she is an unusual boat and suitable for river, canal or harbour cruising.

  • Designer: Andrews
  • Builder: Andrews
  • Year: 1930's
  • Location Dorset
  • Length on deck: 36'
  • Draft: 18"