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Laurent Giles Dorus Mohr


One of four Dorus Mohr ketch yachts built, this one by Port Hamble Ltd in 1961. Planked in Pitch Pine all copper rivet fastened to heavy oak timbers. Lovely accommodation layout with a large deck saloon and a forward and aft cabin to give completely separate sleeping cabins. Sheltered steering position under the wheelhouse. This is an impressive big yacht in need of a new ownership to inject some enthusiasm, this is now unfortunately an executor sale

  • Designer: Jack Laurent Giles
  • Builder: Port Hamble Ltd
  • Year: 1961
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 49'3"
  • Beam: 12'2"
  • Draft: 6'
  • Tonnage(TM): 26TM

Philip Rhodes gaff cutter


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

  • Designer: Philip Rhodes
  • Builder: Casey of Fairhaven
  • Year: 1930
  • Location Brittany
  • Length on deck: 48'
  • Beam: 12'6"
  • Draft: 7'
  • Tonnage(TM): 27TM

Rampart 48


One of the larger boats built by Ramparts, the 48 was a successful design and came with several different superstructure arrangements. This one has an aft saloon with large lazarette locker and the sleeping accommodation forward. Pair of Perkins 6354 115hp diesels, completely rebuilt from the bottom up. Immaculate engines that are absolutely ready to go give her 12 knots. 2 sleeping cabins forward with 3 berths. Enormous aft saloon cabin. spacious midships wheelhouse with table and bench seating. Lovely looking motor yacht.

  • Designer: John Desty
  • Builder: Ramparts
  • Year: 1966
  • Location Southampton
  • Length on deck: 48'
  • Beam: 12'4"
  • Draft: 4'8"
  • Tonnage(TM): 28TM

Buchanan Yawl


A stunning example of British yacht design from the 1960's, designed and built to Lloyds 100A1. Burma teak hull, copper and bronze fastened to CR Elm frames with bronze floors and hanging knees, the best materials for yacht construction. Built for the Earl of St Germans for blue water cruising and regatta racing, she is a fast passage maker and good around the cans making her ideal for classic regatta racing. New engine, recent rig and sails plus lots more, lovely original paneled joinery in spacious interior.

  • Designer: Alan Buchanan
  • Builder: Kings of Burnham on Crouch
  • Year: 1965
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 48'10"
  • Beam: 12'9"
  • Draft: 7'
  • Tonnage(TM): 24TM

Vintage Mylne motor sailer


48' vintage motor sailer, designed by Alfred Mylne, built by Malcolm of Port Bannatyne in 1908. A very rare boat realistically priced for preservation. Largely sound pitch-pine hull, all original deck joinery and fittings, interior removed for full access to the structure, last in commission in 2003. A very interesating yacht with enormous potential for refit to produce a rare example of her type.

  • Designer: Mylne Alfred
  • Builder: Malcolm. Port Bannatyne, Scotland
  • Year: 1908
  • Location Kent
  • Length on deck: 48'
  • Beam: 10'6"
  • Draft: 5'8"
  • Tonnage(TM): 22TM

Rampart 48 TSMY


Rampart 48 built in 1969 by Ramparts. This was the third 48' motor yacht the original owner had ordered so he tweaked the layout a little to optimise the use of space. The designer, Horace Desty, referred to her as the 'joinery model' because her interior joinery was finished to higher standard than most Ramparts. Planked in Iroko with teak superstructure. Twin Perkins 115hp diesels in very tidy condition. A grand saloon at the aft end with a deck saloon in the wheelhouse. Sleeping cabins forward give 4 berths. Inside and outside helm positions with seating on the aft coachroof. Currently carrying an MCA code of Practice certificate for commercial charter work. An impressive motor yacht with recent survey reports and good machinery. NEW VIDEO

  • Designer: Horace Desty
  • Builder: Rampart Boat Building Co.
  • Year: 1969
  • Location Hants
  • Length on deck: 48'
  • Beam: 12'
  • Draft: 4'1"

47′ Bermudan cutter project

A very robust and strong hull that has been professionally built in France to a design by Didier Presles. Built with the intention of ocean cruising including voyages in Polar regions, this is a large volume and spacious hull built to a high standard and ready to be completed. Needs rig, systems, engine and coachroof. Pattern for the ballast keel comes with the hull but the keel has not yet been cast. Rare opportunity to take on a project where a lot of the really hard work has been done. Executor sale, family must sell her promptly hence the very low price.

  • Designer: Didier Presles
  • Builder: Chantier Nautique Pichavant
  • Location France
  • Length on deck: 47'
  • Beam: 13'8"
  • Draft: 7'
  • Tonnage(TM): 11,000kg disp

24 ton Berthon Gauntlet


Built in 1936 for the then chairman of Coutts Bank, she is the only Gauntlet of this size ever built. All teak hull and decks, varnished from new. Rebuilt over 16 years in present ownership, brand new bermudan ketch rig on alloy masts, engine rebuilt, updated systems and hull checked. Interior is full of original panelled joinery with 3 sleeping cabins, each with a porcelain hand basin. A magnificent and eye catching yacht from the top drawer of British yachting at the time. Ashore for two years where she has suffered cosmetically. New Survey October 2017, recently inspected by Wooden Ships with new photos

  • Designer: Berthon
  • Builder: Berthon Boat Co.
  • Year: 1936
  • Location Scotland
  • Length on deck: 47'
  • Beam: 12'
  • Draft: 7'
  • Tonnage(TM): 24TM

Bermudan Ketch


Powerful bermudan ketch built in Finland in 1948. Heavy construction of pitch pine on large oak frames. Very large internal volume fitted out in a simple fashion, Bukh 38hp diesel installed in 2010. big ketch rig has powered this yacht around the race course in many classics regattas in present ownership, very nice underwater shape makes her a lovely sea boat capable of good speed.

  • Designer: Olafsson. E.
  • Builder: Porin Vene, Finland
  • Year: 1948
  • Location Isle of Wight
  • Length on deck: 46'
  • Beam: 10'4"
  • Draft: 6'6"

Osborne twin engine motor yacht


Twin engine motor yacht built by Osbornes of Littlehampton in 1964. Double diagonal mahogany all copper fastened as was normal for Osbornes. Twin 180hp Detroit diesels give max 22 knots and economical cruising at 12-14 knots. Two separate cabins with separate heads, large saloon, spacious wheelhouse with internal and external helm position. Spacious, comfortable and fast cruising boat.

  • Designer: William Osborne ltd
  • Builder: William Osborne Ltd
  • Year: 1964
  • Location Wales
  • Length on deck: 45'
  • Beam: 12'3"
  • Draft: 3'
  • Tonnage(TM): 23TM