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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

Osborne twin screw motor 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.

  • Designer: Osbornes of Littlehampton
  • Builder: Osbornes of Littlehampton
  • Year: 1962
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 45'
  • Beam: 12'
  • Draft: 3'3"
  • Tonnage(TM): 11 tonnes displ

Mustang Yachts 45

Designed by the well known Steve Dalzell and built by Mustang Yachts on the Isle of Wight in 1983. Strip plank wood epoxy construction sheathed in epoxy glass with Kevlar over the forward third of the boat for strength. Her second owner has recently completed an Atlantic cruise and she was refitted in 2012/13 to bring her up to spec for blue water cruising. 8 berths in 2 sleeping cabins + saloon. Comes equipped with all the extras for ocean cruising and is a well proven, fast and very good value yacht, ready to go cruising. Fast, comfortable and safe, she turns heads wherever she goes.

  • Designer: Steve Dalzell
  • Builder: Mustang Yachts, IOW
  • Year: 1983
  • Location France
  • Length on deck: 45'2"
  • Beam: 13'6"
  • Draft: 6'11"

Historic Schooner


Historic schooner built in Denmark in 1894. Colourful well documented history. Thorough rebuild in current ownership, now racing in the classic Mediterranean regattas with some credible results. Gaff schooner rig with large sail wardrobe. 48hp Bukh diesel installed 2010. 6 berths. A very interesting yacht with elegant lines attributed to Herreschoff, ready to be launched and sailed this season.

  • Builder: N.F. Hansen, Odense
  • Year: 1894
  • Location S. France
  • Length on deck: 44'9"
  • Beam: 9'8"
  • Draft: 6'3"

Luke Powell Pilot Cutter


The fourth and possibly one of the best of Lukes pilot cutter yachts. Oak and larch planking on massive sawn oak frames all bronze screw fastened with lead keel and bronze keel bolts. Absolutely stunning condition with recent major cosmetic refit, thorough rig check and a complete new sail wardrobe. Extras including generator, watermaker, autopilot and winches making her easy to handle even in any weather. An incredible yacht that is absolutely ready to go which few yachts can really lay claim to be. Wooden Ships are able to offer the next owner a complete tailor made management package for this yacht.

  • Designer: Luke Powell
  • Builder: Luke Powell
  • Year: 2004
  • Location Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 44'
  • Beam: 13'
  • Draft: 7'6"
  • Tonnage(TM): 20 tons disp.

Loch Fyne Skiff type fishing vessel


Built by Nobles on similar lines to a Loch Fyne Skiff in 1926, she served as a fishing vessel for many years working out of ports all over the east and west coasts of Scotland. After finishing her fishing career in Ireland she was converted to a yacht and fitted with a gaff cutter rig. 8 berths with a separate aft cabin. Ford 72hp diesel engine. An interesting big boat in need of some finishing.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Noble & Co
  • Year: 1926
  • Location Galway
  • Length on deck: 44'
  • Beam: 13'8"
  • Draft: 5'8"

44′ Robert Clark sloop


A fine big teak sloop, very typical of the work of the great Robert Clark. Sleek, elegant, good looking, perfectly balanced. Long UK ownership, spent the last 10 years in Spain so well acclimatised to the heat and ready to sail back south again. Wonderful deep safe cock-pit, big refit in present ownership with new rig etc Lots of lovely varnished teak, all very original.

  • Designer: Robert Clark
  • Builder: Alan Feltham
  • Year: 1962
  • Location Poole
  • Length on deck: 44'
  • Beam: 10'2"
  • Draft: 6'3"
  • Tonnage(TM): 16TM

Luke Powell Isles of Scilly pilot cutter


Gaff cutter based on the Isles of Scilly pilot cutters, built by Luke Powell in 2006. One of 8 similar yachts built by Luke, several of which operate as charter yachts with considerable success. These boats have gained a reputation for speed, beauty and quality of craftsmanship. Very heavily built, 8 berths, Beta engine, lots of deck space. A superb powerful gaffer which is in great condition. In 6 years of the present first ownership, she has proved to be an exceptionally seaworthy, safe and a successful charter boat operating in the harsh conditions of Scotland and Northern Isles

  • Designer: Luke Powell
  • Builder: Luke Powell
  • Year: 2006
  • Location Scotland
  • Length on deck: 44'
  • Beam: 12'10"
  • Draft: 7'4"
  • Tonnage(TM): 25 tons displ

Sailing Fishing Smack


East coast fishing smack built at Brightlingsea in 1912 and worked until 1984 when she finished dredging for oysters. In present professional shipwright ownership for 23 years. Fitted out as a weekend boat for racing with the smack fleet, she has a simple open plan interior with 6 berths. No engine currently fitted as this has not been required for the type of sailing she does presently. A very attractive boat, competitive in the fleet and maintained regularly. Although not in perfect order she is a solid and well found smack with a good suit of sails and very pretty lines. NEW VIDEO

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Aldous Shipyard
  • Year: 1912
  • Location Essex
  • Length on deck: 44'
  • Beam: 11'9"
  • Draft: 5'2"