A fascinating little ship built as a yacht on the lines of a Scottish fishing boat. Usual hefty fishing boat build. Very little changed from new with simple interior joinery - 2 berth aft cabin, small wheel-house, comfortable saloon, galley and heads then small 2-berth fore cabin. Full head-room. Russell Newbery main engine, Perkins wing engine.
Known history, delightful feel to her and really quite smart.
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.
Very smart and impressive yacht built in 2000 to a 1968 John Alden design. GRP laminated hull with an encapsulated lead keel and cedar decks. Spacious interior with two double cabins and a large quarter berth all finished to high standard gives superb below decks accommodation. Large cockpit with wheel steering. Ketch rig is easily managed by a cruising couple with ample deck space to work on. A yacht of fantastic quality in very nice condition capable of going anywhere in the world in comfort, safety and style.
Designed by David Alan-Williams for the present shipwright owner who built the boat for himself. The owners were looking for a comfortable, long legged and capable boat to cruise with as a couple. With an acute eye for detail and quality, there was nothing on the market that quite suited so he built his own. The construction of the hull is unlike any other cold moulded boat we have seen, she is immensely strong and well built with the capability to sail anywhere in the world. Comfortable interior with a very high quality finish to the joinery, all the usual systems and electronics, ready to cruise south this autumn.
As strong a yacht of her type as could be built. Colin Archer type with classic Archer features and famous sea-keeping ability. Massive construction. Extensive blue water cruises in past ownership. A big yacht for her dimensions, ideal live-aboard cruising. Planked in pine, massive grown oak frames, hardwood deck. 7 berths. Excellent rig, sails and engine. Ready to sail.
Murray Peterson Schooner built in US in 1980. Extensively cruised in current ownership and is therefore very well equipped with a rich inventory. 7 berths, Detriot diesel, well proportioned gaff schooner rig with a large sail wardrobe. Lovely addition of a coarse yard for down wind sailing. Very smart boat with proven track record, absolutely ready to go.
Nelson 40 with a GRP hull and teak decks and wheelhouse. Very comfortably fitted out with 6 berths in 2 cabins, wheelhouse with seating, and a below decks saloon. Twin Ford Sabre 225hp giving 16 knots cruising speed. Inside and outside helm position and a deck dining area. A lovely home afloat or a fast and comfortable cruising yacht.
Built to a very high standard to Lloyds 100A1 to compete in RORC Class 11. She proved to be a fast, successful yacht in her early years and was featured in Yachting Monthly 1961. The design is notable for the extra beam, much more than was usual at this period. She has a large cock-pit with plenty space for the crew to work the yacht, wheel steering keeps the helmsman out of the way and her extra beam allows for wide clear side deck and plenty room around the mast. Major refit 2007/08. A superb yacht.
A nice example of one of several Gauntlets built in the southern hemisphere from plans purchased from the Berthon Boat Co. Constructed using the popular Kiwi technique of triple skin Kauri pine with two diagonal layers and a horizontally planked outer layer to give and incredibly string and robust hull. This boat has incredible 2 1/2" hull thickness. Powerful bermudan cutter rig with roller furling genoa. Modern Volvo Penta 50Hp diesel. 5 berths with large double fore cabin, 1 pilot and 2 setee berths. All the benefits of the impressive Gauntlet design coupled with the Kauri hull have created an incredibly strong, durable and long legged blue water cruising yacht that had a notable early racing career, now ready for new owners to take on new adventures.
Designed by Alan Buchanan and built by Sutton and Wiggins in 1964. this yard were one of the best in the area at the time and produced a small number of very high quality boats. Planked in teak on CRE frames with a teak on plywood deck. The original owner was an engineer and his firm fabricated all the stainless steel work on the boat including manufacturing the sheet winches from scratch. With only 3 owners from new she is an interesting yacht. In need of a sympathetic refit, she is generally a very sound boat and has an original build quality which was designed to last.