One of the bigger boats built at the Hillyards yard in Littlehampton, the original owner commissioned the build to undertake a circumnavigation. Big safe and sturdy cruising ketch with a deep centre cockpit, spacious deck saloon with two separate areas of accommodation with an aft cabin and fore cabin. Large forepeak for storage. Parsons 66hp diesel, good sails. Superb family cruising boat for either long distance or local coastal sailing. A classic yacht offering comfort and safety for any kind of sailing.
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.
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.
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.
Built in 1959 as one of a pair of fishing boats for a Brixham family, she retired from commercial fishing in 2007 when she was sold to the present owner. Converted to a yacht with a new raised foredeck and a 4 berth cabin below, new Volvo 170hp diesel in 2014 and a covered aft deck with seating which is perfect for entertaining. A fine big boat with lots of deck space and converted to make the best use of space below. Sensibly priced, in commission and ready to go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.