Built in 1959 for ocean racer Selwyn Slater as a larger development of his previous and successful Uomie. Ramrod had a distinguished racing career and was one of 3 boats in the '59 winning Admirals Cup team as well as victories in a number of other offshore races. Planked in two layers of Makore on oak frames with a sheathed plywood deck. Nanni diesel 37hp fitted in 2004. Big powerful rig with a good suit of sails. She is a true pedigree offshore boat from a spectacular era of British yacht design.
Built in 1903 by Rowles of Pill for Pilot Richard Case and worked until she was converted to a yacht by Moodys in 1925. Very detailed history accompanies the boat, she was bought by the present owner in 1975 and underwent a total rebuild in 1986 with further work including a new keel in 2004. 9 berths including a double in a rustic but functional interior. Beta 50hp diesel. A very rare opportunity to acquire a genuine Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter with all the history and provenance that goes with them.
Launched as a Baltimore Class Lifeboat in 1921, she served in Wick and then Amble until 1952 in which time she saved 98 lives. Bought by the present owner in 1965, converted to her present arrangement in a major refit completed in 1970. She has a very large and safe cockpit with a gaff ketch rig, Perkins 100hp diesel giving 10 knots and a comfortable interior with 7 berths including a separate double owners cabin. A very unusual boat and although not fast, she is a very safe, reliable and stable platform with masses of space on deck and down below. Reduced for a quick sale due to health problems.
Inspired by the lines of a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter and built by the owner, a professional shipwright, over a number of years and launched in 2014. Built from choice materials with all copper and bronze fastenings, her build quality is exceptionally good. She has undergone several seasons of trials and voyages including a round Britain expedition proving herself to be a very manageable and sea kindly yacht. Cleverly designed dog house gives shelter on deck and a safe entrance to below decks. Large comfortable interior with 10 berths total. A fantastic yacht in a traditional vein with modifications to suit the modern sailor.
44' Luke Powell gaff cutter built by Working Sail and launched in 2009. Planked in Oak and Larch on oak frames, all bronze screw fastened. Beta 75hp diesel, 10 berths including 2 doubles. All the reassurance of a new boat with the benefits of one which has had a proper shake down. Operating as a successful charter yacht since her launch, the business aspect is available by separate negotiation. Full documentation of her build and working life so far and a current MCA Category 2 coding certificate. She would make a perfect turnkey charter operation for a new owner or be sailed as a private family yacht.
Built in 1965 by Hillyards, this 20 ton ketch was built to order for a gentleman who specified a higher quality boat than Hillyards normally built, which included the use of teak in all of the coachroof and dog house coamings, plus a taller rig for increased performance. Extensive and thorough refit between 2011 and 2015 including new rig, engine and systems. She is now a first class yacht, fully equipped with everything required for long distance cruising or comfortable live aboard. It would be hard to find a better Hillyard or a more comfortable and spacious yacht of this length.
Designed by A.F. Ameen and built in Sweden in 1936, she competed in the first Gutland Rund race of 1937, the 80th anniversary of which will be celebrated in style this year. The design was written about extensively by Uffa Fox who heaped praise on the yacht and her designer. Two major periods of refit in 1997 and 2014 have seen her put into great condition. 6 berths in 3 cabins, Volvo MD21A diesel, good sails, spars and rigging. A fine looking yacht with an interesting history, very capable of competing at classic regattas or family cruising.
Cruiser Racer Eight Meter designed and built by McGruers in 1959. Typical 8 meter lines with long elegant overhangs and a subtle sheer. Honduras mahogany hull all bronze screw fastened, lead keel and bronze keel bolts. New Volvo Penta diesel in 2008. 5 berths in a traditional interior of the period. Lots of work done in rcent years including a major refit in 2006. Professionally maintained in present ownership to a very high standard. A fast elegant yacht with great pedigree.
Designed by Fred Parker for the original owner as a replacement for his first boat. He wanted a very comfortable yacht with lots of space her for length, capable of long distance cruising if necessary but also with enough performance for round the cans racing. Cold moulded Iroko hull, very robust construction. Massive internal space with 7 berths in 3 cabins plus the saloon. A very capable and impressive yacht in nice condition. NEW VIDEO
Designed and built by C&N in 1892, she is the oldest C&N yacht afloat. Found in the mud in 1976 she underwent a total rebuild by the IBTC, Lowestoft, and was launched in 2013. 6 berths including a double aft. Vetus 42hp diesel with a hydraulic drive. Pitch pine planking on sawn oak frames with teak on ply deck. A magnificent yacht in as new condition. just launched with new paint and ready for the season.