Maurice Griffiths Good Hope Ketch in nice condition. Some very typical Griffiths features but bigger, sleeker and faster than most of his designs. Large ketch rig to give respectable sailing performance, 50Hp Beta engine with low hours. 7 berths with double in separate aft cabin, 2 saloon settee berths, pilot berth and twin fore peak berths. This superb arrangement gives many separate living areas for comfortable family cruising. A large volume cruising yacht in very tidy condition with recent rigging, some new sails and totally re-wired.
A well proven blue water cruiser with thousands of miles under her keel. Teak below the waterline, mahogany above on oak frames, 37hp Nanni diesel fitted in 2008. 5 berths including a large double forward. At the end of a refit which included some new planking, new transom, new standing and running rigging. A safe, comfortable and spacious yacht in tidy condition. 2015 survey available.
Designed by Robert Clark and built by Millers of St Monans in 1939. Believed to be built to the 8m Cruiser/Racer rule hence her long elegant counter and fine under water sections. In the present ownership for nearly 30 years, thorough refit in 2018 and a recent survey. Currently afloat and in commission ready to sail. Beta diesel, 2011, with hydraulic drive, 5 berths and good headroom throughout. Mast new 2011 and rigging new 2013. An interesting pedigree yacht with pretty lines and a good turn of speed.
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.
A much admired Motor sailer ketch and 1 of only 3 built. Iroko on oak, copper fastened. Underwater hull is copper nickel sheathed. Perkins 6 cyl 120hp diesel. 6/8 berths in 3 cabins. She had a major refit in 1989 and has been maintained to the highest standards since 1996 in present ownership.
NEW SEPTEMBER 2014 PHOTOS AND VIDEO. The owner would be prepared to deliver her to a new owner.
APRIL '17 SURVEY AVAILABLE.
Designed by Norman Dallimore and built by Tucker Brown in 1947. Mahogany and larch on steamed oak timbers, sheathed decks and teak superstructure. Ford 80hp diesel rebuilt 2013 gives 8 knots cruising speed. 5 berths plus childs berth with owners cabin and forward cabin. Good headroom throughout. Bermudan ketch rig gives very acceptable sailing performance. An attractive and purposeful yacht with comfortable interior space in tidy condition.
Built by Aldous of Brightlingsea in 1914 to a Linton Hope design, originally a gaff yawl with flush decks. Bought by present owners in 1976 and cruised extensively since with trips across the Atlantic and all round northern Europe, including Iceland in 2016. Teak on oak hull, well maintained and upgraded by present owners. Perkins 2004 diesel, lots of new sails in 2016. 6 berths in 2 cabins and saloon, masses of internal volume and fully equipped for cruising. NEW VIDEO
Built in California in 1904 and rebuilt in America in 1983. Imported to the UK where the present owner sought professional advice to re-design the rig and get the boat balanced and manageable. This was achieved and she is used regularly in the Solent for weekend sailing and classic regatta racing. An impressive looking boat with 8 berths, separate heads and galley and decent headroom. Traditional set up on deck with tackles and belay pins. An unusual and fine yacht, sensibly priced and ready to sail. June 2017 survey available.
Built in 2014 by a professional shipwright Floatsjackson from Ipswich to an American design from 1908 known as a Dark Harbour 17.5. Constructed using strip plank epoxy with a lead ballast keel. Keel stepped spruce mast with a gaff sloop rig, all new sails by One sails. A very simple yet stunning day boat in perfect new condition, complete with a new double axle road trailer for transporting. Elegant, easy to sail and immaculate condition, the perfect day sailer that will turn heads everywhere.
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.