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Colin Archer type Gaff Cutter


Built in Norway as a fishing vessel in 1932, she worked until 1978 when she was sold into private ownership. Major refit in the 1990's with further periods of work since in present 25 year ownership. 6 berths total with a spacious saloon right forward. 60hp 4cyl Lister Blackstone engine with variable pitch propeller. Very traditional gaff cutter rig. In present ownership she has cruised the Baltic and Scandinavia, northern Europe, Spain and Portugal. A very eye catching yacht in tidy condition. Layout plans available.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: K. Christensen & Co. Moen, Norway
  • Year: 1932
  • Location Portugal
  • Length on deck: 39'2
  • Beam: 14'9
  • Draft: 6'2

Knud Reimers bermudan sloop


Designed by Knud Reimers as a one off but the similarities to his famous and very successful Tumlare can be seen. Rebuilt by the present professional shipwright owner to an exceptionally high standard with all new frames and fastenings, new keel bolts, new deck, new interior, systems and rig. Perfectly presented and ready to go sailing, perfect for regatta racing as she is light enough to be transported on a road trailer behind a 4x4 vehicle. It would be hard to find a smarter more crisp boat of her type.

  • Designer: Reimers. Knud
  • Year: 1957
  • Location Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 29'
  • Beam: 6'10"
  • Draft: 4'6"

Manx Nobby gaff cutter


Believed to be a Manx Nobby and built as an engineless fishing boat. Major rebuild in the mid 1980's. Deck re-caulked and payed in 2017. Gaff cutter rig on wooden spars. Volvo 29hp diesel. 5 berths with large saloon. An eye catching big boat with a huge amount of deck space and very comfortable at sea. Currently in the midst of a spring refit, will shortly be ready for the season.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Year: unknown
  • Location Hants
  • Length on deck: 38'6"
  • Beam: 11'6"
  • Draft: 5'6"

Morgan Giles Bermudan sloop


Designed and built by Morgan Giles in 1958 as a fast cruiser racer that could be easily handled. Major rebuild between 2000 and 2004 by present professional shipwright owners including new deck, new engine and systems and new rig. Very smart yacht in excellent condition and ready to go sailing. 4 berths with good headroom and separate heads. Hot and cold running water. Easily handled with roller reefing and lines led back to the cockpit. A fine yacht in lovely condition, now relocated to Dartmouth.

  • Designer: Morgan Giles
  • Builder: Morgan Giles
  • Year: 1958
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 34'6"
  • Beam: 8'8"
  • Draft: 6'
  • Tonnage(TM): 10TM

Berthon Motor Sailer


Designed by Port Hamble Ltd and built by Berthon, she was very much designed as a comfortable family cruising boat with a decent rig to give creditable sailing performance but also a larger than normal engine so she will push into the weather to get home under power. Complete new rig including spars and sails in 2009. 4 berths including a separate aft cabin with 2 single berths. Comfortable, smart and very well maintained yacht.

  • Designer: Port Hamble Ltd
  • Builder: Berthon Boat Co.
  • Year: 1968
  • Location N. Ireland
  • Length on deck: 32'
  • Beam: 10'6"
  • Draft: 4'3"

Alan Buchanan Bermudan Sloop


Built by Harry King of Pin Mill to a design by Alan Buchanan, typical of the time with short overhangs, elegant sheer and a cut away forefoot. In the present long and very experienced ownership she has sailed to the Azores and up to Shetland. Planked in Iroko and mahogany on oak frames with a teak over plywood deck. 4 berths with good headroom. Volvo Penta 28hp diesel installed in 2009. A well thought out and comfortable sailing yacht in good solid condition.

  • Designer: Alan Buchanan
  • Builder: Harry King
  • Year: 1961
  • Location Plymouth
  • Length on deck: 32'10''
  • Beam: 8'10''
  • Draft: 5'6''
  • Tonnage(TM): 9TM

Holman bermudan sloop


Designed by Kim Holman for himself and built by Tucker Brown to the highest standards with superb materials and top quality craftsmanship. The culmination of his illustrious career, described by Holman as his favourite design of all time, an accolade which certainly makes this gorgeous yacht a very special boat indeed. Refitted in 2016 with new rigging, sails and a thorough cosmetic refit. Volvo 18hp diesel, 4 berths with a separate heads. An absolutely stunning yacht with a rich pedigree which really makes her stand out from the crowd. Sailing photos courtesy of Emily Harris Photography.

  • Designer: Kim Holman
  • Builder: Tucker Brown
  • Year: 1965
  • Location Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 33'10"
  • Beam: 9'
  • Draft: 5'10"
  • Tonnage(TM): 9TM

Laurent Giles Rambler Class


The Rambler is essentially a larger version of the Wanderer Class and was designed for Humphrey Barton after his trans-Atlantic in Vertue 35. Planked in teak and varnished from new, she has a very large cockpit which is great for sailing with a group. Spacious interior with enormous headroom and 4 good size berths, she feels like a much bigger boat down below. Well cared for and upgraded, she is a solid and very comfortable family cruising boat.

  • Designer: Laurent Giles
  • Builder: B.P Miles
  • Year: 1963
  • Location Isle of Wight
  • Length on deck: 33'2''
  • Beam: 9'8''
  • Draft: 5'5''

Buchanan Yeoman MkII


Buchanan Yeoman MkII built by Priors in 1959. Fully refitted in present ownership in 2011/2012 with a complete new interior, new engine and systems, new rigging and sails plus all necessary structural work. Raced and cruised in the UK and more recently the Mediterranean with some excellent results in classic regattas. Rated for Spanish CIM and IRC classic regattas, 2nd overall in 2018 Mar Menor classic regatta. Fully equipped yacht and ready to go sailing, for sale at a very attractive price as the owner wishes to move on, an opportunity not to be missed.

  • Designer: Alan Buchanan
  • Builder: Priors of Burnham
  • Year: 1959
  • Location Spain
  • Length on deck: 35'
  • Beam: 8'9"
  • Draft: 5'9"
  • Tonnage(TM): 10TM

Kim Holman Sovereign ketch


A very nice example of the Sovereign ketch which has had a very extensive refit in the last 15 years including new Beta Marine engine and systems, new rig and sails and a new deck. She has only been in the water for 2 months since completion of this work and has only 15 hours on the engine. 4 berths with a good size interior for her length, lots of deck space and a safe cockpit. Pretty, easily managed and capable yacht in very fine condition.

  • Designer: Kim Holman
  • Builder: Uphams of Brixham
  • Year: 1965
  • Location Essex
  • Length on deck: 32'
  • Beam: 9'3"
  • Draft: 4'3"
  • Tonnage(TM): 9TM