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Converted Baltimore Class Lifeboat


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.

  • Designer: RNLI
  • Builder: S.E. Saunders
  • Year: 1921
  • Location Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 45'
  • Beam: 12'6"
  • Draft: 3'6"

Ebbtide Bermudan Cutter


This yacht was built in steel to the Alan Pape Ebbtide design and launched in 1994. She was built with a counter which extends her length and gives her much prettier lines. Very spacious yacht for her length with a generous beam, lots of headroom and large berths including a big double forward cabin, settee berths and a large quarter berth. Perkins 34hp diesel with calorifier. Major works in present ownership including new rigging and hull repairs. A very solid and capable yacht.

  • Designer: Alan Pape
  • Builder: Heritage Boatyard, Kidderminster.
  • Year: 1994
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 34'6"
  • Beam: 10'5"
  • Draft: 5'8"

Buchanan Viking Sloop


The Viking is a well respected design from Alan Buchanan, ideal for the East coast with her shallower draft but capable of ocean cruising. This boat has had extensive refits in 2011 and again in 2015 when all recommendations from the 2014 survey were carried out. She has good sailing performance combined with a spacious interior for her length. 5 berths. Yanmar 15hp diesel. Good sails and ready for the season.

  • Designer: Alan Buchanan
  • Builder: William Wyatt Ltd, Mersea, Essex
  • Year: 1964
  • Location Plymouth, Devon
  • Length on deck: 32'
  • Beam: 9'2
  • Draft: 4'9
  • Tonnage(TM): 9

Laurent Giles Vertue


Vertue No.6 built by Harry Kimber in 1939 to the original design with a low coachroof and lower topsides than the more well known Vertue of later years. Major rebuild in the last year including complete new bottom end and thorough cosmetic refit. Now in very smart and sound condition, an excellent example of the early boats which are incredibly pretty and still have the superb sailing characteristics which Vertues are known for.

  • Designer: Laurent Giles
  • Builder: Harry Kimber
  • Year: 1939
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 25'3"
  • Beam: 7'2"
  • Draft: 4'6"
  • Tonnage(TM): 5TM

Colin Archer type bermudan cutter

£18,000 All offers considered

Built in New Zealand in 1954 to a Colin Archer type design. Totally rebuilt by the present owner in 2009 and shipped back to the UK, after which she was used very little. New deck, interior, rig, engine and systems. 4 berths including a large double forward. Full standing headroom. Now in need of a cosmetic refit, otherwise solid and sound. A superb sea boat with her design heritage, she is no doubt an easily handled blue water cruising boat. 2012 survey.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Year: 1954
  • Location Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 28'
  • Beam: 9'1"
  • Draft: 4'4"

Spitzgatter gaff cutter


Scandinavian Spitzgatter design built in Belgium in 1935. Iroko planking on oak frames, much original interior joinery in varnished teak. 2018 Yanmar diesel with very low hours. Good quality hand finished sails from 2007. Kept in nice order and sailed regularly including local classic regattas in the Mediterannean. Option of a berth in Barcelona if desired. A fast and fun boat in nice condition, out of water spring refit just completed in April 2019.

  • Year: 1935
  • Location Spain
  • Length on deck: 30'
  • Beam: 9'3"
  • Draft: 5'

Laurent Giles Bermudan Sloop


This is a slightly larger version of Laurent Gile's famous Vertue. She had a major refit in 1997, including new keel bolts, garboards, some re-fastening and the deck re-sheathed. Yanmar 2GM20 diesel, new 1998. 4 berths. Sold by Wooden SHips to present owner, she has been cruised locally around the Cornish coast but a lack of time has forced them to sell. An attractive boat, very well built in the beginning which is a huge positive, easy to handle for one or two people but with space for more if required.

  • Designer: Laurent Giles & Partners
  • Builder: Mashfords, Cremyll, Plymouth
  • Year: 1965
  • Location Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 28'9
  • Beam: 8'4
  • Draft: 5'
  • Tonnage(TM): 7

Holman North Sea 24


The North Sea 24 was always a popular Holman design, steady, reliable and capable of good passage times. One of several built by Holman's brother Jack in his Devon boatyard. 5 berths, Yanmar 20hp diesel and a spacious saloon. A good quality traditional cruising 9 tonner. New replacement engine fitted Autumn 2017.

  • Designer: Holman Kim
  • Builder: Uphams, Brixham, Devon
  • Year: 1965
  • Location Liverpool
  • Length on deck: 31'
  • Beam: 9'
  • Draft: 5'6"
  • Tonnage(TM): 9TM

Danish Gaff ketch MFV


A very pretty Danish MFV converted in a previous ownership with a well balanced gaff ketch rig. Spacious accommodation with 5 berths in 3 cabins, modern Cummins 6cyl diesel with low hours. This is a very pretty hull with huge potential but due to neglect in recent years she is now in a poor state of repair and is considered a project. 2018 survey carried and the findings of that report are available to a potential buyer.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Year: 1924
  • Location Essex
  • Length on deck: 59'
  • Beam: 15'5''
  • Draft: 7.5'
  • Tonnage(TM): 60

Honey Bee 28


The Honey Bee 28 was conceived as part of a yacht design competition held by the Glasgow Evening Standard, apparently influenced by some of Kim Holmans designs. A solid cruising yacht with a comfortable cockpit, full length berths and full standing headroom. Recent major refit with new engine, rigging, sails, systems and upholstery, she is a well equipped yacht in tidy condition and ready to go cruising. Mahogany on oak construction with a laid teak over ply deck. Sole 2cyl diesel new in 2011.

  • Designer: A K Balfour
  • Year: 1969
  • Location Dorset
  • Length on deck: 28'
  • Beam: 8'
  • Draft: 5'