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.
A very pretty and solid cruising yacht, she was designed and built by Harry Feltham of Portsmouth in 1929. She has been in the same ownership for the last 30 years, with the cruising being shared between the east coast and the west country. During the current ownership she had a major refit including removing the keel, strengthening the hull and putting in a new engine. Pitch Pine hull on oak timbers, teak over ply deck. BMC 4cyl diesel. 4 berths with separate heads and galley. An eye catching yacht very well suited for UK cruising. NEW VIDEO
Kim Holman designed Sterling built by Uphams in 1963. Pitch Pine and mahogany planking on CRE frames. Perkins 35hp diesel, newly reconditioned engine fitted 2018. 5 berths including a quarter berth and a double forward. Good rig and sails including a recent mainsail. Another nice example of this fine yacht design, very capable, comfortable at sea and very pretty, she is easily managed by one or two people. Recent cosmetic overhaul, looking smart and ready to sail.
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.
No doubt one of the finest Holman 26 yachts available, thoroughly refitted and updated in recent years with a modern Beta engine, new rigging and sails, new keel bolts and a refitted hull. Stored in a dry shed every winter this is an extremely well cared for yacht. 4 berths, good headroom and easily sailed single handed if necessary, very well equipped with lots of gear, ready to go sailing this summer. Brand new road trailer available if required.
The Lymington Slipway 5 tonner was a bermudan sloop designed for coastal cruising and competitive one design racing. This boat was built between 1977 - 1979 as a retirement project and sailed every summer in her early years to the Baltic. Major refit in 2012 with new engine, electrics and a major cosmetic overhaul. 5 berths with good headroom, she is a smart and easily handled yacht in tidy condition.
One of the smaller yachts built by David Hillyard in Littlehampton, launched in 1957, she is 5 Thames Tonnes. Bought by the present shipwright owner in 2015, she had a small refit with some structural repairs carried out before being sailed to Kent where she is now based. Easily managed yacht with 4 berths, heads and galley. 2010 Beta Marine 14hp diesel. A fine little cruising boat for sensible money.
The Glen Class was designed by Alfred Mylne and most of them were built in Bangor, Northern Ireland. It was a competitive fleet and there are still 25 boats racing in Strangford Lough and Dublin Bay. This boat was bought by the p[resent owners as a complete wreck and destined for the chainsaw. The hull was rebuilt, new frames where necessary and totally re-fastened and a new deck and deck structure fitted plus new interior. The rig is not to the original plans having been replaced by a previous owner after a dismasting! Lovely smart yacht on a brand new road trailer, ready to go sailing.
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.
Kim Holman Stella design, built in 1960 by Tucker Brown. The Stella is thought to have been based on the Folkboat except they have more volume and are more capable boats. This one has had some major refit work carried out including some replacement planking, new keel bolts and a new engine. She is sitting on a heavy duty road trailer that can be towed with a Land Rover or similar making her mobile and potentially cheap to run. A very capable small boat with lovely pedigree, in need of some finishing and tidying up.