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.
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.
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.
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.
A solid example of the ever popular and capable Holman 26, built in 1965 by Whisstocks of Woodbridge. Unusually she has bronze chainplates and keel bolts as her commissioning owner ran a bronze foundry. Sailed extensively around the east coast of England and over to Holland and Belgium, a well equipped yacht in tidy condition with an extensive maintenance record. 4 berths, private heads compartment, large chart desk and 2 burner spirit stove. Yanmar 1 GM10 diesel. Very nice example ready to sail away.
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.
GRP Folkboat built to the Nordic lines by Abbotts Boats of Canada in 1968. She differs slightly from the true Nordic Folkboat with an extended coachroof giving more space in the forecabin, inboard Beta 10hp diesel with a Darglow feathering propeller and extra shrouds on the Z-Spars alloy mast for added support. Very nice condition fitted out with varnished mahogany in the cabin and cockpit. Raymarine chartplotter, autopilot and nav systems, Eberspacher cabin heater and all Harken deck gear. New cockpit cover and stack pack mainsail cover. Very nice little yacht, antifouled, serviced and ready to go
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.
The Vertue II was the GRP version of the famous Vertue design from Laurent Giles that is world renowned for sea worthiness and capability despite their small size. This is the first example built and displayed at the London Boatshow in 1979. Finished to Lloyds 100A1 classification and fitted out below in solid teak giving her the cozy feel of one of her wooden sisters. Well maintained and equipped for single handed sailing, she has been described as the 'greatest offshore cruiser' and certainly for her size that is not an exaggeration. A very capable, pretty and well built boat in nice condition ready to sail this summer.