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.
Built in 2003, the concept was for a classic looking yacht with modern performance. The underwater lines of the Mini Transat were used to develop a very slippy and responsive hull yet with the looks and feel of a traditional gaff cutter. Traditionally built in larch on oak with all varnished teak coamings, solid yacht laid 1/4 sawn larch deck. Basic interior with 2 berths. Beta Marine 14hp diesel gives 7 knots. Fin type keel with a lead bulb can be retracted to reduce draft to less than 2', telescopic rudder to match. Will beat anything in light airs, a fascinating and very eye catching yacht at sensible money. NEW PHOTOS COMING SOON
A very pretty classic day boat rebuilt by a professional shipwright and finished in 2013. Attractive hull shape planked in mahogany with a new plywood deck. Open cockpit with enough space for camping under the cuddy and foredeck. Easily handled fractional bermudan sloop rig with very good sails including as new 2018 genoa. 2016 RM road trailer makes her a complete package and easily towed behind a moderate car. A very cost effective and fun way of getting on the water with minimal hassle and maximum pleasure. Very clean December 2018 survey available.
Designed and built by Harry Feltham although the year is unknown. Rescued from the beach by the present owner, a retired shipwright, and rebuilt by him including work to the hull, new deck, bulkheads and interior, new mast and replacement rigging and a complete new cockpit. Fitted with a twin cylinder Albin petrol engine. An interesting boat with a very spacious and comfortable cockpit and good space below decks.
Lovely little gaff cutter presented in superb condition with a full inventory. Complete professional rebuild finished in 2005 plus recent professional maintenance and repairs, all documented. New deck and rig with any necessary hull work carried out. Large open cockpit, 2 berths under the foredeck with inboard Yanmar diesel. Brand new all over cover. Great concept of boat that will give a lot of fun and hassle free sailing.
Designed and built by the Elton Boat Building Company, one of the larger boats in their range. Used by the present owners for cruising around the West Country, she is the ideal family boat with an easily handled rig, 18hp Yanmar diesel and comfortable space below to keep out of the weather. 2 good sized berths with ample sitting headroom, galley area and Portapotti toilet. Kept in nice condition, engine overhaul this year and ready to go.
Westmacott designed gaff rigged day sailer built by Woodnutts. Pitch pine hull withlead keel and new bronze keel bolts. Major refit in 1983 with a new deck and coachroof. Recent rig and sails, optimised for racing and she has won many cups and trophies in present ownership. A very pretty boat with an impressive rig that gives great performance and exciting sailing. Recent refit including new floors and keel bolts, now looking smart and ready to go. On a heavy duty road trailer ready to tow away.
Recently came 1st in class in the Round the Island Race. New mast fitted 2018. A prototype bermudan sloop from the hand of John Bain, known more for his impressive motor yachts. Built by Silvers in 1935, the media saw this type of boat as the future of yachting, a practical, pretty and comfortable sailing yacht with a lot of volume for her length and good sailing performance. Major rebuild in present ownership including new engine, rigging and sails as well as framing and planking. A very tidy little yacht, easily capable of cross channel sailing and coastal cruising with plenty of volume for comfortable living.
4 ton Hillyard built in 1959, one of the smaller boats built by Hillyards but still a very capable and easy to handle local cruising boat. Sailed easily by one person but with 3 berths, separate heads and galley. Well cared for in present ownership, offered at a low price due to owner circumstances. A lot of cheap fun on the water
Harrison Butler designed bermudan cutter. She is the hull of a Z4 tonner with raised topsides. This variation of the Z4 was designed by Cpt O.M. Watts and created a small manageable boat with far more internal volume, only 10 boats were built like this. Major refit in 2013 with a new mast and new deck sheathing, hull stripped to bare wood, re-caulked and repaired as necessary. Sailed from Shetland to Cornwall in 2016 and used extensively around the Cornish coast. Very solid structural condition, 2013 survey available.