Built by Aldous of Brightlingsea in 1914 to a Linton Hope design, originally a gaff yawl with flush decks. Bought by present owners in 1976 and cruised extensively since with trips across the Atlantic and all round northern Europe, including Iceland in 2016. Teak on oak hull, well maintained and upgraded by present owners. Perkins 2004 diesel, lots of new sails in 2016. 6 berths in 2 cabins and saloon, masses of internal volume and fully equipped for cruising. NEW VIDEO
Contact: Richard Gregson. 01803 833899/07886 081657
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Designed by Linton Hope and built in 1914 by Aldous of Brightlingsea.
There is a detailed record of the history of the boat, who owned her and where she was kept. Bought by the present owner in 1976 who in conjunction with a friend undertook a major refit to prepare her for long distance short handed ocean sailing. She has over the last 40 years covered many thousands of miles and visited many countries, including a cruise to Iceland in 2016. Now sadly for sale as the owner passed away in 2017.
Built as a flush decked cruising yacht with a gaff rig, she has been altered to make her more suitable for modern cruising giving more space below decks, more comfort and importantly more safety at sea. She has been ashore laid up for a year now but appears to be a solid and fundamentally sound vessel, very robustly built and obviously well cared for in her long ownership.
Inspected by Wooden Ships in December 2017 with a full set of photos available. Detailed lists of her history and historical photos also available.
Length on Deck 40'4"
Length Overall 50'
Length Waterline 33'
Thames Tonnage 16TM
Planked in 1 3/8" teak with heavy sawn oak frames fastened with bronze screws, all new screws in 1993. Two intermediate steamed Rock Elm timbers fastened with copper rivets.
Wrought Iron strap floors fastened through with iron bolts. New Iroko floors fitted in 1993 half way between each sawn frame.
External lead ballast keel of approximately 7 tons. Mostly epoxy coated steel bolts. New Iroko floors have bronze keel bolts, fitted 1993.
Solid straight laid Pine deck, caulked and payed and sheathed externally in epoxy glass cloth in 2001/2002. High teak toe rail all round.
Varnished teak coachroof coamings with large perspex windows. Teak on plywood coachroof deck, now epoxy glass sheathed.
Large self draining cockpit with wheel steering operating a worm drive making the steering system very robust.
Bermudan yawl rig on a deck stepped alloy main mast Solid wooden deck stepped mizzen mast.
Sailspar alloy slab reefing main boom and wooden slab reefing mizzen boom. Varnished wooden bowsprit.
Stainless steel standing rigging, approximately 2009. Stainless rigging screws to internal stainless chain plates for the main mast and internal galvanised chain plates for the mizzen.
Lewmar self tailing winches for halyards and sheets. Captive wire halyard winches.
Full suit of sails, all from 2014 or 2016 and in excellent condition.
Perkins 62hp 4cyl marine diesel installed new in 2004. 2016 ZF gearbox.
Stainless shaft to centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller. Cruising speed 7 knots, 8 knots max.
2 x 12 volt engine start batteries. 2 x 12 volt 90ah deep cycle domestic batteries.
Charging from engine alternator or through 240v charger when connected to installed shore power system.
Hydraulic bow thruster installed 2004, driven by hydraulic pump on main engine.
400l of diesel in two GRP tanks each side of the cockpit.
Cavernous interior volume with 6 berths including a double forward.
Steps down from the centreline hatch, storage and hanging lockers on the port side at the base of the steps. Chart desk to starboard facing aft.
Further step down into the main saloon with a centreline table and a settee berth either side with masses of storage beneath and behind them.
Diesel fired cabin heater in the saloon plus hot air heating from the main engine.
Another step down into the galley. To starboard is a U-shaped galley area with a single stainless sink with pressurised hot water, gimballed 2 burner stove and a separate Flavel gas oven. Masses of storage space around the galley. On the port side is a 12v fridge.
Door going forward into the main sleeping cabin with two single berths on the starboard side.
To port is a heads compartment with a Jabsco sea toilet that discharges into a waste tank with a hand basin. Forward of heads on port side is a very large storage compartment.
Centreline door going into the forepeak with 2 singles that convert to a double if required. There are also 2 small/childs berths in the forepeak, otherwise used as storage shelves.
Full specification and details available upon request
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