9 ton Hillyards were built in huge numbers and are still extremely popular cruising boats as they provide 2 separate sleeping cabins , a saloon and a sheltered cockpit. In present ownership since 2005, she had a full refit in 2011 prior to a 3yr trip down the French canals to Italy and back. Yanmar 36hp diesel, 5 berths. Bermudan sloop rig.
Contact: Richard Gregson. 01803 833899. 07886 081657.
Wooden Ships Comments
David Hilliard built hundreds of boats from 2 ½ tons to 29 tons and they were, and still are, immensely popular. The 9 tonner centre cockpit design gave 2 separate sleeping cabins + a saloon which is ideal for extended cruising. The present owners bought her in 2005, and did a full refit in 2011 prior to a 3yr cruise down the French canals to Italy and back.
Carvel ¾” mahogany planking on sawn oak frames, copper fastened. Iron ballast keel, approx 2 tons. Lead internal ballast, approx 1.5 tons. Galvanised mild steel keel bolts, renewed July 2011.
Decks and Cockpit
Painted sheathed ply deck. Wheel steering in centre cockpit which has a full canvas cover on a SS frame. New SS guardrails 2011.
Varnished mahogany coachroof coamings.
Masthead Bermudan sloop
Deck-stepped solid timber mast, varnished. Varnished wooden slab reefing boom.
Stainless steel standing rigging, new July 2011. SS rigging screws and terminals. Galvanised internal chain plates. Single standing backstay.
Battened mainsail. 270 sq ft. Fair condition.
Storm jib, 6 yrs old, unused
Spare genoa in fair condition
Furlex roller furling 2008.
Barlow winches on mast and cockpit.
Yanmar 36hp, 3 cyl diesel, installed 2003.
Yanmar gearbox. Single lever control.Centreline prop, 3 blade, new 2014. Cruising speed 5 kts, Max 7.5 kts. Consumption 1.9 lph.
4 batteries in engine compartment. 12v electrics. Shore power.
Fuel: 80 litres in galvanised tank in stbd cockpit locker.
Water: 80 litres in galvanised tank, port cockpit locker.
Chain locker. Single berth stbd. Sail locker and storage for beaching legs port. Wet locker & cupboards aft port. Hatch over.
Settee berths port & stbd, storage under. Removeable table can be used in cockpit.
Taylor’s diesel cabin heater.
On port forward side of the cockpit. Baby Blake.
Gimballed gas 2 burner, grill & oven. New Dec ’13. SS galley sink, pumped overboard with Whale footpump. Waeco 60 ltr 12v fridge fitted in aft cabin.
Nasa fluxgate compass
Autohelm autopilot, not installed.
Seago 4 man liferaft, new 2011, in SS cradle.
RORC Offshore flare pack, June 2011
3 fire extinguishers
35lb CQR anchor
30m ½” chain + warp
Fishermans anchor with rope & chain
Avon Redstart inflatable
2hp Mercury, 10 yrs
Pair of beaching legs
Mahogany boarding ladder
Folding 2m passarelle with SS bracket for landing over the bow.