A classic design from Kim Holman, built to Lloyd's 100A1 in pitch pine and iroko on oak and cascover sheathed from new. Burma teak on ply deck. Beta 30hp diesel, 2010. 6 berths in a spacious interior. An exceptionally pretty yacht and typical of Holman's designs she sails extremely well and was originally designed for one of the Curry brothers to be the 'strongest and prettiest boat of her size'. In present ownership for over 30 years, a superb cruising boat.
Contact: Richard Gregson. 01803 833899/07886081657
Wooden Ships Comments
Designed by Kim Holman and built by Purbrook Ltd in 1963. She was designed for Eric Curry, eldest of the Curry brothers, who wanted the prettiest and strongest yacht of her size. The build was carried out to Lloyds 100A1 specifications and was overseen the entire way through by Holman who inspected every bit of timber that went into the boat and reportedly rejected a lot of it as not of a high enough quality.
The present owners bought her in 1983 and are only the third custodians. In their time they have cruised extensively around northern Europe and the Mediterranean as far as Greece and Turkey where she was based for several years. She is a very capable boat and typical of a Holman design is relatively spacious for her length and has impeccable manners at sea.
She has just finished a winter refit in which the paint and varnish was all renewed, machinery and electrics serviced and overhauled and many small jobs attended to.
A very strong and incredibly well built boat, age has finally forced the owners to think about a different kind of boating and she will be passed on to new guardians who can carry on the good work. Recent underwater survey available.
Length Overall 37'9"
Length Water line 26'6"
Thames Tonnage 12TM
Planked in 1 1/4" pitch pine below the water line, iroko above, all copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers.
Mixture of grown oak and bronze strap floors all bronze fastened.
External Lead ballast keel of 4 tons fastened with Aluminium bronze keel bolts. Bolts last drawn and checked in Nov. 2015.
The underwater hull was Cascover sheathed from new, as was the rudder.
Decks and cockpit
Yacht laid Burma teak deck screwed and glued over a marine plywood sub deck. Seams re-payed 2016. Scrubbed teak coverboards, toe rail and capping rail.
Self draining cockpit split in two by the main sheet track. Wheel steering with cables on a pedestal with a cockpit well behind for the helmsman and the main cockpit in front for the crew, very successful arrangement allowing space for everyone and providing plenty of support in rough weather.
Scrubbed teak gratings and thwarts with deep lockers below on the port side. Spray hood on a stainless frame.
An attractive coachroof with varnished teak coamings. Five bronze rectangular portholes per side.
Sheathed plywood coachroof deck with a rolled over edge and a varnished rubbing band. Varnished handrails, dorade vent boxes and forehatch.
Masthead bermudan sloop rig on a keel stepped alloy mast with a slab reefing varnished wooden boom. Selden roller ball mast track.
Stainless steel standing rigging, approximately 10 years old to internal bronze chain plates. twin spreaders with a single cap shroud, single intermediate and twin lowers. Twin standing backstays and a forestay with Harken roller furling gear.
Main and Genoa by North Sails, 15+ years old in serviceable condition.
Captive wire main halyard winch
Lewmar 3 speed non ST cockpit sheet winches
2 small subsidiary cockpit winches
Pair of bronze mast winches
Beta marine 35hp diesel installed new in 2010. Single lever controls to a centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller. 6 knots cruising speed, 7 knots max. Serviced 2016 and new circulating pump fitted.
25 gallon stainless fuel tank under the cockpit sole.
25 gallon stainless water tank under the cabin sole.
2 x 12volt batteries for domestics and engine starting. Charged from the engine alternator with a Sterling smart regulator and through a 240v charger when connected to shore power.
6 berths including a starboard quarter berth, 2 saloon settee berths with a pipecot port side and twin V-berths forward.
Steps down over the engine into the saloon with 6' headroom. Galley to port and chart desk to starboard. Drop leaf varnished teak saloon table offset to port. A spacious main saloon with white painted hull sides and varnished teak trim.
Passageway forward with the heads compartment to port and a hanging locker to starboard.
Door into the fore cabin with a single berth each side, storage beneath and the chain locker forward.
Webasto 3500 diesel cabin heater which needs a new fan but otherwise in working order.
Heads compartment with a Simpson Lawrence sea toilet which pumps directly overboard or into a holding tank. Hand basin with manually pumped fresh water.
Galley with 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill. Single stainless steel sink with manually pumped fresh water and a salt water tap. Isotherm ASU top loading fridge in need of attention.
Sestrel Moore steering compass
Palstimo steering compass
Simrad RT1400 VHF
Garmin GPS 128
Lowrance chart plotter
4 man life raft in need of servicing
Horse shoe life buoy
95m of 9/16" chain
100m of 3" warp
Newall-Petigrew hydraulic windlass (engine driven pump with electric clutch, new 2010)
8' Avon dinghy
2hp Yamaha outboard
Warps and fenders
2 Southford Road