sturdy little ship with a gaff rig and topsail, nearly 4
and bags of original charm, inside and out.
LOA 24’ + bowsprit 7.6m
BEAM 8’ 2.2m
DRAFT 4’ 1.3m
(approx) 4.5 tons
Designed by John Leather and
built in West Mersea by William Wyatt in 1960
of mahogany on steamed oak. She is substantially
and traditionally constructed with a fair carvel hull, rounded stem, transom
stern and cast iron keel. The deck is
teak laid and the superstructure also of teak with new cabin/cockpit sides in
She has a long straight bowsprit, topsail and
extended boom giving a very good sail area for her size and she is stiff in a
Tiller steering, new tiller 2014.
There is full standing
headroom in the main saloon providing for 2 berths. One of the berths has been adapted to provide
a permanent chart table. The fore-cabin
provides twin berths and there is a separate head compartment between the
saloon and the fore-peak.
The cabin is essentially
original and retains a warmth and charm, enhanced by traditional equipment – Taylors cooker and cabin
heater and paraffin lamps.
Because of her characteristic design, Pleione has a
very generous cockpit for her overall length.
2GM 20hp – fitted in 1998
fuel tank 1998
CANVAS AND RIGGING
spars made by Robertsons of Woodbridge in 1998 refurbished in 2005 and coated
forestay and bobstay arrangement 2003
Running back stays with Highfields system
New bobstay and mainsheet 2017 •
New jib and topsail halyard 2016
Over boom cockpit tent 2002
original solid bronze winches
anchor with 30m chain and Bruce kedge
lines and warps
Bilge pump, new 2016
Liferaft, last serviced and safety certificate issued 2016
This boat is solidly built
and a proven safe sea boat with many North Sea
crossings to her name. She has been
improved over the years but retained her original looks and feel. Maintained by and recent renovations underatken by Weir Quay Boatyard. Reluctant sale due to work commitments abroad.
classic little ship with good looks and good sailing performance.
Payment by bank transfer/Banker’s draft
The company offers details of this vessel in good faith but cannot warrant the condition of the vessel/equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyor to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Current Price: £9750.00
This 24′ Sailing Boat, Traditional 1960 Gaff Rigged Cutter boat is located in Weir Quay, Yelverton, PL20 7BS and is being sold on eBay by weirquayboatyard.