is a 22’ Clyst Class Sloop, built in 1965. She is of carvel construction,
planked in mahogany on oak frames. She is both elegant and seaworthy, capable
of both shallow, inland cruising and long-distance ocean passages.
She is hull
number 4, of five Clyst Class sloops designed and built by J.J. Bickford in
Topsham, Devon, UK.
somewhat famous, after my two solo transat passages to and from the Caribbean.
(2017 and 2018). In my 5 years of ownership we have visited 14 different
countries and cruised around 10,000 NM. In every port, in every country she has
been admired. Often for being so petite, but mostly for being a very pretty
She has a
Yanmar 1GM10 inboard engine, an efficient masthead rig, 3 berths, and a 2
burner alcohol stove. She also has a small spray hood, a homemade self-steering
gear, and a 10’ sculling oar. At 2.5 tons, with a 40% ballast ratio, she is
also a capable, seagoing yacht. She completed the trade wind passage between Cape
Verde and the Caribbean (2000 miles) in 21 days, and the trickier passage
between St Martin and the Azores (2500 miles) in 30 days.
Also, in her
inventory are 2 genoa’s, 3 smaller jobs, a cruising spinnaker, a storm job and
a single mainsail. All are in ok condition. She has a 25-pound anchor, one
fisherman’s and one CQR, along with 30 m of chain. There are two solar panels.
One 50w panel located on top of the cabin, and a second 30w panel mounted on
She has had
fresh coats of topside paint, antifoul, deck paint and varnish, and she is a
very good condition, certainly ready to sail away. Because of her size, she can
be maintained on a shoestring. If you’re looking for low-cost solution to go
cruising, then she is a boat worth considering.
Below is a
list of publications in which she is featured, as well as a video.
Have relisted for a lower price, as I’m leaving the country soon, and would really like to pass her on.
Feel free to
get in touch if you have any questions.
+44 750 394
Current Price: £3500.00
This Clyst Class Sloop (22′ Classic Sailing Yacht) boat is located in Falmouth, tr10 8jn and is being sold on eBay by mca-uk.