In 1936, Claude Whisstock commissioned WM
Blake to design the Deben 4-tonner for a customer. Subsequently, 35 of these
robust little sailboats were built by the yard from 1937 through to 1960. Most
“Debens” are still sailing today.
one of them. She was built in 1951 with a Yard number of 390.
Abigail is a
good example of the many pocket cruisers popular between the wars such as
Hilliard 2.5 & 4 Tons, Z4’s, Blackwater Sloops etc., but as
reported by Classic Boat, none are as attractive as the Deben
years ashore, much work was carried out and she was re-launched Spring
’18 ictures 4 & 5) and has been afloat in Dartmouth for two years. (The
trailer is not included although the inflatable seen in the scrubbing grid
picture is). The first two pictures are in Dartmouth harbour last summer,
picture 6 shows her on the scrubbing grid July ’19 when she was scrubbed and
anti-fouled and picture 7 was taken last week (January 26th 2020) on her trot,
where she is currently moored. (The mooring and harbour dues are paid up to the
end of March ’20). The last picture is an extract from the original brochure.
starts on the button, and during her refurbishment, two new batteries, two
large solar panels (100W each) and controller were fitted. Also a new 25L fuel
tank and bilge pumps were installed. She is, however, an old boat and there are
always areas that need attention, paint etc., but she is sound and a sturdy
little boat. Sails are well used but undamaged.
rarely come to market and usual fetch between £5 -7,000. The start price
is at a very reasonable level and there is no reserve. I will accept cash or
bank transfer but no PayPal.
currently afloat in Dartmouth, Devon and for further information, please call
Current Price: £1750.00
This Deben 4-tonner Sailing Boat boat is located in Dartmouth, TQ6 9AL and is being sold on eBay by nickybrown0777.