note: I have placed this advert
for my wonderful neighbours, Janet and Keith Dine, who do not themselves have
an ebay account. I am very happy to forward any enquiries to them so they can
contact you directly themselves. They are very open and straightforward people
to deal with. Their mobile number is: 07860 263615.
‘Lady Mary’ is a headturning
beauty, from the board of a designer whose boats are renowned for their sleek
looks, good performance and pleasing handling characteristics. She is a lovely
example of all these attributes.
She is very well-known, and much admired, amongst the east coast classic boat community.
She was built by the
acclaimed Whisstocks of Woodbridge.
LOA 30 feet
LWL 23 feet
Maximum beam 8 feet 6 inches
Water draft 5 feet 3 inches
She has now been in our
ownership for over forty years, during which time she has has been assiduously
maintained, and updated eg she now has self-tailing winches and a modern
Sadly, we must recognise that the time has now come for us to pass on
the custodianship of this very special yacht to an enthusiastic new owner.
‘Lady Mary’ is of carvel construction, with a slim and graceful canoe
stern. She features a safe, comfortable, self-draining, cockpit and uncluttered
Her accommodation offers up
to three berths and includes a Baby Blake toilet, Force 10 gas cooker,
stainless steel sink, and Faversham cast iron solid fuel stove. Thanks
to her generous beam, she is well suited to a couple looking to do longer
She is powered by a Yanmar
3YM20 three-cylinder engine (fitted new in 2016). It is in excellent
condition, and was last serviced (professionally) in November 2022.
Safety equipment includes:
fire extinguisher, fire blanket, horseshoe lifebuoy, danbuoy, and a carbon
2 x 12v batteries charged via engine alternator. Simple shorepower
system with Waeco Perfect Charge IU 152A automatic battery charger (new 2013).
Electrical distribution panel. Battery isolation switch. Full cabin lighting.
Spars & Sails:
Fractionally rigged Bermudian sloop. Keel-stepped spruce mast and boom.
Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging. Running backstays
with Highfield levers. Small galvanised steel mainsheet horse aft. Slab and
round boom roller reefing mainsail. Sailspar headsail furling system. 2 x
Lewmar 16 bronze self-tailing sheet winches. Antal coaming-mounted bronze
ancilliary winch. 2 x Antal mast-mounted self-tailing halyard winches. Mast
unstepped over winter 2022/23 and stored under cover, re-stepped in April 2023.
– Wilkinson Sails – 2019Genoa
– Loose luffed – Fractional hoistFurling
working jib – Wilkinson Sails – 2016Storm
sails in good serviceable condition
type anchor with 45m chainManual
M323G DSC VHF radio with integrated GPS receiverNASA
Target depth sounderNasa
Clipper wind speed/directionLowrance
Globalmap 3500C colour GPS chart plotterClock
x Fire extinguishersEngine
compartment fire extinguisherFire
Available by Separate Negotiation:
Twin Air 230 inflatable dinghy (2015)Torquedo
Travel 1003S electric outboard engine (2016)
‘Lady Mary’ is a sistership to ‘Edith Rose’: they were designed by
Harrison Butler to be an improved version of his own yacht, ‘Vindilis’.
‘Lady Mary’ is of Carvel construction, with pitch pine planking, copper
fastened to steam-bent oak frames. The decks are straight-laid teak planking on
plywood sub-decks. Varnished mahogany coachroof coamings and grabrails with
sheathed top. Long keel with a combination of cast iron ballast keel and
additional lead ballast weights. Tiller steering to keel hung rudder.
Self-draining aft cockpit.
We carried out a comprehensive keel-up restoration, over a ten-year
period, which was completed in 1992. We have a detailed folder covering her
restoration and history, which is included in the sale. Her provenance is well
established, with a number of surveys on file. The last, carried out in 2018,
states that she was ‘built to a remarkably high standard and has been generally
well maintained and has been extensively refitted and updated over the years’.
We are keen to find ‘Lady Mary of Woodbridge’ an appreciative new
Current Price: £19500.00
This ‘lady Mary Of Woodbridge’: 30 Foot Sloop Designed By Dr. Thomas Harrison Butler. may be available on ebay