World Explorer, designed by Jack Holt.
overall 14’9” Beam 5’8” Sail Area
110 sq feet
If you are
looking for a classic traditional designed boat, equally at home with cruising,
pottering, taking the family or campign, then look no further. The Yachting
World Explorer is a classic stable day boat, designed by Jack Holt in 1961,
with a GRP hull, wooden decks, with solid foam plastic moulded into the hull
for buoyancy. Originally designed as a day boat, the transom deck has space for
a small outboard motor, while the almost flat batten and space bottom to the
cockpit was designed with camping in mind. There is plenty pf storage space.
original design dates to 1961, and XX 55 dates from approximately 1962/3.
The boat has
a Bermudan rig, comes equipped with terylene sails (jib and mainsail) in good
order, metal spars, fittings, rigging, rowlocks and oars, buoyancy bags, cover,
and road trailer.
boat, now about 57 years old, is still, sailing beautifully as these recent
pictures from 2019 and the previous couple of years show. We have sailed her inshore
in Devon, on the Norfolk Broads and on Derwentwater and Windermere in the last
couple of years, and she is a great family boat.
As might be
expected for a boat of her age, the boat has picked up a couple of dings which
could easily be remedied with filler and don’t affect her sailing ability. The
tiller/rudder and transom fittings could probably do with an overhaul, and the
wooden paintwork is now in need of refreshing, or possibly sanding back to the
wood and then staining and varnishing to gain a beautiful deck finish.
price of £650 – including trailer – reflects the age of the boat and its
collects after payment (Paypal) or I am happy to deliver the boat within a 75
mile radius for a modest 20p per mile – (add to payment in advance).
Current Price: £29.99
This Sailing Dinghy, Classic Yachting World Explorer By Jack Holt boat is located in Harrogate, HG29DT and is being sold on eBay by speedwell63.