Beautiful classic yacht designed by Buster Brown and built by Kings in 1954. Teak planking and coachroof with western red cedar on side decks to reduce weight. Restored Sitka spruce mast in superb condition. Deep safe self draining cockpit with teak grating. Connection for auto helm. Spray hood. 3 cockpit lockers for manual bilge pump, stowage of warps and fenders etc. Teak wash boards and doors with vents to saloon. There is standing room in the doghouse. 3 full length berths, two in the saloon and one quarter berth. Storage shelves with fiddles. Teak cabin sole. The seat backs lift up to give wide comfortable berths with lee cloths. Reading lights and central saloon light. All windows were removed and resealed in 2017.Galley with stainless steel sink and manual fresh water pump to port. Storage for plates, cutlery, glasses etc. Storage for pots, pans and cooking utensils under two burner alcohol stove. There is no gas on board and the galley works well at sea. Paraffin riding light over Galley and electric light. The saloon table shown is not included in the sale.Folding chart table to starboard with instruments, Navtex, Icom radio, AIS, Sea Me active radar reflector, Chart plotter. Switch panel for cabin lights, tricolour, electric bilge pump. Battery monitor. Engine start and service battery. Isolators with cross over for emergency engine start. Depth and log above companionway visible from cockpit.Clock and barometer.Forward the private heads has a Baby Blake, charcoal burner to extend the season’s cruising in comfort, sail storage for Jib, Genoa, Spinnaker, Storm Sail (Used once but found to be under canvassed). Also locker to starboard for life jackets, foul weather gear, flares etc. Two boarding ladders and spare tiller (teak). Teak full opening hatch with vent above. Long lead keel with moderate draft. Designed by Brown as ‘an exceptionally comfortable cruiser’ with less draft (4ft 3ins),and more beam than was typical of British, though not American, boats of the period. This makes her a stiff boat able to carry her canvass well even in strong winds. The feathering propellor adds about half a knot to boat speed. Previously cruised to the Scilly Isles she has been lightly sailed around the Solent since restoration.Fractional rig. Sails are hanked on and set much better than a furling genoa. The mainsail (Heard and Clatworthy) has slab reefing with three reefing lines. All sails in Egyptian cream. The boat is beautifully balanced and can be set with the auto helm to hold course effortlessly. Going astern requires practice but she can be turned in her own length with a burst of astern mid way through the turn. She carries her canvass very well and never gets in caught in stays. She will also heave to and settle with the tiller held over. The moderate draft is a great asset when looking for quiet anchorages and clearance over bars. Offered for sale in very good condition and only being sold to move to a larger yacht. She is ready to sail away or entered into classic events.Recent survey available.Lying Chichester.
Current Price: £3375.00
This Sailing Yacht, 1954 Classic Teak Sloop, 27.5 Ft boat is located in London, SW15 1DX and is being sold on eBay by focuspuller2012.