This a relisting as a potential buyer had asked me to retain the boat for over a month for which he paid me a non-refundable deposit. Unfortunately and unexpectantly, the transaction fell through hence the relisting. This is to explain to previously interested buyers why it is now again up for sale. The first West Wight Potter 14 was designed and built in 1960 by Stanley Smith of the Isle of Wight.
“The original West Wight Potters were 14’ length overall, had a beam of 5’ 3″ and weighed 540 pounds without crew or gear. By 1980 the hull had been slightly modified, and the West Wight Potter 14 became the West Wight Potter 15 with a length overall of 15’, a beam of 5’ 6″ and published weight of 475 pounds. There is a retractable keel made of steel, and weight specifications vary between 100 and 165 pounds. Draft is consistently listed as 7” with the keel up and 3’ with it down.
The cockpit of the West Wight Potter is more than five feet long, and it may be possible, as the manufacturer claims, to cram four people in the space, but its not very practical to expect to sail the boat with a crew of four. She accommodates two adults comfortably and perhaps a child in a pinch. The cabin top extends nearly to the hull sides, so access forward of the cockpit is over the cabin.
Typically there are no lifelines for safety, but most models do have handrails on the cabin top. As you would expect, the cabin accommodations of a boat this size are minimal. There is no galley but there are two 6’ 6″ berths, and two adults can sleep in reasonable comfort. The cabin sole to deckhead height at the aft end of the cabin is less than four feet, and there is sitting headroom over the bunks. ” (information courtesy of the net)
I have had this little boat for just about two years and sailed her on Loch Lomond. Unfortunately I was only able to sail her on three occasions and now another project is forcing me to sell.
Given it she is at least 40-50 years old and shows the signs of having led an active life, she is still of a very sturdy and solid fibreglass construction which I’m sure will last at least another 50 years. Although ready to sail, should could do with some cosmetic paint work to the hull. There is a generous stern locker and fibreglass lid. The cabin has full length bunk cushions.
There is another jib, one, I believe is the original tan sail and the other a white mainsail (Wayfarer ?) both of which I have never used. She can be rowed (oars and rowlocks included). I’m also including what I think, is a better adjustable outboard bracket as part of the deal.
The jib has roller reefing led back to the cockpit.
The outboard shown in some of the photographs, will be sold separately and is not part of the sale.
I will include various items that came with the boat (Battery box, fenders,boathook,some chandlery etc).
The trailer although not a looker, has been maintained by the previous owner by making sure the bearings were well greased prior to my drive up to Scotland from London and it gave me no trouble. I have put on new wheels and tyres. There is a plywood signboard and lighting cable.
Thanks for looking.
Current Price: £500.00
This West Wight Potter 14 Pocket Trailer Sailer boat is located in Glasgow, G641DE and is being sold on eBay by 167rylo.