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Wooden Classic 29 foot Bermudan Sloop -  £12,000

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Wooden Classic 29 foot Bermudan Sloop for sale

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This superb classic F.B.R Brown design was built in 1973 and has had only 2 owners from new. Brown was noted for his designs of very pleasing, sea-worthy cruising yachts.

She has a full keel and an overhanging transom stern. Constructed from carvel planked 7/8 inch utile (mahogany) copper fastened to 1 3/8 inch x 1 1/8 inch steamed oak ribs at 6 inch centres on an oak backbone carrying 1.6 tons of ballast.

She has a traditional teak deck, very durable afromosia coach roof and self-draining cockpit. Fitted with stainless steel pull-pit, push-pit and guard rails.

She is fitted with the classic Dolphin 12 hp engine, a two cylinder two stroke petrol. These engines had a reputation for simplicity and reliability as well as being economical in use. This one has been recently rebuilt and as can be seen in the photos is in excellent condition and capable of many more years service.

She has been lightly used and clearly cherished. Her sails were new 1991 and are in excellent condition. There are three plus one berths and standing headroom.

A beautiful, classic yacht that has been maintained to a high standard.



Boat Specs:

Hull : Wood
Year : 1973
Berths : 4
LOA : 29' 6" (9m)
LWL : 22' 0" (6.7m)
Beam : 8' 6" (2.6m)
Draft : 4' 6" (1.4m)
Displacement : 13440lbs
Ballast : 3584lbs
Keel : Long
Rig : Bermudan
Engine Type : 2 cylinder 2 stroke
Engine : Dolphin 12
Fuel : petrol/oil
Location : Caithness




Forward cabin with single berth, heads compartment and stowage.
Saloon with two single berths with foot box extensions. Small aft quarter berth. Good standing headroom.


Plastimo 2 burner /grill gas cooker - new 2010. Stainless steel sink.


Saturn sails 1991 – Mainsail, No. 1 Jib and Genoa all in very good condition.

Original set of Jeckells sails 1973, main, no. 2 jib, storm jib and spinnaker, only used storm jib and no. 2 jib, in good condition for age.


Piranha 2X depth sounder
Lead line
Steering compass mounted into cockpit bulkhead
Wasp trailing log
Hand bearing compass (Iris)

Electrical System:

24 and 12 volt from 2x12 volt batteries charged from the engine Dynastart system.


Safety lines/ 2 attachments
Handy billy
I lifejacket and 1 buoyancy aid staying with boat
Fire blanket
2 manual fire extinguishers, 1 automatic
Autohelm 200
Radar reflector
Carbon monoxide alarm and gas detector, bilge blower
Whale 25 bilge pump
Attwood v750 bilge pump with float switch

Cockpit cushions
1 long, 1 short boathook
Misc fenders,
Several ropes
CQR anchor and chain
Spinnaker pole
Various crockery
Land storage trailer

Additional Info:

Dolphin 12hp two cylinder petrol engine with centrifugal clutch, 6 gallon mild steel fuel tank
Original engine, well maintained - bottom end re-built 2008, new piston rings 2013.


New toilet and hoses
New fire extinguishers and gas alarm fitted
DSC radio installed
Engine – new hoses and water pump belt
Replaced main sail halyards – fitted new wind indicator
Clock and barometer fitted

Fuel tank taken out and inspected – lined with tank sealer to prevent rust, new pipes and petrol tap fitted
Safety lines fitted
Batteries and connectors replaced
New depth sounder and transducer fitted
Mast re-wired – new navigation lights
Anchor swivel fitted – winches overhauled
Engine bilge painted

Electric bilge pump fitted, manual pump overhauled
Bilge blower installed
Interior of cabin/focsle painted and rest of bilge.
Sikaflex renewed - chainplates
Jib sheets replaced
New electric switches on control board
New water pump impeller and gasket fitted

Trailing log bought
Stern cleats replaced with stronger fittings
Stern gland packing replaced
Reefing strop strengthened
Bow fender bought
Float switch fitted for electric bilge pump
Carbon Monoxide alarm fitted

Routine maintenance only required

New waterlok exhaust silencer
Engine – bottom end re-built, renewed water pump pulley, water pump belt, rebuilt water pump. Engine re-painted
1 new battery

Routine maintenance only required

New bilge blower
New propshaft plummer bearing
Boxed in petrol tank
Replaced jet and slide in carburettor
New 2 burner gas cooker/grill

Ashore during summer due to extensive work building new pier and installing pontoons in harbour. Interior re-painted

Port side toe rail replaced approx stern to midships due to storm damage .
Some chaffing on planks below toe rail repaired with epoxy resin.
Work carried out by professional boatbuilder.
Engine - top end checked and new piston rings fitted, engine re-painted
New gas alarm fitted

Sikaflex re-newed chainplates
Routine maintenance.
Antifouled and hull painted on slip.
Every year craned out using spreaders, stored on custom made bogie, protected from weather by tarpaulin but with good ventilation ensured.
Full paint job on hull every spring as well as all exterior woodwork, coachroof etc.
Engine laid up properly every winter and serviced in spring
(2013/2014 winter excepted where she stayed on the pontoon, protected with tarps over cockpit and coachroof)



Starboard Side

Dried out for a scrub

Port Side

Port Aft


Counter Stern

Fender Covers

Foredeck from pontoon


Twin forestays

Portside walkway

Portside walkway, midships view

Shrouds and turnbuckles, port side

Shrouds and turnbuckles, starboard side

Cockpit from pontoon

Aft deck

Aft Locker

Inside aft locker

View past boom to cockpit


Cockpit cushions in storage at home

Fuel tank access in cockpit

Gas locker and manual bilge pump in cockpit


View aft from foredeck

View aft over coachroof showing mast, winches, halyards

Mast step


Port side forward from cockpit

Comanionway entrance

Starboard side forward from cockpit

Saloon from companionway entrance

Chart table

Wasp trailing log in box.

Starboard side berth

Starboard side berth - close up

Starboard berth footbox

Port side berthOwner's photo

Port side berth - close up

Port berth footbox

Port side berth - under upholstery, clean and dry

Galley - cover ofer sink

Galley - gimballed 2 burner and grill

Galley - stainless sink and good storage

Galley - on port side

Folding table

Forcabin with hatch and single berth

View into forecabin, single berth to starboard


Stowage in foc'sle

Foc'sle - clean and dry

Forecabin - View aft towards heads compartment

Forcabin view aft with door closed

Forecabin - heads compartment

Plastimo Sea toilet

Sea Toilet

Saloon - looking aft to companionway.


Bilge looking forward

Water tank beneath saloon floor

Bilge looking aft.

Engine, beneath companionway steps.

Engine close up.

Engine - end view

Small aft quarter berth on starboard side

Cushion for aft quarter berth.

Ribs beneath bin locker in galley.

Genoa and Jib in strorage


Genoa - close up

No. 1 Jib


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