5 Tonne Auxiliary Cruiser

Beautiful Historical Yacht
£7,450.00 Reduced

  • Boat REF#  ·  256654
  • Length  ·  8.15m (26'9")
  • Year  ·  1937
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 18hp, Volvo Penta 2002 (2014)
  • Lying  ·  South East
Boatshed Brighton
Boatshed Brighton
Tim Kingston

Extra Details

Designer W. McPherson Campbell
Builder Rileys, Deganwy boat yard, Bangor
Lying South East
Fuel capacity 90.0 ltr (19.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/01/1993


Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta 2002 (2014)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Engine spares

Engine and hull anode changed Jan 2018
Engine oil, oil filter, fuel filter changed Jan 2018
Engine fitted 2014 - head stripped, bores polished, new piston rings, valve seats, seals and gaskets, along with reconditioned starter and alternator
Leisure battery 2018
Crank battery 2015
5 keel bolts changed 2016


Length 8.15m (26'9")
LWL 6.48m (21'3")
Beam 2.44m (8'0")
Draft Min 1.31m (4'4")
Draft Max 1.31m (4'4")
Displacement 5,000kg (11,025.0lbs)
Headroom 1.75m (5'9")
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Wood spars (1937) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail Duncan Balfour, Seaford - Slab (unknown year) 3 Reefs
Headsail Duncan Balfour, Seaford - Furling (2015)
Other sails Spare head sail (unknown year)

Backstay 2014
Hollow laminated wooden mast

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, generator


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Fuel tank size approximate
Blake type head, seeps at handle
No forward cabin cushions


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

2 burner propane Stove



2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Cockpit cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Spray dodgers, main sail cover, tiller cover and cockpit cover 2015
2 boat hooks

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life buoys

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

This is a beautiful looking yacht that draws many compliments and comes with bags of history, right back to her original drawings that come with her!

She looks very well maintained and the owner has high standards and seems to have looked after her very well. As a close neighbour, I regularly see him cleaning and tending to her - her deck and coach roof paintwork look lovely and her varnish work seems in generally very nice condition.

Her accommodation is compact, as you'd expect, but there's plenty of room for two and to get out of the weather, if needed and she comes with everything needed for a weekend away, or perhaps longer.

The only addition you might like to think about could be a water system, though this may detract from her original feeling.

If you'd like your own piece of history that the owner says she sails very nicely and doesn't leak at all through her deck or coach roof, then we really recommend a look at her.

This boat was featured in Yacht Monthly in 1939 and the magazine including the feature is included in her sale.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This 5 Tonne Auxiliary Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Tim Kingston of Boatshed Brighton. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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