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DRUMBEAT, Classic Cutter.

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Boat REF# 27535
removed from sale
Length 18.40m (60'4")
Year 1957
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 10
Engine 1 x diesel 80hp, Perkins 4236 (1989)
Lying Southampton UK


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Extra Details

Designer Ray Hunt/Ed Dubois
Builder Clare Lalow
Lying Southampton UK
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 454.0 ltr (99.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 2,724.0 ltr (599.3 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Last survey 08/04/2006


Engine 1 x diesel 80hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4236 (1989)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Generator output 5.5KVA


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Length 18.40m (60'4")
LWL 17.66m (57'11")
Beam 4.43m (14'6")
Draft Min 2.20m (7'3")
Draft Max 2.60m (8'6")
Displacement 31,430kg (69,303.2lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")


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Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (2000) with Rod standing rigging (2000)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Dacron - Slab (2006)
Headsail - Furling (2006)
Other sails Staysail (2006)
storm jib (2006)

Twin spinnaker poles and jockey pole.

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 17 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Drumbeat was built of two skins, the inner teak, the outer Honduras mahogony on oak frames. Keel bolts extracted in 1998, floor bolts replaced with bronze.


Total # of berths 10
No. of double berths 4
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

The interior is varnished American Cherry. Re-upholsterd leather seating.

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Cockpit cover tick
Bimini tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

8 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Electric Lewmar 3000 windlass
2 anchors
(27Kg CQR / 22Kg CQR)
56.00m (183'9") of chain
60.00m (196'10") of rode

Safety Equipment

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Fume detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

Do you fancy owning a piece of history ? "Drumbeat" was built for Sir Max Aitken in 1957 so that he could enter the Admirals Cup. She achieved much success in her day, but is now very much a beautiful cruising yacht that just glistens from bow to stern and is a credit to her owners. if you love beautiful things and love lavishing care and attention on them then "Drumbeat" is the yacht to compliment your life style. You will certainly make lots of new friends and attract admirers where ever you take her.

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

This DRUMBEAT, Classic Cutter. has been personally photographed and viewed by Peter Delbridge of Boatshed Hamble. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.