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Helford 30 Cutter

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Boat REF# 17051
removed from sale
Length 9.80m (32'2")
Year 1983
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 3
Engine 1 x diesel 20hp, Bukh DV-20 (1983)
Lying Sussex


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Extra Details

Designer Paul Gartside
Builder Gweek Quay, Helston
Lying Sussex
Fuel capacity 104.0 ltr (22.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 227.0 ltr (49.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/09/2004


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Bukh DV-20 (1983)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed with rope cutter
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


Length 9.80m (32'2")
LWL 8.23m (27'0")
Beam 2.97m (9'9")
Draft Min 1.73m (5'8")
Draft Max 1.73m (5'8")
Displacement 7,500kg (16,537.5lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")


Other rigged SSS Aluminium spars (1983) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1983)


Reefing mainsail Ratseye & Lapthorn/Spargo & Bennett - Slab (1983)
Headsail - Furling (1983)
Other sails Yankee (1983)
Staysail, hank on (1983)
Cruising Chute (1983)

Rigged as a Bermudan Cutter. The lower shrouds and guard wires were replaced in 2003.

Electrical Systems

240 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power Battery management system on 240v.


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Iroko on English Oak, copper fastened at 8" centres. Hull repainted 2005.


Total # of berths 3
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick

All the upholstery was replaced in 2005 with Belgian fire resistant tapestry. The Bengco charcoal burning heater was new in 2005.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
(CQR, Danforth)
35.00m (114'10") of chain
60.00m (196'10") of rode

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

What a beautiful boat. She needs to be seen to be appreciated.

The Paul Gartside design has been perfectly realised by the craftsmen at Gweek Quay, producing what must be one of the best Helford Cutter’s around. She has only had three owners; each one ensuring that the standard of her upkeep has remained high. Her hull was repainted and anti-fouled in October 2005, making her stand out from anything around.

She was designed for long passage, blue water cruising. Her performance has been described as ‘stiff’, affording good protection to those sailing her. She can easily be sailed single handed, with the internal fit out being well thought out. There are lots of nice features, like the charcoal heater, oil lamp and brand new cooker just to mention a few.

She has an extensive history file. Her construction has been documented photographically from start of build to sea trial. She has been Part 1 Registered and there is proof of VAT being paid. There is little else that she needs, except for a new owner to love her like none other.

This boat has been viewed and photographed by Miles Booker of Boatshed Sussex. Register or log in to see 42 more photos of this boat. These boat details are subject to contract.

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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.