Classic Wooden Motor Yacht Traditional One Off Build

Unfinished restoration
  • Boat REF#  ·  276674
  • Length  ·  13.72m
  • Year  ·  1927
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Designer Higley Halliday
Builder Taylor & Bates at Chertsey
Lying Essex


Please note that this restoration has no engines included.


Length 13.72m
Beam 3.12m
Draft Max 0.99m
Displacement 18,000kg (39,690.0lbs)
Headroom 1.88m
Storage On mooring


Ketch rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with standing rigging (unknown year)


Ketch Steadying Rig (170 sq.ft)
Deck stepped wooden masts and booms
2 x sails


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish 2 pack finish

1-inch thick teak carvel planked hull, copper rove fastened to steam bent oak timbers
Sheathed teak-laid flush deck
Round bilges, radius transom stern and straight plumb stem, with Iron ballast long straight keel


Potential for six berths
The current owner has also carefully removed and stored much of the fittings and internal woodwork and attempted to ensure the boat is clean and dry.


Potential for six berths
The current owner has also carefully removed and stored much of the fittings and internal woodwork and attempted to ensure the boat is clean and dry.

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers


Broker's Comments

We continue to bring new boat listings to the market. Due to Covid-19 government imposed restrictions regarding essential movement, this listing has been created with photographs provided by the owner. Please do email us and we’ll let you know when this listing has full photography as per usual standards.

This 1920s Gentleman’s Motor Yacht was built as a yacht of teak carvel construction. Requisitioned in 1942 for war service, she was modified during the war with the addition of an auxiliary wing engine and a wheelhouse. Interestingly there is also some evidence in the timbers of the forecabin suggesting she had a gun mounted there.

This Motor Yacht was designed for extended cruising and the layout is almost at it was when she was built; copies of the original drawings of the layout are available. The yacht has has a full 6'3" headroom throughout and was originally built with berths for five crewmembers, in three separate cabins. The spacious wheelhouse, which has a chart table and access to both side decks, provides greater living accomodation and compliments the exterior look of the boat. The main and foreward decks provide space to enjoy outside, whilst also being comfortable to work from when sailing and mooring the boat. The wheelhouse also provides access to the interior, with a saloon, heads, galley, and a double aft ‘state-room’. From the aft stateroom, there is also access to the aft deck. The forward cabin is a double, original built to include a bath and across the sleeping acommodation many of the original bunks remain. The cabins can be described as light, with the main cabin having both port-holes and a large deck-light.

This boat has had a fascinating life and with a completed refit could provide so much more. Used for living, cruising and work the potential is there and some of the work already undertaken. If you would like to know more or arrange a viewing then please contact our office and we would be pleased to help.

This boat is registered on the National Registered of Historic Ships.

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

This Classic Wooden Motor Yacht Traditional One Off Build has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

1 year

Why are you selling her?

Change of lifestyle.

Where have you sailed her?

East coast

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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is there an engine fitted abs if so is it working

trish b2021-05-04 15:54:38
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