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Golden Hind 31

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Boat REF# 137477
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.60m (31'6")
Year 1980
Construction Wood laminate
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 20hp, Bukh DV 20 2 Cylinder (unknown year)
Lying Fowey


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Extra Details

Designer Maurice Griffiths
Builder Terry Erskin Yachts - Plymouth
Lying Fowey
Fuel capacity 150.0 ltr (33.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 150.0 ltr (33.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 22/12/2009


Engine 1 x Diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Bukh DV 20 2 Cylinder (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Bladed (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

The ever dependable Bukh DV20 underwent a minor refit last and has recently been run and tested and found to be serviceable. Work last year included new exhaust manifold, replacement ingintion switch and a full service.


LOA 9.60m (31'6")
LWL 8.15m (26'9")
Beam 7.74m (25'5")
Draft Min 1.17m (3'10")
Draft Max 1.17m (3'10")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Unknown Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2002)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Unknown - Inmast (unknown year)
Headsail Unknown - Furling (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood laminate
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Finish Gelcoat finish

The vessel is of medium displacement with a curved bow, transom stern, a long keel with bilge keels. The rudder is transom hung.

The hull is constructed in plywood sheathed in GRP and stiffened by plywood
bulkheads and partitions with mahogany shelves, beams and carlings. Iroko
floors support the keel and are reinforced with steel floors in way of the bilge

The deck layout comprises a foredeck, side decks and an aft deck. The coachroof incorporates the forehatch, mast step and main hatch. The cockpit has wooden coamings and seats to port and starboard with lockers below the seats. There is a hatch in the aft end of the well to the lazarette and a hatch in the sole to the stern gland.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

The steps into the saloon forms the box housing for the engine. To port is the longitudinal galley whilst to starboard is the navigation area under which is a pilot berth. Further forward is saloon seating, which on this version is of the bench type which can convert to a double berth. Forward of the galley is another single berth and hanging locker, opposite of which is the seperate heads. The fore cabin provides a further 2 berths which convert into another double V berth. There is ample storage throughout. Her generous headroom offers over 6ft throughout her interior.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Deck Gear

Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Unknown windlass
1 anchors
(35 lb CQR)
27.00m (88'7") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The Golden Hind 31 was built in the days when strength and durability was foremost in the designers mind. They were hand built from start to finish in plywood sheathed in GRP. This boat was assessed during her 2009 survey as being in a sound structural condition but in need of some cosmetic TLC which we believe is still true. She should be considered as a project having suffered from ingress of rain water, possibly through a hatch and the toerail, which has given her a feeling on dampness when you first go aboard. Solve this, add a generous helping of TLC, above and below decks and install some modern electronics and she could give you many years of service.
The Golden Hind 31 will be familiar to readers of a popular yachting magazine as the owner of one these has documented his travels to the Mediterranean and is now coast hopping up the French Atlantic Coast on his return, giving testament to the durability and seaworthiness of these Maurice Griffiths designed yachts, many of which have crossed the Atlantic. Her shallow draught will allow her to explore the many creeks that abound our shores.
Her very modest price, which has been reduced yet further to achieve a quick sale, offers a great opportunity to acquire a 31ft boat with a proven track record at a very attractive price.

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

This Golden Hind 31 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Clemens of Boatshed Falmouth. 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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