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Herbert Woods Fine Lady

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7.30m (23'11")


Wood carvel

Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 35hp, BMC 1.5 Diesel (1975)



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Extra Details

Designer Herbert Woods
Builder Herbert Woods
Lying Beccles
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 20.0 ltr (4.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 35hp
Engine make and model BMC 1.5 Diesel (1975)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


LOA 7.30m (23'11")
LWL 7.00m (23'0")
Beam 2.62m (8'7")
Draft Min 0.54m (1'9")
Draft Max 0.54m (1'9")
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage In water


Other spars (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

A traditional Herbert Woods Broads cruiser, all wooden construction, loads of varnish! Rear sitting area with Jeckels removable canopy.


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Simple 2 berth accommodation with galley area and separate heads compartment, very original.Hot and cold water supply to galley and heads. Loads of lockers including a hanging locker.
Note: cooker, Fuel, water and holding tank capacities are estimated based on similar boats.

2 burner gas cooker

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick

Safety Equipment

Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

A very rare Herbert Woods 1950's Starlight Class , she is one of ten built for the hire fleet at Broads Haven Yard Potter Heigham.
Her details as published by the yard for hirers were as follows:
An exceedingly smart and entirely new type of motor cruiser, acclaimed by all as the perfect boat for two.
She is a simple elderly 2 berth traditional broads cruiser, she has a small galley with cooker and sink she even has a fridge. A totally separate heads area accessed from the cockpit with wc and hand wash basin. Forward control helm for easy handling, a sliding roof, a good size rear cockpit with removable Jeckells cockpit cover.
Fitted with a frugal diesel engine, and with a current BSS certificate valid until 26th October 2015, we have a very reasonably priced classic ready to cruise.
Enjoy a peice of Herbert Woods history for very little money.
NB. She has been lifted recently and new planking fitted where needed (Jan 2013)
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Herbert Woods Fine Lady has been personally photographed and viewed by Keith of Boatshed Norfolk. 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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