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Herbert Woods Light Class Classic Broads Cruiser

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Boat REF# 175620
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 13.11m (43'0")
Year 1929
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 54hp, BMC Thorneycroft 2.5 Diesel (unknown year)
Lying Norfolk Broads


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Extra Details

Designer Herbert Woods and Sons
Builder Herbert Woods
Lying Norfolk Broads
Fuel capacity 227.3 ltr (50.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 454.5 ltr (100.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 340.9 ltr (75.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 54hp
Engine make and model BMC Thorneycroft 2.5 Diesel (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.3 ltr (0.5 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

240v Invertor
Battery management system
Split Charge relay


LOA 13.11m (43'0")
LWL 12.80m (42'0")
Beam 3.35m (11'0")
Draft Min 0.76m (2'6")
Draft Max 0.76m (2'6")
Airdraft 1.89m (6'2")
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Classic Broads cruiser built using larch on English oak beams.
Transom is also English oak on 11ins by 2ins oak frame.
22mm Bulkheads built in waterproof plywood.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

4 berths in 2 cabins, good sized master double in aft cabin. 2 singles in saloon area if required.
Electric heads with macerator and divertor valve to holding tank or sea.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Log tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Platform tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

Bespoke full winter cover.
Decks and side deck finished beautifully in teak decking. Quality stainless steel fittings and stanchion rails.
Painted to a very high standard.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

BSC until 2018

Broker's Comments

An outstanding example of the classic "Light" class built by Herbert Woods.
Painstakingly restored over a period of 6 years the current owner has spared no expense whatsoever in bringing this boat to her present condition which has to be seen to be believed.
She is the "Ultimate" liveaboard or show-piece and I doubt I can do her justice in this write up.
However amongst the luxuries on board there are;
10kw Webasto diesel fired central heating which feeds the 9 radiators. (Only ever run on white diesel)
There is a large (30 galls) hot water cylinder
Macerator and diverter valve to the heads which is located in the forepeak.
240v Inverter
Battery Management system
Leather upholstery
Full size double oven cooker
Hydraulic Steering
Engine has had new cyl head and main bearings etc
New stern gear
Stainless steel shower tray which gravity feeds to a receiver tank and then pumped overboard
This is by far and away the finest example of this type of boat you are likely to find.

Full 4 year BSC

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

This Herbert Woods Light Class Classic Broads Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary 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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