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Hillyard 8 Tonner Canoe Stern

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Boat REF# 156221
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.14m (30'0")
Year 1974
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 23hp, JGM-BMC 1500cc 4 Cylinder (1974)
Lying Medway, Kent


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Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles
Builder David Hillyard
Lying Medway, Kent
Fuel capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 12/01/2013


Engine 1 x Diesel 23hp
Engine make and model JGM-BMC 1500cc 4 Cylinder (1974)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


LOA 9.14m (30'0")
LWL 7.32m (24'0")
Beam 2.59m (8'6")
Draft Min 1.07m (3'6")
Displacement 6,095kg (13,440.0lbs)
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Wood spars (1974) with galvanised standing rigging (unknown year)


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Mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Storm Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Polyester running rigging (updated over the last 4 years)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

This Hilyard 8 Tonner is a very good example of her distinctive kind. David Hillyard built aproximately 800 wooden yachts between 1920 and 1978, ranging in size from two and a half tonners to 28 tons. The 'ton' measurements are not based on actual displacement, but instead based on a system of official measurement which accounted for the number of 'tun' barrels a ship could hold. She has a heavy displacement with a long keeled and a delightful canoe stern. This model has steel bilge plates too. Cast Iron ballast keel fixed with galvanised mild steel keel bolts. Keel hung rudder. The hull has iroko planking, copper nail -spike and copper rove rivet-fastened, part oak and iroko stem piece, keel, keel deadwood and stern piece over oak sawn and steamed ribs-timbers and oak and iroko sawn frames and floors. Marine plywood decks with cream non-slip paint. This boat was surveyed in 2009, then all the recommendations carried out and re-surveyed in 2010 and signed off as all the work had been carried out. The owner plans to replace the rigging in Spring 2014 when the boat is due to go back into the water.
New antifouling including the hull topsides have had a further coat of white gloss


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Manual water system tick

The accomodation is delighfully appointed. There are some very clever details. The galley is located forward of the saloon and a simple work surface can be unhinged to create a galley that spans the whole beam of the vessel, providing valuable work surface. There is storage in every conceivable part of the vessel. The settee berths are decent sizes. The forward cabin can be arranged as two singles or a double berth. This boat has a quaint but practical feel with some lovely lines both above and below decks.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

2 sheet winches
1 anchors
dinghy (2008)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Boarding ladder tick

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract
This Hilyard 8 Tonner is a real classic with pleasing lines. She has ample freeboard and moderate sheer, the canoe stern is a very distinctive and elegant feature too. The accomodation is very well thought out and she would be ideal for a couple or family who want to enjoy traditional sailing. She will handle beautifully so would be a great vessel for beginners or the seasoned sailor. If you enjoy spending time on your yacht then this wooden vessel will provide hours of pleasure both in terms of maintenance and sailing.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Hillyard 8 Tonner Canoe Stern has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Medway. Click here for contact details.
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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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