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Peter Duck 29'

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Boat REF# 115653
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.71m (28'7")
Year 1968
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 35hp, 50 (2007)
Lying Portsmouth Harbour


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Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles
Builder Porter and Haylett
Lying Portsmouth Harbour
Fuel capacity 114.0 ltr (25.1 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 114.0 ltr (25.1 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 35hp
Engine make and model 50 (2007)
Engine Hours engine1:   50
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.5 ltr (0.6 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


LOA 8.71m (28'7")
LWL 8.10m (26'7")
Beam 2.74m (9'0")
Draft Min 1.52m (5'0")
Draft Max 1.52m (5'0")
Displacement 6,810kg (15,016.1lbs)
Headroom 1.98m (6'6")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Wood spars (1968) with stainless steel standing rigging (2004)


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Mainsail - Slab (2008)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)

Spruce main and mizzen. Refurbished 2004.
New sail covers by Tecsew.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Iroko on oak, cascover sheathed.


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

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Garmin 152 GPS
B&G Depth and log

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
All-over cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

Manual windlass
1 anchors
20.00m (65'7") of chain

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Boarding ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

I expect that if you are reading this you will know all about the Peter Duck. The original was built by Lauren Giles, and named after the eponymous old sailor. This and other books by Arthur Ransome; “We didn’t Mean to go to Sea” (featuring a boat based on Ransome’s own “Nancy Blackett”) and “Swallows and Amazons,” were responsible for a small boy taking to the water and eventually ending up as a yacht broker here at Boatshed Port Solent. This boat is number 33 of the 38 or 39 that were built, so she is a later one, if you can call 1968 late. Iroko on oak, spruce masts, long keel, built like the proverbial, this is definitely not an average white boat! She is more spacious down below than many classic yachts of this size, with good headroom and a reasonable forecabin, not at all cramped. Her electronics are elderly but the very best of their generation, Brookes and Gatehouse no less. She has an ultra-modern Tacktick cordless wind instrument, and the varnish on her capping rail is as modern as you can get; it was only applied last week! The engine and gearbox were new in 2007, as were the shaft and propeller, so there is very little to do apart from cosmetics. In fairness she may need a bit of titivation here and there, only the sort of thing you’ll be doing every season, but then she is made of wood you know. Give me a ring and come and see her, but leave your heart at home, or you’ll lose it!

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

This Peter Duck 29' has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Dawes of Boatshed Port Solent. 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 considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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