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W Class W Class 34'

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Boat REF# 41021
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 10.50m (34'5")
Year 1926
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 3
Engine 1 x Diesel 13hp, Yanmar 2GM (unknown year)
Lying Falmouth


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Extra Details

Designer Berthon Boat Co. Ltd
Builder Berthon Boat Co. Ltd
Lying Falmouth
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 13hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2GM (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) three blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots


LOA 10.50m (34'5")
LWL 7.30m (23'11")
Beam 2.30m (7'7")
Draft Min 1.60m (5'3")
Draft Max 1.60m (5'3")
Displacement 6,500kg (14,332.5lbs)
Headroom 1.60m (5'3")


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2005)


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Mainsail - (unknown year)
Headsail - (unknown year)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)
No.1 Jib (unknown year)
No.2 Jib (unknown year)
No.3 Jib (unknown year)

Originally sloop rigged but re-rigged in the '50s by Berthon as a ketch.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Grown English oak frames with steam bent American Rock Elm frames between. Galvanised Y floor frames. Pitch pine stringers. Oregon pine planking, tight caulked. Yellow metal dumps and copper nails are the fastenings. The decks would have been Red pine board with canvas and white lead paint but have been replaced with ply.

Coach roof and cockpit are teak.

Lead keel

Built to Lloyds specification


Total # of berths 3
No. of single berths 3
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Manual water system tick

Very basic and galley has been removed.

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick

1 anchors

Broker's Comments

Here is a rare old girl. A West Solent Restricted One-Design Class - or a W Class ! Built by Berthons between the Wars with fleets in Burnham and the Solent.

She is narrow, fast and probably a bit wet to sail. Accommodation below is sacrificed for performance.

She appears to be in sound condition and her planking is tight. The fact she is in this condition is due to the high quality materials she was built from.

The reality is that, although she appears sound, she is in need of a new owner to fall in love with her and spend some money on her.

Once restored, she would make a brilliant classic racer - and she would turn heads wherever she sailed.

These boat details are subject to contract.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This W Class W Class 34' has been personally photographed and viewed by Steven 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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