Wooden Sailing Yacht

Extensive 3,000 Man-Hour Refit
  • Boat REF#  ·  324763
  • Length  ·  7.93m
  • Year  ·  1953
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  2
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 10hp, Volvo 2010C Two-cylinder diesel No.868817 ()
  • Lying  ·  Neyland, Pembrokeshire
Boatshed Wales
Boatshed Wales
Mike de Graaf

Extra Details

Designer Elkins of Christchurch
Builder Elkins of Christchurch
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire
Fuel capacity 20.0 ltr (4.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 20.0 ltr (4.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Volvo 2010C Two-cylinder diesel No.868817 ()
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

2x 75amp/hr batteries


Length 7.93m
Beam 2.59m
Draft Min 1.14m
Draft Max 1.14m
Displacement 4,180kg (9,216.9lbs)
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged Wood spars () with Stainless Steel standing rigging ()


Reefing mainsail Ratsey - Slab (2022)
Headsail - Hank On ()
Other sails Genoa ()

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

2 burner Stove


Manual water system

2 burner Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Instrument Covers

Electric windlass
1 anchors
20.00m of chain
20.00m of rode

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Wales are delighted to introduce to the market this one off 26 foot, mast head sloop.

"Carefree of Christchurch" is a beautifully constructed and extensively refurbished 26 foot wooden, centre-plate sloop. Construction consists of carvel, mahogany planking over Canadian rock elm timbers. The ballast is cast iron and the decks, formed from pine with glass-fibre sheathing.

Originally built in 1953 by Elkins of Christchurch. Over the last five years the boat has undergone an extensive refit, with over 3,000 dedicated man hours and much expense invested.

There are too many details to itemize although to give a flavour of the attention to detail, here are a few examples.

The Columbian pine mast and boom have been stripped clean of weathered varnish, all fittings removed, re-galvanized , eight coats of varnish applied prior to re-stepping.

Volvo 2010C engine removed, together with controls, fuel tank and exhaust systems, and fresh water cooling systems. New engine beds and athwartships floors installed in oak, engine serviced and overhauled, new flexible mountings fitted and engine reinstalled complete with controls, new exhaust system and cooling system.

Steel plate rudder replaced with new hot-dipped galvanized blade, stock tube and heal bearing. New stainless steel fabricated tiller bracket fitted to the original varnished oak tiller.

Full condition survey conducted in July 2022. please note, paper survey can be made available on viewing the vessel.

For further details or to book a viewing, please feel free to contact us via phone or email.

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

This Wooden Sailing Yacht has been personally photographed and viewed by Mike of Boatshed Wales. Click here for contact details.
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