Holliwell Class Sailing Yacht

Lovingly Restored
£6,500.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  234426
  • Length  ·  7.80m
  • Year  ·  1962
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Shallow Long with Bilge keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  2
  • Engine  ·  1 x gasoline 7hp, Vire (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Boatshed Plymouth
Boatshed Plymouth
Jason Currie-Smith

Extra Details

Designer Alan H. Buchanan
Builder Stebbings (Burnham on Crouch) Ltd
Lying Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 30.0 ltr (6.6 USG) Total - 6 Tanks
Last survey 30/05/2014


Engine 1 x gasoline 7hp
Engine make and model Vire (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 ltr (0.7 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Petrol mixture 50:1
Engine hours unknown
2017 - new battery
2014 - new battery
2014 - gearbox completely overhauled
Remounted on new engine beds with flexible mounts
New core plugs fitted
New rubber spacer on shaft coupling
New impeller for water cooling pump
New Dynastart belt fitted
New water separator fitted in fuel lines


Length 7.80m
LOD 6.60m
Beam 2.20m
Draft Max 0.76m
Displacement 1,315kg (2,900.5lbs)
Headroom 1.37m
Storage Ashore


Gunter rigged manufactured by owner Wood spars (2010) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2000)


Reefing mainsail Foil Sails - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail Foil Sails - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Staysail (Sail Shape) 52 sq ft, unused (2016)

2015 Cap shrouds replaced
Sails in good condition
Mainsail 115 sq ft, no.686Y
Headsail 109.5 sq ft
Bearing out spar

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Shallow Long with Bilge keel
Finish Paint finish

2018 bilge keel fitted
Copy of last survey available upon request
Yard (not road) Trailer
6 x 5 litre water containers
Construction wood clinker
All topsides sheathed in epoxy
Oak frames mahogany / larch
Keel 2 inch oak
4ft plank bowsprit
Stainless steel fuel tank drained, removed, cleaned & re-secured
Main hatch raised to give more headroom
2018 summer - sailed locally on the River Tamar


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

An additional 3rd berth (6ft) can be placed in the saloon over the heads. It stowes away under the other berths.
Icebox in port side cockpit locker
Jabsco heads
Galley has pull out shelf for sink bowl to be placed on
Origo 3000 cooker
Excellent ventilation to all areas

2 burner spirit Stove


Manual water system

An additional 3rd berth (6ft) can be placed in the saloon over the heads. It stowes away under the other berths.
Icebox in port side cockpit locker
Jabsco heads
Galley has pull out shelf for sink bowl to be placed on
Origo 3000 cooker
Excellent ventilation to all areas

2 burner spirit Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Cockpit cover
Beaching legs
Instrument Covers

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR (15lb & 10lb))
10.00m of chain
30.00m of rode
2hp outboard, Suzuki, Short shaft (unknown year)
Boom Crutch
2018 - yard trailer modified to allow boat to sit lower for ease of launch

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Sestral Moore Compass can be positioned at nav station or in cockpit
Nasa Target 2 Depth Sounder
VHF Standard Horizon GPS GX1700E

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 electric)

2 x Fire Extinguishers
Flares - expire December 2017

Broker's Comments

We're looking for a new owner for this beautifully restored, traditional wooden sailing boat.

The present owner of this lovely little yacht has many years of experience and knowledge of working with historical, wooden sailing craft of all sizes. This shows clearly in his attention to detail.

Purchased in 2009 as a retirement project, he has applied these skills tirelessly over the last 7 years to repair, restore and bring this vessel up to a very high standard indeed.

She has been completely stripped out, has new decks, new beams, a new mast, the cabin & decks have all been freshly epoxy coated and all the traditional features have been retained.

For someone whose hobby is wooden/classic vessels, this would be a great purchase. All the repair work has been completed, she appears to be in great condition, very clean, dry and only requires an anti-foul before relaunching.

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

This Holliwell Class Sailing Yacht has been personally photographed and viewed by Jo & Billy Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. 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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