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FOR SALE

1939 Woodcut Class Balanced Lug Sail Classic Dayboat - £4,500

Lying : Ashore Norfolk Broads - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

Woodcut Class Balanced Lug Sail Classic Dayboat

General Specification

Builder : Percy Hunter
LOA : 5.49m (18ft 0in)
Beam : 1.88m (6ft 2in)
Draft : 0.76m (2ft 6in)
Keel : Fin

Construction

Rigging & Sails

Mechanical & Electrical

Equipment

Remarks

Built in the 1930's by Percy Hunter on the mould of the Hunter Fleet's fabled "Woodcut" lugsail half deckers, this classic dayboat is one of only three such boats built by the yard for private owners to this great Percy's inspired design and with impeccable craftsmanship. This example was originally owned for a Mr de Carle Smith who towed her around the Norfolk Broads with his matching brown-varnished motor cruiser Saskia (the story features in Richard Johnstone-Bryden's book "Hunter's Fleet", available from Hunter's). She was purchased by the current owner, who confesses to falling in love with her on sight, from a family who had owned her for decades, during which time she had introduced generations of family and friends to the delights of Broads sailing. Her owner states "She sails like a dream of course, and accommodates a family with ease, but she is also a boat for the Hunter heritage purist. She is astonishingly original: from maker's plate to chromed brass oarlocks, the bamboo spars to the elegant long sculls with their curved blades, from the massive solid mahogany thwart which removes to allow space for camping on the cockpit sole, to the hatch-covers back-stamped with her name - her whole spec 1930's. Even the very serviceable lugsail is scotch-cut, giving her a distinctive period look which attracts the cameras wherever she sails."

Understood to be in very good condition structurally, this seriously classic piece of Broads heritage is now very regretfully looking for a very good new home where she can begin the next chapter of her life.

MOORING: It's understood that there is a possibility that the current mooring could be transferred to the purchaser subject to arrangement with the boatyard.

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Disclaimer

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