1953 Yare & Bure One Design (YBOD, White Boat) & Trailer - £8,500
Lying : Ashore Norfolk Broads - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail
Designer : Ernest Woods, Cantley (1908)
Builder : Ernest Woods, Cantley
LOA : 6.71m (22ft 0in)
LOD : 6.1m (20ft 0in)
LWL : 5.49m (18ft 0in)
Beam : 1.91m (6ft 3in)
Draft : 0.84m (2ft 9in)
Keel : Fin
- Wood carvel construction
- Hull weight (excluding spars, etc.) 600kg
- CE classification class D (sheltered waters)
- Professionally restored and maintained
- New ply decks overlaid with Trakmark 2014
- New toerails and cants 2014
- Hull taken back to bare wood and re-painted 2014
- Hull seams traditionally caulked
Sails & Rigging
- Gaff rig
- Timber mast/spars (renovated 2014)
- Mast stepped in wooden tabernacle for easy of lowering/raising (and for shooting Broadland bridges!)
- Two suits of sails (all in good condition)
- Sail area 279 sqft
- Normally crewed by 2/3 when racing, but can accommodate 6 when day sailing
- Road trailer (regularly serviced, recent new tyres)
- Full cover (new, unused)
Designed to thrill with her pace, give pleasure with her grace, and provide a spacious and safe environment for all of the family to enjoy, the Yare & Bure One Design (AKA Yare & Bure OD, YBOD or "White Boat", the latter due to her painted topsides) is an extremely versatile day sailer which appeals to both novices and experienced sailors alike. Ernest Woods built 69 boats, the first in 1908, and his nephew, Herbert, went on to build a another 24 boats in wood. Further boats have since been build in GRP, and the class now numbers over 137. Designed specifically for Broads sailing, the fact that the class remains as popular now as when originally designed over 100 years ago is testament to the fact that the "White Boat" is a true Broads classic!
The following is a quote from Classic Boat Magazine: "Under sail, the YBOD is lively, yet responsive - her easily-driven hull slipping sweetly through the water. Her powerful rig can make her a challenge to sail in strong, gusty conditions, yet with a couple of reefs in and an additional crew-member on board, she will still prove reassuringly stable, with her semi-balanced rudder making her a relatively light touch on the helm."
This example has clearly been very well maintained. This is a rare opportunity to own a much sought after White Boat.
The vendor also has a 1904 Broads One Design / Brown Boat for sale and offers will be considered for the pair.
Topsail Marine Yacht Brokers is acting as brokers only and unless stated otherwise the vendor is not selling in the course of business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of vessel particulars is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only. Prospective purchasers are strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate employ an independent qualified agent to carry out a survey and/or sea/river trial. Vessels are offered subject to prior sale, amendment or withdrawal without notice.
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